European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/16/10

Cassidy Schaub wins qualifying at 7th Istanbul Open

Eklund, Aviram bring the number of 300 games to seven

200910PBACassidySchaub_small.jpg2010EBT05DennisEklund2_small.jpgTeam USA member Cassidy Schaub (l.) finished the qualifying in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open atop the leaderboard to lead 48 players into the finals on Sunday, May 16. The two-handed lefty, who posted a 1591 six game series, an average of 265.17, in the 9th of 20 qualifying squads, pocketed a 1.200 Euro bonus. Dennis Eklund (r.), Sweden, in Squad 18 and Or Aviram, Israel, in the Desperado Squad, brought the number of 300 games to seven.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/15/10

Three players move into the top 10 in Friday qualifying at 7th Istanbul Open

Juhani Tonteri rolls the fifth 300 game of the tournament

2009VOBrianVoss2_small.jpgThree of the four squad leaders in Friday's qualifying at the 7th Istanbul Open moved into the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings while the fourth made it among the top 42 who will advance to the finals after the last four qualifying squads on Saturday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured), United States, led Squad 15 with 1475, an average of 245.83 behind games of 243, 258, 218, 268, 265 and 223 to jump into 7th place. Cassidy Schaub, United States, continues to lead with 1591.

Sweden

05/14/10

Sundbyberg, Spader Dam win the men's and women's National Team Championships

7-time defending men's champion Pergamon has to settle for bronze

2010SWETeamChampSundbyberg_small.jpg2010SWETeamChampSpaderDam_small.jpgTeam Sundbyberg, Stockholm (l.) and Spader Dam (r.), Helsingborg captured the men's and women's title in the Swedish 8-player team league finals at Bowling Arena in Jönköping. In the title match, Sundbyberg defeated Team Kulladal from Malmoe, while Spader Dam topped Team X-Calibur from Gothenburg. 7-time defending men's champion, Team Pergamon, had to settle for bronze.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/14/10

Cassidy Schaub powered his way into the lead in Istanbul Open

Two-handers Schaub and Palermaa roll 300 games in Thursday's qualifying squads

2010EBT08CassidySchaub_small.jpg200910PBAOskuPalermaa_small.jpgTwo-handed lefty Cassidy Schaub (l.), United States, led Squad 9 with 1591 six game total (265.17 avg.) including a 300 game en route to move to the top of the leaderboard in the 7th Istanbul Open. Previous leader Paul Moor, England, slipped one spot to second place with 1556. Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland, became the fourth player who achieved perfection Squad 10 to move into third place with 1538. Qualifying continues Friday with Squads 13-16.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/13/10

Paul Moor shoots into the lead in high-scoring Istanbul Open

Tore Torgersen achieves perfection; Dominic Barrett converts 7-10 split

2010EBT08PaulMoor_small.jpg2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpgThree-time European Bowling Tour ranking winner and reigning EBT Masters champion, Paul Moor (l.), England, fired games of 279, 234, 259, 256, 259 and 269 in Squad 8 on Wednesday night at Timeout Bowling Center to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Istanbul Open. Moor felled 1556 pins, an average of 259.33 for six games, to overtake his compatriot Stuart Williams (r.) by 32 pins. Qualifying continues on Thursday with Squads 9-12.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/12/10

Williams, Schaub continue to battle for the lead in Istanbul Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpg2010EBT08CassidySchaub_small.jpgDay One Stuart Williams (l.), England, and second-placed Cassidy Schaub (r.), United States, continued their battle for the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Istanbul Open Tuesday at Timeout Bowling Center. Schaub, a two-handed lefty, posted 1502 in Squad 3 to overtake the lead from Williams, who had 1456 on Monday. Two squads later, Williams rebounded with 1524 (254.00 avg.) to regain the lead. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 6-8.

Norway

05/12/10

Svein Ă…ke Ek, Patcharin Torgersen, win 2010 Norwegian Championships

Mads Sandbækken, Patcharin Torgersen qualify for 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010NORCPatcharinTorgersenSveinAkeEk_small.jpgSvein Åke Ek (r.), Vågan BK (BK means bowling club), and Patcharin Torgersen (l.), Solli BK, claimed the men's and women's singles title in the 2010 Norwegian Championships. Torgersen won another gold in Doubles with Ine Lorentzen, while Svein Roger Olsen and Thomas Fagerstrøm, Solli BK, secured the men's title. Mads Sandbækken and Torgersen will represent Norway in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Oct. 15-24, 2010 at Bowling 300 in Zagreb, Croatia.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/11/10

Stuart Williams gets off to a great start in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpgFresh off his victory in the Bahrain Open last week, Stuart Williams (pictured left), England, got off to a great start on the first day of qualifying in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open Monday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Williams, who bowled full time on the 2009-10 PBA Tour, had games of 258, 215, 211, 257, 279 and 236 to set the pace with 1456 six-game total and an average of 242.56. Qualifying runs through Saturday, May 15th. A total of 48 players will advance to the finals on Sunday. The winner will receive 10.000 Euro. 

Sweden

05/04/10

Dennis Eklund ends Super Six title drought in Ă–rgryte International 2010

Strike&Co in Gothemburg, Sweden (April 25 - May 2, 2010)

2010SST03Top3_small.jpgIn a title match between two members of the Swedish national team, Dennis Eklund (center) defeated Martin Larsen, 202-195, to win the Ă–rgryte International 2010, the third stop of the Swedish Super Six Tour 2010. Eklund, who denied Larsen's bid for back-to-back victories and ended a 4-year title drought on the SST, pocketed 40.000 Swedish Krona for the feat or approx. USD5,500. Larsen (l.), seeded 4th, defeated Tore Torgersen and Mikael Roos (r.) on his way to the title match.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/21/10

Osku Palermaa in familiar place in European Bowling Tour ranking

No changes atop the EBT women's ranking

2010EBT07OskuPalermaa_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured), the two-hander from Finland, is in a familiar place after the conclusion of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open, the 7th tournament of the 2010 European Bowling Tour, which was contested April 14-18 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 3-time defending European Bowling Tour ranking champion (2007-'09) lost in the semifinals against eventual winner Wendy Kok, Netherlands, to earn just enough points to pass previous leader Dominic Barrett, England, and to stand alone atop the 2010 EBT men's ranking.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/19/10

Brian Miller sets the pace in PBA Senior Dayton Classic

Part-time Senior Tour player is first round leader

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Part-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour player Brian Miller (pictured) of Springfield, Ohio, averaged 230.2 for eight games to lead Sunday's first round qualifying in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes. Miller felled 1,842 over eight games and has a 23-pin lead over four-time Senior Tour and two-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist Bob Chamberlain of The Villages, Fla., in second with a 1,819. The 144-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/19/10

Wendy Kok moves down the men's field to win 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Gery Verbruggen wins men's ranking Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010EBT07Top4_small.jpgWendy Kok, Netherlands, became the first women's champion in the 2010 European Bowling Tour season when she defeated Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, in the title match, 435-410. Kok, who received 8 pins handicap each game, earned 6.000 Euro for the feat, while Verbruggen got 3.000 (all prizes -25% tax). In the semifinals, Kok ousted Osku Palermaa, Finland, 515-450, while Verbruggen eliminated 7-time PBA champion Steve Jaros, United States, 498-408.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/18/10

Wendy Kok wins qualifying in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Kok, Gross, Palermaa, Völkel earn two byes for the finals on Sunday

2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpg2009VOThomasGross_small.jpgWendy Kok (l.), Netherlands, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open in Ljubljana, Slovenia, en route to lead total 44 players into Sunday's finals. Kok finished qualifying atop the 128-player leaderboard with 1439 six-game total including 48 pins women's handicap. Austria's Thomas Gross (r.) led Squad 11 on Saturday with 1431 including the tournament's high game of 279, to jump into second place with the field-best 238.50 average.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/17/10

Slovenia's Dušan Lajovic cracks top 4 at 4th Qubica/AMF Open

PBA star Steve Jaros shoots 1277 to sit in 16th place in qualifying

2010EBT07Dusanajovic_small.jpg2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpgDušan Lajovic (l.), Slovenia, missed the 1400-mark by one pin in Friday's qualifying squad 7 but moved into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open with 1399´pinfall total. Lajovic rolled games of 254, 222, 249, 205, 203 and 266 at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, an average of 233.17. Wendy Kok (r.), Netherlands, leads the 104 players into the final day of qualifying with 1439 including 48 pins handicap.


2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/16/10

Wendy Kok overtakes the qualifying lead in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Eight players from Squad 5 move into top 10; three crack 1400-bar

2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpgQualifying in the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 continued on Thursday with qualifying squads 5 and 6 at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The top 3 players from Squad 5 cracked the 1400-bar and the top 8 moved into the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings. Wendy Kok (pictured), Netherlands, had 1391 pinfall total, an average of 231.83, and added 48 pins handicap to move to the top of the leaderboard with 1439 total. Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 7-9 and runs through Saturday with the final qualifying squad 13 scheduled for 9pm.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/15/10

Dirk Völkel holds on to the lead in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Slovenian bowler dominate Squad 3, Squad 4 cancelled

2010EBT07MitjaMrzlikar_small.jpg2010EBT07DirkVolkel_small.jpgMitja Mrzlikar (l.), Slovenia, led the third qualifying squad of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 Wednesday evening at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but fell six pins short of the qualifying lead. Dirk Völkel (r.), Germany, held on to the lead with 1314 six-game total and an average of 219.00. Mrzlikar started with five games between 212 and 247 but had to settle for second place with 1308 due to a 186 in the final game.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/14/10

4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 gets underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dirk Völkel sets the pace after the first 2 of 13 qualifying squads

2010EBT07DirkVolkel_small.jpg 30 players from Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia took to the lanes at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena on Tuesday to kick off the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dirk Völkel (pictured), Germany, led the field after the first 2 of 13 qualifying squads with 1314 six-game total and an average of 219.00. The tournament is the 7th stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Silver" tournaments. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 3 and 4 at 5 and 9 p.m.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/12/10

2010 BEC Video #8 - Semifinal Match between Zulmazran Zulkifli (MAS) and Rob Thurlby (ENG)

Available in High and Lower Quality

2010EBT05V08SemifinalMatch_small.jpg The remaining four players after the single-elimination rounds of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge advanced to a traditional stepladder final to bowl for the title and the 13.000 Euro top prize. After defeating No. 4 Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela. In the opening match, No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, faced No. 2 Rob Thurlby, England, in the semifinal. The winner advanced to the title match against the No. 1 seed, Adrian Ang, Malaysia. To watch the semifinal match

Germany

04/12/10

Germany 2 wins Nations Cup at host center of the 2010 Men's World Championship

England's Paul Moor tops German veteran Jens Nickel in Individual All Events

2010NationsCupTeamGermany2_small.jpg2010NationsCupPaulMoor2_small.jpgGermany 2 (l.) won the Nations Cup 2010, a test event in preparation for the 2010 Men's World Championship at the host bowling center, Dream-Bowl Palace, in Unterföhring, Germany. The Germans led the mini-tournament after four disciplines,with 28812 pinfall total or an average of 208.78. Paul Moor (r.), England, won Individual All Events averaging of 214.91 over 23 games.

Germany

04/11/10

Germany sets the tone at Nations Cup in preparation for the Men's World Championship

England's Paul Moor shoots 300 in Doubles

2010NationsCupMarcoBaade2_small.jpg2010NationsCupJensNickelBodoKonieczny_small.jpgIn preparation for the 2010 Men's World Championship Austria, England, Switzerland and Germany sent their national squads to 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany for the Nations Cup 2010. Marco Baade (l.) led the Singles on Friday while Jens Nickel and Bodo Konieczny (r.), all Germany, won the Doubles. Paul Moor. England, rolled the first 300 of the event in Doubles. 

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