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Stuart Williams wins qualifying in Bucharest International

Leads 24 players into Sunday's finals at IDM Club in Bucharest

2010BucharestStuartWilliams_small.jpg2010BucharestBrianVoss_small.jpgA pair of PBA exempt players finished the qualifying of the 2010 Bucharest International atop the leaderboard. 2007 World Ranking Masters champion Stuart Williams (l.), England, posted a 1333 six-game series Saturday at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania, to lead the field of 81 players from 12 countries with an average of 222.17. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (r.), United States, was 22 pins behind in second place with 1311.



Brian Voss cracks 1300-bar to overtake qualifying lead in Bucharest International

International bowlers take control of the leaderboard in Romania

201011PBABrianVoss_small.jpg2010BucharestPaulStott_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, became the first player who cracked the 1300-bar en route to overtake the qualifying lead in the 2010 Bucharest International with 1311 pinfall total and an average of 218.50. Voss held a 39-pin lead over Paul Stott (r.), Ireland, who moved into second place with 1272. Qualifying ends on Saturday with a total of 24 players advancing to the finals on Sunday at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania.



Four players secure a wildcard for the finals of the 2010 Bucharest International

IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania (Nov. 22-28, 2010)

2007EBT05TakisKaretsos_small.jpgViorel Simut, Romania, set the pace in the qualifying of the 2010 Bucharest at the IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania. Simut had led the field with 1254 pinfall total and an average of 209. Long-time Greek international Takis Karetsos (pictured) was second with 1234 followed by Florian Mihailescu and Romeo Gagenoiu, both Romania, with 1218 and 1216, resp. The top 4 of the squads conducted until Thursday, who will not finish among the top 18 in the overall qualifying standings, will be awarded a wildcard for the finals on Sunday.



Jo Cundy shoots big game to win English Open from top seed

2010EnglishOpenJoCundy_small.jpgLong-time England international Jo Cundy (pictured with the trophy) won her first major event, becoming the 2010 English Open champion Sunday Nov. 21 at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England. The five-player stepladder final was an All-English affair. Cundy, who was one of three women in the stepladder, was the No. 1 seed and watched the first three games from the sidelines. In the title match Cundy defeated fellow national team member Zara Giles, 257-219, to wrap up the title.



Europe's Palermaa, Koivuniemi, Moor, Barrett retain 11th Weber Cup

Defeat U.S. Team after 30 matches, 17-13, for fifth victory

2010WeberCupTeamEurope_small.jpgTeam Europe's Osku Palermaa, Mika Koivuniemi (both Finland), Paul Moor and Dominic Barrett (both England) retained the 11th Weber Cup holding off a come backing U.S. Team featuring Tim Mack, Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones and Pete Weber to record a 17-13 victory, the fifth for Europe in the 11 year history of the competition. It was down to lPaul Moor to bring the trophy home for the Europeans and he lsealed the victory with 265-190 win over Pete Weber. 



Team Europe maintains four-point lead after trading wins in fourth session at Weber Cup

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpg Team Europe maintained their four-point lead after the fourth session in the 11th Weber Cup at  Barnsley Metrodome. The session was shared three matches each which means the Europeans need three points for victory while the USA must win seven to win the competition. The final match of the session turned out to be the best of the Weber Cup to date as Palermaa & Moor, defated Weber & Mack, 39-28, in roll-off after a 278-278 tie.



PBA bowlers strike back; narrow the gap to four points at 11th Weber Cup

Jones, Barnes, Weber win the last three matches of the third session

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpg The third session of the 11th Weber Cup on Saturday night, played out in front of a full house at the Barnsley Metrodome, ended 4-2 for the Americans when Team USA finally showed what they are capable of and PBA stars Tommy Jones, Chris Barnes and Pete Weber scored great wins to keep the American dream of a seventh victory alive. The session leaves them four points adrift, 11-7, with a potential 15 matches left to play, but there is still a lot of work to do for them.



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.

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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.

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