Uppsala took their seventh in a row
27 Jul 2011 at 07:25 | Published by: Hans | Views: 4152 | News search
Anders Olsson, best player of the weekend. (Photo by Anders Öhman 2011)
This weekend was the last round-robin weekend for the 2011 season in the Swedish Elitserie played on concrete in Tantolunden in Stockholm. Uppsala had managed to take a pole position with some margin and was expected to easily win the title. It was also quite expected that Skoghall should defend their silver position and thereby earn the European Cup ticket. Then the fight for Bronze was more open and most exiting was the fight for not being in seventh position and face degradation.
And so it was. Without much drama Uppsala marched on and won their first six matches and the gold was secured already after 4 matches on Saturday evening. Skoghall won three of six and also had a tie and was consolidated its second place. In the last match the two met and there a more motivated Skoghall won quite easy.
In the battle for bronze there was a little more excitement. Sjöviken and Södertälje met in the last match in a decisive match. The match was more or less over already after 4 lanes since Sjöviken used 17 strokes on lane 4 (the house) and Sodertalje only eight and the battle for the bronze were over.
Tantogården used the advantage of playing at home and won 10 of 14 points was positioned in fifth place.
Jönkoping ended this year again in a disappointing sixth position and it could have ended even worse for the team that was not degraded thank so a tight and nervous win against Tantogården in the sixth match. By acing the last two lanes Martin Sjöberg and Jonas Gustafsson secured the victory by one point and also securing the contract for next year.
Mjölby took seven points in the final round and had a clear chance on another three points as the team showed that they was actually quite close to shake the big 6 in Swedish Minigolf.
Gullbergsbro showed that concrete is the team's best surface, but still not enough to even four points.
The results were generally much higher on Sunday than on Saturday, which was explained by a strong wind.
The team of the weekend was:
Anders Olsson, Uppsala, 26,4
Carl-Johan Ryner, Uppsala, 26,9
Jan Strandberg, Tantogården, 27,3
Jonas Gustafsson, Jönköping, 28,0
Filip Svensson, Skoghall, 28,2