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2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/06/15

Pontus Andersson is the first leader in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

Swede averages over 230 to lead the opening squad with 1396

2015EBT05Squad1_small.jpgPontus Andersson of Sweden became the first leader in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 as the European Bowling Tour Satellite event got underway on Thursday evening at King's Bowl within the King's Bastion Leisure Center in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. The 2014 World Youth Champion in Doubles rolled games of 210, 268, 212, 229, 277 and 200 to lead a group of nine players with 1396 pinfall and an average of 232.67.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/05/15

Starting on Thursday: Inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

Only 43 players have registered for the EBT Satellite event (which means all but five players will cash and all players will receive EBT ranking points) to be held at King's Bowl in Gibraltar (March 5-8, 2015)

2015GibraltarOpenLogo_small.jpg The inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 is the fifth stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the third of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The GO will be held from March 5-8 at King's Bowl, a 14-laner within the King's Bastion Leisure Center in Gibraltar. 43 players from nine countries have registered for the event so far. However, the tournament will proceed no matter how many players will enter. Participants will compete for total prize money of 25.000 Euro.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/22/15

Kamilla Kjeldsen defends her title in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

In a re-match of last year's finale, Kjeldsen out-strikes top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE), 508-410

2015EBT04JaroslavLorenc2_small.jpg2015EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpgIn a re-match of last year's title match, defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (pictured left) of Denmark oubowled top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 508-410, to win her second consecutive European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Sunday evening at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland. It was the 29th victory by a women on the European Bowling Tour.

2015 European Bowling Tour

02/22/15

2015 European Bowling Tour - Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

Tour features 18 tournaments in 14 countries including three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the 10th Istanbul Bowling Open has been cancelled as Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul has to undergo complete renovation due to damages caused by a fire, the 2015 EBT now consists of three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. The 18 tournaments in 14 countries offer total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or approximately 1.024 million U.S. Dollar. Next stop is the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer February 18-22 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland.

2015 EBT Men's Point Ranking

02/22/15

England's Paul Moor holds on to the lead in Men's Ranking after four events

International Wroclaw Open men's ranking winner Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE) leaps into 18th place

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 EBT Women's Point Ranking

02/22/15

Singapore's Shayna Ng continues to lead Women's Ranking after four events

Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) wins women's ranking in International Wroclaw Open for the second consecutive year to leap into 13th place in the 2015 rankings

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tournaments in 15 countries, three "Platinum", four "Gold", three "Silver" and 11 "Satellite" events. In its 16th season, the EBT offers total prize fund of roughly 1 million Euro (approx. 1.18 million U.S. Dollar). 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 in San Marino.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/21/15

Chris Oates moves into second place in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Englishman rolls highest of four 1400-series in Friday's qualifying; Irish two-hander Chris Sloan holds on to the lead with 1503; defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen is the top-ranked woman in 11th place; score to make the cut in 40th place raises by 80 pins to 1262 (210.33 average)

2015EBT04ChrisSloan_small.jpg2015EBT04ChrisOates_small.jpgChris Sloan (l.), continued to lead the qualifying of the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland, with 1503, an average of 250.50. Four players cracked the 1400-bar in Friday's qualifying squads 9-12, bringing the total number of 1400-series to eight. Chris Oates (r.) of England led all players on Friday posting a 1460 series, a 243.33 average, in the last squad to jump into second place in the overall standings.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/20/15

Irish two-hander Chris Sloan becomes first player who cracks the 1500-bar in Wroclaw

Two-handed players dominate second qualifying day at 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer; Sloan and Dane Markus Bergendorff take first and second place with 1503 and 1447; Sweden's Jesper Svensson rolls the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 40th place is 1182 (197 average)

2014EBT11ChrisSloan_small.jpg2014EBT17MarkusBergendorff_small.jpgTwo-handed players dominated the second day at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland, as qualifying of the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer has reached the halfway point. Chris Sloan (l.), a two-hander from Ireland, became the first player who cracked the magic 1500-bar when he posted a 1503 series to take the lead. Fellow two-hander Markus Bergendorff (r.) of Denmark was 56 pins behind in second place with 1447.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/19/15

Sven Garbotz takes early lead in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

German leads a group of 27 players with 1415 six-game total

2015EBT04JiriHindrak_small.jpgSven Garbotz of Germany averaged 235.83 and posted a 1415 series at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland to take the early lead in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer as the European Bowling Tour "satellite" tournament got underway Wednesday with three qualifying squads. Trailing Garbotz by 41 pins to sit in second place was Squad 2 leader Jiří Hindrák (pictured) of the Czech Republic, who posted 1374, a 229 average, including the tournament's high game of 288.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/16/15

Coming this week: 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb. 18-22, 2015)

2015EBT04IWOLogo_small.jpg The 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer is the fourth stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the second of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The IWO will be held from Wednesday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center, a 10-laner in Wroclaw, Poland. Participants will compete for total prize money of 26.000 Euro with 4.250 Euro going to the winner, 2.750 Euro to the runner-up and 2.100 and 1.800 Euro to third and fourth place finishers, respectively. Low to cash is 40th place (250 Euro).

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/15/15

Markus Jansson shoots big last game to claim his first EBT title in Tilburg

Swede closes last game with an eight-bagger to win Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

2015EBT03Podium_small.jpgMarkus Jansson of Sweden closed the championship round of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 with eight consecutive strikes to claim his first European Bowling Tour title Sunday afternoon at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Jansson toppled 492 pins in the final eliminator round to beat out Kimmo Lehtonen (469), Finland; Jesper Svensson (448), Sweden and Peter Smits (430), Netherlands, for the top spot and the 6.000 Euro first prize.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/15/15

Jord van Weeren leads Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel field into finals

Dutch youngster averages 248.50 to earn a 1.000 Euro bonus as field cut to top 46; Squad 14 leader James Gruffman grabs sixth place to earn a first-round bye; score to make the cut in 36th place is 1355 (225.83 average)

2015EBT03JordvanWeeren2_small.jpgJord van Weeren (pictured), Netherlands, trying for his first European Bowling Tour title, led a field of 46 players into the finals of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. van Weeren, who rolled one of two 300 games in qualifying, led the tournament since squad 5 after posting 1491, an average of 248.50, including games of 256, 247, 259 and 243 triplicate. He received a 1.000 Euro bonus and a first-round bye for the finals.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/14/15

Swedes Larsen, Olsson, Johnsson crack top 10 at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Dutch Jord van Weeren leads field of 172 players from 17 countries into the final qualifying day; score to make the cut in 36th place raises by 49 pins on Friday to 1331 (221.83 average)

2015EBT03MartinLarsen_small.jpg2015EBT03MatthiasOlsson_small.jpgMartin Larsen, Mattias Olsson and Magnus Johnsson of Sweden led Friday's qualifying squads 10 and 11 en route to crack the top 10 heading into the final qualifying day of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Larsen (l.) and Olsson (r.) tied at 1398, an average of 233.00, in Squad 11 on Friday evening to sit in seventh and eighth place, respectively, heading into the final qualifying day.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/13/15

Squad 7 & 8 leaders Svensson, Hansen move into the top 6 in Tilburg

Jesper Svensson (SWE) leads Thursday's qualifying at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament with 1438; score to make the cut in 36th place raises by 30 pins to 1282 (213.67 average)

2015EBT03JesperSvensson2_small.jpg2015EBT03CarstenWarmingHansen2_small.jpgTwo world champions, Jesper Svensson (l.) of Sweden and Carsten Warming Hansen (r.) of Denmark, set the tone in Thursday's qualifying at the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 as they moved into the top 6 in the overall standings. Svensson, reigning World Youth Masters champion, led Squad 7 with 1438 to jump into third place. Hansen, world champion in Trios, paced Squad 8 with 1427, to leap into fifth place.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/12/15

Jord van Weeren shoots 243 triplicate to lead Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Dutch bowler averages 248.50 in Wednesday's Squad 5 to lead the 97-player field with 1491; Peter Smits (NED) rolls the second perfecto of the tournament; No. 36 score to beat to advance is 1252 (208.67 average)

2015EBT03JordvanWeeren2_small.jpgJord van Weeren, Netherlands, averaged 248.50 and posted a 1491 series in the fifth qualifying squad on Wednesday evening at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, to shoot into the qualifying lead in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015. Van Weeren, who was in third place with 1410 including the tournament's first 300 game, started his re-entry with games of 256, 247 and 259 before he closed out the series with a 243 triplicate.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/11/15

Alejandro Cruz paces Squad 4, moves into top 6 in Tilburg, Netherlands

Mexican rolls 1383 series to sit in fifth place in the overall qualifying standings; compatriot Humberto Vazquez continues to lead the 91-player field with 1460; No. 36 score to beat to advance is 1238, or a 206.33 average

2015EBT03AlejandroCruz_small.jpg2015EBT03AseretZetter_small.jpgMexican national team member Alejandro Cruz (l.) paced the fourth of 14 qualifying squads Tuesday evening at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, with 1383 six-game total, an average of 230.50, to move into fifth place in the overall qualifying standings of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015. His fellow countrywoman Aseret Zetter (r.) was the best woman Tuesday with 1325 total to move into 18th place.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/10/15

Mexico's Humberto Vazquez moves to the top at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

Vazquez shoots 1460 in Squad 3 to lead an 81-player field; Dutch Jord van Weeren rolls the first 300 game of the event; No. 36 score to beat to advance is 1208, or a 201.33 average

2015EBT03HumbertoVazquez_small.jpgThe bowlers of qualifying squad 3 in the took control of the leaderboard in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 Monday evening at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Humberto Vazquez (pictured), one of six Mexican bowlers in the tournament, averaged 243.33 for six games to move to the top of the 81-player field from six countries with 1460 total. Two Dutch bowlers, Jeffrey van de Wakker and Jord van Weeren, also cracked the 1400-mark.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/09/15

Gery Verbruggen tops Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 after opening day

Belgian lefty averages 232.67 to lead a field of 61 players from four countries after two of fourteen qualifying squads

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Former World and European champion Gery Verbruggen (pictured) got off to a great start in Sunday's opening squad at the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015, finishing with a six-game total of 1396 (232.67 average) to lead a field of 61 players from Belgium, France, Poland and the host country Netherlands at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg. The Belgian lefty, who led the European Bowling Tour's point ranking in its first four years (2000-2003), had games of 236, 226, 267, 223, 233 and 211. The finals of the event will be held on Sunday, February 15.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/08/15

Preview: Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015

Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands (Feb. 8-15, 2015)

2014HammerLogo_small.jpgThe Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 is the third event of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the first of three "EBT Silver" events this season, the third highest of the four EBT categories. The HBST will be held from Sunday, February 8 through Sunday, February 15 at 20-lane Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Players will compete for total prize money of 44.400 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner. Low to cash is 46th place (400 Euro).

2015 ISBT #1

02/03/15

Alessandra Morra, Alan Jenkins start 2015 Senior Tour with victory in 4th Plaza Senior Open

Plaza Bowling Thillois in Reims, France (January 22-25, 2015)

2015ISBT01AlessandraMorraAlanJenkins_small.jpgAlessandra Morra of Italy and England's Alan Jenkins (pictured left, l-r) started the 2015 International Seniors Bowling Tour with victory in the women's and men's finals in the 4th Plaza Senior Open January 25 at Plaza Bowling Thillois in Reims, France. The first stop on the 2015 ISBT tour was the fourth running of the Plaza Senior Open and drew 115 competitors, 91 men and 24 women, from 13 countries, slightly up on the previous year.

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