2007 UNIVERSE EVENT REPORT
12th December 2007
To NABBA Spain,
Countries Present: Spain, Greece, Ukraine, Switzerland, India, Japan, Philippines, France, Colombia, Dominica Republic, New Zealand
Apologies: Canada, Australia, Algeria, Morocco, Thailand, Samoa, Pakistan, Iran
Thank you for all your hard work in hosting the 2007 NABBA International Universe Championships.
The Venue at the Alicante University was excellent, with a large crowd in attendance at the Evening
Show. The crowd was awestruck by the high standard of performance and calibre of athletes competing.
The weather was a cool 18˚c, but the atmosphere was at boiling point as the athletes strutted their
stuff, giving the crowd plenty of cause to cheer them on.
A good team of supporters from Colombia really got behind their athletes, with their flag waving and
chanting. France sent a very well performed team, to be one of the top countries at the Championships.
Spain, as usual had a very strong team, and as the host country there was equally strong vocal
support to be heard from the crowd. The Team from New Zealand had a fantastic day, taking out four
class titles plus two overall titles; the best team ever from New Zealand. The athletes from India,
Ukraine, Switzerland, Japan and Greece, although from smaller teams this year, the quality was not to
be underestimated, with all these countries earning a place in the top three of their classes. All in
all the competition was high, with the athletes all having to work hard in the strongly competitive
line-ups across the board.
Quality always beats quantity; but we have seen the quality of athletes maintained as the quantity has
started on the up; with sixty seven athletes from eleven countries competing at the Universe. Another
twenty three athletes from Pakistan, Iran, Algeria and Morocco failed to get Visas, so were unable to
Asia Pacific Championships.....24th -27th April Cebu, Philippines
World Championships.....2nd Saturday of June, Greece
International Pro-AM (NZ$6000 Prize Money).....August Palmerston North, New Zealand
Universe Championships.....Date to be confirmed Spain or India – to be confirmed
So another great competition for NABBA draws us to the end of the year, and as we look forward to the
International events of 2008, I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas, and all the best in 2008.
Yours in Sport
Secretary General NABBA International Inc.