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Vihervaara wins Finnish felt championships

Finland 19 Jul 2009 at 17:17 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4822 | News search

Vihervaara wins Finnish felt championships
Oskari Vihervaara.  (Photo by Arto Borg 2008)

Junior player Oskari Vihervaara took the trophy of the best player of all categories at Finnish felt championships 2009, with average 34.67 at the difficult old NIFO course in Taivallahti, Helsinki.

Men’s winner Niko Tamminen was the second best of all players, with average 36.83 (quite massively 2.17 points per round behind Vihervaara). This is one of the greatest win margins between the best and second best player, in the history of Finnish national championships.

The diabolic quality of Vihervaara’s game can be estimated from the statistics of juniors category: silver medalist Pyry Väre lost 6.66 points per round to the winner, with average 41.33 (yes, this felt course is exactly so difficult). Matias Röj took bronze in juniors, with average 43.33. The most famous Finnish junior player of the moment, Aki Sillman, was left fourth in juniors with average 44.83.

Silver medal in men’s category went to Jukka Reunavuori, an experienced felt player with some gold medals from earlier years, with average 38.00 (7 points behind men’s winner Niko Tamminen). Joni Rintala got bronze with the same total score, after losing the sudden death play-off against Reunavuori. Two of the most successful Finnish felt players of this decade, Juha Wellenius and John Mittler, were away from the competition because of family reasons.

Mirva Juhola won women’s category with average 40.67, a fine score for this very difficult felt course. Yvonne Bartley was second with average 45.50, and Mia Paavola third with average 48.33.

Juha Lehto took gold in senior men with average 40.83, Jari Haapanen was second with average 41.33, and Göran Nordman third with average 43.33.

Hans-Eric Pettersson took gold in veterans, with average 40.83. Jussi Kuisma was second with average 41.00, one point behind the winner. Allan Luoto took bronze with average 43.67, after a tied score and sudden death play-off against Christian Poulsen.

Annikki Andreasson won female veterans category, with average 47.67. Monica Suonperä was second with average 49.00, and Anja Borg third with average 68.33.

Eetu Ikola won schoolboys with average 52.33, and Janne Paski was second with average 65.33.

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Danish junior dynamite in Swedish Championship

Denmark 18 Jul 2009 at 22:52 | views: 4950 | Comments: 5

Casper Fredriksen, Putter Team Odense, showed that his performance in the youth world cup in Budapest last year was not a single occasion. Competing with a bunch of hungry Swedish junior wolfs the Dane took a surprising bronze medal. His game was consistent ...
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3 x more champions at German junior championships

Germany 18 Jul 2009 at 20:30 | views: 4688 | Comments: 2

The results of German Junior Championships 2009 were reported in an unusual way: instead of the typical one scoreboard showing results of the two minigolf courses (eternite and beton in Kempten), the results of each minigolf course were shown on a separate page ...
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Sergey Chernitsyn is the best at Russian Cup 2 / 4

Russian Federation 18 Jul 2009 at 19:39 | views: 5150 | Comments: 0

Russian grand old man Sergey Chernitsyn was close to making a rare green average score in Russia, as he won the second part of Russian Cup 2009 with average 25.17 at Green City eternite course in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. (The previous competition at this same ...
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Brown and Weaver are the new Swedish Champions

Brown and Weaver are the new Swedish Champions

Sweden 18 Jul 2009 at 17:24 | views: 7090 | Comments: 3

For the first time in general class, on his third attempt, Lars Brown, Uppsala is Swedish Champion. In 2005 Lars won the juniors championship but after taking the step up to general class in 2007 no medals have been won individually. This time Lars was maybe ...
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