European Bowling News Overview

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/01/14

Qualifying is underway at 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Vienna, Austria

European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament offers total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpgQualifying in the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, a European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament, started Monday, Sept. 29th and runs through Saturday, Oct. 4 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Total 64 players will advance to Sunday's finals including the top 51 qualifiers, the top 9 from Squads 1-9 not among the top 51 and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna commencing Thursday.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/01/14

Dutch Jeroen van Geel finishes 2nd, 1st in Squads 7 & 8 to move into second place in qualifying

As one of the leaders of the first nine squads will earn automatic berth in the finals if he doesn't finish in the top 51; score to make the qualifying cut is currently 1154 (192.33 average)

2013EBT18JeroenvanGeel_small.jpg2013EBT18TannerSpacey_small.jpgJeroen van Geel (l.) of the Netherlands had a second and first-place finish in the first two squads on Wednesday en route to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. The Dutch finished Squad 7 two pins behind leader Tanner Spacey (right), United States, on 1281. Another re-entry for Van Geel in Squad 8 paid off as he toppled 1358 pins (226.33 ave.) to win the squad.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/01/14

Americans Nidiffer, Novak take qualifying lead in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Three U.S. duos 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Craig Nidiffer becomes the first player who cracks the 1400-bar; Americans also dominate the Doubles standings after 6/10 squads; score to make the cut is currently 1120 (186.67 average)

2014NMOpenCraigNidiffer2_small.jpgCraig Nidiffer (left) and Steven Novak, United States, led the fourth qualifying squad of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling en route to lead the field of 125 players from 14 countries after day two qualifying. Nidiffer became the first player, who cracked the 1400-bar bar, as he rolled games of 236, 240, 274, 214, 267 and 236 for 1467 and an average of 244.50. Nidiffer played in his own league as Novak was distant 132 pins behind to overtake second place with 1335 (222.50).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/30/14

Daniel Vezis takes early lead in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Two-hander rolls 1330 to lead field of 79 players from 11 countries after 3/20 squads; score to make the cut is currently 1048 (174.67 average)

2014EBT13DanielVezis_small.jpg2014EBT11ThomasGross_small.jpgDaniel Vezis (l.) of Latvia leads a field of 79 players from 11 countries the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open after the first day of qualifying at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The two-hander posted 1330 in Squad 1, an average of 221.67, including games of 195, 246, 176, 225, 235 and 253 to beat out tournament director Thomas Gross (r.) of Austria for the top spot by six pins. Qualifying continues on Tuesday with Squads 4, 5 and 6

Russia

09/29/14

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov clinch BWC and ECC berths

Win Russian qualifier to represent their country at the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland and the European Champions Cup in Iceland

2014BWCRUSQMariaBulanovaAlexeyParshukov_small.jpgRussian national team members Maria Bulanova of Nizny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Ekaterinburg (pictured l-r) won the Russian World Cup Qualifier to clinch a berth in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland (November 1-9, 2014). In addition, the duo will also represent Russia in the European Champions Cup which will be held at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland (October 13-19, 2014).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

09/29/14

12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is underway at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria

Live coverage on Bowlingdigital.com commences on Thursday; 243 players, 31 women and 212 men, from 28 countries have registered for the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg The 12th annual Columbia 300 Vienna Open gets underway Monday at Plus Bowling in Viuenna, Austria, with Squads 1-3. 243 players, 31 women and 212 men, from 28 countries have registered for the last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season. The Vienna Open offers total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000, 62.900 € for Singles and 10.230 € for Doubles. .BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

Coming Friday

09/29/14

Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick - Live on Bowlingdigital.com

197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered for the EBT "Satellite" event; squads 1-17 still have vacancies; 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. 197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered to book almost 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.

France

09/29/14

QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup 2014 features six TV Shows; adds Mixed Doubles event

Six TV shows in three venues to air on Eurosport and Angers Tele featuring Men's Singles, Team, Doubles & Masters, Women's Team Challenge and a newly added Mixed Doubles

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 six 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. 10 men and six women will compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles & Masters, Women's Team Challenge and a newly added Mixed Doubles event.

2014 European Bowling Tour #15

09/28/14

Jesper Svensson wins his third EBT title in QubicaAMF German Open 2014

Beats fellow Swedish youth national team member Markus Jansson in the title match

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In a title match between two Swedish youth national team members, Jesper Svensson (second from left) defeated Markus Jansson (left), 514-482, to win his third European Bowling Tour title and the second this season in the QubicaAMF German Open 2014. The 19-year-old two-handed lefty received 7.000 Euro and 150 ranking points for the feat. Svensson took a 13-pin lead after the first game, 247-234, and cruised to the title with 267-248.

2014 European Bowling Tour

09/28/14

European Bowling Tour's inaugural Gibraltar Open 2014 has been cancelled

2014 EBT now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is almost one million Euro

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Due to the low number of entries, the organizer of the inaugural Gibraltar Open has cancelled the "Satellite" event scheduled for Oct. 20-26. The 2014 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. Total prize fund is almost one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

09/28/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 120-point lead after 15/19 events

Dom Barrett (ENG/2nd), Mika Koivuniemi (FIN/4th) and German Open winner Jesper Svensson (SWE/5th) crack the top 5

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches 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

09/28/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) widens her lead to 249 points after 15 of 19 events

German Open women's ranking winner Ida Andersson (SWE) leaps into second place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the inaugural Gibraltar Open has been cancelled, the 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches 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 #15

09/28/14

Mika Koivuniemi wins qualifying at record pace at QubicaAMF German Open 2014

Finn leads the 169-player field from 21 countries with 1621 and an average of 270.17 including a perfect game; 48 players, 42 men and 6 women advance to Sunday's finals

2014EBT15MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (pictured) of Finland romped through the six-game block in Squad 13 with an European Bowling Tour record 1621 pins, an average of 270.17, to run away with the qualifying lead at the QubicaAMF German Open 2014. The winner of ten EBT titles including two "gold" level events this season, fired games of 276, 214, 268, 288, 300 and 275 at A10 Bowling in Berlin, Germany, to break the previous record of 1614, set by his compatriot Osku Palermaa at the 2013 Vienna Open by seven pins.

2014 European Bowling Tour #15

09/27/14

Jesper Svensson leads QubicaAMF German Open 2014 heading into final qualifying day

Swede leads 150-player field from 20 countries with 1481 (246.83 average); Dominic Barrett (ENG) moves into second place; score to make the qualifying cut in 40th place is 1312 (218.67)

2014WYCMasters2JesperSvensson_small.jpgJesper Svensson (pictured) of Sweden continued to lead the qualifying in the QubicaAMF German Open 2014 heading into the final qualifying day at A10 Bowling in Berlin, Germany. The two-handed lefty, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist and the 2014 World Youth Championships Masters champion, leads the field of 150 players from 20 countries, 128 men and 22 women, since Squad 5 with 1481 or an average of 246.83. Qualifying continues Saturday with Squads 11-14 an concludes with the Desperado Squad.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/21/14

Paul Moor wins record 14th European Bowling Tour title in Chandra Open 2014

Englishman averages over 250 to win the EBT Satellite event in Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Dutch Ellen Jansen finishes in 11th place to win the women's ranking

2014EBT14Top3_small.jpgPaul Moor (center) of England averaged 250.80 over the last two rounds of the Chandra Open 2014 en route to win his record 14th European Bowling Tour title and the 5.000 Euro top prize Sunday, Sept. 21, at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Defending champion Dom Barrett (right), England, finished in second place with Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (left) in third. Palermaa is second on the all-time EBT title list with 13 titles.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/20/14

Thomas Larsen shoots 1473 series to win qualifying in Chandra Open 2014

Dane leads 40 players into Sunday's finals; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1256 (209.33 average)

2014EBT14ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2014EBT11DominicBarrett_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.) averaged 245.50 in the penultimate squad en route to win the qualifying of the Chandra Open 2014 Saturday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. The Dane led the 131 players, 118 men and 13 women, from 13 countries with 1473 six-game total. Larsen rolled games of 280, 236, 229, 259, 237 and 232 to beat out defending champion Dominic Barrett (r.) for the top spot by 17 pins.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/20/14

Daniel Vezis takes over lead in Chandra Open by the higher last game

Latvian two-hander shoots 256 final game to break the tie with previous leader Jeroen van Geel; Carsten Warming Hansen, Osku Palermaa, Paul Moor crack the top 8; score to make the cut in 30th place rises to 1241 (1210, 206.83)

2013EBT18JeroenvanGeel_small.jpg2014EBT13DanielVezis_small.jpgLatvian Daniel Vezis (l.) closed out his six-game series in Squad 10 Friday night at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, with 258 and 256 to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Chandra Open 2014. The two-handed lefty tied previous leader Jeroen van Geel (r.), Netherlands, at 1411 and moved to the top of the leaderboard by the higher last game. Van Geel, who finished his 1411 series in Squad 1 with 235, slipped to second place.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

09/19/14

Dutch Jeroen van Geel holds on to the qualifying lead in Chandra Open 2014

Cassie and Dominic Barrett lead Squad 7 on Thursday to leap into 7th & 8th place; score to make the cut in 30th place surpasses the 1200-mark (1210, 201.67)

2014EBT14CassieDominicBarrettt_small.jpgDutchman Jeroen van Geel (1411) continued to lead the Chandra Open 2014 as qualifying has surpassed the halfway mark at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Cassie and Dominic Barrett (pictured) led the seventh squad on Thursday evening to move into seventh and eighth place in the overall standings. Cassie led Squad 7 with 1320 total including 48 pina women's handicap while her husband Dom Barrett was mere three pins behind with 1317 and an average of 219.50.

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.

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