European Bowling News Overview

France

09/17/14

QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup 2014 to support 'Un Strike contre le Cancer' campaign

5th edition of the event to air on Eurosport featuring five TV shows in three cities including Men's Singles, Team, Doubles, Masters and an inaugural Women's Team Challenge; Bowling Promotion also signs a contract with Angers Tele

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup will take place from October 5-9 in three cities in western France featuring five televised events for delayed airing on Eurosport 2 and Angers Tele. Organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion has invited 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia. The men will compete in four TV shows in Singles, Team and Doubles & Masters while the women battle it out in the inaugural Team Challenge Match.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/17/14

Top 6 after Tuesday's Squad 4 secure spots for finals in Chandra Open 2014

Squad leaders Dirk Dreyer (GER), Lisanne Breeschoten (NED), Tanner Spacey (USA) move into the top 6; Jeroen van Geel (NED) holds on to the lead with 1411; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1198 (199.67)

Image2014EBT03LisanneBreeschooten2_small.jpgBy virtue of moving into the top six of the standings after the first four squads in the Chandra Open 2014 Dirk Dreyer (l.) of Germany, Dutch international Lisanne Breeschoten (r.) and USA's Tanner Spacey secured their spots in Sunday's finals. The trio led Squad 4 on Tuesday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, to leap into second, fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the overall qualifying standings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/16/14

Three players crack the top 8 in Squad 3 at Chandra Open 2014

Squad leader Mark Jacobs (NED) moves into fourth place with 1298; Jeroen van Geel (NED) continues to lead the 65-player field with 1411; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1178 (196.33)

2014EBT14MarkJacobs_small.jpg2013EBT18JeroenvanGeel_small.jpgThree players, Dutchmen Mark Jacobs and Ron van den Bogaard and Dirk Dreyer of Germany, cracked the top 8 in the Chandra Open 2014 Monday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. As in the 2013 event, Jacobs (l.) led Squad 3, this time with 1298, to leap into fourth place in the overall standings. Jeroen van Geel (r.), Netherlands, continued to lead the field of 65 bowlers from four countries with 1411 and an average of 235.17.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/15/14

Jeroen van Geel, Priscilla Maaswinkel take early lead in Chandra Open 2014

47 players from Belgium and the Netherlands kick off the EBT Satellite tournament at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Van Geel becomes the first player to crack the 1400 bar; cut line in 30th place is currently 1119 (186.50)

2013EBT15JeroenvanGeel_small.jpg 2014EBT14PriscillaMaaswinkel_small.jpg Dutch bowlers Jeroen van Geel and Priscilla Maaswinkel took the early lead in the qualifying of the Chandra Open 2014, which got underway Sunday with the first two of 13 qualifying squads at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Van Geel (l.) averaged 235.17 in the opening squad en route to lead the field of 47 players from Belgium and the Netherlands after day one with 1411 total. Maaswinkel (r.) totaled 1368 pins in Squad 2 to overtake second place.

2014 European Bowling Tour #13

09/14/14

Nadejda Korablinova becomes the second consecutive woman to win the Russian Open

Russian becomes the third woman in 2014 to win a European Bowling Tour title; defeats Egyptian Ahmed Gamal in the title match

2014EBT13NadejdaKorablinova_small.jpg2014EBT13AhmedGamal_small.jpgNadejda Korablinova (l.) of Russia defeated Ahmed Gamal of Egypt, 424-385, to win the 2014 Russian Open Sunday afternoon at Russkoe Pole "Russian Field" bowling center in St. Petersburg, Russia. Korablinova, who eliminated defending champion and fellow countrywoman Maria Bulanova in the semifinals, became the second consecutive women to win the Russian Open and third woman in 2014 to win a European Bowling Tour title.

2014 European Bowling Tour

09/14/14

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

2014 EBT Schedule, Champions and Money Breakdown

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg In the 15th season since its inception in the year 2000, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite events. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

09/14/14

No changes in the top 70 of the 2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking after Russian Open

Russian Open ranking winner Ahmed Gamal moves into tie for 71st place; Thomas Larsen, Denmark, holds a 120-point lead after 13 of 20 events

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

09/14/14

No changes in the top 70 of the 2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking after Russian Open

Russian Open ranking winner Nadejda Korablinova moves into tie for 73rd place; Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen holds a 194-point lead after 13 of 20 events

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro. 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 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 European Bowling Tour #13

09/14/14

Andrey Suslov shoots 1427 series to win the qualifying in Russian Open

Second-place Daniel Vezis of Latvia is the only non-Russian bowler in the top 12; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1167 (194.50 average)

2014EBT13AndreySuslov_small.jpg2014EBT13DanielVezis_small.jpgAndrey Suslov (l.) of Russia was the lone player in the Russian Open who surpassed the 1400-mark en route to win the qualifying and to lead a field of 48 players into the Sunday's finals. Suslov led Squad 4 on Saturday morning with 1427 total, an average of 237.83, including games of 216, 217, 234, 248, 279 and 233. Russian bowlers dominated the 94-player from nine countries as Daniel Vezis (r.) of Latvia was the lone foreign bowler in the top 12.

2014 European Bowling Tour #13

09/13/14

Latvian two-hander Daniel Vezis leads as Russian Open qualifying reaches halfway point

Two-day qualifying ends on Saturday; with three of six squads in the books, score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1124 (187.33 average)

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2014EBT13DanielVezis_small.jpgDaniel Vezis (l.) of Latvia averaged 233 for six games in the first squad of the Russian Open to lead the three-day event with 1398 total as qualifying has reached its halfway point. Fresh of a second-place finish in the Brunswick Etna Open last week, the two-handed lefty had games of 255, 232, 187, 215, 258 and 252 to hold an 85-pin lead over defending champion Maria Bulanova (r.), Russia, in second place with 1333 including eight pins handicap each game.

Coming Soon

09/11/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo

180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have already booked nearly 400 entries; squads 1-4 and 6-16 still have vacancies; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

2014NorwegianOpenLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. With one month remaining before the opening squad, 180 players, 44 women and 136 men, from seven countries have booked nearly 400 entries. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo offering total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 € top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open live from Oslo.

2014 ISBT #9

09/09/14

Angie Brown, Carlo Greulich win their third ISBT title this season in Böblingen Senior Open

2014ISBT09CarloGreulichAngieBrown_small.jpgAngie Brown (r.) of England and Germany's Carlo Greulich (l.) celebrated their third victory on the 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour when captured the women's and men's title in the 3rd Böblingen Senior Open Sunday, September 7, at Dream Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. In an all-German men's finale, Greulich topped Hermann Wimmer, 233-222. Two late unconverted splits for Martina Beckel, Germany, and a run of four strikes allowed Brown to gain victory, 209-184.

2014 ISBT

09/09/14

2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in 5 countries

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in Belgium, France and Germany and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The 2013 ISBT Masters Finals will be held in conjunction with the Dutch Senior Open on August 4 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein Netherlands.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/08/14

Coming Soon: Live Coverage of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Latest news: Every squad winner receives a free re-entry into the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg The 12th annual Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season. 213 players, 29 women and 184 men, from 26 countries have registred so far. Four out of 20 qualifying squads have been filled and names for the standby list are now being accepted. In addition to the 73.130 Euro prize fund, sponsor Columbia 300 offers Perfect Game and Early Bird Awards. Every squad winner receives a free re-entry into the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open.BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

2014 European Bowling Tour #12

09/07/14

Alexander Johansson rolls two big games to win his first EBT title in Brunswick Etna Open

Swede shoots two consecutive games over 250 to beat PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss in roll-off and tournament leader Daniel Vezis in the title match; fourth place Birgit Pöppler wins women's ranking in Catania, Italy

2014EBT12Top3_small.jpg Alexander Johansson (center) of Sweden fired two consecutive games over 250 en route to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Brunswick Etna Open Sunday evening. In the opening match of the stepladder finals, Johansson edged PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (r.), USA, 30-24 in roll-off after a 255-255 tie. He went on to defeat No. 1 seed, Daniel Vezis (l.), Latvia, in the title match, 253-219. Johansson earned 6.000 Euro, while Vezis and Voss pocketed 3.000 and 2.000 Euro for second and third place.

France

09/07/14

Organizer finalizes rosters for 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup

5th edition of the event to air on Eurosport featuring five TV shows in three cities including Men's Singles, Team, Doubles and Masters as well as an inaugural Women's Team Challenge

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup will take place from October 5-9 in three cities in western France featuring five televised events for delayed airing on Eurosport 2. Organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion has announced the names of the 16 participants from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia. The men will compete in four TV shows in Singles, Team and Doubles & Masters while the women battle it out in the inaugural Team Challenge Match.

2014 European Bowling Tour #12

09/07/14

Defending champion Paul Moor wins qualifying in Brunswick Etna Open

Score to make the cut in 32nd place is 1269 (211.50 average)

2014EBT04PaulMoor_small.jpgPaul Moor (pictured) of England won the qualifying of the Brunswick Etna Open and led 48 players into the finals on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Bowling La Plaja in Catania, Italy. The defending champion, who targets to win a record 14th career European Bowling Tour title, had six games between 214 and 266 for 1462, an average of 243.67, and received a first and second round bye. Salvatore Lanzafame of Italy hit the cutoff number for 32nd place with 1269. Three out of 12 women in the 112-player field from 17 countries survived the cut.

2014 European Bowling Tour #12

09/06/14

Thomas Larsen shoots first 1400-series to take over lead in Brunswick Etna Open

Score to make the cut in 32nd place is currently 1245 (207.50 average)

2014EBT04ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark became the first player who surpassed the 1400-mark to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Brunswick Etna Open. Larsen toppled 1406 pins in Squad 17 to beat out Squad 16 leaders Brian Voss (1390), United States, and Hashim Guinomla (1388), Philippines, for the top spot by 16 and 18 pins. resp. Previous leader Tom Hess, United States, fell to fourth place with 1381. With 18 qualifying squads in the books, the score to make the cut in 32nd place is 1245 (207.50 average).

2014 European Bowling Tour #12

09/05/14

Tom Hess takes over qualifying lead in Brunswick Etna Open

Score to make the cut in 32nd place is currently 1206 (201 average)

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2011 USBC Masters champion Tom Hess (pictured), United States, averaged 230.17 in Thursday's Squad 14 at Bowling La Plaja in Catania, Italy, to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Brunswick Etna Open with 1381 pinfall total. Francesco Vaccaro, Italy, was 30 pins behind to move into second, while previous leader Daniel Vezis, Latvia, fell to third. Qualifying resumes Friday, September 5, with Squads 15-17 scheduled for noon, 4 and 8 p.m. CEST. Score to make the cut in 32nd place is currently 1206 (201 average).

2014 ISBT #8

08/21/14

50+ Euro Bowling Open 2014

Liliane Vintens, Ron Oldfield win second ISBT title this season in 50+ Euro Bowling Open

2014ISBT08LilianeVintensRonOldfield_small.jpg Liliane Vintens of Belgium (l.) and England's Ron Oldfield (r.) captured their second International Seniors Bowling Tour (ISBT) title this season in the 50+ Euro Bowling Open Sunday, August 17, at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium. The eighth stop on the 2014 ISBT tour was scheduled to be in Brussels, but the tournament was unexpected cancelled by the organiser just four weeks before it was due to start. Euro Bowling to host the tournament and 71 men and 20 women still took part.

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