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EYC 2023 Day 2 | Girls Doubles | Another great day for Scandinavian crosses



On Tuesday morning, the Girls Doubles event took off at the Plus Bowling Center in the Austrian capital Vienna.


Four teams of two advanced to the semi-finals after the first six qualification games.


Stella Lökfors & Tiiamari Laukkanen of Finland sat atop of Girls Doubles qualification with a score of 2472.


Elissa Mehmet & Kajsa Samuelsson of Sweden (2406 pinfall), Sanne Ørdal & Jenny Mathiesen (2397 pinfall) of Norway, and Maja Engberg & Elin Bergqvist (2372 pinfall) of Sweden joined them in a race for gold medals.


Although Finns Stella Lökfors & Tiiamari Laukkanen were the best duo in the qualification round, they had no chance against stellar Maja Engberg & Elin Bergqvist performance. M. Engberg fired the second perfect game in the EYC 2023, E. Bergqvist added 247, and Sweden overcame Finland 547-351. It was the highest score game among all Doubles (including Boys Doubles yesterday).




In the other semi-final, second Swedish duet of Elissa Mehmet & Kajsa Samuelsson defeated Sanne Ørdal & Jenny Mathiesen of Norway in a close game fight with a result of 353-350 to replicate Sweden's yesterday's success in Boys Doubles, with both country's duos reaching the finals.


In the final game, Elissa Mehmet & Kajsa Samuelsson overcame their compatriots seizing the title with a tough 375-368 victory and proved to be the best this year in the Girls Doubles event.



Tiiamari Laukkanen of Finland made a stunning performance during the first six qualification games. Seventeen-year-old scored 1346 total (224.3 avg.) to lead the Girls All-Event category.


Twenty-four best performers will advance to the next round of the All-Event category after 18 qualification games. Here are the top 8 performers after the first six games in the Girls All-Event.



Full standings can be found here.

All championship activities will be held from the 2nd of April to the 9th of April 2023. A total of 30 European bowling federations and 168 youth athletes participate in the event.