2008 EBT

2008 European Bowling Tour #13

09/22/08

Barrett defeats Uotila to win first EBT Premier event in Ankara

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey (Sep. 13-21, 2008)

2008EBT08DominicBarrett_small.jpg Dominic Barrett from England, the No. 2 seed, flew past Pasi Uotila, Finland, seeded fourth, in the title match of the Ankara Open, 490-413 over two games total pinfall, to win the title and the 15-000 Euro top prize. Barrett took a 66-pin lead after the first game (269-202) and never looked back. Uotila was consoled with 10.000 Euro. Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Alexey Parshukov, Russia, who fell to Uotila and Barrett in the semis, received 6.000 Euro each. 9th place finisher Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, won the women's rankings plus a 1.500 Euro bonus.

2008 European Bowling Tour #12

09/01/08

The Maribor Open, 12th stop of the European Bowling Tour, has been cancelled

Bowling Center Strike in Maribor, Slovenia (Sep. 6-14, 2008)

2008MariborOpenLogo_small.jpgKim Thorsgaard Jensen, Director of the European Bowling Tour, has announced that the organizer of the 2nd Maribor Open Strike Tournament, originally scheduled to be held from September 6-14, 2008 in Maribor, Slovenia, have informed the ETBF on Sunday, August 31, 2008, that they are cancelling the tournament due to the low number of entries. "We have replied to the organizer, the Bowling Centre Strike in Maribor, that we deeply regret their action and that the cancellation will be met by financial claims", wrote Thorsgaard Jensen.

2008 European Bowling Tour #11

07/28/08

Weber wins his first EBT title in 30th Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona

Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain (July 22-27, 2008)

2008EBT1PaulMoor_small.jpg 2007PBAPeteWeber_small.jpgPBA super star Pete Weber (l.) won two matches en route to claim his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 30th Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. The PBA Hall of Famer, who had back-to-back 300 games in qualifying topped No. 3 seeded Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 236-211 in the semifinal and went on to defeat No. 1 seeded Paul Moor (r.), 214-211 in the championship match. Weber earned 12.000 Euro or approx. $18,850 for 1st place and moved up into a tied 16th place in the EBT rankings, Moor received 6.000 Euro for second and Sanders, who won the women's rankings, pocketed 3.000 Euro for third place.


2008 European Bowling Tour #10

07/21/08

Ong beats Gross to win 4th Storm San Marino Open

Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino (July 12-20, 2008)

2007MOThomasGross2_small.jpg 2008EBT10RemyOng_small.jpg Remy Ong (l.) from Singapore defeated Thomas Gross (r.), Austria, 466 to 437 in the title match over two games total pinfall en route to win the 4th Storm San Marino Open and the 10.000 Euro top prize. Gross, who eliminated PBA super star Pete Weber in the semis, 438-359, was consoled with 6.000 Euro. Ong flew past Germany's Jens Nickel, 478-378, in the other semi-final. Weber and Nickel received 3.500 Euro each for third and fourth place, respectively. Marilyn Planchard, France, won the women's rankings. 

2008 European Bowling Tour #9

06/30/08

Verbruggen comes from behind to win the title in Storm Dutch Open

Dolfijn Bowling in Scheveningen, Netherlands (June 25-29, 2008)

2008EBT09GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg Former 4-time European ranking champion Gery Verbruggen from Belgium won yet another European Bowling Tour title when he flew past Yoan Alix, France, to win the Storm Dutch Open 2008 at Dolfijn Bowling in Scheveningen and the 10.000 Euro top prize. In the semis, Verbruggen, seeded 16th for the single-elimination match play finals, sidelined No. 1 seed Dominic Barrett, England, 236-184, while Alix ousted No. 2 seeded Bo Winther Pedersen, Denmark, 219-169. Pedersen received 5.000 Euro for second place, while Barrett and Winther Pedersen earned 2.500 each for third and fourth place, resp. Barrett and Nina Flack, Sweden, overtake the lead in the EBT rankings.

Belgium

06/15/08

Larsen beats Belmonte to win Brunswick Belgian Open, Videos of the title match added

Bowling De Meibloem in Gent, Belgium (May 24 - June 1, 2008)

2008EBT08ChampionMartinLarsen_small.jpg Martin Larsen, Sweden, defeated the world's best two-handers en route to claim his second European Bowling Tour title this season in the Brunswick Belgian Open at Bowling De Meibloem in Gent, Belgium. In the semi-final Larsen ousted Osku Palermaa, Finland, 487-448, and secured the title and the 13.000 Euro top prize with a 473-428 win over Jason Belmonte, Australia. Belmonte pocketed 6.500 for second place.
We have added three video clips of the championship match courtesy of Steve Peetroons.

2008 European Bowling Tour #7

05/26/08

Palermaa wins first EBT title this season in Brunswick Aalborg International 2008

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 19-25, 2008)

2008EBT1OskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2007BWCHelenJohnsson_small.jpg Osku Palermaa (l.), the two-hander from Finland defeated PBA exempt bowler Bill O'Neill, United States, 453-374 over two games total pinfall to win the Brunswick Aalborg International 2008 and the 10.000 Euro top prize. The American received 6.000 Euro for second place.  Dominic Barrett, England, and Lasse Lintilä, Finland earned 3.300 Euro each for third and fourth place, resp. Sixth place finisher  Helén Johnsson (r.), Sweden, won the women's rankings.

2008 European Bowling Tour #6

04/14/08

Lintilä shoots two huge games to win the title in Istanbul

Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (April 7-13, 2008)

2008EBT06LasseLintilaWinner2_small.jpg 2008EBT1PeterLjung_small.jpg Lasse Lintilä (l.), Finland, denied Peter Ljung's bid for back-to-back European Bowling Tour titles when he defeated the Brunswick Euro Challenge winner (r.), 268-228, in the title match of the 5th Istanbul Bowling Open. In his semi-final match against Ljung's compatriot Dennis Eklund, both Sweden, Lintilä almost rolled the seventh perfecto of the tournament when he flew past the No. 1 seed, 298-225. In the other semi-final, Ljung ousted Stuart Williams, England, 268-226.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

04/01/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 8 - Low Band version of the Title Match: #4 Peter Ljung vs. #1 Mike Fagan

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05Video05_small.jpg The 5th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fifth stop on the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 405 players from 36 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The 2008 Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. For those, who were unable to stream our high definition video of the title match between Peter Ljung, Sweden and Mike Fagan, United States, we have uploaded a low band version

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/24/08

Ljung comes from behind to win the title and 16.000 Euro in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05PeterLjung_small.jpg Swedish national team member Peter Ljung defeated three great bowlers on his way to the title in the €90.000 Brunswick Euro Challenge at Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. In the title match, Ljung, seeded fourth, defeated No. 1 seed, PBA champion Mike Fagan, 220-187, to win the fifth stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and the 16.000 Euro top prize. Missy Bellinder, United States, was the best of 94 women in 10th place overall to receive 1.280 € plus a 1.300 € bonus for the top woman.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/20/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 7 - Opening Match: #4 Peter Ljung vs. #3 Osku Palkermaa

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05Video07_small.jpg The 5th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fifth stop on the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 405 players from 36 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The 2008 Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. To watch our video of the opening match between No. 4 seed Peter Ljung, Sweden and defending champion and No. 3 seed Osku Palermaa, Finland

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/19/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 6 - Semi-final Match: #4 Peter Ljung vs. #2 Ronnie Russell

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05Video06_small.jpg The 5th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fifth stop on the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 405 players from 36 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The 2008 Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. To watch our video of the semi-final match between No. 4 seed Peter Ljung, Sweden and No. 2 seed Ronnie Russell, United States

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/17/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 5 - Title Match: Peter Ljung vs. Mike Fagan

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05Video05_small.jpg The 5th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fifth stop on the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 405 players from 36 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The 2008 Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. To watch a 10-minute video of the title match between No. 4 seed Peter Ljung, Sweden and No. 1 seed Mike Fagan, United States

 


2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/17/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 4 - Match Play

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05Video04_small.jpg The 5th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fifth stop on the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 405 players from 36 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The 2008 Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. To watch our latest videos from the single elimination match play finals

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/16/08

Asbaty leads top 16 from Final Round 1 into match play at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2007EBT18ThomasGross_small.jpg 2008EBT05DiandraAsbaty_small.jpg Diandra Asbaty, United States, posted the field-best 1334 six-game series, an average of 222.33, Sunday morning to lead the top 16 players into match play in the finals of the 90.000 € Brunswick Euro Challenge. Asbaty added 48 pins handicap, a standard on the European Bowling Tour, to finish the first round of the finals with 1382 pinfall, 88 pins ahead of her nearest competitor. Thomas Gross, Austria beat out Andres Gomez, Colombia, for the 16th and final qualifying post to meet qualifying leader Martin Larsen, Sweden, in match play..

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/16/08

Larsen wins qualifying in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05MartinLarsen_small.jpg 2008EBT05JasonBelmonte_small.jpg Martin Larsen (l.) from Sweden was the sole player in the qualifying of the Brunswick Euro Challenge, who reached the 1400-plateau en route to win the qualifying at Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, with 1448 six-game total and an average of 241.33. Jason Belmonte (right), the two-hander from Australia, led until squad #12 and finished in second place with 1398.  A total of 64 players qualified for the finals starting on Sunday at 9 a.m. The BEC drew 405 players - 94 women and 311 men - from 36 countries.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/16/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 3 - Action Shots in Slow Motion

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05Video03_small.jpg The 5th Brunswick Euro Challenge was the fifth stop on the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "majors". The BEC offered total prize fund of 90,000 Euro. 405 players from 36 countries battled it out for the 16.000 Euro top prize. The 2008 Brunswick Euro Challenge sponsored by Brunswick Bowling was organized by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. To watch our latest videos with action shots in slow motion

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/16/08

Koivuniemi, Torgersen jump into the top 10 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg 2008EBT05MikaKoivuniemi3_small.jpg 2003-04 PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi (l.), Finland, and former PBA exempt bowler Tore Torgersen, Norway, led the 21st and penultimate squad in the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Saint Maximin, France en route to jump into the top 10 of the 405-player field from 36 countries. The "Big Finn" had six games between 279 and 201 to move into sixth place with 1378 pinfall total and an average of 229.67. Torgersen (r.) closed out his series with 269 and 246 to finish 15 pins behind Koivuniemi with 1363, good for seventh place.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/16/08

Smith qualifies for Brunswick Euro Challenge finals in her first attempt

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05JemmaSmith_small.jpg Jemma Smith (pictured), England, waited until the squad 20 out of 22 to start qualifying in the Brunswick Euro Challenge, the fifth stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "major". The daughter of two-time World Cup champion Pauline Smith-Buck had games of 235, 198, 228, 218, 191 and 202 for 1272 scratch, 212 average, and 1320 including 48 pins women's handicap, the standard on the EBT, to propel herself into 15th place among 398 players from 36 countries. Qualifying continues today with squads #21-22 and ends with the one-game Desperado Squad around Midnight.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

Final qualifying day is underway in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 7-16, 2008)

2008EBT05KevinSeve_small.jpg 2008EBT05AndrewFrawley_small.jpg The final qualifying day of the Brunswick Euro Challenge started with a 20-minute power failure but when everything was back to normal in Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France, two players should have secured their spots for the finals on Sunday. Kévin Seve (l.), France led the squad with 1282, an average of 213.67 for six games, to grab the 30th place in the overall qualifying standings . Andrew Frawley (r.), Australia, was mere two pins behind to sit in 33rd position with 1280.

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