2010 EBT

2010 European Bowling Tour #17

11/07/10

Antonio Maddaloni takes the early lead in 1st Ebonite Roma International

Penultimate EBT event kicks off with the first two squads on Saturday

2010EBT17AntonioMaddaloni_small.jpg2010EBT17RodolfoTomarelli_small.jpg52 players from the host country Italy, two of Malta and one German kicked off the 1st Ebonite Roma International Saturday at Brunswick Bowling Rome with the first two of total 18 qualifying squads. None of the 55 bowlers averaged over 200. Antonio Maddaloni (l.), Italy, led Squad 2 to take the early lead with 1184 six-game total and an average of 197.33. Squad 1 leader Rodolfo Tomarelli (r.) was third with 1146. Qualifying continues on Sunday with Squads 3-4.

2010 European Bowling Tour #17

11/05/10

1st Ebonite Roma International will get underway on Saturday

Newcomer is the penultimate stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour

2010RomeIntlLogo_small.jpg The 1st Ebonite Roma International is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and the last "Satellite" event of the 2010 EBT season. The tournament will be held from Saturday Nov. 6 through Sunday Nov. 14, 2010 at 24-lane Brunswick Bowling Rome in the capital of Italy. The tournament is a newcomer on the European Bowling Tour offering total prize money of 25.900 Euro with 5.000 Euro going to the winner.

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/18/10

Michael Fagan posts big numbers to win his third EBT title in Ebonite Lahti Open

Mai Ginge Jensen finishes second to win Women's Ranking

2010EBT16MichaelFagan_small.jpgTwo-time PBA champion Michael Fagan (pictured) almost averaged 250 in the stepladder finals of the Ebonite Lahti Open to win his third EBT title and the 10.000 Euro top prize Sunday afternoon at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland. Fagan, who has won the Viernheim Open in 2006 and the Brunswick Euro Challenge last year, took the fourth and last place for the stepladder finals and posted three big numbers to defeat Juhani Tonteri, Finland, Dominic Barrett, England and top seeded Dane Mai Ginge Jensen, who won the women's ranking in Lahti. .

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/17/10

Gery Verbruggen wins the qualifying in Ebonite Lahti Open

Top 8 players earn one bye for Sunday's finals

2010EBT16GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg2010EBT16BillONeill_small.jpgGery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, was the sole player in the qualifying of the Ebonite Lahti Open who cracked the 1400-bar en route to lead a total of 40 players into the finals on Sunday, Oct. 17. with 1425 pinfall total and an average of 237.50 for six games. U.S. Open champion Bill O'Neill (r.), United States, led the penultimate qualifying squad on Saturday evening with 1358 (226.33) to leap into second place in the overall qualifying standings. Anne Lorraine Gales, Denmark hit the cutoff number with 1259. 

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/16/10

Five players from Friday's Squad 8-10 move into Top 10 in Ebonite Lahti Open

Squad 8 leader Sami Salin jumps into third place in the overall qualifying standings

2010EBT16SamiSalin_small.jpg2010EBT16GeryVerbruggen_small.jpgFinn Sami Salin (l.) started the penultimate qualifying day at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland with a 278 game and added 209, 220, 223, 192 and 217 to lead Squad 8 en route to jump into third place in the overall qualifying standings in the Ebonite Lahti Open with 1339 six-game total and an average of 223.17. Four-time European Bowling Tour ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (r.), Belgium, held on to the lead with 1425. Qualifying ends on Saturday, Oct. 16.

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/15/10

Gery Verbruggen shoots into the lead in Ebonite Lahti Open

Paces the field with 1425 as qualifying reached the halfway mark

2010EBT16GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg2010EBT16MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgFour-time EBT ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, posted a 1425 series Thursday afternoon at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland, en route to shoot into the lead in the qualifying of the Ebonite Lahti Open. With an average of 237.50 for six games, Verbruggen outaveraged his nearest competitor, second-placed PBA star Mika Koivuniemi (right, 1342), Finland, by almost 14 pins. ualifying will continue on Friday with Squads 8-10. Live Streaming starts a 6pm CET. 

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/12/10

Jussi Lindgren leads Squad 5 to move into third place in Lahti

Oksanen, Hurri, Tonteri crack Top 10 on Monday

2010EBT16JussiLindgren_small.jpg2010EBT16MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgJussi Lindgren (l) averaged 216 over his six games on Monday evening at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland, to lead the fifth of total 14 qualifying squads and to move into third place in the overall qualifying standings of the Ebonite Lahti Open with 1296 pinfall total. Eight-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi (r.) and Finnish national coach Sami Konsteri remained in first and second place with 1342 and 1324, respectively. Qualifying will continue on Thursday.

United States

10/12/10

Team USA'S Dorin-Ballard, Szczerbinski ready to tackle World Cup

200910PBA06CarolynDorinBallard_small.jpg2010ISCJohnSzczerbinski_small.jpgStarting Monday, Team USA's Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (l.) and Wichita State University standout John Szczerbinski (r.) will compete in the 46th QubicaAMF World Cup in Toulon, France. The event is the largest bowling tournament in the world in terms of the number of countries competing, which is expected to total a record 95 this year. The World Cup begins with official practice and opening ceremonies Sunday.

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/11/10

Mika Koivuniemi shoots 1342 series to overtake the pole position in Ebonite Lahti Open

Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland (Oct. 9-17, 2010)

2010EBT16MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgEight-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi (pictured left) averaged 223.67 in the third qualifying squad of the Ebonite Lahti Open Sunday at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland, to claim the pole position with 1342 six-game total. The PBA Player of the Year of the 2003-04 season had games of 255, 200, 248, 209, 234 and 196 to overtake day one leader, Finnish national coach Sami Konsteri by 18 pins. Konsteri fell one spot to second place with 1324. Qualifying will continue on Monday with Squad 5 scheduled 6.30pm local time (CET +1).

2010 European Bowling Tour #16

10/10/10

Sami Konsteri uses 299 game to take the early lead in Ebonite Lahti Open

Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland (Oct. 9-17, 2010)

2010EBT16SamiKonsteri_small.jpgFinnish national coach Sami Konsteri (pictured) proved he still has what it takes to compete at the highest level when he rolled the sole 1300-plus series on the first day of qualifying in the Ebonite Lahti Open Saturday at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland. Konsteri, a former national team member and European champion, started his six-game series with 182 and 204 before posted a 299 game, the highest game in the history of the Lahti Open. The right-hander closed out his set with 216, 197 and 226 for 1324 pinfall total or an average of 220.67.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/04/10

Chris Barnes wins 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open from top seed

Kamilla Kjeldsen finishes fourth to win the women's rankings

2010EBT15ChrisBarnesChampion2_small.jpg2010EBT15PeteWeber2ndplace_small.jpgIn a match between two PBA super stars, 12-time PBA champion Chris Barnes (l.) defeated 35-time PBA champion Pete Weber (r.), 219-187, to win the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, and the 7.000 Euro top prize. Weber received 5.000 Euro for second place. Tore Torgersen, Norway, pocketed 3.500 Euro for third and women's ranking winner Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denamrk, took 2.200 Euro for fourth place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/03/10

Sean Rash powers his way into the lead in 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Averages 247.5 to lead the top 18 into Final Round 3

2010EBT15SeanRash_small.jpgFour-time Professional Bowlers Association champion Sean Rash (pictured), United States, fired games of 243, 226, 249, 266, 266 and 235 to lead the top 18 players into Final Round Three in the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Rash's 1485 six-game series, an average of 247.50, is the highest in the tournament thus far. Or Aviram, Israel, took the 18th and final spot to advance with 1267 and an average of 211.17. Among the 18 players from eight countries are seven women.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/03/10

Bianca Wiekeraad leads top 22 into Final Round Two in Vienna

Women dominate first round of the finals in 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

2010EBT15BiancaWiekeraad_small.jpgThe finals of the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open started on Sunday morning at 8am CET at Plus Bowling in Vienna with the first of three six-game rounds. The women got off to a great start as nine out of 12 made the cut for the second round. Bianca Wiekeraad (pictured left, Netherlands, paced the 56-player field - 12 women and 44 men - with 1450 including 48 pins women's handicap to lead the top 22 into the second round. After six games starting from scratch, the field will be trimmed to the top 18.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/03/10

Two-hander Osku Palermaa wins qualifying in 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Palermaa and Tore Torgersen earm the top prize in the Doubles competition

2010EBT15ToreTorgersenOskuPalermaa_small.jpgFinland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (r.) won the qualifying in the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open after five days and 17 squads at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The 2005 Vienna Open winner totaled 1462 pins, an average of 243.67 for six games. Palermaa and Tore Torgersen (l.), Norway, teamed to win the Doubles competition and the 1.600 Euro top prize with 2845 combined pinfall or an average of 237.08.

2010 Vienna Open Video #3

10/03/10

Qualifying Squad 16

2010EBT15_03Squad16_small.jpgU.S. bowlers dominated the 16th and penultimate qualifying squad in the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Saturday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. 4-time PBA champion and 2007 USBC Masters champion Sean Rash led the squad with 1417 six-game total, and an average of 236.17. Wichita State University standout Josh Blanchard was second with 1411 and 12-time PBA champion Chris Barnes was third with 1401.


2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/03/10

Americans Rash, Blanchard, Barnes lead penultimate qualifying squad in Vienna

Tanya Cuva shoots the fifth 300 game of the tournament and the first by a woman

2010EBT15JoshBlanchard_small.jpgU.S. bowlers dominated the 16th and penultimate qualifying squad in the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Saturday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. PBA champions Sean Rash (1417) and Chris Barnes (1401) were first and third but unable to improve their high series. Wichita University standout Josh Blanchard (pictured) was sandwiched between the two pros in second place with 1411 to crack the top 8 in the overall qualifying standings. The last qualifying squad 17 started at 8pm. Qualifying ends with the Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 pm.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/03/10

Nicki Ainge cracks top 8; shoots 1448 to jump into fourth place in Singles

Teams with Nina Flack to overtake fourth place in Doubles

2010EBT15NickiAinge2_small.jpg2009 Women's European Bowling Tour ranking champion Nicki Ainge (pictured), England, became the first woman in the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open who cracked the 1400-bar as she rolled a 1400 scratch series in Squad 15 Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Ainge had games of 241, 193, 246, 256, 239 and 225, an average of 233.33, and added 48 pins handicap to jump into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings with 1448 total pinfall.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/02/10

Once again - no changes atop the Vienna Open leaderboard on Saturday morning

Six players crack the 1300-bar: cut for 52nd is up to 1295

2010EBT15HansGlasl_small.jpg2010EBT15OliverBlaseNicoleHeberle_small.jpgFor the second consecutive qualifying squad there were no significant changes in Singles and Doubles at the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Hans Glasl Jr. (l.) of Germany led Squad 14 in Singles totaling 1360 over six games, (226.67 avg.) to leap into 19th place in the overall qualifying standings. Nicole Heberle and Oliver Blasé (r.), both Germany, paced Squad 14 in Doubles with 2597 but were just three pins off the top 20.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/02/10

No changes atop the Vienna Open leaderboard in Singles and Doubles in Squad 13

Squad leader Joonas Jehkinen moves into 12th place: cut for 52nd is 1282

2010EBT15JoonasJehkinen_small.jpg2010EBT15NadineGeisslerTanyaCuva_small.jpgThe top 11 players in Singles and the 20 cashers in Doubles remained unchanged during Squad 13 in the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Friday night at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Finland's Joonas Jehkinen (l.) led the squad with 1383 six-game total (230.50 avg.) to move into 12th place in tSingles. Nadine Geissler, and  Tanya Cuva (right, l-r), Germany, paced Squad 13 in Doubles with 2591, good for 22nd place.

2010 European Bowling Tour #15

10/02/10

Chris Barnes moves into second place in Singles and Doubles in Squad 12

Finn Perttu Jussila cracks top 8 in 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

2010EBT15ChrisBarnesMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgTwo PBA Payer of the Year, 12-time PBA champion Chris Barnes, United States, and 8-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi, (left, l-r) Finland, joined forces in the 12th qualifying squad of the 8th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to move into second place in Doubles with 2828 pinfall total or an average of 235.67. Barnes, also overtook second place in Singles with 1462. Finnish two-hander Osku Palermaa held on to the lead in Singles and in Doubles with partner Tore Torgersen, Norway.

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