Team gold to German and Czech juniors
08 Aug 2008 at 20:41 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4668 | News search
Juniors World Championships 2008 are played on eternite and felt courses in Budapest, Hungary.
Germany won team gold in male juniors, with a clear margin of 26 points ahead of Sweden in second place.
Czech Republic got bronze, 36 points behind Sweden and 37 points ahead of Austria in fourth place.
In female juniors Czech Republic won team gold for the second year in a row —
again after a tied score and sudden death play-off, as last year.
Germany got silver, after losing the sudden death.
Bronze medals went to Sweden, 22 points behind the winners, and 7 points ahead of
Switzerland in fourth place.
The best players of 8 preliminary rounds were Sascha Spreier of Germany
and Filiph Svensson of Sweden. Both of them played
average 29.75 on felt, and
23.25 on eternite.
Gerrit Britz of Germany was third best in preliminary rounds,
with average 32.25 on felt, and
a sovereign game 21.00 on the difficult eternite course.
In female juniors the three best players of 8 preliminary rounds were
Jana Nakládalová of Czech Republic
(felt 31.25, eternite 26.50),
Frida Elmdahl of Sweden
(felt 35.00, eternite 23.75),
and Anna Nitschke of Germany
(felt 36.00, eternite 23.25).
Rocky Bullin of Great Britain (known to friends as “Harry Putter”)
was last but not least in the competition of male juniors:
he scored a new British record
38 on felt.
The previous British record was 40 points on one round of felt minigolf.
Traditionally the strongest felt nation in the world,
Sweden was unable to take the first place in any statistics of preliminary rounds.
The best team on felt was Germany in boys,
and Czech Republic in girls.
The best felt player was Aki Sillman of Finland in boys, and
Jana Nakládalová of Czech Republic in girls.
Best players on felt:
1. 29.50 SILLMAN Aki
2. 29.75 SPREIER Sascha
29.75 SVENSSON Filiph
1. 31.25 NAKLÁDALOVÁ Jana
2. 33.00 LÖF Emma
3. 34.25 DRBOHLAVOVÁ Veronika
34.25 HANDLOVÁ Simona
Best teams on felt:
1. 31.92 Germany
2. 32.67 Sweden
3. 34.71 Czech Republic
1. 33.83 Czech Republic
2. 34.58 Sweden
3. 35.25 Switzerland
Best players on eternite:
1. 21.00 BRITZ Gerrit
2. 23.00 ŘÍHA Michal
23.00 MLČOCH Ondřej
23.00 VIHERVAARA Oskari
1. 23.25 NITSCHKE Anna
2. 23.75 ELMDAHL Frida
3. 24.00 UHL Jasmin
Best teams on eternite:
1. 24.13 Czech Republic
2. 24.33 Germany
3. 24.67 Sweden
1. 24.17 Germany
2. 26.17 Czech Republic
3. 26.58 Austria
32 best male juniors and 16 best female juniors of the 8 preliminary rounds qualify to the cup finals,
which are played on Saturday 9 August. Each cup round consists of 9 lanes of eternite
and 9 lanes of felt. The winner of a match continues to the next round, and the loser
falls out of the competition.
» results of 8 preliminary rounds and team competition
» photo gallery, day 1
» photo gallery, day 2
» photo gallery, day 3
» website of the tournament