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Finnish eternite championships 2008 in Tampere


Finland 17 Jun 2008 at 08:43 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4195 | News search

Finnish eternite championships 2008 in Tampere 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 was one point only, however, as Tom Ahlberg gave another world-class performance 22.33 at this difficult eternite course. Tommi Lantta took bronze with average 23.56, one point ahead of Jussi Heino in fourth place.

Women’s winner Mirva Juhola played a very promising score 25.22, which includes one black moment in the 32-round of Sunday morning. Mia Paavola took silver with average 27.00, and Nina Mustonen bronze with average 29.00.

» video: last three lanes of the competition
music by Simon Goffin, Belgium


2nd Mia Paavola, 1st Mirva Juhola, 3rd Nina Mustonen (photo by Arto Borg)

Gold in team competition went to the only favourite, Taivallahden RGS, with a surprisingly narrow win margin 18 points. Minigolf-Aces took silver, and Manse RG received the third and last place of team competition.

Many Finnish teams have problems getting enough players for a team competition of 6 players. In felt championships the size of team has been reduced to 4 + 2 players. Eternite and beton are still played with teams of 6 players, but the number of participating teams is often quite unsatisfactory.

Nearly all Finnish national team candidates scored dramatically better than at Nations Cup one month ago. Tom Ahlberg improved his Nations Cup score by 4.67 points per round, Jussi Heino 3.58 points per round, Ari Ahrenberg 3.00 points per round, Jyri Rantanen 2.42 points per round, Tommi Lantta 2.27 points per round, and Axel Ekman 0.75 points per round.

The players have had some extra practice on the course, but some commentators are not quite sure whether this dramatic improvement tells about increased technical skill and knowledge, or easier psychological circumstances in the competition. Stepping to international spotlights is a big psychological challenge for some minigolf players, especially the newcomers.

National team candidate Axel Ekman played the Net (lane number 13) from the left wall in his last competition round. Many believe that he was simply bored with his life, universe and everything. But Axel himself claims that it was not a complete joke. He says that the margin for error feels “incredibly large” both in force and in direction of the shot.

» video: Ekman playing the Net in round 8 of the competition
» results of the competition
» photo gallery of the competition
» Koulukatu eternite course in Tampere, Finland



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Uppsala BGK undefeated in Askim

Sweden 16 Jun 2008 at 18:50 | views: 4043 | 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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Uppsala BGK undefeated in Askim

Girlpower at Dutch eternite championships

Girlpower at Dutch eternite championships

Netherlands 16 Jun 2008 at 17:19 | views: 3954 | Comments: 0

Ilona de Kok won the mixed junior class (boys and girls) by more than 20 points at Dutch eternite championships 2008. Also the mixed class of schoolboys and schoolgirls was won by a female player, Anja Derks. In women’s competition the favourites ...
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British champion MGC Midland aiming for European Cup

United Kingdom 16 Jun 2008 at 16:27 | views: 3748 | Comments: 0

MGC Midland won the British championship tournament for mixed teams of 4 players, played at the MOS course of Stratford upon Avon on 8 June 2008. Members of MGC Midland are now busy collecting information about European Cup 2008, which will be played at the ...
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British champion MGC Midland aiming for European Cup

WAT 21 takes gold in Austrian Bundesliga

WAT 21 takes gold in Austrian Bundesliga

Austria 16 Jun 2008 at 13:36 | views: 3377 | Comments: 0

MGC Bischofshofen was the leader in Austrian Bundesliga 2008 from the start almost to the end, but finally it was WAT 21 who took the gold medals, by winning the two last competition days at the eternite course of Herzogenburg. MGC Knittelfeld took gold in ...
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