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Sweden

10/12/09

100 years of bowling in Sweden celebrated with centennial gala

SwenskBowliing100Logo_small.jpg100 years ago on October 10, 1909, Sweden's first bowling center opened its doors in downtown Stockholm. Consequently, Swedish bowling celebrated the centennial with a gala held on October 10, 2009. Almost 400 people, the Who-is-who of Swedish bowling and their relatives and friends gathered at the renowned Berns Salonger, a restaurant and entertainment venue in Berzelii Park in central Stockholm, which is just a few blocks away from where the first bowling balls were thrown exactly a century ago. During the festivities awards were given in eight different categories.

Spain

10/11/09

Sanders wins 5th European Women Masters 2009 from top seed

Baix Bowling in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (Oct. 8-10, 2009)

2009EBT04NicoleSanders_small.jpgTop seeded Nicole Sanders (pictured left), Netherlands, swept No. 3 seeded Rebecka Larsen, Sweden, in the championship match of the 5th European Women Masters 2009 at Baix Bowling in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, en route to win the title and the 3.500 top prize. In the semifinals, In the best-of-three games finals, Sanders took a 1-0 lead with a 191-169 win in game #1 and wrapped up the title with a 205-173 in game #2. Larsen pocketed 2.000 Euro for second place.

Spain

10/11/09

Nicole Sanders leads top 4 players into match play finals in Barcelona

Baix Bowling in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (Oct. 8-10, 2009)

2009EBT04NicoleSanders_small.jpg2009VOBrittBrondsted_small.jpgDutch Nicole Sanders (l.), who led the Round of 24 after the first block including a 300 game, held on to the lead in the second block en route to lead the top 4 players into the match play finals of the 5th European Women Masters 2009. Joining Sanders in the semis in best-of-three games format. are Sue Abela, Malta, Rebecka Larsen, Sweden, and Britt Brøndsted (r.), Denmark. The winner will receive the 3.500 Euro top prize.


Spain

10/11/09

Nicole Sanders rolls 300 to lead Round of 24 at halfway point in Barcelona

Baix Bowling in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (Oct. 8-10, 2009)

2009EBT04NicoleSanders_small.jpg2007BWCSueAbela5_small.jpgDutch Nicole Sanders (pictured left), Netherlands, one of nine invitees in the 5th European Women Masters 2009, finished the first block of six games with a 300 game en route to take the lead as the Round of 24 has reached the halfway point. Malta's Sue Abela (right) was second with 1376, with Joline Persson.Planefors, Sweden, third (1356) and defending champion Kirsten Penny, England, fourth (1348). The top 4 after another 6-game block will advance to the semis.


Spain

10/10/09

Colombian Leal leads qualifying in 5th European Women Masters 2009

Baix Bowling in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (Oct. 8-10, 2009)

2008MOBiancaWiekeraad_small.jpg2009WWCLuzAdianaLeal_small.jpgLuz Adriana Leal (l.), Colombia, finished the qualifying in the 5th European Women Masters 2009 atop the leaderboard Friday night at Baix Bowling in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, en route to lead the top 15 players into the finals on Saturday Oct. 10. Bianca Wiekeraad (r.), Netherlands, was second with 1305. The top 15 will join nine players, who were invited by the Catalan Bowling Federation, in the quarterfinal round. The winner will receive the 3.500 top prize. 

England

10/05/09

Europe wins the 2009 Weber Cup

Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England (Oct. 2-4, 2009)

2009WeberCupEurope_small.jpgTeam Europe has won the 2009 Weber Cup following three days of solid performances at the Barnsley Metrodome. The main damage was done on the Sunday afternoon session when they won five out of six matches. The Americans though, gave it a go as they won the first three evening matches, but in the end it was England's Weber Cup veteran Paul Moor who delivered the winning blows as he beat American captain Tim Mack, 257-193.

England

10/04/09

Europe holds a comfortable lead after Day Two in Weber Cup

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Team Europe is on course for their first Weber Cup victory since 2005 as they took the evening session 4-2 to increase their lead to 11-7 in the race to 17 competition. The Americans could count themselves unlucky as they lost a couple of close ones and Chris Barnes had an equipment malfunction that scuppered his chances. Europe though have the Weber Cup in their sights and only a startling reversal of fortune will give the American team a chance of a Sunday victory.

England

10/04/09

Europe takes a two-point lead in Weber Cup after Session #2

Barnsley Metrodome in Barnsley, England (Oct. 2-4, 2009)

2009WeberCupLogo_small.jpgTeam Europe enjoyed a tremendous afternoon at the 2009 Weber Cup as they won the Saturday afternoon session 5 -1 to open up a two point lead at Metrodome in Barnsley. Dominic Barrett and Mika Koivuniemi both won a doubles and singles match and captain Osku Palermaa weighed in with two doubles matches. In fact, only Jason Couch and Pete Weber, in a doubles match, added to the US tally.


England

10/03/09

USA leads Europe after Day One in 2009 Weber Cup

Tommy Jones shoots another 300 game at Barnsley Metrodome

2009WeberCupLogo_small.jpgThe 10th annual Weber Cup got underway at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday night and it was defending champion, United States, who got off to the better start courtesy of some stellar performances from their big guns. Tommy Jones recorded his second 300 game in successive years. Play continues on Saturday afternoon with singles and doubles matches and it is the first team to reach 17 points on Sunday night that takes home the coveted trophy.

2009 ECC

09/27/09

Stathatos, Penny win men's and women's European Champions Cup

Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece (Sept. 21-28, 2009)

2009ECCLogo_small.jpg Giannis Stathatos, from the host country Greece and England's Kirsten Penny captured the men' and women's title in the 32nd European Champions Cup Sunday at Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece. Penny swept top seeded Ann Louise Haugen Andersen, Norway, in the title match, two-games-to-none. Stathatos went the distance against Germany's Michael Krämer and emerged victorious, two-games-to-one.

 


South Africa

09/10/09

South African national and regional bowling events to be broadcasted on TV

RSALetsGoBowling_small.jpgGerald Paluzzi, proprietor of "Lets Go Bowling" has announced that the sport of bowling in South Africa is about re-launch itself with the introduction of the LGB tour. In a deal amounting to some 700.000 South African Rand (approx. $93,000) LGB has successfully negotiated the production of eight TV programs to be flighted on MNet Supersport. The national events will consist of two 52-minute packages and the regional events will consist of one 52-minute package.

Germany

09/10/09

Carlo Greulich wins his third consecutive title in Bowling Cup Reutlingen

City-Bowling Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany (Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 2009)

2009BCRCarloGreulich_small.jpg2009BCRKarstenAust_small.jpgFormer German international Carlo Greulich (pictured left) won his third consecutive title in the Bowling Cup Reutlingen with a 517-430 victory over Karsten Aust (right) Sunday at City-Bowling Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany. The lefty, who received 1.500 Euro, felled 2084 pins over the last eight match play games, an average of 260.50, and remained undefeated in Reutlingen since the tournament adopted the match play format.

Norway

09/07/09

Sandbækken holds off two Englishmen to triumph in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOFroggattBarrettSandbakken_small.jpgMads Sandbækken (pictured left) from Norway held off two Englishmen en route to win the "major" tournament of his country, the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 Sunday at Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway. Sandbækken as well as Dominic Barrett (right) and Nick Froggatt, both England, reached the finals after leading their respective groups in the third round of the finals. Sandbækken saved his best for last to cruise to victory with a 245-211 win over Barrett.


Norway

09/06/09

Olsen wins qualifying in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Norwegian youngsters Hansen and Walstad achieve perfection

2009NOSveinRogerOlsen_small.jpg2009NOAndreaHansenPatrikWalstad_small.jpgSvein Roger Olsen (l.) from Norway won the qualifying in the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 at Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, en route to lead 38 players into the finals on Sunday. Norwegian youngsters Andrea E. Hansen and Patrik Angen Walstad (r.) set the highlights on Saturday afternoon when they rolled the first 300 games of the tournament and the first of their careers.


Norway

09/05/09

Torgersen, Barrett add their names to the leaderboard in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg2009NODominicBarrett_small.jpgTore Torgersen (l.) from Norway and Dominic Barrett (r.), England, moved into third and fourth place in Friday's qualifying of the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 with 1376 and 1375 six-game totals. Svein Roger Olsen from Norway and Lars Lindbäck, Sweden, held on to the lead with 1461 and 1439, respectively. Qualifying continues on Saturday, September 5 and ends with the Desperado Squad scheduled for 10.30pm.

Norway

09/04/09

Olsen, Lindbäck book their spots for the finals in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOLarsLindbackSveinRogerOlsen_small.jpgSvein Roger Olsen from Norway and Lars Lindbäck, Sweden, (r-l) have already secured their spots in the finals of the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 as the tournament's "Early Birds". Olsen led the field after first four squads with 1461 six-game total and an average of 243.50. Lindbäck was second with 143. All players bowl at least one six-game block of qualifying. A total of 38 players including the two "Early Birds" and two from the Desperado Squad will advance to the finals on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Norway

09/03/09

Swede Isabelle Hultin moves to the top in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOIsabelleHultin_small.jpg2009NOFredrikTjernes_small.jpgIsabelle Hultin (l.) from Sweden posted a 1301 series Wednesday night at Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, en route to take the lead in the qualifying for the Thon Norwegian Open 2009. Hultin had games in the 190s and high games of 232, 226 and 213 for 1253 pinfall total (208.83) and added 48 pins women's handicap to take the lead. Fredrik Tjernes (r.) averaged 216.67 for his six games to land in second place just one pin behind Hultin with 1300.

Norway

09/03/09

Hans Fredrik Gether takes early lead in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOHansFredrikGether_small.jpg2009NOSeanHustveit_small.jpgThe Thon Norwegian Open 2009 is underway at Metro bowling center, an 18-laner in Lörenskog in the outskirts of Norway's capital city of Oslo. The tournament offers total prize fund of 153.000 Norwegian Kronor or approx. 17.750 Euro. Hans Fredrik Gether (l.) used high games of 254 and 256 to take the early lead with 1281 six-game total and an average of 213.50. Sean Michael Hustveit (r.) was second with 1278. Qualifying continues until Saturday, September 5.

England

09/01/09

Jo Allsebrook wins Kegel London International 2009

Airport Bowl in London, England (Aug. 5-31, 2009)

2009KLIJoAllsebrook_small.jpgJo Allsebrook (pictured left) is the Kegel London International 2009 champion, the second time a female has been first and making it two years in a row after the last year's win by Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands. In the title match of the double-elimination finals over two-games total pinfall, Allsebrook took on Matt Forsyth, who the sole undefeated player coming in from the winners bracket. Allsebrook had to beat him twice to win the title and the 5.000 Euro top prize.


Switzerland

08/31/09

Manico/Börner defeat two-time champions to win 9th Strangers Doubles Tournament

Bowling Beseco in RĂĽmikon, Zurich, Switzerland (Aug. 23-30, 2009)

2009StrangersFrankBornerBigiManico_small.jpgBigi Manico, Switzerland, and Frank Börner, Germany, teamed to win the 9th Strangers Doubles Tournament Sunday, Aug. 30 at Bowling Beseco in Rümikon, Zurich, Switzerland. In the title match, the two lefties defeated two-time defending champions Alexander Krause and Timm Bhongbhibhat, both Germany, 456 to 403. Oliver Blasé/Nicole Heberle and Christian Birlinger/Frank Weiermüller, all Germany, who went out in the semifinal round with 392 and 333, finished in third and fourth place, resp. 

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