Czech Marek Talpa sets the pace in Boys Singles Preliminaries at EYC Denmark


    2012 EYC

    Score to beat in second squad to make the finals is 1287 (214.50 average)

    2012EYCLogo.jpg Marek Talpa of the Czech Republic took the lead in the Boys Singles competition after the first of two squads have completed their six-game preliminaries at the 25 European Youth Championships in Aalborg, Denmark.

    Talpa had games of 254, 223, 226, 240, 236 and 208 to lead the 49 players on Friday morning with 1387 pinfall total and an average of 231.17.

    Alexander Minenko of Russia finished his series with a 248 game to move into second place with 1340 (223.33). Team champion Jeroen van Geel, Netherlands, was third with 1333 (222.17).

    Christopher Lam of England currently holds the fourth and last place to advance to the finals with 1287 or an average of 214.50.

    All Events leaders Filip Wilhelmsson, Emil Nilsson, both of Sweden, and two-handed Dane Markus Bergendorff take to the lanes in Squad 2 this afternoon. The top 4 will advance to the playoffs, which will be contested on Saturday afternoon after the conclusion of the girls Preliminaries.

    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 Singles Preliminaries (Squad 1 of 2 only)

    The top 4 players will advance to the finals.


    High Games and High Series

    Individual High Scores
    1 Game: Christopher Lam England, 268
    3 Games: Marek Talpa, Czech Republic, 703
    6 Games: Marek Talpa, Czech Republic, 1387


    25th European Youth Championships - Boys All Events after 18/18 games (Squad 1 only)