European Bowling News Overview

2015 ISBT #3

04/16/15

Sabine Leutwiler, Harry Mickelson claim the titles in Alsace Senior Open 50+

2015ISBT03SabineLeutwilerHarryMickelson_small.jpgSabine Leutwiler of Switzerland and American Harry Mickelson (pictured, l-r) claimed the women's and men's titles in the Alsace Senior Open 50+, which concluded Sunday, April 12, at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France. 89 men and 20 women took part in the third stop on the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour. While Leutwiler led the women's match play finals from the beginning, Mickelson fired a huge last game to beat defending champion Carlo Greulich, Germany, by 70 pins.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

04/09/15

Registration is open for the 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament will be held from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria; VO 2015 offers total prize money of 73.130 Euro

2015ViennaOpenLogo_small.jpg Registration is now open for the 13th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, which will be held from Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2015 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament has total prize fund of 73.130 Euro plus several extra prizes with 7.000 Euro going to the winner. Qualifying is traditionally a doubles tournament. The winners will split 1.600 Euro. While the tournament format remained almost unchanged, the number of qualifying squads was reduced to 16.

2015 EYC

04/05/15

French Valentin Saulnier wins his second gold medal in Boys Masters

All-Events champion defeats All-Events silver medalist Lauri Sipilä in the gold medal match; Niko Oksanen (FIN) and Giancarlo Reyes (GER) share bronze

2015EYCBoysMastersFinalists_small.jpgValentin Saulnier of France defeated Lauri Sipilä of Finland, two-games-to-one, to capture his second gold medal at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany, with victory in Boys Masters. Saulnier, who has topped Sipilä by just two pins to win the gold medal in All-Events, defeated the Finn in the deciding third game in best-of-three games format, 193-177, to wrap up the title. Germany's Giancarlo Reyes and Finn Niko Oksanen shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC

04/05/15

Alida Molander wins gold in Girls Masters; leads Swedish girls to clean gold medal sweep

Maria Koshel (RUS) earns silver, Filippa Persson (SWE) and Maria Bulanova (RUS) share bronze

2015EYCGirlsMastersFinalists_small.jpgAlida Molander (l.) defeated Russia's Maria Koshel (r.), two-games-to-one, to win the title in Girls Masters and to lead the Swedish girls' team to a clean gold medal sweep at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany. The Swede wrapped up the title with a 224-181 win in the decider en route to win the fifth gold medal for Sweden in as many events. Maria Bulanova, Russia, and Filippa Persson, Sweden, shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC

04/04/15

Dutch Yorick van Deutekom comes from behind to win gold in Boys Singles

2015EYCBoysSinglesFinalists_small.jpgFourth-seeded Yorick van Deutekom, Netherlands, defeated No. 1 seed Jens Mathiesen of Norway in the semi-final, 184-173, and out bowled No. 2 seed Valentin Saulnier of France in the title match, 258-227, to claim gold in Boys Singles at the 28th European Youth Championships in Leipzig, Germany. Saulnier, who sidelined Tom√°Ň° Vrabec, Slovakia, in the other semi-final, 235-198, earned the silver medal. Mathiesen and Vrabec shared bronze.

2015 EYC

04/04/15

Sweden's Filippa Persson wins her third gold medal in Girls Singles

Persson averages 213.78 on her way to the gold medal in All-Events

2015EYCGirlsSinglesFinalists_small.jpg Sweden's Filippa Persson defeated Gwena√ęlle Hugon of France in the title match in Girls Singles, 235-182, to capture her third gold medal in the 28th European Youth Championships Saturday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. Hugon, who ousted top-seeded Alida Molander of Sweden in the semifinals, earned silver. Molander and defending champion Maria Bulanova of Russia, who fell to Persson in the other semi-final match, received bronze.

2015 EYC

04/02/15

Norway's Jens Mathiesen averages over 234 to earn the top seed in Boys Singles Finals

Second place Valentin Saulnier shoots 1393 series to beat out Finns Lauri Sipilä, Niko Oksanen for the gold medal in All-Events

ImageImageJens Mathiesen (l.) of Norway averaged 234.83 over six games in the Boys Singles preliminaries Friday to earn the No. 1 seed in Saturday's medal round at the 28th European Youth Championships. Mathiesen led the field of 97 players from 28 countries with 1409 pinfall. Valentin Saulnier (r.) of France was 16 pins behind in second place with 1393 or an average of 234.83 en route to claim the gold medal in All-Events with 4017 (223.17).

2015 EYC

04/01/15

German Boys come from behind to win gold in four-player Team event

2015EYCBoysGermany_small.jpgThe boys from the host country Germany (pictured left), who barely made the cut to the medal round, posted two big games en route to win the Team gold medal in the 28th European Youth Championships at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. In the title match, Christoph Schurian, Giancarlo Reyes, Lukas M√ľller and Andr√© Michow topped Sweden, 895-802, to claim the gold medal. Sweden received the silver medal while Finland and England shared the bronze medal.

2015 EYC

04/01/15

Swedish girls win second gold medal at European Youth Championships in Team event

2015EYCGirlsSweden_small.jpgFilippa Persson, Alida Molander, Madelene Gullberg and Cajsa Wegner (pictured) earned the second gold medal for Sweden in the 28th European Youth Championships by defeating Finland, 821-689, in the title match of the Girls Team event Wednesday evening at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. Persson led the team with 234 and was followed by Wegner (203), Molander (202) and Gullberg (182). Finland received the silver medal while Russia and Denmark shared bronze.

2015 EYC

04/01/15

Finland earns the No. 1 seed for the medal round in Boys Team event

Top 4 countries Finland, England, Sweden and Germany, remain the same but in a different order; Finns Sipilä, Oksanen are 1, 2 in All-Events after 12/18 games

2015EYCBoysFinland_small.jpgNiko Oksanen, Tomas Käyhkö, Emil Strömberg and Lauri Sipilä of Finland (pictured left) averaged 211.67 in the second three-game block Wednesday afternoon at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany, to maintain their lead and to earn the No. 1 for the medal round of the Boys Team event at the European Youth Championships. The Finns, who led the 21 countries with 5193 total (216.83) bowl No. 4 Germany in the semifinals. No. 2 England meets No. 3 Sweden in the other match.

2015 EYC

04/01/15

Swedish girls dominate second block; easily take the No. 1 seed in the Team finals

Sweden leads Team event after six-game preliminaries by more than 200 pins; Finland, Russia and Denmark advance to the medal round; Filippa Persson moves to the top in All-Events

2015EYCGirlsSweden_small.jpgFilippa Persson, Cajsa Wegner, Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg of Sweden (pictured) dominated the second day of the girls Team event averaging 212.08 over three games and easily took the No. 1 seed in the medal round later this afternoon. The Swedes rolled three consistently high games, 849, 861 and 835, for 2545 and 4968 total, an overall average of 207.00. In the semifinals, Sweden will face No. 4 Denmark while No. 2 Finland and No. 3 Russia square off.

2015 EYC

03/31/15

Sweden sets the pace in the Girls Team Preliminaries after the first block

With three more games to go on Wednesday Russia, Finland and England sit in 2nd, 3rd and 4th place

2015EYCGirlsSweden2_small.jpgThe Swedish girls, Filippa Persson, Cajsa Wegner, Alida Molander and Madelene Gullberg (pictured) led the four-player Team preliminaries in the European Youth Championships after the first block Tuesday afternoon with 2423 total or an average of 201.92. Defending champion Russia hit 2400 on the nose to sit in second place with Finland in third place with 2366 and England in fourth place with 2255. All teams return on Wednesday for the seond block and the medal round.

2015 EYC

03/31/15

Finland holds 50-pin lead as Boys Team Preliminaries reach halfway point

With three more games to go on Wednesday Germany, England and Sweden hold the remaining three spots for the medal round

2015EYCBoysFinland_small.jpgNiko Oksanen, Emil Strömberg, Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä (pictured) took the lead in the European Youth Championships boys Team preliminaries after the first of two three-game blocks Tuesday at Bowl Play in Leipzig, Germany. The Finnish foursome sandwiched a pair of 923 games around an 807 in game two to lead the field of 21 teams with 2653 total and an average of 221.08. Germany was second with 2603 with England and Sweden in third and fourth place with distant 2470 and 2464.

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.

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