Kosti and Gustav easily win the Finnish Marathon
07 Feb 2011 at 22:56 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5410 | News search
The top playing groups of the competition. (Photo by Arto Borg 2011)
Tantogårdens BGK players Kosti Salonen (Finland) and Gustav Björnberg (Sweden) cruised to victory at 23rd Finnish Marathon, with a win margin 42 points after 24 rounds (1.75 points per player and round). Aki Sillman and local junior Eetu Ikola were second, and the third place went to German players Christian Fuchs and Reiner Weinberger.
22 pairs from four countries (Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden) participated in this event at the renewed, more difficult indoor eternite course of Rahola, Tampere, Finland. One of the most dreaded lanes of the renewed course was V without V (made from the labyrinth lane by removing the obstacle). Many top players picked 7 points at this lane during the competition, including Gustav Björnberg, Aki Sillman and Pasi Aho.
Best individual scores:» results
1. 21.75 Gustav Björnberg
2. 21.92 Kosti Salonen
3. 22.08 Aki Sillman
4. 23.42 Arto Borg
5. 23.46 Marko Nuotio
6. 23.57 Oskari Vihervaara
» photo gallery by Arto Borg