European Bowling News Overview

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.

2014 ISBT

08/21/14

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

08/18/14

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

144 players, 22 women and 122 men, from 21 countries have registered for last "gold" tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season; three out of 20 qualifying squads are already fully booked

2014ViennaOpenLogo2_small.jpg As of today, 144 players, 22 women and 122 men, from 21 countries have registred for the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, the 16th event on the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the last "gold" tournament this season. Players will compete for total prize fund of 73.130 Euro or approx. $100,000. Sponsor Columbia 300 also offers Perfect Game and the Early Bird Awards. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will report live from Vienna.

Coming in October

08/18/14

Live Coverage of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in Oslo (Oct. 3-12)

As of August 18th, 172 players, 35 women and 137 men, from eight countries have booked 367 entries; all information available on on a one-page flyer; EBT "Satellite" tournament offers guaranteed prizes for the top 5 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. The tournament, which will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top 5 women in qualifying. BowlingdigitalLogo_mini.jpgLive Coverage commences Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

ISBT Masters Finals 2013

08/11/14

Yvette Murrath, Carlo Greulich win 2013 ISBT season-ending Masters Finals

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Yvette Murrath (r.) of France and Germany's Carlo Greulich (l.) wrapped up the 2013 season of the International Seniors Bowling Tour with victory in the women's and men's ISBT Masters Finals August 4 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherland. Every year, the top competitors from the ISBT series of tournaments are invited to participate in the Masters Final. There is no entry fee to participate and the prize fund is generated from the tournaments run during the year.

2014 ISBT #7

08/09/14

Farida Pascoal-Blom, Carlo Greulich walk away the winners in Dutch Senior Open

2014ISBT07CarloGreulichFaridaPascoalBlom_small.jpgLong-time International Seniors Bowling Tour competitors Farida Pascoal-Blom, Netherlands, and Carlo Greulich of Germany (r-l) walked away the winners in the women's and men's division of the Dutch Senior Open, which concluded Sunday, August 3, in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. The seventh stop on the 2014 ISBT tour was at a new location for 2014, the 16-lane Chandra Bowling. The tournament attracted 180 bowlers, 132 men and 48 women, boosted by the 66 Dutch bowlers.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

07/27/14

Mika Koivuniemi wins his 10th European Bowling Tour title in Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

The 'big Finn' survives three eliminator rounds en route to win the 7.000 Euro top prize; becomes the first two-time winner this season and is fourth on the all-time EBT title list

2014EBT04JoonasJehkinen_small.jpg2014EBT11MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (l.) of Finland survived three eliminator rounds en route to win his 10th EBT title in the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open and the 7.000 Euro top prize. He is the first two-time winner this season. Leading by 47 pins heading into the championship round, Koivuniemi defeated compatriot Joonas Jehkinen (r.), 197-181 and 1542-1479 overall, to seal the victory. Defending champion Jehkinen earned 5.000 Euro for second place.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/27/14

Mika Koivuniemi wins second EBT "gold" tournament this season to jump into fourth place

Thomas Larsen, Denmark, continues to lead men's point ranking after Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open; second-place Joonas Jehkinen narrows the gap to 90 points; top 11 in this season's overall standings earn points in Munich

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg After the Brunswick Italia Challenge in Asti, Italy, has been cancelled, 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

07/27/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen tops European Bowling Tour women's point ranking after 11/20 events

Birgit Pöppler, Daria Kovalova move into 4th and 7th place as the top-ranked Scandinavian and U.S. women did not compete at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

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 at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain.

2014 European Bowling Tour

07/27/14

Mike Koivuniemi becomes first two-time winner of the 2014 EBT season

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 European Bowling Tour #11

07/27/14

Carsten Warming Hansen shoots lone 1400-series to win qualifying in Munich

Dane leads the top 64 of 184 players into Sunday's finals; the four squad leaders on Saturday crack the top 8 and earn a 500 Euro bonus each; score to make the cut in 50th place is 1269 (211.50 average)

2014EBT11CarstenWarmingHansen_small.jpgDanish national team member Carsten Warming Hansen (pictured) was the lone player in the qualifying of the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger who surpassed the 1400-mark en route to win the qualifying and to lead a field of 64 bowlers, 58 men and six women, into the finals Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Hansen rolled games of 247, 243, 206, 232, 235 and 244 to lead the 184-player standing with 1407 (234.50 average). The EBT "gold" event offers total prize fund of 70.000 Euro.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

07/26/14

Tommy Jones wins two squads in Friday qualifying at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

PBA star leaps into second place with 1369; England's Dom Barrett continues to lead the 171-player field from 23 countries with 1375 (229.17 average); score to make the cut in 50th place surpasses the 1200-mark (1230, 205 average)

2014EBT11TommyJones_small.jpgTommy Jones (pictured), United States, won two qualifying squads Friday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, en route to move into second place in the 171-player standings in the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger. The 15-time PBA champion, who is still looking to win his first title on the European Bowling Tour, posted his highest series of 1369 in Squad 12 including games of 236, 198, 257, 194, 279 and 205. Jones, who returned Friday night to win Squad 14 with 1288, pocketed 350 Euro each for accomplishing the feat.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

07/24/14

Dominic Barrett holds on to the lead in Munich after Qualifying Squad 10

Englishman leads 138-player field from 21 countries with 1375 (229.17 average) as Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open surpasses halfway point; score to make the cut in 50th place is currently 1195 (199.17 average)

2014EBT11DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014EBT11StuartWilliams_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.) of England continued to lead the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger as the European Bowling Tour "gold" tournament has surpassed the halfway point. The nine-time EBT titlist leads a 138-player field from 21 countries with 1375 six-game total and an average of 229.17. Stuart Williams (r.) of England led Squad 8 with 1329 and an average of 221.50 en route to move into third place in the overall standings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

07/24/14

Dominic Barrett takes over qualifying lead in Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger

Nine-time EBT titlist rolls 1375 series in Squad 6 to lead the 91-player field from 14 countries; five players crack the top 8 on Wednesday; score to make the cut in 50th place is currently 1139 (189.33 average)

2014EBT11DominicBarrett_small.jpg2014EBT11HansiGlasl_small.jpgNine-time European Bowling Tour titlist Dominic Barrett (l.) of England posted a 1375 series Wednesday afternoon to take over the qualifying lead in the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger. Barrett averaged 229.17 in Squad 6 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, with games 223, 236, 245, 196, 268 and 207. The leaders of Squads 1-7 receive a 250 Euro bonus. Previous leader Hansi Glasl (r.), Germany, slipped to second place with 1349.

2014 ISBT #6

07/22/14

England's Angie Brown, Ron Oldfield sweep the titles in 2014 Flanders Senior Open

Brown becomes the first player, men and women, to win multiple titles in the 2014 season; Brown (10 titles) and Oldfield (8 titles) are the all-time ISBT title leaders

2014ISBT06AngieBrownRonOldfield_small.jpgEngland's Angie Brown and Ron Oldfield (pictured, l-r) swept the women's and men's titles in the 2014 Flanders Senior Open which concluded Sunday, July 20, in Antwerp, Belgium. It was Brown's 10th title and Oldfield's 8th, both records on the International Seniors Bowling Tour. Brown, who won the women's title at the 1st Senior Open at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, earlier this month, become the first player, men and women, to win multiple titles on the 2014 Tour.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

07/21/14

Hansi Glasl leads Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open after first weekend

Local bowler paces 55-player field from 8 countries with 1349 and 224.83 average

2013EBT11HansGlasl_small.jpgLocal bowler Hansi Glasl (pictured) averaged 224.83 and posted a 1349 series to lead the European Bowling Tour's Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger after the first weekend. Glasl rolled games of 199, 277, 184, 230, 212 and 247 in Squad 3 Sunday afternoon at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, to sit atop the 55-player leaderboard after five of 18 qualifying squads. Daniel Hellmich, Germany, took over second place with 1301. Day one leader Christian Birlinger, Germany, slipped to third with 1292.

2014 European Bowling Tour #10

07/20/14

Dominic Barrett defeats Stuart Williams in all-English affair to win his 9th EBT title in San Marino

Swedes Joachim Karlsson, Markus Jansson eliminated in Eliminator Round 1 and 2 to finish in third and fourth place

2014EBT10StuartWillams_small.jpg2014EBT10DominicBarrett_small.jpgIn the last round of the eliminator finals between England's PBA champion Sunday evening at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, three-time PBA titlist Dominic Barrett (l.) used a 181-160 win to defeat one-time PBA titlist Stuart Williams (r.), 671-610, en route to win his 9th career European Bowling Tour title, 8.000 Euro and 150 ranking points. Williams, who was targeting to win his seventh EBT title, received 5.000 Euro and 120 point for second place.

2014 European Bowling Tour #11

07/20/14

Christian Birlinger sets the pace as Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open gets underway in Germany

German rolls 1292 series to lead a field of 37 players from six countries after day one qualifying

2014EBT11ChristianBirlinger_small.jpgChristian Birlinger of Germany paced the qualifying of the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger after the first two squads Saturday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Birlinger rolled games of 244, 195, 215, 188, 223 and 227 in Squad 2 to lead a field of 37 players from Austria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine with 1292 total and an average of 215.33. Qualifying continues Sunday, July 20, with Squads 3-5 scheduled for noon, 4 and 8 p.m. CEST.

2014 European Bowling Tour #10

07/20/14

Mika Koivuniemi receives 1.000 Euro bonus for qualifying win in 10th San Marino Open

Finnish-American finishes atop the 170-player field from 21 countries with 1484, leads 48 players into Sunday's finals; Rebecka Larsen is the lone woman in the finals, wins women's ranking; Paco Rodriguez (ESP) rolls the fourth 300 game but fails to advance; score to make the cut in 35th place is 1337 (222.83 average)

2014EBT10MikaKoivuniemi3_small.jpg2014EBT10StuartWillams_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (l.) won the qualifying in the San Marino Open with 1484 and an average of 247.33 en route to earn a 1.000 Euro bonus. The native Finn, who lives in the United States, owns 13 PBA titles and is targeting to win his 10th European Bowling Tour title Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle. Koivuniemi survived a strong charge Stuart Williams (r.) of England, who averaged 245.83 in Squad 19 but fell nine pins short to settle for second place with 1475.

2014 European Bowling Tour #10

07/19/14

Mika Koivuniemi almost perfect; rises to the top in 10th San Marino Open

Finn shoots 1484 including a 299 in Squad 15 to overtake the qualifying lead; Squad 16 leader Osku Palermaa cracks the top 8; score to make the cut in 35th place surpasses 1300-mark (1327, 221.17 average)

2014EBT10MikaKoivuniemi2_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (pictured), a native Finn who resides in Hartland, Mich., USA, averaged 247.33 in Squad 15 on Friday afternoon to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 10th San Marino Open by 17 pins. The two-time PBA Player of the Year (2003-04 and 2010-11), who owns 13 PBA titles and 9 European Bowling Tour titles, had games of 257, 256, 194, 225, 299 and 253 and leads the field of 161 players from 20 countries with 1484. If Koivuniemi survives the remaining four squads on Saturday, he will receive a 1.000 Euro bonus.

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