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Europeans take commanding six-point lead in 11th Weber Cup

PBA pros loose all but the last match in the second session

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpg The Europeans piled on the misery for Team USA as they won five out of six matches at the Saturday afternoon session to open up a six-point lead in the 11th Weber Cup at Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. With 12 matches in the books, Europe leads USA, 9-3. Featuring a potential total of 33 matches the Americans now have it all to do, as they need to win 15 matches for overall victory compared to the Europeans eight.



Europe takes 4-2 lead against USA after Day One in 11th Weber Cup

Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England (Nov. 12-14, 2010)

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpgTeam Europe completed a good opening day at the 11th Weber Cup team competition Friday at the Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, as the four Europeans won four of the six games to take a two point lead into day two. Dominic Barrett, England was the main man for Europe as he won back-to-back matches to push his side into the lead. Neither side really got to grips with the lane until Barrett looked on for a 300 game in the final match.



James Gruffman goes wire-to-wire to win Nyköping Super Six Tournament

SuperBowl Nyköping in Nyköping, Sweden (Oct. 24-31, 2010)

2010SSTJamesGruffman_small.jpgJames Gruffman (l.), Sweden, went wire-to-wire at the Nyköping Super Six Tournament, the fifth stop on the Swedish Super Six Tour 201, capturing the title and the 40.000 Swedish Kronor top prize (approx. USD 6,000). The lefthander led the qualifying on the WTBA Stockholm pattern (34 feet) with 1422 six-game total and cruised through the finals averaging 235.7 for 12 games en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the four-player stepladder finals. The title match against compatriot Mikael Kanold was decided in the final frame.



Paul Moor wins 2010 Kegel London International

One day after finishing second in the BNC Bratislava Open, Paul Moor, England, captured the title in the 2010 Kegel London International at Airport Bowl in London. In the title match in double-elimination format over two games total pinfall, Moor defeated compatriot Matt Chamberlain, 489-385, to lift the trophy for the second time after 2003. The 3-time European Bowling Tour ranking champion and EBT Masters winner took a huge 88-pin lead after winning the first game 558-170, and cruised to the title with a 231-215 in game #2.



Jens Dengler, Michael Schneppe capture 10th Strangers Doubles Tournament

Bowling Beseco in R√ľmikon, Zurich, Switzerland (Aug. 22-29, 2010)

2010StrangersJensDenglerMichaelSchneppe_small.jpg2010StrangersFredericJanzenNicolasGuillaume_small.jpgJens Dengler, and Michael Schneppe (left), both Germany, teamed to win the 10th Strangers Doubles Tournament Sunday, Aug. 29th at Bowling Beseco in R√ľmikon, Zurich, Switzerland. In a close title match the two Germans topped Nicolas Guillaume and Fred√©ric Janzen (right), both Switzerland, 376 to 359, to wrap up the title.



Neil Sullivan, Sue Abela win 2010 MTBA National Championships

2010MaltaNCNeilSullivanJulianPaceBonelloSueAbela_small.jpgThe 2010 Malta Tenpin Bowling Association National Championships were conducted recently at the Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, where Malta's top tenpin bowlers competed in separate male and female categories for the most prestigious honor on the local scene. After three sessions and a total of 24 games, the 2010 champions are Neil Sullivan and Sue Abela in their respective divisions. While it was the first victory for Sullivan, Abela clinched the fourteenth championship title of her illustrious bowling career.



Rudshagen, Almestrand take different routes to title in Evje Open International

Evje Bowling in Evje, Norway (July 29 - Aug. 8, 2010)


Björn Einar Rudshagen and Line Berg Almestrand (l-r) walked away the winners in the men's and women's division of the 2010 Evje Open International in Evje, Norway. The eventual winners took different routes to the title. Rudsgagen, seeded third, had to win two matches before he defetaed top seeded Frode Olaussen twice to win the 3.660 Euro top prize. Top seeded Almestrand wrapped up the women's title, worth 1.830 Euro, with a 237-191 win over Ann Louise Haugen Andersen.



World Sports Festival 2010

Bowling events at Brunswick Bowling Hernals in Vienna, Austria (July 9-11, 2010)

2010WSFLogo_small.jpg Several thousand youth athletes from 27 countries competed in 9 sports, basketball, bowling, soccer, wrestling, swimming, tennis, table tennis, volleyball and racketlon in the World Sports Festival from July 9th thru 11th in Vienna, Austria. The Bowling Championships at the World Sports Festival 2010 featured two events: Mixed Trios and Singles, both on a handicap basis. For the first time in the WSF bowling competition England has brought some handicapped bowlers to the event.

Czech Republic


Brian Voss fills his trophy case in Czech Open 2010

Bowland in Olomouc, Czech Republic (July 5-11, 2010)

2010CzechOpenTop3_small.jpg25-time PBA Champion Brian Voss (center), Kennesaw, Ga. filled his trophy case when he won the title in the Czech Open 2010 Sunday at Bowland in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In the championship match over two games total pinfall, the former PBA Player of the Year flew past Vytautas Gykis (l.), Lithuania, 476-370, to wrap up the title and to earn the 2.500 Euro top prize. Clemens Ulsamer (r.), Germany, finished third. The Czech Open 2010 drew 223 players, 188 men and 35 women, from 13 countries.



Antin, Alfital win 2010 Israel National Championship

Nesher bowling center in Haifa, Israel (July 2-9, 2010)

2010ISRNCShahafAntinAvivAlfital_small.jpgShahaf Antin and Aviv Alfital won the women's and men's individual titles in the 2010 Israel National Championship in Haifa. The top 8 women and the top 8 men after 20 games advanced to the finals in best-of-three games format. In the men's final, Alfital, seeded 6th, defeated No. 2 seed Lior Koren, two-games-to-one. Antin, seeded 2nd, swept top seeded Liat Vizenfeld, 2-0, to win the women's title. Both champions will represent Israel in the 33rd European Champions Cup in Turkey.



Phil Hulst wins 2010 Bowling Promotion Cup

Eurosport 2 announces broadcast times

2010BPCTVPair_small.jpgDutchman Phil Hulst defeated PBA professional Michael Haugen Jr., United States, 219-172, to win the inaugural 2010 Bowling Promotion Cup. The made-for-TV invitational was held June 6 at Bowling Center Ch√Ęteaubriant, France. Organizer Bruno Bidone, who took one of the six spots, teamed with Sergey Andreev, Russia, to win the Doubles competition. Europsort 2 has announced that the 2010 Bowling Promotion Cup will be broadcasted on July 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd.



Mikhail Kalika wins his fourth career title in Ukrainian Sport Bowling Championship

Darya Kovalova shoots first 300 on her way to the women's title

2010UKRNCPodium_small.jpgMikhail Kalika and Darya Kovalova (center) claimed the men's and women's title in the 2009-10 Ukrainian Sport Bowling Championship at Terminal Bowling center in Brovary near Kiev. Defending men's champion Kalika, 23, who also won the title in 2004 and 2006, won his fourth career national championship with a 234-200 win over Yuriy Grinnik in the 10th and final event of the championships. 15-year-old Kovalova flew past Natalia Malysheva, 258-202, to claim the women's title.



Marcus Berndt wins 19th Malta Open Championships from top seed

Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta (June 16-20, 2010)


Marcus Berndt (r.), Sweden, led the 19th Malta Open Championships at Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's in qualifying and earned the No. 1 seed for the stepladder final after going 9-2 in match play averaging 221. In the championship match in best-of-three games format, Berndt swept No. 2 seed Matt Chamberlain, England, two-games-to-none, to win the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize. The 19th Malta Open Championships drew 88 players, 78 men and 10 women, from 11 countries.

2010 WEC


Nina Flack, Helen Johnsson defend Doubles title in Women's European Championships

Top seeded Swedes beat Finland to win the first gold medal of the championships

2010WECDoublesHelenJohnssonNinaFlack_small.jpgNina Flack and Helen Johnsson (r-l) claimed the first gold medal at the 3rd Women's European Championships 2010, when the Swedes successfully defended the Doubles title Monday at Zelta Boulinga Center in Riga, Latvia. In the championship match, the 2008 WEC Doubles champions defeated Finland's Piritta Kantola and Krista Pöllänen, 454-429. Finland took the silver medal and England and Denmark shared the bronze medal. The championships will continue Tuesday and Wednesday with the Trios event.



Dennis Eklund, Marie Bengtsson win Swedish National Championship

Strike & Co in Gothenburg, Sweden (June 5-6, 2010)

2010SWENCDennisEklundMarieBengtsson_small.jpgCurrent national team member Dennis Eklund (l.) and former women's national team member Marie Bengtsson (r.) won the Swedish National Championship finals Sunday at Strike & Co in Gothenburg. In the men's title match in best-of-three game format, Eklund defeated Hafthor Hardarson, Iceland, two-games-to-none while 44-year-old veteran Bengtsson went the distance to beat Joline Persson Planefors, 2-1, to claim the women's title. Both will represent Sweden in the European Champions Cup in October.

2009-10 YET Tour


2010 Youth Euro Trophy final ends inaugural YET season in Gent

Bowling De Meibloem in Gent, Belgium (June 5, 2010)

YouthEuroTrophyLogo_small.jpg 2010YETAllWinners_small.jpgThe finals of the first Youth Euro Trophy Tour were held on Saturday, June 5 at Bowling De Meibloem in Gent, Belgium. The 2009-2010 YET featured five youth tournaments in England, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Germany. 8 girls and 8 boys from each division - Division 1 (19-21 years), Division 2 (15-18 years) and Division 3 (up to 14 years of age) - qualified for the finals.



Karsten Aust rolls big games to win 33rd Grand Prix Zurich

Bowling Center BeSeCo in R√ľmikon-Winterthur, Switzerland (May 30 - June 6, 2010)

2010GPZurichKarstenAust_small.jpg2010GPZurichJeanMarcGodel_small.jpgKarsten Aust (l.) of Germany used a 792 3-game series in the 7-game final of the 33rd Grand Prix Zurich to cruise to the title Sunday at Bowling Center BeSeCo in R√ľmikon-Winterthur, Switzerland. Aust beat out qualifying leader Jean-Marc Godel (r.), Switzerland, for first place by four points, 102 to 98. Alexander Szummer, Switzerland, and defending champion Oliver Blas√©, Germany, finished in third and fourth place with 87 and 83 points, resp.



Sundbyberg, Spader Dam win the men's and women's National Team Championships

7-time defending men's champion Pergamon has to settle for bronze

2010SWETeamChampSundbyberg_small.jpg2010SWETeamChampSpaderDam_small.jpgTeam Sundbyberg, Stockholm (l.) and Spader Dam (r.), Helsingborg captured the men's and women's title in the Swedish 8-player team league finals at Bowling Arena in Jönköping. In the title match, Sundbyberg defeated Team Kulladal from Malmoe, while Spader Dam topped Team X-Calibur from Gothenburg. 7-time defending men's champion, Team Pergamon, had to settle for bronze.



Svein √Öke Ek, Patcharin Torgersen, win 2010 Norwegian Championships

Mads Sandbækken, Patcharin Torgersen qualify for 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010NORCPatcharinTorgersenSveinAkeEk_small.jpgSvein √Öke Ek (r.), V√•gan BK (BK means bowling club), and Patcharin Torgersen (l.), Solli BK, claimed the men's and women's singles title in the 2010 Norwegian Championships. Torgersen won another gold in Doubles with Ine Lorentzen, while Svein Roger Olsen and Thomas Fagerstr√łm, Solli BK, secured the men's title. Mads Sandb√¶kken and Torgersen will represent Norway in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Oct. 15-24, 2010 at Bowling 300 in Zagreb, Croatia.



Dennis Eklund ends Super Six title drought in √Ėrgryte International 2010

Strike&Co in Gothemburg, Sweden (April 25 - May 2, 2010)

2010SST03Top3_small.jpgIn a title match between two members of the Swedish national team, Dennis Eklund (center) defeated Martin Larsen, 202-195, to win the √Ėrgryte International 2010, the third stop of the Swedish Super Six Tour 2010. Eklund, who denied Larsen's bid for back-to-back victories and ended a 4-year title drought on the SST, pocketed 40.000 Swedish Krona for the feat or approx. USD5,500. Larsen (l.), seeded 4th, defeated Tore Torgersen and Mikael Roos (r.) on his way to the title match.

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