91 couples from 14 nations took part in the World Ranking competition Standard in Berlin. Especially ostentious were the numerous Polish couples; four of them reached the final. One couple from Denmark and the current European Champion 10-dance, Dumitru Doga/Sarah Ertmer from Düsseldorf, completed the round of the last six couples. Doga/Ertmer won absolutely confidently and only gave few ones to the other two following Polish couples.
Very close to the final came Grigorij Gelfond/Katarina Bauer, who also would have fitted well in the round of the last six as regional head coach Fred Jörgens supposed. The 7th place and only three missing crosses to the 6th place are confirming this opinion.
Bad luck had the last years finalists Anatoliy Novoselov/Tasja Schulz-Novoselov. In the round of the last 24 couples they had to quit the competition as Tasja suffered an injury at her foot and could not keep on dancing.
1. Dumitru Doga/Sarah Ertmer, TD TSC Düsseldorf Rot-Weiß (5)
2. Mateusz Brzozowski/Justyna Mozdzonek, Polen (11)
3. Aleksandr Ovchinnikov/Ewa Dudek, Polen (14)
4. Bartlomiej Szkutnik/Agata Brychcy, Polen (20)
5. Erol Williamson/Ami Williamson, Dänemark (25)
6. Piotr Paszeweski/Marta Mozdyniewicz, Polen (30)
More results and info: http://www.blauesband-berlin.de/Ergebnisse/2017/blauesband2017/
Final European Championship Amateur Latin – Cambrils/Spain:
At the team match in Spain Team Germany was given the 3rd place behind Spain (2nd place) and Romania (1rst place).