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Top-class results and surprising victory in Vedano

Italy 26 Jan 2009 at 11:51 | Published by:  | Views: 5113 | News search

Top-class results and surprising victory in Vedano
Top pairs in Vedano  (Photo by Nicola Bellucci)

The first tournament in 2009 of the Italian season, 12 hours pair marathon at the indoor course in Vedano al Lambro, offered some very high level results and some surprises.

50 pairs from 8 countries (Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, Finland, France, Norway and Czech Republic) took part in this tournament, that started at 1.30 am and ended at around 4 pm after all pairs played 10 rounds.

The indoor concrete course in Vedano is a popular place to spend the winter practicing. This of course making some of the "home" players top-favourite because they know how to play this course really well.

Despite the hard practice of those pairs, the victory went to the "away" players. Matteo Pirovano and Gioacchino Ricchiuto, both from MGC Novi Ligure, took a very impressive victory with a total score of 256 (25.60 average). This total was enough to have a 4 strokes lead over the first "home" pair Antonio Di Bella and Michele Graffeo, that got a total score of 260 (26.00 average).

Antonio Di Bella setted an impressive last round with 21 shots, equalizing the course record. During that round he only scores a 2 on lane 2, 6 and 7.

One of the top-favourite pairs to take the gold, Cristian Pinton (MC Monza) and Marco Ambrosini (GSP Vergiate) ended up in 3rd position. They scored a total of 266 strokes (26.00).

Other pairs who ended up just beside the podium were:
4. Paolo Porta and Nicola Bellucci (MGC Novi Ligure / ASDMC Follonica) 267
5. Rudi Giroldini and Francesco Leuci (GSP Vergiate / MT Amatese) 268

The best foreign pair, Sasha Mark and Chistopher Jack from Germany took the 8th place with a total score of 272.

Other foreign pairs at the competition:
15. Lars Kvael and Kjiel Nihus (Norway) 278
16. Bruno Ruch and Roger Cadosch (Switzerland) 279

A total of 5 players ended up with an average of below 26.00. Besides that a large amount of 25 blue rounds were played (24 or lower).

The best individual score in the womens class was played by Anna Bandera (MC Monza) with 130 strokes in 5 rounds (26.00 average).
The best individual score in the junior class was played by Lorenzo Bellucci (ASDMC Follonica) with 132 strokes in 5 rounds (26.40 average).
The best foreign player was Ivan Baruscotti, from Switzerland but playing for GSP Vergiate, with 128 strokes in 5 rounds (25.60 average).

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28 Jan 2009 at 12:11
One small mistake in my text...the represented countries were 8 in total...I've forgotten Czech Republic...sorry.

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28 Jan 2009 at 09:59
Thanks nikke ;-)
You played really well too, being your first time in Vedano! I'm only sorry for my first bad/unlucky round...
I think next year we could aim to the podium!

Italy nikke (Nicola Bellucci)

27 Jan 2009 at 22:28
Congratulations to Geky & mATTE for the wonderful victory and to Tony Di Bella for his last round.
Congratulations also to Paolo and my brother Lorenzo for their good performances too ;-)

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Minigolf Dream Team 2008, men

World 26 Jan 2009 at 08:29 | views: 4673 | Comments: 2

Harald Erlbruch was chosen as Player of the Year 2008 in our public vote, and also in the expert vote of 12 well-known minigolf experts from different countries. The expert vote included these persons: Pasi Aho (FIN), Markus Berger (AUT), Tim Davies (GBR) ...
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Csaba wins LM in Bad Vöslau

Csaba wins LM in Bad Vöslau

Austria 25 Jan 2009 at 10:17 | views: 5677 | Comments: 6

Hungarian player Csaba Pálinkás won the first part of regional LM championships at the indoor eternite course of Bad Vöslau, Austria, with average score 20.25. Csaba has grown to be a key player in Austrian competitions, since he joined the ...
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Three 18-rounds in Vänersborg

Sweden 25 Jan 2009 at 09:58 | views: 3845 | Comments: 0

The 3rd round of the West Swedish Winterseries for teams was played on January 24th-25th at an eternite course in Vänersborg. Among the participating 8 teams are Kungälvs BGK and Gullbergsbro BGK, both playing in Swedish Elitserien 2009. The guys from Kungälv ...
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Interview with Sandra Bengtson

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Sweden 24 Jan 2009 at 21:11 | views: 6109 | Comments: 3

Interview with Sandra Bengtson (SB), Uppsala BGK, This interview was done the 22nd of January 2009. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB). HB: First of all congratulations to a great season 2008 and to the award Female Player of the Year 2008 at ...
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