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Odense, day 2: Germany in deep trouble


Denmark 20 Aug 2009 at 19:58 | Published by: JJM | Views: 4373 | News search

Odense, day 2: Germany in deep trouble
Alice Kobisch putting at lane 1 of the felt course.  (Photo by Erik Tiekstra 2009)

German women had a day full of trouble in Odense, already from the very first moments in the morning as Alice Kobisch opened the day with 50 points at the felt course, including two full jackpots of 7 points. Germany’s catastrophic first round on felt, 133 points (average 44.33 per player) turned their gold hopes into a desperate battle for survival on any medal position at all.

Sweden is marching to gold, and Austria has a firm hold on the silver medals, 19 points ahead of Germany. 19 points is not very much at these difficult felt and eternite courses, so Austrians will need to play some very balanced game to keep their silver position.

Germany in third place is within reach of the silver medals, but also within attacking distance from Netherlands and Switzerland in tied 4th place. If either of these two teams will have the day of their life tomorrow, Germany can potentially be outside of the medal podium for the first time since 1979.

WOMEN’S TEAMS after round 6, of total 8 rounds:

  1.   71  106   68  114   71  101  =  531  Sweden
  2.   77  125   68  107   77  112  =  566  Austria
  3.   76  115   69  133   70  122  =  585  Germany
  4:   78  137   77  120   77  110  =  599  Netherlands
  4:   87  120   78  125   72  117  =  599  Switzerland
  6.   78  127   83  110   86  126  =  610  Italy
  7.   87  144   88  144   76  131  =  670  Denmark
  8. 104  162   95  146 106  132  =  745  Japan

TOP 5 IN WOMEN:

  1.  22  37  21  35  23  36  =  174    WIKLUND Karin
  2.  24  32  24  40  24  32  =  176    RENGBRANDT Jessica
  3.  24  39  21  30  25  41  =  180    BERGER-RELLA Elisabeth
  4.  25  37  23  39  24  33  =  181    WEAVER Sandra
  5.  22  40  23  40  22  35  =  182    GRUBER Elisabeth
full scores of all players

Best female player from outside of Europe:
29.  31  47  31  51  28  49  =  237    MOTEGI Akiko


German players and coaches resting in the audience. (Photo by Erik Tiekstra 2009)

In men’s team competition Sweden keeps marching to a certain and fully expected victory, with the best total score on both minigolf courses, felt and eternite. Germany started the day with two excellent team rounds, taking a safe distance to Austria in third place. But in the 6th round Germans lost 8 points to Austrians, keeping alive the theoretical chances of Austrian silver medal hopes, at these minigolf courses where 20 points can come and go in a short moment.

Switzerland and Finland will fight for the honour of 4th place in the team competition, which will certainly be valued by whoever gets this position in the final results. Italy has fallen a bit far from 4th place, but they still have the chance to surprise Finland for the 5th place. Denmark and Netherlands will decide the 7th and 8th ranks tomorrow, maybe not exactly what Dutch players were thinking about when they travelled to Odense for this competition.

MEN’S TEAMS after round 6, of total 8 rounds:

  1.  191  129  184  143  181  138  =  966    Sweden
  2.  214  139  206  135  199  146  =  1039  Germany
  3.  208  144  207  149  213  137  =  1058  Austria
  4.  225  147  199  154  236  135  =  1096  Switzerland
  5.  230  150  212  147  211  154  =  1104  Finland
  6.  222  146  219  160  229  153  =  1129  Italy
  7.  253  160  251  150  237  147  =  1198  Denmark
  8.  245  164  241  169  242  156  =  1217  Netherlands
  9.  262  169  265  174  247  179  =  1296  Slovakia
10.  283  199  286  174  289  179  =  1410  Russia
11.  401  310  436  315  379  325  =  2166  China

TOP 5 IN MEN:

  1.  30  20  29  23  26  24  =  152    RYNER Carl-Johan
  2.  29  22  31  21  30  24  =  157    OLSSON Anders
  3.  34  20  33  22  30  21  =  160    GUSTAFSSON Jonas
  4.  35  24  31  21  29  21  =  161    PÁLINKÁS Csaba
  5.  32  23  30  24  32  21  =  162    PERSSON Fredrik
full scores of all players

Best player from outside of Europe:
49.  29  41  27  34  22  41  =  194    WEAVER Jason

» live results of Minigolf World Championships 2009, Odense, Denmark
» photo galleries by Erik Tiekstra
» video clips from day 2 of the competition

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Odense, day 1: Sweden crushes all opposition

Denmark 19 Aug 2009 at 20:16 | views: 4690 | Comments: 2

Sweden is expected to win men’s team competition by more than 100 points, but the fight for silver can become very interesting between Austria, Germany, and possibly also Switzerland. A revanche from Vaasa 2001, with many of the same players in Austrian ...
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Denmark 19 Aug 2009 at 10:07 | views: 4014 | Comments: 0

41 new players (11 women and 30 men), who have never before played European or World Championships of general class, are seen in this year’s competition in Odense. 32 % of the 130 participants are newcomers on the European scene of adult championships. Here ...
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World 18 Aug 2009 at 21:59 | views: 5954 | Comments: 0

Nigerian minigolfers have today announced that their visa application was delayed too much, and they cannot travel to World Championships in Odense, Denmark. Also some other players from outside of Europe have experienced delays getting a visa, causing them to ...
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World 18 Aug 2009 at 20:21 | views: 4163 | Comments: 3

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