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26.05.2012 | Deutschland gewinnt Nationenwertung und Medaillenspiegel
Today was the last day of the U23 World Championship and, just like on the days before, the atmosphere was fantastic. The day kicked off with the Women’s Single final in the morning. 120 pins where played on four lanes and it was Germany’s Saskia Seitz who showed the best skills. She won the World Cup with a total of 582 knocked down pins, while Iren Nemes (Hungary/568) had to settle with the second place. Vanessa Welker (Germany/588) was more than delighted about getting third. The Men’s Single saw a suspense-packed competition with close results, but Robert Ernjesi (Serbia) managed to leave all his competitors behind him with a fantastic 602 knocked down pins. His fellow countryman Milos Simijonovic was on his tail and finished second with 596 pins. Richard Vagar (Slovakia/592) managed to reach the third spot. Even though he was equal on points with the fourth place, the number of cleaning was the decisive factor (232/219). In the Women’s Combination game, two Germans made it to the winner’s podium – Saskia Seitz, followed by Vanessa Welker and Iren Nemes. The new Men’s Combination World Champion is called Robert Ernjesi (Serbia), followed by runner-up Branko Manev and Sebastian Piosik (Poland). Germany wins in the nation’s ranking.
24/05/2012 | Skittle tandem games?
Yes, it’s possible. The U23 World Cup’s Tandem games kicked off today, and this fast and thrilling competition provided for an atmosphere even more tense and cheerful than the days before. In this game, two teams, each consisting of two players, play 30 throws each on neighbouring lanes. However, the decisive aspect is not the point margin, but winning one game in order to receive one point for the set. After switching lanes, the game starts anew. In case of a draw, each player gets to throw one more ball, making the team that knocks down more pins the winner.
22/05/2012 | Germany’s Women’s Classic Ninepin Bowling Team Win the World Championship
The women’s team competitions were scheduled for today with a start of the competitions as early as 8am. The atmosphere in the audience was fantastic! Judging by the noise of the crowd one could have thought a top-class handball game rather than a Ninepin Bowling tournament would be on in Bautzen’s Schützenplatzhalle. But the venue is currently host to an eight-lane ninepin bowling alley which was built in by Ahlborn.
25/05/2012 | Two thrilling competitions on one day
The U23’s Tandem Mixed Games were scheduled for the morning. At this game, a single missed pin could have meant missing the next round – and that’s what happened to the German team. Patrick Krieger and Sarah Dressler saw themselves faced with a draw against Macedonia after the game, but were defeated in Sudden Victory. But that wouldn’t be the last close game of the day. In the quarter finals, Austria and Macedonia, as well as Croatia and Hungary were to play against each other. While Austria was the clear winner with two points, Hungary and Croatia both needed nerves of steel after their draw. Eventually, it was Croatia’s team that knocked down one pin more and reached the final round, where they defeated Austria 2-0 and became World Champion.
23/05/2012 | Serbia and Their Dance of Joy on the Ninepin Lane in Bautzen
The men’s team competitions started today at 7.30 in the morning. Numerous players reached the “Magical 600”. The first ninepin bowler to exceed this mark was Sebastian Piosik (POL/605). But his fantastic result was not to be the best performance of the event. Piosik was followed by Denis Narat (SLO/609), Branko Manew (MKD/630), Fabian Seitz (GER/622), Martin Kozak (SVK/600), Denis Annasensi (D/601) and Adrian Szule (POL/600). A truly outstanding performance could be seen by Robert Ernjesi from Serbia who played a total of 662 pins. The top three teams of the overall country ranking were changing constantly making the games incredibly thrilling. During the competitions the German team was on fifth place but managed to come third in the end with a total 3,451 thrown down pins. Slovenia came second with 3,478 pins and Serbia came out the world champions with 3,496 knocked down pins and celebrated their victory with a dance of joy on the lanes.
21/05/2012 | A Gripping Game to Conclude the U14 World Cup
The last day of the U14 World Cup started early at 8am on Monday morning and tension and excitement could be sensed in every round.