European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/02/09

Peter Norderson takes commanding lead in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

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

2009EBT05PeterNorderson_small.jpgSwede Peter Norderson rolled games of 246, 224, 244, 257 and finished his qualifying block with a low game of 192 and a high game of 278 to take a commanding lead in the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Norderson posted a 1441 total in Squad 6 on Wednesday, an average of 240.17 over six games, to overtake previous leader Alexey Parshukov, Russia, by 92 pins. Parshukov, who led Squad 9 on Thursday morning with 1307 sits in second place in the overall qualifying standings with 1349.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/01/09

No changes on Day Two Qualifying in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

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

2009EBT05AlexeyParshukov_small.jpg2009EBT05HabibDogan2_small.jpgAlexey Parshukov (l.) from Russia held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open after five squads with 1349 six-game total and an average of 224.83. Long-time Turkish international Habib Dogan (r.) sits in second place with 1346. The 6th Istanbul Bowling Open is the fifth stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Majors. The total prize fund is 68,000 Euro with 10.000 going to the winner. Lasse Lintilä, Finland, is the defending champion.


EBT/PBA News

04/01/09

European Bowling Tour decides upon exemption for PBA World Series

Top-ranked man after Aalborg Int'l gets chance to bowl in 5 PBA events in August

PBAWSOBLogo_small.jpg2009EBTLogo_small.jpgAs reported earlier the Professional Bowlers Association will start the 2009-10 PBA Tour season with a seven-tournament Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour World Series of Bowling to be held in Metro Detroit in August 2009. Kim Thorsgaard Jensen, Vice President of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation, EBT Director and tournament organizer of the EBT Brunswick Aalborg International has announced today that the EBT exemption will be given to the "highest ranked player in the men’s division of the European Bowling Tour after the Brunswick Aalborg International."

2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/01/09

Alexey Parshukov takes the early lead in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

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

2009EBT05AlexeyParshukov_small.jpg2009EBT05HabibDogan_small.jpgAlexey Parshukov (l.) from Russia leads the qualifying of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open after three squads at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Parshukov set the pace in Squad 1 with games of 177, 238, 248, 234, 236, 216 and a 1349 six-game total, an average of 224.83. Long-time Turkish international Habib Dogan, Turkey (r.) led Squad 2 and 3 with 1282 and 1346, respectively, to sit in second place. Qualifying will run through Saturday, April 4.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/31/09

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video Section now complete

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 15, 2009)

The 6th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the 4th stop on the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". Bowlingdigital has produced nine videos during its extensive Live Coverage of the event. Besides our "Impressions" video we have recorded the entire Title Match, Semifinal Match and Opening Match, as well as the final frames of three 300 games. Highlights are a video from the Brunswick PBA pros conducting a youth clinic including a trick shot session and last but not least a Slow Motion study of the players in the Round of 32. To watch the High Definition videos

Israel

03/22/09

Israeli National teams selected for World & European Championships and Maccabiah Games

2009MGTeamIsrael_small.jpgThe 2009 Israeli National Team Trials ended on March 20-21 with the fifth and final qualifying event. Players competed for a spot on the national team for the 2009 Women's World Championships in Las Vegas (July 24 - August 3) and the 2009 Men's European Championships in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14) as well as for the Maccabiah Games in Netaneya Israel (July 12-23). The trials for the WWC and MEC included 40 games over five events during the last two months, 20 games on short oil and 20 games on long oil.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/20/09

BEC Video #9: Final Round of 32 in Slow Motion

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 15, 2009)

 The 6th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fourth stop on the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC 2009 offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 314 players from 28 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. We have recorded many players during the Round of 32 single-elimination match play finals in slow motion. To watch Bowlingdigital's Slomo video in High Definition (1280*720)

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/17/09

BEC Video #8: Title Match between Brian Voss and Mike Fagan

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 15, 2009)

 The 6th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fourth stop on the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC 2009 offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 314 players from 28 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. To watch Bowlingdigital's video of the title match between No. 2 seed Mike Fagan, and No. 1 seed Brian Voss, United States

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/17/09

BEC Video #7: Semifinal Match between Mike Fagan and Mai Ginge Jensen

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 15, 2009)

 The 6th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fourth stop on the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC 2009 offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 314 players from 28 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. In the semifinal match of the four-player stepladder final, European champion Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, the No. 4 seed, met last year's runner-up, PBA champion Mike Fagan, United States. To watch Bowlingdigital's video of the semifinal match

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/17/09

BEC Video #6: Opening Match between Mai Ginge Jensen and Kamilla Kjeldsen

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 15, 2009)

 The 6th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fourth stop on the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC 2009 offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 314 players from 28 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. In the opening match of the four-player stepladder final, Two Danish national team members, No 4 seed Mai Ginge Jensen and reigning EBT Masters champion Kamilla Kjeldsen, seeded third, squared off. To watch Bowlingdigital's video of the semifinal match

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

03/16/09

Ginge, Luoto move to the top of the EBT Women's Ranking in Paris

Palermaa regains lead in Men's Rankings

2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen4_small.jpg2009EBT04PatriciaLuoto_small.jpgMai Ginge Jensen (pictured left) from Denmark and Patricia Luoto (right), Germany overtook the lead in the European Bowling Tour women's ranking after the fourth tour stop in France. Two-time defending ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, regained the lead in the men's ranking. The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2009 EBT season will qualify for the EBT Masters to be held in Vienna, Austria, from May 3-4, 20010. The EBT Tour takes a two-week break before heading to Turkey for the EBT "Major" 6th Istanbul Bowling Open at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul from March 30 - April 5, 2009.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/16/09

Mike Fagan wins his second EBT title in Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009

Defeats fellow PBAer Brian Voss to win the 16.000 Euro top prize

2009EBT04Top4_small.jpg2009EBT04MikeFaganChampion_small.jpgPBA champion Mike Fagan (pictured left) won his second title on the European Bowling Tour when he defeated PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, 236-225, in the title match of the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 Sunday at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Fagan, who has won the 2005 Viernheim Open in Germany, received the 16.000 Euro top prize. Voss, who led the tournament after qualifying and match play and who was also targeting for his second EBT title after his victory in the Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain in 2005, earned 9.000 Euro for second place. Mai Ginge Jensen, who won the women's rankings, finished third with Kamilla Kjeldsen in fourth, both Denmark.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/16/09

Brian Voss earns the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Joanne Allsebrook, England, shoots the fifth perfecto of the BEC in the Round of 8

2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen_small.jpg2009EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, who led the qualifying in the Brunswick Euro Challenge Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, won three matches in the single-elimination match play portion on Sunday to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals. Fellow PBAer and last year's runner-up Mike Fagan secured the No. 2 seed. Fagan took advantage of Joanne Allsebrook's 2-1 semi-final defeat against Mai Ginge Jensen (left), Denmark, after the Allsebrook has started the match with a 300 game. Jensen, seeded fourth will meet compatriot Kamilla Kjeldsen (right) in the opening match. Stay tuned for our video from the championship match.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/16/09

BEC Video #5: Joanne Allsebrook rolls the fifth 300 game in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 15, 2009)

2009EBT04JoanneAllsebrook300_small.jpgJo Allsebrook, England, rolled the fifth 300 game in the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009 and the second by a woman Sunday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The perfecto came in the first game of her Round of 8 match against Dane Mai Ginge Jensen. It was the first 300 game in the single-elimination match play portion. To watch Bowlingdigital's video of Jo's last two strikes


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

Matt O'Grady on fire in Final Round One at Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 6-15, 2009)

2009EBT04MattOGrady_small.jpgFormer Junior Team USA member Matt O'Grady (pictured left) fired a huge 1561 series on Sunday morning at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, en route to lead the top 16 of Final Round One into the single-elimination match play portion. O'Grady, who missed the qualifying cut for 52nd place by mere one pin but qualified for the finals with a 249 game in the Desperado Squad, had games of 290, 269, 227, 232, 277 and 266 to lead second-place Martin Larsen (1469), Sweden, by 92 pins. Olivier Leroy, Belgium, hit the cutoff number for 16th place with 1317 and an average of 219.50. The top 16 will be seeded 17-32 and meet the top 16 qualifiers in single-elimination best-of-three games match play.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss wins qualifying in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Xavier Milet, Belgium, rolls 298 in Desperado Squad

2009EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpg2009EBT04JoanneAllsebrook_small.jpg23-time PBA champion Brian Voss (l.) won the qualifying in the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, en route to lead 64 players into the finals on Sunday. The PBA Hall of Famer had a score of 1537 and an average of 256.17 over six games. Fellow PBAer Mike Fagan was third with 1473. Joanne Allsebrook (r.), England, was sandwiched between the two PBA pros in second place with 1484 including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. The women did extremely well in the qualifying and had eight players among the top 11. A total of 64 players advanced to the finals on Sunday.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

BEC Video #4: Impressions from the Brunswick Euro Challenge 2009

Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 13, 2009)

BECLogo_small.jpg ValckeBowling.jpg The Brunswick Euro Challenge 1009 is the fourth stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC sponsored by Brunswick Bowling is organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. The total prize fund is 90,000 Euro (currently about US$114,000) with 16.000 Euro going to the winner. In addition Brunswick offers up to $1,000 bonus for shooting a 300 game with the new Brunswick "Wilde Ride" bowling ball in the 2009 BEC. To watch the video


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

Tanya Petty leads penultimate squad and cracks top 16 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Cut for top 16 is 1377, cut for top 52 is 1328

2009EBT04TanyaPetty2_small.jpg2009EBT04BrianVoss2_small.jpgTanya Petty (l.) from Germany played in her own class in the 22nd and penultimate qualifying squad of Brunswick Euro Challenge Saturday afternoon at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The 3-time European Champions Cup winner chalked up 1372 pins, an average of 228.67, and added 48 pins handicap to shoot into 9th place in the overall qualifying standings with 1420. 23-time PBA champion Brian Voss (r.), United States, leads the field of 313 players since Squad 13 with 1537 six-game total and an average of 256.17. Qualifying concludes tonight with Squad 23 and the Desperado Squad.

2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/15/09

Another strong showing by the women in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Jensen, Brøndsted, Glendert, Asbaty lead Squad 21; cut is at 1323

2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen_small.jpg2009EBT04MathiasArup_small.jpgFor the second consecutive squad on the last qualifying day in the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Paris, France, the women bowlers dominated the leaderboard at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Mai Ginge Jensen (l.), Denmark, led Squad 20 and improved her previous high score to 1408 in route to move into 10th place in the overall qualifying standings. Next were Britt Brøndsted, Denmark; Malin Glendert, Sweden and Diandra Asbaty, United States, who took 17th, 18th and 24th place. Mathias Årup (r.), Sweden, was the best man in the squad in fifth place with 1353, and leapfrogged into 29th place. Brian Voss, United States, continued to lead with 1537.


2009 European Bowling Tour #4

03/14/09

Three women crack the top 10 in Saturday morning squad in Brunswick Euro Challenge

4-time PBA champion Sean Rash is the "man on the bubble"

2009EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpg2009EBT04PatriciaLuoto_small.jpgThe first of the final four squads in the Brunswick Euro Challenge saw a strong performance by some of the top European women bowlers. Two-time European ranking champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (l.), Denmark, led the 56 players from Squad 20 on Saturday morning with 1445 including 48 pins handicap en route to jump into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Patricia Luoto (r.), Germany, was just 11 pins behind with 1434, good for fifth place overall. Reigning European ranking queen Nina Flack, Sweden, improved her score to 1375 to move into 7th place. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss held on to the lead with 1537.


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