2014 EBT

2014 Europen Bowling Tour

07/06/15

Paul Moor, Laura Beuthner come from behind to win EBT Masters 2015

2015EBT09PaulMoor_small.jpg2014EBT16LauraBeuther_small.jpgPaul Moor (l.) of England and Laura Beuthner (r.) of Germany won two matches to win the titles in the 8th European Bowling Tour Masters 2015 Monday afternoon at Bowling ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain. In an all-lefty men's title match, Moor topped Brunswick Madrid Challenge winner and No. 1 seed Jesper Svensson, a two-handed player from Sweden, 224-216, while Beuther defeated top-seeded Diana Zavjalova of Latvia, 191-180.

2014 EBT #19 / 2015 WBT 3

11/27/14

Dom Barrett goes back-to-back in Qatar; defeats Stu Williams for his fourth career PBA title

2014EBT19Top4_small.jpgIn the title match of the 14th Qatar Open between England's PBA champions, Dominic Barrett defeated Stuart Williams, 395-388 over two games total pins, to defend his title and to win his fourth career title and 40,000 U.S. Dollar. It was also Barrett's 10th European Bowling Tour title. In the semi-finals, Barrett came back from a 26-pin deficit to defeat Martin Larsen of Sweden, 510-469. Williams, the No. 1 seed, ousted Cameron Weier, United States, in the other match, 434-421.

2014 European Bowling Tour

11/27/14

2014 European Bowling Tour concludes with Qatar Open

EBT's 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of almost one million Euro

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour concluded with the 14th Qatar Open, an EBT "Platinum" event, in Doha, Qatar. The 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. The total prize almost reached the one million Euro mark. Bowlingdigital provided live coverage from the Brunswick Euro Challenge, 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick as well as daily reports from most of the other events.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/27/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen wins qualifying in EBT/WBT Qatar Bowling Open

Larsen leads a field of 43 players including three women into Thursday's finals; U.S. bowlers dominate final qualifying day; score to make the cut in 34th place is 1317, an average of 219.50

2014EBT19ThomasLarsen_small.jpgThomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark won the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open, a European Bowling Tour "Platinum" and World Bowling Tour "major" event, which concluded Wednesday night with the Desperado Squad at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The current European Bowling Tour point ranking leader had a 1503 series that included a 300 game to lead a field of 102 players from 22 countries. The next six places belonged to U.S. bowlers, who dominated the last qualifying day winning all three squads.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/26/14

Thomas Larsen achieves perfection; rolls 300 in Squad 13 to take the lead in Qatar Open

Dane becomes the first player to crack the 1500-bar, leads 102-player field from 22 countries into the final qualifying day; score to make the cut in 34th place raised by 67 pins to 1310 (218.33 average)

2014EBT16ThomasLarsen_small.jpgCurrent European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark is the newest leader at the 14th Qatar Open, thanks to the perfect 300 game he fired during his 1503-game series in Qualifying Squad 13 Tuesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 25-year-old four-time EBT champion, who has also won two titles on the 2014 World Bowling Tour which counted as PBA titles, rolled games of 211, 288, 300, 192, 266 and 246, an average of 250.50, to become the first player who cracked the 1500-bar.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/24/14

England's Williams, Teece lead Squads 10 & 11 in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

Stuart Williams becomes the second player to crack the 1400-mark, moves into second place overall and earns a $250 bonus; USA's Marshall Kent continues to lead qualifying: score to make the cut in 34th place is now 1243 (207.17 average)

2014EBT19StuartWilliams_small.jpg2014EBT16RichardTeece_small.jpgPBA champion Stuart Williams (l.) and fellow English national team member Richard Teece (r.) led qualifying squads 10 and 11 (squad 9 has been canceled) in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Monday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Williams, who won his lone PBA title in the 2011 Viper Open, finished his six-game series with a huge 280 game to win Squad 10 with 1408, a 234.67 average, and to overtake second place in the overall qualifying standings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Larsen, Fransson move into second and third place in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

Swedes roll 1393 and 1374 series in Squad 7; USA's Marshall Kent continues to lead qualifying with 1448; score to make the cut in 34th place raises by 105 pins to 1216, or a 202.67 average

2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpg2014EBT16DanielFransson_small.jpgPBA Touring pro Martin Larsen (l.) of Sweden and fellow national team member Daniel Fransson (r.) led Squad 7 in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha with 1393 and 1374, respectively to move into second and third place in the overall qualifying standings. Marshall Kent, United States, continued to lead the field of 58 players from 16 countries with 1448 and an average of 241.33.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Marshall Kent averages over 240 to take early lead in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

PBA rookie rolls 1448 series in Squad 4 to hold an 80-pin lead; Swede Magnus Johnson shoots the first 300 game of the EBT Platinum and WBW major event

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2012EBT09JohnnyAdsbol_small.jpgTeam USA member Marshall Kent (l.) averaged 241.33 in Squad 4 to take an early lead in the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Kent, 22, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist, had games of 216, 276, 213, 258, 246 and 239 for 1448 pinfall total to hold an 80-pin lead over Johnni Adsbøl (r.) of Denmark, who was second with 1368. Qualifying continues Sunday, Nov. 23, with squads 6-8.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Serge Frouvelle wins his first EBT title in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Frenchman defeats three non-titlists in the Eliminator Finals; his fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean finishes in 12th place to win the women's ranking in Florence, Italy

2014EBT18SergeFrouvelle_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgSerge Frouvelle (l.) of France, who earned his first European Bowling Tour ranking points in the 2002 season, finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated Mattias Nilsson (r.) of Sweden, 233-174, to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Sunday, Oct. 19, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Frouvelle's fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean gave France a clean sweep of the ranking titles in Florence.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Brian Voss wins qualifying in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

PBA Hall of Famer leads a field of 46 players, into Sunday's finals; Anna-Belle Jean (France) is the lone woman in the finals to seal the victory in the women's ranking in Florence

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT16BrianValenta3_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, won the qualifying in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International and leads a field of 46 players, 45 men and just one woman, into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss rolled a 1406 series in Squad 19 and remained unchallenged on Friday and Saturday to earn a 300 bonus. His fellow countryman, Brian Valenta (r.) took second place with 1392 and pocketed a 200 Euro bonus.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/18/14

Marek Talpa, Mattias Nilsson add names to leaderboard in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Brian Voss (USA) continues to lead the 167-player field from 14 countries with 1406 (234.33 average); score to make the cut in 36th place surpasses 1200-mark (1210, 201.67)

2014EBT18MarekTalpa_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgMarek Talpa (l.) of the Czech Republic and Swede Mattias Nilsson (r.) led Squads 22 & 23 on Friday to add their names to the leaderboard in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. Talpa jumped into fourth place in the qualifying standings with 1378 and an average of 229.67. Nilsson toppled 1358 to take fifth place. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, United States, continued to lead the 167-player field from 14 countries with 1406 and an average of 234.33.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/17/14

Brian Voss takes over pole position in Florence; becomes first player who cracks the 1400-mark

PBA Hall of Famer shoots 1406 series in Squad 19 to move atop the 144-player leaderboard; Daniel Vezis (LAT), Serge Frouvelle (FRA) crack the top 4; score to make the cut in 36th place is 1172 (195.33 average)

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured), United States, averaged 234.33 for six games to catapult past previous leader Brian Valenta by 14 pins and to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. Voss put up the top score in Squad 19/28 Thursday at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss, who owns 25 PBA titles along with three European Bowling Tour titles, had games of 245, 151, 279, 263, 247 and 221 and is on top of a field of 144 players from seven countries with 1406 total.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/16/14

Brian Valenta widens his lead in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

American two-hander shoots 1392 in Squad 16; Italian Amedeo Spada moves into second place with 1328; score to make the cut in 36th place nears the 1200-mark (1155; 192.50 average)

2014EBT18BrianValenta_small.jpg2014EBT18AmedeoSpada_small.jpgU.S. two-handed player Brian Valenta (l.) won the third squad out of the last four squads to widen his lead in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Wednesday at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Valenta improved his high score to 1392 in Squad 16 including games of 224, 236, 268, 225, 244 and 195, an average of 232 for six games. Amedeo Spada (r.) of Italy was 64 pins behind to move into second place with 1328.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/15/14

Brian Valenta claims position as tournament leader in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

American averages over 226 in Squad 13 to lead the 106-player field with 1358; Squad 12 leader Stefanides, De Filippi move in the top 20; score to make the cut in 36th place is currently 1149 (191.50 average)

2014EBT18BrianValenta_small.jpgBrian Valenta (pictured), United States, led Squad 13 on Tuesday afternoon at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy with 1358 en route to claim the top spot on the standings sheet in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. The one-time PBA Regional titlist, who uses the two-hand delivery, had games of 229, 214, 215, 239, 186 and 275 to lead 106 players from Greece, France, United States and the host country Italy. Previous leaders Giorgio Galluzzo and Piero Colombani slipped to second and third place with 1316 and 1332, respectively.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/14/14

Giorgio Galluzzo continues to lead 3rd Ebonite Florence International after Day Three

No changes atop the qualifying leaderboard in Squads 10 & 11; Fabrizio Donini is the only player to move in the top 10; score to make the cut in 36th place is currently 1115 (185.83 average)

2014EBT10FedericoRossi_small.jpg2014EBT18GiorgioGalluzzo_small.jpgThere were no changes to the qualifying leaderboard in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International after Tuesday's squad 10 & 11 at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Italian international Federico Rossi (l.) led Squad 11 with 1257 just to miss his personal best in the tournament by two pins. Rossi stayed in fourth place with 1259. Giorgio Galluzzo (r.) of Italy continued to lead the 87-player field with 1316 and an average of 219.33.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/13/14

Giorgio Galluzzo, Piero Colombani set the early pace in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

EBT Satellite tournament in Italy is the penultimate tournament of the 2014 European Bowling Tour

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Giorgio Galluzzo and Piero Colombani rolled 1300 series to set the early pace in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International, which got underway Saturday at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Galluzzo (l.) had games of 205, 204, 235, 237, 216 and 219 in the second squad to lead a field of 56 Italian bowlers, all men, with 1316 (219.33 average). Squad 6 leader Colombani (r.) fell four pins short of the lead to take second place with 1312 (218.67).

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Tore Torgersen cruises to victory in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Norwegian averages over 250 to capture his fourth career win on the European Bowling Tour; ends 13-year title drought in Oslo, Norway

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Norwegian standout and long-time national team member Tore Torgersen (pictured left with second-place Mads Sandbækken, left) cruised to victory in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick to capture his fourth career European Bowling Tour title and the 40.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize. Torgersen posted a record 844-series in Final Round 4, an average of 281.33 for three games, to take a 74-pin lead into the championships round and never looked back.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Tore Torgersen averages over 280 to lead top 8 players into championship round

Norwegians fires 844 series to take a 74-pin lead into the last three-game round; as the lone woman in the finale, Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) has won the women's ranking in Oslo

2014EBT17ToreTorgersen_small.jpgAfter almost missing the Round of 16, Tore Torgersen (pictured) of Norway made sure that he made the last cut to the championship round in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick. The former world and European champion averaged 281.33 for an 844 series including games of 267, 299 and 278 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. He missed the sixth perfecto of the tournament due to a solid 9 on his fill ball in game two. Torgersen holds a 74-pin lead over compatriot Mads Sandbækken heading into the final three-game round.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Danes Kjeldsen, Jensen lead Final Round Three as the field is cut to top 16 in Norway

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2014EBT17MaiGingeJensen_small.jpgKamilla Kjeldsen (l.) and Mai Ginge Jensen (r.) will battle it out for the women's ranking in Oslo, Norway as the Danish national team members are the only women in the race for the title at the Norwegian Open. Kjeldsen outaveraged the men to lead the squad with 712 scratch, an average of 237.33, and 736 total including handicap. Jensen was 32 pins behind with 704. The top 8 advance to a fourth round clash with the top 8 qualifiers.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Defending champion James Gruffman sets the tone in Round 2 at Norwegian Open Finals

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2014EBT17ToreTorgersen2_small.jpg2013 Norwegian Open champion James Gruffman (l.) of Sweden rolled games of 256, 237 and 223 to lead Final Round Two at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway with 716 and an average of 238.67. The defending champion leads the top eight players in a third-round clash with qualifiers 9 to 16. Trailing Gruffman by five pins to take second place was Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway, who used games of 258, 226 and 227 for 711 (237 average).

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