England and Sweden are the team champions

Sweden goldIn semi finals the full house Tali got what wanted, three matches were really exciting. Sweden's boys team had no problems in their game against Slovakia and won by high score 948-817. Denmark managed to fight against Finland until eighth frame. Then started the blue-white colours the march to victory and Finland earned the place to the final with scores 889-832.

In girls semi final looked like Sweden is beating England easily, but in the last frame they threw it away with some opens. England said thank you and won 755-723. The match between Finland and the Netherlands was also tight. In the last frame Finland was stroger and marched in to the final with scores 756-729.

Boys final was a celebration of Sweden. Robin Skans, Emanuel Jonsson, William Svensson and Filip Thelander started the strike show from the first frames and Finland could not answer. Sweden won the titel match 937-814.


England goldGirls final was a thriller. England had in half way the lead with 50 pins, but Finland came back to the game in 8-9 frames. England's last player, Mia Bewley, had the keys in her hands, but she finished with an open frame. Then Teea Mäkelä had a chage to become a hero, but after a spare she took only eight pins and there was a tie 750-750. Breaking the tie all four players made one shot and the total was counted. First round ended in tie 38-38, but England won the second 38-34 and took the gold medals. In the gold medal team were playing Isabelle Allen, Lorna Scott, Mia Bewley and Natasja Ailes.

We heard also sad news from team England. Two players, Ki Leighfield and Matthew Terry, are expelled from team England and they will bowl no more.

Tomorrow in Tali we will have boys single, and on Saturday girls single.

Seija Lankinen