European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/06/10

Ulf Bolleby sets the pace in 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

2010EBT05UlfBolley2_small.jpgFormer world champion Ulf Bolleby, Sweden, took the early lead in the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Bolleby posted a 1355 six-game total and an average of 225.83. Bolleby started his series with 258, the highest game of the tournament thus far, and added 227, 199, 188, 236 and 247. Mark Jacobs, Netherlands, was second with 1296. Qualifying continues on Saturday with Squads 2 and 3 at 1pm and 5pm CET.

Coming This Week

03/05/10

Live Coverage from the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

2010EBT05BECLogo_small.jpgThe Brunswick Euro Challenge, which will be held from March 8-14, 2010 at 28-laner Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin near Paris, France, is the fifth event of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Gold" tournaments. As of today 471 players from 37 countries have registered for the event which offers total prize fund of 90.000 Euro. BowlingdigitalBanner_mini.jpgBowlingdigital will cover the BEC live including our much-anticipated high definition videos and high quality photos.
The stepladder finals will be broadcasted live on Eurosport 2 Sunday, March 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. CET.

ETBF News

03/04/10

ETBF Secretary General Rune Widell retires from Bowling

ETBFSecGenRuneWidell_small.jpgETBFSecGenValgeirGudbjartsson_small.jpgAddie Ophelders, President of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation, has announced that the completion of the last ETBF presidium meeting minutes marked the last action of Rune Widell (l.), Sweden, as Secretary General of ETBF. Widell will retire after 25 years serving in international bowling. An old era ends and a new era begins. Valgeir Gudbjartsson (r.), Iceland, has been appointed to the position of Secretary General of ETBF starting March 1st, 2010.

EBT News

03/03/10

Two tournaments cancelled, one postponed, 2010 Masters moved to Denmark

2010 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments

2010EBTLogo_small.jpgWithin in a week, the 2010 European Bowling Tour lost two of its tournaments and was reduced to 19 events as the Austria Challenge (EBT Silver) in Vienna and the Ankara Open (EBT Gold) in Turkey have been cancelled by the organizers. The EBT also announced that the tournament in Torneo Internazionale di Roma, Italy was postponed from September to November and the 2010 EBT Masters will be moved from Vienna to Aalborg, Denmark.

2010 European Bowling Rankings

03/01/10

Dominic Barrett rises to the top in 2010 EBT men's ranking after Barcelona

Tina Hulsch moves into second place in EBT women's ranking

2010EBT04DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009BWCTinaHulsch3_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, made his third consecutive championship round appearance of the 2010 European Bowling Tour finishing second in the Catalonia Open, the fourth tournament of the season. Besides the 6.000 Euro top prize Barrett received 100 ranking points en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 EBT men's ranking with 325 points. In the women's division, Tina Hulsch (r.), Germany, leaped from 5th to second place with 215 ranking points.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

03/01/10

Thomas Larsen wins his first career EBT title in 8th Catalonia Open

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

2010EBT04BarrettLarsenLeal_small.jpgDane Thomas Larsen (center) defeated the hottest player on the 2010 European Bowling Tour, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, 235-229, to win the 8th Catalonia Open and the 6.000 Euro top prize.In the opening match Barrett, seeded second, flew past No. 3, women's ranking winner Luz Adriana Leal (r.) from Colombia, 287-201, to make his third consecutive EBT title match. Barrett received 3.000 Euro for second place, while Leal earned 2.000 Euro for third place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/28/10

Gery Verbruggen wins qualifying VIII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa

48 players - 27 men and 21 women - advance to Sunday's finals

2010EBT04GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg2010EBT04OskuPalermaa_small.jpgGery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, was the sole player in the qualifying of the Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa who cracked the 1400-bar with 1411 six-game total and an average of 235.17 en route to lead 48 players into Sunday's finals at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona. Joining Verbruggen as squad leader on Saturday were Mathias Sarmadi, France, (2nd, 1373), Patricia Luoto, Germany, (10th, 1341) and Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland (6th, 1350).

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/27/10

Luz Adriana Leal holds on to the qualifying lead in Catalonia Open

Anders Lousdal, Martin Paulsson qualify for the finals through Squad 7 and 8

2010EBT04AndersLousdal_small.jpg2010EBT04MartinPaulsson_small.jpg Luz Adriana Leal, Colombia, held on to qualifying lead in VIII Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa after the conclusion of Squads 7 an8 Friday night at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. The long-time Colombian national team member leads a field of 107 players from 16 countries with 1366 including 48 pins handicap. Dane Anders Lousdal (l.) and Martin Paulsson (r.), Sweden, led Squad 7 and 8 with 1326 and 1309, respectively, en route qualify for Sunday's finals.

2010 European Bowling Tour #4

02/27/10

Rossi, Larsen qualify for Catalonia Open finals by leading Squads 5 and 6

Swede Peder Grimsen shoots the first 300 game of the tournament

2010EBT04ThomasLarsen_small.jpg2010EBT04PederGrimsen_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.), Denmark, led the high-scoring Squad 6 in the 8th Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa Friday afternoon at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain, to earn a spot for the finals on Sunday. Larsen had high games of 247 (2) and a low game of 203 for 1362 to move into second place in the overall standings, just four pins behind qualifying leader Luz Adriana Leal from Colombia (1366). Peder Grimsen (r.), Sweden, rolled the tournament's first 300 game.

England

02/26/10

11th Weber Cup returns to Barnsley Metrodome in November

2010 World Tenpin Masters cancelled due to economic downturn

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpgMatchroom Sport, organizer of the USA vs. Europe Weber Cup has announced that the 11th annual edition will take place at the Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November as ten of the best bowlers representing the USA and Europe return to do battle. In other tenpin news, regrettably the World Tenpin Masters will not be taking place in 2010, following twelve years of the event. This is due to the world-wide economic downturn.

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.


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