European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/26/10

Luz Adriana Leal, Dominic Barrett win Thursday squads in Barcelona

Squad leaders advance to the finals of the Catalonia Open

2010EBT04LuzAdrianaLeal_small.jpg2010EBT04DominicBarrett_small.jpgLuz Adriana Leal (l.), Colombia, led the third squad of the VIII Catalonia Open Thursday afternoon at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona with 1366 including handicap en route to overtake the lead in the overall qualifying standings. Leal is automatically qualified for the finals on Sunday. Dominic Barrett (r.), England, one of the hottest players on the 2010 European Bowling Tour, earned his berth into the finals by winning squad 4 with 1307.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/25/10

French Yoan Alix, Marilyn Planchard set the pace in Catalonia Open

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb., 23-28, 2010)

2010EBT04YoanAlix_small.jpgYoan Alix (left) and Marilyn Planchard, both France led the second qualifying squad in the Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa Wednesday at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona. Alix finished his six-game series with a 287, the highest game of the tournament thus far, for 1349 (224.83) to overtake the lead in qualifying. However, as one of the 12 squad leaders Alix is automatically qualified for the finals. Qualifying runs through Saturday evening, Feb. 27, with the final Squad 12 scheduled for 9 p.m. local time.


2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/24/10

8th Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa is underway in Barcelona

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (Feb., 23-28, 2010)

2010EBT04Logo_small.jpg 20 bowlers - 16 men and 4 women - took to the lanes at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday night to kick off the 8th Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa. Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, one of the seventeen Autonomous Communities of the Kingdom of Spain. None of the 20 players averaged 200. Axel Guimó, Catalonia, led Squad 1 with 1184 or an average of 197.33 and is automatically qualified for the finals on Sunday. The tournament is the fourth stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour.

Israel

02/23/10

Israeli National Team Trials determine teams for MWC and WEC

2010TeamIsraelMen_small.jpgThe Israeli men's and women's national team trials were contested over the past four weeks and ended last weekend with the fifth and last event. 29 men and 6 women bowled a total of 40 games (five 8-game series) on mixed lane condition (one lane dressed with short oil, the other lane with long oil) to determine six men and three women who will represent Israel in the 2010 Men's World Championships and 2010 Women's European Championships.


2010 European Bowling Rankings

02/22/10

Dominic Barrett moves into second place in EBT men's ranking after Wroclaw Open

Diana Zavjalova surges into the top 10 in EBT women's ranking

2009EBT14DominicBarrett2_small.jpg2009BWCDianaZavjalova3_small.jpgAfter winning his third career European Bowling Tour title in the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, is in a familiar place on the EBT men's ranking. Barrett, who finished second in the rankings in the past two years, leaped one spot into second place with 245 ranking points. Diana Zavjalova (r.), Latvia, was the best of only eight women in the Wroclaw Open to surge into the top 10 in the women's rankings with 102 points.


2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/22/10

Redemption for Dominic Barrett, wins 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Defeats three Swedes in come-from-behind victory

2010EBT03Top4_small.jpgFourth seeded Dominic Barrett (second from left), England, defeated three Swedes en route to win the title in the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer and 3.700 Euro Sunday evening at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland. In the title match against No. 1 seed Tobias Karlsson (left), Sweden, Barrett posted games of 277-207 and 253-198 to easily win the match, 530-405, and to claim his third EBT title. 14th placed Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, won the women's ranking in Wroclaw.

2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/21/10

Dominic Barrett leads top 40 into finals of 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb., 15-21, 2010)

2009EBT14DominicBarrett2_small.jpg2010EBT02DennisEklund_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, won the qualifying of the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland to lead the top 40 players into the finals on Sunday, Feb. 21. With the qualifying pinfall being carried forward, Barrett has a 50-pin buffer over Dennis Eklund (r.), Sweden, with 1482 six-game total and an average of 247.00 Eklund and Barrett finished 1,2 in last week's Hammer Bonzen Schietspoel Tournament.

2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/20/10

Barrett, Eklund overtake the lead in 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb., 15-21, 2010)

2010EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009VODennisEklund4_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, and Dennis Eklund (r.), Sweden, continued where they left off last week and overtook first and second place in the qualifying of the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer on Friday. Barrett, who fell to Eklund in the title match of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament last Sunday, overtook the lead in in Squad 9 with 1482 and an average of 247.00. Two Squads later, Eklund rolled 1432 to move into second place. 

2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/19/10

Helminen, Janicki, Pajak add their names to the leaderboard in Wroclaw

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb., 15-21, 2010)

2010EBT03Banner_small.jpgWith seven regular and two extra squads in the books, 73 players - 69 men and 4 women - have bowled at least one six-game block in the qualifying of the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer. Jouni Helminen, Finland, led Squad 7 on Thursday evening with 1369 to jump into 6th place in the overall qualifying standings. Tomasz Janicki, Poland, led Squad 5 with 1348 en route to overtake 8th place. Polish international Daria Pająk led Squad 6 with 1324 including 48 pins handicap, good for 10th place.


2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/18/10

Zjawiony, Robinson, Bergendorff crack top 5 at International Wroclaw Open on Wednesday

Tomasz Janicki tops qualifying squad 4

2010EBT03Banner_small.jpgTournament officials of the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer adjusted the schedule for the second consecutive day when they added another extra squad on Wednesday afternoon. Paweł Bielski, Poland, remained in the lead while the top three players of the extra squad cracked the top 5. Łukasz Zjawiony, Poland, led the squad with 1382 six-game total en route to move into second place of the 44-player leaderboard. Ian Robinson moved into third place with 1378 and Göran Bergendorff, both Sweden, overtook fifth place with 1369.


2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/17/10

Pawel Bielski holds onto the lead in 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb., 15-21, 2010)

2010EBT03Banner_small.jpgDay one leader Paweł Bielski held on to the qualifying lead in the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer on Tuesday. Bielski leads the field of 35 players with 1424 six-game total and an average of 237.33. Piotr Zjawiony and Greta Frost led the extra squad on Tuesday afternoon with 1373 and 1350 to leap into second and third place, respectively. Fifth place belonged to Squad 3 leader Tomasz Janicki, all from Poland, who had six games between 203 and 227 for 1307. Qualifying continues with Squad 4 on Wednesday.

2010 European Bowling Tour #3

02/16/10

Pawel Bielski shoots 300 to take the lead in 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb., 15-21, 2010)

2010EBT03Banner_small.jpgPaweł Bielski started his first qualifying series in the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer with the tournament's first 300 game en route to take the lead with 1424 six-game total and an average of 237.33. Bielski leads Tymoteusz Cieckiewicz, both Poland, by 76 pins. Cieckiewicz used high games of 268 and 248 for 1348. The 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer is the third stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and the Tour's first Satellite tournament.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

02/15/10

Koivuniemi, Tan continue to lead European Bowling Tour rankings after Tilburg

Tilburg ranking champions Eklund, Beckel move into 10th place

2010EBT02DennisEklund_small.jpg2010EBT02MartinaBeckel_small.jpgBrunswick Ballmaster Open champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, and BBO women's ranking winner Cherie Tan, Singapore, remained unchallenged atop the men's and women's European Bowling Tour rankings after the conclusion of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament, an EBT Silver event. HBS Tournament winner Dennis Eklund (l.), Sweden, and women's ranking winner Martina Beckel (r.), Germany, leaped into 10th place in the current rankings.

2010 European Bowling Tour #2

02/15/10

Dennis Eklund wins Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Germany's Martina Beckel wins Women's Ranking; Stampe, Barrett shoot 300 games

2010EBT02Top4_small.jpgSwedish national team member Dennis Eklund rolled games of 251 and 259 to claim the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands, and to earn 8.000 Euro plus 100 ranking points. Eklund saved his best for last to beat qualifying leader Dominic Barrett, England, by six pins, 510-504. Barrett finished second, with Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, in third and women's ranking winner Martina Beckel, Germany, in fourth.

2010 European Bowling Tour #2

02/14/10

Dominic Barrett wins qualifying in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Leads 38 men and 10 women into Sunday's finals

2010EBT01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009EBT12VanessaTimter_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, finished the qualifying of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament atop the leaderboard to lead 48 players into the finals on Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Barrett led the field of 236 players - 181 men and 55 women - from 19 countries with 1491 six-game total and an average of 248.50. Vanessa Timter (r.), Germany, was the best of 10 women, who survived qualifying.


2010 European Bowling Tour #2

02/13/10

Dominic Barrett holds on to the lead in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Wins also the Hammer Double Bonus in Squad 8

2010EBT02DominicBarrett3_small.jpg2009BWCMartinLarsen_small.jpgAfter taking the lead in the qualifying of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament and winning the Hammer BIG Bonus of 1.000 Euro for leading Squad 5, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, laced up his shoes again in Squad 8 en route to earn the Hammer Double Bonus of 500 Euro. Barrett felled 1396 pins including high games of 266, 256 and 254 to beat out Swede Martin Larsen (r.) for the bonus by 22 pins. Barrett held on to the lead with the 1491 six-game total from Squad 5.

ETBF News

02/12/10

ETBF to conduct first International Level One Clinic at Kuortane Bowling Training Center

2009ETBFLogo_small.jpgEuropean Tenpin Bowling Federation presidium member and chairman of the ETBF Education Committee, Onder Gurkan from Turkey, has announced that the ETBF will conduct its first International Coaching Clinic for Level One Coaches May 7-12, 2010. According to Gurkan the ETBF coaching programs are updated with the latest information of modern bowling sport and they are supported by ETBF partners Kuortane Bowling Training Center, USBC, Kegel Training Center and Ebonite.

2010 European Bowling Tour #2

02/12/10

Dominic Barrett overtakes qualifying lead in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Beats out Osku Palermaa for Hammer BIG Bonus of 1.000 Euro

2010EBT02DominicBarrett2_small.jpg2009EBT14OskuPalermaa_small.jpgIn a battle between the top 2 in the European Bowling Tour rankings for the past two years, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, topped 3-time defending EBT ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, to overtake the qualifying lead in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament. Barrett led Squad 5 with 1491 total (248.50 avg.) and beat out Palermaa for the Hammer BIG Bonus of 1.000 Euro for the squad leader by 16 pins. Palermaa moved into second place with 1475.

2010 European Bowling Tour #2

02/11/10

Ghislaine van der Tol leads Extra Squad in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel

Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 7-14, 2010)

2010EBT02GhislainevanderTol2_small.jpg2010EBT02MaartenPittens3_small.jpgLast year, Ghislaine van der Tol (l.), Netherlands, won the women's rankings in the EBT Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament in Tilburg, Netherlands. On Wednesday evening the lefty put herself in a position to repeat the feat. Van der Tol led the extra squad (#14) with 1297 six-game total including 48 pins women's handicap to move into 7th place in the overall qualifying standings. Her compatriot Maarten Pittens (r.) held on to the lead with 1329.

EBT News

02/11/10

Ljubljana, Slovenia to host European Bowling Tour Masters 2011

2010EBTLogo_small_0.jpgThe European Bowling Tour has announced that bowling center "Gladiator Arena" in Ljubljana, Slovenia will host the 2011 EBT Masters. The 2011 Masters is the season-ending event of the 2010 European Bowling Tour featuring the top 16 men and the top 16 women of the tour's 2010 point rankings. The 2011 Masters will be conducted on April 11-12 immediately following the 5th QubicaAMF Open 2011, an EBT event. Paul Moor, England, and Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, are the defending EBT Masters champions.

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