Swedish girls take the pole position in EYC Team event after the first three-game block


    2012 EYC

    Frost, Kovalova, Wegner lead in Girls All Events after 9/18 games

    2012EYCLogo.jpg The Swedish girls team followed in the footsteps of the boys team en route to take the lead in the four-player Team event after the first three-game block in the 25 European Youth Championships Wednesday afternoon at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

    Annie Thorell (554), Jenny Wegner (646), Fanny Lindahl (635) and Lisa Björklund (527) started their series with the highest game of the day (825) and added 770 and 767 to lead the field of eleven countries with 2362 pinfall total and an average of 196.83.

    Two-time EYC Doubles champions Bethany Hedley and Hannah Frost of England teamed with Ellanor Thurston and Verity Crawley to land in second place with 2291 (190.92).

    Third place belonged to the girls of the host country Denmark. Stine N. Johansen, Pernille F. Nielsen, Rikke N. Johansen and Pernille W. Rasmussen, who shared the bronze medal in Doubles yesterday, totaled 2249 (187.42).

    Defending EYC Team champions Roosa Lundén and Sanna Pasanen, Finland, joined forces with Eliisa Hiltunen and Heidi Poikonen to hold fourth place with 2238 (186.50) as the Team event has reached the halfway mark.

    Frost held on to the lead in All Events (combined results of Doubles, Team and Singles) with 1889 or an average of 209.89 for nine games. Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, rolled the highest three-game set of the day in the make-up team (Ukraine has only sent two players) to narrow the gap to 16 pins with 1873 total. Wegner is further five pins behind in third place with 1860.

    The Girls are done for today and will return on Thursday afternoon for the second block of three games.

    The 25th European Youth Championships will be held from March 31 through April 9, 2012 at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

    The EYC 2012 is divided in two divisions - boys and girls. Each team consists of maximum four male and four female players, who must not have reached the age of 19 before August 31st, 2012.

    The players compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Doubles, Teams, Singles, All Events (18 games) and Masters (top 24 in All Events, single-elimination, best-of-three games). Competition starts on Monday, April 2 with the Boys Doubles and ends on Easter Sunday, April 8, with the Boys and Girls Masters match play.

    For more information please download 2012 EYC Bulletin (MS Word document).


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    High Games and High Series

    Individual High Scores
    1 Game: Andrea E. Hansen, Norway, 265
    3 Games: Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, 662
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    3 Games: Sweden, 2362
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    25th European Youth Championships - Girls All Events after 9/18 games