Former 4-time European ranking champion Gery Verbruggen
from Belgium won yet another European Bowling Tour title when he flew past Yoan Alix
, France, to win the Storm Dutch Open 2008 at Dolfijn Bowling in Scheveningen and the 10.000 Euro top prize. In the semis, Verbruggen, seeded 16th for the single-elimination match play finals, sidelined No. 1 seed Dominic Barrett
, England, 236-184, while Alix ousted No. 2 seeded Bo Winther Pedersen
, Denmark, 219-169. Pedersen received 5.000 Euro for second place, while Barrett and Winther Pedersen earned 2.500 each for third and fourth place, resp. Barrett and Nina Flack, Sweden, overtake the lead in the EBT rankings.