Dutch Champion Favours Borgerhout Over Bonn

In the run-up to the 2022 Dutch hoofdklasse season, Dutch champion L&D Amsterdam Pirates would participate in a “preparation” tournament for the upcoming European Champions Cup in Bonn, on the weekend of March 26 and 27. But due to the strict COVID rules the German government is still practicing, Pirates has decided not to participate in the tourney in Bonn.

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The tournament in Bonn would contain the Bonn Capitals, Curaçao Neptunus, T&A San Marino, Parmaclima, and L&D Amsterdam Pirates. But since Germany is still practicing the 2G policy regarding COVID-19, L&D Amsterdam Pirates has decided to pull back.

Instead of playing in Bonn, the Dutch champion will now participate in the Johan Veraghtert Tournament, hosted by the Borgerhout Squirrels in Antwerp, Belgium. Orginally, the tournament would contain three Belgian clubs (Borgerhout Squirrels, Brasschaat Braves, and Deurne Spartans) and one Dutch club (Oosterhout Twins), but now the Squirrels have made room for L&D Amsterdam Pirates as well.

The Johan Veraghtert Tournament will take place on the same weekend as the tournament in Bonn is played.

Borgerhout Squirrels

The tournament will be played at the facilities of the Borgerhout Squirrels and neighboring Deurne Spartans.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 26:

Field Borgerhout Squirrels
10.00: Brasschaat Braves – Borgerhout Squirrels
13.00: Oosterhout Twins – Brasschaat Braves
16.00: Borgerhout Squirrels – L&D Amsterdam Pirates

Field Deurne Spartans
13.00: L&D Amsterdam Pirates – Deurne Spartans
16.00 :Oosterhout Twins – Deurne Spartans

Sunday, March 27:

Field Borgerhout Squirrels
10.00: Brasschaat Braves – L&D Amsterdam Pirates
13.00: Deurne Spartans – Borgerhout Squirrels
16.00: Borgerhout Squirrels – Oosterhout Twins

Field Deurne Spartans
13.00: L&D Amsterdam Pirates – Oosterhout Twins
16.00: Deurne Spartans – Brasschaat Braves

For those Dutch fans who want to support their team, the Borgerhout Squirrels are located at the Vosstraat in Antwerp, adjacent to the Antwerp Airport. The Deurne Spartans are located at the Ruimtevaartlaan in Antwerp, also adjacent to the Antwerp Airport.

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