The first day of the Luxembourg Open had already a lot of action. For once not only on, also next to the field. A thunderstorm cell concentrating on Luxembourg, formed a small tornado that made its way through the Grand Duchy and left a lot of damage. There was luck in disguise at the Luxembourg Open. Although the storm also caused devastation in Differdingen, the venue of the tournament. Compared to other places, the damage was limited. In the tournament area several metal grids were overturned, tents destroyed and branches blown down. For security reasons, the organizers decided to postpone the award ceremony of the first day to tomorrow. Numerous helpers and athletes took part in the cleanup, so that the tournament can continue tomorrow as planned.
Storm in the competition area
Tornado in Petingen (5km away from Differdingen)