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41st European Champions Cup is underway in Langen, Germany


The European Champions Cup 2018, which will take place from October 22-28 at 18-lane bowling center Bowl for Fun in Langen, Germany, features men’s and women’s national champions or point ranking leaders of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) member federations.

The 41st edition of the event drew 38 men and 37 women from 40 countries. The defending champions, Filippa Persson and Mattias Wetterberg of Sweden, were automatically qualified for the event.

Persson (featured photo, left) is on site to defend her title joining Swedish national champions Annie Thorell (right) and Viktor Danielsson (center).

Men and women compete in separate divisions. All players will roll two eight-game blocks of qualifying before the cut to the top 16 men and 16 women.

The Round of 16 will consist of an additional eight games to determine the top 8 players who will bowl four more games to cut to the top 4 who advance to the match play finals in best-of-three games format. In the semi-finals, No. 1 will meet No. 4 and No. 2 will take on No. 3. The winners of the semi-final matches will bowl for the title.

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