Report of the 42nd INF - EuNat Alpe-Adria Sport Event at Solaris, Croatia
Unfortunately, some registration listings were not received in time and therefore numerous participants had to register lately with Sieglinde and Jean on Wednesday afternoon.
On Thursday morning, a meeting was scheduled with the sport responsible at 10 o’ clock, but unfortunately had to be cancelled again as last year, as some responsible had not appeared! Therefore, the amended listings could only be handed over to the responsible just before the start of the respective sport events.
The official opening of the competitions took place on Thursday at 12:30 in the presence of the Director of Solaris, the INF President, Sieglinde, the EuNatCom secretary Jean and many participants.
Meanwhile, the two helpful entertainers from Solaris had prepared the individual sports fields perfectly and the competition could be stated. The present federations were: BN, DFK(+BNV), DNH, FENAIT, FENHU, FLN, ÖNV, ZDNS as well as some members without participating federation who joined the games and were enrolled under INF-FNI. In total, more than 100 members took part in the competitions. (As no responsible from Ukraine-Russia was present, the Solaris team took over the supervision for badminton).
After the official opening on 19th of June the various competitions began under excellent weather conditions around 14:30 o’ clock: Chess (ÖNV) Table Tennis (FENHU), badminton (animation team), Cross for Children (FENHU) and Adults as well as Tug of War (FLN + János).
On June 20th, around 9:30 o’ clock the Tennis games were launched (DFK). (As no sport responsible from the DFK was present, a DFK Member (Klaus Herzog) managed this oversight - Thank you) Because we were unable to finish the badminton competition the previous day, the volleyball tournament (ZDNS) was moved to the 2 Volleyball fields close to the GALEB restaurant to maintain the flow of play. Because the gala dinner was foreseen from 20.30 till 22.00 o’ clock, it was decided at short-term to hold the award ceremony for the completed competitions on Saturday from 12-14 o’ clock on the sport fields to avoid running out of time at the gala dinner.
On 21st of June, the „Pétanque“ tournament was started under the supervision of FENAIT (assisted by Jim) with 19 doublets and the Beach-Volleyball (ZDNS) started
in the afternoon. Both competitions finished well in time.
The gala dinner in the evening was excellent as every year. The price distribution with Cups and Medals for the remaining competitions (pétanque and beach volleyball) was held after dinner in the restaurant SOLARIS.
The trophy for "Volley-Ball" went this year to the ÖNV. The FENHU was also honoured with a trophy for the most wins in the sport. The individual ratings (ranked
1-3) can be found in the INF DOWNLOAD under "EuNat forms and Events -> Alpe Adria". At the request of various federations, a complete list of the "pétanque" competition is also available as download there.
Remains to be mentioned that the youngest participant was five years "young". A trophy for the oldest participant could not be assigned because much age information
was missing on the forms!
At the end SOLARIS donated a giant cake for dessert.