European Bowling News Overview

2014 EYC

04/21/14

Pontus Andersson, Lea Degenhardt claim the prestigious Boys and Girls Masters title

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Pontus Andersson of Sweden and Lea Degenhardt of Germany concluded the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark, with victory in the prestigious Boys and Girls Masters. In a title match between the Boys All Events champion and runner-up, No. 2 Andersson topped No. 1 Markus Bergendorff of Denmark, 2-1, including a 227-175 win in the deciding third game. In the Girls final, No. 4 Degenhardt defeated No. 1 Keira Reay, 2-1, including a 212-175 win in the decider.

2014 EYC

04/20/14

Markus Bergendorff, Maria Bulanova emerge as Singles champions

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Maria Bulanova of Russia and Markus Bergendorff of Denmark emerged as boys and girls Singles champions at the 27th European Youth Championships Saturday. The top-seeded Russian, the youngest player ever to win a European Bowling Tour title at the age of 15 (2013 Russian Open) defeated No. 2 Cajsa Wegner, Sweden, 201-180, to win the girls title. On the boys side, the two-handed Dane, seeded second, flew past No. 4 Igor Filippov, Russia, 250-187.

2014 EYC

04/19/14

Bulanova (RUS), Swedes Wegner, Tiveljung, Reay (ENG) qualify for the Girls Singles playoffs

England's Keira Reay defends All Events title; the top 24 players in All Events advance to Masters match play which concludes European Youth Championships on Sunday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Maria Bulanova of Russia averaged 225.83 to lead the top 4 girls into Saturday's Singles playoffs at the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, Bulanova bowls No. 4 Keira Reay of England, who sucessfully defended her All Events title with 3915 total (217.50). In the other semifinal match, No. 2 Cajsa Wegner and No. 3 Emelie Tiveljung, both of Sweden, square off. The top 24 of 61 players from 19 countries qualified for Sunday's Masters finals.

2014 EYC

04/18/14

Danes Øager, Bergendorff, Aernoudt (BEL), Filippov (RUS) to bowl for the Boys Singles title

Markus Bergendorff wins gold in All Events; the top 24 players in All Events advance to Masters match play on Sunday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Martin Øager of Denmark averaged 224.50 for six games to lead the top 4 boys into Saturday's Singles playoffs at the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, Øager bowls No. 4 Igor Filippov (RUS) while No. 2 Markus Bergendorff (DEN) faces No. 3 Marawan Aernoudt (BEL). Bergendorff totaled 3979 pins (221.06) to win the gold medal in All Events. The top 24 of 98 players from 27 countries qualified for Sunday's Masters finals.

2014 EYC

04/17/14

Finland and Russia capture the coveted Team titles at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Finland and Russia captured the coveted Team titles at European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark. The Finnish boys, Lauri Sipilä, Henry Laine, Tatu Lehtonen and Tomas Käyhkö, won their second gold medal of the championships with a 836-710 victory over top-seeded Denmark. Powered by a 278 game from Maria Bulanova, Russia's Ksenia Kulikova, Maria Koshel and Ksenia Apanyakina defeated England, 855-782, to win the girls title.

2014 EYC

04/17/14

Danish boys and Swedish girls earn the top seed for the Team playoffs

Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Netherlands to bowl for the boys' title; Sweden, England, Germany and Russia advance to the girls' finals

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg The Danish boys and the Swedish girls earned the top seed for the Team finals in the European Youth Championships Thursday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, the Danes, who averaged 211.13 for six games, take on No. 4 Netherlands and No. 2 Finland meets No. 3 Sweden. The Swedish girls, who were the lone team to average over 200, bowl No. 4 Russia, while No. 2 England and No. 3 Germany square off in the other semifinal match.

2014 EYC

04/16/14

Finland (boys) and Sweden (girls) take the lead in the Team event after the first block

Second block and playoffs for the medals will follow on Wednesday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg The Finnish boys and the Swedish girls hold the lead in the four-player team event at the European Youth Championships as the competition has reached the halfway mark. Henry Laine, Tatu Lehtonen, Lauri Sipilä and Tomas Käyhkö, who won gold and silver in Doubles yesterday, totaled 2637 pins, an average of 219.75 for three games. Girls Doubles gold medalists Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson joined forces with Anna Andersson and Cajsa Wegner to lead the girls teams with 2519 (209.92).

2014 EYC

04/16/14

Finnish boys, Swedish girls start 27th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Tatu Lehtonen/Henry Laine of Finland and Sweden's Emelie Tiveljung/Filippa Persson started the 27th European Youth Championships with victory in Boys and Girls Doubles Tuesday at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. The boys final was an all-Finnish affair in which top-seeded Lehtonen & Laine defeated Tomas Käyhkö/Lauri Sipilä, 459-445. Second-seeded Tiveljung & Persson topped No. 1 Keira Reay/Emily Allen of England, 443-376, to capture the girls title.

2014 EYC

04/15/14

England leads top 4 duos into Girls Doubles Finals at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg England's Keira Reay posted the field-best 1337 series (222.83 avg.) to lead her team mate Emily Allen (1196) to the No. 1 seed for the Girls Doubles finals at the 27th European Youth Championships. The duo totaled 2533 pins to beat out Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson (2530) for the top spot by three pins. The English girls meet No. 4 Iida Gylden and Teea Mäkelä of Finland (2424) in the semifinals, while the Swedes take on third-seeded Mika Guldbæk and Caitlin Dicay of Denmark (2426).

2014 EYC

04/15/14

Finland earns the No. 1 seed for Boys Doubles Finals at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Finland's Tatu Lehtonen and Henry Laine averaged 217 to earn the No. 1 seed for the Boys Doubles medal round of the 27th European Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark. The Finns will meet fourth-seeded Rasmus Bering and Markus Bergendorff in the semifinals. Swedes Ludwig Ingerskog and Pontus Andersson, who were just one pin behind the leaders, take on the second Finnish duo, Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä, in the other semifinal match.

Coming in October

04/14/14

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

Find all tournament information on a one-page flyer; European Bowling Tour "Satellite" tournament increases top prize by 5.000 Kronor to NOK 40.000 (approx. 4.850 Euro / $6,730); Online Registration will open Monday, June 2nd

2014NorwegianOpenFlyer_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 totalk prize fund of nearly 30.000 Euro including a 4.850 Euro top prize. You can now find all tournament information on a one-page flyer. Bowlingdigital.com will provide Live Coverage commencing Thursday Oct. 9 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 12.

BowlingdigitalTV

04/07/14

2014 BEC Full High Definition Super Slow Motion Video

Top players from PBA, Europe and Asia recorded with 200-400 frames per second

2014SlowMotionVideoStand_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com and Flavio Cuva proudly present a Full High Definition Super Slow Motion video featuring some of the best players from Europe, Asia and the PBA. In the motion picture industry, the standard filming and projection formats are 24 frames per second (fps). Shooting at a frame rate higher than 24 fps would create slow motion when projected. This video is a quantum leap in tenpin bowling video technology as it was recorded with 200-400 fps (some scenes are edited to up to 2.000 fps). Enjoy!

2014 European Bowling Tour

03/30/14

2014 Qatar Open changes dates; EBT "Platinum" event moves to November 21-27

2014 EBT now features 20 tournaments in 14 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund still exceeds one million Euro

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg Due to a scheduling conflict with 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE (Dec 4-15), the Qatar Bowling Open has changed dates moving from December to November 2014. The EBT "Platinum" event takes place two weeks earlier than originally scheduled (Dec. 5-11) wrapping up the 2014 European Bowling Tour November 21-27 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. 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 events.

2014 European Bowling Tour #5

03/29/14

Nikita Koshelev wins his first European Bowling Tour title in Ekaterinburg Open

Defeats compatriot Mikhail Belenky in all-Russian title match; qualifying leader Evgeniya Zelenkova wins the women's ranking in Ekaterinburg, Russia

2014EBT05NikitaKoshelev_small.jpg Nikita Koshelev (pictured) of Russia defeated fellow countryman Mikhail Belenky, 450-383, en route to win his first European Bowling Tour title and the 2.200 top prize in the Ekaterinburg Open 2014 Saturday at Hippo Amusement Park in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Belenky pocketed 1.800 Euro for second place. Evgeniya Zelenkova, who won the women's ranking, defeated Evgeniy Mineev in roll-off for third and fourth place, 420-361. Zelenkova earned 1.400 Euro and Mineev got 1.200 Euro.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/29/14

No changes atop the men's leaderboard; Dane Thomas Larsen remains in the driver's seat

Ekaterinburg Open winner Nikita Koshelev is tied for 38th place

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 Asti, Italy.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

03/29/14

Twelve Russians receive their first ranking points this season in Ekaterinburg

Dane Kamilla Kjeldsen holds an 82-point lead after five of twenty events

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 Asti, Italy.

2014 European Bowling Tour #5

03/28/14

Evgeniya Zelenkova wins qualifying; earns six byes for the finals of the Ekaterinburg Open

Russian totals 1339 including women's handicap to lead field of 70 players from six countries; Evgeniy Mineev cracks the top 4 in the last squad on Friday evening; Belarusian Dmitry Shilkin is the best foreign player in 14th place; cut for 32nd place is 1159 (193.17 average)

2014EBT05EvgenyaZelenkova_small.jpgEvgeniya Zelenkova (pictured left) of Russia, who posted a 1339 series in the Friday morning squad (#12), emerged as the qualifying leader of the Ekaterinburg Open 2014 en route to lead 36 players out of 70 participants into Saturday's finals at Hippo Amusement Park in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Zelenkova rolled games of 252, 202, 206, 224, 180 and 227 for 1291, an average of 215.17, and added 48 pins women's handicap to win the qualifying. Zelenkova received six byes and cannot fall lower than fourth in the tournament.

2014 European Bowling Tour #5

03/28/14

Evgeniya Zelenkova takes over pole position on final qualifying day of in Ekaterinburg Open

Russian totals 1339 including handicap to lead field of 62 players from five countries; Mikhail Belenky becomes the third player to crack the 1100-bar; Latvia's Daniel Vezis is the best non-Russian bowler in 13th place; cut for 32nd place is currently 1120 (186.67 average)

2013BWCEvgeniyaZelenkova_small.jpgEvgeniya Zelenkova (pictured) of Russia posted a 1339 series in the first squad on Friday (12th overall) en route to overtake the pole position in the Ekaterinburg Open 2014 on the last qualifying day. Zelenkova rolled games of 252, 202, 206, 224, 180 and 227 for 1291, an average of 215.17, and added 48 pins women's handicap to lead a field of 62 players. Qualifying continues Friday with Squads 13-15 scheduled to start at 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Ekaterinburg Time (CET +5) and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 0.30 a.m.

2014 European Bowling Tour #5

03/27/14

Igor Gorodnichiy wins all three qualifying squads on Wednesday at Ekaterinburg Open

Russian becomes the first player to crack the 1300-bar; leads a field of 43 players from Bulgaria, Turkey and Russia with 1317; cut for 32nd place is currently 1049 (174.83 average)

2014EBT05IgorGorodnichiy_small.jpg2012WSCEvgeniyaSmirnova_small.jpgRussian bowlers continued to dominate the qualifying of the Ekaterinburg Open 2014. Igor Gorodnichiy (l.) won all three squads on Wednesday en route to overtake the lead of the 43-player field from three countries. Gorodnichiy started the day with a 1253 followed by 1225 before he closed out the day with 1317 (219.50 average) in squad 8 to move to the top of the leaderboard. Evgeniya Smirnova (r.) leaped into second place with 1263 including handicap.

2014 European Bowling Tour #5

03/26/14

Alexey Parshukov atop the leaderboard in Ekaterinburg Open after Qualifying Squad 6 of 15

Russian bowler leads field of 37 players with 1262; all squad leaders position themselves in the top 6; cut for 32nd place is currently 988 (164.67 average)

2014EBT05AlexeyParshukov_small.jpg2014EBT05YuliyaGorbacheva_small.jpgAlexey Parshukov (l.) of Russia posted a 1262 series in Squad 3, an average of 210.33, to lead a field of 37 players from three countries as the qualifying in the Ekaterinburg Open 2014 nears its halfway point on Wednesday. Parshukov started with games of 190, 226, 186, 176 and 216 before he closed the series with 268, the highest game of the tournament so far, to overtake previous leader Yuliya Gorbacheva (r.), Russia, by six pins.

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