Sjoert Brink and Bas Drijver will not participate in the forthcoming European Championships in Opatija (Croatia). The two Duthc Stars will be engaged in the Chinese league which takes place at the same time with the European Open Championship. When the European Championshps programme has been published, Brink and Drijver had already renewed the contract with their Chinese sposor and now they have to honor their previous commitment.
The Dutch federation has not yet announced the substitues. At present there are four pairs available for national team: De Wijs-Muller, Verhees-Van Prooijen, Van Lankveld-Van den Bos and Tichá-Ritmeijer. The team will be accompanied by Onno Eskes (npc) and Ton Bakkeren (coach).
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