Top seeded Flack/Johnsson cruise to the doubles title in Women's European Championships


    2008 WEC

    Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark (June 6-15, 2008)

    2008WECNinaFlackHelenJohnsson.jpg Nina Flack and Helèn Johnsson (left, l-r), Sweden, who lead the doubles competition since day one flew past No. 2 seeded Tina Hulsch/Patricia Schwarz, Germany, 411-299, to win the first gold medal in the 2008 Women's European Championships in Odense, Denmark.

    2008WECTinaHulschPatriciaSchwarz2.jpg The Germans (pictured right) received the silver medal. Semi-final losers Therese Forsell/Diana Alfredsson, Sweden, and defending champions Mai Ginge Jensen/Anja Ginge Jensen, Denmark, tied for bronze.

    The Championships continue on Tuesday and Wednesday with the Trios event.

    2008 Women's European Championships - Doubles event

    Championship Round:
    1. Nina Flack/Helèn Johnsson, Sweden, 882 (2 games)
    2. Tina Hulsch/Patricia Schwarz, Germany, 713 (2 games)
    3. Therese Forsell/Diana Alfredsson, Sweden, 448 (1 game)
    (tie) Mai Ginge Jensen/Anja Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 395 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semi-final Match 1: #1 Flack (245)/Johnson (226) def. #4 Forsell (233)/Alfredsson (215), 471-448
    Semi-final Match 2: #2 Hulsch (212)/Schwarz (202) def. #3 A. Jensen (216)/M. Jensen (179), 414-395
    Championship Match: #1 Flack (229)/Johnson (182) def. #2 Hulsch (164)/Schwarz (135), 411-299

    Photos courtesy of Eric Hayton (

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