Boys team finals: Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Denmark

Team Finland boys 2nd dayBoys teams qualification ended with a big fight about the last places in the semifinals. Finland and Sweden were already for sure in the finals before the last game and so it looked like also with Denmark. But the last game was difficult to Danish players and they bowled only 652 and a few teams were hunting after them. Slovakia finished with a 788 game and that was enough to beat Denmark and for the third place in the qualification. Norway shot 787 and the Netherlands 794, but could not reach Denmark. Norway was the first team under the cut with 40 pins behind Denmark. The Netherlands missed the finals with 43 pins.

Team Finland in the picture Niko Oksanen (left), Pyry Puharinen, Jesse Ahokas and Lassi Aalto.

In the all event the lead is tightly in Niko Oksanen's hands. The young Finn has bowled 2803 in nine games, meaning average 233,6. Nikos team mate Jesse Ahokas is second with score 2635 and Ronan van der Loo from the Netherlands third, 2616. Finlands Pyry Puharinen keeps the fourth place, 31 pins behind Ronan.

Seija Lankinen