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Torbjörn Blomdahl beats his father Lennart

Posted by on January 20, 2012

Torbjörn Blomdahl beats his father Lennart

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Torbjörn Blomdahl and Stefan Hilvin before their match in the preliminaries.

MALMÖ - The four semifinalists in the championship of Sweden are known. Torbjörn Blomdahl, Björn Lohmander, David Pennör and Michael Nilsson has seeded in the quarterfinals in the Carom Club in Malmo.

Torbjörn Blomdahl took the win in the quarters in a special match. He defeated his father Lennart, with whom he was world champion for national teams with Sweden in 1987 and 1991.

The youngest Blomdahl showed himself the strongest in three sets tonight, although the average was not that spectacular: 15-9, 15-8, 15-3 (1.098/0.513).

In another match for the quarters Peter and Bjorn Lohmander faced each others. Peter Lohmander only took the first set 15-12, the following three were won by Bjorn: 15-9, 15-12, 15-11 (1.056/0.887).

David Pennör came to the last four with a 3-1 win against Nalle Olsson (15-6, 1-15, 15-13, 15-14). Michael Nilsson played the highest average in his quarterfinal match against Tay Couc Co, which he won 3-0. Nilsson averaged  1.250.

Tomorrow (Saturday) the semi-finals and finals will be played.

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Torbjörn Blomdahl beats his father Lennart
It must be Lennart Blomdahl to the right in the picture, because he must be about. 70 years.. ;-)

Message 1/4 - Publish at January 21, 2012 12:30 AM

I agree, it's great that Lennart stil plays on a good level and in the Swedish championship, but we may not forget so many players from that age who are performing on that level. And in that case: let's forget Raymond Ceulemans, because he's the miracle himself.

Message 2/4 - Publish at January 21, 2012 10:03 AM

Lennart was and still is fantastic..
Yes true Fritz! Lennart Blomdahl is in many ways amazing. He will be 73 years this November and are still playing / coach on cosiness level. Personally, he is (despite the Caudron and others) the player so I admire most.
Lennart was even a really good player in several disciplines. I remember very clearly when he and Torbjörn won the European Championship for 2-man team in Copenhagen, where Lennart defeated Ludo Dielis and Torbjörn won over Raymond Ceulemans in almost the same second. Torbjörn with a fantastic finish.

Lennart was also several times European champion in carom cones (a danish game on carom-tables), which unfortunately is not been played more (only in Denmark), where Lennart spent years practically "held playgroup" with the best Danish players.
Lennart's Swedish championships are numerous. Also in the classical disciplines.
And beyond it, so is he a great teacher, which Torbjörn clearly proofs..

Message 3/4 - Publish at January 21, 2012 11:48 AM

I'm gonna share your admiration, now I read this about Lennart. I knew him from the world championships with Torbjörn, of course, but what a great man in other kind of disciplines as well. Thanks for all this information, my Swedish friend.

Message 4/4 - Publish at January 21, 2012 12:38 PM

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