European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/31/10

Dominic Barrett wins his second EBT title this season in Bowltech Aalborg International

Kamilla Kjeldsen wins women's rankings

2010EBT08DominicBarrett_small.jpgDominic Barrett (pictured), England, defeated tournament leader Petteri Salonen, Finland, in the title match of the Bowltech Aalborg International, 460-445, en route to win his second EBT title of the 2010 season and to overtake the lead in the men's EBT ranking. Barrett pocketed 10.000 Euro. Salonen had to settle for second place worth 6.000 Euro. Mads Sandbækken, Norway, and Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, received 3.300 Euro apiece for 3rd and 4th place. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, finished 5th to win the women's ranking in Aalborg.

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/30/10

Petteri Salonen finishes qualifying atop the leaderboard in Bowltech Aalborg International

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 24-30, 2010)

2009EBT04PetteriSalonen_small.jpg2009EBT04MathiasArup_small.jpgMultiple European champion Petteri Salonen (l.), Finland, finished the qualifying of the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010 atop the leaderboard to lead a total of 48 players into the finals on Sunday. Salonen led the field of 173 players - 123 men and 50 women - from 11 countries with 1480 six-game total and an average of 246.67. Mathias √Örup (r.), Sweden, posted the highest score on Saturday when he led Squad 12 with 1466 (244.33).

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/29/10

Petteri Salonen shoots 1480 to lead the field into final qualifying day in Aalborg

Five players crack the top 10 on Friday; cut for 38th place is currently 1322

2009EBT04PetteriSalonen_small.jpg200910PBAMartinLarsen_small.jpgPetteri Salonen (l.), Finalnd, averaged 246.67 in Squad 9 Friday evening en route to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010. Salonen fired games of 238, 246, 224, 248, 256 and 268 for 1480 six-game total to lead the field into the final qualifying day on Saturday. Salonen beat out Martin Larsen (r.), Sweden, for the top spot by 33 pins. Qualifying ends on Saturday with Squads 11-14 and concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad.

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/28/10

Danes still in control of the leaderboard in Bowltech Aalborg International

Thomas Larsen shoots the first 300 game of the tournament

2010EBT04ThomasLarsen2_small.jpg2009VOKamillaKjeldsen4_small.jpgKamilla Kjeldsen, Paul Hutchinson and Thomas Larsen, all from Denmark, sit atop the leaderboard in the qualifying of the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010 after the fourth day of competition. Kjeldsen (l.) held on to the lead since Squad 1 with 1445 including 48 pins handicap. Larsen (r.) rolled the first 300 of the tournament in his third game in Squad 4 Thursday morning and finished with 1415. Hutchinson overtook Larsen by one pin in Squad 5 to move into second place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/27/10

Jesper Agerbo overtakes second place in qualifying at Bowltech Aalborg International

Kjeldsen, Agerbo, Stampe are qualified for the finals on Sunday

2010EBT01JesperAgerbo_small.jpgJesper Agerbo (pictured), Denmark, led the third of 14 qualifying squads Wednesday at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, en route to overtake second place overall in the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010. Agerbo, rolled games of 254, 235, 209, 200, 247 and 246 for 1391 six-game total and an average of 231.83. Fellow Danish national team member Kamilla Kjeldsen (right) continued to lead the field of 84 players with 1445 including 48 pins handicap. Qualifying continues Thursday with Squads 4, 5 and 6.

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/26/10

Three players move into top 10 in qualifying at Bowltech Aalborg International 2010

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 24-30, 2010)

2009VOKamillaKjeldsen4_small.jpgThree players from qualifying squad 2 moved into the top 10 in the qualifying of the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010 Tuesday at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. John Guldbäk led the squad with 1350 six-game total and an average of 225.00 to overtake third place in the overall qualifying standings. Guldbäk had six games between 200 and 242. Kamilla Kjeldsen (pictured, both Denmark) held on to the lead with 1445 including handicap. Qualifying continues Wednesday evening with Squad 3.

2010 European Bowling Tour #9

05/25/10

Kamilla Kjeldsen takes the early lead in Bowltech Aalborg International 2010

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 24-30, 2010)

2010EBT02MikStampe_small.jpg2009VOKamillaKjeldsen4_small.jpg59 Danes and American Ken Bland Jr. took to the 30 lanes at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, on Monday evening to kick off the Bowltech Aalborg International 2010. Kamilla Kjeldsen (l.) rolled games of 223, 215, 279, 224, 243 and 213 for the field-best scratch series of 1397, a 232.83 average, and added 48 pins handicap to take the early lead with 1445. Mik Stampe (r.) was second with 1378. Qualifying continues Tuesday with Squad 2.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

05/17/10

Mika Koivuniemi regains lead in European Bowling Tour rankings

Top 4 men and women after Istanbul qualify for 2nd Federation Cup 2010

2010EBT01MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgWith the victory in the 7th Istanbul Open, his second win on the European Bowling Tour this season and the fourth of his career, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, regained the lead in the men's ranking. The PBA star, who has won the season-opening Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki received 150 ranking points for winning the EBT Gold tournament in Istanbul to lead the men's ranking with 418 points. The top 4 men and the top 4 women in the rankings after Istanbul qualified for the II Federation Tenpin Bowling Cup 2010 to be held July 12-14 in Barcelona, Spain.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/17/10

Mika Koivuniemi shoots big games to win the 7th Istanbul Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

200910PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpg8-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi (pictured), Finland, posted some big games en route to win his second European Bowling Tour title of the 2010 season in the 7th Istanbul Open Sunday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. In the title match, Koivuniemi fired games of 258 and 290 to fly past Mykhaylo Kalika, Ukraine, 548-424, and to pocket the 10.000 Euro top prize. Kalika earned 6.000 Euro for second place. Rebecka Larsen, who won the women's rankings, and Nina Flack, both Sweden, received 3.500 Euro each for third and fourth place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/16/10

Cassidy Schaub wins qualifying at 7th Istanbul Open

Eklund, Aviram bring the number of 300 games to seven

200910PBACassidySchaub_small.jpg2010EBT05DennisEklund2_small.jpgTeam USA member Cassidy Schaub (l.) finished the qualifying in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open atop the leaderboard to lead 48 players into the finals on Sunday, May 16. The two-handed lefty, who posted a 1591 six game series, an average of 265.17, in the 9th of 20 qualifying squads, pocketed a 1.200 Euro bonus. Dennis Eklund (r.), Sweden, in Squad 18 and Or Aviram, Israel, in the Desperado Squad, brought the number of 300 games to seven.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/15/10

Three players move into the top 10 in Friday qualifying at 7th Istanbul Open

Juhani Tonteri rolls the fifth 300 game of the tournament

2009VOBrianVoss2_small.jpgThree of the four squad leaders in Friday's qualifying at the 7th Istanbul Open moved into the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings while the fourth made it among the top 42 who will advance to the finals after the last four qualifying squads on Saturday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured), United States, led Squad 15 with 1475, an average of 245.83 behind games of 243, 258, 218, 268, 265 and 223 to jump into 7th place. Cassidy Schaub, United States, continues to lead with 1591.

Sweden

05/14/10

Sundbyberg, Spader Dam win the men's and women's National Team Championships

7-time defending men's champion Pergamon has to settle for bronze

2010SWETeamChampSundbyberg_small.jpg2010SWETeamChampSpaderDam_small.jpgTeam Sundbyberg, Stockholm (l.) and Spader Dam (r.), Helsingborg captured the men's and women's title in the Swedish 8-player team league finals at Bowling Arena in Jönköping. In the title match, Sundbyberg defeated Team Kulladal from Malmoe, while Spader Dam topped Team X-Calibur from Gothenburg. 7-time defending men's champion, Team Pergamon, had to settle for bronze.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/14/10

Cassidy Schaub powered his way into the lead in Istanbul Open

Two-handers Schaub and Palermaa roll 300 games in Thursday's qualifying squads

2010EBT08CassidySchaub_small.jpg200910PBAOskuPalermaa_small.jpgTwo-handed lefty Cassidy Schaub (l.), United States, led Squad 9 with 1591 six game total (265.17 avg.) including a 300 game en route to move to the top of the leaderboard in the 7th Istanbul Open. Previous leader Paul Moor, England, slipped one spot to second place with 1556. Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland, became the fourth player who achieved perfection Squad 10 to move into third place with 1538. Qualifying continues Friday with Squads 13-16.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/13/10

Paul Moor shoots into the lead in high-scoring Istanbul Open

Tore Torgersen achieves perfection; Dominic Barrett converts 7-10 split

2010EBT08PaulMoor_small.jpg2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpgThree-time European Bowling Tour ranking winner and reigning EBT Masters champion, Paul Moor (l.), England, fired games of 279, 234, 259, 256, 259 and 269 in Squad 8 on Wednesday night at Timeout Bowling Center to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Istanbul Open. Moor felled 1556 pins, an average of 259.33 for six games, to overtake his compatriot Stuart Williams (r.) by 32 pins. Qualifying continues on Thursday with Squads 9-12.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/12/10

Williams, Schaub continue to battle for the lead in Istanbul Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpg2010EBT08CassidySchaub_small.jpgDay One Stuart Williams (l.), England, and second-placed Cassidy Schaub (r.), United States, continued their battle for the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Istanbul Open Tuesday at Timeout Bowling Center. Schaub, a two-handed lefty, posted 1502 in Squad 3 to overtake the lead from Williams, who had 1456 on Monday. Two squads later, Williams rebounded with 1524 (254.00 avg.) to regain the lead. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 6-8.

Norway

05/12/10

Svein √Öke Ek, Patcharin Torgersen, win 2010 Norwegian Championships

Mads Sandbækken, Patcharin Torgersen qualify for 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010NORCPatcharinTorgersenSveinAkeEk_small.jpgSvein √Öke Ek (r.), V√•gan BK (BK means bowling club), and Patcharin Torgersen (l.), Solli BK, claimed the men's and women's singles title in the 2010 Norwegian Championships. Torgersen won another gold in Doubles with Ine Lorentzen, while Svein Roger Olsen and Thomas Fagerstr√łm, Solli BK, secured the men's title. Mads Sandb√¶kken and Torgersen will represent Norway in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Oct. 15-24, 2010 at Bowling 300 in Zagreb, Croatia.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/11/10

Stuart Williams gets off to a great start in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpgFresh off his victory in the Bahrain Open last week, Stuart Williams (pictured left), England, got off to a great start on the first day of qualifying in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open Monday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Williams, who bowled full time on the 2009-10 PBA Tour, had games of 258, 215, 211, 257, 279 and 236 to set the pace with 1456 six-game total and an average of 242.56. Qualifying runs through Saturday, May 15th. A total of 48 players will advance to the finals on Sunday. The winner will receive 10.000 Euro. 

Sweden

05/04/10

Dennis Eklund ends Super Six title drought in √Ėrgryte International 2010

Strike&Co in Gothemburg, Sweden (April 25 - May 2, 2010)

2010SST03Top3_small.jpgIn a title match between two members of the Swedish national team, Dennis Eklund (center) defeated Martin Larsen, 202-195, to win the √Ėrgryte International 2010, the third stop of the Swedish Super Six Tour 2010. Eklund, who denied Larsen's bid for back-to-back victories and ended a 4-year title drought on the SST, pocketed 40.000 Swedish Krona for the feat or approx. USD5,500. Larsen (l.), seeded 4th, defeated Tore Torgersen and Mikael Roos (r.) on his way to the title match.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/21/10

Osku Palermaa in familiar place in European Bowling Tour ranking

No changes atop the EBT women's ranking

2010EBT07OskuPalermaa_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured), the two-hander from Finland, is in a familiar place after the conclusion of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open, the 7th tournament of the 2010 European Bowling Tour, which was contested April 14-18 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 3-time defending European Bowling Tour ranking champion (2007-'09) lost in the semifinals against eventual winner Wendy Kok, Netherlands, to earn just enough points to pass previous leader Dominic Barrett, England, and to stand alone atop the 2010 EBT men's ranking.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/19/10

Brian Miller sets the pace in PBA Senior Dayton Classic

Part-time Senior Tour player is first round leader

2010PBAS01BrianMiller_small.jpg

Part-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour player Brian Miller (pictured) of Springfield, Ohio, averaged 230.2 for eight games to lead Sunday's first round qualifying in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes. Miller felled 1,842 over eight games and has a 23-pin lead over four-time Senior Tour and two-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist Bob Chamberlain of The Villages, Fla., in second with a 1,819. The 144-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players

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