European Bowling News Overview

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.

2010 ESBC

06/24/10

Austria, Finland and Norway earn the titles in Women Singles at ESBC

Christine Gablek wins first gold medal for the host country of Austria

2010ESBCLogo_small.jpg 2010ESBCChristineGbalek_small.jpgChristine Gablek (pictured), Austria (Group A), Eija-Liisa Lähdemäki, Finland (B), and Nina Torgersen, Norway (C) captured the gold medals in Women Singles in the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships in Vienna, Austria. It was the first gold medal in the championships for Austria and Norway and the second for Finland. The other events, Women Trios, Men Singles, Men Doubles and Men Trios will conclude on Thursday.


2010 ESBC

06/23/10

Israel, Belgium and Finland earn first gold medals at European Senior Bowling Championships

Markku Puurunen, Walter Rieger shoot the first 300 games

2010ESBCLogo_small.jpg 2010ESBCMarkkuPuurunen_small.jpgThe Women Doubles competition of the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships concluded Tuesday evening at Brunswick Bowling Hernals in Vienna, Austria. Israel, Belgium and Finland earned the first gold medals of the championships which will run through Friday June 25. Markku Puurunen (right), Finland, and Walter Rieger, Austria, set the highlights in the men's division thus far when they shot the first 300 games of the championships.

2010 ESBC

06/22/10

2010 European Senior Bowling Championships are underway in Vienna

947 bowlers to compete in three bowling centers

2010ESBCLogo.jpg The 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships are underway at Plus Bowling, Brunswick Bowling Hernals, and Brunswick Bowling Prater in Vienna, Austria. 947 senior bowlers - 289 women and 659 men - from 21 countries will compete over six days for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Masters. Each division, men and women, is divided into three age groups. The top 6 players in each group after 18 games (Singles, Doubles, Trios) will advance to the Masters finals on Friday, June 25th.

2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour #2

06/22/10

Hildegard Kuhn, Chris Van Damme claim the titles in 3rd Italy Senior Open

Reno Bowling in Bologna, Italy (June 1-6, 2010)

2010ISBT02ChrisVandammeHildegardKuhn_small.jpgTop seeded Chris Van Damme (l.), Belgium, and Hildegard Kuhn (r.), Italy, claimed the titles in the men's and women's division of the 3rd Italy Senior Open, the second stop of the inaugural 2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour. Van Damme ended Christer Danielsson's run, when he defeated the 8th seeded Swede, 230-193, to claim the 2.500 Euro top prize. Kuhn topped #4 Liliane Vintens, Belgium, in the decider, 240-176, to wrap up the women's title worth 800 Euro

Malta

06/21/10

Marcus Berndt wins 19th Malta Open Championships from top seed

Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta (June 16-20, 2010)

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Marcus Berndt (r.), Sweden, led the 19th Malta Open Championships at Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's in qualifying and earned the No. 1 seed for the stepladder final after going 9-2 in match play averaging 221. In the championship match in best-of-three games format, Berndt swept No. 2 seed Matt Chamberlain, England, two-games-to-none, to win the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize. The 19th Malta Open Championships drew 88 players, 78 men and 10 women, from 11 countries.


2010 ESBC

06/20/10

Seniors bowlers invade Vienna for the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships

Championships will be held simultaneously in three bowling centers

2010ESBCLogo_small.jpg Almost 1000 senior bowlers invaded Austria's capital city of Vienna for the 2010 European Senior Bowling Championships, which got underway on Saturday evening, June 19th, with the Opening Ceremonies at Eventhotel Pyramide. The ESBC will kick off on Sunday morning 9 a.m. CET at three of Vienna's biggest bowling centers, Plus Bowling, Brunswick Bowling Hernals and Brunswick Bowling Prater. Almost 300 women and more than 600 men from 22 countries will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Masters.

2011 European Bowling Tour

06/19/10

ETBF announces sites and venues of the 2011 European Bowling Tour

Tour features 22 events with total prize money of more than 1.1 million Euro

2011EBTLogo_small.jpg The presidium of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) has announced the sites and venues of the 12th European Bowling Tour 2011, which will include 22 tournaments in 17 countries. The 2011 EBT will consists of 7 gold tournaments, 7 silver tournaments 7 satellite tournaments and ends with the sole platinum tournament in Doha, Qatar, which will offer the highest prize fund of 120.000 Euro. The total prize fund of the 2011 EBT will exceed 1.1 million Euro.

2010 WEC

06/19/10

Pöllänen beats Andersson to end 2010 Women's European Championships with victory in Masters

Five countries share the medals in Riga, Latvia

2010WECLogo_small.jpg Krista Pöllänen, Finland, defeated Sandra Andersson, Sweden, two-games-to-one to win the gold medal in Masters in the 3rd Women's European Championships 2010 Saturday at Zelta Boulinga Center in Riga, Latvia. Andersson received the silver medal while Hayley White, England (0-2 vs. Andersson), and Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark (0-2 vs. Pöllänen), shared the bronze medal. Five of the 23 participating countries shared the medals in Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters. 

2010 WEC

06/19/10

Denmark beats Netherlands to win Team gold at Women's European Championships

Dane Rikke Holm Rasmussen captures All Events title

2010WECTeamDenmark_small.jpgThe women from Denmark (pictured) secured two gold medals on the penultimate day of competition in the 3rd Women's European Championships Friday at Zelta Boulinga Center in Riga, Latvia. Britt Brondsted, Kamilla Kjeldsen, Mai Ginge Jensen, Anja Ginge Jensen, Rikke Holm Rasmussen and Sascha Wedel won the title in the five-player Team event while Rasmussen finished atop the leaderboard in All Events. The top 24 of the All Events standings advanced to the best-of-three games Masters finals.

2010 WEC

06/18/10

Dutch girls average almost 230 to lead WEC Team event at halftime

Hayley White continues to lead in All Events after 21/24 games

2010WECLogo_small.jpg The five-player team from the Netherlands got off to a blistering start as Wendy Kok, Lisanne Breeschoten, Ghislane van der Tol, Bianca Wiekeraad and Priscilla Maaswinkel tallied a 3436 series on short oil to lead the Team event at the Women's European Championships after 3 of 6 games with a 229.07 average. Sweden, however, was mere 26 pins behind in second place with 3410. Third place belonged to Denmark with 3312 and Germany was fourth with 3297.

2010 WEC

06/17/10

English girls come from behind to win Trios gold at European Championships

England's Hayley White atop the leaderboard in All Events

2010WECTriosEngland_small.jpgEngland's Nicki Ainge, Lisa John and Hayley White (pictured) came from behind to win the Trio title in the 3rd Women's European Championships Wednesday at Zelta Boulinga Center in Riga, Latvia. Starting the second day of the preliminaries in 9th place, the English trio fired the highest 3-game series on long oil (2046, 227.33 average) to grab the fourth and final spot for the playoffs and went on to defeat No. 1 seed Denmark and No. 2 seed Netherlands to claim the gold medal.

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