European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #2

02/08/10

Dirk Baade takes the early lead in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

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

2009EBT04NicoleSanders_small.jpg2010EBT02DirkBaade_small.jpgDirk Baade (l.), Germany, leads the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament after the first day of qualifying. Baade had a 1319 6-game total and an average of 219.83. Dutch national team member Nicole Sanders (r.) and 2-time world champion Martina Beckel, Germany, were close behind with 1314 and 1306, resp. Qualifying runs through Saturday Feb. 13. A total of 48 players will advance to the finals.

Ireland

01/25/10

Dominic Barrett wins his second Irish Open Championships

Stillorgan Leisureplex in Dublin, Ireland (Jan. 22-24, 2010)

2009EBT14DominicBarrett_small.jpg2008 Irish Open champion and last year's runner-up, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, captured his second Irish Open Championships Sunday at Stillorgan Leisureplex in Dublin, Ireland. Barrett overtook the lead in the third round of the finals to lead the top 8 players into the final match play portion. He started his match against Ireland's Alan Gibbons with the tournament's second 300 game and never looked back. He finished with 4567 pinfall total and an average of 235.11 for 19 games to earn the 3.000 Euro top prize.

Ireland

01/24/10

Haukås, Kellegher claim Open Division titles in 11th Hammer ALSAA Re-Entry Open

Alsaa Bowl in Dublin, Ireland (Jan. 2-23, 2010)

2007EBT17KennethHaukas_small.jpg2007AOAimeeKellegher_small.jpgKenneth Haukås (l.) from Norway and Aimee Kellegher (r.), Ireland, finished the 11th Hammer ALSAA Re-Entry Open at ALSAA Bowl in Dublin, Ireland, atop the leaderboard in the men's and women's Open Division. Haukås became the 6th Norwegian champion with a 1309 series and an average of 261,80 for five games. Kellegher became the first Irish women's champion with 1122 (224.40 avg.). Haukås pocketed the 800 Euro top prize while Kellegher received 400 Euro.

Switzerland

01/18/10

Ancarani, Schliengensief win Zurich Singles Championships 2010

Bowling Center BeSeCo in Rümikon-Winterthur, Switzerland (Jan. 17, 2010)

2010ZurichSCSchlingensiefAncarani_small.jpgSandro Ancarani (right) of Winterthur, Switzerland, and Manuela Schliengensief (left), Germany, won the men's and women's titles in the Zurich Singles Championships 2010 Sunday at Bowling Center BeSeCo in Rümikon-Winterthur, Switzerland. The Championships drew 65 men (Divisions A-C) and 22 women (Divisions A and B). Joel Lienhard of Ettenhofen and Dora Perlmutter of Stäfa won the title in Division B while Fritz Jeker of Winkel b. Bülach finished first in Men's Division C.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

01/12/10

Koivuniemi, Tan become the first leaders of the 2010 European ranking season

2010EBT01MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpg2009DHCCherieTan_small.jpgTraditionally the men's and women's leaders of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki, Finland - Mike Koivuniemi (l.), Finland, and Cherie Tan (r.), Singapore - became the first leaders of the 2010 European ranking season. Both players received 250 ranking points for winning the EBT Platinum event. The Tour takes a four-week break before heading to the Netherlands for the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2010 from Feb. 7-14, 2010 at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg


2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/11/10

Mika Koivuniemi comes from behind to win his second Brunswick Ballmaster Open title

Earns 15.000 Euro and takes the lead in the European Bowling Tour rankings

2010EBT01Top4_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi extended the winning streak of the Finns in the Brunswick Ballmaster Open when he defeated fellow PBA champion and No. 1 seed, Parker Bohn III, 248-203, Sunday evening at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. It was the second victory in the Ballmaster for "The Big Finn" after 1998. Koivuniemi received 15.000 Euro and 250 ranking points for winning the first EBT Platinum event, which will propel him to the top of the 2010 EBT men's rankings.


2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/11/10

Parker Bohn III earns No. 1 seed for Brunswick Ballmaster Open stepladder finals

2010EBT01ParkerBohn_small.jpgPBA and USBC Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III (pictured), United States, averaged over 240 in match play and had a 12-4-1 won-loss-tie record en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open Sunday evening at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. No. 2 Cherie Tan, Singapore, No. 3 Tomas Leandersson, Sweden and No. 4 Mika Koivuniemi, Finland will battle it out for the right to bowl Bohn for the title, the 15.000 Euro top prize and 250 ranking points.


2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/10/10

Dominic Barrett leads top 16 into match play portion at Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Cherie Tan wins women's rankings; three 300 games rolled in Final Round One

2009EBT14DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009DHCCherieTan_small.jpgLast year's runner-up Dominic Barrett (l.) took the No. 1 seed with 1880 total and an average of 235 to lead the top 16 players into the match play portion of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, used one of three 300 games in the round to land in second place with 1874. Cherie Tan (r.), Singapore, was the only woman who survived the cut and will automatically become the first women's ranking leader in the 2010 EBT ranking season.

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/10/10

Mike Fagan wins qualifying in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Joonas Maunula shoots 300 in Desperado Squad; low to cash is 1349 (224.83)

2010EBT01MikeFagan_small.jpgPBA champion and two-time EBT winner Mike Fagan, United States, won finished the qualifying of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open atop the 507-player leaderboard with 1572 pinfall total and an average of 262 over six games. 4-time European ranking winner Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, took the 44th and final spot to advance with 1349 (224.83). Joonas Maunula finished qualifying with a 300 game in the Desperado squad. A total of 48 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, Jan. 10.


2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/10/10

Squad 12 and 13 leaders Alho, Årup move into top 10 in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Defending champ Pasi Uotila falls out of the top 44 with his 1343 total

2009VOTimoAlho300_small.jpg2009EBT04MathiasArup_small.jpgTimo Alho (l.) from Finland and Swede Mathias Årup (r.) set the pace in qualifying squads 12 and 13 Saturday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland en route to move into the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings of the 40th Brunswick Ballmaster Open. Alho felled 1452 pins in Squad 12 including a 299 game to leap from 41st to 6th place, while Årup led Squad 13 with 1436 including 280 and 279 en route to land in 9th place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/09/10

Agerbo, Koivuniemi, Barrett crack top 10 in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Koivuniemi shoots the second 300 game of the EBT Platinum event

2010EBT01JesperAgerbo_small.jpg2010EBT01MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgThree players cracked the top 10 in the qualifying of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open in the 11th qualifying squad Saturday night at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Jesper Agerbo (l.), Denmark, led the squad with 1469 to jump into third place. PBA superstar Mika Koivuniemi (r.) finished with with the second 300 game of the tournament to move to 7th place with 1441. Last year's runner-up, Dominic Barrett, England, leaped into 10th place with 1410.

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/09/10

Heino, Hulsch lead Squads 9 and 10 in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

PBA's Mike Fagan continues to lead qualifying with 262 average

2010EBT01MikaHeino_small.jpg2009BWCTinaHulsch3_small.jpgPBA champion and two-time EBT winner Mike Fagan, United States, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open after the conclusion of Squads 9 and 10 Friday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Fagan leads the 455--player field with 1572 six-game total and an average of 262.00. Mika Heino (l.), Finland and Tina Hulsch (r.), Germany led the first two squads on Friday with 1423 and 1366 to leap into 6th and 15th place, resp.

Sweden

01/09/10

Leandersson finally wins AIK Tournament in Stockholm

Eklund, Glendert win Super Six Tour 2009 finals

2010AIKTomasLeandersson_small.jpgTomas Leandersson (l.), Sweden, estimates that he has participated about 25 times in the AIK Tournament at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. This year, the popular tournament celebrated its 30th anniversary with the finals being held on Jan. 6. For the first time in his illustrious career, Leandersson walked away with the winner's trophy after defeating his arch rival, Tore Torgersen, Norway, in the title match, 215-193. Dennis Eklund and Malin Glendert won the Super Six Tour 2009 finals,


2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/08/10

Joonas Huolman cracks top 10 in Squad 8 at Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Mike Fagan leads the 396-player field halfway through the qualifying

2010EBT01MikeFagan_small.jpg2010EBT01JoonasHuolman_small.jpgFinn Joonas Huolman (l.) finished the 8th qualifying squad of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open Thursday evening with 1404 pinfall total en route to crack the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings. The 8th of 15 qualifying squad featured 62 instead of 72 players as 10 bowlers from England and Italy missed the squad due to a snow storm in Great Britain. PBA champ Mike Fagan (r.), United States, leads the 396-player field with 1572 (262 avg.).

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/08/10

PBA champ Mike Fagan powers his way into the lead in Helsinki

Swede Ken Wahlgren rolls the first 300 game of the tournament

200910PBAMikeFagan_small.jpg2009BWCMartinLarsen_small.jpgPBA champion and two-time EBT winner Mike Fagan (l.), United States, fired a huge 1572 series, an average of 262 over six games, to rocket into the lead in the qualifying of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open Thursday afternoon at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Swedish standout Martin Larsen (r.) finished jumped into second place with 1505. His compatriot Karl Wahlgren rolled the first 300 game of the tournament. 

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/07/10

Toni Palermaa shoots into the lead in Squad 6 at Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Cherie Tan, Parker Bohn III crack the top 10

2010EBT01ToniPalermaa_small.jpg200910PBAParkerBohn_small.jpgToni Palermaa (l.) , younger brother of two-handed sensation Osku Palermaa, fired a 1454 six-game series Wednesday afternoon at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, en route to shoot into the lead in the Brunswick Ballmaster Open. Singapore women's national team member Cherie Tan, Joonas Jähi, Finland, and PBA superstar Parker Bohn III (r.) cracked the top 10. Qualifying continues on Thursday, Jan. 7, with Squads 7 and 8.

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/07/10

No changes atop the leaderboard after the Seniors Squad in Helsinki

Squad 5 leader Timo Muto moves into 20th place

BallmasterOpenLogo_small.jpgA full squad of 72 players over 50 years of age, all from Finland, took to the 36 lanes at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, on Wednesday morning at 11am local time for the fifth out of 15 qualifying squads in the Brunswick Ballmaster Open, the season-opening event of the 2010 European Bowling Tour. Timo Murto led the seniors with 1303 pinfall total and an average of 217.17 en route to move into 20th place in the qualifying standings. Youth Squad 1 leader Matti Knutar remained unchallenged atop the qualifying leaderboard with 1416 (236 avg.).

2010 ECC

01/06/10

Organizers of the European Champions Cup 2010 release the Bulletin

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Oct. 25-31, 2010)

2010ECCLogo_small.jpgAhmet Recep Tekcan, President of the Turkish Bowling Federation, and Sinem Aydın Devrim, CEO of the host Rollhouse Bowling Center, have released the first and final bulletin for the 2010 European Champions Cup to be held in Ankara, Turkey from Oct. 25-31, 2010. The 2010 ECC will be staged at 24-lane Rollhouse Bowling Center, host of the Ankara Open, a European Bowling Tour Gold tournament (Sept. 18-26, 2010). Entry deadline is June 15, 2010.

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/04/10

Knutar refuses to fall; leads Brunswick Ballmaster Open after first weekend

Four squad leaders atop the 221-player field

2010EBT01MattiKnutar_small.jpg2010EBT01VeliMattiTissarinen_small.jpgMatti Knutar (l.),leads the qualifying in the Brunswick Ballmaster Open, the first of two EBT Platinum events in the 2010 season, after the first weekend. The young Finn used high games of 299 and 279 to lead the under-24 youth squad (#1) with 1416 6-game total. With four of 15 squads in books, the four squad leaders sit atop the 221-player field. Veli-Matti Tissarinen (r.) finished Squad 4 on Sunday evening with 233, 235, 256 and 248 to shoot into second place with 1388.

2010 European Bowling Tour #1

01/04/10

Knutar holds on to the lead in Brunswick Ballmaster Open after Squad 3

Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland (Jan. 2-10, 2010)

2010EBT01MattiKnutar_small.jpg2010EBT01VilleHaggman1_small.jpgMatti Knutar (l.) held on to the lead in the qualifying of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Knutar, who had a 1416 6-game series in Squad 1 (236 avg.), is 37 pins ahead of Squad 2 leader Jesse Lindholm (1379). Ville Häggman led Squad 3 on Sunday afternoon to move into third place with 1362. The Ballmaster, one of two EBT Platinum events, offers 105.000 Euro total prize money (approx. $150.000) with 15.000 Euro going to the winner.

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