The Akisphère 2016 was a bit strange as we had to switch the whole tournament indoors at the last minute. Thanks to the great folks at the College of Old Montreal we had a good deal and could play in decent conditions as the weather turned pretty bad for the 2 last days of the tournament. Friday was fine for the singles prelims.
We had some visitors from the Memphis Footworks club, Walt Houston and Ben Alston, the 4th place finishers at the 2015 World Footbag Championships were in the house. Walt was also the singles finalist last year as well as the 2014 World Champion in singles net.
Well they weren't here for joking as they cleaned up the two titles. The dynamic duo won doubles pretty easily in two games against Luc Legault and Manu Bouchard. Luc had won the last 3 editions.
In singles Walt overcame a loss in the first set of his finals match against François Depatie-Pelletier to clinch his first singles title in Montreal.
Pro Kicker production produced a video album immortalizing the complete doubles finals and the doubles semi-finals B (Luc Legault and Manu Bouchard vs François Depatie-Pelletier and Renaud Fanoni.)
You can get it here:
The 2016 AKISPHERE from Pro Kicker on Vimeo.
Here are the complete results of Akisphère 2016
Singles - Simple
1. Walt Houston
2. François Dépatie-Pelletier
3. Ben Alston
4. Luc Legault
5. Dominic O'Brien
5. Martin Côté
7. Stéphane Tailleur
7. Luka Weyler-Lavallée
9. Renaud Fanoni
10. Geneviève Bousquet
Doubles - Double
1. Walt Houston - Ben Alston
2. Emmanuel Bouchard - Luc Legault
3. Renaud Fanoni - François Dépatie-Pelletier
3. Martin Côté - Luka Weyler-Lavallée
5. Geneviève Bousquet - Maude Landreville
6. Dominic O'Brien - Stéphane Tailleur
7. Yves Archambault - Olivier Berthiaume-Bergé
8. Marilyn Demuy - Philippe Lessard