Dutch boys shoot big game to win Team title at European Youth Championships


    2012 EYC

    Denmark settles for silver, Sweden and Greece share bronze

    2012EYCLogo.jpg Dutch boys Jord van Weeren, Joshua Schuurman, Jordi Putman and anchor Jeroen van Geel fired a huge game in the title match to fly past host country Denmark, 905-764, to claim the coveted Boys Team title at the European Youth Championships in Aalborg.

    The Netherlands, seeded second, ousted third-seeded Greece with b>Stamatios Roros, Alexandros Molfesis, Konstantinos Xagoraris and Thomas Moeller Petersen, in a close semifinal match, 823-810.

    Danes Victor Gundersen, Nichlas Christensen, Martin Ø. Pedersen and Markus Bergendorff, seeded fourth, stunned top seeded Sweden with Jesper Svensson, Filip Wilhelmsson, Emil Nilsson and Pontus Andersson in the other semifinal match, 816-758.

    It was the first gold medal for The Netherland in the championships. Denmark took the silver medal while Sweden and Greece shared the bronze medal.

    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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    25th European Youth Championships - Boys Team Finals

    Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (April 5, 2012)

    Championship Round:
    1. Netherlands (Joshua Schuurman, Jord van Weeren, Jordi Putman, Jeroen van Geel)
    2. Denmark (Victor Gundersen, Nichlas Christensen, Martin Ø. Pedersen, Markus Bergendorff)
    3. Sweden (Jesper Svensson, Filip Wilhelmsson, Emil Nilsson, Pontus Andersson) and Greece (Stamatios Roros, Alexandros Molfesis, Konstantinos Xagoraris, Thomas Moeller Petersen)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1:
    No. 4 Denmark (Victor Gundersen 185, Nichlas Christensen 188, Martin Ø. Pedersen 241, Markus Bergendorff 202) def.
    No. 1 Sweden (Jesper Svensson 194, Filip Wilhelmsson 169, Emil Nilsson 191, Pontus Andersson 204), 816-758

    Semifinal Match 2:
    No. 2 Netherlands (Joshua Schuurman 186, Jord van Weeren 247, Jordi Putman 183, Jeroen van Geel 207) def.
    No. 3 Greece (Stamatios Roros 211, Alexandros Molfesis 184, Konstantinos Xagoraris 224, Thomas Moeller Petersen 191), 823-810

    Championship Match:
    No. 4 Denmark (Martin Ø. Pedersen 170, Nichlas Christensen 183, Victor Gundersen 199, Markus Bergendorff 212) def.
    No. 2 Netherlands (Jord van Weeren 226, Joshua Schuurman 181, Jordi Putman 236, Jeroen van Geel 262), 905-764.