Skoghall defeats Uppsala to win the Swedish Cup on felt
12 Sep 2013 at 19:38 | Published by: Hans | Views: 5843 | News search
The winning team of Skoghall (Photo by Fanny Lindgren 2013)
Skoghall won the Swedish Cup on felt in Enköping last weekend after final win against Uppsala. The bronze medalist from Bad Münder, Ulf Kristiansson's could secure the win by keeping same pace as Uppsalas Anders Olsson on the last 7 lanes and by then tie the game with Anders, and thus also the win for Skoghall with 2.5 to 1.5.
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But the competition started already on Saturday with the group stages. 4 groups with 4 teams played all against each other and the best two in each group qualified to Sundays quarter finals. Even though the group was set up using team rankings it was many tight battles for the two top spots in each group. The toughest perhaps it was in the D group where the relative unmerited team of Ersta made life difficult for the more recognized strong teams of Tyresö and Sundsvall.
The A group was dominated by the big favorites of Uppsala. Even though some of the biggest names like Fredrik Persson and Lars Brown were missing it was still a strong four man team starting for Uppsala. And Uppsala won the group in front of Jönköping which was in lots of trouble before being able to secure the second spot after a final draw with Uppsala.
In the B group two of the recent biggest felt-stars in the world Filiph Svensson and Stefan Viberg met in the final game. The triple silver medalist from Bad Münder this time won over the double gold medalist of Appelscha by 25 against 30. And so Skoghall won the group before Örebro.
In the C group the Eliteserie team of Tantogården could not make it into the quarter finals since many of their best player was not present. Sundbyberg won the group and Södertälje was second.
As already stated the biggest sensation was in the D-group where Ersta won the group before Sundsvall, leaving last year’s winner Tyresö outside the quarterfinal teams.
The quarterfinals began with Uppsala winning relatively easily against Sundsvall. Also Örebro could quite easily win their quarter final against Sundbyberg. In the third quarterfinal between Jönköping and the Saturday sensational team of Ersta it became much more thrilling. 3 of the 4 matches were won by the narrowest of margins (1 stroke) making the match end up in a 2-2 result. In the sudden death following the Ersta team continued their winning flow and won already on lane one. The last quarterfinals were won by Skoghall, which started to show some sharp game with 3 blue results.
The first semifinal between Uppsala and Örebro became a tight match. In the end Uppsala was the winners by 2,5-1,5 but the two last players (Pölder and Ryner) for Uppsala played 5 and 4 on lane 16 (The Gentleman) but still could fix 1,5 points in those matches, Pölder winning with one and Ryner playing a tie.
The semifinal between Skoghall and Ersta was a really well played match as well. All players scored results between 28 and 32. And in none of the four matches was the end score more than two strokes difference. Skoghall could manage to win three of these even battles could thus claim their place in the final, while Ersta had to settle for the bronze match.
In the bronze match between Örebro and Ersta it ended a draw of 2-2. In the following sudden death Örebro was the strongest. Noteworthy from that game is the best single round of 24 played by Stefan Viberg.
And as stated already in the beginning the final was won by Skoghall with 2,5-1,5.
Best individually by far was Filiph Svensson with an impressive average of 27,2 and a match quota of 6-0. Anders Olsson, Carl-Johan Ryner and Anders Olsson also managed a blue average score.
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