2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/01/14

Qualifying is underway at 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Vienna, Austria

European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament offers total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpgQualifying in the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, a European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament, started Monday, Sept. 29th and runs through Saturday, Oct. 4 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Total 64 players will advance to Sunday's finals including the top 51 qualifiers, the top 9 from Squads 1-9 not among the top 51 and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna commencing Thursday.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/01/14

Dutch Jeroen van Geel finishes 2nd, 1st in Squads 7 & 8 to move into second place in qualifying

As one of the leaders of the first nine squads will earn automatic berth in the finals if he doesn't finish in the top 51; score to make the qualifying cut is currently 1154 (192.33 average)

2013EBT18JeroenvanGeel_small.jpg2013EBT18TannerSpacey_small.jpgJeroen van Geel (l.) of the Netherlands had a second and first-place finish in the first two squads on Wednesday en route to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. The Dutch finished Squad 7 two pins behind leader Tanner Spacey (right), United States, on 1281. Another re-entry for Van Geel in Squad 8 paid off as he toppled 1358 pins (226.33 ave.) to win the squad.

Team USA News

10/01/14

Qualifying for 2015 Pan American Games open to all USBC members

2015PanAmGamesLogo_small.jpgAll United States Bowling Congress members will have a chance to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in July based on the qualification process recently announced. Two men and two women will represent Team USA at the Pan American Games, an Americas version of the Olympic Games which includes the sports of the Olympic program plus additional sports that currently are not part of the Olympics.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/01/14

Americans Nidiffer, Novak take qualifying lead in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Three U.S. duos 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Craig Nidiffer becomes the first player who cracks the 1400-bar; Americans also dominate the Doubles standings after 6/10 squads; score to make the cut is currently 1120 (186.67 average)

2014NMOpenCraigNidiffer2_small.jpgCraig Nidiffer (left) and Steven Novak, United States, led the fourth qualifying squad of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling en route to lead the field of 125 players from 14 countries after day two qualifying. Nidiffer became the first player, who cracked the 1400-bar bar, as he rolled games of 236, 240, 274, 214, 267 and 236 for 1467 and an average of 244.50. Nidiffer played in his own league as Novak was distant 132 pins behind to overtake second place with 1335 (222.50).

2014 Asian Games

10/01/14

Korea's Son Yun Hee, Lee Na Young lead in Women's Masters after 8 games on short oil

Sin Li Jane (MAS) sits in third place heading into Thursday's second block on long oil before the cut to the top 3 for the stepladder finals

2014AsianGamesWomenMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgMultiple World and Asian champions Son Yun Hee (c.) and Lee Na Young (l.) of Korea took the lead in Women's Masters at the 17th Asian Games bowling competition after the first eight-game block on short oil on Wednesday. Son toppled 1671 pins, an average of 208.88, and compiled a 4-4 won-lost record to lead the field of 16 women from 10 countries with 1711 total pins. Lee was second on 1647 with Malaysia's Sin Li Jane (r.) in third on 1672.

2014 Asian Games

10/01/14

Wu Siu Hong sets the pace in Men's Masters in Block 1 on short oil at 17th Asian Games

Hong Kong bowler leads Hussain Al-Suwaidi (UAE) and Du Jianchao (CHN) by 10 and 39 pins

2014AsianGamesMenMastersBlock1Top3_small.jpgWu Siu Hong (c.) of Hong Kong took the lead in Men's Masters at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, after the first of two eight-game blocks on Wednesday. Siu Hong averaged 213.63 on short oil and won five of his eight matches and tied one to lead the field of 16 players from nine countries with 1764 total including 55 bonus pins. Hussain Al-Suwaidi (l.), United Arab Emirates, was second with 1754 and Du Jianchao (r.), China, third with 1725.

2014 Asian Games

09/30/14

Korean men defend Team title at 17th Asian Games

As in the 2010 Asian Games, Malaysia takes silver and Hong Kong gets bronze; Korea's Park Jong Woo captures gold medal in All-Events, silver and bronze for Yannaphon Larp-apharat (THA) and Kang Hee Won (KOR)

2014AsianGamesMenTeamKorea3_small.jpg2014AsianGamesParkJongWoo3_small.jpgThe Men's Team event at the 17th Asian Games had exactly the same medalists as four years ago as Korea successfully defended the title and Malaysia and Hong Kong retained silver and bronze. Park Jong Woo, Choi Bok Eum, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Kyung Min, Hong Hae Sol and Kang Hee Won (l.) cruised to the gold medal with 6228 (207.60 ave.). Park (right) won gold in All-Events with 5047 (210.29).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/30/14

Daniel Vezis takes early lead in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Two-hander rolls 1330 to lead field of 79 players from 11 countries after 3/20 squads; score to make the cut is currently 1048 (174.67 average)

2014EBT13DanielVezis_small.jpg2014EBT11ThomasGross_small.jpgDaniel Vezis (l.) of Latvia leads a field of 79 players from 11 countries the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open after the first day of qualifying at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The two-hander posted 1330 in Squad 1, an average of 221.67, including games of 195, 246, 176, 225, 235 and 253 to beat out tournament director Thomas Gross (r.) of Austria for the top spot by six pins. Qualifying continues on Tuesday with Squads 4, 5 and 6

2014 Asian Games

09/30/14

Singapore's women capture coveted Team gold medal at 17th Asian Games

Korea and Indonesia earn silver and bronze; Korea's Lee Na Young claims gold in All-Events, silver and bronze go to Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN)

2014AsianGamesWomenTeamSingapore2_small.jpg2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoung3_small.jpgOvernight leader Singapore (left) captured the coveted gold medal in the Women's Team event at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, with Korea and Indonesia taking silver and bronze, respectively. The second block of the Team event also decided the medals in All-Events. Lee Na Young (r.) of Korea earned the gold medal, Sin Li Jane of Malaysia got silver and Jazreel Tan of Singapore took bronze.

Russia

09/29/14

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov clinch BWC and ECC berths

Win Russian qualifier to represent their country at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland and the European Champions Cup in Iceland

2014BWCRUSQMariaBulanovaAlexeyParshukov_small.jpgRussian national team members Maria Bulanova of Nizny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Ekaterinburg (pictured l-r) won the Russian World Cup Qualifier to clinch a berth in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014). In addition, the duo will also represent Russia in the European Champions Cup which will be held at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland (October 13-19, 2014).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/29/14

12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is underway at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria

Live coverage on Bowlingdigital.com commences on Thursday; 243 players, 31 women and 212 men, from 28 countries have registered for the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg The 12th annual Columbia 300 Vienna Open gets underway Monday at Plus Bowling in Viuenna, Austria, with Squads 1-3. 243 players, 31 women and 212 men, from 28 countries have registered for the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season. The Vienna Open offers total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000, 62.900 € for Singles and 10.230 € for Doubles. .BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

Coming Friday

09/29/14

Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick - Live on Bowlingdigital.com

197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered for the EBT "Satellite" event; squads 1-17 still have vacancies; tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. 197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered to book almost 400 entries. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo offering total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 € top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open live from Oslo.

2014 Asian Games

09/29/14

Singaporean women roll back-to-back 1100 games to lead Asian Games Team event after Block 1

Korea is second and Chinese Taipei third after the first three games on long oil; second block on short oil will follow on Tuesday starting at 9 a.m.; Sin Li Jane (MAS) maintains 9-pin lead in All-Events after 21 of 24 games

2014AsianGamesWomenTeamSingapore_small.jpgThe Singaporean women's national team finished the first three-game block on long oil with back-to-back 1100-games to surge in the lead in the Women's Team event at the 17th Asian Games. Sisters Cherie and Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan (pictured) started with a 908 game, then fired games of 1103 and 1133 to lead the field of 11 five-player teams with 3144 total (209.60 avg.). Korea and Chinese Taipei sit in second and third place with 3049 and 1995, resp.

2014 Asian Games

09/29/14

Korean men set the pace in Team event after first block on long oil at Incheon Asian Games

Indonesia and Hong Kong sit in second and third place; second block on short oil will be played on Tuesday; Thailand's Yannaphon Larp-apharat holds a 55-pin lead in All-Events with only three games remaining

2014AsianGamesMenTeamKorea_small.jpgKorea's Park Jong Woo, Choi Bok Eum, Shin Seung Hyeon, Kim Kyung Min and Kang Hee Won (pictured) averaged 210.40 on the long pattern Monday morning at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium to take the lead in the Men's Team event at the 17th Asian Games with 3156. Indonesia was 79 pins behind in second place with 3077 and Hong Kong was further 22 pins behind in third place with 3055. The second block of three games on short oil will conclude the Team event on Tuesday.

France

09/29/14

QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup 2014 features six TV Shows; adds Mixed Doubles event

Six TV shows in three venues to air on Eurosport and Angers Tele featuring Men's Singles, Team, Doubles & Masters, Women's Team Challenge and a newly added Mixed Doubles

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup will take place from October 5-9 in three cities in western France featuring six televised events for delayed airing on Eurosport 2 and Angers Tele. Organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion has invited 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia. 10 men and six women will compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles & Masters, Women's Team Challenge and a newly added Mixed Doubles event.

2014 European Bowling Tour #15

09/28/14

Jesper Svensson wins his third EBT title in QubicaAMF German Open 2014

Beats fellow Swedish youth national team member Markus Jansson in the title match

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In a title match between two Swedish youth national team members, Jesper Svensson (second from left) defeated Markus Jansson (left), 514-482, to win his third European Bowling Tour title and the second this season in the QubicaAMF German Open 2014. The 19-year-old two-handed lefty received 7.000 Euro and 150 ranking points for the feat. Svensson took a 13-pin lead after the first game, 247-234, and cruised to the title with 267-248.

2014 European Bowling Tour

09/28/14

European Bowling Tour's inaugural Gibraltar Open 2014 has been cancelled

2014 EBT now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is almost one million Euro

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Due to the low number of entries, the organizer of the inaugural Gibraltar Open has cancelled the "Satellite" event scheduled for Oct. 20-26. The 2014 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. Total prize fund is almost one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

09/28/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 120-point lead after 15/19 events

Dom Barrett (ENG/2nd), Mika Koivuniemi (FIN/4th) and German Open winner Jesper Svensson (SWE/5th) crack the top 5

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 Asian Games

09/28/14

Japanese men maintain pole position to win second gold medal for Japan in Men's Trios

Malaysia earns the silver medal, while Korea come from behind to secure the bronze medal

2014AsianGamesShogoWadaTomoyukiSasakiShusakuAsato_small.jpgSquad A and overnight leaders Shogo Wada, Tomoyuki Sasaki and Shusaku Asato (l-r) of Japan averaged 218.44 on long oil and remained atop the leaderboard in Men's Trios with 3881 total and an overall average of 215.61 en route to earn the second gold medal in the Asian Games bowling competition for Japan. Squad B trios from Malaysia and Korea were distant second and third with 3801 and 3715, respectively, to take silver and bronze, Sunday at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

09/28/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) widens her lead to 249 points after 15 of 19 events

German Open women's ranking winner Ida Andersson (SWE) leaps into second place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

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