European Bowling News Overview

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/12/10

Williams, Schaub continue to battle for the lead in Istanbul Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpg2010EBT08CassidySchaub_small.jpgDay One Stuart Williams (l.), England, and second-placed Cassidy Schaub (r.), United States, continued their battle for the lead in the qualifying of the 7th Istanbul Open Tuesday at Timeout Bowling Center. Schaub, a two-handed lefty, posted 1502 in Squad 3 to overtake the lead from Williams, who had 1456 on Monday. Two squads later, Williams rebounded with 1524 (254.00 avg.) to regain the lead. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 6-8.

Norway

05/12/10

Svein Ă…ke Ek, Patcharin Torgersen, win 2010 Norwegian Championships

Mads Sandbækken, Patcharin Torgersen qualify for 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

2010NORCPatcharinTorgersenSveinAkeEk_small.jpgSvein Åke Ek (r.), Vågan BK (BK means bowling club), and Patcharin Torgersen (l.), Solli BK, claimed the men's and women's singles title in the 2010 Norwegian Championships. Torgersen won another gold in Doubles with Ine Lorentzen, while Svein Roger Olsen and Thomas Fagerstrøm, Solli BK, secured the men's title. Mads Sandbækken and Torgersen will represent Norway in the 46th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup from Oct. 15-24, 2010 at Bowling 300 in Zagreb, Croatia.

2010 European Bowling Tour #8

05/11/10

Stuart Williams gets off to a great start in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (May 10-16, 2010)

2010EBT08StuartWilliams_small.jpgFresh off his victory in the Bahrain Open last week, Stuart Williams (pictured left), England, got off to a great start on the first day of qualifying in the 7th Istanbul Bowling Open Monday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Williams, who bowled full time on the 2009-10 PBA Tour, had games of 258, 215, 211, 257, 279 and 236 to set the pace with 1456 six-game total and an average of 242.56. Qualifying runs through Saturday, May 15th. A total of 48 players will advance to the finals on Sunday. The winner will receive 10.000 Euro. 

Sweden

05/04/10

Dennis Eklund ends Super Six title drought in Ă–rgryte International 2010

Strike&Co in Gothemburg, Sweden (April 25 - May 2, 2010)

2010SST03Top3_small.jpgIn a title match between two members of the Swedish national team, Dennis Eklund (center) defeated Martin Larsen, 202-195, to win the Ă–rgryte International 2010, the third stop of the Swedish Super Six Tour 2010. Eklund, who denied Larsen's bid for back-to-back victories and ended a 4-year title drought on the SST, pocketed 40.000 Swedish Krona for the feat or approx. USD5,500. Larsen (l.), seeded 4th, defeated Tore Torgersen and Mikael Roos (r.) on his way to the title match.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/21/10

Osku Palermaa in familiar place in European Bowling Tour ranking

No changes atop the EBT women's ranking

2010EBT07OskuPalermaa_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured), the two-hander from Finland, is in a familiar place after the conclusion of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open, the 7th tournament of the 2010 European Bowling Tour, which was contested April 14-18 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 3-time defending European Bowling Tour ranking champion (2007-'09) lost in the semifinals against eventual winner Wendy Kok, Netherlands, to earn just enough points to pass previous leader Dominic Barrett, England, and to stand alone atop the 2010 EBT men's ranking.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/19/10

Brian Miller sets the pace in PBA Senior Dayton Classic

Part-time Senior Tour player is first round leader

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Part-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Tour player Brian Miller (pictured) of Springfield, Ohio, averaged 230.2 for eight games to lead Sunday's first round qualifying in the PBA Senior Dayton Classic at Capri Lanes. Miller felled 1,842 over eight games and has a 23-pin lead over four-time Senior Tour and two-time Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour titlist Bob Chamberlain of The Villages, Fla., in second with a 1,819. The 144-player field will bowl another eight-game qualifying round on Monday after which the field will be cut to the top 32 players

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/19/10

Wendy Kok moves down the men's field to win 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Gery Verbruggen wins men's ranking Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010EBT07Top4_small.jpgWendy Kok, Netherlands, became the first women's champion in the 2010 European Bowling Tour season when she defeated Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, in the title match, 435-410. Kok, who received 8 pins handicap each game, earned 6.000 Euro for the feat, while Verbruggen got 3.000 (all prizes -25% tax). In the semifinals, Kok ousted Osku Palermaa, Finland, 515-450, while Verbruggen eliminated 7-time PBA champion Steve Jaros, United States, 498-408.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/18/10

Wendy Kok wins qualifying in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Kok, Gross, Palermaa, Völkel earn two byes for the finals on Sunday

2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpg2009VOThomasGross_small.jpgWendy Kok (l.), Netherlands, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open in Ljubljana, Slovenia, en route to lead total 44 players into Sunday's finals. Kok finished qualifying atop the 128-player leaderboard with 1439 six-game total including 48 pins women's handicap. Austria's Thomas Gross (r.) led Squad 11 on Saturday with 1431 including the tournament's high game of 279, to jump into second place with the field-best 238.50 average.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/17/10

Slovenia's Dušan Lajovic cracks top 4 at 4th Qubica/AMF Open

PBA star Steve Jaros shoots 1277 to sit in 16th place in qualifying

2010EBT07Dusanajovic_small.jpg2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpgDušan Lajovic (l.), Slovenia, missed the 1400-mark by one pin in Friday's qualifying squad 7 but moved into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open with 1399´pinfall total. Lajovic rolled games of 254, 222, 249, 205, 203 and 266 at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, an average of 233.17. Wendy Kok (r.), Netherlands, leads the 104 players into the final day of qualifying with 1439 including 48 pins handicap.


2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/16/10

Wendy Kok overtakes the qualifying lead in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Eight players from Squad 5 move into top 10; three crack 1400-bar

2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpgQualifying in the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 continued on Thursday with qualifying squads 5 and 6 at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The top 3 players from Squad 5 cracked the 1400-bar and the top 8 moved into the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings. Wendy Kok (pictured), Netherlands, had 1391 pinfall total, an average of 231.83, and added 48 pins handicap to move to the top of the leaderboard with 1439 total. Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 7-9 and runs through Saturday with the final qualifying squad 13 scheduled for 9pm.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/15/10

Dirk Völkel holds on to the lead in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Slovenian bowler dominate Squad 3, Squad 4 cancelled

2010EBT07MitjaMrzlikar_small.jpg2010EBT07DirkVolkel_small.jpgMitja Mrzlikar (l.), Slovenia, led the third qualifying squad of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 Wednesday evening at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but fell six pins short of the qualifying lead. Dirk Völkel (r.), Germany, held on to the lead with 1314 six-game total and an average of 219.00. Mrzlikar started with five games between 212 and 247 but had to settle for second place with 1308 due to a 186 in the final game.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/14/10

4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 gets underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dirk Völkel sets the pace after the first 2 of 13 qualifying squads

2010EBT07DirkVolkel_small.jpg 30 players from Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia took to the lanes at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena on Tuesday to kick off the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dirk Völkel (pictured), Germany, led the field after the first 2 of 13 qualifying squads with 1314 six-game total and an average of 219.00. The tournament is the 7th stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Silver" tournaments. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 3 and 4 at 5 and 9 p.m.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/12/10

2010 BEC Video #8 - Semifinal Match between Zulmazran Zulkifli (MAS) and Rob Thurlby (ENG)

Available in High and Lower Quality

2010EBT05V08SemifinalMatch_small.jpg The remaining four players after the single-elimination rounds of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge advanced to a traditional stepladder final to bowl for the title and the 13.000 Euro top prize. After defeating No. 4 Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela. In the opening match, No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, faced No. 2 Rob Thurlby, England, in the semifinal. The winner advanced to the title match against the No. 1 seed, Adrian Ang, Malaysia. To watch the semifinal match

Germany

04/12/10

Germany 2 wins Nations Cup at host center of the 2010 Men's World Championship

England's Paul Moor tops German veteran Jens Nickel in Individual All Events

2010NationsCupTeamGermany2_small.jpg2010NationsCupPaulMoor2_small.jpgGermany 2 (l.) won the Nations Cup 2010, a test event in preparation for the 2010 Men's World Championship at the host bowling center, Dream-Bowl Palace, in Unterföhring, Germany. The Germans led the mini-tournament after four disciplines,with 28812 pinfall total or an average of 208.78. Paul Moor (r.), England, won Individual All Events averaging of 214.91 over 23 games.

Germany

04/11/10

Germany sets the tone at Nations Cup in preparation for the Men's World Championship

England's Paul Moor shoots 300 in Doubles

2010NationsCupMarcoBaade2_small.jpg2010NationsCupJensNickelBodoKonieczny_small.jpgIn preparation for the 2010 Men's World Championship Austria, England, Switzerland and Germany sent their national squads to 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany for the Nations Cup 2010. Marco Baade (l.) led the Singles on Friday while Jens Nickel and Bodo Konieczny (r.), all Germany, won the Doubles. Paul Moor. England, rolled the first 300 of the event in Doubles. 

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/06/10

2010 BEC Video #7 - PBA pros Bohn, Duke, O'Neill - bowling ball release in slow motion

Available in High and Lower Quality

2010EBT05V07PBAProsSlomo_small.jpg The 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge, a European Bowling Tour Gold tournament, drew 448 players from 34 countries. Among the 351 men were 33-time PBA champion and 2-time PBA Player of the Year, Norm Duke, 32-time PBA champion and 2-time PBA Player of the Year, Parker Bohn III, reigning U.S. Open champion and runner-up in the 2009-10 PBA Player of the Year race, Bill O'Neill. To watch how the three PBA stars release the bowling ball (in slow motion)

Sweden

04/06/10

Martin Larsen wins second stop of the Swedish Super Six Tour 2010

Defeats Stop 1 winner Tomas Leandersson to win O'Learys Tournament Skövde

2010SST02TomasLeanderssonMartinLarsen_small.jpgMultiple World Champion Martin Larsen (r.), Sweden, is back in the winner's circle of the Swedish Super Six Tour after defeating Team Pergamon team mate Tomas Leandersson(r.)  in the title match of O'Learys Tournament Skövde, the second stop of the 2010 Tour. The title match was one-sided from the beginning as Leandersson, who has won the first SST stop in Stockholm in January, opened in the first frame and again in the fifth while Larsen started with a spare and a four-bagger to cruise to victory, 247-180.

2010 EYC

04/05/10

Estonia's Kert Truus ends 23rd European Youth Championships with victory in Boys Masters

Shoots the Championship's fourth 300 in the deciding game of the title match

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg Kert Truus from Estonia saved his best the very last game of the 23rd European Youth Championships and rolled a 300 game to win the gold medal in Boys Masters with a 2-1 victory over Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark. Truus opened with a 235-225 win in game one but Hansen rebounded with a 224-191 win in game two to force a deciding third game. Hansen, who won the gold medal in Doubles with Mik Stampe, earned the silver medal while Marcus Henriksson, Sweden and Arturs Levikins, Latvia, shared the bronze medal.

2010 EYC

04/05/10

Israel's Shahaf Antin wins Girls Masters title at 23rd European Youth Championships

Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin, France (March 26- April 4, 2010)

2010EYCGirlsMastersPodium_small.jpgShahaf Antin from Israel came back from a 0-1 deficit to defeat Marija Tkachenko, Latvia, two-games-to-one, en route to win the gold medals in the Girls Masters competition in the 23rd European Youth Championships Easter Sunday at Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin, France. It was the first gold medal in the Girls' Division which wasn't won by a Swedish bowler. Tkachenko earned the silver medal while Ida Andersson, Sweden, and Nadine Motzer, Germany, shared the bronze medal.


2010 EYC

04/04/10

Jenny Wegner wins gold medals No. 3 and No. 4 in Girls Singles and All Events

Sweden targets to sweep the titles in Girls' Division at European Youth Championships

2010EYCLogo_small.jpg Doubles and Team champion Jenny Wegner from Sweden added gold medals No. 3 and No. 4 in the 23rd European Youth Championships by winning the titles in All Events and Singles Saturday. Wegner fired a 1380 six-game series in the Singles preliminaries (230 average) to secure her third gold medal in All Events with 3837 (213.16) and to earn the No. 1 seed for the Singles finals. In the title match, Wegner cruised to her fourth title in as many events with a 189-157 victory over Kirsten MacGregor, England.

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