Complete results online
The complete results are online. You find them on www.goc-stuttgart.de - Listings/Results - complete results (with marks).
All pictures online
All pictures are available now on www.gocstuttgart.zenfolio.com. There you find the pictures of the GOC 2013 as well as the pictures of the GOC 2012.
The GOC Say Goodbye from Stuttgart
It is done. Five days of impressive dancing, great dancers, fantastic atmosphere, and inspiring accomplishments lay behind the responsible persons, organizers, and voluteers. The Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle has been the center of the dancing world for five days. 33 competitions, among them three world championships in Boogie-Woogie inspired everyone. Couples from 56 nations were guests in Stuttgart, three congresses - judges, coaches, and chairmen - were taking place before the 27th GOC.
Everyone, who couldn't be in Stuttgart, was informed by the press team with news and pictures on the homepage, via facebook and twitter. Over 14.000 picturesat the new gallery (www.gocstuttgart.zenfolio.com)testify to the many activities going on at the Beethovesaal, the Hegelsaal and the Alte Reithalle. SWR broadcasted live to the audience at home in "Tanzen Total" both Preciosa GrandSlams in Standard and Latin, as well as the world championship Boogie-Woogie Main Class.
The press team now says goodbye for this year from the Liederhalle: Sibylle Dornseiff, Kim Weber, Gabi Michel-Schuck, Sabine Hey, Ilka Scheible, Volker Hey, Peter Schmitz, David Kiefer, Bob van Ooik, Hartmut Binder, Hendrik Heneke und Petra Dres.
The tenth GOC is over, but the eleventh is yet to come. From 12. - 16. August 2014 the 28. German Open Championships will welcome you in Stuttgart.
Russia Unbeatable - Germany on Second Place
With twelve gold medals Russia stays on the first place in the ranking after the last competition of the tenth German Open in Stuttgart. The success of the German couples, five medals of each color, took care of the second place in the ranking. On places three to five followed Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. Italy closes the medal final with a sixth place. On the last day there were 23 nations were involved.
Valeri/Kehlet Win, Segatori/Sudol Second
WDSF Grand Slam Standard
The final started with the solo dances Tango and Viennese Waltz, was continued with Waltz, followed by Quickstep solo. All couples finished the final together with the Slowfox. The final was equally thrilling for the couples and the audience, as well as for the audience at home watching it on TV live on SWR.
What isn't always the case was given in this final: audience and judges agreed on the composition of the final. Winners Emanuel Valeri/Tania Kehlet from Denmark recieved standing ovations as well as Simone Segatori/Annette Sudoland the third placed Dmitry Zharkov/Olga Kulikova from Russia.
The second Russian couple Sergey Konovaltsev/Olga Konovaltseva were on place four followed by Nikolay Darin/Natalia Seredina from Moldova and Italians Francesco Galuppo/Debora Pacini. The highlight for the audience was the common award ceremony with couples from both Grand Slam Standard and the Boogie Woogie competition.
1. Emanuel Valeri/Tania Kehlet, Denmark
New Order in Youth
GOC Youth Ten Dance
Wearing number 1 wasn't a good omen for European champions Youth 10-Dance. Alexandru Birca/Ekaterina Vyalshina missed the rostrum and became fourth. Clear winners with first places in all ten dances were Mihai Vlad Paraschiv/Diandra Aniela Illes, who had alreay won three bronze medals at the world and European championship this year. With a slight advance in the latin dances Winson Tam/Anastasia Novikova ensured themselves the second place followed by Artem Martynov/Polina Lisechko.
1. Mihai Vlad Paraschiv/Diandra Aniela Illes, Romania
The World Champion Wins
WDSF Open Senior I Latin
Wherevere they go, they win. Reigning world champions of Senior I Latin Sergey Makarenko/Tatiana Nikolaeva won the danceComp in Wuppertal in July as well as many other competition and were not to be stopped at the GOC. The third-placed of the world championship Timo Lindfors/Ekaterina Krutovskaya-Kauppinen won silver followed by Spain's Ruben Viciana Lopez/Eva Moya.
1. Sergey Makarenko/Tatiana Nikolaeva, Russia
"Colorful Mixture" for Alexey Rybalkin/Ariadna Tishova
GOC Juveniles II Latin
If eight out of eleven judges are sure about the first place, it is unusual for a Juveniles competition. Usual are the well-liked "colorful mixture" and the majority on the second place. For Alexey Rybalkin/Ariadna Tishova said eight ones were given in the Samba. The two also won the following dances, but only through the aid of the second places. Regardless of that - in the end Alexey and Ariadna won their second gold medal. They already had won the competiton over eight dances.
1. Alexey Rybalkin/Ariadna Tishova, Russia
Third GOC Gold for World Champions Bickers
WDSF Open Senior II Standard
The Senior II Standard competition, where 232 couples were registered, started already yesterday at the Reithalle. The final was held at the Beethovensaal. Reigning world champions Heinz-Josef and Aurelia Bickers won all dances and recieved their third gold medal. German champions Michael and Beate Lindner were second in all dances. Italians Armando Nespoli/Natalia Gualandris stepped it up a notch in the final. They convinced the judges and achieved the third place followed by runner-up of the world championship, Righero/Traversi. The audiences was excited by the performance and offered standing ovations.
1. Heinz-Josef und Aurelia Bickers, Germany, TanzSportClub Rödermark
Third Gold for Evgeny and Julia
GOC Juniors I Standard
There was no way to bypass Evgeny Nikitin/Julia Khurtina in Junior I. The young Russians won the third competition of their age group, after combination and Latin and only lost the Waltz to Glenn-Richard Boyce/Kayleigh Andrews from England. The second place between Russia and England was occupied by Romanians Sebastian Alin Zicoane Heler/Anca Copos.
1. Evgeny Nikitin/Julia Khurtina, Russia