Swedish girls soar to victory in Trios event at 21st European Youth Championships


    2008 EYC

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

    2008EYCGirlsTriosSWE.jpg Joline Planefors Persson, Sandra Andersson and Emma Sandblom came from behind to win the gold medal in the Girl's Trios event in the 21st European Youth Championships at Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland.

    The Swedes, who started the second 3-game block on Thursday in fourth place, 113 pins off the pace for the gold medal, tossed games of 650, 631 and 689 (1970) to win the title with 3883 six-game total, an average of 215.72.

    Overnight leader Israel with Roni Aharonovich, Mor Dayan and Liat Vizenfeld, lost the lead behind a low 435 in game #4 but rebounded with 662 and 601 to secure the bronze medal with 3728 (207.11).

    Silver went to Bianca Wiekeraad, Ilona De Kuijer and Stephanie Huijden, who added 1891 to the 1883 from day one to remain second with 3774 (209.67).

    Their fellow countrywomen Carmen Haandrikman was the best player of the 87 girls from 19 countries. The Dutch had a 1433 six-game series (238.83) including the high game of 279 and the three-game high of 767. Haandrikman and her team mates Chantal Jacobs and Jamilla Giesbert landed in fifth place with 3688.

    Girls Results

    Individual High Scores
    1 Game: Mor Dayan, Israel; Carmen Haandrikman, Netherlands - 279
    3 Games: Carmen Haandrikman, Netherlands - 767 (255.67)
    6 Games: Carmen Haandrikman, Netherlands - 1433 (238.83)

    Trios High Scores
    1 Game: Shirley Lazar/Cynthia Kleyda/Melanie Birlinger, Germany - 748 (249.33) Championship Record

    3 Games: Liat Vizenfeld/Roni Aharonovich/Mor Dayan, Israel - 2030 (225.56) Championship Record

    6 Games: Joline Planefors Persson/Sandra Andersson/Emma Sandblom - 3883 (215.72)