European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/11/10

Gery Verbruggen leads top 48 into the finals at 6th Storm San Marino Open

Shoots 1467 series to earn 1.000 Euro bonus

2010EBT11GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg4-time EBT ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (pictured), Belgium, improved his previous high series of 1417 by 50 pins Saturday in Squad 20 en route to win the qualifying in the 6th Storm San Marino Open and to earn a 1.000 Euro bonus. The lefty beat out previous leader Dennis Eklund, Sweden (1462), for the top spot by five pins. Verbruggen leads a field of 48 players including five women into the finals on Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. The winner will walk away with 10.000 Euro.

Israel

07/10/10

Antin, Alfital win 2010 Israel National Championship

Nesher bowling center in Haifa, Israel (July 2-9, 2010)

2010ISRNCShahafAntinAvivAlfital_small.jpgShahaf Antin and Aviv Alfital won the women's and men's individual titles in the 2010 Israel National Championship in Haifa. The top 8 women and the top 8 men after 20 games advanced to the finals in best-of-three games format. In the men's final, Alfital, seeded 6th, defeated No. 2 seed Lior Koren, two-games-to-one. Antin, seeded 2nd, swept top seeded Liat Vizenfeld, 2-0, to win the women's title. Both champions will represent Israel in the 33rd European Champions Cup in Turkey.


2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/10/10

Dennis Eklund rises to the top at 6th Storm San Marino Open

Dominic Barrett shoots the tournament's first 300 game

2010EBT11DennisEklund_small.jpg2010EBT10DominicBarrett2_small.jpgDennis Eklund (pictured left), Sweden, and Dominic Barrett (right), England, set the highlights in Friday's qualifying in the 17th squad of the 6th Storm San Marino Open currently underway at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle. The Swedish national team member overtook the pole position in the qualifying with 1462 or an average of 243.67. Barrett fired the tournament's first 300 game en route to move into 7th place with 1391. Qualifying ends on Saturday night.

2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/09/10

European ranking champions overtake the lead in 6th Storm San Marino Open

Palermaa, Moor, Verbruggen in 1-3 after Thursday's qualifying squads

2010EBT11OskuPalermaa_small.jpgIn the 10-year history of the European Bowling Tour, just three players have won the Tour's men ranking, Gery Verbruggen, Belgium (2000-'03), Paul Moor, England (2004-'06) and Osku Palermaa, Finland (2007-'09). The trio has positioned themselves atop the leaderboard in the 6th Storm San Marino Open on Thursday'. Two-hander Palermaa (left) had games of 238, 214, 279, 206, 269 and 247 in Squad 14 to take the lead in the 206-player field 180 men and 26 women - from 16 countries with 1453 six-game total and an average of 242.17.

2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/09/10

Priscilla Maaswinkel leads Day 5 Qualifying in 6th Storm San Marino Open

Krämer, Maaswinkel, Spada, Parapini guaranteed a spot in the finals

2010EBT11PriscillaMaaswinkel_small.jpgDutch national team member Priscilla Maaswinkel (pictured) led the fifth day of qualifying in the in 6th Storm San Marino Open Wednesday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle en route to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings. Maaswinkel had games of 207, 211, 223, 256, 190 and 233 for 1320 pinfall total, an average of 220 per game, and added 48 pins handicap to lead Squad 9 with 1368. Dietmar Krämer (right), Germany, remained in the lead with 1396 and an average of 232.67. Qualifying continues on Thursday with Squads 12-14.

2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/07/10

Dietmar Krämer takes over pole position in 6th Storm San Marino Open

Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 3-11, 2010)

2010EBT11DietmariKramer_small.jpg2010EBT11TommasoRadi_small.jpgDietmar Krämer (l.), Germany, led the 8th qualifying squad Tuesday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle to shoot into the lead in the overall qualifying standings of the 6th Storm San Marino Open with 1396 six-game total and an average of 232.67. Krämer had games of 253, 227, 194, 209, 235 and 278 to overtake previous leader Tommaso Radi (r.), Italy, by 47 pins. Radi slipped to second place with 1349. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 9-11.

2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/06/10

Parapini, Mortensen add their names to the leaderboard in 6th Storm San Marino Open

Tommaso Radi holds on to the lead after six qualifying squads

2010EBT11MarcoCesareParapini_small.jpg2010EBT10JimmyMortensen_small.jpgMarco Cesare Parapini (l.) from Italy and Danish national team member Jimmy Mortensen (r.) led qualifying Squad 6 on Monday evening at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle to add their names to the leaderboard of the 6th Storm San Marino Open. Parapini had 1315 and Mortensen 1301 to move into second and fourth place in qualifying. Tommaso Radi, Italy, held on to the lead with 1349 and an average of 224.83. Qualifying continues on Tuesday with Squad 7 and 8.

2010 European Bowling Tour #11

07/06/10

Top 3 from the first weekend qualify for finals of 6th Storm San Marino Open

Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 3-11, 2010)

2010EBT11TommasoRadi_small.jpg2010EBT11MarcoPadovani_small.jpgThe 6th Storm San Marino Open got underway with the two qualifying squads each on Saturday and Sunday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle. The top three players after the weekend, Tommaso Radi, Marco Padovani, both Italy, and Yoan Alix, France, are automatically qualified for the finals on Sunday, July 11th. Radi (l.) had a 1349 six-game total and an average of 224.83. Padovani (r.) was second with 1312 and Alix third with 1297. Qualifying continues Monday with squads 5 and 6.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

07/06/10

Barrett, Flack atop the rankings as 2010 European Bowling Tour reaches halfway point

2010EBT10DominicBarrett2_small.jpg2010EBT08NinaFlack_small.jpgDominic Barrett (pictured left), England, and Nina Flack (right), Sweden, sit atop the men's and women's rankings as the 2010 European Bowling Tour reached its halfway point at the 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open in Unterföhring, Germany. Barrett widened his lead to 116 points due to a 4th place finish, 3rd place in the men's ranking, in Unterföhring. Flack did not compete but mainatained a 99-pin lead in the women's ranking.

2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour #3

07/05/10

Ron Oldfield wins his second ISB Tour title in ALPA Senior Open

Farida Pascoal-Blom wins her first title in the women's division

2010ISBT03FaridaPascoalBlomRonOldfield_small.jpgLong-time English national team member Ron Oldfield (r.) and long-time Dutch national team member Farida Pascoal-Blom (l.) captured the titles in the ALPA Senior Open Sunday at Alpa-Bowl in Buxtehude. Germany. It was the second title on the inaugural International Seniors Bowling Tour and the second 2.000 Euro pay check for Oldfield in just three events, while Pascoal-Blom took the 1.000 Euro women's top prize for the first time. The ISBT takes a short break before heading to Latem, Belgium, for the 1st Flanders Senior Open July 21-25, 2010.

2010 European Bowling Tour #10

07/05/10

Ghislaine van der Tol comes from behind to win 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

Beats the top 3 seeds to claim the 10.000 Euro top prize

2010EBT10RobertAndersson2_small.jpg2010EBT10GhislainevanderTol_small.jpgThe first champion of the 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open in Unterföhring, Germany, venue of the Men's World Championship in August, is a woman. No. 8 seed Ghislaine van der Tol (l.), Netherlands, defeated the top three seeds en route to win the title and the 10.000 Euro top prize. In the championship match, the Dutch lefty topped Robert Andersson (r.), Sweden, 388-384, over two games total pinfall to win the third Open title in her career.

2010 European Bowling Tour #10

07/04/10

Robert Andersson leads top 48 into the finals at 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

Ghislaine van der Tol ends qualifying with a perfect game

2010EBT10RobertAndersson2_small.jpg2010EBT10GhislainevanderTol_small.jpgRobert Andersson (l.) from Sweden finished the qualifying the in 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open atop the 212-player leaderboard to lead the top 48 players including all 14 squad leaders and the top 4 from the Desperado Squad into the finals. Dutch international Ghislaine van der Tol (r.) closed out qualifying with the tournament's first perfect game ten route to jump into second place in the overall standings with 1451 including 48 pins handicap.

2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour #3

07/03/10

Pascoal-Blom, Horne set the pace in ALPA Senior Open after Day 2 Qualifying

Top 2 women and top 4 men after two days earn berths into the finals

2010ISBT03FaridaPascoalBlom_small.jpg2010ISBT03BarryHorne_small.jpgFarida Pascoal-Blom (l.), Netherlands, and Barry Horne (r.), United States, set the pace in the women's and men's division in the ALPA Senior Open in Buxtehude. Germany, after the second day of qualifying with 2472 and 2833 pinfall total, both including age bonus. The top 2 women and the top 4 men after two days earned automatic berths into the finals on Sunday. The men's winner will receive the 2.000 Euro top prize, while the women's champions will pocket 1.000 Euro.

2010 European Bowling Tour #10

07/02/10

Williams, Jussila overtake qualifying lead in 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany (June 27 - July 4, 2010)

2010EBT10StuartWilliams_small.jpg2010EBT10PerttuJussila_small.jpg2007 World Ranking Masters champion Stuart Williams (l.), England, and Perttu Jussila (r.), Finland, led two of the three qualifying squads on Thursday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany, en route to move into 1, 2 in the overall qualifying standings of the 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open with 1389 and 1388 six-game total. Qualifying will continue on Friday with Squad 8, 9, and 10 slated for 11am, 3 and 7pm CET.

2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour #3

07/01/10

Barry Horne starts ALPA Senior Open with a bang

Rolls the tournament's first 300 in his first qualifying block

2010ISBT03BarryHorne_small.jpgBarry Horne (pictured), an American who lives in Germany, started the third stop of the inaugural International Seniors Bowling Tour, the ALPA Senior Open in Buxtehude. Germany, with a bang. Horne fired the tournament's first 300 game Wednesday in Squad 2 and finished with 1445 six-game total including 42 pins age bonus, a sratch average of 233.83. Thomas Witt, Germany, leads the men's qualifying with 2646 12-game total. Former Dutch standout Farida Pascoal-Blom sets the tone in the women's division with 1259 total.

2010 European Bowling Tour #10

07/01/10

Germans in control of the leaderboard at 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany (June 27 - July 4, 2010)

2010NationsCupBodoKonieczn_small.jpgAfter two days of competition featuring the first four of 14 qualifying squads, German bowlers are in control of the leaderboard at the 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. German national team member Bodo Konieczny (pictured) leads the field of 108 players since Squad 2 with 1385 six-game total and an average of 230.83. All squad leaders will be automatically qualified for the finals if they don't finish among the top 30 qualifiers.

France

07/01/10

Phil Hulst wins 2010 Bowling Promotion Cup

Eurosport 2 announces broadcast times

2010BPCTVPair_small.jpgDutchman Phil Hulst defeated PBA professional Michael Haugen Jr., United States, 219-172, to win the inaugural 2010 Bowling Promotion Cup. The made-for-TV invitational was held June 6 at Bowling Center Châteaubriant, France. Organizer Bruno Bidone, who took one of the six spots, teamed with Sergey Andreev, Russia, to win the Doubles competition. Europsort 2 has announced that the 2010 Bowling Promotion Cup will be broadcasted on July 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd.

Ukraine

06/30/10

Mikhail Kalika wins his fourth career title in Ukrainian Sport Bowling Championship

Darya Kovalova shoots first 300 on her way to the women's title

2010UKRNCPodium_small.jpgMikhail Kalika and Darya Kovalova (center) claimed the men's and women's title in the 2009-10 Ukrainian Sport Bowling Championship at Terminal Bowling center in Brovary near Kiev. Defending men's champion Kalika, 23, who also won the title in 2004 and 2006, won his fourth career national championship with a 234-200 win over Yuriy Grinnik in the 10th and final event of the championships. 15-year-old Kovalova flew past Natalia Malysheva, 258-202, to claim the women's title.

2010 ESBC

06/27/10

2010 European Senior Bowling Championships conclude with Masters competition

Austria, Belgium, Finland, Estonia, Israel and France win final gold medals

2010ESBCMastersMenA_small.jpg2010ESBCMastersWomenA_small.jpg936 senior bowlers from 21 countries competed in the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships in Vienna, Austria for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles and Trios. The top 6 players in each age group in the All Events standings (18 games) advanced to the Masters finals Friday at Plus Bowling. Pictured left are the medalists in Men Group B. On the right are the top 3 in Women Group A.

2010 ESBC

06/27/10

12 countries share the medals Singles, Doubles and Trios at 2010 ESBC

Masters competition to conclude the Championships on Friday

2010ESBCTriosMen_small.jpg12 out of 21 participating countries - Finland, France, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Israel, Italy, Germany, Irland, and Switzerland - shared the medals in Singles, Doubles and Trios at the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships in Vienna, Austria. The top six men and the top six women of the All Events standings in all three age groups advanced to the Masters finals in round robin match play format. 936 senior bowlers - 287 women and 649 men - from 21 countries compete in the six-day event.

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