European Bowling News Overview

2015 MEC

01/27/15

Israel announces team for Men's European Championships 2015 in Aalborg, Denmark

2015MECTeamIsraelselected_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six players who will represent Israel in the 2015 Men's European Championships, which will be held from June 3-14 at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The qualifying tournament at Hutzot bowling center in Haifa featured a 38-game format over six days on medium, long and dual lane condition. The top four qualifiers plus the top two players of the Israeli National Ranking made the team for Denmark (pictured).

2015 European Bowling Tour

01/21/15

Two European Bowling Tour "satellite" tournaments cancelled

2015 Tour is down 19 tournaments in 15 countries, three Platinum, four Gold, three Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund drops to 954.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that the Ekaterinburg Open (March 10-14 in Ekaterinburg, Russia) and the Brunswick Etna Open (Aug. 29 - Sept. 6 in Catania, Italy) have been cancelled. The 2015 Tour now consists of three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 9 "Satellite" events. The 19 tournaments in 15 countries offer total prize fund of 954.000 Euro. Next stop is the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 February 8-15 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/18/15

Brian Voss wins his fourth EBT title in 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic

Defeats fellow U.S. American Ron Hurt in title match, 439-386

2015EBT02BrianVoss2_small.jpg2015EBT02AmandaLarkin2_small.jpg Brian Voss (l.), United States, defeated his fellow countryman Ron Hurt, 439-386, to win the 27th Irish Open Championships and the 5.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Along with his 25 PBA titles the PBA and USBC Hall of Famer now owns four titles on the European Bowling Tour. Fourth-place finisher Amanda Larkin (r.) of Ireland was the best of 35 women to win the women's ranking and a 1.000 Euro bonus.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

01/18/15

Paul Moor remains atop the Men's Ranking after two events

Irish Open champion Brian Voss (USA) moves into 22nd place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

01/18/15

Singapore's Shayna Ng continues to lead Women's Ranking after two events

Irish Open ranking winner Amanda Larkin (IRE) sits in 21st place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 for the 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/18/15

Glenn Morten Pedersen wins qualifying in 27th Irish Open Championships

Norwegian leads a field of 92 players into the finals; England's Joe Allsebrook, Lisa John crack the top 10 in the last squad; score to make the cut in 80th place is 1284 214 average)

2014EBT16GlennMortenPedersen_small.jpg2015EBT02AmandaLarkin_small.jpgGlenn Morten Pedersen (l.) of Norway remained unchallenged in the last two qualifying squads Saturday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland en route to win the qualifying in the 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic with 1517 pins, an average of 252.83. Chris Sloan from Ireland tied Pedersen but was seeded second due to the new EBT tie rules. Amanda Larkin (r.), Ireland, was the best of 35 women in third place with 1449 including handicap.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/17/15

Glenn Morten Pedersen takes over pole position in 27th Irish Open

Norwegian ties previous leader Chris Sloan (IRE) at 1517 and takes advantage of the new EBT tie rules; three players of Squad 13 crack the top 10; Squad 10 & 12 leaders move into the 14th and 15th place; Jason Agate (ENG) rolls the first 300 game; score to make the cut in 80th place is now 1246 (207.67 average)

2015EBT02GlennMartenPedersen_small.jpgStarting Friday's qualifying in seventh place Glenn Morten Pedersen (pictured) of Norway put together an impressive 1517 series to take over the pole position in the 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. The Norwegian national team member tied previous leader Chris Sloan from Ireland averaging 252.83 for six games. Due to the new EBT tie rules Pedersen (low game of 218) overtook the Irish two-hander (low game of 244) based on the higher five-game total, 1299 to 1273.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/16/15

Chris Sloan averages over 250 to shoot into the lead in 27th Irish Open Championships

Irish two-hander shoots 1517 six-game series to lead 97-player field from 12 countries as qualifying has surpassed the halfway mark; score to make the cut in 80th place is currently 1101 (183.50 average)

2015EBT02ChristopherSloan_small.jpgChris Sloan (pictured), a two-handed player from Ireland, fired high games of 255, 279 and four games between 244 and 247 to shoot in to the lead in the qualifying of the 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic Wednesday afternoon with 1517 total and an average of 252.83. The third day of the tournament was affected by bad weather. Many flights scheduled for Dublin airport were redirected to Belfast and Shannon in Northern Ireland. 14 players alone from huge Norwegian contingent of more than 40 players missed their squads.

2015 European Bowling Tour #2

01/15/15

Ireland's Amanda Larkin takes the early lead in 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic

2015EBT02AmandaLarkin_small.jpg

2015EBT02GlennMartenPedersen_small.jpgAmanda Larkin (l.) of Ireland toppled 1401 pins, an average of 233.50, and added 48 pins handicap to take the early lead in the 27th Irish Open Championships by Seismic currently underway at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Glenn Morten Pedersen (r.) led Squad 3 on Wednesday with 1395 and an average of 232.50 to sit in fifth place after the second day of competition. Qualifying continues on Thursday, January 15 with Squads 6-9.

2015 EBT #1 / 2015 WBT #6

01/11/15

Paul Moor starts 2015 European Bowling Tour with victory in 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Englishman wins his 16th European Bowling Tour title and his first PBA title with 225-204 win against Finland's Joonas Jehkinen

2015EBT01PaulMoor2_small.jpg Paul Moor of England (pictured) defeated Joonas Jehkinen of Finland, 225-204, to kick off the 2015 European Bowling Tour with victory in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Sunday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. By winning his EBT record 16th career title (Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa is second with 13 titles) and his first Professional Bowlers Association title, the 36-year-old lefty earned the 13.000 Euro top prize and took the early lead in the 2015 men's point ranking.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/11/15

Sweden's Jesper Svensson wins qualifying of 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Saturday's squad leaders Parker Bohn III (USA), Dominic Barrett (ENG) and Sandra Andersson (SWE) finish qualifying in the top 10; Rodolfo Madriz (CRC) hits the cutoff number with 1342 (223.67); Kim Bolleby (SWE) shoots 300 in the Desperado Squad

2014MWCJesperSvensson_small.jpgJesper Svensson (l.), a two-handed lefty from Sweden, won the qualifying of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Saturday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, worth 1.500 Euro. The three-time European Bowling Tour titlist and 2013 BBO champion averaged 244.67 and toppled 1468 pins in the 10th qualifying squad to lead the field of 494 players from 17 countries. Svensson's compatriot Kim Bolleby won the Desperado Squad by rolling the fourth 300 game of the tournament.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/10/15

Five players crack the top 10 Friday at 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Sweden's Jesper Svensson continues to lead the 475-player field with 1468 (244.67); score to make the cut in 44th place is now 1323 (220.50)

2015EBT01MartinLarsen_small.jpg 2015EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpgMartin Larsen of Sweden (l.) and England's Dominic Barrett (r.) posted 1418 series to lead Friday's qualifying and to move into fourth and fifth place in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Three-time European Bowling Tour titlist and 2013 BBO champion Jesper Svensson, Sweden, continued to lead the 475-player field from 17 countries, 425 men and 50 women, with 1468 and an average of 244.67.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/09/15

Jesper Svensson, Shayna Ng move to the top in 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Finland's Linus Boström, Markus Melanen roll 300 in the sixth game of Squad 9; score to make the cut in 44th place is 1275 (212.50)

2014EBT16JesperSvensson_small.jpg2015AIKShaynaNg_small.jpgFresh off his victory in the 35th AIK International Tournament Jesper Svensson (l.) of Sweden posted a 1468 series in the 10th qualifying squad Thursday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, to move to the top of the 430-player leaderboard in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open. The two-handed lefty had games of 269, 248, 289, 247, 223 and 192, an average of 244.67. Shayna Ng (r.) of Singapore slipped to second place with 1437.

Sweden

01/07/15

Jesper Svensson defeats all opponents to defend his title in 35th AIK International

Two-handed lefty from Sweden wins all nine matches in match play finals out averaging his nearest competitor by more than 22 pins to win the 60.000 SEK top prize

2015AIKTop3_small.jpg Starting the final match play round in fifth place, Jesper Svensson (center) of Sweden defeated all nine opponents and out averaged his nearest his nearest competitor by more than 22 pins to successfully defend his title in the 35th AIK International Tournament Tuesday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. The two-handed lefty averaged 238.4 for ten games and added 180 bonus pins to cruise to victory and to pocket 60.000 Swedish Kronor (approx. 6,285 Euro).

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/07/15

Germany's Patricia Luoto totals 1428 to take the lead in 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Finn Kimmo Lehtonen also cracks the 1400-mark in Squad 8 to stay in second place; score to make the cut in 44th place is 1231 (205.17)

2015EBT01PatriciaLuoto_small.jpgGerman-Finnish Patricia Luoto (pictured) averaged 230 and totaled 1428 pins Tuesday afternoon at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, to take the lead as the qualifying of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open nears its halfway mark. Luoto is the best of 29 women in the 361-player field and the lone foreign bowler in the top 44, who will survive the qualifying cut. Long-time Finnish national team member and former BBO organizer, Kimmo Lehtonen became the second bowler in this year's event, who cracked the 1400-mark.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/05/15

Sami Lampo shoots 300 to take the lead in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Finnish legends Kimmo Lehtonen, Lasse Lintilä move into second and third place; score to make the cut in 44th place nears 1200-mark

2015EBT01SamiLampo2_small.jpgWith one-third of qualifying squads in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open in the books, the leaderboard got a new look after Sunday's Squads 5 and 6 at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Sami Lampo (pictured) of Finland bowled the first 300 game in Ballmaster Open this year in Squad 5 en route to shoot into the lead with 1388 and an average of 231.33. The BBO awards a 3.000 bonus for the first perfecto. In case it will be the lone 300 game, Lampo will get another 2.000 Euro.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/04/15

Petteri Salonen, Pasi Uotila crack the top 5 at 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Joonas Jehkinen, Reija Lundén lead the 214-player field after two days of qualifying with 1346

2014MWCMastersPetteriSalonen_small.jpg2014EBTMastersPasiUotila_small.jpgLong-time Finnish national team members Petteri Salonen (l.) and Pasi Uotila (r.) led the fourth qualifying squad Saturday afternoon at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland en route to crack the top 5 in the overall standings of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open. Salonen sandwiched games of 226, 276, 244 and 215 between a pair of 180s to move into fourth place with 1321. Uotila was just 12 pins behind with 1309, good for fifth place

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/03/15

Joonas Jehkinen, Reija Lundén shoot 1346 to pace Day One at Brunswick Ballmaster Open

European Bowling Tour/World Bowling Tour event continues Saturday with Squads 3 and 4 at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland

2015EBT01ReijaLunden_small.jpg2014MWCJoonasJehkinen_small.jpgNinety-five Finnish bowlers kicked off the qualifying of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Friday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. 2013 Team World Champion Joonas Jehkinen (l.) and former women's national team member Reija Lundén (r.) led the field with 1346 pinfall total. Jehkinen sits in the pole position after day one qualifying as his total pinfall minus his lowest game is higher than Lunden's five-game total.

2015 EBT #1 / 2015 WBT #6

01/01/15

45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open kicks off 2015 European Bowling Tour on January 2nd

EBT "Platinum" event, which now offers total prize fund of up to 121.800 Euro, is also the sixth stop of the 2015 World Bowling Tour; BBO adds a 20.000 Euro bonus for a 300 game in Round Robin and the TV stepladder finals

2015BallmasterLogo_small.jpg The 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open is the opening event of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the first of three "EBT Platinum" events this season, the highest of the four EBT categories. The BBO, which is also the sixth stop of the 2015 World Bowling Tour, will be held from Friday, January 2 through Sunday 11, 2015 at 36-lane Tali Bowling Center in Finland's capital city Helsinki. Players will compete for total prize money of up to 121.800 Euro with 13.000 Euro going to the winner.

Russia

12/03/14

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Fedin sweep the titles for Nizny Novgorod in Russian Championships

2014RUSNCAlexeyFedinMariaBulanovaSergeyStarchenkov_small.jpg Maria Bulanova (c.) and Alexey Fedin (l.), both from team Alliance from Nizny Novgorod and both coached by Sergey Starchenkov (r.), emerged as women's and men's champions in the Russian National Championships which were held from November 28-30 at 32-lane Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. The center hosted the 49th QubicaAMF World Cup in 2013. 41 men and 19 women qualified from 13 regions in Russia for the three-day event.

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