The 40th issue of the European Champions Cup was conducted in the Austrian capital Vienna late October 2017.

A record number of 82 athletes attended the championships. The previous record of 81 athletes attending is from 2007 in Fötz, Luxemburg and from 2008 in Duisburg, Germany.

The record of attending men was broken as well, since 43 men, representing 42 member federations, participated in Vienna. The previous record was 42 attending men in Duisburg, Germany in 2008 and 42 attending men in Dutch Zoetermeer in 2012.

The format of the ECC 2017 included 2 X 8 games qualification, followed by another 8 games for top 16 and yet another 4 games for top 8, providing the following two standings:

Top 8 Women after 28 games
1 / 5956: Nicole Sanders, The Netherlands

2 / 5909: Filippa Persson, Sweden
3 / 5853: Sue Abela, Malta
4 / 5824: Solene Goron, France
5 / 5820: Laura Beuthner, Germany
6 / 5799: Cajsa Wegner, Sweden
7 / 5743: Elga Biagia di Benedetto, Italy
8 / 5585: Ksenia Apanyakina, Russia

Top 8 Men after 28 games
1 / 6490: Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden

2 / 6268: Gaetan Mouveroux, France
3 / 6195: Antonino Fiorentino, Italy
4 / 6122: Xander van Mazijk, The Netherlands
5 / 6070: Svein Aake Ek, Norway
6 / 6040: Riku-Petteri Kivelä, Finland
7 / 5989: Aidas Daniunas, Lithuania
8 / 5984: Gheorghe Catalin, Romania

Top 4 continued into two Semi Finals matches concluded by a Final match; all decided in best of three games matches.

Women’s Semi Final 1
Nicole Sanders – Solone Goron (2-0): 233-183 and 245-171

Women’s Semi Final 2
Felippa Persson – Sue Abela (2-0): 244-188 and 223-192

Women’s Final
Nicole Sanders – Felippa Persson (1-2): 191-200, 210-207 and 201-255

Men’s Semi Final 1
Mattias Wetterberg – Xander van Mazijk (2-0): 246-245 and 243-201

Men’s Semi Final 2
Antonino Fiorentino – Gaetan Mouveroux (2-1): 225-190, 169-182 and 264-203

Men’s Final
Mattias Wetterberg – Antonino Fiorentino (2-1): 214-199, 225-268 and 246-196

It was Felippa Persson’s first adult title at an international championship and the 7th Swedish ECC title in the women’s division over the entire ECC history.

It was also Mattias Wetterberg’s first adult title at an international championship and the 5th Swedish ECC title in the men’s division over the entire ECC history.

We congratulate the two new champions in the European Champions Cup.

Click here to see the list of medallists in the European Champions Cup 2017

Click here to see a completed list of results for the European Champions Cup 2017