European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

07/13/09

2008 European Ranking champions Flack, Palermaa atop the leaderboard after San Marino

2009KONinaFlack_small.jpg2009KOOskuPalermaa4_small.jpgThe women's and men's 2008 European Bowling Tour ranking champions, Nina Flack (pictured left), Sweden, and Osku Palermaa (right), Finland, have positioned themselves atop the 2009 rankings as the Tour has reached its halfway point in San Marino. The 9th Stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour, the 31st Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona will start on Tuesday July 14 and runs through Sunday July 19 at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/13/09

Moor beats Verbruggen to win 5th Storm San Marino Open

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT08PaulMoor2_small.jpg2009EBT08GeryVerbruggen_small.jpgIn a match between two European ranking champions, 3.-time winner Paul Moor (2004-06), left, England, defeated 4-time winner Gery Verbruggen (2000-03), right, Belgium, over two games total pinfall 425-395, to win the 5th Storm San Marino Open and the 10.000 Euro top prize. Verbruggen received 6.000 Euro for second place. Semifinal losers Luca Osella, Italy, and Mads Sandbækken, Norway, received 3.500 for third and fourth place, resp.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/12/09

Paul Moor shoots 1588 to win the qualifying in 5th Storm San Marino Open

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT08PaulMoor_small.jpg2009 European Bowling Tour Masters Paul Moor (pictured left), England, won the qualifying in the 5th Storm San Marino Open. The 3-time European ranking champion posted a huge 1588 series, an average of 264.67, in the 22nd out of 24 qualifying squads Saturday at Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino, to lead 48 players into the finals on Sunday. The lefty started his six-game series with 289, 279 followed by 257, 256, 260 and closed out his set with a "low game" of 247 to miss the 1600 by just 12 pins. The top 6 qualifiers will earn two byes, while qualifiers 6-12 will get one.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/11/09

Dennis Eklund shoots his second consecutive perfecto in the 5th Storm San Marino Open

Canadian MacLelland cracks 1500-bar to move into second place

2009EBT08DennisEklund_small.jpg2009EBT08DanMacLelland_small.jpgDennis Eklund (l.), who rolled the tournament's first 300 game in the 16th qualifying squad on Thursday evening, carried the momentum into Squad 17 on Friday morning at Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle when he rolled his second perfecto of the 5th San Marion Open. The Swede re-entered in Squad 20 and improved his total to 1440 to move into sixth place in the overall qualifying standings. Canadian Dan MacLelland (r.) became the second player, who cracked the 1500-bar. MacLelland led Squad 18 with 1515 to leap into second place.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/10/09

International and PBA stars enter 5th Storm San Marino Open

Oil pattern passes USBC Sport Bowling parameters

2009EBT08RobertAnderson_small.jpg2009EBT08DennisEklund_small.jpg Five players averaged better than 233 to crack the 1400-bar and the top 10 in the 5th Storm San Marino Open Thursday at Rose’n Bowl. Luca Osella, Italy, remained unchallenged and held on to the lead with 1542. Robert Andersson (l.), Sweden, led Squad 16 with 1436 pinfall total and an average of 239.33. to leap into fourth place. His ompatriot Dennis Eklund (r.) set a highlight in the penultimate game of the day when he rolled the tournament's first 300 game.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/09/09

Four players add their names to the leaderboard in 5th Storm San Marino Open

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT18LucaOsella_small.jpg2009EBT18AmedeoSpada_small.jpgFour players overtook previous leader Markus Jansson, Sweden, Wednesday at Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino en route to earn an automatic berth into Sunday's finals in the 5th Storm San Marino Open. Luca Osella (l.) from Italy powered his way into the lead with 1542 or an average of 257.00 for six games. Marco Baade, Germany was second with 1472 and Raymond Jansson third with 1457. Rounding out the top 4 players from Squads 6-12, who earned an automatic berth into Sunday's finals was Amedeo Spada (r.), Italy, with 1415 pinfall.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/08/09

Markus Jansson overtakes the qualifying lead 5th Storm San Marino Open

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT18MarkusJansson_small.jpg2009EBT18YoanAlix_small.jpgSwede Markus Jansson (left) had games of 212, 213, 280, 254, 238 and 196 in the 8th of 24 qualifying squads Tuesday at Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino en route to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 5th Storm San Marino Open. Jansson felled 1393 pins and averaged 232.17 over six games. Previous leader Dante Didon Francesco, Italy, slipped to second place with 1371. Yoan Alix (right), France, led Squad 9 on Tuesday evening with 1330, good for 7th place overall. The cutoff number for 38th place is currently 1218 (203.00).

France

07/07/09

Eurosport Television announces TV dates for 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour broadcasts

Starts July 9 with Chris Paul Celebrity PBA Doubles Invitational

EurosportLogo.jpgAs announced earlier the 2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour will be will be aired in 20 languages to 59 nations on Eurosport Television. The No. 1 Sports Network in Europe has now announced the TV schedule. The return of PBA Bowling on the European TV screens will start on Thursday July 9, 2009 from 22-23.00 CET on Eurosport 2 with the Chris Paul Celebrity PBA Doubles Invitational presented by the brands of Ebonite International and will continue with all 20 stops from the 2008-09 PBA Tour season.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/07/09

Francesco holds on to the lead in San Marino

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT18MauroMontanari_small.jpg2009EBT08DanteDidonFrancesco_small.jpgDante Didon Francesco (pictured left) from Italy held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 5th Storm San Marino Open. Francesco's 1371 six-game total, an average of 228.50, remained unchallenged during squads 6 and 7 Monday at Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. Mauro Montanari (right), Italy, led Squad 7 with 1350 and to move into third place in the overall qualifying standings.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/06/09

Italians dominate qualifying of the 5th Storm San Marino Open on the first weekend

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT08DanteDidonFrancesco_small.jpg2009EBT08GiuseppeAlleluia_small.jpgItalian bowlers held the top eight spots after the qualifying squads on Saturday and Sunday in the 5th Storm San Marino Open at Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. Dante Didon Francesco (pictured left) led the field of 55 players, 52 men and 3 women, with 1371 six-game total and an average of 228.50. Day one leader Federico Rossi slipped to second place with 1362 with Giuseppe Alleluia (right) in third with 1324. Those three are automatically qualified for the finals.

2009 European Bowling Tour #8

07/05/09

Federico Rossi takes the early lead in 5th Storm San Marino Open

Rose’n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 4-12, 2009)

2009EBT04FedericoRossi_small.jpg34 Italian players, 32 men and two women, started the qualifying of the 5th Storm San Marino Open on Saturday. National team member Federico Rossi (pictured) took the early lead in the tournament with 1362 six-game total or an average of 227.00. Rossi had a consistent series with games between 214 and 243. Marco Padovani was second with 1305 and Andrea Gualdi was third with 1294. The 5th Storm San Marino Open is the 8th stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Majors".

Austria

07/03/09

Professional Bowling Clinic with Jeri Edwards and Thomas Tybl

Plus Bowling Center in Vienna, Austria (July 4-5, 2009)

TeamUSAHEadCoachJeriEdwards_small.jpgUSBCSilverCoachThomasTybl_small.jpgFor the second consecutive year, Team USA head coach Jeri Edwards, a United States Bowling Congress Gold Level coach and PWBA Champion, will hold a Professional Bowling Clinic at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, July 4-5, 2009. Each day there will be two clinics of approximately 3.5 hours each with the majority of time spent on the lanes and some classroom instruction. Edwards will be assisted by USBC Silver level coach Thomas Tybl.


European/PBA News

06/30/09

PBA Bowling back on European Television

2008-09 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour broadcasts start July 9 on Eurosport

2009PBABowlingbackonTV_small.jpgMore than 116.5 million European households from the North Pole to the Mediterranean, from the Atlantic Ocean to Asia, will have an opportunity to watch the world's greatest bowlers in action thanks to a landmark television agreement announced today by the Professional Bowlers Association, KPTV in England and the German Bowling Proprietors Association. 20 Lumbers Liquidators PBA Tour events from the 2008-09 season plus another 20 from the upcoming 2009-10 season will be aired in 20 languages to 59 nations on Eurosport Television beginning July 9.


Malta

06/26/09

Barrett wins Malta Open Championships from top seed

Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian’s, Malta (June 17-21, 2009)

2009MLTOpenDominicBarrett_small.jpgFresh off his victory in the Men's European Championships Masters competition, Dominic Barrett (pictured) from England won yet another title when he defeated Chris Vandamme, Belgium, two-games-to-none in the championship match of the 18th Malta Open Championships. Barrett, who has won the Australian Open and the World Tenpin Masters earlier this year, pocketed 3.000 Euro. Vandamme, seeded fourth in the stepladder final, ousted Barrett's compatriots Stuart Williams and Paul Moor for the right to bowl Barrett for the title.

EBT News

06/22/09

European Bowling Tour unveils 2010 EBT Schedule

2010EBTLogo_small.jpgThe Presidium of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) has announced the 2010 European Bowling Tour schedule, the 11th season in the organization's history. The 2010 EBT includes 21 stops between January 2nd and December 18th, 2010 with return visits to all 15 venues from the 2009 season and six newcomers to the tour. The total prize fund of the 2010 EBT will exceed 1.2 million Euro, an average prize fund of approximately 55.000 € per stop.

EBT News

06/18/09

6th Oltremare Championships, an EBT Major, has been cancelled

2009EBTLogo_small.jpgStefano Coppa, organizer of the Oltremare Championships in Naples, Italy has informed European Bowling Tour director Kim Thorsgaard Jensen that the 2009 edition of the event has been cancelled. The 6th Oltremare Championships, an EBT Major, was scheduled for November 14-22, 2009 as the 16th stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour. The 2009 European Bowling Tour now consists of 15 tournaments - 11 Majors and 4 Challengers. The next stop is the 5th Storm San Marino Open from July 4-12, 2009.

Switzerland

06/17/09

Vontobel, Chollet crowned 2009 Swiss National Champions

2009SwissNCSabineCholletLarryVontobel_small.jpgLarry Vontobel and Sabine Chollet won the men's and women's finals of the 2009 Swiss National Championships. The top 10 men and top 10 women after 24 games preliminaries determined the champions in nine games round robin match play with the pinfall from the preliminaries carried forward. Both Vontobel and Chollet led the top 10 into the finals, but while Chollet coasted to victory in the women's division, the men's division was decided in the 10th frame of 33rd and final game.

Cyprus

06/16/09

Tenpin Bowling Head Coach wanted

An exciting position has arisen for a Head Coach in a leading Bowling Academy based in Cyprus. This is a unique opportunity for a professional Bowling Coach to bring their knowledge and experience to this new Academy, helping to develop the Academy at the same time. The ideal candidate will have B.T.B.C.A. Phase IV Coaching qualification or similar and will have relevant experience. The package offered includes salary, car and accommodation.


EBT News

06/15/09

Ankara Open status changes from Premier to Major due to reduced prize money

2009EBTLogo_small.jpgAs a consequence of the global financial crisis, the organizer of Ankara Open, the 13th stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour, has announced that the prize fund of the 2009 tournament will be reduced to 70.000 Euro. In agreement with the European Tenpin Bowling Federation Presidium the Ankara Open changes loses its "Premier" status and changes to EBT "Major". The Ankara Open will be conducted September 5-13, 2009 at Rollhouse Bowling Center Bilkent.

2009 MEC

06/13/09

Men's European Championships end today with the Masters competition

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECMastersTop2_small.jpgIn a title match between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, Dominic Barrett (right) from England defeated All Events champion Petter Hansen (left), Norway, two-games-to-one to end the 2009 Men's European Championships with victory in the Masters competition. Barrett, a two-time World Youth champion, lost the first game in best-of-three format, 174-153 but rebounded with two straight wins, 204-187 and 269-185, to wrap up the title. Hansen earned silver and Finns Petteri Salonen and Joonas Jähi shared the bronze.

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