Swedes Wegner, Persson shoot two big games to claim gold in Girls Doubles


    2015 EYC



    2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson2.jpg 2015EYCBaukeJespersAnnoukCoopmans.jpgTournament leader Cajsa Wegner and her teammate, defending Doubles champion Filippa Persson (pictured left, l-r), of Sweden posted two big games to cruise to the Girls Doubles title in the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany.

    In the gold medal match, Wegner rolled a 247 game and Persson added 227 as the duo outscored Bauke Jespers and Annouk Coopmans (right, l-r) of Belgium, 474-331.

    It was the second consecutive gold medal in Doubles for Persson, who teamed with Emelie Tiveljung at the 2014 EYC in Odense, Denmark. Jespers, who won bronze in Doubles in 2013, and Coopmans took the silver medal.

    2015EYCAlidaMolanderMadeleneGullberg.jpg2015EYCAmandineRichardGwenaalleHugon.jpgThe Belgians denied the bid of Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg (left, l-r), the no. 2 seed, for an all-Swedish title match by defeating the second Swedish duo in the semi-finals, 415-389.

    Wegner and Persson, the only team which averaged over 200 in the six-game preliminaries earlier today, ousted Amandine Richard and Gwenaëlle Hugon (right, l-r) of France in the other semi-final match, 478-408. Wegner had 244 and Persson 234.

    Molander & Gullberg and Richard & Hugon shared the bronze medal.

    Action shifts to the boys and girls team event on Tuesday (first block of three games) and Wednesday (second block). The top 4 teams will advance to the medal round starting Wednesday at 5.30 (semi-finals) and 6.30 p.m. (championship) Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    2015EYCLogo_small.jpg The 28th European Youth Championships will be held from March 27 through April 6, 2015 at Bowl Play, a 30-laner in Leipzig, Germany.

    The Championships drew 155 players, 97 boys and 58 girls, from 29 member countries of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) - Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.

    Up to four boys and four girls per country who must not be born before September 1, 1996 will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in five disciplines: Singles, Doubles and four-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.

    The 2015 EYC will be played on a 41-foot lane conditioning pattern with 25.56 mL volume oil total. Click here to view the Kegel LaneMap™ Guide of Bowl Play Leipzig.

    Singles, Doubles and Team preliminaries feature six games with the top 4 advancing to the medal round. No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3 in the semi-finals. The winners bowl for gold and silver while the losers share the bronze medal. All matches will be decided in one game.

    The three players with highest 18-game total of the Singles, Doubles and Teams preliminaries earn the medals in All-Events. The top 24 in All-Events determine the Masters champion in single-elimination match play in best-of-three games format.

    Competition kicks off with the Boys Doubles preliminaries on Sunday, March 29, and concludes Sunday, April 5, with the Boys and Girls Masters finals followed by a farewell banquet.

    Photos courtesy of German Bowling Federation.


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    28th European Youth Championships - Girls Doubles Medal Round

    2015EYCGirlsDoublesFinalists.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Sweden (Cajsa Wegner/Filippa Persson)
    2. Belgium (Bauke Jespers/Annouk Coopmans)
    3. Sweden (Alida Molander/Madelene Gullberg) and
    France (Amandine Richard/Gwenaëlle Hugon)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1:
    No 1 Sweden (Wegner 244/Persson 234) def.
    No. 4 France (Richard 212/Hugon 196), 478-408
    Semifinal Match 2:
    No. 3 Belgium (Jespers 208/Coopmans 207) def.
    No. 2 Sweden (Molander 191/Gullberg 198), 415-389
    Sweden (Wegner 247/Persson 227) def.
    Belgium (Jespers 171/Coopmans 160), 474-331.