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U.S. Team brings out the Big Guns to the 2006 Weber Cup

Three PBA pros to join Mack and Hoffman

Following on from the ratings success of the debut live airing on Sky Sports last year, the Weber Cup team event returns to the Barnsley Metrodome this autumn from 20-22 October. Styled on golf's Ryder Cup, the Weber Cup features two five man teams representing Europe and the USA doing battle over three days in a series of singles, doubles and team matches to determine the destination of the Weber Cup - named after bowling legend Dick Weber.



Oldfield and Cooper win Belgian Senior Open

Bowlmaster in Bruxelles, Belgium

2006StaffBelgianSeniorOpen_small.jpg Ron Oldfield and Jacqui Cooper, England, walked away the winners in the the men's and women's Belgian Senior Open at bowling center Bowlmaster in Bruxelles, Belgium (not Sergio Bellini and Lena Dahlgren as inadvertently reported earlier by Bernard Mora).



Kendall wins The London International 2006 in overtime

Airport Bowl in London, England (August 12-28, 2006)

2006LIChampionRobKendall_small.jpg When Rob Kendall lost his first two-game title match, 438-372, against reigning European ranking champion Paul Moor in the QubicaAMF London International, the question had to be asked. 'Would we see a repeat of last year?' Kendall was the only undefeated player in this year's double-elimination format and had to be defeated twice in the final.



Wolfschaffner wins 6th Fun-tastic Games in Innsbruck with maximum points

Hollywood-Super-Bowling in Innsbruck, Austria (Aug 5-6, 2006)

2006FGIPeterWolfschaffner_small.jpg Former German international Peter Wolfschaffner averaged 236,86 over 14 games en route to win the 6th Fun-tastic Games at Hollywood-Super-Bowling in Innsbruck, Austria, with the maximum of 42 points. After a sluggish start with two sub-par games, Wolfschaffner played in his own league and became the first player in the six-year history of the tournament, who won all 14 games.



Geir O. Pedersen wins Evje Open International

Big payday for Petter Hansen

Petter_Hansen_5703.jpg 2006EvjeOpenGeirPedersen_small.jpg In the championship match of the Evje Open International 2006, No. 1 seed Geir Olav Pedersen (left) defeated Per Kristian Eide, 258-217, en route to win the title and the 30.000 Norwegian Kronor first-place check. Despite losing in the opening match, it was a big payday for qualifying leader Petter Hansen (right).

Czech Republic


Martinez wins 2nd Prague Summer Cup 2006

Best Bowling Zličín in Prague, Czech Republic (August 2-6, 2006)

2006PragueSCJordiRocaMartinez_JanaMaresova_small.jpg Jordi Roca Martinez from Belgium defeated Jana MareÅ¡ová, Czech Republic, two-games-to-one to win the Prague Summer Cup at Best Bowling Zličín in Prague and 1.000 Euro. Top seeded Martinez secured the victory with a 224-153 in the deciding third game.



Greulich cruises to victory in AMIKI Open

Amiki Bowling in Lüneburg, Germany (Jul 28 - Aug. 6, 2006)

Karl-Peter Greulich.jpg Karl-Peter Greulich (left) flew past Robert Wölki, both Germany, 479-355, en route to capture the title in the 2006 AMIKI Open at Amiki Bowling in Lüneburg, Germany. In the championship match over two game total pinfall, top seeded Greulich started with a huge 266-game to take a commanding 72-pin lead and never looked back.



Falzon wins 2nd Cockatoos Pafos Open

Cockatoos Bowling Center in Pafos, Cyprus

Ray Falzon of Malta defeated No. 1 seeded Or Aviram, Israel, 408-333, over two games total pinfall to win the 2nd Cockatoos Pafos Open in Cyprus and the 5.600 Euro top prize. The 2nd Cockatoos Pafos Open drew 125 players from Cyprus, England, Finland, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.



German champion Andrea Jonasdofsky passes away at the young age of 38

Andrea Jonasdofsky.jpg Michael Lehmann, sports manager of USC Bowling 1952 Viernheim and tournament organizer of the 100.000 Euro Viernheim Open, has informed us that club is mourning the death of Andrea Jonasdofsky. The 38-year-old former German National Champion suffered from a stroke during a bowling tournament last Sunday and passed away at the young age of 38 on early Tuesday morning July 25th.



Tributes paid to popular 'well loved, gentle giant' By Lauren Turner

Republished courtesy of South Wales Echo (July 13, 2006)

WLSLezRogers_small.jpg A 'gentle giant' who had dreamed of playing tenpin bowls for his country has died in Australia on the eve of his full international debut. RAF Sergeant Lez Rogers, 38, flew to Melbourne with wife Kay just days after they celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary. But before father-of-one Lez, ranked as Wales' top male tenpin bowlers last year, had a chance to play in the Commonwealth Championships, he collapsed on an evening out with friends.



McDowell posts big game to win 5th Slovakia Open

Brunswick Bowling Aupark in Bratislava, Slovakia (June 28-July 2, 2006)

2006SLKOPenRayMcDowell_small.jpg Ray McDowell of Poland defeated Achim Grabowski from Germany in the championship match of the 5th Slovakia Open on Sunday at the Brunswick Bowling Aupark in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the match over two games total pinfall, McDowell took a slim two-pin lead after game one with 229-227. While multiple German champion Grabowski added another 227-game, McDowell struck in all but one frame to cruise to victory with a huge 279-game, 508-454.



Or Aviram and Mali Mizrachi win 2006 Israel National Championships

Petach-Tikva bowling center in Israel (June 23, 2006)

2006ISRNCOrAviramMaliMizrachi_small.jpg Or Aviram and Mali Mizrachi won the men's and women's individual titles in the 2006 Israel National Championships yesterday at the Petach-Tikva bowling center. Aviram was declared Israel's Player of the Year by the Israeli Bowling Federation.



Wende and Göbel win 2006 German National Championships

AlexandraGobel_small.jpg Tomy Wende and Alexandra Göbel claimed the men's and women's titles in the 2006 German National Championships at U.S. Play bowling center in Dresden. Alexandra (pictured) followed in the footprints of her twin sister Michaela, who won the women's championship in 2004 and 2005.



Two first-timers win titles in French National Championships

Planchard dethrones 11-time defending champion Saldjian

2006FRANCMayilinPlanchard.jpg 2006FRANCSebastienCagnat.jpg Sébastien Cagnat and Marylin Planchard won their first individual titles at the 2006 French National Championships in the 'Elite' division. Planchard stormed to a sensational victory in the women's division and dethroned 11-time defending champion Isabelle Saldjian.



Pierre Luc Sanchez wins 1st Caissargues International Open

Bowling One in Nimes, France

2006CaissarguesPierreLucSanchez_small.jpg Former French international Pierre Luc Sanchez walked away the winner in the 1st Caissargues International Open at Bowling One in Caissargues near Nimes, France. Sanchez averaged 210,45 for eleven games and compiled a 7-4 match play record en route to win the title with 2525 pinfall total and earn the big 7.000 Euro first-place check.



Tarasova and Kalika repeat as Ukrainian National Champions

"Мі 100" Bowling Center in Lviv, Ukraine

2006UKRChampionMykhayloKalika_small.jpg 2006UKRChampionOlgaTarasova_small.jpg Two-time defending women's champion Olga Tarasova of Simferopol and 2004 men's champion Mykhaylo Kalika, Odessa, cliamed the titles in the 2006 Ukraine National Championships. 86 players from various regions qualified for the finals of the  at "Мі 100" bowling center in Lviv, Ukraine, May 25-28.



Christer Danielsson wins Oslo Senior Tournament

Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway

2006OsloSeniorChristerDanielsson_small.jpg Christer Danielsson of Sweden defeated Arne Arnesen, Norway, 248-217, to win the Oslo Senior Tournament at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway, and the 16.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize (approx. 2.053 Euro). The two players already led the 112 player field from seven countries after qualifying. Arnesen, who received 7 pins age bonus per game, won the 12-game qualifying with 2920 pinfall total, an average of 236,33. Danielsson (0 bonus) was second with 2908 and an average of 242,33.

European Deaf Sport Organization (EDSO)


Parkkinen and Socorro win Masters gold in European Bowling Championships of the Deaf

Swedish women dominate the championships winning 5/6 gold medals

2006DeafECMenMastersRaimoParkkinen_small.jpg 2006DeafECWomenMastersAnitaSocorro_small.jpg Anita Socorro, France, and Raimo Parkkinen, Finland, won the coveted Masters title at the 8th European Bowling Championships of the Deaf in Muntelier, Switzerland. Socorro defetaed top-seeded Ine Lorentzen of Norway, 432-357, while Parkkinen, Finland, flew past Martin Visser, Netherlands, 458-366.



Ocando and Fernandez win 1st Spanish Masters final

Top six qualify for 2006 World and European Championships

Melvin_Ocando_4105.jpg Melvin Ocando Caballero (pictured) and Dulce Fernandez Rodriguez walked away the winners in the 1st Spanish Masters in Barcelona last weekend. The players competed in a 56-game format on dual lane condition (long and short oil). Ocando felled 10643 pins and averaged 204,67 en route to lead the men's division. Fernandez posted a 9646 pinfall total, an average of 185,50.



Phoenix comes from behind to win Austrian National Team Championships

beats 4-time defending champion Unistahl in final match, 1085-1066

2006AUTTeamChampionBSCPhoenix_small.jpg Like the mythical Phoenix bird rising from the ashes, Bowling Sports Club Phoenix came from nowhere to win its first ever title in the 2006 Austrian National Team Championships in Innsbruck. Manuel Mrosek, Christian Schrempf, Michi Loos, Walter Gonaus, and Robert Wölki topped 8-time champion and 4-time defending champion BC Unistahl in the very last game, 1085-1066 to seal the victory.

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