Host country Finland on top

Team FinlandPyry Puharinen (left in the picture), Jesse Ahokas, Niko Oksanen and Lassi Aalto from the host country Finland bowled the high score 2686 (223,8) and toook the lead in team event, when we are in the half way. Finnish boys scored the games 892, 913 and 881. Finland left the team number two, Sweden, behind almost with 200 pins. Denmark is now third and Ukraine fourth.

The number one in Finnish team today was the leader of the all events, Niko Oksanen. He bowled 730 in three games and leads the all event with total score 2149 (238,8). Niko is now in his third and also in the last EYC and he has worked hard for this event. "This has been my goal long time, last Youth Championships at home, my desire to succeed here is really big", Niko said. "Today we managed to work together and communicate well about the lanes and changes on conditions. And our coach Markku Veijanen was supporting our ideas and read the lanes and lines to us".

In all events Jesse Ahokas is second and Pyry Puharinen third, so Finland has all the medal positions in hand after nine games, but there is still nine more games to work out.

Seija Lankinen