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2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/24/14

England's Williams, Teece lead Squads 10 & 11 in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

Stuart Williams becomes the second player to crack the 1400-mark, moves into second place overall and earns a $250 bonus; USA's Marshall Kent continues to lead qualifying: score to make the cut in 34th place is now 1243 (207.17 average)

2014EBT16StuartWilliams_small.jpg2014EBT16RichardTeece_small.jpgPBA champion Stuart Williams (l.) and fellow English national team member Richard Teece (r.) led qualifying squads 10 and 11 (squad 9 has been canceled) in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Monday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Williams, who won his lone PBA title in the 2011 Viper Open, finished his six-game series with a huge 280 game to win Squad 10 with 1408, a 234.67 average, and to overtake second place in the overall qualifying standings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Larsen, Fransson move into second and third place in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

Swedes roll 1393 and 1374 series in Squad 7; USA's Marshall Kent continues to lead qualifying with 1448; score to make the cut in 34th place raises by 105 pins to 1216, or a 202.67 average

2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpg2014EBT16DanielFransson_small.jpgPBA Touring pro Martin Larsen (l.) of Sweden and fellow national team member Daniel Fransson (r.) led Squad 7 in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha with 1393 and 1374, respectively to move into second and third place in the overall qualifying standings. Marshall Kent, United States, continued to lead the field of 58 players from 16 countries with 1448 and an average of 241.33.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Marshall Kent averages over 240 to take early lead in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

PBA rookie rolls 1448 series in Squad 4 to hold an 80-pin lead; Swede Magnus Johnson shoots the first 300 game of the EBT Platinum and WBW major event

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2012EBT09JohnnyAdsbol_small.jpgTeam USA member Marshall Kent (l.) averaged 241.33 in Squad 4 to take an early lead in the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Kent, 22, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist, had games of 216, 276, 213, 258, 246 and 239 for 1448 pinfall total to hold an 80-pin lead over Johnni Adsbøl (r.) of Denmark, who was second with 1368. Qualifying continues Sunday, Nov. 23, with squads 6-8.

France

11/22/14

Bowling Promotion Cup releases Videos of Singles and Mixed Doubles championships matches

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup took place from October 5-9 in three cities in Western France featuring six televised finals for delayed airing on Eurosport 2, Angers Tele and TV Rennes 35. 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia were invited by organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion to compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles and Masters as well as a Women's Team Challenge and a Baker Mixed Doubles.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Serge Frouvelle wins his first EBT title in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Frenchman defeats three non-titlists in the Eliminator Finals; his fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean finishes in 12th place to win the women's ranking in Florence, Italy

2014EBT18SergeFrouvelle_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgSerge Frouvelle (l.) of France, who earned his first European Bowling Tour ranking points in the 2002 season, finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated Mattias Nilsson (r.) of Sweden, 233-174, to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Sunday, Oct. 19, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Frouvelle's fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean gave France a clean sweep of the ranking titles in Florence.

2014 European Bowling Tour

10/19/14

2014 EBT Tour Schedule and Champions

2014 EBT now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments; total prize fund is almost one million Euro

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Due to the low number of entries, the organizer of the inaugural Gibraltar Open has cancelled the "Satellite" event scheduled for Oct. 20-26. The 2014 European Bowling Tour now features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. Total prize fund is almost one million Euro. Bowlingdigital will provide live coverage from the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (Sept. 29 - Oct. 5) and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick (Oct. 3-12) and daily reports from most of the other EBT events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

10/19/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 136-point after 18/19 events

Florence International winner Serge Frouvelle (France) is tied for 73rd place; fourth place finisher Daniel Vezis leaps into 13th place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

10/19/14

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) leads by 147 points heading into the season-ending Qatar Open

Florence International women's leader Anna-Belle Jean (FRA) moves into tie for 38th place

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reaches one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Brian Voss wins qualifying in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

PBA Hall of Famer leads a field of 46 players, into Sunday's finals; Anna-Belle Jean (France) is the lone woman in the finals to seal the victory in the women's ranking in Florence

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT16BrianValenta3_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, won the qualifying in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International and leads a field of 46 players, 45 men and just one woman, into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss rolled a 1406 series in Squad 19 and remained unchallenged on Friday and Saturday to earn a 300 bonus. His fellow countryman, Brian Valenta (r.) took second place with 1392 and pocketed a 200 Euro bonus.

2014 ECC

10/18/14

Birgit Pöppler, Tom van der Vliet claim the titles in 37th European Champions Cup

2014ECCBirgitPopplerTomvanderVliet_small.jpgBirgit Pöppler (l.) of Germany and Dutchman Tom van der Vliet (r.) remained undefeated in the single-elimination finals in the 37th European Champions Cup to claim the women's and men's titles Saturday at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. In the women's title match, Pöppler flew past Andrea Hansen of Norway, 190-139 and 266-169 to seal the victory, 2-0. Van der Vliet won the men's finale against Mattias Wetterberg in the decider, 213-200.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/18/14

Marek Talpa, Mattias Nilsson add names to leaderboard in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Brian Voss (USA) continues to lead the 167-player field from 14 countries with 1406 (234.33 average); score to make the cut in 36th place surpasses 1200-mark (1210, 201.67)

2014EBT18MarekTalpa_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgMarek Talpa (l.) of the Czech Republic and Swede Mattias Nilsson (r.) led Squads 22 & 23 on Friday to add their names to the leaderboard in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. Talpa jumped into fourth place in the qualifying standings with 1378 and an average of 229.67. Nilsson toppled 1358 to take fifth place. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, United States, continued to lead the 167-player field from 14 countries with 1406 and an average of 234.33.

2014 ECC

10/18/14

Jenny Wegner, Mads Sandbækken average over 230 to earn the No. 1 seed for the ECC Finals

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2014ECCJennyWegner_small.jpgMads Sandbækken (l.) of Norway and Jenny Wegner (r.) of Swedenaveraged over 230 in Round Three en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the men's and women's single-elimination finals in the 37th European Champions Cup Friday at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. Sandbækken led the men's field with 5283 total and an overall average of 220.13 for 24 games, while Wegner paced the women with 5360 (223.33).

2014 ECC

10/17/14

Paul Stott wins second consecutive round to widen his lead in European Champions Cup

Birgit Pöppler finishes strong to maintain her lead in the women's division

2014ECCPaulStott_small.jpg2014ECCBirgitPoppler_small.jpgPaul Stott of Ireland (l.) and Birgit Pöppler of Germany (r.) widened their lead in the men's and women's division of the 37th European Champions Cup after the second eight-game block Thursday at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. Stott won the second consecutive round to widen his lead in the men's division to 162 pins, while Pöppler finished second today to lead the women's field by 113 pins haeding into the last round.

2015 European Bowling Tour

10/17/14

ETBF adds two Satellite tournaments in Gibraltar, Italy to 2015 European Bowling Tour schedule

Tour now features 22 tournaments in 15 countries, three Platinum, four Gold, three Silver and 12 Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The ETBF has added two EBT Satellite tournaments to its 2015 schedule which now features 22 tournaments in 15 countries, 3 Platinum, 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 12 Satellite events. The Gibraltar International 2015 (March 4-8) replaces the recently cancelled inaugural Gibraltar Open and will be the second tournament in Gibraltar along with the Gibraltar Open 2015 in October. The Brunswick Italia Challenge, also cancelled in 2014, is supposed to be back June 20-28, 2015 (pending approval by the Italian Bowling Federation).

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/17/14

Brian Voss takes over pole position in Florence; becomes first player who cracks the 1400-mark

PBA Hall of Famer shoots 1406 series in Squad 19 to move atop the 144-player leaderboard; Daniel Vezis (LAT), Serge Frouvelle (FRA) crack the top 4; score to make the cut in 36th place is 1172 (195.33 average)

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured), United States, averaged 234.33 for six games to catapult past previous leader Brian Valenta by 14 pins and to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. Voss put up the top score in Squad 19/28 Thursday at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss, who owns 25 PBA titles along with three European Bowling Tour titles, had games of 245, 151, 279, 263, 247 and 221 and is on top of a field of 144 players from seven countries with 1406 total.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/16/14

Brian Valenta widens his lead in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

American two-hander shoots 1392 in Squad 16; Italian Amedeo Spada moves into second place with 1328; score to make the cut in 36th place nears the 1200-mark (1155; 192.50 average)

2014EBT18BrianValenta_small.jpg2014EBT18AmedeoSpada_small.jpgU.S. two-handed player Brian Valenta (l.) won the third squad out of the last four squads to widen his lead in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Wednesday at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Valenta improved his high score to 1392 in Squad 16 including games of 224, 236, 268, 225, 244 and 195, an average of 232 for six games. Amedeo Spada (r.) of Italy was 64 pins behind to move into second place with 1328.

2014 ECC

10/15/14

Birgit Pöppler, Paul Stott claim first round lead in 37th European Champions Cup

2014ECCBirgitPoppler_small.jpg2014ECCPaulStott_small.jpgBirgit Pöppler (pictured left) of Germany and Paul Stott of Ireland claimed the first round lead in the 37th European Champions Cup which got underway on Wednesday with the first of three eight-game blocks at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. Pöppler had the highest series of both, men and women, with 1858, an average of 232.25. Stott (r.) paced the men's field with 1820 total (227.50).

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/15/14

Brian Valenta claims position as tournament leader in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

American averages over 226 in Squad 13 to lead the 106-player field with 1358; Squad 12 leader Stefanides, De Filippi move in the top 20; score to make the cut in 36th place is currently 1149 (191.50 average)

2014EBT18BrianValenta_small.jpgBrian Valenta (pictured), United States, led Squad 13 on Tuesday afternoon at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy with 1358 en route to claim the top spot on the standings sheet in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. The one-time PBA Regional titlist, who uses the two-hand delivery, had games of 229, 214, 215, 239, 186 and 275 to lead 106 players from Greece, France, United States and the host country Italy. Previous leaders Giorgio Galluzzo and Piero Colombani slipped to second and third place with 1316 and 1332, respectively.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/14/14

Giorgio Galluzzo continues to lead 3rd Ebonite Florence International after Day Three

No changes atop the qualifying leaderboard in Squads 10 & 11; Fabrizio Donini is the only player to move in the top 10; score to make the cut in 36th place is currently 1115 (185.83 average)

2014EBT10FedericoRossi_small.jpg2014EBT18GiorgioGalluzzo_small.jpgThere were no changes to the qualifying leaderboard in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International after Tuesday's squad 10 & 11 at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Italian international Federico Rossi (l.) led Squad 11 with 1257 just to miss his personal best in the tournament by two pins. Rossi stayed in fourth place with 1259. Giorgio Galluzzo (r.) of Italy continued to lead the 87-player field with 1316 and an average of 219.33.

Romania

10/13/14

Bjørn Einar Rudshagen wins his second consecutive title in the IDM Bucharest Open

Norwegian defeats Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa in the championship match to defend his title

2014BucharestOpenBjornEinarRudshagen_small.jpg In a high scoring championship match, defending champion and tournament leader, Bjørn Einar Rudshagen (pictured) of Norway, topped Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa, 257-248, to win his second consecutive title in the IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open and the 3.500 Euro top prize Sunday at IDM bowling center in Bucharest, Romania. Rudshagen was the second Norwegian national team member after Tore Torgersen, winner of the Norwegian Open, who won an international title on Sunday, Oct. 12.

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