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Did You Know...

... that teams from Finland are engaged in national and international battles?

Finland's national indoor and outdoor team: Pro Team
posted Apr 10th, 2019 - The aftermath of the World Challenge will still continue for a while, even though the next major event is right around the corner, the FAI Indoor World Meet. The NSL News has re-located to Weembi Lille, and the first previews will follow soon.

Today's update goes even further back, while it is still related to both events. Two teams from Finland caught the attention not only of the NSL News in Bedford with their 2-point difference after a 10-round battle. Tempo was actually last year's AA Class winner at the World Challenge, and Blackjack had their own story with a 4-way comeback after a very long break.

Both teams had met each other two times this year on the same AAA Class leaderboard before traveling to Bedford for the World Challenge, and the previous duel took place at the national indoor championships a week before the World Challenge.

That's the event that connects with the upcoming indoor world meet, as well. Neither Blackjack nor Tempo are Finland's national indoor or outdoor team. Pro Team has had this slot for a long time and won this year's indoor competition once again without any serious opposition.

Finnish Indoor Nationals 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class 4,P,J,6 5,E,14 20,18,L 16,B,12 19,15,8 13,A,K,1 9,H,M,G Q,7,11 D,10,17 C,N,22,3 Total Avg
1 Pro Team 27 28 20 22 20 28 35 24 23 15 242 24.2
2 Tempo 19 15 15 21 16 22 32 19 18 15 192 19.2
3 Wannabe 2019 16 18 11 18 14 16 28 19 18 17 175 17.5
4 Blackjack 19 18 14 17 15 19 22 18 17 14 173 17.3
5 Sörkan Laskuvajourheijat 15 15 10 13 13 16 24 17 13 15 151 15.1

Blackjack from Finland at the World Challenge 2019
Pro Team, with father Kimmo Pohjola and son Kalle in the lineup, won the Finnish Indoor Nationals by 50 points, even though Tempo almost tied Pro Team in Round 4 (21 - 22).

The Finnish champions also gave away Round 10 to Wannabe, and also allowed Tempo and Sörkan Laskuvajourheijat to tie their 15-pointer.

The two weaker Pro Team rounds left their meet average on the lowest level since February 2018, and they are still seated in 10th place of the NSL Power Rankings for the indoor world meet.

In fact, the Finnish team probably have their eyes on the 9th place, as they know their potential to get to the 25+ average level. That's where this year's British national team ACM Weembi is positioned after three consecutive 25+ finishes.

ACM Weembi just lost the British indoor title to Chimera in Bedford, and they will be eager to get redemption at Weembi Lille by posting this lineup's first 26+ average.

The two Finnish teams enjoyed their own 10-round battle, and one British team was engaged in their duel. Pajama Pumas placed right between with the team's new 19.7 indoor record average.

World Challenge 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Avg
Rank AAA Class P,H,Q,5 19,16,E L,3,2 B,A,22,D J,14,8 11,M,G,1 15,21,18 7,O,4 C,N,K,13 20,6,F Total Avg
1 NMP-PCH Hayabusa  BE  52 32 28 39 29 32 28 34 42 31  347 34.7
2 Arizona Airspeed  US  48 30 27 37 27 31 25 33 36 28 322 32.2
3 IFS-Moscow  RU  44 29 26 33 27 29 23 33 34 31 309 30.9
4 Qatar Tigers  QA  44 29 26 35 24 29 24 31 32 31 305 30.5
5 SDC Rhythm XP  US  46 28 24 32 25 29 24 31 35 27 301 30.1
6 Airheads  CH  44 28 22 36 24 27 19 29 33 26 288 28.8
7 Weembi Unicorns  FR  43 28 23 32 23 28 19 28 33 26 283 28.3
8 ISR FireFlash  BE  40 26 24 33 24 25 19 25 28 26 270 27.0
9 NFTO  UK  35 25 24 29 24 25 20 27 30 24 263 26.3
10 Odin Parachute Systems  FR  35 28 21 29 22 25 20 25 29 25 259 25.9
10 Chimera  UK  36 24 21 27 23 27 21 25 29 26 259 25.9
12 ACM Weembi  UK  38 22 24 28 21 24 21 25 29 26 258 25.8
13 Gavroche Weembi  FR  38 27 23 26 21 25 14 27 28 23 252 25.2
14 Tenanine  MR  37 25 22 22 20 24 19 26 29 22 246 24.6
15 FlySpot Sky4Four  PL  36 19 18 26 20 22 19 25 21 21 227 22.7
16 Eros  UK  27 21 22 24 19 23 17 24 27 21 225 22.5
17 Jazz Republic  ZA  29 22 18 23 19 20 18 24 23 22 218 21.8
18 Falco  BE  22 20 17 19 20 20 17 24 26 19 204 20.4
19 Blackjack  FI  24 20 17 23 19 19 15 21 22 18 198 19.8
20 Pajama Pumas  UK  27 21 16 21 19 19 16 21 20 17 197 19.7
21 Tempo  FI  26 18 18 23 18 19 15 21 20 18 196 19.6
22 Aladeen  HU  28 21 19 16 16 19 13 19 18 20 189 18.9
23 Alakran  ES  26 18 12 18 17 21 17 23 18 18 188 18.8
24 FlyPonots  FR  26 19 17 21 16 18 10 18 18 18 181 18.1
25 Nefertit  UK  24 18 16 18 15 16 13 20 17 16 173 17.3
26 Windobona Angels  ES  20 16 14 18 16 17 15 21 17 18 172 17.2
27 Ayro  BE  16 18 15 18 17 15 14 19 19 17 168 16.8
28 Koloncok  HU  21 16 13 19 14 16 15 19 18 16 167 16.7
29 Stardust  BE  21 15 12 17 16 16 11 18 17 13 156 15.6
30 Nova  CH  21 14 12 16 13 13 11 17 19 16 152 15.2
31 Barak  ES  25 19 17 21 16 19 14 19 0 0 150 15.0
32 Wood Fella’s  UK  17 13 10 16 13 13 11 17 19 13 142 14.2
33 Draconis  UK  16 13 12 13 12 15 10 15 13 15 134 13.4
34 Free Burds  IE  16 10 11 11 13 12 11 15 15 13 127 12.7

Tempo from Finland at the World Challenge 2019
Blackjack and Tempo have been challenging each other since Tempo moved up into the AAA Class after the World Challenge 2018. Blackjack had the upper hand at the first two meets, even though Tempo had a consistent progression and moved closer.

Finally, Tempo's 3rd consecutive team record average (17.8 - 18.4 - 19.2) at the national indoor championships was enough to leave Blackjack far behind and take the 2nd place behind Pro Team.

However, the Blackjack 4-way veterans did not give up and learned their lessons at the national championships. They had one week to evaluate the previous performance and make a better plan for the World Challenge.

Tempo continued with their ongoing progression, now even with Pete Allum coaching in the background, and the 19.6 average in Bedford was the next team record. However, Blackjack used their own advice from coach David Grauwels and had left behind the 17.3 performance a week earlier. Both Finnish teams finally pushed each other to new team indoor record averages, and Blackjack won by two points this time. Pro Team will be next to battle for the 9th or 10th place and the 25+ average level at Weembi Lille next week...

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