CZECH OPEN 2011 - tournament details    (28. 1. 2011, TV)
Usually in this time of the year you were used to find the complete tournament information on our web. This year we are a little bit late on that. But please do not worry the preparations of Czech Open 2011 are in a full speed and we work even harder to prepare a great experience for all of you. As a part of this effort we have decided to make a complete renovation and upgrade of our web including the team administration and all the back end modules of the tournament web application. Together with our new partner TITIO we are working on a nice surprise for you that should be gradually released within the first months of the next year and our ambition is to open the on line team registration in the end of January. Meanwhile you can plan your participation without any limit because you can find the complete tournament details here. In case you would still need some additional information or advise please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to meet you in Prague next year! ...
The term of Czech Open 2011 was set    (15. 9. 2010, TV)
The Czech Open 2011 will be played in Prague in the traditional term: August 11 - August 14, 2011. See you next year! ...
Pixbo Wallenstam triumphed at Chance Czech Open for the sixth time    (16. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The Swedish giant, Pixbo Wallenstam, won their sixth title at the summer Prague tournament. In the men's elite final they won the thrilling battle by 10:9 after a penalty shoot-out against their compatriots from Sirius. Andreas Johansson was the player to convert the decisive penalty shot in front of the 5384 spectators.

"I'm very happy. You don't play such a game very day. The course of today's game was absolutely incredible," said the Pixbo defender, Tim Wiklund, after the game.

The players of Sirius started the final game much better. They played with concentrated defence and still they scored five times in the first period and were leading by 5:1 after twenty minutes. But Pixbo played in the second period in a completely different way. They controlled the ball and tried to equalize. The first fox to score was Tim Wiklund with a hard slapshot from a distance.

"We started terribly, but we couldn't just give up after the first period. We are always confident that we can win the game. Then we found our perfect rhythm and managed to score, even though it was very difficult. Sirius played very defensively and stopped most of our ...
Men´s final scooped by the legends of Tatran Střešovice    (16. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Tatran Střešovice triumphed in the men's category; the team was composed of club legends. They won the final against the Finnish team Pensseli Sedät 4:3 after a penalty shoot-out and finished their way through the tournament at the very top.

"We didn't expect this at all. We wanted to play the veterans' tournament only and just take part in Chance Czech Open once more for the very last time. In the preliminary group stage, we had to call some young players to join us, because we don't practice much and we were running out of our energy," the forward Juraj Šádek explained after the game with a smile on his face.

In the final, Tatran went into the lead twice, thanks to Pajer and Hanzlík. But then the Finns turned the score around to 3:2 and Střešovice had to start closing on the gap. Their activity was not bringing the desired result for a long time, but in the end they succeeded. In the last minute of the regulation, Czeczinkar tipped in Černý's shot.

During the following penalty shoot-out Tomáš Fait and Erik Flídr scored, and the goalie Martin Novotný saved all Finnish attempts.

"We tried to play as economically as poss ...
Women´s elite final was decided in a penalty shoot-out    (16. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The Czech champions and four-time Chance Czech Open winners Herbadent SJM faced the Swedish team of Dalen in this year's final. The teams already met in the preliminary group, where they drew 2:2 and another tight game was to be expected.

The tenth team of the Swedish top division was the better team at the beginning and dominated the game. But Herbadent defence was well formed and the Swedes had the only big opportunity in their power play. At 9:49, Sandra Larsson scored the game opener.

Herbadent got into the game after the first break only and finally started creating some chances in front of Dalen's goal. But the Czechs wasted them carelessly. Urbánková hit the post, Šindelová hit the bar and other shots missed the goal or were saved by the Swedish goalie.

Herbadent eventually tied the game after Denisa Billá's shot, which was tipped in by Eliška Krupnová. And that was not Billá's last word. Dalen definitely didn't intend to give up and created several good opportunities, which were, however, saved by the excellent goalie Kateřina Honkýšová. She contributed significantly to the fact that the game went into the penalty shoot-out.

The junior title goes to the players of Future    (16. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The morning final of the junior category was dominated by the Prague team Future, who defeated Vítkovice by 4:0. Future went into the lead in the first half, while in the second they added three more goals and led the game towards the triumph without any doubts. They have won the gold medals from the summer Prague tournament for the seventh time in their history already.

"It seemed that Vítkovice got a bit frightened of us. Vítkovice already knew from the season that they're not doing very well against us and they also had many young players in their squad and therefore we were more experienced. Our collective performance decided as well," Martin Michalík, the author of the last goal, said after the game.

Future won all seven games at the tournament and won their seventh triumph at Chance Czech Open.

"We had a perfect tournament. We're very satisfied with it. Our team went through many changes, but we managed to cooperate well and play as a team. Our players' experience from Extraliga helped us as well," said Michalík, who was selected the best player of the Chance Czech Open junior category by the tournament organizers.

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Cerna Hora defended their women´s title    (16. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The first gold from Chance Czech Open 2010 goes to the Finnish selection Cerna Hora. The team managed to repeated their last year's triumph, after beating Děkanka in the final by 2:0.

The game was very nervous and full of inaccuracies from the beginning. Only as the time was passing both teams plucked up their courage to start playing rather offensively. The Finns were gradually gaining control of the game, but their efforts lacked goals.

The spectators as well as players of Cerna Hora waited to see the first goal until the fourteenth minute of the second half, when Amira Bushnaief recorded a goal in her stats. In the middle of the court, she received a pass from her teammate and scored with a shot near the post above the goalie's leg. The goalie of Děkanka managed to react to the shot, but she could only slow down the ball. The second goal by Cerna Hora was scored when the Czech team was exerting their final pressure with a pulled goalie.

"We have really enjoyed the tournament. We came on Monday already to have a chance to see a bit of Prague as well. For us it's a sports event as well as a holiday trip. And the fact that we won the tournamen ...
Sirius in the final after two years again; they won the penalty shoot-out    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Thrilling end and decision in a penalty shoot-out. That is what the audience saw tonight at Sparta arena. Sirius beat Falun by 5:4 after a penalty shoot-out in the Swedish men's elite semifinal. They will thus play again in the Chance Czech Open final after two years

"It's always great to win after a penalty shoot-out. We like penalty shots and our players are good at them," said the coach of Sirius, Lars Jedheim, after the game.

Falun opened the score of the game in the first minute already, thanks to Rasmus Enström. But Sirius turned the score around to make it 3:1 before the first break, and Falun subsequently reduced the score to 3:2.

Sirius maintained their narrow lead to the third period, when thereal battle for the score started. First, Falun tied the game at 3:3, then Sirius went into the lead again, and in the end, Falun levelled the game at 4:4 with an incredible combination. Three minutes before the end, Falun pulled their goalie, Rasmus Enström got under pressure at the top of the Sirius' crease, he turned quickly and sent a back-pass to Jakob Lundmark, who sent the game to a penalty shoot-out with his accurate shot.

Fal ...
Dalen reaches the final after all – in women´s elite category    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The second women's elite semifinal didn't bring so many goals, but the more attractive it was. Both teams, Dalen as well as Vítkovice started rather carefully and the teams were maintaining their positions above all. The first half brought a power play at both sides, but they didn't bring a goal.

All the important things happened after the break only. Dalen was taking over the control of the game and their efforts were fruitful. In the tenth minute, Vítkovice were two goals down already and were facing the opponents' tough defence. In the end, the Swedes managed to add one more goal, again after a long pressure in front of the goal, where the defenders from Ostrava left too much free space for them.

"We are really looking forward to the tomorrow's grand finale. We are virtually excited by the tournament. We've played really tough games and mainly the Czech teams showed their very good level. In this game we had to work very hard as well," Urban Karlsson, Dalen's coach, paid compliments to the organizers of Chance Czech Open.

"Of course we want to win every game. But Herbadent will be the favourites tomorrow for sure. H ...
S Dalenem přicestovalo do Prahy spousta fanoušků
Herbadent players have a chance for their fifth consecutive title    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The Czech champions, Herbadent SJM, qualified quite easily for the final of Chance Czech Open and have a chance to fight for their fifth consecutive triumph at this prestigious tournament.

The Czechs started the game against Red Ants from Switzerland actively and got into a promising lead quite quickly. After four minutes they were already leading by three goals. Their opponents corrected the score a bit, but not even the substituting Czech goalie of Rychenberg, Jana Christiánová, could prevent Herbadent from scoring more goals.

In the second half, Anet Jarolímová added two more goals of Herbadent and the game was decided. Red Ants balanced the play, as regards control of the ball, but they lacked quality in the offensive part. At times it seemed that the Swiss players didn't know what to do with the ball.

"It's a great advantage that our squad is large and includes high-quality players, so we played with three balanced lines until the half of the quarterfinal game, and now we can keep on substituting individual players, so we still have some energy," Zuzana Svobodová explained her team's assets.

"The decisive moments of the m ...
Střelkyně Herbadentu Anet Jarolímová
Pixbo qualifies for the final; Dalen will not defend their last year´s triumph    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The first men's elite finalists are the players of the Swedish team Pixbo. In the semifinal they defeated their compatriots from Dalen 5:1 and repaid them for their last year's final loss 4:5, when a goal scored in the last second decided. Tomorrow at 15:30 they will play their final game against the winner of the match between Falun and Sirius.

Pixbo pursued the victory from the very beginning. In the first period already they built a three-goal lead and did not ease up their pace. In the second period, the spectators at Sparta arena didn't see a single goal. But in the forty-sixth minute, Pixbo increased their lead to 4:0.

"Pixbo started the game like a hurricane. They went into the lead quickly and it was hard for us to get back to the game. We had to cope with several injuries, make some changes in the line-up and weren't effective in the offence," the experienced Dalen defender, Mattias Wallgren, evaluated the semifinal battle.

Dalen was returned to the game by Peder Bodén only, who scored with a volley shot from Mattias Wallgren's pass in the thirty-seventh minute. This player with excellent floorball skills was then trying t ...
The last semifinalist is Sirius    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The second quarterfinal at Podvinný mlýn offered a very interesting match to the spectators. The Swedish team Sirius qualifies after a big battle and completed the Swedish quartet in the semifinals.

But the first team to celebrate a goal was the team from Zürich, who went into the lead in the second minute already. But the game was tied before the break already and Sirius took over the control of the game and added some more goals.

The most interesting for the spectators was the third period, in which the Swiss team managed to level the game at 4:4. They scored their first goal in a power play, the second was added by the excellent Bodén, who was fore-checking so doggedly that he eventually scooped up the ball and scored.

The game was quite tight, full of interesting opportunities and nice combinations. The decisive goal by Sirius was scored by Sandkvist, who didn't give the slightest chance to the excellent Grashopper goalie with two minutes left to be played in the regulation. In the end, the Swiss team tried to pull their goalie and play with six players, but all their shots were blocked by the defenders' bodies and floorball sticks. ...
Sirius přešel do semifinále
Vítkovice and Dalen form the second semifinal pairing    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Now we already know the two semifinalists to play in the tonight's women's elite semifinal. The game between Vítkovice and Dalen will start at 18:00 at Podvinný mlýn. The bronze team of Czech Extraliga won by one goal only against Liberec. The Swedish club easily defeated Bohemians by 4:0. ...
Falun overcame Tatran and reached the semifinals    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The Swedish team Falun defeated the Czech champions from Střešovice by 4:2 in the quarterfinal game and qualified for the tonight's semifinals. Despite the team from Prague was bravely resisting the Swedish attacking attempts and tried to score an equalizer when the score was 2:3 before the end, Falun ensured their spot in the semifinals with a converted penalty shot in the last minute of the game.

"It's a real pity. Falun came with a young team without previous experience from Chance Czech Open, and so I hoped we would beat them. We played responsibly in defence and blocked their shots perfectly, which is a half of the success. We can really regret the unconverted opportunities; we had quite a lot of them," the Střešovice defender, Milan Garčar, commented on the game.

The audience at Sparta arena waited for the opening goal until the half of the game, when Vlastimil Princ scored. Two minutes later, the score was tied after a tip in by Christian Wagneryd from Falun, and then his team showed a great combination, when Patrik Malmström scored from a volley after Lundmark's lob through the air.

After the break, Falun scored again. Mattsson' ...
We know the first women´s semifinal pairing    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
After the morning programme, we already know the composition of the women's elite first semifinal pairing. The battle for the final will feature the Czech champions, Herbadent, who convincingly defeated Alunda from Sweden. They only lacked better shooting productivity to win with a higher score. The second semifinalists are the players of the Swiss team Red Ants. They played a thrilling game against the last year's Chance Czech Open finalists, Pixbo IBK. The entire match was decided in the seventh series of the penalty shoot-out, when Silvana Nötzli scored from her penalty shot. ...
Kapitánka Herbadentu Dominika Šteglová
Dalen fought hard to beat Koovee in penalty shoot-out    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Negotiations about Champions Cup at Chance Czech Open    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Pixbo eliminated Chodov and qualified for the semifinals    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Chodov and Tatran qualify for the quarterfinals    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The evening Swedish encounters ended in draws    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
The last quarterfinalist is GC Zürich    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
We know all women´s elite quarterfinalists    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Tatran and Wiler will fight for the quarterfinals    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Koovee eliminated Vítkovice    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Falun overcame Grünenmatt and leads the group    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Zürich loses to Dalen by one goal and is close to elimination    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Chodov and Brno qualify for the round of 16    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Sirius turned the score around within one minute    (14. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Women´s elite preliminary groups dominated by Herbadent and Bohemians    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Pixbo beats Vítkovice and continues their winning streak    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Dalen did not let Brno score    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Morning at Podvinný mlýn without Czech victory    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Pixbo and Grashopper overcame Czech teams    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Future turned the score around against Wiler    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Vítkovice and Bohemians 100% successful in the women´s elite    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: BILLY BOY Mladá Boleslav and Tatran Omlux Střešovice    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Liberec, Tatran and Falun successful at Podvinný mlýn    (13. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Wiler did not manage to clear the gap of Sirius    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Another Czech encounter brought points to Vítkovice    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Dalen lost victory against Grünenmatt 31 seconds before the end    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Bulldogs win their first points    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Swiss teams started at Sparta without losing a point    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Pixbo turned around the score against Koovee    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Sirius without hesitation against Future    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Victory for Grasshopper, draw for Falun    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Last year's men's elite winner started the tournament with a victory    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Men´s elite started with the victory of Pixbo    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Finnish Koovee fought hard for their first victory    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
TV programme of Chance Czech Open    (12. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: Bulldogs Brno and AC Sparta Praha    (11. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
World floorball to take control of Prague for four days    (11. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women´s elite: FBC Liberec    (11. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Florbal.cz yearbook    (10. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: Floorball Club Liberec and TJ JM Chodov    (10. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women´s elite: RIG Umeå IBF    (9. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: 1. SC WOOW Vítkovice and x3m team SSK Future    (7. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
PRESS CONFERENCE – August 5, Lávka club    (6. 8. 2010, O.T.)
Welcome among the women´s elite: FbŠ Bohemians    (3. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: Koovee    (2. 8. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women´s elite: Red Ants Rychenberg Winterthur    (30. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: UHC Grünenmatt    (30. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men´s elite: Grasshopper Club Zürich    (29. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women's elite: 1. SC Vítkovice    (29. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women's elite: Nemšová    (25. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men's elite: SV Wiler-Ersigen    (25. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women’s elite: Pixbo IBF    (22. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men’s elite: IBF Falun    (22. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men's elite: Pixbo Wallenstam IBK    (22. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women's elite: Pixbo IBK    (20. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men's elite: IK Sirius IBK    (20. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women's elite: Herbadent SJM Praha 11    (16. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women's elite: Alunda IBF    (14. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the men's elite: IBK Dalen    (14. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Welcome among the women's elite: IBK Dalen    (14. 7. 2010, florbal.cz)
Danish team ÅFS Floorbal is looking for goal keeper!! - MB category    (2. 7. 2010, OT)
We can still register one more female team    (11. 6. 2010, TV)
The participants of Chance Czech Open 2010 are published!    (10. 6. 2010, TV)
TICKETS NEWS - come to support finalists to Tesla Arena !!    (8. 6. 2010, OT)
Players WANTED - do you miss your team and wanna come at Czech Open??    (17. 5. 2010, OT)
A couple of Finish female players is looking for a team to join for the Czech Open 2010    (15. 4. 2010, TV)
CHANCE CZECH OPEN number 18 is coming    (22. 1. 2010, Tomas Vaculik)