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Nordic Champion 2009 is Finnish Champion 2009

Finland 05 Jul 2009 at 20:20 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4620 | News search

Nordic Champion 2009 is Finnish Champion 2009
Kosti Salonen (center) at the eternite course of Vaasa.  (Photo by Arto Borg 2005)

Kosti Salonen won men’s competition at Finnish eternite championships 2009 in Vantaa, with average score 22.11 and win margin 9 points to silver medalist, after 9 competition rounds. This was the third Finnish eternite champion title in a row for Kosti (2007, 2008, 2009), who also won Nordic Championships 2009 on eternite.

Kosti has become known as a Finnish expert of Central European playing systems, winning Finnish beton and eternite championships as often as he wants. On the traditional Scandinavian playing system, felt, Kosti has never even participated in Finnish championships during his adult career, excluding junior years and team competitions.

Jussi Heino was second in men’s competition, with average 23.11. Kimmo Lehtiö rose to bronze medal during the strange last round of the competition, where all other finalists in men flopped to red colour, while Kimmo scored a low green round to steal the bronze from Axel Ekman by one point.

The trophy of best player in the competition went to junior player Aki Sillman, who played the same total score as men’s winner Kosti Salonen (average 22.11), but with smaller difference between worst round and best round. Oskari Vihervaara was second in juniors, with average 23.22. Matias Röj got bronze in juniors, with average 23.78.

Mirva Juhola took her third Finnish champion title in a row in women’s competition, with average 24.11. Nina Mustonen was second with average 25.11, and Seija Björk was third with average 25.56.

Medalists in seniors category were Ari Åman (average 23.78), Harry Grönlund (24.22) and Timo Metsäranta (24.33).

Rolf Bergström won gold in veterans with average 24.00, Jukka Laitala was second with average 24.89, and forever young Hans-Eric Pettersson third with average 25.22.

Girls under 15 years category had only one participant: Anna Åman took the gold medal with average 44.67.

Medalists in team competition were 1st Sibelius Park MGK, 2nd Taivallahden RGS, and 3rd Minigolf-Aces. Sibelius Park MGK took gold also in senior teams competition, where East City Minigolfers was second, and Helsingin RGK third.

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Austria bub74 (Markus Berger)

06 Jul 2009 at 10:04
tantolainen ... ;-)

Finland HansIII (Pasi Aho)

05 Jul 2009 at 21:25
Just a small detail, the trophy was shared by Kosti and Aki, in a way, you know. The trophy is still in one piece... I think that's also a fair call, both were very good and none better than the other but far better than the others.

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Viktor Kozlov is Russian champion 2009

Russian Federation 03 Jul 2009 at 21:22 | views: 4401 | Comments: 0

Viktor Kozlov rose from the shadows to a surprise victory at Russian Championships 2009, with a win margin of 8 points (1.14 points per round) at the eternite course of Moscow Sport University. Kozlov played average score 25.57 in 7 competition rounds. Viktor ...
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Viktor Kozlov is Russian champion 2009

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Young marathon winner in Trollhättan

Sweden 03 Jul 2009 at 20:31 | views: 4530 | Comments: 0

Last wednesday, the yearly "Semestermaran" was played in Trollhättan in the western part of Sweden. The competition is played on a rather difficult eternite course over 12 rounds, starting at 7 in the morning and was played first time back in 1976. This years ...
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Danish Eternite Championships 2009

Denmark 03 Jul 2009 at 12:35 | views: 4179 | Comments: 2

John Hansen won Danish Eternite Championships 2009, with average score 21.63 at the eternite course of Silkeborg. Jacob Petersen was second with average 22.38, and Lars Rosenquist took bronze with average 22.75, after a tied score and sudden death play-off against ...
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John Moore wins Midland Open

United Kingdom 03 Jul 2009 at 11:43 | views: 3516 | Comments: 0

John Moore and Peter Emmerson broke away from the mass of players at Midland Open 2009, as Moore took victory with average score 31.00 and Emmerson was second with average 31.67. Also Kevin Moseley took some distance to the main pack of players, taking third place ...
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