2015 EBT

2016 EBT Masters

07/18/16

Stuart Williams, Sin Li Jane are the 2016 EBT Masters champions

2016EBTMastersStuartWilliamsSinLiJane_small.jpgStuart Williams of England and Malaysia's Sin Li Jane won the men's and women's title in the 2016 European Bowling Tour Masters Monday at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino. Williams, a six-time European Bowling Tour champion, flew past tournament leader Jesper Svensson of Sweden, 238-168, to capture his first Masters title. On the women's side, Sin Li topped Birgit Pöppler of Germany in a high-scoring title match, 259-246, to become the first Asian Masters winner.

2015 EBT #16 / 2015 WBT #16

12/02/15

Weier defeats Rash to win his first EBT, WBT and PBA title in 15th Qatar Bowling Open

2015EBT16SeanRashCameronWeier_small.jpgIn an all-American championship match with the two game total determining the winner, PBA rookie Cameron Weier (r.) stunned nine-time PBA champion Sean Rash (l.), 453-431, to win the 15th Qatar Bowling Open and the $40,000 top prize Wednesday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. It marks the first victory for Weier on the European Bowling Tour, the World Bowling Tour and also on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour. Rash received $20,000 for second place.

2015 European Bowling Tour

12/02/15

2015 European Bowling Tour comes to an end in Qatar

2015 Tour consisted of 16 tournaments in 12 countries, three Platinum, three Gold, three Silver and seven Satellite tournaments; total prize fund was 850.000 Euro

2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour concluded with the third and last EBT "Platinum" event of the season, the 15th Qatar Bowling Open, which was held Nov. 26 - Dec. 2 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Sweden's Jesper Svensson and Jenny Wegner finished atop the men's and women's point rankings. In its 16th consecutive season, the 2015 EBT featured 16 tournaments, including three "Platinum", three "Gold", three "Silver" and seven "Satellite" events. Total prize fund was 850.000 Euro.

2015 European Bowling Tour #16

12/02/15

Cameron Weier remains unchallenged, wins qualifying at Qatar Bowling Open

JR Raymond shoots into second place on Tuesday: Americans lead a field of 43 players, including three women, into the finals on Wednesday; Aaron Lorincz (USA) hits the cutoff number for 34th place with 1355 (225.83 average)

2015EBT16CameronWeier_small.jpg2015EBT16JRRaymond_small.jpgCameron Weier (l.), United States, remained unchallenged on Tuesday en route to win the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open with 1524 (254 average). His compatriot JR Raymond (r.) paced the penultimate squad on Tuesday afternoon with 1471 to shoot into second place and to earn a 250 Dollar bonus. The Americans lead a field of 43 players, including three women, into Wednesday's finals at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha.

2015 European Bowling Tour #16

12/01/15

PBA champions Jones, Gomez, Williams move into the top 10 at Qatar Open

Cameron Weier remains atop the leaderboard with 1524; American leads a field of 156 players from 26 countries into the last qualifying day; Kamron Doyle (USA) rolls the fourth 300 game; No. 34 score to beat to advance is now 1332 (222 average)

2015EBT16TommyJones_small.jpg2015EBT16CameronWeier_small.jpg Three PBA champions, Tommy Jones, United States, Andres Gomez of Colombia and England's Stuart Williams moved into the top 10 in the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open Monday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Jones (l.) rolled the highest series (1432) on the penultimate qualifying day to earn a 250 Dollar bonus. Cameron Weier (r.), United States, leads the 156-player field from 26 countries with 1524 (254 average).

2015 European Bowling Tour #16

11/30/15

Cameron Weier cracks the 1500-bar to take a commanding lead in Qatar Open qualifying

American averages 254 in Squad 9 to lead the 138-player field from 26 countries with 1524 total; another two Americans, Ronnie Sparks Jr., Marshall Kent move into the top 10; No. 34 score to beat to advance is now 1295 (215.83 average)

2015EBT16CameronWeier_small.jpgCameron Weier (pictured), United States, averaged 254 Sunday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha to become the first player to crack the 1500-bar at the Qatar Bowling Open and to take a commanding lead heading into the penultimate qualifying day. Weier fired games of 224, 234, 269, 276, 254 and 267 in the ninth qualifying squad to lead the 138-player field from 26 countries with 1524 six-game total. As the player with the highest series on Sunday, Weier received a 250 Dollar bonus.

2015 European Bowling Tour #16

11/29/15

International bowlers take control of the leaderboard in Qatar

Leaderboard gets new look Saturday as Ryan Lalisang (INA), Wu Siu Hong (HKG) and Daniel Fransson (SWE) take the top three spots; Martin Larsen (SWE), Osku Palermaa (FIN) achieve perfection; No. 34 score to beat to advance is now 1252 (208.67 average)

2015EBT16RyanLalisang_small.jpgAsian Games gold medalist Ryan Lalisang (pictured) of Indonesia averaged 244.50 in the first squad on Saturday, sixth overall, to shoot into the lead as the international bowlers took control of the leaderboard in the Qatar Bowling Open at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Lalisang started his six-game series with games of 202 and 214 before a strong finish (235, 279, 279 and 258) propelled him into the pole position after three days of qualifying. As the player with the highest series on Saturday, Lalisang received a 250 Dollar bonus.

2015 European Bowling Tour #16

11/28/15

Mohammed Al-Merekhi takes over qualifying lead in Qatar Open

Qatari averages 235.50 in Squad 4 to lead the field of 89 players from 17 countries with 1413; Zakareya Al-Zoqari (QAT) shoots the first 300 game; Sweden's Jenny Wegner moves into the top 10; No. 34 score to beat to advance is 1199 (199.83 average)

2015EBT16MohammadJanahi_small.jpgMohammed H Al-Merekhi of Qatar rolled the field-best 1413 series in Friday's squad 4 to move to the top of the leaderboard in the qualifying of the Qatar Bowling Open at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Al-Merekhi started his series with 251, 267 and 254 (772), slowed down the next two games (202, 205) before he closed things out with 234, an average of 235.50, to overtake previous leader Mohammad Janahi (pictured) of Bahrain by eight pins. Qualifying continues on Saturday, Nov. 28, with squads 6-8.

2015 European Bowling Tour #16

11/27/15

Mohammad Janahi takes early lead in Qatar Bowling Open

Bahraini rolls 1405 series (234.17 average) to set the pace in the opening squad of the European Bowling Tour "Platinum" and World Bowling Tour "regular" event

2015EBT16MohammadJanahi2_small.jpgMohammad Janahi (l.) of Bahrain averaged 234.17 in the opening squad to set the pace in the Qatar Bowling Open which got underway Thursday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Janahi had games of 267, 211, 223, 266, 229 and 209 to lead the field of 73 players from 14 countries with 1405 total. Qatar's Ghanim M Aboujassoum was distant second with 1348. By virtue of finishing 1, 2 in the combined standings of squads 1 & 2, both players earned automatic spots for the finals.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/11/15

Jimmy Mortensen finally gets the monkey off his back; wins his first EBT title in Oslo

Danish national team member averages over 260 to seal the victory in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick

2015EBT15JimmyMortensen6_small.jpgCompeting on the European Bowling Tour since the year 2000, Jimmy Mortensen (pictured) of Denmark finally got the monkey off his back and won his first EBT title in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick Sunday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. The right-hander averaged 261.50 for the last two six-game rounds to cruise to victory and to win the 40.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize (roughly 4.350 Euro). Lefties Roger √Ėberg and James Gruffman of Sweden finished in second and third place with 1491 and 1385, resp.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/11/15

Mortensen achieves perfection; leads top 8 into final round at Norwegian Open

Dane shoots 781 and takes a 27-pin cushion into the last three games; Ida Andersson (SWE) is the lone woman in the fifth round; wins women's ranking in Oslo to break a tie for the lead in the EBT ranking

2015EBT15JimmyMortensen5_small.jpgJimmy Mortensen (pictured) of Denmark, rolled the fourth 300 game of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick Sunday afternoon at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway, to lead the remaining eight players into the fifth and final round. Mortensen, who is looking to win his first career European Bowling Tour title, had games of 245, 236 and 300 and 781 (260.33 average). As the pinfall total will carry over, he has a 21-pin cushion over second-place Roger √Ėberg of Sweden, who toppled 754 pins.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/11/15

Roger √Ėberg, Thor Kristian √ėstlie Solberg shoot 792 series to lead Round 3

Swedish-Norwegian duo averages 264 as field is down to 16 players in Round 4; √Ėberg missed the fourth 300 game by one pin; average to make the cut to the fourth round is 231.67

2015EBT15RogerOberg3_small.jpg2015EBT15ThorKristianOstlieSolberg_small.jpgSwede Roger √Ėberg and Thor Kristian √ėstlie Solberg of Norway, both lefties, tied for the highest three-game series in the finals of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick so far as the duo averaged 264 to lead Round 3 with 792. √Ėberg (l.), who had games of 299, 246 and 247, earned the bragging rights as the leader of this round while Solberg (r.) took second place with 255, 279 and 258. He was the lone Norwegian bowler who survived the round.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/11/15

Thomas Fredrik Fagerstr√łm averages over 240 to lead Round 2 in Oslo

Norwegian shoots 721 series to lead compatriot Thor Kristian √ėstlie Solberg by four pins; half of the 16-player field including three women advance to the third round

2015EBT15ThomasFredrikFagerstrom4_small.jpgThomas Fredrik Fagerstr√łm (pictured) of Norway averaged 240.33 for three games to finish Round 2 atop the 16-player leaderboard and to lead the upper half of the field into the third round of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick. Fagerstr√łm rolled three consistently high games for a 721 series to finish four pins ahead of compatriot Thor Kristian √ėstlie Solberg, who closed out his set with a huge 279 game to jump into second place with 717 and an average of 239.00.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/11/15

Sweden's Flack, Persson Planefors set the tone in Round 1 at Norwegian Open

Swedish women's national team members roll 740 and 714 series to lead the top 8 players into the second round

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Swedish women's national team members Nina Flack and Joline Persson Planefors paced the first three-game round to start the finals of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick. Flack (l.) was a symbol of consistency rolling games of 235, 245 and 236 for 740 total, including eight pins handicap each game. Her teammate Persson Planefors (r.) improved with each game she bowled and finished with 217, 225 and 248 for a 714 effort.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/10/15

Qualifying winner Mads Sandbækken targets to win his third title at Norwegian Open

Norwegian lefty finishes atop the 208-player leaderboard with 1561 and an average of 260.17; Svein √Öke Ek (NOR) qualifies straight for the finals from the last squad; Nina Flack (SWE) fights her way into the semi-finals; Jens Mathiesen (NOR) shoots the third perfecto; 60 players survive the qualifying cut; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1364 (227.33 average)

2015EBT15SveinAkeEk_small.jpg The 23rd and last qualifying squad in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick was full of drama and excitement with lots to offer for everybody. Norwegian national team member Svein √Öke Ek (pictured) waited until the very last moment to book his spot for Sunday's finals. Ek started his six games with 202, 277 and 279 followed by low games of 189 and 188 before he closed out with 259 for 1394 total to jump into 28th place, the last place to earn one bye for the semi-final round.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/10/15

Swedish women set the pace in penultimate qualifying squad at Norwegian Open

Jenny Wegner, Victoria Johansson crack the 1400-bar in Squad 22; Norway's Mads Sandbækken leads the 207-player field with 1561 and an average of 260.17; No. 42 score to beat to advance is up to 1364 (227.33 average)

2015EBT15TeamSweden2_small.jpgSwedish women's national team members Jenny Wegner and Victoria Johansson both cracked the 1400-bar to pace the 22nd and penultimate qualifying squad at the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick. Wegner (far right), who sits in fourth place with 1470, rolled another 1419-series to become the third woman to win a squad in Oslo. Her team mate Johansson (second from left) used games of 212, 258, 179, 245, 286 and 181 for 1409, including handicap, to jump from 85th to 24th place.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/10/15

Tor Inge Jansen dominates Squad 21 as Norwegian Open surpasses 200-player mark

Norwegian rolls 1424 series to leap into 15th place; Mads Sandbækken is unchallenged at the top of the leaderboard with 1561 and an average of 260.17; No. 42 score to beat to advance remains at 1359 (226.50 average)

2015EBT15TorIngeJansen3_small.jpg The battle for the 42 spots to compete in the semi-final and final rounds at the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick is becoming intense as the three squads on Saturday conclude the qualifying at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Starting the final qualifying day just one spot below the cut line, Tor Inge Jansen (pictured) of Norway dominated Squad 21 with 1424 pinfall to leap from 43rd to 15th place in the overall standing. Jansen became the 25th player who surpassed the 1400-mark.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/09/15

Mathias Reinertsen, Arnar David Jonsson add their names to the leaderboard in Oslo

Norwegian, Icelandic lead Squad 20 to move into the top 42; Mads Sandbækken stays in command of the leaderboard heading into the final qualifying day; Norwegian leads the 196-player field with 1561 and an average of 260.17; No. 42 score to beat to advance is 1359 (226.50 average)

2015EBT15MathiasReinertsen_small.jpg2015EBT15ArnarDavidJonsson_small.jpgMathias Reinertsen (l.) of Norway and Arnar David Jonsson (r.) of Iceland led Squad 20 Friday night at Veitvet bowling center to add their names to the leaderboard in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick. Two-time Norwegian Open champion Mads Sandbækken (r.) of Norway leads the 196-player from Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Sweden and Norway since Squad 18 with 1561 (221, 215, 279, 300, 278 and 268) and an average of 260.17.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/09/15

Anneli Blomqvist becomes the second female squad winner at Norwegian Open

Swede averages 229 to leap into 16th place with 1422 total; Norway's Mads Sandbækken rules the 194-player field with 1561 (260.17 average); No. 42 score to beat to advance is up to 1355 (225.83 average)

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Anneli Blomqvist (pictured) became the second female squad winner at the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick and the 24th player who surpassed the 1400-mark when the Swede totaled 1422 in the 19th of 23 qualifying squads Friday evening at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. Blomqvist, whose previous high series was 1242, rocketed from 87th to 16th place, which would guarantee her a spot in Final Round three. Mads Sandbækken of Norway leads the 194-player field with 1561 or an average of 260.17.

2015 European Bowling Tour #15

10/09/15

Mads Sandbækken averages over 260 to power his way into the lead in Oslo

Two-time Norwegian Open winner shoots 1561 including the tournament's second perfecto; Sweden's Jenny Wegner moves into fourth place with 1470; No. 42 score to beat to advance is now 1352 (225.33 average)

2015EBT15MadsSandbakken2_small.jpgTwo-time Norwegian Open champion Mads Sandbækken (pictured) of Norway averaged 260.17 in Squad 18 at the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick to power his way into the lead of the European Bowling Tour "satellite" event. The former European champion, who has won the biggest tournament in his country in 2009 and 2010 and finished second four times, started his set with solid 221 and 215 before he caught fire and closed with a strike fest: 279, 300, 278 and 268. He totaled 1125 for the last four games, an average of 281.25.

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