Gery Verbruggen wins his 11th EBT title in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament


    2011 European Bowling Tour #1

    Tanya Cuva wins Women's Rankings in Tilburg; Paul Moor overtakes lead in Men's Rankings

    2011EBT03GeryVerbruggen2.jpgFour-time European Bowling Tour ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (pictured left) of Belgium won his 11th career EBT title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands.

    The lefty, who has dominated the EBT rankings in the Tour's first four years (2000-03), rolled games of 221 and 252 in the sixth and final round to beat out Dane Jesper Agerbo for the title and the 8.000 Euro top prize by mere two pins, 473-471.

    Agerbo, who was down by nine pins after a 212 in the first game fired a huge 259 to narrow the gap to two pins but had to settle for second place worth 6.000 Euro.

    2011EBT03Top4.jpgThree-time EBT ranking champion Paul Moor, England, (2004-06), landed in third place with 451 behind games of 215 and 236. Moor, who received 4.000 Euro for third place, overtook the lead in the EBT Men's Rankings after the third event this season.

    Fourth place belonged to Timo Schroeder, Germany, with 395. Schroeder garnered 2.000 Euro. L-R Verbruggen, Agerbo, Moor and Schroeder.

    Tanya Cuva, Germany, was the sole women, who had advanced to the fifth round, en route to win the women's rankings in Tilburg. The World Champion and three European Champions Cup winner finished in seventh place behind three-time EBT Ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland (2007-09; 5th) and sandwiched between Danes Jimmy Mortensen (6th) and Mik Stampe (8th).

    Defending EBT Men's ranking champion, Dominica Barrett, England, did not compete in Tilburg but in Doha, Qatar, where he won the 2011 Emir Cup.

    The Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament is the third stop of the 2011 European Bowling Tour and first of seven EBT "Silver" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held from Sunday Feb. 28 through Sunday March 6, 2011 at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg, a 20-laner in Tilburg, Netherlands.

    Since the Viborg International in Viborg, Denmark originally scheduled for July 30-Aug. 7, 2011 has been cancelled, the 2011 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tour stops in 17 countries including two Platinum, six Gold, seven Silver and six Satellite tournaments.

    The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament such as the Bronzen Schietspoel earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    The total prize fund of the 2011 Tour exceeds one million Euro. The top 16 men and women in the EBT ranking will qualify for the fifth EBT Masters at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany on April 30 and May 1, 2012.

    Participants in the 2011 Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament will compete for total prize money of 51.200 Euro or approximately US $70,390 with 8.000 Euro going to the winner, 6.000 to the runner-up and 4.000 and 2.000 to third and fourth place finishers, respectively.

    The Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament features dual lane condition. The left lane is dressed with the 46 feet long pattern (pdf file), the right lane with the 33 feet short pattern (pdf file).

    2010EBT02DennisEklund_small.jpg2010EBT02MartinaBeckel2_small.jpg Dennis Eklund (pictured left) of Sweden rolled two big games, 251 and 259, to claim the title in last year's Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament while fourth place Martina Beckel (right), Germany, led the women's ranking in Tilburg in 2010.

    Qualifying ran through Saturday March 5. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour.

    A total of 48 players - the top 38 qualifiers, the top 4 from the Desperado Squad and the top six from a separate leaderboard of the squads conducted Feb. 27th through March first (Squads 1-4) advanced to the finals on Sunday, Feb. 14. The top 8 qualifiers receive three byes and qualifiers 9-16 earn two byes.

    The remaining 32 players will be divided into eight groups of four players each for the first round of two games scratch with the total pinfall determining the position. The top two players from each group will advance to the next round.

    The field will be cut to 32, 24, 16, eight and then four, who will determine the champion in the sixth and final round of two games.


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital - Current Standings

    2011 EBT Men's Ranking
    2011 EBT Women's Ranking


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    Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament Final Standings

    Top 48 (cashers) with position, country and earnings.

    1. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 8.000 Euro
    2. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 6.000 Euro
    3. Paul Moor, England, 4.000 Euro
    4. Timo Schroeder, Germany, 2.000 Euro
    5. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 1.500 Euro
    6. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 1.500 Euro
    7. Tanya Cuva, Germany, 1.500 Euro
    8. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 1.500 Euro
    9. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 1.000 Euro
    10. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 1.000 Euro
    11. Stephan Unger, Germany, 1.000 Euro
    12. Johnny Spil, Netherlands, 1.000 Euro
    13. Anja Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
    14. Xavier Milet, Belgium, 1.000 Euro
    15. Dave Wouters, Netherlands, 1.000 Euro
    16. Nadine Geissler, Germany, 1.000 Euro
    17. Michael Krämer, Germany, 600 Euro
    18. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 600 Euro
    19. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 600 Euro
    20. Jimmy Ravez, Belgium, 600 Euro
    21. Raymond Teece, England, 600 Euro
    22. Darren Cundy, England, 600 Euro
    23. Roel Mol, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    24. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 600 Euro
    25. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 500 Euro
    26. Christian Kweens, Netherlands, 500 Euro
    27. Dirk Dreyer, Germany, 500 Euro
    28. Anders Lousdal, Denmark, 500 Euro
    29. Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 500 Euro
    30. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 500 Euro
    31. Eric Kok, Netherlands, 500 Euro
    32. Christian Karlsson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    33. Mads Sandbakken, Norway, 400 Euro
    34. Remco van Dommelen, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    35. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 400 Euro
    36. Frederik √ėhrgaard, Denmark, 400 Euro
    37. Karsten Aust, Germany, 400 Euro
    38. Vanessa Timter, Germany, 400 Euro
    39. Johnni Adsbol, Denmark, 400 Euro
    40. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 400 Euro
    41. Stefan Klockgether, Germany, 400 Euro
    42. Achim Grabowski, Germany, 400 Euro
    43. Jouni Helminen, Finland, 400 Euro
    44. Eike Kabowski, Germany, 400 Euro
    45. James Gruffman, Sweden, 400 Euro
    46. Ellen Jansen, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    47. Michell Stinissen, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    48. Uwe Blank, Germany, 400 Euro


    Final Round 6 (Championship)

    Two-game matches decided by total pinfall.


    Final Round 5

    Two-game matches decided by total pinfall. The top two players from each group advance to the final round.


    Final Round 4

    Two-game matches decided by total pinfall. The top two players from each group advance to the next round.


    Final Round 3

    Two-game matches decided by total pinfall. The top two players from each group advance to the next round. They will meet qualifiers 1-8 in Round 4.


    Final Round 2

    Two-game matches decided by total pinfall. The top two players from each group advance to the next round. They will meet qualifiers 9-16 in Round 3.


    Final Round 1

    Two-game matches decided by total pinfall. The top two players from each group advance to the next round.