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England

04/27/16

Teams named for Weber Cup XVII

WeberCupLogoBlue_small.jpgWith team Europe having won the last two Weber Cups, including a crushing 17-8 victory last year in Barnsley, there are changes afoot as the two sides are named for this year's Europe vs. USA showdown which takes place at Eventcity in Manchester from 5th to 7th August. The Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup as two four-man teams from Europe and the USA compete over three days in a series of singles, doubles and baker-format matches.

2016 MBC

04/18/16

Greece leads Mediterranean Bowling Championships medal standings

2016MBCLogo_small.jpg Greece led the medal standings with three golds, three silvers and 1 bronze as the 2016 Mediterranean Bowling Championships (formerly Mediterranean Challenge Cup) came to an end at RenoBowling in Bologna, Italy. Nine of the 13 countries which participated in the MBC had its share of the medal haul. Vaggelis Krizinis of Greece was the most decorated player with three gold medals. Besides victories in Singles and All-Events, Krizinis teamed with Georgia Sagona to win in mixed doubles.

Netherlands

04/16/16

Mark Jacobs, Lisanne Breeschoten crowned Dutch National Champions

2016DutchNCLisanneBreeschotenMarkJacobs_small.jpg Mark Jacobs and Lisanne Breeschoten remained undefeated in the best-of-three games finals to capture their first career all-events titles in the 2016 Dutch National Championships at Claus Park Collection, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Both players entered the finals as the No. 2 seeds. Jacobs defeated top-seeded Yorick van Deutekom, 257-186, to win the men's title, two-games-to-one. On the women's side, Breeschoten swept top-seeded Nicole Sanders, 2-0, to seal the victory.

2016 European Bowling Tour

04/08/16

Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown

Season-ending Qatar Bowling Open changes dates to December 10-16

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour got underway with its 17th consecutive season in early January. The EBT will consist of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" events, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 Euro. The season-ending Qatar Bowling Open, originally scheduled for Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, has changed dates to December 10-16. The EBT commences with the Kegel Aalborg International 2016 May 23-29.

2016 ISBT #2

04/08/16

Martina Beckel, Steven Jeeves capture titles in 50+ Euro Bowling Open

2016ISBT02MartinaBeckelStevenJeeves_small.jpgGermany's Martina Beckel and Steven Jeeves of England captured the women's and men's title in the 50+ Euro Bowling Open, the second stop on the International Seniors Bowling Tour (ISBT), Sunday, April 3, at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Belgium. In the title match, Jeeves (right) defeated Laurent Quittelier of France, 182-165, while Beckel (left) flew past Maria Grazia Locatelli of Italy, 262-193. It was the seventh ISBT title for Beckel and the first for Jeeves.

2016 ISBT

04/08/16

2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour features 10 events in 5 countries

2016ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 International Seniors Bowling Tour will consist of 10 tournaments in five countries, three Germany, two each in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, and one in Italy. In each event, men and women age 50 and over bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The ISBT Masters Finals for the 2015 season will be held on September 2 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. The 2016 Masters will be held in 2017.

2016 EYC

03/27/16

Swedes William Svensson, Cajsa Wegner claim gold in EYC Masters

Ahokas, Bulanova earn silver; Kjær, Van Deutekom and Tagg, Degenhardt share bronze; Sweden leads the medal tally for the third consecutive European Youth Championships

2016EYCMastersBoysPodium_small.jpg 2016EYCMastersGirlsPodium_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Cajsa Wegner captured the gold medals in boys' and girls' masters match play, which concluded the 29th European Youth Championships Sunday at Keiluhöllin Egilshöll bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. For the third consecutive year, Sweden led the medal tally, this time with five gold and five bronze medals.

2016 EYC

03/27/16

Maria Bulanova, Patrik Sörensen win gold medals in Singles

Cajsa Wegner, Niko Oksanen take the gold medalls in All-Events

2016EYCMariaBulanova_small.jpg 2016EYCPatrikSorensen_small.jpg Top-seeded Maria Bulanova (l.) of Russia and second-seeded Patrik Sörensen (r.) of Denmark captured the Singles titles at the 29th European Youth Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bulanova topped Shir Azulay of Israel, 226-184, to win the girl's title, while Sörensen flew past team champion Rok Kostric of Slovenia in the boys' finale, 249-185. Azulay and bronze medalist Cajsa Wegner of Sweden rolled 300 games in the girls' preliminaries.

Netherlands

03/26/16

Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg destroyed in fire

Future of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament unsure

20160325DolphinBowlingFire_small.jpg Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, burned down last night but thankfully, no one was injured. The 20-laner known was the host center of the European Bowling Tour's Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament. According to Luc Jansen, who did a wonderful job of running a first-class event with his staff, the fire started last night around 11 p.m. behind lanes 11 and 12. Within minutes the fire spread around the bowling center (pictured).

2016 EYC

03/24/16

Slovenia, Sweden capture Team gold at European Youth Championships

Finland's Niko Oksanen and Sweden's Cajsa Wegner lead in All-Events after 12 of 18 games

2016EYCSloveniaBoys2_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg The boys from Slovenia boys and the girls from Sweden captured the gold medals in the prestigious four-player team event in the 29th European Youth Championships. The Slovenians, seeded third defeated No. 1 seed Finland, 798-749, to win the boys title. The top-seeded Swedish girls successfully defended the title with an 804-767 victory against Russia.

2016 EYC

03/23/16

Finnish boys, Swedish girls lead EYC Team event after 3/6 games

Niko Oksanen of Finland and Cajsa Wegner of Sweden lead in All-Events after 9/18 games

2016EYCFinlandBoys_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg Finland's boys' team and defending girls' champion Sweden took the lead in the 29th European Youth Championships as the four-player team event has reached its halfway mark Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. Finland led the 18 boys' teams with 2663 total, an average of 221.92 for three games, while Sweden paced the 9 girls' teams with 2561 (213.42).

2016 EYC

03/22/16

Swedish boys, German girls start 29th EYC with victory in Doubles

2016EYCRobertLindbergWilliamSvensson_small.jpg 2016EYCLeaDegenhardtJimmyHartmannBettinaBurghard_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Robert Lindberg (l.) and Germany's Bettina Burghard and Lea Degenhardt (r.) started the 29th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles. The Swedes flew past Tomás Vrabec and Roman Karlík of Slovakia in the boys' finale, 506-384. The Germans edged England's Katie Tagg and Mia Bewley, 447-434, to win girls' title.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/20/16

Jesper Svensson defeats Martin Larsen to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge

21-year-old two-handed lefty wins his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title

2016EBT05Top3_small.jpgIn an all-Swedish title match, reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson of Sweden defeated Martin Larsen, 228-222, to capture his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title in the 2016 Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Needing a double and a seven-count to shut out Larsen, the two-handed lefty delivered two strikes and a 9-count to seal the victory. Svensson pocketed 11.300 Euro, while Larsen received 8.500 Euro.

2016 EBT Men's Point Ranking

03/20/16

Parker Bohn III holds on to a 55-point lead after five events

Brunswick Euro Challenge winner Jesper Svensson jumps into second place, with runner-ups Martin Larsen and Jesper Larsen in third and 10th place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters February 27, 2017 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2016 EBT Women's Point Ranking

03/20/16

Germany's Laura Beuthner maintains 40-pin lead over Sweden's Jenny Wegner

Brunswick Euro Challenge women's ranking leaders Danielle McEwan, Jasmine Yeong Nathan and Joey Yeo move into 3rd, 5th and 6th place

2016EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2016 European Bowling Tour consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", four "Silver" and six "Satellite" tournaments, which offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 10th EBT Masters February 27, 2017, in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/20/16

Jasmine Yeong Nathan wins qualifying in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Singaporean leads 311-player field from 34 countries with 1539 total, no changes in the top 12 in Saturday's squads 14-17; Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper rolls the 9th 300 game; score to make the cut in 50th place is 1385 (230.83 average)

2016EBT05JasmineYeongNathan_small.jpg Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan remained unchallenged in Saturday's squads 14-17 to win the qualifying of the Brunswick Euro Challenge and to lead a field of 64 players into the finals on Sunday. Yeong Nathan (pictured), one of 12 Singaporean women in the 311-player field from 34 countries, posted a 1491 series in squad 4, including games of 222, 238, 269, 268, 246 and 248, an average of 248.50, and added 48 pins handicap for 1539 total. By virtue of finishing qualifying as the best of 66 women, Yeong Nathan earned a 1.200 bonus.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/19/16

Tore Torgersen averages 251 to move into second place at BEC

Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan leads the 281-player field into the final qualifying day; Jesper Svensson shoots his second perfecto and one of four 300 games Friday; score to make the cut in 50th place is 1361 (226.83 average)

2016EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg 2016EBT05JasmineYeongNathan_small.jpgFour-time European Bowling Tour titlist Tore Torgersen of Norway (l.) averaged 251 in Friday's squad 11 en route to rocket from 83rd to second place in the qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan (r.) leads the 281-player field from 33 countries into the final qualifying day with 1539 total, including 48 pins handicap, an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

2016 ISBT #1

03/18/16

Bianca Völkl-Brandt, Hermann Wimmer start 2016 ISBT with victory in Osnabrück

2016ISBT01HermannWimmerBiancaVolklBrandt_small.jpg Bianca Völkl-Brandt and Hermann Wimmer swept the women's and men's title for Germany in Arthur's 11th Senior Open as the International Seniors Bowling Tour kicked off its 2016 season in Osnabrück, Germany. The first stop on the 2016 ISBT tour returned to Vegas Bowling in Osnabrück in Germany for the 11th running of Arthur's Senior Open, organized by proprietor Arthur Dähn. This year, a total of 81 men and 18 women took part, almost the same number as the previous year.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/18/16

Six bowlers crack top 12 at Brunswick Euro Challenge

A pair of 300 games highlight Thursday's qualifying; Sean Rash, Curtis Hooper move toward head of the class; Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan leads 203-player field from 31 countries with 1539 total; score to make the cut in 50th place surpasses 1300-mark

2016EBT05SeanRash2_small.jpgSean Rash, United States and Curtis Hooper of England led Thursday's squads at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, and moved toward the head of the class in the qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Rash (pictured), 33, a nine-time PBA champion and the 2011-12 PBA Player of the Year, missed the magic 1500-mark, a 250 average, by just five pins in squad 9. The Team USA member averaged 249.17 to jump into second place with 1495 while Hooper was just 21 pins behind in third place with 1474.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5

03/17/16

Svensson, Kulick add their names to the leaderboard in Munich

Squad 6 & 7 leaders move into second and third place in Brunswick Euro Challenge; Svensson rolls the tournament's second perfecto; Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan continues to lead the 129-player field from 22 countries with 1539 total; score to make the cut in 50th place goes up by 71 pins to 1214 (202.33 average)

2016EBT05JesperSvensson_small.jpg 2016EBT05KellyKulick_small.jpgA pair of PBA Tournament of Champions winners moved into second and third place in the qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge Wednesday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson (l.) of Sweden averaged 245.17 in squad 7 to leap into second place in the overall standing with 1471. The 21-year-old two-handed lefty overtook squad 6 leader Kelly Kulick (r.), United States, by eight pins.

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