Pool C will be headlined be third-seeded Adrian Carambula & Alex Ranghieri. The two Italian Olympians, who reunited late into the 2022 season, have already picked up three medals together, but are still after their first gold. The world’s number six, Michal Bryl & Bartosz Losiak of Poland, will be their biggest obstacle in pool play. The Polish Olympians have already pocketed four Beach Pro Tour golds within a total count of six medals, including bronze at the last Elite16 tournament in Uberlandia. Representing the host country, Czechs Krystof Jan Oliva & Tadeas Trousil will also compete in this pool.
Czechia’s top team Ondrej Perusic & David Schweiner will certainly draw the most attention among the home fans in Ostrava. Ranked fifth in the world and seeded fourth at the tournament, Perusic & Schweiner will try to put on another solid performance under the ironworks of the iconic venue at the Lower Vitkovice industrial heritage site. At the first four world tournaments in Ostrava, they always reached the top four, claiming three consecutive silvers in 2019, 2021 and 2022. Having taken three Beach Pro Tour silvers in 2022, now they will get inspiration not only from the incredible home crowd in Ostrava, but also from their first Tour gold they snatched last month in Uberlandia. The Czechs will, however, have to go against powerful opponents in Pool D, in fifth-seeded Germans Clemens Wickler & Nils Ehlers, looking for their first final after piling up three bronze medals on the Tour, and Dutchmen Stefan Boermans & Yorick de Groot, who were the world’s number one team just a year ago and, after De Groot’s return from a long injury-prompted absence, they claimed their first Tour medal, a La Paz Challenge silver in March of this year.