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Vipers won their first championship title in Norway

photo: Terje Refsnes
Vipers won their first championship title in Norway
Ibolya Szekeres

The regular season in the Norwegian women championship is over, and there is a new winner, Vipers Kristiansand taking the gold medals of the regular season for the first time in the clubs history. The Lunde-twins made it for their home-town.

Larvik HK had to be satisfied with the silver medals, after 19 years of supremacy in Norway. Storhamar took the bronze.

Two days ago Viper defeated Gjerpen 28-23 and took the gold medals, tonight Larvik HK faced Storhamar in Boligmappa Arena Larvik and the winner could take the silver medals. Larvik won this game 33-23 and there were no doubts about the second best team in the championship.

Now the extra season will follow where the first eight teams will play quarterfinals, the rules say that the first two teams can choose their opponent among the teams from the 5-8. places as follows:

Vipers can choose 7-8. team, Larvik can choose the team ranked 6-7-8. , Byasen can choose a team which is ranked 5-8., which was not already taken.

photo: Larvik HK facebook

Quarterfinals dates: 25.04 and 29.04.2018, the best av two matches are the winner

Semifinals dates: 06.05 and 09.05.2018 (or 02.05.2018), in the semifinals the highest ranked teams have the right to choose their opponent, the two highest ranked cannot meet each other.

Finals: 16.05 and 13.05.2018 (or  20.05.2018).

The winner of the extra season will take the CL-spot for Norway, next European Cup spot goes to the winner of the regular season.

The ranking of Eliteserien in the regular season:

1.Vipers 2.Larvik HK  3. Storhamar 4. Byåsen 5.Tertnes 6.Fredrikstad 7, Gjerpen 8.Oppsal

 

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Ibolya Szekeres

Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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