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Records broken at Finnish beton championships


Finland 29 Jun 2008 at 20:44 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4623 | News search

Records broken at Finnish beton championships Minigolfers received a visit from the top of Finnish society, as the Minister of Culture and Sports, Stefan Wallin, gave a speech at the opening ceremony of Finnish beton championships 2008 in Vaasa.

Wallin also played a round of minigolf at the opening ceremony, on the beton course of Botnia MGK (built in 2007, next to the eternite and felt courses of World Championships 2001). Rumours tell that his score was somewhere around 60 points.

» news article in Vasabladet
» official website of the Minister of Sports and Culture

The sovereign winner of the competition was Kosti Salonen, with average score 27.67 — the new Finnish record for 6 rounds of beton. (His last five rounds missed the Finnish record for 5 rounds by one point only.)

12 points behind Kosti (2.00 points per round, new Finnish record for win margin on beton) came silver medalist Tom Ahlberg, with average score 29.67. Jussi Heino took bronze with average 29.83, after a tied score and sudden death play-off against Tommi Lantta.

Winner in women’s competition was Mirva Juhola, with average 33.17. Nina Mustonen lost 4 points to the winner (average 33.83), and Yvonne Bartley received bronze with a remarkably higher average score 38.33.

With two gold medals in pocket (eternite and beton), Kosti and Mirva have the chance to go for a “Hat Trick” of three gold medals, if they participate in the felt champion­ships of this year. (Finnish championships have been played separately on all playing systems since 1989. No player has ever won a Hat Trick of three gold medals in men’s competition.)

The team competition for Finnish beton championship medals (and the right to participate in European Cup 2008) was a tight but not very high-class battle between Taivallahden RGS, Minigolf-Aces, Sibelius Park MGK and Botnia MGK. All teams had great problems finding six reliable players to the competition.

Eventually it was Taivallahden RGS who won the team competition, with average score 31.93 at this not very difficult beton course. Half of the team will need to improve their game dramatically, if they want to take anything more than the last or second-last place at European Cup in Hilzingen, Germany. But on the other hand, it is not always the winners who are having the greatest time in competitions...

» video: Taivallahden RGS wins the team competition
» results of the competition
» Vaskiluoto beton course in Vaasa (FI)

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Kovilyaev is Russian champion 2008

Russian Federation 26 Jun 2008 at 13:10 | views: 3342 | Comments: 0

Junior player Sergey Kovilyaev took gold at Russian champion­ships 2008, played in Moscow at the eternite course of Russian State University of Sports. His average score was 26.14 in the competition of 7 rounds. Defending champion Sergey Fokin got ...
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Dormagen-Brechten and Mainz win German Bundesliga

Dormagen-Brechten and Mainz win German Bundesliga

Germany 22 Jun 2008 at 09:22 | views: 3264 | Comments: 0

An immortal era ends (or at least takes a break) in German and international minigolf, as BGS Hardenberg-Pötter loses Bundesliga victory to MGC Dormagen-Brechten — after 9 consecutive years as German champions. Dormagen-Brechten now has the right ...
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Finnish eternite championships 2008 in Tampere

Finland 17 Jun 2008 at 08:43 | views: 3690 | Comments: 0

The reigning Finnish eternite champions of 2007, Kosti Salonen and Mirva Juhola, renewed their titles at the eternite course of Tampere. Kosti continued the good game that he showed at Nations Cup, with an average score 22.22 after 9 rounds. His win margin ...
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Uppsala BGK undefeated in Askim

Uppsala BGK undefeated in Askim

Sweden 16 Jun 2008 at 18:50 | views: 3682 | Comments: 0

Uppsala BGK won all its matches on the second weekend of Swedish Elitserien, played at the beton course of Askim BGK in Göteborg, Sweden. Uppsala now leads the league by 8 points, and will quite certainly renew their champion title of last year. The ...
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