The TalTech Open indoor championship in spinning rod casting accuracy held on Sunday, 17 March
Spinning rod casting accuracy competitions have been organised for decades, but the first (at least in this millennium) TalTech indoor championships were organised as late as in 2019. TalTech has been active in the sports for decades and traditionally, the employees of Baltic universities of technology have competed to find out who is the best in terms of accuracy and distance with a spinning rod. Last year, TalTech won the competition.
Physicists know that according to the second law of thermodynamics, open systems are more viable than closed systems. This is why the internal championship was organised as an open event. This gave the competitors a good opportunity to assess their progress for the upcoming outdoor season. The competitors were divided into two categories – participants with more international experience competed in three events, where in addition to a spinning reel, they also used a multi reel. Participants who mostly take part in local competitions competed in accuracy with two spinning reels. The competition was tight in both categories. The difference between the second and fifth place of the triathlon was only 5 points, which is equal to one hit on the skish target. The competitor who was in first place after two rounds with 9 points failed in the third round and fell to the fourth place. However, everything is possible in sports: remember when Johannes Thingnes Bø missed all of his shots in the final round? Only three points separated the first three competitors of the biathlon and the university physicists were a worthy opponent to Timo Tintse, who is well known in the sea trout community.
1. Timo Tintse (EKS) 68+40=108
2. Indrek Luberg (TalTech Physics) 52+55=107
3. Lembit Kurik (TalTech Physics) 50+55=105
4. Anu Green (TalTech Physics) 58+20=78
5. Arvo Mere (TalTech Physics) 14+20=34
Triathlon (Arenberg and skish accuracy, multi reel accuracy)
1. Dmitri Borovkov (Tallinn Fishing Club) 74+85+75=234
2. Bror-Erik Granfelt (Helsinki Casting Club) 86+60+60=206
3. Ranel Kõmmits (Tallinn Fishing Club) 84+70+50=204
4. Allan Lahi (TalTech Mektory) 88+80+35=203
5. Aivar Kõmmits (Tallinn Fishing Club) 86+65+50=201
Dmitri Borovkov (Tallinn Fishing Club), who won the triathlon (accuracy rounds on the Arenberg and skish target; accuracy rounds with a multi reel) is a seven-time World Champion in casting (a sport recognised by SportAcord) and Ranel Kõmmits was the World Champion in sea trout distance in 2018.
Thank you TalTech Sports Club for the awards! The next competitions in Estonia will be on 12–13 April in the hall of the Estonian Football Association, where the opening round of the 2019 World Cup will take place.