2011 EBT

5th EBT Masters

05/02/12

Martin Larsen, Rebecka Larsen refuse to fall; win the titles in 5th European Bowling Tour Masters

Dream Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (April 30 - May 1, 2012)

201112PBAMartinLarsen_small.jpg2011USWORebeckaLarsen_small.jpgQualifying leaders Martin Larsen (l.) and Rebecka Larsen (r.) of Sweden refused to fall in round robin match play and emerged as men's and women's champions in the 5th European Bowling Tour Masters. Martin was forced into a roll-off against defending champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, and sealed the victory, 49-40. Rebecka wrapped up the women's title with a 278-277 win in a final strike-fest against Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia.

5th EBT Masters

05/01/12

Swedes Martin Larsen, Rebecka Larsen lead top 8 into EBT Masters finals

Dennis Eklund achieves perfection in preliminaries round three

2012EBT04MartinLarsen2_small.jpg2011EBT04RebeckaLarsen2_small.jpgSwedes Martin Larsen (l:) and Rebecka Larsen (r.) led the 18-game preliminaries of the 5th EBT Masters, the season-ending event of the 2011 European Bowling Tour, to lead the top 8 men and women into the round robin match play finals. Martin (no relation to Rebecka) averaged 236.44 to lead defending champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, by 57 pins. Rebecka averaged 222.28 to hold a 15-pin cushion over Clara Guerrero of Colombia.

2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/30/11

Dominic Barrett ends 2011 European Bowling Tour season with victory in Qatar

Defeats Mika Koivuniemi in the title match, 460-441, to earn the 30.000 Euro top prize

201112PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpg 2011EBT17DominicBarrett_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, defeated reigning PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi, 460-441, in two games with the total pinfall determining the winner, to win the European Bowling Tour season-ending Qatar Bowling Open and the 30.000 Euro top prize. The Englishman, who missed the first half of the season due to injury, was down by three pins after the first game and rebounded with a 22-pin win, 237-215, to seal his second victory on the Tour this season.


2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/29/11

Hussain Al-Suwaidi leads top 48 into the finals at Qatar Bowling Open

46 men and two women survive first cut in Doha; Joline Persson-Planefors seals victory in 2011 EBT women's point ranking

2009BWCHussainAlSuwaidi_small.jpg2011WWCJolinePerssonPlanefors2_small.jpgHussain Al-Suwaidi (l.), UAE, remained unchallenged through the final four qualifying squads Monday at Qatar Bowling Open en route en route to lead 46 men and two women into the finals Tuesday. The Emirati led the field of 123 players from 20 countries since Squad 7 with 1449 total, an average of 241.50. Joline Persson-Planefors (r.), Sweden, who took the 36th and last place to advance with 1324, wrapped up the title in the EBT women's point ranking.

2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/28/11

PBAers set the tone on penultimate qualifying day at Qatar Open

Three players crack the top 9 on Sunday; cut for 36th place is now 1315 (219.17 average)

201112PBABillONeill_small.jpgThree U.S. professional bowlers led squads 12-14 on the penultimate qualifying day at the Qatar Bowling Open at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Three-time PBA champion Bill O'Neill (pictured) rolled the highest six-game series on Sunday to pocket the High Series Award worth 200 Euro. The 2010 U.S. Open winner moved into third place in the overall qualifying standings behind games of 258, 198, 232, 232, 264 and 239 and a 1423 series (237.17 average). Qualifying ends on Monday with Squads 15-18 and the Desperado Squad.

2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/27/11

Mika Koivuniemi moves into second place in Qatar; misses pole position by one pin

Four players crack the top 9 on Saturday; cut for 36th place is now 1279 (213.17average)

201112PBAMikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgThree Professional Bowlers Association members and a bowler from Bahrain cracked the top 9 in the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. For the third consecutive day the High Series award worth 200 Euro went to a player of the 4 p.m. squad, as reigning PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi (pictured), posted a 1448 series, an average of 241.33. The "Big Finn" finished with a 194 low game to miss the pole position by just one pin. Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, held on to the lead with 1449.

2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/26/11

Hussain Al-Suwaidi takes over qualifying lead in Qatar Bowling Open

Emirati paces 84-player field with 1449; cut for 36th place is now 1242

2009BWCHussainAlSuwaidi_small.jpgThree-time Asian point ranking leader Hussain Al-Suwaidi (pictured) moved to the top of the leaderboard in the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open posting a 1449 six-game series Friday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The Emirati earned the 200 Euro High Series award averaging 241.50 in Squad 7 behind games of 245, 246, 245, 267, 219 and 227. Qualifying continues on Saturday, Nov. 26, with Squads 9-11 scheduled to start at noon, 4 and 8 p.m. AST (CET -2/EST -8).

2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/25/11

Karl Wahlgren moves into third place in qualifying in Qatar

Swede leads Day Two Qualifying with 1341

2011SSST05KarlWahlgren_small.jpgKarl Wahlgren (left) of Sweden earned the 200 Euro High Series award on the second day of qualifying in the Qatar Bowling Open Thursday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Leading Squad 4 with 1341, Wahlgren moved into third place in the overall qualifying standings. Perttu Jussila of Finland continued to lead the 72-player field from 16 countries with 1375 and an average of 229.17. The Qatar Open is the last event of the 2011 Euroepean Bowling Tour offering total prize money of 125.000 Euro (approx. $167,850).

2011 European Bowling Tour #20

11/24/11

Perttu Jussila sets the pace in Qatar Bowling Open

Finn leads final tournament of the 2011 European Bowling Tour season after Day One

2011EBT17PerttuJussila2_small.jpgPerttu Jussila (pictured) of Finland took the early lead in the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open, the last tournament of the 2011 European Bowling Tour season, which got underway Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Jussila's 1375 six-game series, an average of 229.17, was the highest of the day and earned him the "Daily High Series" award, worth 200 Euro. Qualifying runs through Monday, Nov. 28 and ends with Squad 18 and the ultimate one-game Desperado Squad. 

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/15/11

Italian Marco Boccato claims first career EBT title in Rome

Dutch Nicole Sanders wins women's ranking; 339 players bowl 883 entries

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2011EBT19PacoRodriguez_small.jpgMarco Boccato (l.) of Italy defeated Paco Rodriguez (r.), Spain, 192-186, in the title match of the 2nd Ebonite Roma International Sunday in Rome, Italy en route to claim his first career title on the European Bowling Tour and the 5.000 top Prize. The penultimate tournament in the 2011 season featured 339 players - 287 men and 52 women - from 15 countries, registered a total of 883 entries and paid out 27.700 Euro including extra prizes.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/13/11

Diego Biolghini wins qualifying in 2nd Ebonite Roma International

Leads 44 men and six women into Sunday's finals; cut for 38th place was 1209 (201.50 avg.)

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2011EBT19JavierMoreno_small.jpgDiego Biolghini (l.) of Italy won the qualifying of the 2nd Ebonite Roma International with 1359 six-game total and an average of 226.50 to lead a field of 44 men and six women into Sunday's finals at Brunswick Bowling Rome in Rome, Italy. Javier Moreno (r.), Spain, was second with 1326. The 2nd Ebonite Roma International is the 19th and penultimate stop of the 2011 European Bowling Tour. The winner will receive 5.000 Euro.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/12/11

Stott, Rodriguez, Acin crack top 8 on penultimate qualifying day in Rome

Diego Biolghini leads 329-player field with 1359; cut for 38th place is 1192 (198.67 avg.)

2011EBT08PaulStott_small.jpg2011EBT04PacoRodriguez_small.jpgPaul Stott Jr. (l.) of Ireland, and Spaniards Paco Rodriguez (r.) and Ion Acinset the tone on the penultimate qualifying day of the 2nd Ebonite Roma International in Rome, Italy. Stott led Squad 18 with 1316 six-game total en route to jump into third place while Rodriguez and Acin, who finished 1, 2 in Squad 15, moved into 6th and 7th place with 1300 and 1296. Qualifying ends on Saturday with Squads 19-22 and the Desperado Squad.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/11/11

Biolghini, Moreno move to the top in Thursday's qualifying squads in Roma International

Cut for 38th place is 1168

2011EBT19DiegoBiolghini2_small.jpg2011EBT19JavierMoreno_small.jpgDiego Biolghini (l.), Italy and Javier Moreno (r.) led a field of 268 players from eleven countries after Thursday's qualifying squads in the 2nd Ebonite Roma International in Rome, Italy. Biolghini rolled games of 213, 254, 217, 233, 234 and 208 in Squad 12 to easily surpass previous co-leaders Andrea Canevari and Giovanni Battagli and to take the pole position with 1359 six-game total and an average of 226.50.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/09/11

De Angelis, Gagenoiu lead Squad 8 and 9 in 2nd Ebonite Roma International

Giovanni Battagli continues to lead with 1312; cut for 38th place is 1130 (188.33 average)

2011EBT19GianlucaDeAngelis_small.jpg2011EBT19RomeoGagenoiu_small.jpgGianluca De Angelis (l.), Italy, and Romeo Gagenoiu (r.), Romania, led the eighth and ninth qualifying squad of the 2nd Ebonite Roma International en route to move into fourth and seventh place in the overall qualifying standings with 1255 and 1212 six-game total, respectively. Giovanni Battagli continued to lead the field of 206 players from seven countries with 1312. Qualifying continues on Wednesday, Nov. 9, with Squads 10 and 11.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/08/11

Squad leaders Colombani, Maddaloni add their names to the leaderboard in Rome

Giovanni Battagli holds on the lead in 2nd Ebonite Roma International after Squad 7

2011EBT19PieroColombani_small.jpg2011EBT19DomenicoMaddaloni_small.jpgItalian bowlers continued to dominate the qualifying of the 2nd Ebonite Roma International Monday at Brunswick Bowling Rome in Rome, Italy. Piero Colombani (l.) and Domenico Maddaloni (r.) led Squads 6 and 7 with 1257 and 1248 six-game total, respectively, to move into third and fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Giovanni Battagli held on to the lead with 1312 or an average of 218.67.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/07/11

Giovanni Battagli overtakes qualifying lead in 2nd Ebonite Roma International

Top 4 from Squads 1-5 earn automatic berths into Sunday's finals

2010EBT17GiovanniBattagli_small.jpgGiovanni Battagli (pictured) became the first player in the 2nd Ebonite Roma International who surpassed the 1300-mark in Squad 4 Italy en route to overtake the lead in the qualifying Sunday at Brunswick Bowling Rome in Rome with 1312 total and an average of 218.67. The top 4 after the first five squads, Battagli, Davide Spagnoli, Saverio Tuccimei and Carlo Ieva, all from Italy, will earn automatic berths into Sunday's finals if they don't finish among the top 38 qualifiers.

2011 European Bowling Tour #19

11/06/11

2nd Ebonite Roma International is underway in Italy

Qualifying of the penultimate European Bowling Tour event runs through Nov. 12

2010EBT17SaverioTuccimei_small.jpgThe 2nd Ebonite Roma International kicked off Saturday with the first three of 22 qualifying squads at Brunswick Bowling Rome in Rome, Italy. Saverio Tuccimei (pictured) set the tone in Squad 2 with 1247 six-game total and an average of 207.83. Tuccimei, who led the inaugural event last year after the first weekend, had games of 225, 203, 186, 202, 194 and 237 to hold a 47 pin lead over second place Raffaele Formisano. Qualifying continues on Sunday, Nov. 6, with Squads 4 and 5.

2011 European Bowling Tour #18

10/17/11

Robert Andersson wins Ebonite Lahti Open from top seed

Roosa Lundén finishes in 10th place to win the women's ranking

2011EBT18RobertAndersson_small.jpgTournament leader Robert Andersson (pictured), Sweden, posted a big game to win his fourth European Bowling Tour title and the 10.000 Euro top prize in the Ebonite Lahti Open Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland. In the title match, Andersson flew past No. 4 seed, Samuli Tiainen, Finland, 267-211, to wrap up the title. Andersson, who had to bowl all three rounds of the finals after finishing qualifying in 20th place, earned the No. 1 seed for the four-player stepladder finals averaging 220 for the last ten games.

2011 European Bowling Tour #18

10/16/11

Ville Holmström wins qualifying in Ebonite Lahti Open

Samuli Tiainen hits cutoff number for 36th place with 1296 (216 ave.)

2011EBT18VilleHolmstrom_small.jpgVille Holmström (pictured) of Finland won the qualifying of the Ebonite Lahti Open en route to lead total 40 players - 35 men and five women - into Sunday's finals at Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland. Holmström fired games of 258, 242, 266, 279, 213 and 220 in Squad 12 on Saturday morning to lead the 219 player field from ten countries with 1478 six-game total and an average of 246.33. Samuli Tiainen, Finland, took the 36th and last place to advance with 1296 or an average of 216.

2011 European Bowling Tour #18

10/15/11

Danes lead all qualifying squads on Friday in Ebonite Lahti Open

Five Danes move into the top 10; Martin Larsen continues to lead; Mik Stampe shoots first 300 game; Patricia Luoto becomes leading woman; cut for 36th place is 1283 (213.83)

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Danish national team members set the tone in the qualifying of the Ebonite Lahti Open on Friday leading all three squads with five players moving into the top 10 of the 207-player leader board. Thomas Larsen (l.) had a 1408 six-game series in Squad 11 to jump into second place in the overall standings. Martin Larsen, Sweden, held on to the lead with 1426. Qualifying continues Saturday, with Squads 12-15 and concludes with the single-game Desperado Squad.

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