Hamburg's Martin Klippel is the winner of the 29th German National Championships that were held last weekend in Hamburg. Klippel defeated Oliver Bertels (also Hamburg) 15-10, 15-11 in an exciting final to claim his 8th National singles title. No other male player has ever won the German Nationals more often: Jörg Hanold won the Singles title seven times in a row (1983-1989) while Joachim Loof earned six singles titles in his career (1991-1993, 1995, 2000, 2001).
This years' German Nationals have been extremely successful with more players than in recent years, especially in two junior divisions but also in a C/D division that attracted many local players that usually would not compete in a national event.
All finals and finishers:
Martin Klippel (Barsbüttel) – Oliver Bertels (Hamburg) 15-10, 15-11
Christopher Czempisz (Hamburg) – André Dobberstein (Barsbüttel) 15-9, 15-4
Oliver Bertels & Arne Schmitz (Hamburg) – Bernd Dröge & Mike Mesecke (Hamburg) 15-7, 15-9
Bernd Dröge (Hamburg) – René Pierre-Ciura (Willinghusen)) 15-7, 15-11
Mike Mesecke (Hamburg) – Torsten Krieger (Grönwohld) 15-7, 15-11
Bernd Dröge (Hamburg) – Torsten Krieger (Grönwohld) 15-7, 15-11
Stefan Langmeier (Bad Tölz) – Steve Wagner (Bad Tölz) 15-7, 15-1
Jan André Peters (Hamburg) – Timo Harms (Hamburg) 15-3, 15-8