European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/11/09

Malaysians hold on to the lead in 2009 Ankara Open

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 5-13, 2009)

2009EBT10AaronKong_small.jpg2009EBT10WendyKok_small.jpgMalaysian national team members Aaron Kong (l.), Adrian Ang and Daniel Lim remained atop the leaderboard in the 2009 Ankara Open after the sixth day of qualifying at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. Wendy Kok (r.), Netherlands, who was the top-ranked woman with 1304 including 48 pins handicap improved her total to 1384 including 48 pins handicap on Thursday en route to leap into fourth place.

South Africa

09/10/09

South African national and regional bowling events to be broadcasted on TV

RSALetsGoBowling_small.jpgGerald Paluzzi, proprietor of "Lets Go Bowling" has announced that the sport of bowling in South Africa is about re-launch itself with the introduction of the LGB tour. In a deal amounting to some 700.000 South African Rand (approx. $93,000) LGB has successfully negotiated the production of eight TV programs to be flighted on MNet Supersport. The national events will consist of two 52-minute packages and the regional events will consist of one 52-minute package.

Germany

09/10/09

Carlo Greulich wins his third consecutive title in Bowling Cup Reutlingen

City-Bowling Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany (Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 2009)

2009BCRCarloGreulich_small.jpg2009BCRKarstenAust_small.jpgFormer German international Carlo Greulich (pictured left) won his third consecutive title in the Bowling Cup Reutlingen with a 517-430 victory over Karsten Aust (right) Sunday at City-Bowling Reutlingen in Reutlingen, Germany. The lefty, who received 1.500 Euro, felled 2084 pins over the last eight match play games, an average of 260.50, and remained undefeated in Reutlingen since the tournament adopted the match play format.

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/10/09

Malaysian bowlers set the tone in Ankara Open qualifying

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 5-13, 2009)

2009EBT10AaronKong_small.jpgFive Malaysian bowlers cracked the top 8 in qualifying of the 2009 Ankara Open Wednesday at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. Aaron Kong (pictured left) started his six-game block with back-to-back 250 and finished with a 255 to shoot into the lead with 1446 pinfall total and an average of 241.00. His compatriots Adrian Ang and Daniel Lim moved into second and third, while European ranking leader Osku Palermaa, Finland, overtook fourth place. Previous leader Habib Dońüan, Turkey, fell to fifth.

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/09/09

Habib Dońüan continues to lead qualifying in Ankara

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 5-13, 2009)

2009EBT10KarlWahlgren_small.jpg2009EBT10PatrikTanaskowic_small.jpgHabib Dońüan, Turkey, continued to lead the qualifying in the 2009 Ankara Open. With 12 out of 28 qualifying squads in the books, the long-time Turkish international leads the field of 94 players - 74 men and 20 women - from seven countries with 1372 six-game total and an average of 228.67. Two Swedes, Karl Wahlgren (l.) and Patrik Tanaskowic (r.) cracked the top 10 on Tuesday. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Sep. 12.¬†

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/08/09

Dońüan, Kok overtake lead in qualifying at 2009 Ankara Open

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 5-13, 2009)

2009EBT10HabibDogan_small.jpg2009EBT04WendyKok_small.jpgHabib Dońüan (pictured left), Turkey, finished his six-game qualifying series on Monday with a 276 game en route to move to the top of the leaderboard in the 2009 Ankara Open at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. Wendy Kok (right), Netherlands, had five games over 200 to leap into second place with 1304 including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Sep. 12.

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/07/09

Clean sweep for Turkish bowlers in the first Early Bird in 2009 Ankara Open

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 5-13, 2009)

2009EBT10EmreBulbul_small.jpgSix Turkish bowlers - five men and one woman - earned a berth in the finals of the 2009 Ankara Open currently underway at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. The top six players from first six qualifying squads secured their spots for the finals on Sunday, Sept. 13. Emre B√ľlb√ľl (pictured left) sandwiched games of 235, 227, 208 and 248 between two sub-200 games to lead the field of 74 players after the first weekend with 1299 six-game total and an average of 216.50.

Norway

09/07/09

Sandbækken holds off two Englishmen to triumph in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOFroggattBarrettSandbakken_small.jpgMads Sandbækken (pictured left) from Norway held off two Englishmen en route to win the "major" tournament of his country, the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 Sunday at Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway. Sandbækken as well as Dominic Barrett (right) and Nick Froggatt, both England, reached the finals after leading their respective groups in the third round of the finals. Sandbækken saved his best for last to cruise to victory with a 245-211 win over Barrett.


2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/06/09

Turkish bowlers set the early pace in 2009 Ankara Open

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 5-13, 2009)

2009EBT10AdemGuran_small.jpg2009EBT10HabibDogan_small.jpgThe 2009 Ankara Open got underway on Saturday with the first three of total 28 qualifying squads at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. Adem G√ľran (l.), a well-know Turkish veteran and the coach of the Turkish Youth team, set the pace with 1298 and an average of 216.33 over six games. Long-time Turkish national team member, Habib Dońüan (r.), was second with 1295. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Sep. 12,


Norway

09/06/09

Olsen wins qualifying in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Norwegian youngsters Hansen and Walstad achieve perfection

2009NOSveinRogerOlsen_small.jpg2009NOAndreaHansenPatrikWalstad_small.jpgSvein Roger Olsen (l.) from Norway won the qualifying in the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 at Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, en route to lead 38 players into the finals on Sunday. Norwegian youngsters Andrea E. Hansen and Patrik Angen Walstad (r.) set the highlights on Saturday afternoon when they rolled the first 300 games of the tournament and the first of their careers.


Norway

09/05/09

Torgersen, Barrett add their names to the leaderboard in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg2009NODominicBarrett_small.jpgTore Torgersen (l.) from Norway and Dominic Barrett (r.), England, moved into third and fourth place in Friday's qualifying of the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 with 1376 and 1375 six-game totals. Svein Roger Olsen from Norway and Lars Lindbäck, Sweden, held on to the lead with 1461 and 1439, respectively. Qualifying continues on Saturday, September 5 and ends with the Desperado Squad scheduled for 10.30pm.

Norway

09/04/09

Olsen, Lindbäck book their spots for the finals in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOLarsLindbackSveinRogerOlsen_small.jpgSvein Roger Olsen from Norway and Lars Lindbäck, Sweden, (r-l) have already secured their spots in the finals of the Thon Norwegian Open 2009 as the tournament's "Early Birds". Olsen led the field after first four squads with 1461 six-game total and an average of 243.50. Lindbäck was second with 143. All players bowl at least one six-game block of qualifying. A total of 38 players including the two "Early Birds" and two from the Desperado Squad will advance to the finals on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Norway

09/03/09

Swede Isabelle Hultin moves to the top in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOIsabelleHultin_small.jpg2009NOFredrikTjernes_small.jpgIsabelle Hultin (l.) from Sweden posted a 1301 series Wednesday night at Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, en route to take the lead in the qualifying for the Thon Norwegian Open 2009. Hultin had games in the 190s and high games of 232, 226 and 213 for 1253 pinfall total (208.83) and added 48 pins women's handicap to take the lead. Fredrik Tjernes (r.) averaged 216.67 for his six games to land in second place just one pin behind Hultin with 1300.

Norway

09/03/09

Hans Fredrik Gether takes early lead in Thon Norwegian Open 2009

Metro bowling center in Lörenskog, Oslo, Norway (Sept. 1-6, 2009)

2009NOHansFredrikGether_small.jpg2009NOSeanHustveit_small.jpgThe Thon Norwegian Open 2009 is underway at Metro bowling center, an 18-laner in Lörenskog in the outskirts of Norway's capital city of Oslo. The tournament offers total prize fund of 153.000 Norwegian Kronor or approx. 17.750 Euro. Hans Fredrik Gether (l.) used high games of 254 and 256 to take the early lead with 1281 six-game total and an average of 213.50. Sean Michael Hustveit (r.) was second with 1278. Qualifying continues until Saturday, September 5.

England

09/01/09

Jo Allsebrook wins Kegel London International 2009

Airport Bowl in London, England (Aug. 5-31, 2009)

2009KLIJoAllsebrook_small.jpgJo Allsebrook (pictured left) is the Kegel London International 2009 champion, the second time a female has been first and making it two years in a row after the last year's win by Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands. In the title match of the double-elimination finals over two-games total pinfall, Allsebrook took on Matt Forsyth, who the sole undefeated player coming in from the winners bracket. Allsebrook had to beat him twice to win the title and the 5.000 Euro top prize.


Switzerland

08/31/09

Manico/Börner defeat two-time champions to win 9th Strangers Doubles Tournament

Bowling Beseco in R√ľmikon, Zurich, Switzerland (Aug. 23-30, 2009)

2009StrangersFrankBornerBigiManico_small.jpgBigi Manico, Switzerland, and Frank B√∂rner, Germany, teamed to win the 9th Strangers Doubles Tournament Sunday, Aug. 30 at Bowling Beseco in R√ľmikon, Zurich, Switzerland. In the title match, the two lefties defeated two-time defending champions Alexander Krause and Timm Bhongbhibhat, both Germany, 456 to 403. Oliver Blas√©/Nicole Heberle and Christian Birlinger/Frank Weierm√ľller, all Germany, who went out in the semifinal round with 392 and 333, finished in third and fourth place, resp.¬†

Coaching

08/26/09

Spots still available for USBC Silver coaching clinic in England

AMF Leeds Bowl in Leeds, England (Sept. 4-6, 2009)

USBCSilverCoachSteveInnins_small.jpg2008USBCRodRoss_small.jpgCoaches wishing to earn their USBC Silver certification should register for one of the few remaining spots at the upcoming USBC Silver clinic hosted by Steve Ininns (l.), which will take place at AMF Leeds Bowl Sept. 4-6, 2009. Ininns, a Silver International Coach and USBC Bronze-level Instructor, will serve as clinic host and be joined by Rod Ross (r.) ‚Äď lead presenter and Head Coach of the International Training and Research Center, Del Ballard Jr. and Bill Hoffman.


Israel

08/17/09

Aviv Alfital wins 3rd Haifa Open

Nesher Bowling Center in Haifa, Israel (Aug. 15, 2009)

2009HaifaOpenAvivAlfital_small.jpgIsrael national team member Aviv Alfital (pictured with the trophy) won the 3rd Haifa Open 2009 on Saturday, Aug. 15 at the Nesher bowling center in Haifa, Israel. The 2007 European Youth Champion defeated Tali Itzhak in the TV final, 201-195, to claim the title and the 7.000NIS (approx USD2.000) first prize. The 3rd Haifa Open was the largest tournaments held in Israel since the Israel Open was cancelled after the year 2001. The tournament drew 155 bowlers and 340 entries.

Austria

07/28/09

Interview with Team USA Head Coach Jeri Edwards and USBC Silver Coach Thomas Tybl

20090704EdwardsTyblYouthCamp_small.jpgFor the second consecutive year, Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards held some clinics at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, July 4-5, 2009. Edwards was assisted by United States Bowling Congress Silver level coach Thomas Tybl, Austria, who runs the "Bowling Store" Pro Shop at Plus Bowling. Jeri started with a "Youth Camp" on Saturday, after which we had the opportunity to talk with Jeri and Thomas about being a bowling coach.


Norway

07/21/09

Kelly Kulick, Petter Hansen win the titles in Evje Open International

Evje Bowling in Evje, Norway (July 10-19, 2009)

2009EvjeKellyKulickPetterkHansen_small.jpgTwo PBA stars, Kelly Kulick and Rhino Page, were invited to compete against Norway's bowlers in the Evje Open International from July 10-19, 2009. Kulick (left) led the women's division from the qualifying and topped Ann Louise Haugen Andersen in the title match, 214-209, to win the 15.000 NOK (approx. $2,367) top prize. Page also led the qualifying and was seeded second in the stepladder. He fell to eventual winner Petter Hansen in the semis, 229-279, to finish third. Hansen (right) went on to defeat No. 1 seed Mads Sandbækken twice to win the 30.000 NOK top prize.

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