European Bowling News Overview

2010 ESBC


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


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


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


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



Marcus Berndt wins 19th Malta Open Championships from top seed

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

2010 WEC


Denmark in top qualifying position in Trios after block 1 at Women's European Championships

Netherlands, Sweden and Finland also on course for playoffs

2010WECLogo_small.jpg Kamilla Kjeldsen, Mai Ginge Jensen and Rikke Holm Rasmussen rolled games of 728, 648 and 723 to take a comfortable 134-pin lead in the Trios event of the 3rd Women's European Championships 2010 in Latvia after the first 3-game block on short oil with 2099 pinfall total and an average of 232.22. The Danes outaveraged their nearest competitors from the Netherlands by almost 15 pins.Sweden is third and Finland in fourth place. The second block and the playoffs will follow on Wednesday.

2010 WEC


English duo sets the pace in Doubles at 3rd Women's European Championships 2010

Finland, Denmark, Sweden in the top 4 after the first block on short oil

2010WECLogo_small.jpg Hayley White and Lisa John set the pace in Doubles at the 3rd Women's European Championships as the competition has reached the halfway mark Sunday at Zelta Boulinga Center in Riga, Latvia. The duo totaled 2850 pins and averaged 237.50 over six games on short oil to lead Finland (2756), Denmark (2716) and defending champion Sweden (2708). The 53 doubles from 21 countries will bowl another six-game block on long oil before the cut to the top 4, who will bowl for the medals.



Dennis Eklund, Marie Bengtsson win Swedish National Championship

Strike & Co in Gothenburg, Sweden (June 5-6, 2010)

2010SWENCDennisEklundMarieBengtsson_small.jpgCurrent national team member Dennis Eklund (l.) and former women's national team member Marie Bengtsson (r.) won the Swedish National Championship finals Sunday at Strike & Co in Gothenburg. In the men's title match in best-of-three game format, Eklund defeated Hafthor Hardarson, Iceland, two-games-to-none while 44-year-old veteran Bengtsson went the distance to beat Joline Persson Planefors, 2-1, to claim the women's title. Both will represent Sweden in the European Champions Cup in October.

2009-10 YET Tour


2010 Youth Euro Trophy final ends inaugural YET season in Gent

Bowling De Meibloem in Gent, Belgium (June 5, 2010)

YouthEuroTrophyLogo_small.jpg 2010YETAllWinners_small.jpgThe finals of the first Youth Euro Trophy Tour were held on Saturday, June 5 at Bowling De Meibloem in Gent, Belgium. The 2009-2010 YET featured five youth tournaments in England, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Germany. 8 girls and 8 boys from each division - Division 1 (19-21 years), Division 2 (15-18 years) and Division 3 (up to 14 years of age) - qualified for the finals.



Karsten Aust rolls big games to win 33rd Grand Prix Zurich

Bowling Center BeSeCo in RĂĽmikon-Winterthur, Switzerland (May 30 - June 6, 2010)

2010GPZurichKarstenAust_small.jpg2010GPZurichJeanMarcGodel_small.jpgKarsten Aust (l.) of Germany used a 792 3-game series in the 7-game final of the 33rd Grand Prix Zurich to cruise to the title Sunday at Bowling Center BeSeCo in Rümikon-Winterthur, Switzerland. Aust beat out qualifying leader Jean-Marc Godel (r.), Switzerland, for first place by four points, 102 to 98. Alexander Szummer, Switzerland, and defending champion Oliver Blasé, Germany, finished in third and fourth place with 87 and 83 points, resp.

2009 European Bowling Tour


Robert Andersson wins men's division at 3rd European Bowling Tour Masters

Kamilla Kjeldsen extends her winning streak; claims third consecutive women's title

2009VORobertAndersson_small.jpg2009VOKamillaKjeldsen4_small.jpgRobert Andersson (l.), Sweden, and Kamilla Kjeldsen (r.), Denmark are the men's and women's champions of the 3rd European Bowling Tour Masters 2010. Andersson, who led the field after the preliminaries, averaged over 218 in Round Robin to cruise to the title with 5735 pinfall total (227.00 Ave). Kjeldsen overtook her compatriot Mai Ginge Jensen in the third game and claimed the women's title for the third consecutive year 

2009 European Bowling Tour


Mai Ginge Jensen, Robert Andersson lead top 8 into Round Robin Match Play finals

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 31 - June 1, 2010)

Day one leader Mai Ginge Jensen (pictured left), Denmark, and Swede Robert Andersson (right) finished the 18-game preliminaries in the 3rd European Bowling Tour Masters 2010 Tuesday morning at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, atop the women's and men's leaderboard and lead the top 8 players into the Round Robin Match Play finals. The men's and women's champion will each receive 4.000 Euro.

2009 European Bowling Tour


Mai Ginge Jensen, Dennis Eklund lead EBT Masters after Day One

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 31 - June 1, 2010)

2010EBT05MaiGingeJensen_small.jpg2010EBT05DennisEklund2_small.jpgMai Ginge Jensen (l.) of Denmark and Dennis Eklund (r.), Sweden, sit atop the leaderboard in the 3rd European Bowling Tour Masters 2010 after the first day at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. Jensen led the 16-player women's division with 2590 12-game total and an average of 215.83. Eklund had 2785 and an average of 232.08. All players return on Tuesday morning for the final six-game block on combined oil after which the field will be cut to the top 8.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings


Dominic Barrett back atop 2010 European Bowling Tour Men's Ranking

Nina Flack widens her lead in the Women's Ranking

2010EBT05DominicBarrett_small.jpg200910PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgBy winning his fourth career European Bowling Tour title in the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, regained the lead in the 2010 EBT men's ranking. The 2009 European Championships Masters gold medalist became the second player to win multiple titles on the European Bowling Tour this season en route to overtake the other two-time winner, Mika Koivuniemi (r.), Finland, by 90 ranking points.

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