Finnish girls follow the boys - take lead

Finland girlsFinnish girls team did the same as their compatrionat boys in the morning and they lead the team event qualification after first three games. Elice Piksilä, Essi Pakarinen, Vilma Salo and Teea Mäkelä bowled games 762, 889 and 788, total 2439 means 203,2 average. Sweden is second, 120 pins behind Finland, England and the Netherlands are two other teams in top four before the second block. Russia did not bowl as well as expected and is number five, but only nine pins behind the cut.

"We had really good team spirit today and we worked very well together. This is the second day of the Championships and we are getting used for all this noice and mess around. We managed to close all that out of our minds and concentrate to own bowling", Teea Mäkelä told. In all events she is on third position now, after Maria Koshel from Russia and Hanna Engberg, Sweden. Maria has bowled 1907 (211,9) in nine games, only 15-years old Hanna has 1855, and Teea 1814. "Today I had the right ball in the game and my pin reaction was much better than yesterday", Teea said.

Tomorrow girls will start at 09:00 in the morning and boys will play in the afternoon.

Seija Lankinen