Prague, Czech Republic – November 19, 2021 – It was an evening full of high drama in the nail-biting GCL Super Cup Quarter Final at the GC Prague Playoffs that saw St Tropez Pirates sail into the top spot.
Eight teams survived the dramatic knockout competition to take their place in tomorrow’s semi-final as the Cannes Stars, Scandinavian Vikings, Monaco Aces and Cascais Charms‘s week was cut short.
Marcus Ehning described the Quarter Final as: “A very exciting class, many teams who started well then had a real fall out. You could really see the pressure get to the riders.”
St Tropez Pirates team anchor Daniel Deusser explained: “We have good horses and good riders in our team, it was an exciting class and for four teams the weekend is already finished. We are only one day further but we have shown we are in great shape and we are looking forward to tomorrow. Everything starts on 0 again and with no drop score it is really exciting right to the last team and anything can happen tomorrow.”
The stadium erupted when the home team Prague Lions earned their spot in the Semi-Final after a rollercoaster ride from their three teammates. With the 2021 GCL championship’s four top-ranked teams fast-tracking their way straight to the semi-final, today’s Quarter Final was a tricky mission for 8 out of the 12 teams to claim their place in the next round.
In a dazzling Opening Ceremony, all the contenders for the GCL Super Cup entered the arena to a glittering light display, powerful music and an electric atmosphere and set the scene for a phenomenal four days of top sport and entertainment.
Source: Press Release from LGCT – Longines Global Champions Tour
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