European Bowling News Overview

2015 EYC

03/30/15

Swedes Wegner, Persson shoot two big games to claim gold in Girls Doubles

2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson2_small.jpg Tournament leader Cajsa Wegner and Filippa Persson (l-r) of Sweden posted two big games to cruise to the Girls Doubles title in the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. In the gold medal match, Wegner and Persson outscored Bauke Jespers and Annouk Coopmans of Belgium, 474-331. The Belgians earned silver, Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg of Sweden and Amandine Richard and Gwena√ęlle Hugon of France shared bronze.

2015 EYC

03/30/15

Finland's Oksanen, Strömberg win Boys Doubles title at 28th European Youth Championships

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen3_small.jpgTop seeded Niko Oksanen and Emil Strömberg (r-l) defeated Benjamin Jonsson and Robert Lindberg of Sweden, 470-433, to win the first gold medal at the 28th European Youth Championships Monday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Swedes took the silver medal, while the second Finnish duo Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä and French Gaetan Mouveroux and Valentin Saulnier, who lost in the semi-finals of the medal round, shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC

03/30/15

Swedish duos lead Girls Doubles preliminaries at the 28th European Youth Championships

Swedes square off with Belgian and French doubles in the medal round starting at 5.30 p.m. CEST

2015EYCCaisaWegnerFilippaPersson_small.jpgCajsa Wegner and Filippa Persson of Sweden (pictured left, l-r) averaged 207.42 in Squad 1 of the Girls Doubles preliminaries at the 28th European Youth Championships to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round later this afternoon at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Swedes were the only duo in which both players surpassed the 1200-mark, a 200 average. Sweden II finished in second place, with Belgium in third and France in fourth place. The medal round starts at 5.30 p.m. CEST.

2015 European Bowling Tour

03/30/15

Qatar Bowling Federation announces three-day postponement of the 2015 Qatar Open

Season-ending event on the European Bowling Tour will be held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 2015 in Doha, Qatar

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The Qatar Bowling Federation has announced that the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" Qatar Open originally scheduled for November 23-29 will be postponed for three days and will take place from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 2015, at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events, in 14 countries and offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 975.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 EYC

03/29/15

Finnish boys earn No. 1 and 2 seed for Doubles medal round at European Youth Championships

Finns face doubles from Sweden and France in the semi-finals

2015EYCEmilStrombergNikoOksanen_small.jpgThe boys from Finland set the tone in the boys Doubles preliminaries, which kicked off the 28th European Youth Championships Sunday, March 29, at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. Emil Strömberg and Niko Oksanen (l-r) led the first squad with record 2788 total, an average of 232.33, to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round starting Monday at 5.30 p.m. CEST. Their teammates Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä posted 2722 (226.83) in Squad 2 to take the No. 2 seed.

2015 EYC

03/28/15

28th European Youth Championships kick off Sunday with Boys Doubles preliminaries

Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany (March 27 - April 6, 2015)

2015EYCLogo_small.jpg The 28th European Youth Championships will be held from March 27 through April 6, 2015 at Bowl Play, a 30-laner in in Leipzig, Germany. The Championships drew 157 players, 98 boys and 59 girls, from 29 ETBF  member countries. Up to four boys and four girls per country who must not be born before September 1, 1996 will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in five disciplines: Singles, Doubles, four-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.

2015 EBT #6 / 2015 WBT #10

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard wins his first WBT, PBA title in 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

2015EBT06JoshBlanchard_small.jpg2015EBT06SinLiJane_small.jpg Tournament leader Josh Blanchard (l.), United States, defeated Sin Li Jane (r.) of Malaysia in the championship match of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, 248-211, to win his first World Bowling Tour title and first career PBA title and the 12.000 Euro top prize Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Sin Li got 9.000 Euro for second place and Jesper Svensson, Sweden, took home 6.000 Euro for third place.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/22/15

Swedish two-handed lefty Jesper Svensson is the new EBT Men's Ranking leader

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Josh Blanchard shoots into sixth 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

03/22/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson overtakes Singapore's Shayna Ng to lead 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Brunswick Euro Challenge ranking winner Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN) are tied for third place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro (approx. 1.024 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 #6

03/22/15

Josh Blanchard leads 64-player field into Sunday's finals at 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

American averages 251 in the penultimate Squad 16 to win qualifying with 1506; Squad 17 and 15 leaders Joonas Jehkinen (FIN) and Richard Teece (ENG) crack the top 12; score to make the cut in 52nd place is 1379 (229.83 average)

2014PBAJoshBlanchard2_small.jpgJosh Blanchard (pictured) of the United States won the qualifying of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge, which concluded Saturday night with Squad 17 and the ultimate Desperado Squad at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Blanchard was the lone player who surpassed the magic 1500-mark (250 average) after finishing the penultimate Squad 16 with 1506 six-game total and an average of 251. Squad 17 and 15 leaders Joonas Jehkinen (1471), Finland, and Richard Teece (1459), England, cracked the top 12.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/21/15

Markus Jansson, Ronnie Russell add names to leaderboard at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Swedish-American duo roll 1468 and 1465 series in Squad 12 to move into third and fourth place; USA's Sean Rash (1476) leads the 286-player field into the final day of qualifying; three players each of Squad 8 and 9 move into top 12; score to make the cut in 52nd place is now 1360 (226.67 average)

2015AIKMarkusJansson_small.jpg2014PBARonnieRussell2_small.jpgMarkus Jansson (l.) of Sweden and Ronnie Russell (r.), United States, paced the 12th qualifying squad of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday afternoon at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, with 1468 and 1465, respectively, to move into third and fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Sean Rash, United States, continued to lead the field of 286 players from 34 countries with 1476.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/20/15

Finn Petteri Salonen misses top spot by five pins at Brunswick Euro Challenge

USA's Sean Rash continues to lead the 199-player field with 1476; three players each of Squad 8 and 9 move into top 12; score to make the cut in 52nd place raises by 84 pins to 1331 (221.83 average)

2014MWCMastersPetteriSalonen_small.jpg2014PBASeanRash2_small.jpgPetteri Salonen (l.) of Finland was the best bowler in Thursday's qualifying squads 8-10 posting a 1471 six-game series, an average of 245.17, to jump into second place in the overall standings in the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge. The World and European champion missed the top spot by mere five pins. Sean Rash (r.), United States, continued to lead the 199 players from 27 countries with 1476 and a 246 average.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/19/15

Sean Rash averages 246 to shoot into lead in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Squad 6 bowlers take control of the leaderboard; eight bowlers including Squad 7 leader Stuart Williams (ENG) crack the 1400-bar; Adrian Ang (MAS) rolls the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 52nd place raises by 149 pins to 1247 (207.83 average)

2014PBASeanRash2_small.jpg2014MWCMastersAdrianAng_small.jpgThe bowlers of Squad 6 took control of the leaderboard in the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge Wednesday afternoon at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany as seven players cracked the 1400-bar. Sean Rash (l.), United States, fired games of 254, 216, 267, 233, 248 and 258 to lead the 132-player field from 17 countries with 1476 and an average of 246. Malaysian Adrian Ang (r.) rolled the first 300 game of the tournament.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/18/15

No changes atop the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge after Tuesday's Squads 4 & 5

Germany's Tobias B√∂rding leads 82-player field with 1425; Andreas B√∂siger (SUI), AnŇĺe Grabrijan, (SLO), Missy Parkin (USA) move into top 10; score to make the cut in 52nd place is 1098 (183 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgThere were no changes atop the leaderboard after Tuesday's Squads 4 & 5 at the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge currently underway in Munich, Germany. Germany's Tobias Börding (l.) continued to lead the 82-player with 1425 and an average of 237.50. Danielle McEwan (r.), United States, was the best of 14 women in second place with 1400 including 48 pins handicap. Three players of Squad 4 moved into the top 10 Tuesday.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/16/15

Danielle McEwan moves into second place in qualifying at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Team USA member totals 1400 including handicap in Squad 3; Germany's Tobias Börding continues to lead the field of 52 players with 1425 (237.50 average)

2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg2014BWCTobiasBording_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (l.), United States, totaled 1400 pins including handicap in Sunday's Squad 3 to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge which got underway Saturday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. The Team USA member had games of 192, 238, 234, 235, 221 and 232 for 1352 scratch and an average of 225.33. Tobias Börding (r.), Germany, continued to lead with 1425.

England

03/15/15

British Tenpin Bowling Association and MFA Bowl Ltd. announce partnership

20150314MFAChairmanMehdiAfsharBTBAChairmanRonGriffin_small.jpg The British Tenpin Bowling Association and MFA Bowl Ltd. have announced a ground breaking partnership for the benefit of BTBA members. L-R MFA Chairman Mehdi Afshar and BTBA Chairman Ron Griffin. With immediate effect MFA recognizes the role and work of the BTBA as the National Governing Body for Tenpin Bowling in England and has committed to work to encourage the growth of BTBA membership through BTBA sanctioned leagues within MFA centers.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/15/15

Germany's Tobias Börding rolls 1425 series in in curtain-raiser to Brunswick Euro Challenge

2014BWCTobiasBording5_small.jpgGerman national team member Tobias Börding (pictured) averaged 237.50 Saturday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, to set the pace in the opening squad of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge. Börding had games of 234, 180, 255, 267, 243 and 246 to lead a group of 24 players with 1425 total pins. In last year's BEC, the score to make the cut in 52nd place was 1413 or an average of 235.50. Qualifying continues on Sunday, March 15, with Squads 2 & 3 starting at noon and 4 p.m. CET.

2015 WBT #10 / 2015 EBT #6

03/13/15

Tournament Preview: 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (March 14-22, 2015)

2015BECLogo_small.jpg The 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge is the 10th tournament on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and also the sixth stop on the 2015 European Bowling Tour. The BEC will be held from March 14-22 at Europe's biggest bowling center, 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring in suburban Munich, Germany. Players will compete for total prize money of 112.000 Euro with 12.000 Euro going to the winner, 9.000 Euro to the runner-up and 6.000 Euro to the third place finisher.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/08/15

Gibraltar's Adam Shrubb stuns 16-time champion Paul Moor; wins Gibraltar Open 2015

Swedes Peter Nordensen, Pontus Andersson, Gibraltar's Adam Shrubb and 16-time EBT champion Paul Moor, England, to bowl for the title; Norway's Heidi Thorstensen wins women's ranking

2015EBT05Top4_small.jpgLocal favorite Adam Shrubb stunned England's Paul Moor in the title match over two games total pins, 436-417, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 and the 3.500 British Pounds top prize or 4.850 Euro Sunday at King's Bowl in Gibraltar. Moor, who owns record 16 EBT titles, had to settle for second place, worth £2.000. Top-seeded Swedes Peter Nordensen and Pontus Andersson finished in third and fourth place, respectively.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/08/15

Pontus Andersson wins qualifying in inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

Swede averages 235 in the penultimate qualifying squad; leads all 37 players from eight countries into the finals on Sunday

2015EBT04PontusAndersson2_small.jpgWorld Youth champion Pontus Andersson (pictured) of Sweden, who led the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 since the first squad with 1396, improved by 15 pins in the penultimate squad Saturday at King's Bowl in Gibraltar to win the qualifying with 1411 total and an average of 235.17. There were only three squads on Saturday bringing the total number of bowlers to 37 (29 men and eight women). As total 38 players (top 34 plus four from the Desperado Squad) should advance to the finals, all 37 players survived the first cut.

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