Euro Challenge

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.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

Ong wins "Midnight Squad" but fails to make the top 52 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

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

2008EBT05RemyOng_small.jpg 2008EBT05MartinLarsen_small.jpg Two-time World Champion and 3-time Asian Games Champion Remy Ong (l.) led the "Midnight Squad" in the Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday night at Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. The lefty from Singapore improved his six-game total to 1240, an average of 206.67, but missed the top 52, who will qualify for the finals by five pins. Martin Larsen (r.), Sweden, leads the field of 371 players from 37 countries into the final day of qualifying with 1448 pinfall total and an average of 241.33.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

No changes among the top 87 in squad #17 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

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

EBT2008Logo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital has covered the European Bowling Tour since the very first tournament, the 2000 Ballmaster Open in Finland, but we cannot remember any qualifying squad - at least not on the final weekend - in which no player managed a 200 average. That happened tonight in the 8 p.m. squad of the Brunswick Euro Challenge at Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France. Squad 17 leader Helene Fischbach from Sweden averaged 194.17 to land in 88th place in the overall qualifying standings.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 2 - Players in Action

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

2008EBT05Video02_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 some of the players from 38 countries from all over the world in Bowlingdigital's latest video

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

USBC Masters champion Rash leads squad #16 in Brunswick Euro Challenge

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

2008EBT05BrittBrondsted_small.jpg 2008EBT05SeanRash2_small.jpg For the third consecutive squad today the squad leader moved into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge.  4-time PBA champion Sean Rash (l.) followed in the foot prints of Missy Bellinder, both United States, and Pasi Uotila, Finland after leading squad #16 with 1383 six-game total and an average of 230.50. Former World Ranking Masters champion and 3-time European ranking champion Britt Brøndsted (r.), Denmark, missed the top 16 by two pins to land in 17th place with 1313.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

Brunswick Euro Challenge Video 1 - Impressions from Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin

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

2008EBT05Video01_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 Bowlingdigital's latest video with Impressions from Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/15/08

Three players move into top 16 in 15th qualifying squad at Brunswick Euro Challenge

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

2008EBT05Mika Koivuniemi_small.jpg 2008EBT05PasiUotila2_small.jpg Pasi Uotila (l.), Finland, led the 15th qualifying squad en route to move into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Saint Maximin, France.  The long-time Finnish international used high games of 268 and 259 for 1382 pinfall total, an average of 230.33 for six games.His compatriot, 8-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi leapfrogged 103 spots from 119th to 16th place behind a 1308 series. 

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/14/08

Bellinder on course for top 16; women set the tone in squad #14

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

2008BEC05MissyBellinder_small.jpg Missy Bellinder, United States, led the first of five squads on the penultimate qualifying day in the Brunswick Euro Challenge early Friday morning at Plaza Bowling (pictured above) in Saint Maximin, France. Bellinder, the sole women, who owns two PBA regional titles posted a 1300 series scratch including a high game of 256 and added 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. Her 1348 pinfall total propelled her into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Martin Larsen, Sweden (1448), Australia's Jason Belmonte (1398) and Mike Fagan, United States, (1390) remained atop the leaderboard.

2008 European Bowling Tour #5

03/14/08

Blasé, Asbaty add their names to the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge

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

2008EBT05DiandraAsbaty_small.jpg 2008EBT05OliverBlase_small.jpg Oliver Blasé (l.), Germany, started his six-game qualifying series Thursday night at 10 p.m. with a 166 game but rebounded with five games between 206 and 247 to lead squad #13 with 1301 pinfall total (216.83). Blasé moved into 13th place in the overall standings. Martin Larsen, Sweden, continued to lead the field of 298 players with 1448 (241.33). Diandra Asbaty (r.), United States, improved her total to 1296 to sit in 15th place.

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