The Malaysian men’s and women’s national squad continued to make a good showing at the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Thursday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany.
Fresh off her victory in the 2016 European Bowling Tour Women’s Masters and a second-place finish in the 12th Storm San Marino Open, Sin Li Jane (pictured above) averaged 221.50 in squad 10 to leap from third to first place in the standings with 1377 total, including 48 pins handicap.
Sin Li, who also competes on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association tour in the United States, had games of 225, 177, 209, 236, 238 and 244 for 1329 six-game pinfall. As with all squad leaders, Sin Li received a 300 Euro bonus.
As the leader from the standings of squads 10 & 11 Sin Li will be automatically qualified for the finals if she doesn’t finish among the top 50 in the overall qualifying standings. If she will finish in the top 50, the automatic spot goes to the next qualifier in order.
Previous leader Ahmad Muaz (above left) slipped to second place with 1357 (226.17). His teammate Alex Liew (above right) was second in squad 10 with 1320 (220 average), including a high game of 269, to move into third place.
Falling from second to fourth place was Adrian Ang, also of Malaysia, with 1314.
Lucas Legnani (left) of Argentina led squad 11 on Thursday afternoon by just one pin over Paul Moor of England to secure the 300 Euro bonus and to leap into fifth place in the overall qualifying standings.
Legnani, who won his lone European Bowling Tour in the 2009 Catalonia Open, had games of 216, 219, 225, 204, 201 and 245 for 1310. Moor (right), who owns record 17 EBT titles, checked in with 1309 to take sixth place.
Tobias Börding (right) still is the top German bowler in eighth place with 1299, including a 290, the highest game in the tournament so far.
With 125 players from 14 countries having completed at least one six-game qualifying block, Markus Günther of Germany is the man “on the bubble” in 50th place with 1165 and an average of 194.17.
Qualifying continues Friday, July 22, with squads 12-14 scheduled to start at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).
The 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger is the 10th stop of the 2016 European Bowling Tour and the second out of three EBT “Gold” tournaments this season. The tournament will be held July 16-24 at 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany.
The Track DBP Open offers total prize fund of 60.000 Euro with 5.000 Euro going to the winner, 3.500 to the runner-up, and 2.500 and 2.000 Euro to the third and fourth place finisher, respectively. Final cash spot is 64th place to pay 500 Euro.
Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Saturday July 16, through Saturday, July 23, with the last qualifying squad 18 scheduled for 8 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST). Each of the 18 squad winners receives a 300 bonus.
Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300) throughout the entire tournament, an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.
Total 64 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, July 24, including the top 50 from the overall qualifying standings plus top 4 of squads 1-7, leader of squads 8-9, leader of squads 10-11, top 4 from a “High-Low” list (two-game total of lowest and highest game; additional 10 Euro per squad) and top 4 from the Desperado Squad.
The top 8 qualifiers earn two byes moving them into the Round of 16, while qualifiers 9-16 receive a first-round bye having to compete in the Round of 36.
The finals will kick off with three four-game rounds, each beginning from scratch, which will trim the field to 36, 16 and then four players. Those four will carry over their pinfall total into the eliminator-format finals featuring three one-game rounds.
All four players bowl the opening game, with the lowest-scoring player after five games being eliminated. In the two rounds to follow, the same “low man out” format applies, with pinfall carrying over. The last man standing will be declared the champion.
The 2016 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries featuring three “Platinum” events, three “Gold”, four “Silver” and six “Satellite” events. All tournaments together 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, who will be eligible to compete in the 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.
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64 players, including the top 50 from the overall qualifying standings plus top 4 of squads 1-7, leader of squads 8-9, leader of squads 10-11, top 4 from a “High-Low” list and top 4 from the Desperado Squad, will advance to the finals on Sunday, July 24