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Richard Teece wins his second career EBT title in Odense

2016EBT07RichardTeece.jpg2016EBT01MagnusJohnson2.jpgIn a title match between the two top-seeded players of the Odense International, Richard Teece of England defeated tournament leader Magnus Johnson of Sweden, 213-208, to capture his second career European Bowling Tour title Sunday at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark.

Teece (left), who won the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open for his first EBT title, took home the 4.000 Euro top prize. Johnson (right), son of legendary Swedish head coach Magnus Johnson Sr., earned 2.500 for second place.

2016EBT07MattiasWetterberg.jpg2015EBT15JimmyMortensen6.jpgIn the semi-finals, Teece edged one-time EBT champion Jimmy Mortensen of Denmark by just one pin, 216-215, while Johnson ousted his compatriot Mattias Wetterberg, 207-179. Wetterberg (left) and Mortensen (right) each pocketed 1.100 Euro for third and fourth place, respectively.

Former women’s World Ranking Masters champion and three-time EBT ranking leader (2004-2006), Britt Brøndsted of Denmark, was the best of 21 women in the 110-player field from six countries finishing in 21st place overall.

The Odense International 2016 was the seventh stop of the 2016 European Bowling Tour and the third out of six EBT “Satellite” tournaments this season, the lowest of the four EBT categories. The tournament was held from May 29 through June 5 at 24-lane Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

Players competed for total prize money of 20.000 Euro with 4.000 Euro going to the winner, 2.500 to the runner-up and 1.100 apiece to the third and fourth place finishers. Low to cash is 36th place worth 220 Euro.

Qualifying (six games, unlimited re-entries) got underway on Sunday, May 29, and concluded Saturday, June 4, with the one-game Desperado Squad. Women received 8 pins handicap each game (maximum score is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

Total 36 players qualified for the finals, including the top 24 players from the overall qualifying standings, the top two players each from a separate leaderboard of Squads 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8, who are not among the top 24, one player each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list and the top 4 players of the Desperado Squad.

The Turbo 1 and 2 winners are the players with the highest score in the fifth (Turbo 1) and sixth (Turbo 2) game in any of the qualifying series (extra entry fee required).

The top 10 qualifiers received bonus pins for the first round of the finals as follows:
Qualifying winner: 140 pins; second place: 120 pins; third place: 100 pins; fourth place: 80 pins; fifth place: 60 pins; sixth place: 50 pins; 7th place: 40 pins; 8th place: 30 pins; 9th place: 20 pins; and 10th place: 10 pins.

All 36 finalists bowled six games. The top 16 with the highest six-game total including bonus pins and women’s handicap advanced to the second round with the total pinfall carried forward.

Those 16 bowled another four games to cut to the top 8 who will were seeded 1-8 for the match play finals featuring one-game rounds. In each round, the highest seeded player selected his opponent, then the second-highest seeded player, and so on.

The four winners of the Round of 8 plus two “lucky losers” (the two highest scoring players of the four losers) advanced. The three winners of the Round of 6 plus one lucky loser went to the semifinals. The winners of that round bowled for the title.

2016EBTLogo_small.jpgThe 2016 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries featuring three “Platinum” events, three “Gold”, four “Silver” and six “Satellite” events. All tournaments together offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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, who will be eligible to compete in the 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

The 2016 European Bowling Tour takes a one-month break before heading to Madrid in Spain for the IV Brunswick Madrid Challenge, an EBT “silver” tournament which will be held July 2-10 at Bowling Chamartín.

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2016 Odense International – Match Play Finals

Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark (May 29-June 5, 2016)

Championship Round:
1. Richard Teece, England, 4.000 Euro
2. Magnus Johnson, Sweden, 2.500 Euro
3. Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 1.100 Euro
4. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 1.100 Euro
5. Jeroen Van Geel, Netherland, 800 Euro
6. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 800 Euro
7. Markus Bergendorff, Denmark, 600 Euro
8. Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, 600 Euro

Championship Match
#2 Richard Teece, England def. #1 Magnus Johnson, Sweden, 213-208

Semifinals
Two winners advance.
#2 Richard Teece, England, def. #4 Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 216-215
#1 Magnus Johnson, Sweden, def. #3 Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 207-179

Round of 6
Three winners and one “lucky loser” (Wetterberg) advance.
#4 Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, def. #3 Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 221-214
#2 Richard Teece, England, def. #8 Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 235-195
#1 Magnus Johnson, Sweden, def. #6 Jeroen Van Geel, Netherlands, 222-186

Round of 8
Four winners and two “lucky losers” (Van Geel, Larsen) advance.
#4 Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, def. #7 Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, 214-196
#1 Magnus Johnson, Sweden, def. #5 Markus Bergendorff, Denmark, 189-181
#3 Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, def. #6 Jeroen Van Geel, Netherlands, 202-198
#2 Richard Teece, England, def. #8 Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 276-198

2016 Odense International – Places 9-36 (Cashers)

9. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 450 Euro
10. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 450 Euro
11. Rasmus Gjöderum, Sweden, 450 Euro
12. Jan C Andersen, Denmark, 450 Euro
13. Emil Ågren, Sweden, 450 Euro
14. Lars Nielsen, Denmark, 450 Euro
15. Mikkel Brus Sørensen, Denmark, 450 Euro
16. Lars-Eric Åkesson, Sweden, 450 Euro
17. Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 270 Euro
18. Tim Stampe, Denmark, 270 Euro
19. Dan Østergaard-Poulsen, Denmark, 270 Euro
20. Anders Lousdal, Denmark, 270 Euro
21. Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, 270 Euro
22. Kim Andersson, Sweden, 270 Euro
23. John Mattsson, Sweden, 270 Euro
24. Thomas Buch, Denmark, 270 Euro
25. Charlotte Leen, Denmark, 270 Euro
26. Christopher Schurian, Germany, 270 Euro
27. Maxime de Rooij, Germany, 220 Euro
28. Christian Karlsson, Sweden, 220 Euro
29. Martin Ankjær Staschen, Denmark, 220 Euro
30. Kent Wigman, Denmark, 220 Euro
31. Kenneth Ankerdal, Denmark, 220 Euro
32. Martin Biltoft, Denmark, 220 Euro
33. Christian Garbenfeldt, Denmark, 220 Euro
34. Rasmus Bering, Denmark, 220 Euro
35. Arvid Espen, Norway, 220 Euro
36. Jonas Dons, Denmark, 220 Euro

2016 Odense International – Final Round Two

The top 8 players advance to match play; players 9-16 eliminated, earn 450 Euro

2016 Odense International – Final Round One

The top 16 players advance; players 17-36 eliminated; places 17-26 earn 270 Euro, places 27-36 earn 220 Euro

2016 Odense International – Qualifying Standings after Desperado Squad

Top 24 players from the overall qualifying standings, including the top two players each from the combined standings of Squads 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8 (places 25-30), who are not among the top 24, one player each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list (places 31 & 32) and the top 4 players of the Desperado Squad (places 33-36), advance to the finals.

Author: Herbert Bickel
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