European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/04/09

Hirvonen, Barnes crack top 8 in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Concludes with four regular Squads and the Desperado Squad

2009VOMikkaHirvonen_small.jpg2009VOLyndaBarnes2_small.jpgFinn Mikko Hirvonen (l.) posted the first 1400-series in the 15th qualifying squad of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Hirvonen used a high game of 289 to shoot into the lead in the overall Singles standings with 1408 pinfall total and an average of 234,67. Team USA's Lynda Barnes (r.) had high games of 254 and 256 to jump into 8th place with 1356.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/03/09

Women dominate Squad 14 in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Concludes with four regular Squads and the Desperado Squad

2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol_small.jpgFour women, one Dutch and three Danes, led Squad 14 in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured left), Netherlands, currently the No. 10 in the EBT rankings, led the way with 1296 including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour, en route to move into 27th place in the overall qualifying standings. Lotte Huobo Pedersen, Denmark, was mere one pin behind with 1295 (28th overall) and was followed Britt Brøndsted and on her 24th birthday, Anja Ginge Jensen, both with 1293 (30th and 31st).


England

10/03/09

USA leads Europe after Day One in 2009 Weber Cup

Tommy Jones shoots another 300 game at Barnsley Metrodome

2009WeberCupLogo_small.jpgThe 10th annual Weber Cup got underway at the Barnsley Metrodome on Friday night and it was defending champion, United States, who got off to the better start courtesy of some stellar performances from their big guns. Tommy Jones recorded his second 300 game in successive years. Play continues on Saturday afternoon with singles and doubles matches and it is the first team to reach 17 points on Sunday night that takes home the coveted trophy.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/03/09

German national team members set the tone in Squad 13 at Vienna Open

Concludes with four regular Squads and the Desperado Squad

2009VODavidCanadyTinaHulsch_small.jpgDavid Canady (pictured left) and Tina Hulsch (r.), both members of the German national team, set the tone in the 13th qualifying squad of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open on Friday night. Canady moved into second place in the Singles event with 1393 six-game total and an average of 232.17 and teamed with Hulsch to also overtake second place in the Doubles competition with 2645. Qualifying will continue on Saturday with the final four squadsand the Desperado Squad.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/03/09

No changes atop the Singles and Doubles leaderboard in Vienna

Brian Voss leads Squad 12 but doesn't improve

2009VOBrianVoss3_small.jpg24-time PBA champion Brian Voss (pictred left) bowled his second qualifying squad in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open and once gain, the PBA Hall of Famer was the best player. Voss had games of 222, 214, 243, 196, 197 and finished with a huge 278 to lead the squad with 1350 six-game total and an average of 225. The 1350 would have been good for sixth place in Singles. However, Voss' 1376 series from Squad 9 still stands and he remained in second place in the overall qualifying standings. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, held on to the lead with 1396.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/03/09

Nicki Ainge cracks top 8 in Squad 11 in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

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

2009VOSlideNickiAinge2_small.jpg2009VOLyndaBarnes2_small.jpgEngland's Nicki Ainge (l.) led the 11th qualifying squad of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Singles and Doubles on Friday afternoon. Ainge currently the No. 4 in the European Bowling Tour women's rankings had five games between 201 and 213 and a high game of 265 for 1344 pinfall total including 48 pins handicap en route to move into sixth place in Singles. Ainge teamed with Team USA's Lynda Barnes to overtake second place in Doubles with 2632.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/02/09

Lisanne Breeschoten takes the pole in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

2009VOLisanneBreeschotren2_small.jpg2009VORowbyRodriguez4_small.jpgLisanne Breeschoten (l.), Netherlands, had a 1396 pinfall total Friday morning at Plus Bowling to jump into the lead in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Breeschoten rolled games of 222, 200, 268, 256, 171 and 231 for 1348 scratch and added 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour, for 1.396. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, and 15-year-old Austrian Rowby Rodriguez (r.), easily overtook the lead in Doubles after 10 of 17 squads with 2681. 


2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/02/09

PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss powers his way into the lead in 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

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

2009VOBrianVoss2_small.jpg24-time PBA champion and PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured) showed an outstanding performance Thursday night at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Voss, rolled games of 219, 214, 263, 244, 213 and 223 for 1376 six game total and an average of 229.33. Former PBA exempt player Tore Torgersen, Norway, was 17 pins behind with 1359 followed by Joonas Jehkinen with 1332. Jehkinen and Juha Immonen, both Finland, overtook the lead in Doubles with 2603 (216.92).


2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/02/09

Petra Korkiamäki finishes Squad 8 with big game to take the lead in Vienna

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

2009VOSPetraKorkiamaki_small.jpgFinland's Petra Korkiamäki (pictured left) finished the 8th squad with a huge 252 game which gave her the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Thursday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Korkiamäki tied Mik Stampe, Denmark at 1329 pinfall total and moved to the top due to the higher last game. Mike Quarry and Rob Thurlby, England, teamed to overtake the lead in Doubles with 2545 pinfall total and an average of 212,08. Qualifying continues on Thursday with Squad 9 at 8pm.

2009 European Bowling Tour #11

10/01/09

Danes take the lead in Doubles and Singles at 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

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

2009VOMikStampe_small.jpgMik Stampe (pictured) from Denmark led his compatriot Anders Lousdal into the pole position in Doubles and also overtook the lead in Singles in the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Thursday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Stampe used two high games for a 1329 six-game series, an average of 221.50 over six games. He had a slow start into the day with games of 189 and 204, then fired 260 and 277 before he closed out the set with 190 and 209. Lousdal added 1164 for a pinfall total of 2493 and an average of 207.75.


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.

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