2009 MEC Denmark

2009 MEC

06/13/09

Men's European Championships end today with the Masters competition

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECMastersTop2_small.jpgIn a title match between the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, Dominic Barrett (right) from England defeated All Events champion Petter Hansen (left), Norway, two-games-to-one to end the 2009 Men's European Championships with victory in the Masters competition. Barrett, a two-time World Youth champion, lost the first game in best-of-three format, 174-153 but rebounded with two straight wins, 204-187 and 269-185, to wrap up the title. Hansen earned silver and Finns Petteri Salonen and Joonas Jähi shared the bronze.

2009 MEC

06/13/09

Finland beats defending champion Sweden to win Team title in Men's European Championships

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECLogo_small.jpg Finland became first country to win multiple gold medals in the 2009 Men's European Championships in Aalborg, Denmark, when Joonas Jähi, Kimmo Lehtonen, Jussi Turtiainen, Petteri Salonen, Osku Palermaa defeated defending champion Sweden in the title match, 993-953. Dennis Eklund, Mathias Årup, Robert Andersson, Erik Andersin and Martin Larsen, the No. 3 seed, had to settle for the silver medal. England and Germany shared the bronze medal.

2009 MEC

06/13/09

Finns shoot huge final game to claim the top seed in Team event

Norwegian Hansen captures gold in All Events

2009MECLogo_small.jpg 2009MECAllEventsPetterHansen_small.jpgFinland's Osku Palermaa, Petteri Salonen, Joonas Jähi, Kimmo Lehtonen and Jussi Turtiainen finished the second 3-game block on long oil with a huge 1173 game (234.60 average) to claim the No. 1 seed for the Team finals in the 2009 Men's European Championships. The Finns will meet No. 4 Germany in the semifinals, while second-seeded England takes on defending champion Sweden, seeded third. Norwegian Petter Hansen (pictured right) captured the gold medal in All Events averaging 219.21 for 24 games.

2009 MEC

06/12/09

England takes commanding lead in Team event at halfway mark

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECLogo_small.jpg Matt Chamberlain, Mike Quarry, John Wells, Dominic Barrett and Stuart Williams from England rolled games of 1034, 1124 and the field-best 1205 en route to lead the Team event at the Men's European Championships in Denmark after the first block on short oil with 3364 pinfall total and an average of 224.27. Defending champion Sweden sits in second place after 3 of 6 games with 3238. Trailing Sweden by 81 pins to sit in third place was Finland with 3157. The team from the host country Denmark was fourth with 3086.

2009 MEC

06/11/09

Swedes Eklund, Ă…rup, Andersin win Trios title in Men's European Championships

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECMathiasArupErikAndersinDennisEklund2_small.jpgThird-seeded Mathias Årup, Erik Andersinand Dennis Eklund (l-r), Sweden, captured the gold medal in the Trios event at the 2009 Men's European Championships in Aalborg, Denmark. In the title match, the Swedes topped tournament leader Norway with Petter Hansen, Mads Sandbækken and Tore Torgersen, 624-563. England's Stuart Williams, Matt Chamberlain and Dominic Barrett and Martin Larsen, Robert Andersson and Martin Paulsson, Sweden, shared the bronze medal.

2009 MEC

06/11/09

Norway comes from behind to take the No. 1 seed for MEC Trios finals

England and both Swedish trios to complete the shootout

2009MECMadsSandbakkenPetterHansenToreTorgersen_small.jpgMads Sandbækken, Petter Hansen and Tore Torgersen (l-r) from Norway rearned the No. 1 seed for the Trios finals in the Men's European Championships. Starting the day in fifth place, the Norwegians posted the second-highest 1937 on long oil to leap four spots with 3812 total and a team average of 211.78. They will meet short oil leader Martin Larsen, Robert Andersson and Martin Paulsson, Sweden, in the semifinals. No.2 Stuart Williams, Matt Chamberlain and Dominic Barrett, England, lwill bowl the second Swedish trio, Erik Andersin, Mathias Årup and Dennis Eklund, in the other semifinal.

2009 MEC

06/10/09

Swedes dominate Trios preliminaries on short oil at Men's European Championships

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECMartinPaulssonRobertAnderssonMartinLarsen_small.jpgThe two Swedish teams lead the Trios event in the 2009 Men's European Championships  after the first block of three games on the short oil pattern. Martin Larsen/Robert Andersson and Martin Paulsson (r-l) had games of 707, 658 and 618 to overtake their compatriots Mathias Årup, Erik Andersin and Dennis Eklund, who led the first squad with 1981, by two pins with 1983 (220.33). England with Stuart Williams, Matt Chamberlain and Dominic Barrett were third with 1944 and The Netherlands with Remco Verboon, Michael Kok and Johnny Spil, fourth with 1880

2009 MEC

06/09/09

Palermaa, Salonen start the Men's European Championships with victory in Doubles

Win the first title of the championships for Finland

2009MECPetteriSalonenOskuPalermaa_small.jpg2005 and 2007 All Events champions, Petteri Salonen and Osku Palermaa (l-r), Finland teamed to win the gold medal in Doubles in the opening event of the 2009 Men's European Championships in Aalborg, Denmark. In the title match, the top seeded Finns defeated 2006 Doubles World Champions Martin Larsen and Robert Andersson, Sweden, 429-416, to claim the title. The Swedes had to settle for silver for the second consecutive MEC. England and Norway shared the bronze medal.

2009 MEC

06/09/09

Palermaa/Salonen earn the top seed for Doubles finals at Men's European Championships

Finland, England, Sweden and Norway to bowl for the first gold medal

2009MECPetteriSalonenOskuPalermaa_small.jpgOsku Palermaa and Petteri Salonen (r-l) from Finland moved up two spots after 86 doubles from 31 countries have completed their 12-game preliminaries to earn the No. 1 seed for the Doubles finals at the 2009 Men's European Championships. The Finns posted the second-highest 2675 series and averaged 222.92 in the second 6-game block on long oil for 5264 12-game total, an average of 219.33. Salonen leads in All Events after 12 games in doubles with 2684 and an average of 223.67. Palermaa/Salonen will meet No. 4 Petter Hansen and Svein Roger Olsen, Norway,in the semifinals, while No. 2 Stuart Williams and Dominic Barrett, England, take on No. 3 Martin Larsen and Robert Andersson, Sweden.

2009 MEC

06/07/09

Scandinavians set the pace in Doubles in the Men's European Championships

2009MECPetterHansenSveinRogerOlsen_small.jpgThe 2009 Men's European Championships started on Saturday with the Doubles event. The 86 doubles from 31 countries were split into four squads to bowl six games on short oil and six games on long oil. Norwegians Petter Hansen and Svein Roger Olsen (l-r) led Squad 2 with 2640 6-game total, an average of 220.00, and remained atop the leaderboard after the competition has reached its halfway point. Hansen had the field-best 1366 pinfall total (227.67) and is tied with Petteri Salonen, Finland, for the lead in All-Events (combined results in Doubles, Trios and Team) after 6 of 24 games. Olsen contributed 1271.

2009 MEC

06/05/09

Men's European Championships gets underway in Aalborg

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECLogo_small.jpg The 2009 Men's European Championships will be held from June 4 through 14 at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The Championships get underway Friday with the official practice and the Opening Ceremonies scheduled for 8 p.m. The host country Denmark will be joined by 30 other countries in the quest to win medals in the Doubles, Trios, 5-Player Team, All Events and Masters. The 8-day competition starts on Saturday, June 6 with the Doubles competition followed by Trios and Team and ends with the Masters on Saturday, June 13.

2009 MEC

04/06/09

35 countries to participate in the Men's European Championships in June

Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (June 4-14, 2009)

2009MECLogo_small.jpgThe European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced that record-tying 35 ETBF member federations have registered up to six players for the 2009 Men's European Championships to be held at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark, from June 4 through 14, 2009. 30 federations will send a full team of 6 players. The total number of participating players, 194, is the second-best in the history of the championships, 13 lower than the record 207 players in the 2007 MEC in Vienna, Austria.


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