Sweden wins second gold in Boys Trios in European Youth Championships


    2008 EYC

    Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland (March 15-24, 2008)

    2008EYCLogo_small.jpg Doubles champion Joachim Karlsson and Kristoffer Hagelberg teamed with Johan Helldén to win the second gold medal for Sweden in the Boys Trios event of the 21st European Youth Championships at Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland. The Swedes, who were in second place after the first 3-game block (2013) overtook previous leader Denmark with a 1903 series to cruise to the title with 3916 pinfall total and an average of 217.56.

    Riku-Petteri Kivelä, Perttu Jussila and 2007 EYC All Events champion Tony Ranta, Finland, rolled the highest 3-game series on Thursday to leap from seventh to second place to take the silver medal with 3890 (216.11).

    Danes Anders Lousdal, Kasper Walther and Thomas Larsen had a solid 1821 series to secure the bronze medal with 3857 (214.28).

    The second Swedish trio with Daniel Fransson, Kim Bolleby and Kim Ojala fell 14 pins short of the bronze medal to finish fourth with 3843.

    Eric Evripidou, Cyprus, rolled the second 300 game in the Boys Trios event and the fourth of the championships in his third game (sixth overall) after starting the day with 146 and 189. Levi Chamberlain, England, rolled the field-best 755 3 game series, while Arturs Levikins, Latvia, was the best of 135 players from 25 countries with 1430 six-game total and an average of 238.33.

    Boys Results

    Individual High Scores
    1 Game: Antonios Zafras, Greece; Eric Evripidou, Cyprus - 300 Championship Record
    3 Games: Levi Chamberlain, England - 755 (251.67)
    6 Games: Levi Chamberlain, England and Arturs Levikins, Latvia - 1430 (238.33) Championship Record

    Trios High Scores
    1 Game: George Stefanidis/Antonios Zafras/Evangelos Krizinis, Greece - 748 (249.33) Championship Record
    3 Games: Anders Lousdal/Kasper Walther/Thomas Larsen, Denmark - 2036 (226.22)
    6 Games: Johan Helldén/Kristoffer Hagelberg/Joachim Karlsson, Sweden - 3916 (217.56)