From October 30th until November 2nd, the very first European Masters Cup was held in Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain. The Masters Cup is a tournament for men and women that are 35 or older.
European Masters Cup - Women
The Women's edition of this tournament consisted of six teams from six different countries. In one group, they all played each other to determine who would be going home with the gold medal. Up until the final game, there was no clear view on who was the real leader of the tournament. Miralbueno (ESP) only lost once - it was in their first game in the tournament, it was Sweden who beat them. Team Italy also recorded just a single loss - against the mentioned Miralbueno. These two teams later met in the final of the tournament, and this time, Italy fought back and took a clear win 13:2 and became the winner of the Women's Masters Cup. Miralbueno took silver, Cechie Carrots (CZE) placed 3rd.
European Masters Cup - Men
The Men's edition of this tournament consisted of eight teams from six different countries. For the round-robin phase, they got split up into two groups (A and B) where the top two of each group advanced to the winners' pool, Group X. After the first two days, the Denmark All Stars and Magos Tenerife remained undefeated in their group and so they secured the first two spots in the winners' group. Runner ups, with both one loss and two wins, were the Israel Stars and Capitalinos Gran Canaria.
Even though the Israeli team lost to Capitalinos in the round-robin, they finished stronger in the bronze medal game and won 3:1.
Magos Tenerife remained the only undefeated team throughout the whole event and deserved the title of the Men's European Masters together with gold medals.
Complete results and standings of both categories here.