Joline Persson Planefors remains undefeated to win Sofia International Open

    12/02/13

    Bulgaria

    2013SofiaTop3.jpg Current European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader Joline Persson Planefors (center) of Sweden defeated PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (left), United States, 225-222, to win the Sofia International Open Sunday at Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Persson Planefors received 6.000 Euro for the victory. Voss pocketed 4.000 Euro for second place.

    In the semifinals, Persson Planefors flew past Alexey Parshukov (right) of Russia, 238-170, while Voss sidelined her fellow countrywoman Lisa Björklund, 192-165.

    As the higher seeded player, Parshukov finished third, worth 3.000 Euro. Björklund received 2.500 Euro for fourth place.

    The Sofia International Open ran from Nov. 23 thru Dec. 1, 2013 at 20-lane Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria, and offered total prize fund of 40.000 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 4.000 Euro to the runner-up and 3.000 and 2.500 Euro to the third and fourth place finisher, respectively.

    All players bowled at least one six-game qualifying block with unlimited re-entries. 56 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, December 1, including the top 8 from the a separate leader board of the squads conducted November 23-26 (Squads 1-12), the top 44 qualifiers plus the top 4 of the single-game Desperado Squad.

    All 56 qualifiers bowl 6 games scratch in Round One. The top 28 players advance to the single-elimination finals in best-of-three games format. In each round the highest seeded player bowls the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player bowls the second lowest seeded player, etc.

    The top 4 qualify for Round Three (seeded 1-4), while players ranked 5-28 advance to Round Two. The field will be trimmed to 16, 8 and then four players who will determine the champion in single-game semifinals and final.

     


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    Sofia International Open


    Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria (Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2013)

    Championship Round:
    1. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 6.000 Euro
    2. Brian Voss, United States, 4.000 Euro
    3. Alexey Parshukov, Russia, 3.000 Euro
    4. Lisa Björklund, Sweden, 2.500 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: No. 15 Persson Planefors def. No. 14 Parshukov, 238-170
    Semifinal Match 2: No. 4 Voss def. No. 28 Björklund, 192-165
    Championship: Persson Planefors def. Voss, 225-222.
    Persson Planefors and Björklund received 8 pins handicap each game.

     


    Final Standings - Places 5-56 (Cashers)


    5. Giorgos Stefanidis, Greece, 2.000 Euro
    6. Catalin Gheorghe, Romania, 1.500 Euro
    7. Jonathan Eriksson, Sweden, 1.200 Euro
    8. Mihail Sezenias, Greece, 1.000 Euro
    9. Brian Valenta, United States, 800 Euro
    10. Pasi Uotila, Finland, 800 Euro
    11. *Nafsika Deligianni, Greece, 500 Euro
    12. Thomas Gross, Austria, 500 Euro
    13. Nikos Kekesis, Greece, 500 Euro
    14. Dimitrios Karetsos, Greece, 500 Euro
    15. Plamen Stanchev, Bulgaria, 500 Euro
    16. Radoslav Tenchev, Bulgaria, 500 Euro
    17. Timmy Fredriksson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    18. Teemu Asplund, Finland, 500 Euro
    19. Bj√łrn Einar Rudshagen, Norway, 500 Euro
    20. Alexandros Kopsialis, Greece, 500 Euro
    21. Christoffer Jakobsson, Sweden, 400 Euro
    22. Yavor Milanov, Bulgaria, 400 Euro
    23. Jonas Sjögren, Sweden, 400 Euro
    24. Or Aviram, Israel, 400 Euro
    25. Stavros Parasakis, Greece, 400 Euro
    26. Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 400 Euro
    27. Tommy Peterson, Greece, 400 Euro
    28. Bojan Kovacic, Serbia, 400 Euro
    29. Antonis Bekas, Bulgaria, 400 Euro
    30. Georgos Venetis, Greece, 400 Euro
    31. Marius Piticariu, Romania, 300 Euro
    32. Nikolay Petrov, Bulgaria, 300 Euro
    33. Marius Balan, Romania, 300 Euro
    34. Panagiotis Nikitas, Greece, 300 Euro
    35. Michael Michajlow, Germany, 300 Euro
    36. Georgi Dimov, Bulgaria, 300 Euro
    37. Kaloiyan Ivanov, Bulgaria, 300 Euro
    38. Kostas Liratzis, Greece, 300 Euro
    39. Vladimir Strbac, Serbia, 300 Euro
    40. Brett Pachoulis, Greece, 300 Euro
    41. Todor Lichev, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    42. Mehmet Kaya, Turkey, 200 Euro
    43. Valentin Lobanov, Ukraine, 200 Euro
    44. Michael Loos, Austria, 200 Euro
    45. Ruslan Vasilev, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    46. Konstantinos Kyriakos, Greece, 200 Euro
    47. David Orlanda, Romania, 200 Euro
    48. Vasilis Stefopoulos, Greece, 200 Euro
    49. Dian Dinev, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    50. Boris Panayotov, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    51. Nikos Papapetropoulos, Greece, 200 Euro
    52. Zabi Sikander, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    53. Antoan Marinov, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    54. Nikolay Madolev, Bulgaria, 200 Euro
    55. Uluc Atilgan, Turkey, 200 Euro
    56. Anton Makarov, Russia, 200 Euro

     


    Round of 8


    Single-Elimination in best-of-three games format; winners advance, losers eliminated. * Women including eight pins handicap each game.

     

     

    Round of 16


    Single-Elimination in best-of-three games format; winners advance, losers eliminated. * Women including eight pins handicap each game.

     

     

    Round of 24


    Single-Elimination in best-of-three games format; winners advance, losers eliminated. * Women including eight pins handicap each game.

     

     

    Final Round One


    The top 28 advance to the single-elimination finals. The top 4 receive one bye.

     


    Sofia International Open - Standings after Qualifying and Desperado Squad


    Total 56 players - the top eight of Squads 1-12 (places 1-8), the next 44 players based on the six-game total (places 9-52) and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad (places 53-56) - advanced to the finals.