Geist and Rahmlow rule at German Championships
11 Jul 2009 at 20:11 | Published by: JJM | Views: 5441 | News search
Best of the best: Gabriele Rahmlow (left) and Alexander Geist. (Photo by Andreas Schmitt 2009)
The best players of German Bundesliga season 2008-2009, Alexander Geist and Gabriele Rahmlow, proved the level of their game at German Championships 2009 in Künzell.
Alexander Geist was alone on blue total score in the competition (always a notable achievement in combination of felt and eternite), with average 27.60 on felt and 21.60 on eternite. Miroslav Stoparic was second best player in men, 8 points behind Geist, with average 29.20 on felt and 21.60 on eternite. Walter Erlbruch was third best in preliminary rounds, 2 points behind Stoparic, with average 30.00 on felt and 21.20 on eternite. Harald Erlbruch was fourth best, 1 point behind Walter, with average 30.20 on felt and 21.20 on eternite.
The scores of best men and best women are usually quite close to each other at beton and eternite competitions, but the felt course of Künzell proved too heavy for the playing technique of German female players. The average scores of women were generally some 5 points per round higher than the scores of men.
International minigolf legend Gabriele Rahmlow was sovereign in women’s competition, with average 33.20 on felt and 21.40 on eternite. Alice Kobisch was second best in women’s preliminary rounds, 8 points behind Rahmlow, with average 32.00 on felt and 24.20 on eternite. Nicole Warnecke was third best with average 32.80 on felt and 24.00 on eternite. The strongest female player of this decade, Bianca Oberweg, did not participate in the competition.
After two days of strokeplay competition, the third competition day was to dedicated to matchplay. Marco Henning won men’s final match against Marcel Noack. Miroslav Stoparic won the bronze match against Marco Templin. Nicole Warnecke won women’s final match against Gabriele Rahmlow. Claudia Wittke won the bronze match against Nicole Piechotta.» results of 10 rounds strokeplay
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