European Bowling News Overview

2016 ISBT #6

08/10/16

Martina Beckel, Steven Jeeves repeat at 11th Dutch Senior Open

2016ISBT06MartinaBeckelStevenJeeves_small.jpgFor the second time this International Seniors Bowling Tour season, Martina Beckel of Germany and Steven Jeeves won the women's and men's title, this time in the Dutch Senior Open which concluded Sunday at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Beckel and Jeeves (l-r) also won the 50+ Euro Bowling Open in Antwerp, Belgium, in April. With 134 men and 37 women taking part, the numbers included 75 Dutch bowlers, making this the largest tournament on the 2016 ISBT.

2016 ISBT

08/10/16

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.

England

08/07/16

Europe romp to Weber glory

2016WeberCupChampionEurope_small.jpg Europe has retained the partypoker Weber Cup as they took the required point for victory in front of a jubilant crowd Sunday evening at EventCity in Manchester, England. It was the European's fourth consecutive victory – a record for the event. Captain Dominic Barrett was the man who delivered the killer blow as he defeated America's Wes Malott in a close fought match, 242-221. Established in 2000, the Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup.

England

08/07/16

Europe one point away from victory at Weber Cup

2016WeberCupJesperSvensson_small2.jpg Europe stand on the brink of yet another partypoker Weber Cup win as they took the fourth session five matches to two to leave themselves within one point of victory. 21 year-old Swede Jesper Svensson (pictured) was the star of the show as he came through his four matches with four wins to set Europe on the road. Making his debut, Svensson is on course for top points scorer honors. With his unorthodox approach and two-handed delivery, he has looked unbeatable as he settled into the event.

England

08/07/16

Europe restore their big lead as US falter

2016WeberCupTeamEurope_small.jpgTeam Europe (pictured) restored their five point lead at the 2016 partypoker Weber Cup as they claimed the Saturday evening session 4-3 to increase the overall score to 13-8 at EventCity in Manchester, England. After the USA took the opening Baker, Europe reeled off three straight wins before the Americans rallied with two wins. The evening culminated in the captain's pick where the American choice of Martin Larsen delivered the highest score of the tournament thus far.

England

08/06/16

USA pegs it back with much needed session win

2016WeberCupParkerBohnIII_small.jpgThe Americans took the Saturday afternoon session of the 17th partypoker Weber Cup at EventCity in Manchester, England, by a 4-3 margin and it was a much needed return to form which reduced the Europeans overall lead to four points with the tally now standing at 9-5. Captain Parker Bohn III (pictured), Wes Malott, Kyle Troup and Marshall Kent selected a much longer 45 foot lane pattern and it seemed to work for them although it was hard earned at every corner.

England

08/06/16

Europe opens Weber Cup with huge lead

2016WeberCupDominicBarrett_small.jpgTeam Europe, lead by captain Dominic Barrett of England, got off to a superb start at the partypoker Weber Cup as they won the opening session, 6-1, to take a five-point lead going into Saturday's play at EventCity, Manchester, England. It was the perfect start to their defence of the title. The tournament, entering its 17th season, has adopted the 'World Scoring' system whereby the bowler receives 30 points for a strike, ten points plus the number of outstanding pins for a spare, and the number of felled pins in an open frame.

England

08/05/16

Nicki Ainge named referee for Weber Cup XVII

2016WeberCupRefereeNickiAinge_small.jpgWith the 2016 Weber Cup set to get underway this evening at 18.30 organizer Matchroom Sport has announced that former European Championship bowler, Nicki Ainge, will be the referee in charge of the action at EventCity in Manchester, England. Ainge (pictured), 28 and from Leeds has competed Junior, U24 and Adult level for both Yorkshire and Team England and has won numerous medals throughout the years at Triple Crown and European Championships as well as the Bowling Commonwealth Championships.

England

08/04/16

Weber Cup XVII set for ESPN3 coverage

2016PartyPokerWeberCupVIILogo_small.jpgMatchroom Sport has announced that the 2016 partypoker Weber Cup will be shown in its entirety in the United States on ESPN3. Starting at 1.30pm EST on this Friday, August 5, the Weber Cup is the annual Europe vs. USA tenpin showdown taking place at EventCity, Manchester. The American team is looking for their first win in three years. The ultimate champions will be the team that reaches 19 points first. Play runs from Friday concluding in an exciting climax on Sunday evening, August 7.

2016 ISBT #5

08/03/16

Martina Beckel, Horst Albert victorious at 5th Senior Open in Böblingen

2016ISBT05MartinaBeckelHorstAlbert_small.jpgMartina Beckel and Horst Albert took the titles at the 5th Senior Open at Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. The fifth stop on the 2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour (ISBT) was the second visit of the year to Germany. In all-German title matches, Beckel defeated Karin Lischka, 213-197, to become the first multiple ISBT champion this season, while Albert handed Berny Stöckl his second consecutive runner-up finish, 251-228, to secure his first ISBT title at the age of 74.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/31/16

Richard Teece wins his third EBT title in Polish Open

Englishman defeats Aidas Daniunas, Lithuania, and Jari Ratia, Finland, in two games to become the first multiple champion on the 2016 European Bowling Tour

2016EBT11RichardTeece3_small.jpg Richard Teece won his third European Bowling Tour title and became the first multiple champion this season when he defeated Aidas Daniunas of Lithuania and Finland's Jari Ratia in the final round to walk away the winner in the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip. Teece started the final two-game round with 221 and took a 36-pin lead over Daniunas with Ratia further 12 pins behind the Lithuanian. The Englishman wrapped up the title with another 229 game for a 450-401-372 win.

2016 European Bowling Tour

07/31/16

Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

14th Columbia 300 Vienna Open qualifying period extended by two days

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The 2016 EBT commences with the Odense International, an EBT "satellite" tournament which will be held from May 29 through June 5 at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking

07/31/16

Richard Teece takes pole position in men's ranking after 11/16 events

Polish Open champion overtakes Dom Barrett, Martin Larsen and Jesper Svensson who did not compete in Wroclaw

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking

07/31/16

Sweden's Jenny Wegner wins women's ranking at Polish Open

Second place Laura Beuthner of Germany maintains 62-point lead after 11/16 events

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, in Aalborg, Denmark.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/31/16

Thomas Larsen wins qualifying in Polish Open

Dane averaged 245 to lead the 108-player field from 14 countries; 40 players advance to the finals on Sunday, July 31

2016EBT11ThomasLarsen_small.jpg Thomas Larsen of Denmark won the qualifying of the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip and leads 40 players from the 108-player field from 14 countries into the finals on Sunday, July 31, at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland. Larsen (pictured), who toppled 1470 pins, an average of 245 for six games, in the 11th qualifying squad, remained unchallenged on the final qualifying day. Two players of Saturday's squads, Pascal Winternheimer of Germany and Aidas Daniunas of Lituania, cracked the top 10 to receive two byes for the finals.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/30/16

Larsen, Ratia, Teece move to the top in Wroclaw

Dane Thomas Larsen leads 102-player field with 1470 heading into the final qualifying day; Ratia shoots the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1235 (205.83)

2016EBT11ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2016EBT11JariRatia_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.) of Denmark used games of 299 and 279 to hold the lead as qualifying of the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip is heading into the final day at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw. Larsen sandwiched games of 224, 220 and 244, 204 around his near-perfect fourth game in squad 11 to lead the 102-player field from 14 countries. One squad later, Jari Ratia (r.) of Finland became the first player to roll a 300 game in his 1464 series to leap into second place.

England

07/29/16

Weber Cup XVII to go to World Bowling Scoring System

2016PartyPokerWeberCupVIILogo_small.jpg For the first time in its 17 year history, the PartyPoker Weber Cup will be using the World Bowling Scoring System when Europe and USA meet Agust 5-7 at Eventcity in Manchester, England. The Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup as two four-man teams from Europe and the USA compete over three days in a series of singles, doubles and baker format matches. The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports as well as other channels around the world.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/29/16

Markus Bergendorff takes over lead in Polish Open qualifying

Danish two-handed player surpasses previous leader Laura Beuthner by two pins

2016EBT11MarkusBergendorff2_small.jpg Markus Bergendorff, a two-handed player from Denmark, averaged 234 for six games in squad 9 Thursday at at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip. Bergendorff rolled games of 225, 233, 243, 199, 269 and 235 for 1404 to overtake Laura Beuthner of Germany, who led since the first qualifying day, by just two pins. The current European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader slipped to second place with 1402, including eight pins handicap each game.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/28/16

Chris Sloan, Jenny Wegner crack the top 5 at Polish Open

Germany's Laura Beuthner continues to lead qualifying with 1402 total; Francois Louw, Sloan, Wegner and Peter Hellstrøm earn berths into Sunday finals

2016EBT11ChrisSloan2_small.jpg2016EBT11JennyWegner_smal.jpg Christopher Sloan (l.) of Ireland and Jenny Wegner (r.) of Sweden cracked the top 5 in the qualifying of the Polish Open as they led squad 7 Wednesday evening with 1357 and 1338, resp. Sloan, a two-handed player who improved on a 1322 series in squad 2, rebounded from a slow start and won his second squad in this tournament behind games of 157, 211, 246, 243, 246 and 254, an average of 226.17, but remained in third place in the overall standings.

2016 European Bowling Tour #11

07/27/16

South Africa's Francois Louw moves into second place in Poland

Louw leads Tuesday's squads 4 and 5 at Polish Open presented by Roto Grip with 1363; Germany's Laura Beuthner remains atop the leaderboard with 1402

2016EBT11FrancoisLouw_small.jpgFresh off an 11th place finish in the Track Open in Munich, where he led qualifying with 1383, Francois Louw of South Africa had a 1363 series in squad 5 to leap into second place in the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip with the field-best 227.17 average. Louw (pictured) had games of 224, 258, 216, 202, 217 and 246 Tuesday at at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw. Laura Beuthner of Germany, who leads the European Bowling Tour women's point ranking, remained atop the leaderboard with 1402.

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