European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #6

04/15/09

Bojan Kovač sets the pace in 3rd QubicaAMF Open

2009EBT06QubicaAMFOpenLogo_small.jpg23 bowlers from Slovenia took on the lanes at Bowling Center Gladiator in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Tuesday for the first squad in the 3rd QubicaAMF Open. Bojan Kovač rolled five games between 211 and 234 and a high game of 279 to set the pace with 1399 six- game total and an average of 233.17. Milan Malek was the second player who cracked the 1300-bar with 1339 including a high game of 269. Qualifying runs through Saturday, April 18 with the final qualifying squad 13 scheduled for 9pm.

2009 EYC

04/13/09

Jansson, Haandrikman end 22nd European Youth Championships with victory in Masters

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

2009EYCMattiasJanssonCarmenHandrickmann_small.jpgMattias Jansson from Sweden and Dutch Carmen Haandrikman won the gold medal in the Boys and Girls Masters competition to end the 22nd European Youth Championships Easter Sunday at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. In the best-of-three games boys finale, Jansson followed in the footprints of his father Raymond Jansson (1984 EYC champion) when he made quick work of Singles champion and All Events silver medalist, Arturs Levikins, Latvia, 225-189 and 200-153. Haandrikman swept Jansson's team mate All Events champion Elin Adolfsson, 238-204 and 222-174 to wrap up the girls title.

2009 EYC

04/12/09

Top seeded Levikins, Persson cruise to the Boys and Girls Singles title in Malmo

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

 The title matches of the Girls and Boys Singles competition at the 22nd European Youth Championships in Malmo, Sweden, featured the No. 1 seed vs. the No. 2 seed, and both top seeds cruised to the title with big games. In the Girls finale, Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, flew past Chantal Jacobs, Netherlands, 255-203, to easily win the gold medal. Arturs Levikins, Latvia, fired a 279 in the semis, then edged equally tough Mik Stampe, Denmark, in the boys title match, 266-254.

2009 EYC

04/12/09

Swedish girls continue to dominate in 22nd European Youth Championships

Persson earns top seed for Singles finals, Adolfsson wins gold in All Events

Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, earned the No. 1 seed for the Girls Singles finals by winning the six-game preliminaries with 1314 pinfall total and an average of 219.00. Her team mate Elin Adolfsson grabbed the fourth and final spot with 1279 en route to win the gold medal in All Events. The Swedes will meet in the semifinals while No. 2 seed, Chantal Jacobs (1299), Netherlands, takes on Polina Kosyakova (1292), Russia.

2009 EYC

04/11/09

Arturs Levikins earns the No. 1 seed for the Boys Singles finals in Malmo

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

2009EYCMikStampe_small.jpgLatvian Arturs Levikins had games of 205, 236, 219, 201, 276 and 246 to lead the 108-player field in the Boys Singles event in the 22nd European Youth Championships in Malmo, Sweden with 1383 pinfall total and an average of 230.50. Joining Levikins in the finals on Saturday are Mik Stampe, Denmark, Johan Helldén, Sweden, and Perttu Jussila, Finland. Stampe (pictured) won the gold medal in All Events, Levikins took the silver medal and Dennis Vrabac, Sweden,received bronze.


2009 EYC

04/10/09

Finnish girls and Greek boys come from behind to win team gold European Youth Championships

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

2009EYCFinlandGirls_small.jpg2009EYCGreeceBoys_small.jpgBoth No. 4 qualifiers, the Finnish girls and the Greek boys, cruised to the title in the 4-player team event in the 22nd European Youth Championships Thursday evening at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. Finland (l.) defeated No. 3 Israel in the girls' final, 790-759, to win the gold medal. On the boys side, Greece (r.) topped the Swedish boys, seeded second, 800-775.


2009 EYC

04/10/09

Denmark earns the top seed for Boys Team finals at 22nd European Youth Championships

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

Overnight leader Denmark with Anders Lousdal, Mik Stampe, Carsten W. Hansen and Mads Hedegaard held on to the lead in the second 3-game block of the Boys Team event en route to grab the No. 1 seed for today's finals. The Danes added 2508 to the 2561 from yesterday to win the preliminaries with 5069 pinfall total and an average of 211.21. Sweden jumped from fifth to second in the last game, with Latvia in third and Greece in fourth place.

2009 EYC

04/09/09

Swedish girls target for second gold medal at 22nd European Youth Championships

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

The girls from the host country Sweden target for the second gold medal in as many events in the 4-player team event in the 22nd European Youth Championships. Starting the second 3-game block in second place, Elin Adolfsson, Isabell Hultin, Joline Persson Planefors and Sandra Andersson were the only team which averaged over 200 en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the finals later today. The Swedes, who won gold and bronze in Doubles on Tuesday, sled the field of 14 countries with 4868 pinfall total and an average of 202.83. The No. 1 seed Sweden meets the No. 4 qualifier Finland and the No. 2 seed England takes on No. 3 Israel.

2009 EYC

04/09/09

Danish boys in familiar position after three games in EYC team event

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

2009EYCLogo_small.jpgAnders Lousdal and Mik Stampe from Denmark, who had to settle for the bronze medal after leading the Doubles preliminaries with record performance, teamed with Carsten W. Hansen and Mads Hedegaard to take the lead in the Boys 4-player team event at the 22nd European Youth Championships after 3 of 6 games. The Danes had games of 862, 790 and 909 to lead the field of 24 countries with 2561 pinfall total and an average of 213.42. The Latvian team was second with 2505, with Sweden in third 2498 and Greece in fourth 2430. Evangelos Krizinis, Greece, rolled the field-best 721 series.


2009 EYC

04/09/09

English girls lead Team event at halfway point in 22nd European Youth Championships

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

14 girls teams took on the lanes at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden, on Wednesday morning for the first three of six games in the 4-player Team event in the 22nd European Youth Championships. England's Danielle Hopcroft, Katrina MacIver, Laura Ellis and Nikki Beard rolled games of 885, 796 and 786 to take the lead with 2467 pinfall total and an average of 205.58. Hopcroft led the team with the field-best 675 series, or an average of 225.00. The top four teams after tomorrow's second block will battle it out for the medals on Thursday evening.

2009 EYC

04/08/09

Swedish girls and English boys start 22nd European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

2009EYCIsabelleHultinElinAdolfsson_small.jpg2009EYCMatthewBlytheStevenMiller_small.jpgIsabell Hultin and Elin Adolfsson, Sweden and Matthew Blythe and Steven Miller, England, started the 22nd European Youth Championships with victory in girls and boys Doubles on Tuesday afternoon at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. The top seeded Swedish girls defeated Israel's Mor Dayan and Liat Vizenfeld, seeded 3rd, in the title match, 474-400. The English boys, the No. 2 seeds, secured the title with a 462-434 win over 4th seeded Marcel Obst and Steven Wiersema from Germany.

2009 EYC

04/08/09

Swedish girls 1,2 after Doubles preliminaries in 22nd European Youth Championships

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

The girls from the host country Sweden, Elin Adolfsson/Isabell Hultin and Joline Persson Planefors/Sandra Andersson finished the six-game preliminaries in the Doubles competition of the 22nd European Youth Championships in first and second place. They will Joining the Swedes in the semifinals are No. 3 Liat Vizenfeld/Mor Dayan from Israel and No. 4 Daria Pająk/Magda Stępien from Poland.

2009 EYC

04/07/09

Danish boys earn No. 1 seed for Doubles finals in 22nd European Youth Championships

Dane Mads Hedegaard rolls first perfecto of the championships

2009EYCAndersLousdalMikStampe_small.jpgThe boys from Denmark set the highlights on the first day of competition in the 22nd European Youth Championships 2009 at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. Bowling in the third and last squad, Anders Lousda and Mik Stampe (pictured left, l-r) combined for 2671 six-game total en route to earn the No. 1 seed for Tuesday's finals, while team mate Mads Hedegaard posted the first 300 game of the championships.Joining the Danes in the finals are doubles from England, Sweden and Germany.


2009 MEC

04/06/09

35 countries to participate in the Men's European Championships in June

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECLogo_small.jpgThe European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced that record-tying 35 ETBF member federations have registered up to six players for the 2009 Men's European Championships to be held at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, from June 4 through 14, 2009. 30 federations will send a full team of 6 players. The total number of participating players, 194, is the second-best in the history of the championships, 13 lower than the record 207 players in the 2007 MEC in Vienna, Austria.


2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/06/09

Palermaa, Luoto lead EBT Rankings after five events

2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg2008EBT14PatriciaLuoto_small.jpg Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, sit atop the men's and women's leaderboard after five of 16 events in the 2009 European Bowling Tour ranking season. All five events were EBT "Majors" and offered between 100 and 2 ranking points for the top 50 men and the top 50 women. The EBT Tour takes a short break before heading to Slovenia for the 3rd Qubica/AMF Open 2009 at Bowling Center Gladiator in Ljubljana from April 14-19, 2009.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/05/09

Ghislaine van der Tol comes from behind to win the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (March 30 - April 5, 2009)

2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol_small.jpgDutch national team member Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured), who made it to the finals of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open through the Desperado Squad, survived five 4-game rounds en route to claim the No. 1 seed for the playoffs over two games total pinfall. The lefty defeated Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, in the semi-final, 425-386, and went on to defeat No. 2 seed Tomas Leandersson, Sweden, 453-403, to claim the EBT "Major" and the 10.000 Euro top prize. Leandersson, who eliminated compatriot Robert Andersson in the other semifinal, 469-457, received 6.000 Euro for second place. Andersson and Karlsson earned 3.500 Euro each for third and fourth place.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/05/09

Robert Andersson wins qualifying in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

2008EBT06RobertAndersson_small.jpgSeven Swedes, two Finns and one Norwegian finished the qualifying in the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open atop the 158-player field. World Champion Robert Andersson (pictured left), Sweden, had games of 257, 239, 255, 229, 258 and 234 on Friday en route to win the qualifying with 1472 six-game total and an average of 245.33. Andersson's compatriots Peter Norderson and Martin Larsen, who won the Kuwait Open last week, finished in second and third place with 1441 and 1440, respectively. A total of 48 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, April 5.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/05/09

Swedes dominate qualifying in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

Leandersson shoots two perfect games on Friday

2009EBT05TomasLeandersson_small.jpg2008EBT06RobertAndersson_small.jpgOutstanding performance by Swedish bowlers in the qualifying of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open Friday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Swedes Martin Paulsson, Robert Andersson, Tomas Leandersson and Mathias Arup led all four qualifying squads on Friday. Leandersson (pictured left), who has won numerous gold medals on World and European level, highlighted the day with two perfect games. Andersson (right) overtook the overall qualifying lead with 1472. Sweden has a total of 11 players among the top 20.


2009 European Youth Championships

04/04/09

Europe's top youth bowlers meet in Malmo, Sweden for their annual championship

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

 It's Easter time and Europe's top boys and girls bowlers are getting ready to start the 22nd annual European Youth Championships. The 7-day competition runs from April 6-12 at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. The EYC 2009 are divided in two divisions - boys and girls. Each team consists of maximum four male and four female players, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Teams, All Events and Masters. 30 ETBF member federations have conformed to participate.

2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/03/09

Scandinavians sit atop the qualifying leaderboard in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (March 30 - April 5, 2009)

2009EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpgWith 12 of 20 qualifying squads in the books, Swede Peter Norderson held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open currently underway at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Norderson, who posted a 1441 six-game total in Squad 6, was challenged by two other Scandinavians, who arrived from the Kuwait Open. Tore Torgersen (l.), Norway posted 1418 and Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland, fresh off a runner-up finish in Kuwait, had 1407 to leap into second and third place, resp.


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