Daria Kovalova earns No. 1 seed for Girls Singles Playoffs en route to win gold in All Events


    2012 EYC

    Sweden's Wegener, England's Crawley to join Finn Pasanen, Kovalova, in Singles finals; Crawley shoots first 300 game of the championships

    2012EYCLogo.jpg Squad 1 leader Daria Kovalova of Ukraine remained unchallenged in the second squad of the Girls Singles Preliminaries en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the playoffs and to defend her title in All Events at the European Youth Championships in Denmark.

    Kovalova , who is also the defending Singles champion, averaged 229.83 and totaled 1379 pins to beat out 2010 EYC Singles and All Events champion Jenny Wegner of Sweden for the top spot by 96 pins.

    Wegner, who led Squad 2 with 1283, a 213.83 average, not only claimed the No. 2 seed in Singles but also wrapped up the silver medal in All Events. Kovalova finished atop 62-player leaderboard with 3994 total and an average of 221.89. Wegener was 206 pins behind in second place with 3788 (210.44).

    Sanna Pasanen, who won the gold medal with the Finnish four-player team, fell one spot to third place with 1281 (213.50).

    Verity Crawley started Squad 2 with bang as the English girl rolled the first 300 game of the championships en route to a 1279 total to capture the fourth and last place for the playoffs. This feat came at the expense of her teammate Bethany Hedley, who slipped out of the top 4 to fifth place with 1245.

    With her 1279 series, Crawley also moved into third place in All Events to secure the bronze medal with 3729. Norway's Andrea E. Hansen was third ion Squad 2 with 1239 to land in sixth place in Singles and fourth in All Events with 3649.

    The top 4 players after the boys and girls Singles Preliminaries will bowl for the title on Saturday evening. The first two rounds of the Boys Masters match play (top 24 in All Events) will follow immediately after the Singles Playoffs.

    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).


    Related Articles

    Daria Kovalova on course to defend EYC titles in Singles and All Events
    Czech Republic's Marek Talpa earns No. 1 seed for the EYC Boys Singles Playoffs
    Czech Marek Talpa sets the pace in Boys Singles Preliminaries at EYC Denmark
    Finnish girls come from behind to win Girls Team title in EYC Denmark
    Dutch boys shoot big game to win Team title at European Youth Championships
    Swedish boys dominate Team preliminaries to earn second consecutive No. 1 seed
    England takes the No. 1 seed for the Girls Team Playoffs at European Youth Championships
    Swedish girls take the pole position in EYC Team event after the first three-game block
    Sweden sets the pace as Boys Team event reaches halfway point at EYC
    Finland captures the title in Boys Doubles at European Youth Championships
    England defends Girls Doubles title to start 25th European Youth Championships
    Swedish girls earn No. 1 seed for the Doubles playoffs at European Youth Championships
    Scandinavian boys dominate Doubles preliminaries at European Youth Championships


    25th European Youth Championships - Girls Singles Preliminaries

    The top 4 players advance to the finals.


    High Games and High Series

    Individual High Scores
    1 Game: Verity Crawley, England, 300
    3 Games: Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, 717
    6 Games: Daria Kovalova, Ukraine, 1379


    25th European Youth Championships - Girls All Events

    Final standings after 18 games. The top 24 advance to Masters match play. The top 8 earn one bye.