2008 EBT

EBT Masters 2009

05/27/09

Paul Moor wins the title in 2009 European Bowling Tour Masters

Dropping the qualifying pinfall has been a quite controversial topic

2008EBT1PaulMoor_small.jpg 2009SSST03JasonBelmonte2_small.jpg 3-time European ranking champion Paul Moor (l.), England, was crowned men's European Bowling Tour Masters champion after leading the 8-game round robin match play portion with 2023 pinfall total. With the victory, the lefty ended a two-year drought on the European Bowling Tour. The fact that the 18-game qualifying pinfall was dropped before the match play round has been a quite controversial topic in Aalborg. According to our information, the players made their own results PLUS QUALIFYING and the leader after 26 games, second-place finisher Jason Belmonte (r.), Australia, was paid out the top prize of 4.000 Euro by the players.

EBT Masters 2009

05/27/09

Kamilla Kjeldsen wins her second consecutive EBT Masters title

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 25-26, 2009)

2009EBT04KamillaKjeldsen_small.jpgDefending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (l.), Denmark, won her second consecutive European Bowling Tour Masters title Tuesday at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. Kjeldsen,  who led the field after qualifying, outaveraged her nearest competitor, compatriot Rikke Holm Rasmussen, in the 8-game round robin match play portion by more than 9 pins. Priscilla Maaswinkel, Netherlands, finished in third place. The third EBT Masters will be held in Vienna, Austria, from May 3-4, 2010.

EBT Masters 2009

05/26/09

Singaporean, Australian 1, 2 after qualifying in men's EBT Masters

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 25-26, 2009)

2008EBT05RemyOng_small.jpg200809PBA19JasonBelmonte2_small.jpgRemy Ong (l.), Singapore, held on to the lead in the men's European Bowling Tour Masters after 18 games of qualifying with 4203 pinfall total and an average of 233.50. PBA Rookie of the Year, Jason Belmonte (r.), led the third block with 1443 (240.50) to jump into second place with 4138. The top 8 players will determine the champion this afternoon in an 8-game round robin match play round on dual lane condition.

EBT Masters 2009

05/26/09

Defending champion Kjeldsen leads top 8 women into Round Robin

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 25-26, 2009)

2009EBT04KamillaKjeldsen4_small.jpgKamilla Kjeldsen (pictured), Denmark, who won the inaugural EBT Masters in 2008, posted the field-best 1380 six-game series on dual lane condition, a 230.00 average, to lead the top 8 women into round robin match play with 3981 pinfall total (221.17). Priscilla Maaswinkel, Netherlands, who led the field after two blocks on short and on long oil, was second with 1319 but slipped to second place with 3930 (218.33). The top 8 players will determine the champion this afternoon in an 8-game round robin match play round on dual lane condition.

EBT Masters

05/26/09

Dutch women set the tone in EBT Masters on Day One Qualifying

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 25-26, 2009)

2009EBT04PriscillaMaaswinkel_small.jpgPriscilla Maaswinkel (pictured), Netherlands, was the sole woman with two 1300-plus series on day one qualifying en route to take the lead in the women's European Bowling Tour Masters 2009. Maaswinkel had 1306 on short and 1305 on long oil to lead the field of 16 women with 2611 12-game total (217.58). Defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen is mere 10 pins behind in second place with 2601. The 16 players return on Tuesday for the third and final six-game block on dual lane condition to cut to the top 8, who will determine the champion in round robin match play.

EBT Masters 2009

05/26/09

Lefties dominate men's EBT Masters after Day One Qualifying

2008EBT05RemyOng2_small.jpgRemy Ong (pictured) from Singapore took the lead after the first day of qualifying in the European Bowling Tour Masters 2009. The lefty outaveraged his nearest competitor by more than eight pins with 2899 16-game total and an average of 241.58. Places 2-4 belong to fellow lefties Paul Moor, England (2800), Peter Ljung, Sweden (2791) and Mads Sandbækken, Norway (2698). The 15 players return on Tuesday for the third and final six-game block on dual lane coondition to cut to the top 8, who will determine the champion in round robin match play.

2008 European Bowling Tour #18

12/13/08

Flack triumphs in 8th Qatar International Open

Wins 30.000 Euro and claims EBT Women's Ranking title

2007EBT17NinaFlack2_small.jpg 2008EBT08DominicBarrett_small.jpg Nina Flack (left), Sweden, defeated Dominic Barrett (right), England, in the title match of the 8th Qatar International Open over two games total pinfall. 435 to 413, to win the 30.000 Euro top prize (approx. U.S. $40,000) and to seal the victory in the 2008 European Bowling Tour women's rankings. Barrett, who won his second men's ranking title this season en route to finish second to ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, received 15.000 Euro for second place. Remy Ong, Singapore and Jason Belmonte, Australia pocketed 5.000 Euro each for third and fourth place, respectively.

2008 European Bowling Tour Rankings

12/08/08

Palermaa successfully defends men's European Rankings title

Flack targets to become the first Swedish ranking champion

2008EBT08OskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2008EBT15NinaFlack_small.jpg With his 9th place finish in the men's ranking in the Ebonite English Open in Nuneaton, England, last weekend, Osku Palermaaa (l.) from Finland secured his second consecutive men's European ranking title. Palermaa finished one spot ahead of his nearest competitor, Tore Torgersen, Norway, to maintain a 65 point lead heading into the season-ending event, the 8th Qatar International Open, which offers max. 50 ranking points. In the women's division, Nina Flack (r.), Sweden has a 41-point buffer over defending champion Kirsten Penny, England.

2008 European Bowling Tour #17

12/08/08

Penny beats Flack in all-women affair to claim the title in Ebonite English Open

Palermaa successfully defends EBT men's ranking title

2008EBT17KirstenPenny_small.jpg The championship match of the Ebonite English Open was an all-women affair with current EBT ranking leaders Nina Flack, Sweden, and Kirsten Penny (pictured), England, facing off. Second seeded Flack won the high-scoring first game of the best-of-three games match, 234-232. 12th seeded Penny, who started this morning at 8 a.m. in Final Round One, ended the day 13 and a half hours and 21 games later, with back-to-back victories, to secure the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize. With his 9th place finish in the men's ranking in Nuneaton (15th overall), Osku Palermaa, Finland, has successfully defended the men's EBT ranking title.

2008 European Bowling Tour #16

11/24/08

Flack wins 5th Oltremare Columbia 300 Open and takes over lead in EBT women rankings

Oltremare Bowling Arena in Naples, Italy (Nov. 15-23, 2008)

2008EBT15NinaFlack_small.jpg 2008EBT15ToreTorgersen_small.jpg Nina Flack (left) from Sweden defeated Tore Torgersen, Norway, 234-216, to win the 5th Oltremare Columbia 300 Open in Naples, Italy, and to overtake the lead in the EBT women's rankings. Flack didn't need her eight pins handicap to become the second woman this season to win an EBT open title. Flack pocketed 10.000 Euro for accomplishing the feat. In an all-Norwegian semifinal, Torgersen topped Mads Sandbækken by a whisker, 280-279. Sandbækken eliminated Martin Paulsson, Sweden, in the opening match, 202-191.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/28/08

Video Interview with Formula One driver Robert Kubica

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

2008EBT14RobertKubicaInterview.jpg Formula One driver Robert Kubica, Poland, came to Austria to compete in the 2008 Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Kubica, who won the Grand Prix du Canada in Montreal and has two second-place finishes and three third-place finishes this year, advanced to the finals eventually finishing in 63rd place. In an interview on Friday morning, the 23-year-old told Bowlingdigital editor Herbert Bickel how he started with bowling, why he prefers to bowl without using his thumb, about comparisons between Formula One and bowling, and why he has little doubt that bowling is a sport.

2008 European Bowling Tour #15

10/20/08

Palermaa beats Salonen to win Ebonite Lahti Open; widens lead in EBT Ranking

Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland (Oct. 12-19, 2008)

2008EBT15Top4_small.jpg Osku Palermaa from Finland defeated his compatriot and fellow Finnish national team member Petteri Salonen, 235-227, en route to win the title and the 8.000 Euro top prize in the inaugural Ebonite Lahti Open at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland. With the victory, Palermaa widened his lead in the European Bowling Tour ranking,. Salonen pocketed 4.000 Euro for second place, while Petri Mannonen, Finland, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, received 2.000 Euro each for finishing third and fourth.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/06/08

Patricia Luoto becomes first women to win Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

 Former World Games champion and long-time German national team member Patricia Luoto (left) defeated Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 224-201, to win the 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Sunday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The wife of former World Champoion Mika Luoto, Finland, became the 10th women to win an European Bowling Tour event and the first who won the title in the Vienna Open. Luoto Pocketed 6.000 Euro for accomplishing the feat and earned 100 points for the European rankings as the Vienna Open is one of the Tour's "majors".

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/06/08

Video from Title Match between Patricia Luoto, Germany and Martin Paulsson, Sweden

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

2008EBT14TitleMatch.jpg The Vienna Open was the 14th stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Major". The VO was held from Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, and drew 278 players from 26 countries. 228 men and 50 women competed for total prize money of 65.630 Euro or about 90,000 dollars. The singles champion received the 6.000 € top prize while the doubles winners split 1.600 €. Enjoy our video of the title match between Patricia Luoto, Germany and Martin Paulsson, Sweden.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/05/08

Gabel leads top 24 into the Single-Elimination finals in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

2008EBT14JaninaGabel2_small.jpg Janine Gabel from Germany had games between 194 and 266 Sunday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna en route to lead the top 24 players from Final Round One into the single-elimination match play portion of the 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. As the top 8 qualifiers were seeded 1-8 into the Round of 32, Gabel took the No. 9 seed with 1425 six-game total including 48 pins women's handicap. She will meet No. 24 Lars Tangermann, Germany, in best-of-three games format. Adam Scott, England, took the 24th and final qualifying post with 1243 pinfall total and an average of 207.17. Seeded 32nd Scott will bowl qualifying leader Jason Belmonte from Australia.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/05/08

Manico, Petty wait until the final squad to win the Doubles in 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Formula One star Robert Kubica shoots 218 to qualify for the finals through Desperado Squad

2008EBT14TanyaPettyBigiManico_small.jpg Bigi Manico (right) and Tanya Petty (left) saved the best for the 17th and last qualifying squad in the 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Austria. Petty had high games of 279, 259, and 247 and low games of 213, 215, and 216 to rocket into third place in the Singles qualifying standings with 1477 six-game total including 48 pins handicap, an average of 238.20 scratch. Manico added 1301 to qualify for the main event on Sunday and to secure the first place in the Doubles competition with 2778 total (223.50 scratch). Jason Belmonte, Australia, won the Singles qualifying with 1517 (252.83). F1 BMW Sauber driver Robert Kubica took the sixth and final spot for tomorrow's final (8am) with a 218 game in the Desperado squad.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/05/08

Video: Players recorded in Super Slow Motion

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

2008EBT14LyndaBarnesAction_small.jpg 2008EBT14RobertKubicaAction_small.jpg During the qualifying of the 6th Columbia Vienna Open we have recorded numerous players at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. It is always interesting to watch the many different styles and the ball reaction the players have. For this video, Swiss camera man Falvio Cuva has used a special camera to record the players in super slow motion. Among those who can be studied are USBC Queens champion Lynda Barnes (left), United States, 3-time World Champion Martin Larsen, Sweden, USBC Silver level coach Thomas Tybl, Austria, and Formula One driver Robert Kubica from Poland.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/05/08

Williams moves into top 8 in penultimate qualifying squad in 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

2008EBT14StuartWilliams3_small.jpg Stuart Williams (left) from England rolled a 1418 series in the 16th squad to move into the top 8 in the qualifying of the 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. The 2006 World Ranking Masters champion, who had two perfect games in last year's event and won the Doubles competition, had games of 279 and 260 on Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Another eight players reached the 1300-plateau and brought the cutoff number for 52nd place to 1283 or an average of 213.83 for six games. Qualifying concludes with Squad 17 at 8pm and the ultimate Desperado Squad. The cut to the tp 52 is currently 1283 (213.83).

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/05/08

Five players crack the 1300-bar in Squad 15 in Vienna

Four add their names to the leaderboard

2008EBT14JasonBelmonte_small.jpgNo changes atop the leaderboard in the 6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open during the 15th qualifying squad on Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Jason Belmonte (left) from Australia held on to the lead in Singles with 1517 six-game total and an average of 252.83. Defending champion Dennis Eklund, Sweden, remained in second place with 1485 and Chris Vandamme, Belgium, is third with 1427. Mikael Larsson started the 15th out of 17 squads with a 777 3-game series (278, 255 and 244) and closed out the series with 214, 201 and 203, to jump into 8th place with 1395 six-game total and an average of 232.50.

2008 European Bowling Tour #14

10/04/08

Video Interview with Team USA's Lynda Barnes

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, 2008)

2008EBT14LyndaBarnesInterview_small.jpg The Columbia 300 Vienna Open, the 14th stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Major", will be held from Sep. 30 - Oct. 5, in Vienna, Austria. Among the nearly 300 players from 28 countries is long-time Team USA member Lynda Barnes. Lynda, a former PWBA champion, AMF World Cup champion and U.S. national Amateur champion, has won two major tournaments in the U.S. this year when she captured the USBC Queens title and triumphed in "Bowling's Clash of Champions" winning 80,000 dollars in just two weeks. Lynda took her time to give us an interview before she will bowl in Squad 15.

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