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United States of America  PatPenguin

27 May 2016 at 02:10

That would be excellent. I've been leveraging the BMGA site for information about individual tournament but would love a season long wrap-up!

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Welcome to the blogging club! Will be great to get a perspective on the Swedish leagues to go along with our BMGA experience. I hope to throw in...

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Jehle and Ikola are Matchplay World Champions


Germany 18 Aug 2012 at 19:34 | Published by: Hans | Views: 4411 | News search

Jehle and Ikola are Matchplay World Champions
Eetu Ikola the new matchplay World Champion  (Photo by Achim Braungart-Zink 2012)

As usual when the match play finals are played it opens for lots of thrilling matches, many surprises and underdog winners. The match play finals in Bad Munder were no exception and when many of the easiest lanes on eternit and felt were sorted out every lane is more important. As usual also some players are more comfortable than others in this modus. Obviously the gold winners Lara Jehle of Austria and Eetu Ikola of Finland enjoyed their day and could keep their nerves cold despite the pressure.

Lara started her day by winning against Danish Laura Henriksen (6-2) and then she meet her team mate and the reigning match play world Champion from Sochi, Martina Danner. In a match were Martina started best and was in the lead with 3-0 Lara showed her strength and could turn the match around to a 7-4 victory. In the semifinal she was the only non-German girls left and that of course meant lots of home-crowd pressure on her in the match against yesterday’s silver medalist Annika Dellmann. But Lara could stand the pressure and by acing the first 5 felt lanes she won 4 to be in the lead by 6-2 with 4 lanes to go. And when Annika could not beat Laras 2 on the bridge she won the semifinal.

In the final she meets Vanessa Pueker that started her day by winning two matches against Swedish opponents. First Marielle Svensson and then in a tight match all the way to sudden death she won against match play silver medalist from Sochi, Lina Liljegren. In the all-German semifinal she meet yesterday’s winner Katharina Benn and turned the match around on the final felt lanes.

The final was again a performance in sharp felt-play of Lara Jehle. After being equal with Vanessa (2-2) on the starting eternit she aced 6 of the 7 first felt lanes and by that she won 3 lanes and the match was over with two lanes to go already on the side gates. Vanessa could at least celebrate a silver medal after yesterday’s disappointing ending of the stroke play finals. With a 6 and a 4 on the Örkelljunga the final day she still ended 31-19-28-19, but still lost the bronze to even better playing Sara Karlsson.

The bronze match was won by yesterday’s silver medalist Annika Dellmann and by that she returns home as the YWC queen as the only player in the Championship with 3 medals (team gold, stroke play silver and match play bronze).

In the boys final Nordic Champion Eetu Ikola showed that he is a boy that could stand playing in pressure. In the first match Ikola won in sudden death (2-2) against Swiss Beat Wartenweiler in one of the best matches of the day with no less than 12 of 18 lanes ending in double aces. In the next match Ikola was up against yesterday’s silver medalist and home favorite Pascal Zeller. In another tight a well played match (14 aces for Ikola and 12 for Zeller) he won 4-2. In the quarter final Ikola was playing a slightly different but still tight match against another Swiss player Jan Anderegg. Anderegg aced 12 lanes and Ikola 13. But they only aced 3 lanes both players so the match was 6-5 in favor in of Ikola.

In the semifinal he meets Markus Nilsson of Sweden. This was maybe the strangest match of them all. Nilsson was in a big lead after the eternit and with 6 lanes to go on the felt course Nilsson had a 3-0 grip of the match. But once again Ikola could get his felt act together at the same time as Nilsson was showing some nerves. So by winning 5 of the last six lanes he could secure the final position by acing lane 18.

In the final he was meeting Philip Lau who was turning around his semifinal against Swedish Derice Shumilov-Susoho on the last felt courses. With 8 lanes to go Philip was 4-1 down against Derice. But then he started his turn around to the cheering home crowd. 6 lanes later he had won 5 of them making the match in his favor by 6-4. Derice won lane 17 but with an ace on 18 Philip secured his final position.

In the final it was more fighting and nerves than nice play. Both players were mixing nice shots with mistakes and both Ikola and Lau were in the lead in the match. With only 3 lanes to go on felt Lau had the grip of the match leading by 4-3. But he ended 2-2-2 in the same time as Ikola ended 1-2-1 and once again Ikola could win a tight match. This time the reward was the gold medal and the title of youth World Champion. For the first time ever this title was awarded to a finish player.

The all Swedish bronze match was won by Marcus Nilsson over Derice Shumilov-Susoho. Also this was a tight match were Derice was the best player on the initial eternit but Marcus turned it around on the felt to win bronze by 6-5.

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Lundell and Rahmlow are the new senior European Champions

Belgium 17 Aug 2012 at 22:45 | views: 2602 | Comments: 0

Martin Lundell, Sweden and Gaby Rahmlow, Germany are the new senior European Champions when the stroke play finals where played in Rozemaai, Antwerpen, Belgium today. Unlike the youths playing in Bad Munder these two leaders from yesterday was able to keep ...
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Schneider and Benn the new World Champions after thriller endings

Schneider and Benn the new World Champions after thriller endings

Germany 17 Aug 2012 at 22:30 | views: 3029 | Comments: 0

The endings of the stroke play finals at the Youth World Championships were an unseen thriller with Andreas Schneider and Katharina Benn as the winners at the end. There were some amazing scores but also some evidence of nerves not in control at the final rounds. ...
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Matt McCaslin wins Red Putter Miniature Golf Tournament

United States of America 17 Aug 2012 at 13:40 | views: 3063 | Comments: 1

News Report Supplied by Patrick Sheridan Coming off his 7th place finish in the U.S. Open, Matt McCaslin shot to the top of the leaderboard at this year’s Red Putter Tournament played August 4, at Ephriam. He was shooting a 110 and won by one stroke. This ...
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Matt McCaslin wins Red Putter Miniature Golf Tournament

All green and gold for Germany in Bad Munder

All green and gold for Germany in Bad Munder

Germany 16 Aug 2012 at 23:30 | views: 2662 | Comments: 0

Dressed in all green the German junior squads set out on Thursday to secure a double team gold at the Youth World Championships in Bad Munder. The boys had more or less secured the gold already yesterday by leading with a huge 29 stroke margin. For the German ...
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