Swedes Eklund, Årup, Andersin win Trios title in Men's European Championships


    2009 MEC

    Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

    2009MECMathiasArupErikAndersinDennisEklund2.jpgThird-seeded Mathias Årup, Erik Andersinand Dennis Eklund (l-r), Sweden, defeated teams from England and Norway en route to win the gold medal in the Trios event at the 2009 Men's European Championships in Aalborg, Denmark.

    The Swedes topped No. 2 seed England with Stuart Williams, Matt Chamberlain and Dominic Barrett in a high-scoring semifinal match, 715-693, and went on to defeat tournament leader Norway with Petter Hansen, Mads Sandbækken and Tore Torgersen in the championship match, 624-563.

    The Norwegians earned the silver medal, while the Englishmen shared the bronze with the second Swedish trio, Martin Larsen, Robert Andersson and Martin Paulsson, who fell to Norway in the other semifinal, 629-551.

    The championships continue on Thursday and Friday with the five-player Team event.


    20089 Men's European Championships - Doubles event

    Championship Round:
    1. Dennis Eklund/Mathias Årup/Erik Andersin, Sweden, 1339 (2 games)
    2. Tore Torgersen/Mads Sandbækken/Petter Hansen, Norway, 1192 (2 games)
    3. Dominic Barrett/Matt Chamberlain/Stuart Williams, England, 693 (1 game)
    (tie) Robert Andersson/Martin Paulsson/Martin Larsen, Sweden, 551 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: #1 Torgersen (231)/Sandbækken (232)/Hansen (167) def.
    #4 Andersson (209)/Paulsson (180)(Larsen (162),629-551
    Semifinal Match 2: #3 Eklund (248)/Årup (245)/Andersin (222) def.
    #2 Barrett (275)/Chamberlain (181)/Williams (237), 715-693
    Championship Match: #3 Eklund (204)/Årup (211)/Andersin (209) def.
    #1 Torgersen (228)/Sandbækken (152)/Hansen (183), 624-563.


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