European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/01/09

Leo Grundschober cracks 1300-bar to lead Vienna Open after Day Two Qualifying

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

2009VOLeoGrundschober2_small.jpgLeo Grundschober (pictured), Austria, became the first player who cracked the 1300-bar in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to shoot into the lead after the sixth qualifying squad Wednesday night at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The Austrian national team member had games of 256, 245, 203, 191, 179 and 236 to lead the field of 158 players with 1310 pinfall total and an average of 218.33 over six games. Qualifying continues on Thursday with Squads 7, 8 and 9 at noon, 4pm and 8pm.


2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/01/09

Anton Stiel beats high score by two pins to take the lead in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

2009VOAntonStiel_small.jpg2009VOReneLandl_small.jpgAustrian senior bowler Anton Stiel (pictured left) had games of 234, 190, 202, 223, 236 and 203 during the fifth squad to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 1288 six-game total and an average of 214-67. Stiel beat out Austrian national team member Rene Landl for the top spot in Squad 5 by 21 pins which earned him an automatic berth into the finals. The sixth and last spot will be at stake in Squad 6 on Wednesday night.


2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/01/09

Tim Friedrich overtakes qualifying lead in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

2009VOTimFriedrichs_small.jpgTim Friedrichs (pictured left), Germany, finished the fourth qualifying squad Wednesday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria , with a double en route to overtake the lead in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Friedrichs tied previous leader Franz Hahn at 1286, an average of 214.33 for six games, but edged the Austrian due to the higher last game, 193 to 191. Friedrichs teamed with Jens Grieger to lead Squad 4 also in the doubles competition. with 2446 but the two Gemans fell 21 pins short of the lead.


2009 European Bowling Tour #11

09/30/09

Ivonne Gross doubles in the 10th to bowl her way into the Vienna Open finals

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

2009VOLeoGrundschober_small.jpg2009VOIvonneGrossThomasTybl_small.jpgIvonne Gross (pictured left with Thomas Tybl) became the first woman who qualified for the finals in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open as the Austrian national team member finished atop the leaderboard of Squad 3 Tuesday night at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Trailing Leo Grundschober (right), Austria, by 8 pins heading into the sixth and final game, Gross needed a double in the 10 frame to win the squad.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

09/30/09

Mirek Cifra leads second qualifying squad in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Also takes the lead in Doubles with partner Karel Kutina

2009VOKarelKutinaMirekCifra_small.jpgMirek Cifra and Karel Kutina (pictured left, r-l), both from the Czech Republic, teamed in the second qualifying squad Tuesday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, en route to overtake the lead in the Doubles competition of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 2467 six-game total, an average of 205.58. Cifra's 1269 pinfall total was the highest in the squad and earned him a spot in the Vienna Open finals on Sunday and the second place in the overall qualifying standings.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

09/29/09

Franz Hahn secures his spot in the finals of 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Walter Rieger/Thomas Gross set the pace in Doubles after Squad 1/17

2009VOFranzHahn_small.jpg2009VOThomasGrossWalterRieger_small.jpgFormer Austrian national team member Franz Hahn (l.) secured his spot for the finals of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, by leading Squad 1 with 1286 six-game total and an average of 214.33. Austria's No. 1 bowler, Thomas Gross, and lefty Walter Rieger (l-r), who checked in with 1225 and 1209, set the early pace in Doubles with 2434.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

09/29/09

9-pin No-Tap Tournament kicks off 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

2009EBT11NoTapWinners_small.jpgThe 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open got underway with a 9-pin No-Top tournament Monday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The event, which traditionally kicks off the five-day qualifying portion of the EBT Major tournament, drew 72 players. All participants were divided in four different average groups (all less than 200 average) to bowl five games in which each 9-count was a strike. 1 out of four from each group or a total of 18 players received a free entries into the main event.


Starting Today

09/29/09

Live Coverage from the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

2009ViennaOpenLogo_small.jpgThe 7th annual Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the 11th stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Majors". The tournament will be held from Tuesday Sep. 29 through Sunday Oct. 4, 2009 at the renovated Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. 342 players - 273 men and 69 women - from 27 countries have registered for one of the most popular tournaments in Europe. However, some qualifying spots are still available on each of the five qualifying days.

BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpg         Bowlingdigital will cover the Vienna Open live from Plus Bowling.


2009 European Bowling Tour #11

09/28/09

PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss targets his second EBT title in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

200910PBABrianVoss_small.jpg24-time PBA champion and PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, United States, targets his second title on the European Bowling Tour when he will compete in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, the 11th stop on the 2009 Tour and one of its "Majors". The tournament will be held from Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Voss, who was ranked 13th place on the list of 50 Greatest Players in the PBA history, has registered to bowl in three qualifying squads. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Vienna.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

09/28/09

Clara Guerrero, Lynda Barnes to compete in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009)

2009WWCClaraGuerrero5_small.jpg2009WWCCLyndaBarnes2_small.jpgTwo of the best female bowlers in the world, Clara Juliana Guerrero from Colombia and 12-time Team USA member Lynda Barnes will compete in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open from Sep. 29 - Oct. 4, 2009 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Guerrero, who won two gold medals at the Women's World Championships in Las Vegas last month, and Barnes, a two-time USBC Queens winner, will face a strong field of more than 330 bowlers in Vienna.

2009 ECC

09/27/09

Larsen leads Men's European Champions Cup as Group A has finished third block

Iceland's Johannsson shoots first 300 game of the championship

2009EBT09MartinLarsen_small.jpg2009ECCAlexanderRauscher_small.jpgMartin Larsen (l.), Sweden, rolled an 1871 series in the final block on dual lane condition to lead the top 8 men into the finals in the 32nd European Champions Cup at Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece. Larsen totaled 5534 pins and averaged 230.58 over 24 games to lead Austria's Alexander Rauscher (r.) by 59 pins. The top 8 men will return on Sunday morning for the quarterfinals in single-elimination final in best-of-three games format.


2009 ECC

09/26/09

Ann Louise Haugen Andersen earns No. 1 seed for women's European Champions Cup finals

Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece (Sept. 21-28, 2009)

2009WWCAnnLouiseHaugen5_small.jpg2009ECCIvonneGross_small.jpgAnn Louise Haugen Andersen (l.), Norway, rolled a 1731 series in the third and final 8-game block on dual lane condition (one lane with short oil, one lane with long oil) to earn the No. 1 seed for the single-elimination finals in the women's European Champions Cup. Haugen will bowl Ivonne Gross (r.), Austria, who beat out defending champion Zara Glover, England, for the 8th and final spot to advance by three pins.


2009 ECC

09/26/09

Northern Ireland's Ryan Press moves to the top in men's European Champions Cup

Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece (Sept. 21-28, 2009)

2009ECCLogo_small.jpgRyan Press from Northern Ireland leaped three spots during the second block of eight games en route to overtake the lead in the men's European Champions Cup Friday at Mega Place Bowling Club . Press, who posted 1854 on the short oil pattern, had an almost identical score on the long oil pattern (1855 ). His 3709 pinfall total, an average of 231.81 over 16 games, propelled him atop the leaderboard. The men will bowl their final block on dual lane condition on Saturday afternoon and evening.


2009 ECC

09/25/09

Haugen Andersen widens her lead in women's European Champions Cup

Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece (Sept. 21-28, 2009)

2009WWCAnnLouiseHaugen6_small.jpgAnn Louise Haugen Andersen (pictured), Norway, who led the women's division of the 32nd European Champions Cup after the first block on short oil, widened her lead in the second block on long oil Thursday afternoon. The Norwegian added an 1820 series to the 1888 from yesterday to lead the field of 37 players with 3708 and an average of 231.75 for 16 games. The women will bowl the third and final block on dual lane condition on Friday evening and Saturday morning before the cut to the top 8 for single-elimination match play.


2009 ECC

09/24/09

Nico Joris leads in men's European Champions Cup after Day One

Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece (Sept. 21-28, 2009)

2009ECCLogo_small.jpgBelgium's Nico Joris averaged 247.75 on the short oil pattern to lead the men's division in the 32nd European Champions Cup after the first block of 8 games with 1982 pinfall total. Joris lead sthe field of 36 players from 35 countries by 41 pins. Arturs Levikins, Latvia, finished with 1941 to land in second place with Group A leader Martin Larsen, Sweden, in third with 1925. The men will return on Friday morning and afternoon for the second block on long oil.

2009 ECC

09/24/09

Haugen Andersen sets the pace in women's European Champions Cup

Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece (Sept. 21-28, 2009)

2009WWCAnnLouiseHaugen5_small.jpg2009EBT04SaritMizrahi_small.jpgAnn Louise Haugen Andersen (l.), Norway, had an 1888 8-game series on the opening day of the 32nd European Champions Cup to set the pace in the women's division at Mega Place Bowling Club in Chania, Crete, Greece. The Norwegian champion rolled eight games between 201 and 268 to lead the field of 37 women from 36 countries with an average of 236.00. Trailing the Norwegian by mere three pins is Sara Mizrahi (r.), Israel.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

09/15/09

Defending champions widen their lead in 2009 European Bowling Tour rankings

2009WGOskuPalerrmaa_small.jpg2009WWCNinaFlack_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured left), Finland, and Sweden's Nina Flack widened their lead in the 2009 men's and women's European Bowling Tour rankings after the conclusion of the 10th event, the Ankara Open in Turkey. Palermaa leads the men's division by 50 ranking points while Flack has a 22-point cushion in the women's division. The EBT Tour takes a two-week break before heading to Austria's capitol city for the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open.

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/14/09

Adrian Ang wins his first EBT title in 2009 Ankara Open

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

2009EBT10Top4_small.jpgMalaysian national team member Adrian Ang defeated Pasi Uotila, Finland, 476-424 to win his first title on the Bowling Tour at the Ankara Open Sunday at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey, Ang, seeded third in the 8-player single-elimination match play finals, took a comfortable 51-pin lead after a 258-207 win in game #1 and cruised to victory with a 217-217 in game #2. Ang pocketed 10.000 Euro and 100 ranking points for the victory, while top seeded Uotila had to settle for second place, worth 6.000 Euro.


2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/13/09

Danish sisters win qualifying in 2009 Ankara Open

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

2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen4_small.jpg2009WWCAnjaGingeJensen2_small.jpgSisters Mai Ginge Jensen (l.) and Anja Ginge Jensen (r.) from Denmark led the qualifying in the 2009 Ankara Open at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. Mai had games of 226, 259, 204, 168, 269 and 277, an average of 233.83 and added 48 pins handicap to win the qualifying with 1451 pinfall total. She received a 1.000 Euro bonus. Anja was mere five pins behind with 1446. A total of 56 players advanced to the finals on Sunday.

2009 European Bowling Tour #10

09/12/09

Five players crack top 8 in qualifying at 2009 Ankara Open

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

2009EBT10AaronKong_small.jpg2009WGOskuPalerrmaa_small.jpgAaron Kong (l.) held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 2009 Ankara Open Friday at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey. The Malaysian national team member leads the field of 161 players into the final day of qualifying with 1446 six-game total and an average of 241.00. Five players cracked the top 8 during Friday's qualifying squads 21-24 including Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland, who moved into second place with 1443.

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