European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

BEC Video #4: Impressions from the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 13, 2009)

BECLogo_small.jpg ValckeBowling.jpg The Brunswick Euro Challenge 1009 is the fourth stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC sponsored by Brunswick Bowling is organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. The total prize fund is 90,000 Euro (currently about US$114,000) with 16.000 Euro going to the winner. In addition Brunswick offers up to $1,000 bonus for shooting a 300 game with the new Brunswick "Wilde Ride" bowling ball in the 2009 BEC. To watch the video


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

Tanya Petty leads penultimate squad and cracks top 16 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Cut for top 16 is 1377, cut for top 52 is 1328

2009EBT04TanyaPetty2_small.jpg2009EBT04BrianVoss2_small.jpgTanya Petty (l.) from Germany played in her own class in the 22nd and penultimate qualifying squad of Brunswick Euro Challenge Saturday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The 3-time European Champions Cup winner chalked up 1372 pins, an average of 228.67, and added 48 pins handicap to shoot into 9th place in the overall qualifying standings with 1420. 23-time PBA champion Brian Voss (r.), United States, leads the field of 313 players since Squad 13 with 1537 six-game total and an average of 256.17. Qualifying concludes tonight with Squad 23 and the Desperado Squad.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

Another strong showing by the women in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Jensen, Brøndsted, Glendert, Asbaty lead Squad 21; cut is at 1323

2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen_small.jpg2009EBT04MathiasArup_small.jpgFor the second consecutive squad on the last qualifying day in the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Paris, France, the women bowlers dominated the leaderboard at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Mai Ginge Jensen (l.), Denmark, led Squad 20 and improved her previous high score to 1408 in route to move into 10th place in the overall qualifying standings. Next were Britt Brøndsted, Denmark; Malin Glendert, Sweden and Diandra Asbaty, United States, who took 17th, 18th and 24th place. Mathias Årup (r.), Sweden, was the best man in the squad in fifth place with 1353, and leapfrogged into 29th place. Brian Voss, United States, continued to lead with 1537.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/14/09

Three women crack the top 10 in Saturday morning squad in Brunswick Euro Challenge

4-time PBA champion Sean Rash is the "man on the bubble"

2009EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpg2009EBT04PatriciaLuoto_small.jpgThe first of the final four squads in the Brunswick Euro Challenge saw a strong performance by some of the top European women bowlers. Two-time European ranking champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (l.), Denmark, led the 56 players from Squad 20 on Saturday morning with 1445 including 48 pins handicap en route to jump into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Patricia Luoto (r.), Germany, was just 11 pins behind with 1434, good for fifth place overall. Reigning European ranking queen Nina Flack, Sweden, improved her score to 1375 to move into 7th place. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss held on to the lead with 1537.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/14/09

No changes atop the leaderboard in Squad 18 and 19 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

American O'Grady is the sole player who cracked the top 52

2009EBT04MikeFagan_small.jpg2009EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpgJust three players, Tina Hulsch from Germany, England's Paul Moor and Matt O'Grady, United States, had a 1300-plus score in Squad 18 (8pm) and 19 (Midnight) in the qualifying for the Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday night and early Saturday morning. O'Grady was the only one who cracked the top 52, who will survive the first cut. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss leads the field of 290 players - 226 men and 64 women - since Squad 13 with 1537 six-game total and an average of 256.17. Voss' fellow PBAer and last year's runner-up, Mike Fagan, sits in third place with 1473.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/14/09

Two more Danes add their names to the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge

13 players crack the top 52, cut reaches the 1300-mark

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Danes Jesper Agerbo (pictured left) and Bo Winther Pedersen (right) led the 17th out of 23 qualifying squads in the Brunswick Euro Challenge Saturday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Agerbo used a high game of 268 and two 240s to overtake 9th place in the overall qualifying standings with 1378. Brian Voss, United States, is in the pole position since Squad 13 with 1537 six-game total and an average of 256.17. Joanne Allsebrook, England, is the top-ranked woman in the 268-player field in second place with 1484.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/14/09

BEC Video #3: Tore Torgersen shoots the fourth 300 game in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 13, 2009)

 Tore Torgersen, Norway, posted the fourth 300 game in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 and the third by a man Friday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The long-time Norwegian national team member, a former World and European champion as well as PBA exempt bowler, accomplished the feat in the fourth game of Squad 17 on lanes 9/10. It was the 37th perfecto of his career. To watch Bowlingdigital's video of Tore's last three strikes

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/14/09

Six players from Squad 16 make the top 16 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Britt Brøndsted becomes the first woman who achieves perfection

2009EBT04JoanneAllsebrook_small.jpg2009EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpgSix players moved into the top 16 players during the 16th qualifying squad at the Brunswick Euro Challenge in France. Joanne Allsebrook (l.), England, led the squad with 1484 including handicap to leap into second place in the overall qualifying standings with 1484. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (r.) remained atop the leaderboard of the 249-player field with 1537 six-game total and an average of 256.17. Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, rolled the third 300 game of this year's event and the first by a woman.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/13/09

BEC Video #2: Britt Brøndsted rolls the third 300 game in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 13, 2009)

 Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, rolled the third 300 game in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 and the first by a woman in Squad 16 on Friday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The perfecto came in the second game of the squad on lanes 21/22. It was just the second career 300 game for the 2003 World Ranking Masters queen, who led the women's European Bowling Tour rankings from 2004-2006, and a big relief (pictured) after "many 299s in the past". To watch Bowlingdigital's video of Britt's last three strikes


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/13/09

Glover, Kjeldsen book their ticket for the finals in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Women set the pace in Squad 15 on Friday morning

 Zara Glover (pictured left) from England set the pace in the 15th qualifying squad of the Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday morning at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. With 1420 including 48 pins handicap Glover jumped into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. EBT Masters queen Kamilla Kjeldsen (r.), Denmark, was second with 1373 including handicap, good for seventh place overall. With 8 qualifying squads to go, the top 10 spots are equally divided among men and women. PBA super star Brian Voss continued to lead the field of now 229 players with 1537.

 


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/13/09

BEC Video #1: Brunswick PBA pro staffers conduct youth clinic at Brunswick Euro

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

2009EBT04YouthClinic_small.jpgPBA champions Sean Rash and Brad Angelo, multiple World, American and World Ranking Masters champion Diandra Asbaty and Rick Benoit, coach of the Brunswick pro staff, conducted a youth clinic in conjunction with the Brunswick Euro Challenge Wednesday, March 11, at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. About 30 kids and youth bowlers from 6 to 18 years of age from Belgium and France enjoyed a 3-hour first-class treatment by the Brunswick pros organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke featuring 1 hour practice on the BEC oil pattern, 1 hour "obstacle bowling" and 1 hour show bowling and trick shots. To watch Bowlingdigital's video from the BEC Youth Clinic


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/13/09

Brian Voss powers his way into the lead in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

PBA stars dominate Squad 13 on Thursday evening

 "Just one more squad," said PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured left), who was in 22nd place in the Brunswick Euro Challenge before Squad 13. "I want to make the top 16", who will bypass the first round of the finals on Sunday. The 23-time PBA champion proved that he is still on top of his game. After a slow start (193), Voss posted 828 for the next three games (275, 267 and 286) and closed out the set with back-to-back 258 to shoot into the lead with 1537 or an average of 256.17. Voss overtook previous leader and fellow PBAer Mike Fagan (2nd; 1473) by 64 pins.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/13/09

Jensen, Helldén become the top-ranked women in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009

19 players from Squad 12 crack the top 52

  Anja Ginge Jensen (l.) from Denmark averaged 230.33 scratch for her six games in Squad 12 at the Brunswick Euro Challenge and added 48 pins handicap to her 1382 pinfall total to rocket into second place in the overall qualifying standings. Swede Sanna Helldén (r.) had six game between 202 and 247 for 1319 scratch and 1367 including handicap, good enough to move into fifth place overall. Mike Fagan, United States, remained unchallenged atop the leaderboard of the 175-player field with 1473 pinfall total and an average of 245.50.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/13/09

Danes Larsen, Ernst add their names to the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Palermaa, Williams also crack the top 10 in Squad 11

  Thomas Larsen and Michael Bai Ernst, both Denmark, rolled six-game series of 1416 and 1377 to lead Squad 11 in the Brunswick Euro Challenge Thursday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Larsen (left) had five games between 205 and 245 before he finished with his high game of 275 to become the second player who cracked the 1400-bar in this year's event with 1416, an average of 236.00. Ernst (right) had a slow start into the tournament with 194 and 179 but rebounded with 276, 268, 247 and a final 200 game to overtake fourth place with 1364 (227.33). Mike Fagan, United States, continues to lead the field of 136 players with 1473 pinfall total and an average of 245.50.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/12/09

Legnani, Voss crack the top 10 in Squad 9 at Brunswick Euro Challenge

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

 2009EBT04MikeFagan_small.jpgLucas Legnani (pictured left), Argentina, set the pace in the ninth qualifying squad Wednesday evening at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, en route to move into 4th place in the overall qualifying standings in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009. Fresh off his victory in the Catalonia Open in Spain 10 days ago, Legnani had games of 225, 257, 181, 223, 218 and 246 and a 1350 pinfall total, an average of 225.00 over six games. PBA champion Mike Fagan (right) leads the field of 118 players since Squad 8 with a huge 1473 pinfall total, an average of 245.50, including the tournament's second 300 game.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/12/09

Mike Fagan takes commanding lead in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Shoots second perfecto of the tournament en route to 1473 series

 Three American and one Australian professional led Squad 8, which started the second week of qualifying in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 Wednesday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. PBA champion Mike Fagan (pictured left) started his six-game block with 255, 226 and 238, then rolled the tournament's second perfecto (Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, had the first) in game #4 and closed out the series with 234 and 220. His 1473 pinfall total, an average of 245.50, was 96 pins higher than the 1377 of first week leader Alain Nicolas, France, who slipped to second place. 


England

03/11/09

Chicken lays bowling-pin shaped egg By Ross Mcguinness

Republished courtesy of Metro - London, UK (March 9, 2009)

20090309BowlingPinshapedEgg2_small.jpg20090303BowlingPinShapedEgg1_small.jpgAn animal lover has found her chickens are game for anything after one laid an egg resembling a tenpin bowling pin. Natalie Wiltshire (pictured right with her son Benedict) said the bizarre creation was laid by one of her 20 chickens and reckons it is one of a kind. 'I've done a bit of research and there's nothing to suggest you should ever get eggs in this shape,' said the 43-year-old. The mother of three found it last week and was initially tempted to sell it on eBay.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/09/09

Alain Nicolas leads Brunswick Euro Challenge after the first weekend

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

2009EBT04AlainNicolas_small.jpg2009EBT04MarieGauton_small.jpgAlain Nicolas, France posted a 1377 six-game total in Squad 5 en route to lead the qualifying in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 after the first weekend. Nicolas (l.) had games of 259, 191, 233, 244, 204 and 246, an average of 229.50, to overtake previous leader Marie Gauton by 17 pins. Gauton (r.) slipped to second place with 1360 pinfall total including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. Another five players from Squad 5 cracked the top 10 Sunday evening at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Qualifying will run through Saturday, March 14. A total of 64 players will qualify for the finals.


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.

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