European Bowling News Overview

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.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/19/09

Maggi, French add their names to the leaderboard in Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

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

2009EBT02MatsMaggi_small.jpg 2009EBT02DanielFrench_small.jpg Mats Maggi (l.), Belgium, and Daniel French (r.), England, led the sixth and seventh qualifying squad in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009 en route to move into third and fourth place in the overall qualifying standings on Wednesday. Maggi finished his six-game series with 244 and 238 for 1311 pinfall total, an average of 218.50, to jump into third place in the 100-player field. French used a high game of 268 to tie Squad 2 leader Erik Kok, Netherlands at 1297. The tournament offers total prize fund of 62.800 Euro. The top 64 players cash with 12.000 going to the winner.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/19/09

Van der Tol blasts into the lead in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009

Top six players after Tuesday secure spots for Sunday's finals

2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol_small.jpg Dutch national team member Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured left) averaged 228.33 in the fourth qualifying squad on Tuesday evening at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, to blast into the overall lead in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009. The lefty had six games between 202 and 258 for 1370 six-game total and added 48 pins, the standard handicap for women on the European Bowling Tour, to lead the field of 83 players with 1418. The top 6 after the first four squads already secured a spot for the finals on Sunday. Qualifying continues through Saturday evening, Feb. 21. 

Sweden

02/17/09

20-year-old underdog stuns favorites to win Super Six title in Stockholm

Bowl4joy in Stockholm, Sweden (Feb. 1-8, 2009)

2009SSBT02JimLindstrand_small.jpg Jim Lindstrand (left) has never made it through the qualifying in any of his six attempts on the Swedish Super Sixxxxxx Bowling Tour. He changed that in a hurry at the second stop of the 2009 Tour. The 20-year-old finished qualifying in 14th place with 1374 six-game total and never fall lower than third in the finals en route to earn the No. 2 seed for the four-player stepladder finals. After a 217-213 stunner against No. 3 Martin Larsen, Lindstrand defeated top seed Peter Sainio, all Sweden, in the title match, 201-177, to win the Djurgaardens Internordiska. Lindstrand's victory was probably the biggest surprise since the Super Six Bowling Tour started ten years ago.

England

02/16/09

Caminsky back to defend World Tenpin Masters title

Only eight players will be competing for $20,000 top prize

2008WTMGuyCaminskyChampion_small.jpg South African Guy Caminsky (pictured left) will be back to defend his title at the 2009 PartyPoker.com World Tenpin Masters in April. Caminsky won the competition for the first time in 2008 as he came from behind to defeat PBA Player of the Year Chris Barnes, 526-517, in a memorable final over two games total pinfall. This year's competition will be again staged at the Metrodome in Barnsley, England but this year it will be tougher than ever before to win. Only eight players will be competing, initially in two groups of four on a round robin basis with only the top two players advancing to the semifinals before the two winners bowl for the title and the $20,000 top prize.

2009 European Bowling Tour #2

02/16/09

Mol, Kok atop the leaderboard after Day One Qualifying in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009

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

2007SLVRoelMol2_small.jpg 2009EBT02EricKok_small.jpg Roel Mol and Eric Kok, both Netherlands, led the first two of 18 qualifying squads in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009, which got underway Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Mol (l.) became the first player in this year's event, who cracked the 1300-bar, with 1323 six-game total and an average of 220.50. National coach and former Dutch standout Kok (r.) overtook second place with 1297. The Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2009, the 2nd stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Majors", is contested on dual lane condition.

EBT News

02/08/09

EBT Masters 2010 to be held in Vienna, Austria

Follows new tournament - The Austria Challenge

2007ASOWolfgangLohschmid_small.jpg Wolfgang Lohschmid, tournament director of the Vienna Open, a major tournament on the European Bowling Tour, has announced today that the Presidium of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation has decided at its meeting, February 6-7 in Vienna, to accept his offer to host the 2010 EBT Masters. The third ETB Masters will be held May 3-4, 2010 at 32-lane Plus Bowling, home of the Vienna Open, immediately following a newly formed tournament - The Austria Challenge. The inaugural Austria Challenge, which will be contested from Wednesday, April 28 through Sunday, May 2, 2010, will offer a total prize fund of 41.900 Euro.

EBT News

02/02/09

Penny withdraws from participation in 2009 World Ranking Masters

2008EBT14KirstenPenny_small.jpg 2007 European ranking champion and last year's runner-up, Kirsten Penny (pictured left), England, has withdrawn from the 2009 World Ranking Masters and will be replaced by 11th ranked, Wendy Kok, Netherlands. The 2009 WRM will be held at Oltremare Bowling Arena in Naples, Italy from April 27 through May 3, 2009. Since its inception in the year 2001, the WRM concludes the ranking season of the three WTBA zones - America, Asia and Europe. With no host or sponsor for the 2010 World Ranking Masters on the horizon, the 2009 edition could be the last event of its kind.

Ireland

01/27/09

Barrett, Torgersen win the Open Division titles in the 10th ALSAA Columbia Re-Entry Open 2009

ALSAA Bowl in Dublin, Ireland (Jan. 3-25, 2009)

2009EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg 2009ALSAAOpenPatcharinTorgersen_small.jpg Dominic Barrett (pictured left), England, and Patcharin Torgersen (pictured right), Norway, won the men's and women's Open Division titles in the 10th ALSAA Columbia Re-Entry Open 2009 at ALSAA Bowl in Dublin, Ireland. The tournament, which ran concurrently with the Irish Open, was divided into five divisions (Open, Irish, ALSAA, Junior and Handicap). The winners were determined over five games total pinfall. One prize per person, based on highest value/division.

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