Updated: Feb 17
What can we really expect from Balders HSK at the District Championship on the 6th of March?
Balders HSK just had its first official training ever this week, and the first with equipment used in the competition context.
“yes potential exists with several players but day form and fingertip feeling will be absolutely crucial to the team selection.”
Balders HSK has let players know that team selection will be done late the night before. This is to best be able to top the team. The question is just how? Many have just started throwing, some may be throwing for the first time, yes potential exists with several players but day form and fingertip feeling will be absolutely crucial to the team selection.
What are the chances of taking any medals?
A major drawback to note is that Fredrik Sandelius, a player the club puts high hopes on, will be missing on March 6 at the District Championship. Martin Smeds, another Balder's promise has been drawn with some worries in recent training when he recently changed his technique, at the moment he is looking to find the form. Pascal, the player with the most routine is difficult to judge, mixes high with low points and lacks stability.
"We have had a few pitching arms on tests that make us believe in a promising future. But if any of them can get ready both physically and mentally to the District Championship is hard to say said Martin Smeds."
Who is the joker?
Balders are still in an intense recruitment phase, and when an uncut diamond emerges it is difficult to predict. We have had a few pitching arms on tests that make us believe in a promising future. But if any of them can get ready both physically and mentally to the District Championship is hard to say said Martin Smeds.
What about Vaxholm?
If we take a closer look at Vaxholm HSK. Vaxholms best pitcher Björn Landberg, is one of Sthlm's absolute brightest stars right now and who many see as the future poster name in Horseshoe pitching, is rumored to be pitching over 500p on training (50 throws). He is also a Swedish Championship medalist as well as Kristian Jältsäter. Jältsäter on his part is a huge supporter in several dimensions and extremely important for Vaxholm, threw over 400p most recently when Balders visited Vaxholm on a training session. B. Gabrielsson is also in the team with a personal best of around 215 (25 throws). "Gunde" we must not forget that lost only by 3p against Landberg last at the Christmas Cup.
So yes, Balders HSK is set against the toughest possible opponent in this first Sthlm District Championship. No question about that. BUT! The chance exists, it always does -
"to the last throw ..."