Uppsala BGK the Swedish Champions for the eighth time in a row
27 Jul 2012 at 16:02 | Published by: Hans | Views: 6471 | News search
The Kungälv Team that took the silver and therefore also the second Swedish EC place (Photo by Kungälvs BGK 2012)
Uppsala BGK took as expected their eight titles in a row when the last weekend was played on the beton in Skoghall last weekend. Even though their normal anchorman Carl-Johan Ryner was given the week off, due to that he was recently becoming a father for the second time, the experienced team had no problem defending their lead and in the end they won by 12 points in the end. With 12 points and best score they simply didn’t give the other teams a chance.
A more exciting question was which team should take silver and join Uppsala for the European Cup. Best position before the weekend was held by Södertäje on 18 points. But Södertälje made a catastrophic weekend with only two points and was in the end 6th in the table. The battle was instead mainly taken by the home team of Skoghall and the newcomer Kungälv. Kungälv had after Saturday given themselves the golden opportunity to have it all in their own hands after once again beaten Uppsala and advance to silver position. With 3 matches to go Kungälv was 1 point ahead of Skoghall, 3 points ahead of a strong playing Tantogården and 2 points ahead of Sjöviken. So all in all 4 teams within 3 points.
Sjöviken lost their two first games on Sunday and ended in 5th position. Tantogården continued to play well and won also their 3 last games setting pressure on Skoghall and Kungälv. But both Kungälv and Skoghall won their two first matches on Sunday so it was clear that either of them should join Uppsala to the EC before the last round. Skoghall meet Tantogården and lost to the second best team of the weekend. So for Kungälv the last match against Sjöviken didn’t matter. And even if Sjöviken won this game the silver position and also the EC qualification went to the newcomer team of Kungälv. It’s the first ever Elitserien medal for the west Swedish team.
In the bottom of the table the former EC team and medalists of Jönköping was degreded to the second division together with Sundbyberg.
The individual rankings where dominated by winner team of Uppsala as so many times before. With 4 out of five in the top five rankings it’s easy to state that the this team is the best in Sweden even without Carl-Johan Ryner.
The team of the week is:
1. Fredrik Persson, Uppsala, 26,3
2. Anders Olsson, Uppsala, 26,3
3. Lars Kvael, Skoghall, 26,7
4. Lars Brown, Uppsala, 27,0
5. Thomas Pölder, Uppsala, 27,2
The team of the season is (based on average of the 3 rounds of those that have played all 3 rounds):
1. Anders Olsson, Uppsala, 25,967
2. Filiph Svensson, Skoghall, 26,268
3. Lars Brown, Uppsala, 27,278
4. Ulf Kristiansson, Skoghall, 27,286
5. Filip Johansson, Sjöviken, 27,619
6. Marcus Larsson, Uppsala, 27,967
7. Jonas Gustafsson, Jönköping, 28,095
8. Eirik, Seljelid, Kungälv, 28,248
9. Lars-Peter Nilsson, Sjöviken, 28,286
10. Sandra Weaver, Jönköping, 28,381
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