European Bowling News Overview

2016 WEC

06/18/16

Sweden sweeps the medals in Masters to end Women's European Championships

Filippa Persson defeats Ida Andersson in the title match; Nina Flack and Joline Persson Planefors share the bronze medal

2016WECMastersPodium2_small.jpg Sweden capped off the Women's European Championships Sunday at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, with a sweep of the gold, silver and bronze medals in the tournament-ending Masters competition. In the title match, Filippa Persson came back from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Ida Andersson, 2-1. In an all-Swedish semi-final round, Andersson fired games of 233 and 254 to sweep Nina Flack, 2-0, while Persson rallied from being down 1-0 to defeat Joline Persson Planefors, 2-1.

2016 WEC

06/18/16

Women's European Championships concludes Saturday with Masters match play

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The top 24 players in All-Events advanced to match play Masters, which will conclude the 2016 Women's European Championships Saturday at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The top 8 players will bypass the first of five rounds in best-of-three games format. In each round, the highest seeded player bowls the lowest seeded player, the second-highest bowls the second-lowest and so on. Winners advance and losers will be eliminated. The finalists bowl for gold and silver. The semifinal losers share bronze.

2016 WEC

06/17/16

Sweden shoots two 1100 series to win the coveted Team gold in Vienna

2016WECTeamSweden2_small.jpg Sweden averaged over 220 in the medal round of the five-player team event to capture the coveted team gold medal at the Women's European Championships in Vienna, Austria. In the title match against top-seeded Germany, All-Events champion Jenny Wegner, doubles champions Nina Flack, Joline Persson Planefors and Ida Andersson and Sandra Andersson posted their third 1100-plus series of the day for a 1104-1019 victory to win the third gold medal for Sweden in this Championships.

2016 WEC

06/17/16

WEC Team event commences today with Block 2 and Medal Round

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The team event at the 2016 Women's European Championships will conclude Friday at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, with the second block of three games and the medal round of the top 4 teams. The teams to beat to advance after the first three-game block are Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Belgium. The top 4 teams after six games will advance to the semi-finals starting at 2.30 p.m. CEST. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medal.

2012 WEC

06/17/16

Germany earns No. 1 seed for WEC Team finals

Joining Germany in the finals are Sweden, Denmark and Belgium; Sweden's Jenny Wegner averages 218.17 to claim gold in All-Events; top 24 advance to Saturday's Masters match play

2016WECTeamGermany_small.jpg Germany averaged 212.24 in the second block of three games to leap two spots and to earn the No. 1 seed for the team finals of the Women's European Championships this afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Germany toppled 6394 pins and bowls No. 4 Belgium (6025), while No. 2 Sweden (6352) takes on No. 3 Denmark (6227) in the semifinals. Sweden's Jenny Wegner averaged 218.17 for 24 games to claim the gold medal in All-Events.

2016 ISBT #4

06/17/16

Hermann Wimmer, Beate Albert win Italian Senior Open

2016ISBT04HermannWimmerBeateAlbert_small.jpgGermany's Hermann Wimmer and Beate Albert won the men's and women's titles in the Italian Senior Open, the fourth stop on the 2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour, which was held from June 4-12 at Reno Bowling in Bologna, Italy. All champions this season, men and women, come from either Germany or England. Wimmer, who won the season-opening Arthur's 11th Senior Open, became the first two-time winner this season. For Albert it was her first career ISBT title.

2016 ISBT

06/17/16

2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 events in 5 countries

2016ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour will consist of 10 tournaments in five countries, three Germany, two each in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, and one in Italy. In each event, 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 ISBT Masters Finals for the 2015 season will be held on September 2 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. The 2016 Masters will be held in 2017.

2016 WEC

06/16/16

Women's European Championships commence with Team preliminaries

2016WECLogo_small.jpg Action at the Women's European Championships in Vienna, Austria, shifts to the five-player team competition, which also will decide the medals in All-Events and the 24 players for Masters match play. Though all teams fit into one squad, the six-game preliminaries will held over two days. The first block of three games is set for Thursday morning at 10 a.m. CEST. The second block starts on Friday morning at 9 a.m. with the medal round to follow from 2.30 to 5.30.

2016 WEC

06/15/16

Germany exemplifies consistency on the way to the Trios title

Second seeded Germans defeat No. 1 seed England in the gold medal match, 616-560

2016WECTriosGermany1a_small.jpgIn a title match between the two top-seeded trios, Birgit Pöppler, Nadine Geißler and Tina Hulsch of Germany exemplified consistency on their way to a 616-560 victory over qualifying leaders Hayley Russell, Keira Reay and Lisa John of England en route to claim the gold medal at the Women's European Championships. Pöppler (l.) led the team with 207 with Hulsch (r.) and Geißler (c.) close behind with 205 and 204, respectively. England took silver, Denmark and Sweden received bronze.

2016 WEC

06/15/16

WEC Trios event commences today with Block 2 and Medal Round

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The trios preliminaries at the 2016 Women's European Championships conclude on Wednesday with the second block of three games followed by the medal round at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The teams to beat to advance are England, Denmark and both trios from Germany. The top 4 trios after six games will advance to the semi-finals starting at 4.30 p.m. CEST. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medal.

2016 WEC

06/15/16

England earns No. 1 seed for Trios finals

Block 1 leader remains atop the leaderboard after Block 2, bowls Sweden 2 in the semi-finals; Germany takes on Denmark in the other match

2016WECTriosEngland1a_small.jpg Overnight leader England with Lisa John, Singles champion Keira Reay and Hayley Russell (r-l) added 1877 to the 1987 from yesterday for 3864 total to win the trios preliminaries at the Women's European Championships and to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. England bowls Squad 2 leader Sweden (3651) in the semi-finals. Germany bowls Denmark in the other match after surpassing the Danes by 29 pins (3785 to 3756).

2016 WEC

06/15/16

Sweden takes lead in Trios as Squad 2 has completed preliminaries

2016WECLogo_small.jpg Sweden with Doubles champion Joline Persson Planefors, Filippa Persson and Ida Andersson averaged 207.44 in the second three-game block to take the lead in trios as the bowlers of squad 2 have completed the preliminaries. The Swedes, who had 1784 yesterday, added 1867 for 3651 total, an overall average of 202.83. Squad 1 leaders England, Denmark and Germany need to average roughly 185 to overtake the Swedes. Their toughest rival is the other Swedish team.

2016 WEC

06/14/16

A Squad Trios dominate Preliminaries Block 1

England's Hayley Russell takes the lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2016WECTriosGermany2_small.jpg A Squad leaders England, Denmark and Germany dominated the first block of the trios preliminaries at the Women's European Championships in Austria. Singles champion Keira Reay, Hayley Russell and Lisa John of England hold the pole position with 1987 pinfall total and an average of 222.77. Denmark and Germany 1are close behind with with 1983 and 1970, resp. Germany 2 with Patricia Luoto, Martina SchĂĽtz and Laura Beuthner (r-l) led B Squad with 1885 to take over fourth place.

2016 WEC

06/14/16

Women's European Championships commence with Trios preliminaries

2016WECLogo_small.jpg With the medalists in Singles and Doubles determined, the 2016 Women's European Championships commence with the Trios event Tuesday and Wednesday at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. All trios will be split into two squads to bowl one block of three games on each day. The top 4 trios will advance to the medal round starting Wednesday at 4.30 p.m. CEST. No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medals.

2016 WEC

06/13/16

Sweden's Persson Planefors, Flack cruise to Doubles gold

2016WECDoublesJolinePerssonPlaneforsNinaFlack2_small.jpg Top-seeded Joline Persson Planefors and Nina Flack (l-r) of Sweden averaged 226 in the medal round to cruise to the gold medal in Doubles at the Women's European Championships in Vienna, Austria. The multiple European champions, who toppled 2645 pins, an average of 220.42, to lead the preliminaries and to earn the No. 1 seed, defeated No. 2 seed, Martina SchĂĽtz and Laura Beuthner (right, r-l) of Germany, in the title match, 432-376, to claim the first gold medal for Sweden in this Championships.

2016 WEC

06/13/16

Sweden's Persson Planefors, Flack earn top seed for Doubles finals

Sweden bowls Austria in the semi-finals, while two duos from Germany square off in the other match

2016WECDoublesJolinePerssonPlaneforsNinaFlack_small.jpg Sweden with Joline Persson Planefors & Nina Flack (l-r) earned the No. 1 seed for the medal round in Doubles at the 2016 Women's European Championships. The Swedes, who toppled 2645 pins, an average of 220.42, bowl No. 4 Austria (Tamara Adler & Ivonne Gross, 2536). Overnight leaders Martina Schütz & Laura Beuthner of Germany slipped to second place with 2576 and meet their compatriots, No. 3 seed Nadine Geißler & Birgit Pöppler, in the other semi-final match.

2016 WEC

06/12/16

Germany, Sweden lead WEC Doubles preliminaries after Squad 2/3

2016WECDoublesLauraBeuthnerMartinaSchutz_small.jpg Squad 2 leaders Martina SchĂĽtz & Laura Beuthner of Germany (2576, r-l) and Sandra Andersson & Jenny Wegner of Sweden (2516) took the lead in the Doubles preliminaries at the Women's European Championships after 2 of 3 squads. Squad 1 leader Denmark (Anja Ginge Jensen & Rikke Holm Agerbo) slipped to third place with 2508. With the final squad 3 to come on Monday morning, Hayley Russell & Keira Reay of England hold the fourth and last place to advance to the medal round with 2456.

2016 WEC

06/12/16

Women's European Championships commence today with Doubles Squad 3 and Medal Round

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Women's European Championships commence on Monday with the third and last qualifying squad and the medal round at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The top 4 duos will advance to the semi-finals starting Monday at 1.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST). With squads 1 and 2 having completed the preliminaries on Sunday, the score to beat to advance is 2456 or an average of 204.66. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medals.

2016 WEC

06/11/16

Keira Reay comes from behind to win Singles gold

2016WECSinglesPodium_small.jpg Keira Reay of England, who barely qualified for the Singles finals at the Women's European Championships, defeated two opponents to win the first gold medal of the Championships Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. In the gold medal match, Reay edged defending champion Daria Kovalova of Ukraine by mere three pins, 199-196, to win the biggest title in her career. Kovalova received the silver medal while Sandra Andersson, Sweden, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, got bronze.

2016 WEC

06/11/16

Sandra Andersson wins Singles Preliminaries in Women's European Championships

2016WECSinglesSandraAndersson_small.jpgSandra Andersson of Sweden led the 131-player field from 25 countries to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round in Singles in the 2016 Women's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Andersson, who toppled 1346 pins, an average of 224.33, meets No. 4 Keira Reay (1296) of England in the semi-finals. In the other match, No. 2 Daria Kovalova of Ukraine, who finished squad 3 with 268 and 1317, takes on No. 3 Patricia Luoto (1301) from Germany. The winners bowl for the title, while the losers share the bronze medal.

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