2011 MEC Germany

2011 MEC

06/18/11

Martin Paulsson ends 2011 Men's European Championships with victory in Masters

Swede claims his second career major title at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany

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Swede Martin Paulsson (r.) captured his second major title at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany, when he capped off the 2011 Men's European Championships with victory in match play Masters. Paulsson, who won the Doubles gold medal (with Mathias Årup) at the Men's World Championships in Munich last year, swept All Events champion and No. 1 seed, Mads Sandbækken (l.), in the title match, Norway, 2-0. Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Thomas Larsen, Denmark, shared the bronze medals.

2011 MEC

06/18/11

Denmark beats defending champion Finland to win the prestigious Team gold at MEC

Sandbækken, Rudshagen claim gold and silver for Norway in All Events

2011MECDenmark_small.jpgDanes Thomas Larsen, Anders Lousdal, Jimmy Mortensen, Mik Stampe, Jesper Agerbo and Frederik √ėhrgaard (pictured) defeated defending champion Finland featuring Perttu Jussila, Joonas J√§hi, Jari Ratia, Osku Palermaa and Kimmo Lehtonen, 1039-977, to win the gold medal in the prestigious Team event in the Men's European Championships. The number 3 turned out to be the lucky number in the MEC finals. In all three finals, Doubles, Trios and Team, the No. 3 seed cruised to the title.

2011 MEC

06/17/11

Norway beats Denmark and Belgium to win Trios title at Men's European Championships

Like in the Doubles finals, the No. 3 seed defeats the top seed for the title

2011MECEkPedersenRudshagen_small.jpgSvein Ake Ek, Glenn Morten Pedersen and Björn Einar Rudshagen (l-r) of Norway defeated Belgium's Glenn Vansteenbrugge, Mats Maggi and Olivier Leroy (right, l-r), 606-561, to win the gold medal in Trios at the 2011 Men's European Championships.Like in the Doubles finals, the No. 3 seed defeated the No. 2 seed and then the top seed for the title. Belgium took the silver medal while Denmark and Finland shared the bronze medal.

2011 MEC

06/17/11

Sweden wins first gold medal of the 2011 Men's European Championships

Karl Wahlgren, Dennis Eklund defeat No. 1 and 2 seed to win the title in Doubles

2011MECKarlWahlgrenDennisEklund2_small.jpgThird seeded Karl Wahlgren and Dennis Eklund (l-r) of Sweden claimed the first gold medal of the Men's European Championships at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. The Swedes, seeded third in the finals decided in single-game matches, ousted their teammates and No. 2 seeds, Robert Andersson and Martin Larsen, in the semifinal, 440-428, and went on to defeat top-seeded Mads Sandbækken and Tore Torgersen of Norway in the title match, 453-423.

2011 MEC

06/16/11

Sweden takes 116-pin lead in Team event after the first block on short oil

Estonia's Kert Truus shoots the first 300 game of the 2011 Men's European Championships

2011MECLogo_small.jpgMultiple European and World Team champion Sweden overtook the lead in the five-player team event in the Men's European Championships after the first block on short oil Thursday morning at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. Robert Andersson, Dennis Eklund, Karl Wahlgren, Martin Paulsson and Martin Larsen rolled games of 1088 and 1037 and closed things out with a huge 1189 game to lead the field of 33 teams with 3314 pinfall and an average of 220.33.

2011 MEC

06/16/11

Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Finland to bowl for Trios title at Men's European Championships

Doubles and Trios finals to be contested after first block of Team event on Thursday

2011MECVansteenbruggeMaggiLeroy_small.jpgGlenn Vansteenbrugge, Mats Maggi and Olivier Leroy of Belgium (pictured) posted a 3888 six-game total and averaged 216 to earn the No. 1 seed for the Trios finals at the Men's European Championships in Germany. The Beginas will meet fourth-placed Finns Kimmo Lehtonen, Jari Ratia and Perttu Jussila in the semifinals while Danes Anders Lousdal, Jesper Agerbo and Thomas Larsen take on Norwegians Glenn Morten Pedersen, Björn Einar Rudshagen and Svein Ake Ek.

2011 MEC

06/15/11

Norway's Sandbækken, Torgersen earn No. 1 seed for Doubles finals at Men's European Championships

Sweden in second and third; Germany denies Sweden's bid for three finalists

2011MECMadsSandbakkenToreTorgersen_small.jpgMads Sandbækken and Tore Torgersen (l-r) of Norway earned the No. 1 seed position for the Doubles finals of the Men's European Championships currently underway at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. The Norwegians finished the preliminaries with a combined 24-game pinfall of 5475, an average of 228.13. Joining them in Thursday's finals are Swedes Robert Andersson/Martin Larsen and Karl Wahlgren/Dennis Eklund and Germany's Tobias Gäbler/Marco Baade.


2011 MEC

06/14/11

Sandbækken, Torgersen take the lead in Doubles after first block on short oil

Norwegian duo averages 229.08 as the event reaches its halfway point

2011MECMadsSandbakkenToreTorgersen_small.jpgFormer European champions Mads Sandbækken (l.) and Tore Torgersen (r.) led the doubles event after six games on the short oil conditioning pattern in the Men's European Championships Monday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. The duo totaled 2749 pins, an individual average of 229.08. Sandbækken led all 198 players from 34 countries with 1456 pinfall or an average of 242.67.All 98 doubles return on Tuesday for the second block on ong oil.

2011 MEC

06/13/11

34 countries to participate in the 2011 Men's European Championships in Germany

Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany (June 11-19, 2011)

2011MECLogo_small.jpg The 2011 Men's European Championships will be held June 11-19 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring in the outskirts of Munich, Germany. This marks the third time in only ten months that Europe's biggest bowling center (52 lanes), which opened its doors in Dec. 2009, will host a major international championships. 34 countries have submitted the entry forms for a total of 199 players, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and Masters.

2011 MEC

05/06/11

Norway, Sweden name their teams for Men's European Championships in Germany

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The head coaches of Norway and Sweden, Mats Karlsson and Tomas Leandersson, have named their teams for the Men's European Championships to be held at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring Germany in June. Medals will be given in Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters. 205 men from 35 member federations of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation are expected to participate. Both coaches have changed their roster on two positions since the 2010 Men's World Championships.

Israel

03/01/11

Israel announces teams for Munich MEC and Hong Kong WWC

2011ISRNationalTeam_small.jpgThe Israeli Bowling Federation has announced its team for the 2011 Men's European Championships in Germany and the 2011 Women's World Championships in Hong Kong. The national team members were determined after 42 games (six 7-game series, three on long and three on short oil) which were bowled in two bowling centers - Hutzot bowling center in Haifa and Bola bawling center in Holon - over a span of four weeks.

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