2010 EBT

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/19/10

Wendy Kok moves down the men's field to win 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Gery Verbruggen wins men's ranking Ljubljana, Slovenia

2010EBT07Top4_small.jpgWendy Kok, Netherlands, became the first women's champion in the 2010 European Bowling Tour season when she defeated Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, in the title match, 435-410. Kok, who received 8 pins handicap each game, earned 6.000 Euro for the feat, while Verbruggen got 3.000 (all prizes -25% tax). In the semifinals, Kok ousted Osku Palermaa, Finland, 515-450, while Verbruggen eliminated 7-time PBA champion Steve Jaros, United States, 498-408.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/18/10

Wendy Kok wins qualifying in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Kok, Gross, Palermaa, Völkel earn two byes for the finals on Sunday

2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpg2009VOThomasGross_small.jpgWendy Kok (l.), Netherlands, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open in Ljubljana, Slovenia, en route to lead total 44 players into Sunday's finals. Kok finished qualifying atop the 128-player leaderboard with 1439 six-game total including 48 pins women's handicap. Austria's Thomas Gross (r.) led Squad 11 on Saturday with 1431 including the tournament's high game of 279, to jump into second place with the field-best 238.50 average.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/17/10

Slovenia's Dušan Lajovic cracks top 4 at 4th Qubica/AMF Open

PBA star Steve Jaros shoots 1277 to sit in 16th place in qualifying

2010EBT07Dusanajovic_small.jpg2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpgDušan Lajovic (l.), Slovenia, missed the 1400-mark by one pin in Friday's qualifying squad 7 but moved into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open with 1399´pinfall total. Lajovic rolled games of 254, 222, 249, 205, 203 and 266 at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, an average of 233.17. Wendy Kok (r.), Netherlands, leads the 104 players into the final day of qualifying with 1439 including 48 pins handicap.


2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/16/10

Wendy Kok overtakes the qualifying lead in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Eight players from Squad 5 move into top 10; three crack 1400-bar

2010EBT07WendyKok_small.jpgQualifying in the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 continued on Thursday with qualifying squads 5 and 6 at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The top 3 players from Squad 5 cracked the 1400-bar and the top 8 moved into the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings. Wendy Kok (pictured), Netherlands, had 1391 pinfall total, an average of 231.83, and added 48 pins handicap to move to the top of the leaderboard with 1439 total. Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 7-9 and runs through Saturday with the final qualifying squad 13 scheduled for 9pm.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/15/10

Dirk Völkel holds on to the lead in 4th Qubica/AMF Open

Slovenian bowler dominate Squad 3, Squad 4 cancelled

2010EBT07MitjaMrzlikar_small.jpg2010EBT07DirkVolkel_small.jpgMitja Mrzlikar (l.), Slovenia, led the third qualifying squad of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 Wednesday evening at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but fell six pins short of the qualifying lead. Dirk Völkel (r.), Germany, held on to the lead with 1314 six-game total and an average of 219.00. Mrzlikar started with five games between 212 and 247 but had to settle for second place with 1308 due to a 186 in the final game.

2010 European Bowling Tour #7

04/14/10

4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 gets underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dirk Völkel sets the pace after the first 2 of 13 qualifying squads

2010EBT07DirkVolkel_small.jpg 30 players from Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and Slovenia took to the lanes at Bowling Center Gladiator Arena on Tuesday to kick off the 4th Qubica/AMF Open 2010 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dirk Völkel (pictured), Germany, led the field after the first 2 of 13 qualifying squads with 1314 six-game total and an average of 219.00. The tournament is the 7th stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Silver" tournaments. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squads 3 and 4 at 5 and 9 p.m.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/12/10

2010 BEC Video #8 - Semifinal Match between Zulmazran Zulkifli (MAS) and Rob Thurlby (ENG)

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2010EBT05V08SemifinalMatch_small.jpg The remaining four players after the single-elimination rounds of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge advanced to a traditional stepladder final to bowl for the title and the 13.000 Euro top prize. After defeating No. 4 Ildemaro Ruiz, Venezuela. In the opening match, No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, faced No. 2 Rob Thurlby, England, in the semifinal. The winner advanced to the title match against the No. 1 seed, Adrian Ang, Malaysia. To watch the semifinal match

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/06/10

2010 BEC Video #7 - PBA pros Bohn, Duke, O'Neill - bowling ball release in slow motion

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2010EBT05V07PBAProsSlomo_small.jpg The 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge, a European Bowling Tour Gold tournament, drew 448 players from 34 countries. Among the 351 men were 33-time PBA champion and 2-time PBA Player of the Year, Norm Duke, 32-time PBA champion and 2-time PBA Player of the Year, Parker Bohn III, reigning U.S. Open champion and runner-up in the 2009-10 PBA Player of the Year race, Bill O'Neill. To watch how the three PBA stars release the bowling ball (in slow motion)

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

04/03/10

2010 BEC Video #6 - Match 1 between Zulmazran Zulkifli (MAS) and Ildemaro Ruiz (VEN)

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2010EBT05V06FinalMatch1_small.jpg The remaining four players after the single-elimination rounds of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge advanced to a traditional stepladder final to bowl for the title and the 13.000 Euro top prize. No. 1 Adrian Ang, Malaysia, and No. 2 Rob Thurlby, England, could sit and watch the match between No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli (pictured right), Malaysia, and No. 4 Ildemaro Ruiz (left), Venezuela. To watch all frames of the opening match

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04/01/10

2010 BEC Video #4 - Title Match between Rob Thurlby (ENG) and Adrian Ang (MAS)

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ImageNo. 2 seed Rob Thurlby, England,, faced No. 1 seed Adrian Ang, Malaysia, in the title match of the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday March 14 at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France with the 13.000 Euro top prize at stake. For the first time in the history of the European Bowling Tour a stepladder final was broadcasted live on Eurosport 2. To watch all frames of the high-scoring title match


2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/22/10

Ulf Bolleby wins his first EBT title in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

Nickel, Joris achieve perfection; Planchard wins women's ranking

2010EBT05UlfBolley_small.jpg2010EBT06MatsMaggi_small.jpgUlf Bolleby (l.), Sweden, defeated Mats Maggi, Belgium, 439 to 384, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open and the 4.000 Euro top prize . In the title match over two games total pinfall, Bolleby took a 41-pin lead after the first game (202-161) and cruised to victory with a 237-223 win. Bolleby topped Nico Joris, Belgium, in the semifinal, 436-426, while Maggi flew past No. 2 seed Karsten Aust, Germany, 458-377.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/21/10

Jens Nickel leads top 18 from Final Round One into the Round of 32

Shoots the tournament's first 300 game and the highest six-game series

2010EBT05JensNickel_small.jpgJens Nickel (pictured), Germany, fired the first 300 game of the 2010 Ebonite International Luxembourg Open Sunday morning at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg, to lead the top 18 players into the match play portion. Long-time German national team player Nickel, who is targeting a spot on the team for the 2010 Men's World Championship in Germany in August, felled 1479 pins, the tournament's high series, and averaged 246.50 avg. for the round. Birgit Pöppler, took the 18th and final sport to advance with 1268.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/21/10

Gery Verbruggen wins qualifying in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

Top 14 players earn one bye for Sunday's finals

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Gery Verbruggen (pictured left), Belgium, finished the qualifying in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg, atop the leaderboard with 1431 six-game total and an average of 238.50. The 4-time European ranking champion (2000-'03) will lead a total of 50 players, the top 44 qualifiers plus the top 6 from the Desperado Squad, into Sunday's finals. Verbruggen and the next 13 players, however, will bypass the first round on Sunday morning.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/20/10

Gery Verbruggen holds on to the lead in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

Three players from Squad 8 moved into the top 4

2010EBT05GeryVerbruggen2_small.jpg2009BCRKarstenAust_small.jpgGery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, continued to lead the qualifying of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open currently underway at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg. Heading into the final day of qualifying, the lefty leads the 146-player field with 1431 six-game total and an average of 238.50. Karsten Aust (r.), Germany, moved into second place during Friday's Squad.8 with 1428. Qualifying ends on Saturday with four more squads and the Desperado Squad.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/19/10

Verbruggen, Sarmadi overtake the lead in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06GeryVerbruggen_small.jpg2010EBT06MathiasSarmadi_small.jpg4-time European ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (l.), Belgium, had games of 227, 234, 235, 258, 198 and 279 in Squad 4 to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open with 1431 six-game total and an average of 238.50. Mathias Sarmadi (r.), France, led Squad 5 with 1371 including a 290 in the last game to move into second place in the overall standings. Verbruggen and Sarmadi pocketed a 150 Euro bonus each.

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/19/10

2010 BEC Video #5 - 300-game Pot Play

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ImageA total of eight 300 games were rolled during the Brunswick Euro Challenge at 28-laner Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010). Seven by men, Kimmo Lehtonen (FIN), Mike Fagan, Norm Duke, Parker Bohn III, Bill O'Neill (all USA), Mathieu Berges (SUI) and Frederik Øhrgaard (DEN), and one by a woman, Evgeniya Smirnova, Russia. All but Berges and Smirnova had paid the entry fee for the 300-game Pot Play. To watch the highly-entertaining battle for the 3.100 Euro winner-takes-all prize

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/18/10

Jimmy Ravez paces Squad 3 to move into second place in Luxembourg Open qualifying

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06JimmyRavez_small.jpg2010EBT06UweBlank_small.jpgJimmy Ravez, Belgium, led the third qualifying squad of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open with 1328 six-game total (221.33 avg.) en route to overtake second place in the overall qualifying standings. Ravez (l.) used high games of 248, 237 and a pair of 227s to become just the second player in the tournament, who has reached the 1300-plateau. He received 150 Euro for winning the squad. Day one leader Uwe Blank (r.), Germany, held on to the lead with 1350.

2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/17/10

Luxembourg's Harald Scheuer moves into second place in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06HaraldScheuer_small.jpg2010EBT06UweBlank_small.jpgHarald Scheuer of Luxembourg led the second qualifying squad of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings. He received 150 Euro for winning the squad. Scheuer (l.) felled 1243 pins, an average of 207.17, Tuesday evening at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg. Day one leader Uwe Blank (r.), Germany, remained in the pole position with 1350 (225.00).

2010 European Bowling Tour #5

03/17/10

Rob Thurlby beats two Malaysians to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Parker Bohn wins 300-Game Pot Play shoot-out

2010EBT05Top4_small.jpgNo. 2 seed Rob Thurlby, England, defeated No. 1 seed Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 253-248, en route to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 2010 Brunswick Euro Challenge and the 13.000 Euro top prize. For the first time in the history of the EBT the stepladder finals were broadcasted live on Eurosport 2. In the opening match, No. 3 Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia , topped No. 4 seed Ildemaro Ruiz, 230-202, before he was eliminated by Thurlby in the semifinal, 233-194. Brunswick has announced the tentative TV schedule for Eurosport 2 Northern and Eastern Europe, British Eurosport 2 and Eurosport Asia Pacific.


2010 European Bowling Tour #6

03/16/10

Uwe Blank sets the pace in Ebonite International Luxembourg Open

X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg (March 16-21, 2010)

2010EBT06UweBlank_small.jpgOne day after the conclusion of the Brunswick Euro Challenge, the sixth stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour got underway with the first qualifying squad of the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open. 32 players took to the 20 lanes of X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg Monday evening. Uwe Blank (pictured), Germany, used high games of 256, 235 and 232 to set the pace with 1350 six-game total and an average of 225.00. Qualifying continues on Tuesday, March 16, with Squad 2 scheduled for 8 p.m. CET.

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