Malaysia’s Sin Li Jane
improved on a second place finish last week to win her first European Bowling Tour title in the 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany.
In a rematch of the title match at the 12th Storm San Marino Open, Sin Li (left) defeated Dominic Barrett (right) of England to become the first female champion this season and to earn the 5.000 Euro top prize.
With the victory, Sin Li extended the women’s winning streak on the European Bowling Tour to 17 years. Women have won at least one title in each year since the EBT’s inception in the year 2000. The women’s best season was in the year 2008 when they won four titles in 17 events, including consecutive wins in the season’s last three tournaments.
In 2001, 2004 and 2014 the women collected three titles. Sin Li feat marks the 29th victory by a woman in 269 tournaments so far. She became the 21st woman to win an EBT title. Zara Glover of England and Ghislaine van der Tol of the Netherlands are the EBT’s all-time women’s leaders in wins with three titles each.
The top 4 of 64 players, who advanced to the finals of the Track Open, made it to the eliminator-format finals in Munich.
Four-time EBT men’s ranking leader (2000-03), Gery Verbruggen (left), fourth on the men’s all-time title list with 11 wins, was eliminated in the first round to finish fourth.
17-time Professional Bowlers Association champion Tommy Jones (right), United States, went out in the second round to finish third and is still looking for his first European Bowling Tour title.
Sin Li, who led the third round before the cut to the top 4 by 68 pins over fourth-place Barrett, had the advantage that the pins of Round 3 and of each eliminator match was carried forward. She rolled games of 240, 276 and 231, including handicap, in the eliminator finals to cruise to victory.
The 7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger was the 10th stop of the 2016 European Bowling Tour and the second out of three EBT “Gold” tournaments this season. The tournament was held July 16-24 at 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany.
The Track DBP Open offered 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 was 64th place to pay 500 Euro.
Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) ran from Saturday July 16, through Saturday, July 23. Each of the 18 squad winners received a 300 bonus. 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 advanced 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 earned two byes moving them into the Round of 16, while qualifiers 9-16 received a first-round bye having to compete in the Round of 36.
The finals kicked off with three four-game rounds, each beginning from scratch, which trimmed the field to 36, 16 and then four players. Those four carried over their pinfall total into the eliminator-format finals featuring three one-game rounds.
All four players bowled the opening game after which the lowest-scoring player after five games was eliminated. In the two rounds to follow, the same “low man out” format applied, with pinfall carrying over. The last man standing was 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.
The European Bowling Tour travels to Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, for the Polish Open presented by Roto Grip July 25-31.
Francois Louw leads 64 players into Track Open finals
Thomas Larsen misses top spot by 14 pins in Munich
Sin Li Jane takes over lead in Track Open
Adrian Ang moves into second place Track Open
Malaysia’s Ahmad Muaz shoots into lead at Track Open
Sabrina Laub, Michael Loos move into top 4 at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open
Tobias Börding first leader at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open
7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger – Tournament Preview
Richard Teece wins his first career EBT title in 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger
2016 European Bowling Tour Schedule, Champions and Money-breakdown
2016 EBT Point Rankings by Bowlingdigital – Men and Women
7th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger
Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (July 16-24, 2016)
1. Sin Li Jane, Malaysia, 5.000 Euro
2. Dominic Barrett, Enland, 3.500 Euro
3. Tommy Jones, United States, 2.500 Euro
4. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 2.000 Euro
L-R Dom Barrett, champion Sin Li Jane, Tommy Jones and Gery Verbruggen.
Eliminator Round 1: Sin Li (240/1206), Barrett (255/1153), Jones (214/1151), Verbruggen (188/1091); Verbruggen eliminated.
Eliminator Round 2: Sin Li (276/1482), Barrett (235/1388), Jones (228/1379); Jones eliminated.
Championship: Sin Li (231) def. Barrett (160), 1713-1548.
Sin Li’s scores including eight pins handicap.
7th Dream-Bowl Palace Open – Places 5-64 (cashers)
5. Stuart Williams, England, 1.100 Euro
6. Bodo Konieczny, Germany, 1.100 Euro
7. Vanessa Timter, Germany, 1.100 Euro
8. Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 1.100 Euro
9. Adam Purnell, England, 1.100 Euro
10. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 1.100 Euro
11. Francois Louw, South Africa, 1.000 Euro
12. Maxime de Rooij, Germany, 1.000 Euro
13. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
14. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
15. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
16. Ahmad Muaz, Malaysia, 1.000 Euro
17. Ida Andersson, Sweden, 750 Euro
18. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 750 Euro
19. Richard Teece, England, 750 Euro
20. Paul Moor, England, 750 Euro
21. Marco Baade, Germany, 750 Euro
22. Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, 750 Euro
23. Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 750 Euro
24. Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 750 Euro
25. Alex Liew, Malaysia, 750 Euro
26. Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 750 Euro
27. Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 750 Euro
28. Laura Beuthner, Germany, 750 Euro
29. Christian Bartl, Germany, 750 Euro
30. Magnus Johnsson, Sweden, 750 Euro
31. Sabrina Laub, Germany, 750 Euro
32. Andreas Gripp, Germany, 750 Euro
33. Thomas Gross, Austria, 750 Euro
34. Nikita Koshelev, Russia, 750 Euro
35. Lars Pöhler, Germany, 750 Euro
36. Tobias Börding, Germany, 750 Euro
37. Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 500 Euro
38. Pat Nolan, United States, 500 Euro
39. Lucas Legnani, Argentina, 500 Euro
40. Aidan Byrne, Ireland, 500 Euro
41. Tilo Matthies, Germany, 500 Euro
42. Robin Persson, Sweden, 500 Euro
43. Timo Schröder, Germany, 500 Euro
44. Peter Hellström, Sweden, 500 Euro
45. Timmy Tan, Malaysia, 500 Euro
46. Daniel Hellmich, Germany, 500 Euro
47. Janine Gabel, Germany, 500 Euro
48. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 500 Euro
49. Markus Jansson, Sweden, 500 Euro
50. Frank Heine, Germany, 500 Euro
51. Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 500 Euro
52. Michael Loos, Austria, 500 Euro
53. Bart Van Beers, Netherlands, 500 Euro
54. Marco Rischer, Germany, 500 Euro
55. Ralf Gräwe, Germany, 500 Euro
56. Wim Claessens, Belgium, 500 Euro
57. Andreas Bösiger, Switzerland, 500 Euro
58. Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, 500 Euro
59. Sandro Brandt, Germany, 500 Euro
60. Bram Van Meerbergen, Belgium, 500 Euro
61. Dominik Hergenroeder, Germany, 500 Euro
62. Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 500 Euro
63. Marco Pietschner, Germany, 500 Euro
64. Oliver Morig, Germany, 500 Euro
7th Dream-Bowl Palace Open – Final Round Three
Top 4 advance to the eliminator finals. Places 5-16 eliminated; places 5-10 earn 1.100, places 11-16 earn 1.000 Euro Euro.
7th Dream-Bowl Palace Open – Final Round Two
Top 8 advance to the third round. Places 9-28 eliminated, finish in 17th to 36th place, earn 750 Euro.
7th Dream-Bowl Palace Open – Final Round One
Top 20 advance to the second round. Places 21-48 eliminated, finish in 37th to 64th place, earn 500 Euro.