European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/13/10

Four players add their names to the leaderboard in Squad 17 at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Squad 18, Game 4, Lanes 25/26: Norm Duke - 300, Jens Nickel - 299

2010EBT05AnthonyPepe_small.jpgFour players moved into the top 52 in the 17th qualifying squad of the Brunswick Euro Challenge on Friday afternoon. There were no changes among the top 16 and Anthony Pepe, United States (pictured) continued to lead the 409-player field with 1572 (262 avg.). Squad 17 leader Dennis Vrabac posted 1424 en route to leap into 24th place. Patrick Bohm, both Sweden, was next with 1394, good for 41st place. Mika Luoto, Finland and Tomas Leandersson had 1387 and 1385 to top Peter Ljung, both Sweden, who is 52nd with 1384, by 3 and 1 pin.


2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/13/10

Osku Palermaa jumps into third place in Squad 16 at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Mathieu Berges (SUI) and Eugeniya Smirnova (RUS) roll perfectos No. 3 and No. 4 in Squad 16

200910PBAOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2010EBT05MathieuBerges_small.jpgTwo-hander Osku Palermaa (l.), Finland, had high games of 277 and 266 and four games between 245 and 249 in Squad 16 on Friday afternoon to storm into third place in the qualifying of the Brunswick Euro Challenge in France. Mathieu Berges (r.), Switzerland, and Eugeniya Smirnova, Russia, rolled the third and fourth 300 game of the tournament. Anthony Pepe and Mike Fagan, both USA, remained in 1st and 2nd place with 1572 and 1555, resp.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/12/10

Adrian Ang wins his third qualifying squad in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Cut for 52nd place is currently 1370 (228.33 avg.)

2010EBT05AdrianAng_small.jpg2010EBT05AnthonyPepe_small.jpgAdrian Ang (l.), Malaysia, has bowled three qualifying squads in the Brunswick Euro Challenge and has led all three squads. Even more impressive is Ang's consistency. He felled 1470 pins in Squad 7, improved by 9 pins in Squad 9 (1479) and by another pin in Squad 15 on Friday morning to sit in 6th place in the overall qualifying standings with 1480 pinfall total and an average of 246.67. Anthony Pepe (r.) remained unchallenged atop the leaderboard with 1572.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/12/10

Pöllänen, Andersson add their name to the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

2009WWCKristaPollanen_small.jpg2009 World Games champion K2009VORobertAndersson_small.jpgrista Pöllänen (l.) from Finland led the 12th qualifying squad with 1477 pinfall total en route to become the top-ranked women in the 298-player field of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Robert Andersson (r.), Sweden, topped his team mate Martin Larsen by 4 pins to win Squad 13 with 1444 to 1440. The 2006 World Doubles champions moved into 11th and 12th place in the overall qualifying standings.



2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/12/10

Anthony Pepe shoots into qualifying lead in 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Kimmo Lehtonen and defending champion Mike Fagan achieve perfection

2010EBT05AnthonyPepe_small.jpg2010EBT05KimmoLehtonen_small.jpgAnthony Pepe (l.), United States, fired games of, 299, 258, 217, 245, 297 and 256 in Squad 10 on Thursday morning to shoot into the lead in the Brunswick Euro Challenge with 1572 and an average of 262.00. Pepe had the front 11 in the first and fifth game but failed to roll the tournament's first 300. Kimmo Lehtonen (r.) accomplished the feat in the first game of Squad 11 and defending champion, Mike Fagan, United States, matched the feat five games later.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/11/10

PBA professionals, Malaysian national team set the tone on Wednesday in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Carolyn Dorin-Ballard and Adian Ang lead Squads 8 and 9

200910PBA06CarolynDorinBallard_small.jpg2010EBT05AdrianAng_small.jpgPBA Women's Series exempt player Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) led Squad 8 on Wednesday afternoon to move into 4th place in the overall qualifying standings in the Brunswick Euro Challenge currently underway at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Adrian Ang was the best of three Malaysians atop Squad 9 with 1479 to remain in third position. Nico Joris, Belgium, leads the field since Squad 3 with 1518 six-game total and an average of 253.00.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/10/10

Parker Bohn III, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard crack the top 10 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

North American and Malaysian bowlers dominate Qualifying Squad 7

2010EBT05CarolynDorinBallard2_small.jpg

2010EBT05ParkerBohn3_small.jpg32-time PBA champion and 2-time PBA Player of the Year, Parker Bohn III (left, 4th) and 20-time PWBA champion and former PWBA Player of the Year, Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (right, 9th), United States, rolled six-game series of 1451 and 1398, respectively, Tuesday night to move into the top 10 in the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Adrian Ang, Malaysia, topped Bohn by 19 pins for the squad lead to overtake 3rd place. Nico Joris, Belgium, held on to the lead with 1518.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/09/10

Yoan Alix falls 23 pins short off the lead in Squad 6 at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Shoots 1495 series to move into second place in qualifying

2010EBT05YoanAlix_small.jpg2010EBT05NicoJoris_small.jpgYoan Alix (l) played in his own league in sixth qualifying squad of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge Monday evening at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The French international came out of the gates quickly with 221 followed by 268 and 236 for 725 after three games. Alix closed out his series with 255, 259 and 256 to jump into second place in the overall qualifying standings with 1495. Nico Joris (r.) continued to lead with 1518.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/08/10

Nico Joris averages over 250 to shoot into the lead in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Top 6 after first weekend automatically qualified for the Eurosport 2 live TV finals

2010EBT05NicoJoris_small.jpg2010EBT05GeryVerbruggen_small.jpgNico Joris (l.) averaged 253 in Squad 3b on Sunday morning to shoot into the lead in the Brunswick Euro Challenge with 1518 six-game total Gery Verbruggen (r.), both Belgium, led Squad 5 and moved into second place with 1430. Previous leader Mohamade Sarmadi slipped to 3rd place with 1402. Marie Gauton, both France, led Squad 4 with 1397 to sit in 4th place. Rounding out the top 6 were Vincent Cayez, France (1389), and Jean Marc Lebon, Belgium (1376).

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/07/10

Mohamade Sarmadi cracks the 1400-bar to take the lead in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

2010EBT05MohamadeSarmadi_small.jpgMohamade Sarmadi, France, became the first player in the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge who cracked the 1400-bar en route to overtake the lead in qualifying. Sarmadi started Squad 2 on Saturday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, with five games between 223 and 236 and finished with 258 for 1402 pinfall total and an average of 233.67. The top 6 players from the first weekend including Sunday's extra Squad 3b and Squads 4 and 5 will automatically advance to the finals if the don't finish among the top 52 qualifiers.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/06/10

Ulf Bolleby sets the pace in 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

2010EBT05UlfBolley2_small.jpgFormer world champion Ulf Bolleby, Sweden, took the early lead in the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Bolleby posted a 1355 six-game total and an average of 225.83. Bolleby started his series with 258, the highest game of the tournament thus far, and added 227, 199, 188, 236 and 247. Mark Jacobs, Netherlands, was second with 1296. Qualifying continues on Saturday with Squads 2 and 3 at 1pm and 5pm CET.

Coming This Week

03/05/10

Live Coverage from the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

2010EBT05BECLogo_small.jpgThe Brunswick Euro Challenge, which will be held from March 8-14, 2010 at 28-laner Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin near Paris, France, is the fifth event of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Gold" tournaments. As of today 471 players from 37 countries have registered for the event which offers total prize fund of 90.000 Euro. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the BEC live including our much-anticipated high definition videos and high quality photos.
The stepladder finals will be broadcasted live on Eurosport 2 Sunday, March 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CET.

ETBF News

03/04/10

ETBF Secretary General Rune Widell retires from Bowling

ETBFSecGenRuneWidell_small.jpgETBFSecGenValgeirGudbjartsson_small.jpgAddie Ophelders, President of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation, has announced that the completion of the last ETBF presidium meeting minutes marked the last action of Rune Widell (l.), Sweden, as Secretary General of ETBF. Widell will retire after 25 years serving in international bowling. An old era ends and a new era begins. Valgeir Gudbjartsson (r.), Iceland, has been appointed to the position of Secretary General of ETBF starting March 1st, 2010.

EBT News

03/03/10

Two tournaments cancelled, one postponed, 2010 Masters moved to Denmark

2010 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments

2010EBTLogo_small.jpgWithin in a week, the 2010 European Bowling Tour lost two of its tournaments and was reduced to 19 events as the Austria Challenge (EBT Silver) in Vienna and the Ankara Open (EBT Gold) in Turkey have been cancelled by the organizers. The EBT also announced that the tournament in Torneo Internazionale di Roma, Italy was postponed from September to November and the 2010 EBT Masters will be moved from Vienna to Aalborg, Denmark.

2010 European Bowling Rankings

03/01/10

Dominic Barrett rises to the top in 2010 EBT men's ranking after Barcelona

Tina Hulsch moves into second place in EBT women's ranking

2010EBT04DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009BWCTinaHulsch3_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, made his third consecutive championship round appearance of the 2010 European Bowling Tour finishing second in the Catalonia Open, the fourth tournament of the season. Besides the 6.000 Euro top prize Barrett received 100 ranking points en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 EBT men's ranking with 325 points. In the women's division, Tina Hulsch (r.), Germany, leaped from 5th to second place with 215 ranking points.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

03/01/10

Thomas Larsen wins his first career EBT title in 8th Catalonia Open

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb., 23-28, 2010)

2010EBT04BarrettLarsenLeal_small.jpgDane Thomas Larsen (center) defeated the hottest player on the 2010 European Bowling Tour, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, 235-229, to win the 8th Catalonia Open and the 6.000 Euro top prize.In the opening match Barrett, seeded second, flew past No. 3, women's ranking winner Luz Adriana Leal (r.) from Colombia, 287-201, to make his third consecutive EBT title match. Barrett received 3.000 Euro for second place, while Leal earned 2.000 Euro for third place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/28/10

Gery Verbruggen wins qualifying VIII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa

48 players - 27 men and 21 women - advance to Sunday's finals

2010EBT04GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg2010EBT04OskuPalermaa_small.jpgGery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, was the sole player in the qualifying of the Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa who cracked the 1400-bar with 1411 six-game total and an average of 235.17 en route to lead 48 players into Sunday's finals at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona. Joining Verbruggen as squad leader on Saturday were Mathias Sarmadi, France, (2nd, 1373), Patricia Luoto, Germany, (10th, 1341) and Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland (6th, 1350).

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/27/10

Luz Adriana Leal holds on to the qualifying lead in Catalonia Open

Anders Lousdal, Martin Paulsson qualify for the finals through Squad 7 and 8

2010EBT04AndersLousdal_small.jpg2010EBT04MartinPaulsson_small.jpg Luz Adriana Leal, Colombia, held on to qualifying lead in VIII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa after the conclusion of Squads 7 an8 Friday night at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. The long-time Colombian national team member leads a field of 107 players from 16 countries with 1366 including 48 pins handicap. Dane Anders Lousdal (l.) and Martin Paulsson (r.), Sweden, led Squad 7 and 8 with 1326 and 1309, respectively, en route qualify for Sunday's finals.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/27/10

Rossi, Larsen qualify for Catalonia Open finals by leading Squads 5 and 6

Swede Peder Grimsen shoots the first 300 game of the tournament

2010EBT04ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2010EBT04PederGrimsen_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.), Denmark, led the high-scoring Squad 6 in the 8th Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa Friday afternoon at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain, to earn a spot for the finals on Sunday. Larsen had high games of 247 (2) and a low game of 203 for 1362 to move into second place in the overall standings, just four pins behind qualifying leader Luz Adriana Leal from Colombia (1366). Peder Grimsen (r.), Sweden, rolled the tournament's first 300 game.

England

02/26/10

11th Weber Cup returns to Barnsley Metrodome in November

2010 World Tenpin Masters cancelled due to economic downturn

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpgMatchroom Sport, organizer of the USA vs. Europe Weber Cup has announced that the 11th annual edition will take place at the Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November as ten of the best bowlers representing the USA and Europe return to do battle. In other tenpin news, regrettably the World Tenpin Masters will not be taking place in 2010, following twelve years of the event. This is due to the world-wide economic downturn.

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