The 18th Spanish Show Championship was held last weekend in Guadalajara and has announced the names of the qualifying Spanish teams for the World Roller Games. The first-, second- and third-placed teams in each competition category, that is, show large groups and show small groups, are set to compete at Barcelona 2019.
The first-placed team in the former category, CPA Girona, revalidated its title as Spanish champion after a superb performance with its “Bacterium” dance routine. The Girona club finished ahead of CPA Olot, second-placed team that had already previously won the Catalan title, and Reus Deportiu came in third.
These three teams will participate in the Artistic discipline at the WRG 2019. Additionally, Girona and Olot, together with the fourth-placed qualifying team in Guadalajara, PA El Masnou, will also take part in the next European Championship in Italy.
As for the show small groups category, CP L’Aldea also went back to back with the title thanks to its “Without the Sun” dance routine, while silver went to Galicia’s CP Gondomar and bronze to Catalonia’s PA Maçanet.
These three teams will compete at the World Roller Games this summer. L’Aldea and Gondomar, together with the fourth-paced qualifying team of the Spanish Championship, CPA Tona, will also compete in the European Championship in Reggio Emilia, set to be held between 1 and 5 May.
Mention must be made of the high level of Spanish artistic roller skating, given that many of these teams can also be found among the international elite. Thus, for example, CPA Olot won its twelfth world title of in the show large groups category last year; CP L’Aldea finished second at the European Championships and third in the World Championships in the small show groups category in 2018, and PA Maçanet won silver in this category at the WRG Nanjing 2017.
The show competition category events of the Artistic discipline in the World Roller Games Barcelona 2019 will be held at Palau Sant Jordi from 11 to 14 July.