European Bowling News Overview

2015 European Bowling Tour #8

05/30/15

Swede Christoffer Jakobsson moves into third place in Odense International

Compatriot Pontus Andersson leads the 90-player field into the final qualifying day; score to make the cut in 24th place is currently 1291 (215.17 average)

2015EBT08ChristofferJakobsson_small.jpgChristoffer Jakobsson (pictured) averaged 234.17 Friday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark, to move into third place in the overall qualifying standings in the Odense International. The Swede had a slow start in Squad 11 but rebounded from a 184 game with 259, 235, 214, 276 and 237 for 1405. His compatriot Pontus Andersson leads the 90-player field from England, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the host country Denmark into the final qualifying day with 1455 or an average of 242.50.

2015 European Bowling Tour #8

05/28/15

Squad 9 and 10 leaders Larsen, Hansen crack top 24 at Odense International

Swede Pontus Andersson holds on to the lead with 1455 (242.50 average); score to make the cut in 24th place is currently 1272 (212 average)

2014PBAThomasLarsen_small.jpg2015EBT08SorenAhman_small.jpgSøren Åhman Hansen (l.) and Thomas Larsen (r.) of Denmark led the 9th and 10th qualifying squad Thursday at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark en route to move into the top 24 in the Odense International, an EBT Satellite event. With 10 out of 15 qualifying squads in the books, Sweden's Pontus Andersson continued to lead in the 75-player field from six countries with 1455 and an average of 242.50.

2015 European Bowling Tour #8

05/28/15

Pontus Andersson leads Odense International as qualifying reaches halfway mark

Swede paces the 68-player field with 1455 (242.50 average); score to make the cut in 24th place is currently 1269 (211.50 average)

2015EBT08PontusAndersen_small.jpg2015EBT08JanAndersen_small.jpgThe qualifying of the Odense International currently underway in Odense, Denmark, has reached its halfway mark Wednesday evening at Odense Bowling Center. With eight out of 15 qualifying squads in the books, Sweden's Pontus Andersson (l.) held on to the lead in the 68-player field from six countries averaging 242.50 for six games. Jan Andersen (r.), Denmark, averaged 219.83 to lead Squad 8 and to move into 14th place with 1319.

2015 European Bowling Tour

05/27/15

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 European Bowling Tour #8

05/27/15

No changes atop the leaderboard in Odense International

Swede Pontus Andersson holds on to the lead after seven qualifying squads with 1455 (242.50 average)

2015EBT08FrankRasmussen_small.jpg2015EBT08PontusAndersen_small.jpgThere were no changes to the qualifying leaderboard in the Odense International Tuesday as Squad 7 leader Frank Rasmussen (l.) barely made it into top 24. Rasmussen, who averaged 212 including games of 223, 200, 186, 245, 196 and 222, moved into 21st place with 1272. World Youth Champion Pontus Andersson (r.) of Sweden continued to lead the 64-player field from six countries after 7 of 16 squads with 1455 and an average of 242.50.

2015 European Bowling Tour #7

05/24/15

Finn Juhani Tonteri averages over 230 to win Kegel Aalborg International 2015

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In a championship round featuring fives Swedes, two Norwegians and one Finnish bowler, Juhani Tonteri of Finland averaged 237.75 to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Kegel Aalborg International 2015 Sunday, May 24, at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. Starting the final four-game round in second place with 1374, Tonteri rolled games of 243, 248, 243 and 217 (951) to overtake previous leader Mattias Olsson (838) of Sweden by 59 pins to earn the 5.000 top prize.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

05/24/15

Swede Jesper Svensson widens his lead in 2015 Men's European Bowling Tour Ranking

Aalborg International winner Juhani Tonteri (FIN) is tied for 14th 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. 1.014 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

05/24/15

Sweden's Ida Andersson maintains her lead in 2015 EBT Women's Ranking

Cajsa Wegner of Sweden is the top-ranked woman in Aalborg International to move into 18th 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. 1.014 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.

IBMA News

05/23/15

Bowlingdigital's Herbert Bickel selected for 2015 IBMA Luby Hall of Fame Award

BowlingdigitalEditorHerbertBickel_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com editor Herbert Bickel (pictured), one of the pioneers of online real-time coverage of bowling tournaments and news, has been chosen as the winner of the 2015 Luby Hall of Fame Award by the International Bowling Media Association. The award is presented to an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to print, broadcast, telecast or photographic coverage of bowling over an extended period of years. The award will be presented June 24 at International Bowl Expo in Las Vegas.

Israel

05/19/15

Lynne Fishler, Ron Berlov win 2015 Israeli National Championships

2015IsraelNCRonBerlov_small.jpg2015IsraelNCLynneFishler_small.jpgRon Berlov (l.) of Hutzot club and Lynne Fishler (r.) of Ramat Gan club won the men's and women's title at the 2015 Israeli National Championships, which concluded May 15 at Gan Shmuel bowling center. It marks the first individual title for both players, who will represent Israel at the 2015 European Champions Cup in San Marino.

Norway

05/13/15

Thorstensen, Haukås win both titles in Norwegian Singles & Doubles Championships

Norwegian Bowling Federation names team for 2015 Men's European Championships

2015NorwegianChampionshipsWomenSinglesHeidiThorstensen_small.jpg 2015NorwegianChampionshipsMenSinglesKennethHaukas_small.jpg Heidi Thorstensen (l.) and Kenneth Haukås (r.) won both titles in the women's and men's division at the Norwegian Singles & Doubles Championships Sunday at Bowling & Squash in Tromsø, Norway. Both started the championhips with victory in Doubles and went on to win the Singles competition as well. Thorstensen teamed with Lisa I Riise to claim the women's doubles titles while Haukås and team mate Stefan Palmèr captured the men's doubles title.

Russia

05/07/15

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Parshukov dominate Russian Championships 2015

Bulanova wins four out of possible five gold medals; Parshukov claims the titles in Singles and Team; the leaders in All-Events, who rolled the lone women's and men's 300 game, will represent Russia in 2015 European Championships Cup

2015RUSCAlexeyParshukovMariaBulanova_small.jpgDefending Russian champions Maria Bulanova of Nizhny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov of Krasnodar (pictured r-l) dominated the Russian Championships 2015 which took place April 28th to May 3rd at Russian Field in St. Petersburg, the biggest bowling center in Russia. The event combined the Russian Individual and Team Championships, which were held separately in previous years. As the repeat winners in All-Events, Bulanova and Parshukov will represent Russia in 2015 European Championships Cup.

Coming in October

05/03/15

Onsite Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 2-11)

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" offers total prize fund of 239.000 Norwegian Kronor (approx. 28.040 Euro) with 40.000 NOK (approx. 4.695 Euro) going to the winner; online registration will open soon

2015NorwegianOpenLogo2_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick is the 16th stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the penultimate of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 2-11 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers total prize fund of approx. 28.040 Euro including a 4.695 Euro top prize. You can find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. Bowlingdigital.com will provide onsite coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 8 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 11.

2015 MCC

04/26/15

Anže Grabrijan (SLO), Gulhan Aksular (TUR) conclude MCC with victory in Masters

Turkey leads the final medal table in the 18th Mediterranean Challenge Cup 2015 with two gold, one silver and three bronze medals

2015MCCLogo_small.jpg The 18th Mediterranean Challenge Cup 2015 concluded Saturday with the men's and women's Masters competition at Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece. The top 8 players in All-Events advanced to single-elimination match play. Anže Grabrijan of Slovenia defeated Malta's Mark Spiteri, 420-391, to claim the men's title. Gulhan Aksular of Turkey came back from a 32-pin deficit with big 246 second game to beat Italian Giada Di Martino, 415-395.

ETBF Coaching

04/24/15

3rd iCoach ETBF International Coaching Conference to be held in September 2015

Kuortane High Performance Training Center, Finland (Sept. 18-20, 2015)

2013ETBFiCoachClassRoom_small.jpgThe 3rd iCoach ETBF International Coaching Conference by KEGEL will take place at Kuortane High Performance Training Center on September 18-20, 2015 in Kuortane, Finland. The ETBF Educational Committee invites all coaches to join the conference to get the latest information about coaching, sports science, psychology, coaching methodology and coaching tools in this unique gathering for bowling coaches. Registration for iCoach 2015 and its side events is open.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

04/24/15

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 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 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 Tomáš Vrabec, Slovakia, in the other semi-final, 235-198, earned the silver medal. Mathiesen and Vrabec shared bronze.

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