European Bowling News Overview

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/06/09

Palermaa, Luoto lead EBT Rankings after five events

2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg2008EBT14PatriciaLuoto_small.jpg Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, sit atop the men's and women's leaderboard after five of 16 events in the 2009 European Bowling Tour ranking season. All five events were EBT "Majors" and offered between 100 and 2 ranking points for the top 50 men and the top 50 women. The EBT Tour takes a short break before heading to Slovenia for the 3rd Qubica/AMF Open 2009 at Bowling Center Gladiator in Ljubljana from April 14-19, 2009.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/05/09

Ghislaine van der Tol comes from behind to win the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

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

2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol_small.jpgDutch national team member Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured), who made it to the finals of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open through the Desperado Squad, survived five 4-game rounds en route to claim the No. 1 seed for the playoffs over two games total pinfall. The lefty defeated Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, in the semi-final, 425-386, and went on to defeat No. 2 seed Tomas Leandersson, Sweden, 453-403, to claim the EBT "Major" and the 10.000 Euro top prize. Leandersson, who eliminated compatriot Robert Andersson in the other semifinal, 469-457, received 6.000 Euro for second place. Andersson and Karlsson earned 3.500 Euro each for third and fourth place.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/05/09

Robert Andersson wins qualifying in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

2008EBT06RobertAndersson_small.jpgSeven Swedes, two Finns and one Norwegian finished the qualifying in the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open atop the 158-player field. World Champion Robert Andersson (pictured left), Sweden, had games of 257, 239, 255, 229, 258 and 234 on Friday en route to win the qualifying with 1472 six-game total and an average of 245.33. Andersson's compatriots Peter Norderson and Martin Larsen, who won the Kuwait Open last week, finished in second and third place with 1441 and 1440, respectively. A total of 48 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, April 5.


2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/05/09

Swedes dominate qualifying in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

Leandersson shoots two perfect games on Friday

2009EBT05TomasLeandersson_small.jpg2008EBT06RobertAndersson_small.jpgOutstanding performance by Swedish bowlers in the qualifying of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open Friday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Swedes Martin Paulsson, Robert Andersson, Tomas Leandersson and Mathias Arup led all four qualifying squads on Friday. Leandersson (pictured left), who has won numerous gold medals on World and European level, highlighted the day with two perfect games. Andersson (right) overtook the overall qualifying lead with 1472. Sweden has a total of 11 players among the top 20.


2009 European Youth Championships

04/04/09

Europe's top youth bowlers meet in Malmo, Sweden for their annual championship

Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden (April 4-13 2009)

 It's Easter time and Europe's top boys and girls bowlers are getting ready to start the 22nd annual European Youth Championships. The 7-day competition runs from April 6-12 at Baltiska Bowlinghallen in Malmo, Sweden. The EYC 2009 are divided in two divisions - boys and girls. Each team consists of maximum four male and four female players, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Teams, All Events and Masters. 30 ETBF member federations have conformed to participate.

2009 European Bowling Tour #5

04/03/09

Scandinavians sit atop the qualifying leaderboard in 6th Istanbul Bowling Open

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

2009EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpgWith 12 of 20 qualifying squads in the books, Swede Peter Norderson held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 6th Istanbul Bowling Open currently underway at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Norderson, who posted a 1441 six-game total in Squad 6, was challenged by two other Scandinavians, who arrived from the Kuwait Open. Tore Torgersen (l.), Norway posted 1418 and Osku Palermaa (r.), Finland, fresh off a runner-up finish in Kuwait, had 1407 to leap into second and third place, resp.


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


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