European Bowling News Overview

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

07/01/15

Venezuela's Ruiz, Marcano take over qualifying lead in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

2015EBT10IldemaroRuiz_small.jpg2015EBT10KarenMarcano_small.jpg Long-time Venezuelan national team members Ildemaro Ruiz Jr. and Karen Marcano led qualifying squads 11 & 12 Tuesday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, en route to take over the qualifying lead in the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Ruiz (l.), who bowls regularly on the PBA Tour, lead the 89 players from eight countries with 1487 pinfall total and an average of 247.83. Marcano (r.), who posted 1419 in Squad 11, sits in second place.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

06/30/15

Three players crack the top 10 in Monday's Squads 9 & 10 at III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Top 5 players of the Monday & Tuesday squads will earn automatic berths into the finals; score to make the qualifying cut in 38th place is currently 1112 (185.33 average)

2015EBT10TannerSpacey_small.jpg2015EBT10RubenOrche_small.jpg Tanner Spacey of the United States, Spain's Ruben Orche, and Noe Gamazo of Venezuela led Squads 9 & 10 Monday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, to position themselves in the top 10 in the qualifying of the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Spacey (l.) averaged 225.50 to lead Squad 9 with 1335 total and to leap into third place in the overall standings. Orche (r.) toppled 1332 pins in the next squad to jump into fourth place.

Malta

06/29/15

24th Malta Open Championships - Slow Motion Video

2015MaltaOpenVideo_small.jpg The 24th edition of the Malta Open Championships was held from June 17-21 at 20-lane Eden Super Bowl located at St. George's Bay in St. Julian's, Malta. The tournament, which was won by Ramon Hilferink of the Netherlands, drew 115 players. This slow motion video focuses on the hand position and ball release of the players and the various styles and different lines played by the bowlers from 18 participating countries. To watch the video

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/28/15

Carsten Warming Hansen wins his first EBT title in Roto Grip Polish Open

Dane defeats Swede Daniel Fransson in the championship match, 213-205

2015EBT09Top3_small.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen (center) of Denmark defeated Daniel Fransson (l.) of Sweden, 213-205, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Roto Grip Polish Open Sunday evening at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Hansen earned the 6.000 Euro top prize for the victory in the EBT "Satellite" event. Fransson took home 4.000 Euro for his third career runner-up finish in an EBT event and Richard Teece (r.) of England got 2.500 Euro for third place.

2015 European Bowling Tour

06/28/15

European Bowling Tour announces cancellation of 4th Florence International

2015 Tour is down to 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is now 870.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Bowling Tour has announced that the 4th Florence International, an EBT "satellite" tournament scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 8, 2015 in Florence, Italy, has been cancelled "due to unforeseen technical problems leading to a complete technical reconstruction of the center". The 2015 Tour now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. The 17 tournaments conducted in 13 countries offer total prize fund of 870.000 Euro or roughly 950.000 U.S. Dollar.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

06/28/15

Swede Jesper Svensson maintains 93-point lead without competing in Polish Open

All-time EBT title leader Paul Moor (ENG) leaps into second place; Polish Open winner Carsten Warming Hansen moves into 17th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 950.000 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 #10

06/28/15

Sweden's Cajsa Wegner overtakes qualifying lead in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Top 3 players of the first weekend earn automatic berths into the finals

2015EBT10CajsaWegner_small.jpg2015EBT10PabloBarriopedro2_small.jpgDespite a slow start, Cajsa Wegner (l.) of Sweden led Squad 5 (squads 6, 7 and 8 have been canceled) with 1347 total Sunday at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, to overtake the lead in the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge. Wegner rebounded from a 160 game with 217, 237, 238, 224 and 223 for 1299 scratch, an average of 216.50, and added 48 pins women's handicap to beat out Pablo Barriopedro (r.) of Spain for the top spot by four pins.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

06/28/15

No changes atop the women's leaderbaord in Roto Grip Polish Open

Sweden's Ida Andersson leads the 202-player standings as the 2105 European Bowling Tour reaches its halfway mark; Polish Open women's ranking winner Mari Lukkari (FIN) moves into a tie for 28th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries, three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of 870.000 Euro (approx. 950.000 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 #9

06/28/15

Richard Teece leads 40 players into Sunday's finals at Roto Grip Polish Open

English bowler averages 244.83 over six games to pace the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1274 (212.33 average)

2015EBT05RichardTeece_small.jpg Richard Teece (pictured) of England won the qualifying of the Roto Grip Polish Open which concluded on early Sunday morning at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, with the ultimate Desperado Squad. Teece, who averaged 244.83 in Squad 12, remained unchallenged in Saturday's Squads 15-18 to finish qualifying atop the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total and to lead the top 30 players plus another 10 players from Early Bird, Turbo games and the Desperado Squad into Sunday's finals.

2015 European Bowling Tour #10

06/27/15

Patricia Ciotti takes first pole in III Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Native Venezuelan totals 1263 in the lone squad on the opening day to lead a field of 36 players

2015EBT10PatriciaCiotti_small.jpg2015EBT10PabloBarriopedro_small.jpg Patricia Ciotti (l.) of Italy averaged 202.50 in the first squad of the 3rd Brunswick Madrid Challenge to take the first pole position in the European Bowling Tour "Silver" tournament with 1263 total including women's handicap. The native Venezuelan paced the field of 36 players after the first day of qualifying (squads 2-4 have been canceled). Pablo Barriopedro (r.) of Spain was second with 1261 and the field-best 210.67 average.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/27/15

Richard Teece shoots into lead in Roto Grip Polish Open

Englishman leads 85-player field from 15 countries with 1469 (244.83 average); score to make the cut in 30th place raises by 83 pins to 1257 (209.50 average)

2015EBT05RichardTeece_small.jpgFor the second consecutive day the leaderboard of the Roto Grip Polish Open got a whole new look as nine bowlers of squads 12-14 moved into the top 10 Friday at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Richard Teece (pictured) of England posted games of 279, 205, 213, 238, 268 and 266 in Squad 12 to shoot into the lead with 1469 total and an average of 244.83. Teece, who overtook previous leader Mari Lukkari of Finland (1364) by 105 pins, leads the 85-player field from 15 countries into the last qualifying day.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/26/15

Finland's Mari Lukkari takes over pole position in Roto Grip Polish Open

Lukkari totals 1364 to lead the 61-player field from 13 countries; four bowlers crack the 1300-bar on Thursday; score to make the cut in 30th place is now 1174 (195.67 average)

2015EBT09MariLukkari_small.jpg2015EBT09IldemaroRuiz_small.jpgThe leaderboard in the Roto Grip Polish Open got a whole new look as eight players moved into the top 10 in Thursday's Squads 8, 9 and 10 at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Mari Lukkari (l.) of Finland toppled 1316 pins in Squad 9 and added 48 pins women's handicap to take the pole position with 1364 total. Ildemaro Ruiz (r.) of Venezuela was the first of four players, who cracked the 1300-bar Thursday, to sit in second place with 1320.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/25/15

Costa Rica's Madriz, Mexico's Lee move to the top in Polish Open

Madriz leads the 37-player field from seven countries after 6 of 18 qualifying squads with 1254 (209 average); score to make the cut in 30th place is currently 1020 (170 avg.)

2015EBT09RodolfoMadriz_small.jpg2015EBT09CarlosLee_small.jpgRodolfo Madriz (l.) of Costa Rica and Mexico's Carlos Lee (r.) rolled six-game series of 1254 and 1251 Wednesday at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, to move to the top of the leaderboard in the Roto Grip Polish Open. Madriz started Squad 5 with back-to-back 222 games and added 202 and 224 before he close out with two consecutive 192 games to lead the 37-player field from seven countries with an average of 209.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/23/15

Przemysław Nowak leads Squads 1 & 2 to take early the lead in Polish Open

2015EBT09PrzemyslawNowak_small.jpg2015EBT09LucynaCharezinska_small.jpgThe inaugural Roto Grip Polish Open kicked off Monday as 13 Polish bowlers hit the lanes at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw for the first two of 18 qualifying squads. Przemysław Nowak (l.) led both squads to take the early lead in qualifying with 1222 six-game total and an average of 203.67. He received a bowling ball for accomplishing the feat. Lucy Charezinska (r.) averaged 191.83 scratch and added 48 pins women's handicap to take second place with 1199.

2015 European Bowling Tour #9

06/22/15

Coming next: Coverage of the EBT "Satellite" Roto Grip Polish Open

Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland (June 22-28, 2015)

2015EBT09PolishOpenLogo_small.jpg The Roto Grip Polish Open, a newcomer on the European Bowling Tour, is the ninth stop of the 2015 season and the fifth out of eight EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held from June 22-28 at 24-lane Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, host of the 2012 and 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. Players will compete for total prize money of 30.000 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 4.000 to the runner-up and 2.500 to the third place finisher. Last-to-cash payout (40th place) is 250 Euro.

Malta

06/21/15

Dutch Ramon Hilferink finally gets the monkey off his back in Malta

Defeats Norway's Bjørn Einar Rudshagen, 447-438, to win the 24th Malta Open Championships in his third attempt

2015MECRamonHilferink_small.jpg2015MaltaOpenBjornEinarRudshagen_small.jpgIn his third consecutive title match in Malta, Dutch national team member Ramon Hilferink (pictured left) defeated Norway's Bjørn Einar Rudshagen, 447-438, to win his first title and the 2.100 Euro top prize in the 24th Malta Open Championships after finishing second in the past two years. In the semifinal matches, Hilferink defeated Malta's Neil Sullivan, 454-421, while Rudshagen ousted England's Darren Cundy, 451-380.

Malta

06/20/15

Ramon Hilferink wins qualifying in 24th Malta Open Championships

No changes in the top 6 on final qualifying day; Dutchman leads a group of 36 players into Sunday's finals; score to make the cut in 28th place is 2747, an average of 228.92

2015MaltaOpenRamonHilferink_small.jpgThe top six players remained unchallenged during the last three of 15 qualifying squads in the 24th Malta Open Championships Saturday at Eden Super Bowl in St. Julian's, Malta. Ramon Hilferink (pictured) of the Netherlands led the 115-player field from 18 countries with 2990 pinfall total and an average of 249.17. The bronze medalist in Singles at the Men's European Championships in Denmark earlier this month, leads a group of 36 players into Sunday's finals. The top 6 qualifiers receive two byes, qualifiers 7-12 get one bye.

Malta

06/20/15

Dutch Ramon Hilferink averages 249.17 to overtake the lead in 24th Malta Open Championships

Frank Selvag (NOR) and Alex Christofi (CYP) achieve perfection; heading into the last day of qualifying the score to make the cut in 28th place is 2700, an average of 225

2015MaltaOpenRamonHilferink_small.jpgStarting the penultimate qualifying day at the 24th Malta Open Championships with a high series of 1499, Dutchman Ramon Hilferink (pictured) posted a 1491 series to overtake the lead in the 115-player field from 18 countries with 2990 and an overall average of 249.17. Hilferink, bronze medalist in Singles at the Men's European Championships in Denmark earlier this month, rolled games of 246, 255, 289, 248 and 258 before he closed out with 195, his lone game under 200, to miss the magic 3000-bar by just 10 pins.

Malta

06/19/15

Annie Thorell sets the pace in qualifying at 24th Malta Open Championships

Swede uses field-best 1555 series to lead the 29 players who have completed six-game series with 2954 total; Malta's Kenneth Arpa also cracks the 1500-bar to sit in second with 2904

2015MaltaOpenAnnieThorell_small.jpgAnnie Thorell (pictured) had a career day Thursday at Eden Super Bowl in St. Julian's, Malta, when the Swede rolled scratch series of 1351 and 1507 to take the lead in the qualifying of the 24th Malta Open Championships. Thorell started the day in Squad 6 with 1351, an average of 225.17, and added 48 pins women's handicap for 1399. She took a break and returned in Squad 8 and fired games of 248, 268, 288, 248, 248 and 207 for 1507 scratch, an average of 251.17, and 1555 to lead the tournament after day two qualifying with 2954 total.

Industry News

06/18/15

Brunswick names Dream-Bowl Palace host of Brunswick Euro Challenge through 2018

2015BECLogo_small.jpgBrunswick Bowling officials have announced that the Dream-Bowl Palace will continue to host the annual Brunswick Euro Challenge through 2018. Since its start in 2004, the Brunswick Euro Challenge has established itself as one of the largest bowling events in Europe, attracting a mix of promising amateur players and PBA stars from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. The tournament has been held at the state-of-the-art, 52-lane facility in Unterföhring, Germany, for the past four years.

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