Sandbækken and Thorstensen crowned Norwegian National Champions

    05/16/06

    Norway

    Sarpsborg Bowlingcenter in Sarpsborg, Norway (May 13-14, 2006)

    2006NORChampionsMadsSandbaekkenHeidiThorstensen.jpg Mads Sandbækken and Heidi Thorstensen were crowned men's and women's champions in the Norwegian National Championships at Sarpsborg Bowlingcenter on Sunday, May 14. As the top seeded players after the prelims, they had to be defeated twice in the championship match of the three-player stepladder finals.

    Sandbækken made quick work of No. 3 seed Per Kristian Eide, 229-189, to win the men's title. Eide topped teammate Yngvar Kostøl in the opening match for the right to bowl Sandbækken for the title.
    The women's title match went the distance as second-seeded Patcharin Torgersen carried the momentum from her 189-183 semi-final victory over Irene Kragh Eckell into the championship match winning the first game, 194-186. Thorstensen rebounded with a 234-194 win in game #2 to wrap up the women's title.

    It was the second national title for Thorstensen after she teamed with Heidi Edvardsen to win the Women's Doubles 2187, 12-game total. Torgersen won another silver wit teammate Trine Horgen with 2165. Bronze went to Liv G Rundhaug and Monica Eide with 2157.

    On the men's side, Arne S Strøm and Rolf J Boysen captured the Doubles title with 2551, followed by two-time silver medalist Per Kristian Eide and Roy S Åsheim, 2503. Third place belonged to Singles champion Sandbækken and Martin Olsen with 2482.


    Norwegian National Championships - Men's Singles


    Championship Round:
    1. Mads Sandbækken, Frogner BK
    2. Per Kristian Eide, Vepsa BK
    3. Yngvar Kostøl, Vepsa BK

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Eide def. Kostol, 224-216
    Championship Match: Sandbækken def. Eide, 229-189


    Top 5 before stepladder with club, 29-game total and average
    1. Mads Sandbækken, Frogner BK, 6296, 217,10
    2. Yngvar Kostøl, Vepsa BK, 6214, 214,28
    3. Per Kristian Eide, Metro BK, 6125, 211,21
    4. Arne Svein Strøm, Bekkelaget BK, 6141, 211,76
    5. Stefan Palmer, Mascot BK, 6092, 210,07


    Norwegian National Championships - Women's Singles


    Championship Round:
    1. Heidi Thorstensen, Metro BK
    2. Patcharin Torgersen, Solli BK
    3. Irene Kragh Eckell, Drammen Tigers BK

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Torgersen def. Kragh Eckell, 189-183
    Championship Match: Torgersen def. Thorstensen, 194-186
    and in the decisive match: Thorstensen def. Torgersen, 234-194.


    Top 5 before stepladder with club, 25-game total and average
    1. Heidi Thorstensen, Metro BK, 4891, 195,64
    2. Patcharin Torgersen, Solli BK, 4841, 193,64
    3. Irene Kragh Eckell, Drammen Tigers BK, 4695, 187,80
    4. Cathrine Bjercke, Drammen Tigers BK, 4661, 186,44
    5. Monica Lislien, Drammen Tigers BK, 4663, 186,52


    Norwegian National Championships - Men's Doubles


    Top 5 with position, six-game total and average, club, team total and average

    1. Arne Svein Strøm, 1396, 232,67/Rolf Johan Boysen, 1155, 192,50
    Bekkelaget BK, 2551, 212,58

    2. Per Kristian Eide, 1268, 211,33/Roy Snuggerud-Åsheim, 1235, 205,83
    Metro BK, 2503, 208,58

    3. Martin Olsen, 1208, 201,33/Mads Sandbækken, 1274, 212,33
    Frogner BK, 2482, 206,83

    4. Christer Jakobsen, 1222, 203,67/Simen S. Jensen, 1258, 209,67
    Vågan BK, 2480, 206,67

    5. Sverre Lund, 1194, 199,00/Petter Hansen, 1275, 212,50
    Solli BK, 2469, 205,75


    Norwegian National Championships - Women's Doubles


    Top 5 with position, six-game total and average, club, team total and average

    1. Heidi Thorstensen, 1062, 177,00/Heidi Edvardsen, 1125, 187,50
    Metro BK, 2187, 182,25

    2. Patcharin Torgersen, 1069, 178,17/Trine Horgen, 1096, 182,67
    Solli BK, 2165, 180,42

    3. Liv Grete Rundhaug, 1029, 171,50/Monica Eide, 1128, 188,00
    Bjugn BK, 2157, 179,75

    4. Catrine Pettersen, 1030, 171,67/Cathrine Bjercke, 1107, 184,50
    Drammen Tigers BK, 2137, 178,08

    5. Irene Kragh Eckell, 1047, 174,50/Monica Lislien, 1082, 180,33
    Drammen Tigers BK, 2129, 177,42