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Danish team title goes to BK Varde: win over BK Grøndal

Posted by on June 5, 2021

 Danish team title goes to BK Varde: win over BK Grøndal

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The winning Varde team with Merckx, Andersen, Schröder, team sponsor Kim Trogh and Carlsen

COPENHAGEN - The BK Varde team clinched the Danish title in a spectacular final thanks to a 6-2 victory over multiple champion and title favourite BK Grøndal. The Jutland team, in which Eddy Merckx is the leading player, sharing the position with Thomas Andersen for the first time, won the title for the second time in three years. The three Danish players in the team are Thomas Andersen, Allan Schröder and Michael Carlsen. Varde is a town in Jutland with 50.000 inhabitants, 300 kilometres from Copenhagen.

The victory over BK Grøndal was due to Eddy Merckx, who beat Brian Knudsen 50-32 in 22 (last two innings 11 and 6), Thomas Andersen, who won against Dion Nelin 50-25 in 26 and Allan Schröder, who defeated Jacob Haack Sörensen 42-17 in 20. The only winner in the BK Grøndal team was Lars Dunch, who beat Michael Carlsen 42-22 in 31.

BK Grøndal won 6-2 in the semi-finals against BC Albertslund with victories for Nelin over Flemming Hansen (50-46 in 44), Haack Sörensen over Bo Christensen (42-15 in 18) and Dunch over Thomas Hölmerhoj (42-38 in 43). For Albertslund, Brian Zola Hansen won his match against Brian Knudsen 50-46 in 44.

BK Varde reached the final by a good win over Aalborg (ABK 31). Eddy Merckx defeated Poul Bjerring (50-24 in 36), Allen Schröder was the better of Jesper Straagaard (42-25 in 31), Michael Carlsen won against Mark Högdahl (42-34 in 39). Only Thomas Andersen lost his match against Claus Petersen 50-44 in 33.

BK Varde crowned the tournament with 1,379 on average ahead of BK Grøndal with 1,283, Albertslund with 0,913 and ABK Aalborg with 0,893. After this season, BK Varde will be joined by Dutch player Jean Paul de Bruijn, like Allan Schröder a former PBA player.

Dion Nelin won the individual Danish championship last week by beating Brian Knudsen in the final 50-41 in 29 innings. Nelin bested in the semi-final Dunch with 50-47 in 40, Knudsen beat Jacob Haack Sörensen 50-30 in 33.

The top five in the individual ranking of the team event:
1 Eddy Merckx 1,776 (two matches)
2 Brian Zola Hansen 1,702 (one match)
3 Brian Knudsen 1,470
4 Dion Nelin 1,464
5 Thomas Andersen 1,312.

The top six at the Danish individual championship:

1 Dion Nelin 6-1,724-11
2 Brian Knudsen 6-1,455-7
3 Lars Dunch 5-1,269-14
4 Jacob Haack Sörensen 5-1,200-7
5 Thomas Andersen 4-1,281-10
6 Tommy Ebeling 4-1,208-15.




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Replay of the games
If anyone want to see the games they are all online on Youtube. I created a playlist with all the games from the team championship below - please enjoy :).

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