Sweden's Filippa Persson wins her third gold medal in Girls Singles


    2015 EYC

    Persson averages 213.78 on her way to the gold medal in All-Events



    Sweden's Filippa Persson defeated Gwenaëlle Hugon of France in the title match in Girls Singles, 235-182, to capture her third gold medal in the 28th European Youth Championships Saturday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany.

    Hugon, who ousted top-seeded Alida Molander of Sweden in the semifinals, 224-177, earned the silver medal. Molander and defending champion Maria Bulanova of Russia, who fell to Persson in the other semi-final match, 237-211, received bronze. L-R Hugon, Persson, Molander and Bulanova.

    2015EYCGirlsAllEventsTop3.jpgPersson (center), who beat Bulanova by two pins in the Singles preliminaries, 1286 to 1284, topped Bulanova by 30 pins to win her fourth gold medal in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles and Teams). The Swede, who also won gold in Doubles and the Team event, totaled 3848 pins, an average of 213.78 over 18 games.

    Like in the EYC in Odense, Denmark, last year, Bulanova (left) took the silver medal with 3818 (212.11). It was Bulanova's 10th medal in European Youth Championships. Molander (right) used a 1292 series for 3752 (208.44) to beat out her teammates Cajsa Wegner (3676) and Madelene Gullberg (3598) for the bronze medal.

    Action shifts to the Masters competition on Saturday and Sunday. The top 24 boys and girls in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles and Teams) qualified for Masters match play in single-elimination in best-of-three games format, which will start Saturday at 8 and 9 p.m. with the boys Rounds of 24 and 16.

    Master competition will continue Sunday and culminates with the gold medal match of the top two girls and boys at 3.30 and 4.30 p.m., respectively.

    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 and Max Bulanov.


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    28th European Youth Championships - Girls Singles Medal Round

    2015EYCGirlsSinglesFinalists.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Filippa Persson, Sweden
    2. Gwenaëlle Hugon, France
    3. Alida Molander, Sweden and Maria Bulanova, Russia

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 4 Hugon def. No. 1 Molander, 224-177
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 2 Persson def. No. 3 Bulanova, 237-211
    Championship Match: Persson def. Hugon, 235-182.


    28th European Youth Championships - Girls Singles Preliminaries

    Top 4 advance to the medal round on Saturday, April 4, at 5.30 p.m. CEST.


    28th European Youth Championships - Girls All-Events (Final Standings)

    Top three earn the medals in All-Events; top 24 advance to Masters match play, top 8 receive a first-round bye