Brunswick Euro Challenge - Tournament Format

    03/01/10

    2010 European Bowling Tour #5

    Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin, France (March 5-14, 2010)

    Qualifying
    6 games (entries and re-entries)

    Desperado Squad
    1 game

    A total of 64 players will qualify for the finals.
    The top 16 players will receive one bye into Round 2 and will seeded 1-16.

    The following 48 players will qualify for Round 1:

    • Players positioned 17-52 in the qualifying
    • the top 6 from a separate standing for the squads conducted March 5-7, who are not among the top 52
    • the top 6 from the Desperado Squad.

    Round 1
    48 players will play six games starting from scratch.
    The top 16 will qualify for Round 2 and will be seeded 17-32
    The players, who are eliminated, will be ranked 33-64 according to their positions in Round 1.

    Match Play
    Best-of-three games. The highest seeded player vs. the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player vs. the second lowest seeded player etc.

    Round 2
    16 matches. Winners advance, losers finish 17-32 based on match play seedings.

    Round 3
    8 matches. Winners advance, losers finish 9-16 based on match play seedings.

    Round 4
    4 matches. Winners advance, losers finish 9-16 based on match play seedings.

    Stepladder Finals
    Match 1: #4 seed vs. #3 seed
    Match 2: Winner of Match 1 vs. #2 seed
    Title Match: Winner of Match 2 vs. #1 seed.

    All matches over one game.