European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/08/09

Marie Gauton leads Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 after Day One Qualifying

Gery Verbruggen rolls first perfecto in Squad 3

2009EBT04GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg 2009EBT04MarieGauton_small.jpg Marie Gauton, France, overtook the lead in the qualifying for the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 Saturday evening at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, with 1360 including 48 pins handicap. Four-time European Bowling Tour ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (r.), Belgium, started the third qualifying squad with the first 300 game of this year's event but managed only 1259, good for fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Qualifying will run through Saturday, March 14. A total of 64 players will advance to the finals.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/08/09

Yoan Alix sets the tone in Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 with 1322 series

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 6-15, 2009)

2009EBT04YoanAlix_small.jpg The Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 got underway on Saturday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, with 15 players - 11 men and 4 women from France, Belgium, Netherlands and Italy. Yoan Alix (pictured left), France, set the tone in Squad 2 (#1 has been cancelled) with 1322 six-game total and an average of 220.33. The Brunswick Euro Challenge is the fourth stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Qualifying will run through Saturday, March 14. A total of 64 players will qualify for the finals on Sunday, March 15. The total prize fund is 90,000 Euro with 16.000 Euro going to the winner.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/07/09

Live Coverage from the 2009 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 6-15, 2009)

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PlazaStMaxim_small.jpg The highlight of the winter swing of the 2009 European Bowling is the Brunswick Euro Challenge. As of March 4th 344 players - 264 men and 80 women - from 33 countries are registered for the EBT "Major", which will held from March 6-15 in the state-of-the-art "Le Plaza Bowling" in Saint Maximin near Paris, France. The tournament offers 90.000 Euro total prize money with 16.000 going to the winner.
Bowlingdigital will bring you all the action from the BEC featuring our much-anticipated high definition videos produced by Flavio Cuva and photos by Beat Grauwiler. 

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

03/02/09

Barrett overtakes Palermaa to lead men's European Ranking

Pöllänen mere two points behind Sanders in women's ranking

2008WYCDominicBarrett_small.jpg 2008EBT15KristaPollanen_small.jpg Though Dominic Barrett (l.), England, lost his second title match of the 2009 European Bowling Tour season in the VII Catalonia Open in Barcelona, the 2-time World Youth champion overtook the lead in the men's ranking. Barrett has 210 points, 10 more than two-time defending ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, who slipped to second with 200. Krista Pöllänen (r.), Finland, used a third-place finish in the women's ranking in Barcelona to narrow the gap to women's ranking leader Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, to two points, 142 to 140.

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

03/02/09

Legnani wins VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa from top seed

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 24 - March 1, 2009)

2009EBT03Top3_small.jpgBig payday for Lucas Legnani (center). Argentina's No. 1, who finished first and second in the 2007 and 2008 Pan American Ranking finals, defeated Dominic Barrett (l.), England, in the title match, 211-205, to win the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa and the 12.000 Euro top prize. In the opening match at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain, Barrett, the No. 2 seed, eliminated No. 3 Mathias Ă…rup (r.), Sweden, 213-196. Barrett received 6.000 Euro for second place while Ă…rup garnered 3.000 Euro. The European Bowling Tour is at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin near Paris, France next week for the prestigious Brunswick Euro Challenge March 6-15.

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

03/02/09

Legnani, Barrett, Ă…rup to bowl for the title in VII Catalonia Open

Kirsten Penny wins Women's Ranking

2008KSALucasLegnani_small.jpg 2009EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg Lucas Legnani (l.) from Argentina, rolled a 948 4-game series in the semifinal of the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa en route to secure the top seed for the stepladder finals with 2674 pinfall total. Dominic Barrett (r.), England, was just one pin better and had the highest scratch with 949, a 237.25 average, to help grab the second place with 2619. He will meet Mathias Arup Sweden, in the opening match., who totaled 2557. Kirsten Penny, England, landed in fifth place with 2544. en route to win the women's rankings

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

03/02/09

Argentinean Legnani leads top 24 bowlers into semifinals at VII Catalonia Open

Top qualifier Stuart Williams eliminated in Quarterfinal

2008KSALucasLegnani2_small.jpg Lucas Legnani (pictured) from Argentina, who qualified for the finals in the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa in 17th place leaped 16 spots in a span of just four games in Sunday's Quarterfinal at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. Legnani, who carried forward 700 pins or 50 per cent of his qualifying total, rolled games of 245, 278, 245 and 258 for 1026 (256.50) to overtake the lead with 1726 total. Legnani was the sole player in the 48-player field who cracked the 1000-bar over four games. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, jumped from 11th to second place with 1713 with Dominic Barrett, England, in third with 1670. The remaining 24 will determine the top 3 for the stepladder finals in another 4-game bloc. 

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

03/01/09

Williams remains unchallenged, wins qualifying in VII Catalonia Open

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 24 - March 1, 2009)

2007EBT18StuartWilliams4_small.jpg Stuart Williams (pictured left), England, led the 120 player field after 12 qualifying squads in the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. The 2007 World Ranking Masters champion led Squad 3 with 1474 including high games of 279, 258 and 256 for 1474 and an average of 245.67 and never looked back. Bowling in Squad 10 on Saturday, Williams led the squad with 1442. A total of 48 players advanced to the finals on Sunday and carry forward 50 per cent of their respective qualifying total. The tournament offers total prize fund of 55.000 Euro with 12.000 goin to the winner.

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

03/01/09

Finns add their names to the leaderboard on Friday at VII Catalonia Open

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 24 - March 1, 2009)

2008BWCKristaPollanen_small.jpg 2008EBT08OskuPalermaa_small.jpg Finns Osku Palermaa, Krista Pöllänen (r.), Heidi Manninen and Panu Nurmilo added their names to the leaderboard in the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa on Friday at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. Two-time defending ranking champion Palermaa (l.) had six games between 235 and 258 to lead Squad 6 and to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings with 1468, an average of 244.67 over six games. Stuart Williams, England, continued to lead with 1474 (245.67). Pierre Luc Sanchez, France, is the man on the bubble in 30th place with 1340 six-game total or an average of 223.33.

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

02/28/09

Williams, Andersson in 1,2 after four qualifying squads in VII Catalonia Open

Agerbo rolls first 300 game of the tournament

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2008EBT13JesperAgerbo_small.jpgStuart Williams (l.), England, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, led qualifying squads #3 and #4 on Thursday to move into first and second place in the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa. Williams used high games of 279, 258 and 256 for 1474 to grab the pole position with 1474 total and an average of 245.67. Andersson led Squad 4 to jump into second place with 1454. Dane Jesper Agerbo (r.) posted the first perfecto of the tournament in the last game Thursday night en route to overtake fifth place with 1432.

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

02/26/09

Ovide fires 1445 series on Day Two Qualifying in VII Catalonia Open

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 24 - March 1, 2009)

Marcial_Ovide_4181.jpg Marcial Ovide (pictured left) fired a 1445 series Wednesday evening at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain en route to shoot in the lead after the second qualifying squad in the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa. Ovide, who averaged 240.83 over six games, had high games of 278 in game #3 and 277 in game #6. Squad 1 leader Lluis Montfort is a distant second with 1359. The 12 qualifying squad leaders automatically secure a spot in Sunday's finals. The tournament is the third stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Majors". The total prize fund is 55.000 Euro with 12.000 going to the winner.

2009 European Bowling Tour #3

02/25/09

VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa is underway in Barcelona

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 24 - March 1, 2009)

2009EBTLogo_small.jpg 18 bowlers, all from Catalonia, took on the lanes at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday evening for the opening squad of the VII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa, the third stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Majors". Lluis Montfort started with a 186 game but bounced back with 223, 265, 247, 203 and 235 en route to take the early lead in the qualifying with 1359 six-game total and an average of 226.50. As each leader of the 12 qualifying squads earns an automatic berth into the finals, Montfort has already done his job.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

02/24/09

Palermaa, Barrett back atop the men's European Rankings

Sanders, van der Tol lead women's European Rankings

2008EBT10NicoleSanders_small.jpg 2008EBT05OskuPalermaa2_small.jpg Europe's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked men on the 2008 European Bowling Tour, Osku Palermaa (l.), Finland, and Dominic Barrett, England, are back atop the 2009 rankings after the second tournament in the year 2009, the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament in Tilburg, Netherlands. Palermaa won the EBT Major and 100 points to overtake the lead with 150 points. Dutch Nicole Sanders (r.) held on to the lead in the women's division with 142 points. 

2008-09 PBA Tour #15

02/23/09

Palermaa captures the title in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 15-22, 2009)

2009EBT02Top4_small.jpg Two-time defending European ranking champion Osku Palermaa rolled games of 231 and 236 en route to capture the title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. The two-hander from Finland had a 467 two-game total to beat Dutch Peter Smits (442), Mads Sandbækken, Norway (436) and Tobias Karlsson, Sweden (419) in the final round. Palermaa received 12.000 Euro for the victory. Smits pocketed 6.000 Euro for second place. Sandbækken took home 4.000 Euro for third place and Karlsson garnered 2.000 Euro for fourth place.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/22/09

Women dominate qualifying in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 15-22, 2009)

2009EBT02NickiAinge_small.jpg 2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol_small.jpg Three women, Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, Nicki Ainge, England, and Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, led the qualifying in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Dennis Eklund had the highest pinfall of all competitors with 1371, an average of 228.50, to finish in fourth place. Defending champion Mikael Kanold, both Sweden, landed in 52nd place with 1260. Rasmus Ussing, Denmark, hit the cutoff number for 54th place with 1259 or an average of 209.83. A total of 64 players - 48 men and 16 women - advanced to the finals on Sunday.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/22/09

Kjeldsen, Arup, Torgersen crack top 10 on final qualifying day in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 15-22, 2009)

2009EBT02AnneGales_small.jpg 2009EBT02KamillaKjeldsen_small.jpg Kamilla Kjeldsen (l.), Denmark, had six games between 202 and 258 to lead Squad 17 with 1361 including 48 pins handicap and to jump into 5th place in the overall qualifying standings in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands.Squad 16 leader Anne Lorraine Gales (r.), Denmark, is 21st with 1302. With 17 out of 18 qualifying squads in the books, Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, and Nicki Ainge, England, continued to lead the field of 199 players with 1418 and 1382, both including 48 pins women's handicap.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/21/09

Van der Tol, Ainge hold on to the lead in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel

Eklund, Moor, Barrett, Agerbo add their names to the leaderboard on Friday

2009EBT02NickiAinge_small.jpg 2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol_small.jpg With 15 out of 18 qualifying squads in the books, Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured left), Netherlands, and Nicki Ainge (right), England, lead the field of 182 players in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, Paul Moor, Dominic Barrett, both England, and Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, moved into 3rd through 6th place in Squads 13-15 on Friday. With three more qualifying squads to go on Saturday, the cutoff number for 54th place is 1240 or an average of 206.67.

Malta

02/21/09

Youth and junior champions honoured at MTBA presentation

Republished courtesy of Times of Malta - Valletta, Malta (Feb. 20, 2009)

20090220MTBApresentation_small.jpg The newly-crowned youth and junior national champions were honoured earlier this month at a presentation ceremony held by the Malta Tenpin Bowling Association at the InterContinental Hotel. Presentations for the recently-concluded Middlesea Valletta Life National League were the main focus of the evening, but in a separate ceremony, junior league winners Nicole Said and Ryan Grima were awarded trophies along with youth champions Tiziana Carannante and Rankin Camilleri. Pictured left is Ryan Grima (center) after winning the National Junior Championships.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/20/09

Andersson, Larsen lead Qualifying Squad 10 and 11 in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 15-22, 2009)

2007EBT18MartinLarsenRobertAndersson_small.jpg Robert Andersson and Martin Larsen (r-l), Sweden, led the 10 and 11th squad en route to crack the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 Thursday evening at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. The 2006 World Champions in Doubles felled 1339 (Larsen) and 1307 (Andersson, right) pins over six games on dual lane condition to leap into third and seventh place, respectively. Two women, Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, and Nicki Ainge, England, remained atop the 154-player field. Qualifying ends on Saturday evening. A total of 64 players will advance to the finals on Sunday.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/20/09

Nicki Ainge shoots into second place in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 15-22, 2009)

2009EBT02NickiAinge_small.jpg Nicki Ainge (pictured left), England, rolled games of 220, 224, 202, 239, 225 and 224, an average of 222.33, to shoot into second place in the overall qualifying standing of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009. Ainge led Squad 9 with 1382 six-game total including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. Dutch international Ghislaine van der Tol continued to lead with 1418 including handicap. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, finished Squad 9 with a 254 game to overtake fifth place with 1307. The Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 is the 2nd stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Major" events.

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