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2017 European Bowling Tour is down to 13 events

The 2017 European Bowling Tour has lost another tournament as the organizer of the 2nd Emax Open scheduled for Oct., 2-8, 2017 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany has announced that the tournament has been cancelled.

The first edition of the “satellite” event, the lowest category on the European Bowling Tour, drew only 65 men and 12 women.

In an earlier announcement the EBT has informed that the 11th International Wroclaw Open has been canceled due to “technical issues in the (bowling) center”. The tournament was supposed to be held Feb. 8-12, 2017.

Heading into the 18th season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT is down to 13 tournaments in 11 countries including three “Platinum” events, three “Gold”, three “Bronze” and four “Satellite” events, which will offer total prize fund of roughly 700.000 Euro.

The 2017 Tour will be the smallest Tour since the year 2003 when the EBT featured 12 Tour stops. From 2004 through 2016 the EBT had at least 15 events (2009) and a maximum of 20 events (2005, 2006, and 2011).

In each event of the 2017 European Bowling Tour, Women will receive an equality handicap of eight pins per game.

The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event will receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 8 men and top 8 women, who will be eligible to compete in the 11th EBT Masters in February 2018 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

The men’s and women’s ranking leader at the end of the 2017 season will be awarded 1.000 Euro apiece.

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2017 European Bowling Tour Schedule

Subject to change.

2017 EBT #1 (Platinum)
Brunswick Ballmaster Open
Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland (Jan. 6-15, 2017)

2017 EBT #2 (Satellite)
29th Irish Open Championships in association with Storm
Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland (Jan., 15-22, 2017)

2017 EBT #3 (Platinum)
Brunswick Euro Challenge
Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (March 18-26, 2017)

2017 EBT #4 (Bronze)
Kegel Aalborg International 2017
Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 23-28, 2017)

2017 EBT #5 (Bronze)
V Brunswick Madrid Challenge
Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain (July 1-9, 2017)

2017 EBT #6 (Gold)
13th Storm San Marino Open
Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 8-16, 2017)

2017 EBT #7 (Gold)
Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open
Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (July 15-23, 2017)

2017 EBT #8 (Bronze)
Polish Open
Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland (July 25-30, 2017)

2017 EBT #9 (Satellite)
Odense International
Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark (Aug 27 – Sept. 3, 2017)

2017 EBT #10 (Satellite)
Scheveningen Dutch Open
Bowling Scheveningen in The Hague, Netherlands (Sept. 16-24, 2017)

2017 EBT #11 (Gold)
15th Columbia 300 Vienna Open
Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sept., 25 – Oct., 1, 2017)

2017 EBT #12 (Satellite)
Norwegian Open 2017 by Brunswick
Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway (Oct. 6-15, 2017)

2017 EBT #13 (Platinum)
Qatar Bowling Open
Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar (Nov., 23-29, 2017)

Author: Herbert Bickel
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