European Bowling News Overview

2010 EYC

04/04/10

Jesse Kallio nearly perfect on his way to the EYC Boys Singles title

Wins his second gold medal of the Championships with 299-255 win over Daniels Vezis

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg European Youth Championships All Events champion Jesse Kallio from Finland flirted with perfection, firing 11 strikes to start the title match of the Boys Singles finals against Daniels Vezis, Latvia, en route to win the gold medal at the 23rd European Youth Championships Saturday at Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin, France, 299-255. Kallio earned his second gold medal of the Championships. Vezis received the silver medal while Lars Wouters, Belgium, and Mik Stampe, Denmark, shared the bronze medal.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/03/10

2010 BEC Video #6 - Match 1 between Zulmazran Zulkifli (MAS) and Ildemaro Ruiz (VEN)

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2010EBT05V06FinalMatch1_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. No. 1 Adrian Ang, Malaysia, and No. 2 Rob Thurlby, England, could sit and watch the match between No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli (pictured right), Malaysia, and No. 4 Ildemaro Ruiz (left), Venezuela. To watch all frames of the opening match

2010 EYC

04/03/10

Finns Kallio, Kurpa take gold and bronze in All Events at European Youth Championships

Silver medalist Wouters earns No. 1 seed for Boys Singles finals

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg Jesse Kallio from Finland averaged 217.66 over 18 games (combined results in Singles, Doubles and Team) to win the gold medal in Boys All Events in the 23rd European Youth Championships at Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin, France. Kallio's team mate Niko Kurppa earned the bronze medal with 3865. Sandwiched between the two Finns to claim silver was Lars Wouters, Belgium, with 3885. Wouters (1426), Kallio (1401), Dane Mik Stampe (1371) and Daniels Vezis (1360), Latvia, advanced to the Boys Singles finals.

2010 EYC

04/02/10

Sweden sweeps Team gold 23rd European Youth Championships in France

Swedish Boys beat Greece for Sweden's third gold medal of the Championships

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Sweden captured the third gold medal out of four events thus far at the 23rd European Youth Championships when Marcus Henriksson, Markus Jansson, Daniel Fransson and Magnus Johnson defeated Greece in the title match of the Boys 4-player Team event, 795-735. Antonios Zafras and Vasileios Stefopoulos, who won silver in Doubles, and their team mates Thomas Sellas and Dimitrios Fragkakis earned the silver medal, while Finland and England shared the bronze medal.

2010 EYC

04/02/10

Second gold medal for Swedish Girls in Team event at European Youth Championships

Beat England in a re-match of the Doubles finals

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg European Youth Championships Girls Doubles champions Elin Adolfsson and Jenny Wegner teamed with Ida Andersson and Josefine Linderoth to win the second gold medal for Sweden in the Girls 4-player Team event Thursday. The four Swedes, seeded third in the one-game single-elimination finals after averaging 194.50 in the six-game preliminaries, defeated No. 4 England with Autum Chamberlain, Anneleise Vokes, Rebekah Hamlett and Kirsten Macgregor in a high-scoring rematch of the Doubles final, 826-811.

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04/01/10

2010 BEC Video #4 - Title Match between Rob Thurlby (ENG) and Adrian Ang (MAS)

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ImageNo. 2 seed Rob Thurlby, England,, faced No. 1 seed Adrian Ang, Malaysia, in the title match of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday March 14 at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France with the 13.000 Euro top prize at stake. For the first time in the history of the European Bowling Tour a stepladder final was broadcasted live on Eurosport 2. To watch all frames of the high-scoring title match


2010 EYC

03/31/10

Sweden defends Girls Doubles title at 23rd European Youth Championships

Elin Adolfsson repeats her 2009 win with Jenny Wegner

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg Elin Adolfsson, who won the 2009 European Youth Championships Girls Doubles gold medal with Isabell Hultin teamed with Jenny Wegner to defend the title Tuesday evening at Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin, France. The Swedes, who earned the No. 3 seed after the six-game preliminaries, defeated top seeded Autum Chamberlain and Kirsten Macgregor, England, 386-357.  Chamberlain/Macgregor received the silver medal while Ushakova/Korobkova, Russia and Antin/Bachar, Israel shared the bronze.

2010 EYC

03/31/10

Danish duo wins first gold medal in 23rd European Youth Championships

Carsten W. Hansen and Mik Stampe team to win Boys Doubles

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg Carsten W. Hansen and Mik Stampe, Denmark, the No. 2 seed after the six-game preliminaries defeated top seeded Antonios Zafras and Vasileios Stefopoulos, Greece, 427-387, to win the first gold medal of the 23rd European Youth Championships at Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin, France. Zafras/Stefopoulos earned silver while Daniels Vezis/Arturs Levikins, Latvia and Mikhail Belenkiy/Roman Starchenkov, Russia shared the bronze medal.

2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour #1

03/30/10

Ron Oldfield, Yvette Murrath win inaugural International Seniors Bowling Tour event

Claim the men's and women's title in Arthur's 5th Senior Open in Monheim, Germany

2010ISBT01RonOldfield_small.jpg2010ISBT01YvetteMurrath_small.jpgThe International Seniors Bowling Tour (ISBT) got off the ground with its inaugural event, Arthur's 5th Senior Open, at 22-laner Vegas Bowling in Monheim, Germany, Long-time English national team member Ron Oldfield (pictured left) and Belgium's Yvette Murrath (right) won the men's and women's title. All ten tournaments on the 2010 ISBT will have separate divisions for men and women and separate prize funds.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

03/22/10

No changes atop the leaderboard in European Rankings after Luxembourg

2010EBT05UlfBolleby_small.jpgThe Ebonite International Luxembourg Open, which concluded Sunday March 21, was the sixth event of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and the second EBT Satellite tournament. With just a handful of the top 20 men and women competing in Luxembourg and only 50 ranking points awarded for tournament and men's ranking winner Ulf Bolleby (pictured left), Sweden, and women's ranking winner Marilyn Planchard, France, no changes were made atop the men's and women's leaderboard.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/22/10

Ulf Bolleby wins his first EBT title in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

Nickel, Joris achieve perfection; Planchard wins women's ranking

2010EBT05UlfBolley_small.jpg2010EBT06MatsMaggi_small.jpgUlf Bolleby (l.), Sweden, defeated Mats Maggi, Belgium, 439 to 384, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open and the 4.000 Euro top prize . In the title match over two games total pinfall, Bolleby took a 41-pin lead after the first game (202-161) and cruised to victory with a 237-223 win. Bolleby topped Nico Joris, Belgium, in the semifinal, 436-426, while Maggi flew past No. 2 seed Karsten Aust, Germany, 458-377.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/21/10

Jens Nickel leads top 18 from Final Round One into the Round of 32

Shoots the tournament's first 300 game and the highest six-game series

2010EBT05JensNickel_small.jpgJens Nickel (pictured), Germany, fired the first 300 game of the 2010 Ebonite International Luxembourg Open Sunday morning at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg, to lead the top 18 players into the match play portion. Long-time German national team player Nickel, who is targeting a spot on the team for the 2010 Men's World Championship in Germany in August, felled 1479 pins, the tournament's high series, and averaged 246.50 avg. for the round. Birgit Pöppler, took the 18th and final sport to advance with 1268.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/21/10

Gery Verbruggen wins qualifying in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

Top 14 players earn one bye for Sunday's finals

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Gery Verbruggen (pictured left), Belgium, finished the qualifying in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg, atop the leaderboard with 1431 six-game total and an average of 238.50. The 4-time European ranking champion (2000-'03) will lead a total of 50 players, the top 44 qualifiers plus the top 6 from the Desperado Squad, into Sunday's finals. Verbruggen and the next 13 players, however, will bypass the first round on Sunday morning.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/20/10

Gery Verbruggen holds on to the lead in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

Three players from Squad 8 moved into the top 4

2010EBT05GeryVerbruggen2_small.jpg2009BCRKarstenAust_small.jpgGery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, continued to lead the qualifying of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open currently underway at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg. Heading into the final day of qualifying, the lefty leads the 146-player field with 1431 six-game total and an average of 238.50. Karsten Aust (r.), Germany, moved into second place during Friday's Squad.8 with 1428. Qualifying ends on Saturday with four more squads and the Desperado Squad.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/19/10

Verbruggen, Sarmadi overtake the lead in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg2010EBT06MathiasSarmadi_small.jpg4-time European ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, had games of 227, 234, 235, 258, 198 and 279 in Squad 4 to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open with 1431 six-game total and an average of 238.50. Mathias Sarmadi (r.), France, led Squad 5 with 1371 including a 290 in the last game to move into second place in the overall standings. Verbruggen and Sarmadi pocketed a 150 Euro bonus each.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/19/10

2010 BEC Video #5 - 300-game Pot Play

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ImageA total of eight 300 games were rolled during the Brunswick Euro Challenge at 28-laner Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010). Seven by men, Kimmo Lehtonen (FIN), Mike Fagan, Norm Duke, Parker Bohn III, Bill O'Neill (all USA), Mathieu Berges (SUI) and Frederik Øhrgaard (DEN), and one by a woman, Evgeniya Smirnova, Russia. All but Berges and Smirnova had paid the entry fee for the 300-game Pot Play. To watch the highly-entertaining battle for the 3.100 Euro winner-takes-all prize

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/18/10

Jimmy Ravez paces Squad 3 to move into second place in Luxembourg Open qualifying

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06JimmyRavez_small.jpg2010EBT06UweBlank_small.jpgJimmy Ravez, Belgium, led the third qualifying squad of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open with 1328 six-game total (221.33 avg.) en route to overtake second place in the overall qualifying standings. Ravez (l.) used high games of 248, 237 and a pair of 227s to become just the second player in the tournament, who has reached the 1300-plateau. He received 150 Euro for winning the squad. Day one leader Uwe Blank (r.), Germany, held on to the lead with 1350.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/17/10

Luxembourg's Harald Scheuer moves into second place in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06HaraldScheuer_small.jpg2010EBT06UweBlank_small.jpgHarald Scheuer of Luxembourg led the second qualifying squad of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings. He received 150 Euro for winning the squad. Scheuer (l.) felled 1243 pins, an average of 207.17, Tuesday evening at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg. Day one leader Uwe Blank (r.), Germany, remained in the pole position with 1350 (225.00).

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/17/10

Rob Thurlby beats two Malaysians to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Parker Bohn wins 300-Game Pot Play shoot-out

2010EBT05Top4_small.jpgNo. 2 seed Rob Thurlby, England, defeated No. 1 seed Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 253-248, en route to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge and the 13.000 Euro top prize. For the first time in the history of the EBT the stepladder finals were broadcasted live on Eurosport 2. In the opening match, No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia , topped No. 4 seed Ildemaro Ruiz, 230-202, before he was eliminated by Thurlby in the semifinal, 233-194. Brunswick has announced the tentative TV schedule for Eurosport 2 Northern and Eastern Europe, British Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Asia Pacific.


2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

03/16/10

Nina Flack overtakes lead in 2010 European Bowling Tour women's ranking

Dominic Barrett remains atop the men's ranking after Brunswick Euro Challenge

2010EBT05NinaFlack2_small.jpg2010EBT05DominicBarrett_small.jpg2008 EBT women's ranking champion Nina Flack (l.), Sweden, waited until the 23rd and last qualifying squad before she qualified for the finals of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Flack went on to win the women's ranking in the EBT "Gold" tournament en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 women's ranking with 320 points. Despite missing the first cut in the BEC, Dominic Barrett (r.), England, remained atop the men's leaderboard with 325 points.

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