Stock sport veteran Thomas Elsenberger and distance shooter Felix Karpfinger have big goals for the weekend.
– Can Thomas Elsenberger make the treble?
And does Felix Karpfinger succeed in qualifying for the European Championship?
As different as the target and team shooting of the veteran from Hörlkofen and the long-distance shooting of the young Erdinger are, their goals are just as ambitious.
Elsenberger competes at the German Championships in Regen at the weekend.
In the individual competition on Sunday (starting at 8 a.m.) the 48-year-old is considered an outsider based on the results so far, but the former world and European champion still has trumps up his sleeve.
For example the new records that became necessary because his usual ones were too old (we reported).
He has now trained well with the new material, and the results from Monday's training in particular give him courage.
"I even managed to score 201 points, amazing!" You have to know that this is his personal record, which he set in 2013.
"If everything fits together, I'm positively optimistic," says Elseneberger, who, however, plays on the outside lane in the rain, "which is not ideal because the ice machine is turning there.
It can go back and forth there."
By the way, the defending champion is Stefan Zellermayer from TSV Hartpenning.
The team that will be the first opponent for EC Sassbach in the team game the day before.
Sassbach occurs with Elsenberger as the final shooter.
The Lower Bavarians are the defending champions, have already won the European Cup this season and also secured the title of the Bundesliga South.
The team is accordingly ambitious when it comes to the race.
Elsenberger: "Of course we want to attack from the front." However, there is still a question mark over the illness of Matthias Kobler - a class player that the ECS would be reluctant to do without.
A win in the opening duel (Sat., 8.30 a.m.) against Hartpenning would be the best way to get the top four into the playoffs.
They start at 3.30 p.m. - the last step to the historic treble.
Long-distance shooter Felix Karpfinger starts in Ritten.
He, too, is confident: "If I shoot my stuff consistently, then I'll definitely make it to the European Championships." The 18-year-old Erdinger starts the European Championships in long-distance competition today.
The DESV specialist and the two national coaches invited the 30 best long-distance shooters in the U16, U19 and U23 classes, as well as women and men, to the qualification course in the Ritten Arena in Klobenstein.
The course is also an elimination competition, because only four of each of the five classes are allowed to take part in the European Championships, which will take place on February 25th and 26th at Goggausee in Carinthia.
In the U19s, Karpfinger starts as second in the rankings.
The advantage: He goes into the competition with 70 bonus points.
First place gets 100, third 50 and fourth 35 points.
On the Ritten, Karpfinger and Co. have seven shots twice and six shots once in three qualifying rounds starting today, Friday.
Each individual run is rated with 25 to 8 points.
After that it will be billed.