A French-Monaco association won the gold medal in the new event the Ladies Pairs Cavendish: Nathalie Frey and Babette Hugon.
They finished well ahead of the Polish pair Cathy Baldysz and Anna Sarniak ,in second place
The bronze medal went to a pair from France and USA Catherine D’Ovidio, ranked first in the world and Disa Eythorsdottir
A another winner was Jean-Charles Allavena , President of FMB, who rated the winners to their real value and bought them for a mere 2.500 euros and took 35 % of the pool ( whose total was 50000 euros)
For the first time a pair from Eastern Europe won the Cavendish. Ivan Nanev and Rossen Gunev had a very strong finish to catch for Bulgaria the first place, Krystof Martens , Monaco team’s coach and Dominic Filipowicz finished second for Poland .Third place went to Geir Helgemo and Thor Helness from Monaco
The full purse for first place (prize and auction) was as high as 203.000 euros. The winners paid 14 to1.