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"Photo-finish" victory for Austria at U-23 challenge in Vedano


Italy 08 Mar 2010 at 12:43 | Published by:  | Views: 8970 | News search

"Photo-finish" victory for Austria at U-23 challenge in Vedano
Podium of the Under 23 Challenge in Vedano: 1st place for Austria, 2nd place for Italy, 3rd place for Germany  (Photo by Paolo Porta)

Under-23 national challenge edition took part on the indoor concrete course in Vedano al Lambro (near Monza, ITALY).
This year, 5 countries took part in this event: Austria (2 teams), Germany (1 team + 1 mixed with Italy), Sweden (2 teams), Switzerland (2 teams) and the host country Italy (2 teams + 1 mixed with Germany). 10 teams in total.

The 10 teams have been divided in two groups, with the following composition :

GROUP A: ITALY 1, AUSTRIA 1, GERMANY 1, SWEDEN 1, SWITZERLAND 2
GROUP B: ITALY 2, AUSTRIA 2, SWEDEN 2, SWITZERLAND 1, MIXED GER/ITA


On Saturday 6th March, 5 qualification rounds have been played. Each team has to play against each other teams of its group. The "modus" was a team match play. At the end of the round the team with the bigger number of won lanes got 2 points. 1-1 if the number of won lanes would have been equal.

This is the situation at the end of qualification rounds :

GROUP A:
1 GERMANY 1 8
2 ITALY 1 4
3 AUSTRIA 1 4
4 SWEDEN 1 2
5 SWITZERLAND 2 2

GROUP B:
1 ITALY 2 8
2 AUSTRIA 2 5
3 SWITZERLAND 1 4
4 SWEDEN 2 2
5 GERMANY/ITALY 1

So the 4 teams qualified for semi-finals were the following:
GERMANY 1, ITALY 1, ITALY 2, AUSTRIA 2

Good results for home teams that both reached the qualification and have to play in the same semi-final match. One Italian team sure in final, that was the main target for home players.
The other semi-final is played Germany 1 vs. Austria 2.

Germany 1 was - and will also be at the end of the tournament - the best team by far, considering technical level and strokes played.

Disappointment for Sweden, none of its team could reach the semi-finals and have to play only for 5th place finals.
Also disappointment for Switzerland 1, that made the best stroke results on Group B but could only manage to get a 3rd place in its group.

Semi-final were quite exciting: Austria 2 take the chance of the only not-so-good round by German team and defeated them 17-10, reaching the final. The "home-match" was won by Italy 2 to Italy 1 with same score, 17-10.

Germany 1 recovered a bit of motivation in the 3rd-4th place final and won over Italy 1 with a very good round.

But the biggest emotions came from the final. Italy 2 was in the lead when more than 3-quarters of lane had been played. At a certain point, the advantage for home players was 4 holes, and when the youth European and World Champion Karin Heschl made a "6" at lane 13, the victory seemed sure for Italy.
But there something changed. Karin reacted really well making ace at lane 14-15-17-18 and took advantage of the inexperienced Italian Claudia Baio, who played rather well but this was her first main international tournament, so she suffered a little bit in the decisive moments, missing lanes 15-16-18.
In the last match, Luca Dellasega was winning 4-1 to Thomas Obertaxer, but then he lost lane 13 and so Austria got the decisive advantage point.

So the victory went to Austria 2 team, formed by Marc Cervinka, Katja Schalkhaas, Karin Heschl, Thomas Obertaxer. They got only the 5th "stroke" result overall, but they were better than all the other in match-play modus.

The final ranking is the following :

1. AUSTRIA 2
2. ITALY 2
3. GERMANY 1
4. ITALY 1
5. SWEDEN 1
6. SWEDEN 2
7. SWITZERLAND 1
8. AUSTRIA 1
9. GERMANY/ITALY
10. SWITZERLAND 2


The best individual players of the tournament were, among men, Boris Arzuffi and Roland Mittelberger (both from Italy) with total score of 154 strokes (25.7 average); among ladies, with same score than best men players, Yvonne Klukas (Switzerland) with total score of 154 strokes as well.

Best round of the tournament was 22 played by:
Marc Cervinka (Austria) and Roger Wicki (Switzerland)
A total of 21 "blue" rounds have been played.

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Invitation to European Championships published

Europe 08 Mar 2010 at 10:08 | views: 7913 | Comments: 0

The EMF Sport Director has published the official invitation to the European Championships in Predazzo, Italy in August. The invitation includes no surprises and the modus will be the same as the past 3 years with Team finals on Friday and KO-match play finals ...
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Changes to Swedish Mediaservices

Changes to Swedish Mediaservices

Sweden 07 Mar 2010 at 12:13 | views: 8885 | Comments: 5

The two main editors for the Swedish Minigolf Federation Magazine "Bangolf", Björn Dinau and Carl-Johan Spetz, is leaving their assignment. Björn and Carl-Johan has been the main editors of the magazine for the past two years and have been given lots of credits ...
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Men Player of the Year 2009: Interview with Jonas Gustafsson

Sweden 03 Mar 2010 at 20:38 | views: 8999 | Comments: 0

Interview with Jonas Gustafsson (JG), Sweden and Jönköping BGK This interview was done the 2nd of March 2010. Interviewer is Hans Bergström (HB). HB: First of all congratulations to a great season of 2009 which lead to the vote for “Men player of the ...
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Men Player of the Year 2009: Interview with Jonas Gustafsson

Chris Harding wins the BMGA English Open

Chris Harding wins the BMGA English Open

United Kingdom 02 Mar 2010 at 12:41 | views: 8878 | Comments: 0

BMGA News Release Provided by Richard Gottfried: Birmingham’s Chris Harding picked up his 2nd consecutive minigolf win of the season with a 54-hole score of 88(-20) at the British Minigolf Association’s BMGA English Open competition held on Sunday 28th ...
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