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2006 German National Doubles Championships

Bowling Arena in Stuttgart, Germany (May 10-14, 2006)

The 2006 German National Doubles Championships were held at Bowling Arena in Stuttgart, May 10-14, 2006. Multiple German champion Philip Meinke of Berlin teamed with Tanja Chelmowski en route to win the mixed doubles title, while local favorites Manuela Krause and Melanie Börner won the the women doubles. Stefan Bock and Christian Döring of Premnitz were the surprising winners of the men's doubles title.



Sandbækken and Thorstensen crowned Norwegian National Champions

Sarpsborg Bowlingcenter in Sarpsborg, Norway (May 13-14, 2006)

2006NORChampionsMadsSandbaekkenHeidiThorstensen_small.jpg Mads Sandbækken and Heidi Thorstensen were crowned men's and women's champions in the Norwegian National Championships at Sarpsborg Bowlingcenter on Sunday, May 14. Sandbækken made quick work of No. 3 seed Per Kristian Eide, 229-189, to win the men's title. Thorstensen defeated Patcharin Torgersen in the decider, 234-194, to wrap up the women's title.



International Coach legend Josef Wiener dies at 76

Bowling was his Life

2006-04-23JosefWiener_small.jpg Josef Wiener, a true bowling legend, has passed away unexpectedly on April 23 in Linz, Austria at the age of 76. After emigrating to Sweden the Austrian became captivated by bowling, a love affair that lasted for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Swedish national team and won numerous titles before he started a second career as international bowling coach. Wiener is survived by his two daughters, Monica and Kristina.



Marcel Endries and Fabio Coduti win 2nd Youth GP Zurich 2006

Marcel Endries.jpg Fabio Coduti.jpg Marcel Endries (left) of Germany and Fabio Coduti of Switzerland won the titles in Category A and B in the 2nd Youth GP in Zurich, Switzerland. 14-year-old Manuel Pflügl of Germany set the highlight of the tournament when he shot a 300-game in the first game of the semifinals in Category B.



Lucio Fiorani wins 29th Grand Prix Zurich

Bowling Center Beseco in Rümikon, Switzerland

Lucio Fiorani.jpg Lucio Fiorani rolled three consecutive high 2-game series en route to win the 29th Grand Prix Zurich at Bowling Center Beseco in Rümikon, Switzerland. Fiorani started the six-player knockout finals with 499, then posted a 447-set in the Round of 4. In the championship match, Fiorani shot games of 232 and 213 to defeat Göran Persson, both of Switzerland, 445-398.



Eklund shoots 279 to win first SSST title in Eskilstuna

2006SSST03DennisEklund_small.jpg Swede Dennis Eklund connected for eleven strikes in a row in the championship match of the Eskilstuna Tournament to easily win his first title on the Swedish Super Six Tour. The 26-year-old from Stockholm flew past Björn Wedin, 279-188, to pocket the top prize of 40.000 Swedish Kronor, approx. 4.300 Euro.



Farida Pascoal-Blom honored by the Dutch Queen

2006FaridaPascoalBlomKnightofNassau_small.jpg On Friday, April 28th, long-time Dutch international Farida Pascoal-Blom was honored by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands with the order of Oranje -Nassau. The multiple Dutch champion and Bowler of the Year was created 'Knight of the Order of Oranje-Nassau', for her outstanding achievements as a player and as the coach of the Dutch national team.



Lynda and Chris Barnes make a stopover in Paris to meet with French bowlers

Lynda_ChrisBarnes1_small.jpg Coming from the World Tenpin Masters in England, where he continued his winning streak, PBA super star Chris Barnes and his wife Lynda, a former PWBA champion and the reigning QubicaAMF World Cup queen, made a stopover in Paris, the capital city of France, where they met with French bowlers on Thursday, April 27th.



Barnes fulfils expectations and wins 9th World Tenpin Masters

Metrodome in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (April 21-23, 2006)

2006WTMChrisBarnesChampion_small.jpg Chris Barnes was the favorite in the 9th World Tenpin Masters at Metrodome in Barnsley, England and he did not disappoint his fans. The PBA star defeated England's best bowler, Paul Moor, 458-437 over two games total pinfall to receive the $30,000 top prize and to bring his total earnings out of the last three tournaments to $330,000. Moor, who finished second for the second consecutive year, and was consoled with $10,000.



Team Austria claims title in 5th Baker Trophy Zurich

Bowling-Halle BeSeCo in Rümikon-Winterthur, Switzerland

2006BakerTrophyTeamAustria_small.jpg Team Austria with Robert Fürst, Thomas Tybl, Walter GonausMichael Loos, Nikolai Schröder and coach Helmut Amstätter (l-r) claimed the title in the 5th Baker Trophy Zurich in Rümikon-Winterthur, Switzerland "The Austrians were one of the favorites", said tournament organizer Beat Grauwiler, "and they proved the odds makers right." Lausanne Sport set the highlight in qualifying when the team posted a perfect game in Baker format.



Unistahl wins Austrian Trios Championship with record performance

Casino secures women's title in final frame

2006AUTTriosTyblGrabowskiGross_small.jpg Austrian internationals Thomas Gross (r.) and Thomas Tybl (l.) and multiple German champion Achim Grabowski (center) dominated the men's Austrian National Trios Championship and cruised to victory with record performance. In the women's division, Irene Kohlhofer, Monika Schmotz and Luzia Ziegler secured the title in the very last frame.



Just Don't Do It

Republished courtesy of Go Tenpin Magazine (April 2006 issue)

Iain McCorkindale.jpg Steve_Letchford_3573.jpg Two of our leading young bowlers have been banned for two years, having failed one of the regular drug tests conducted on Team England athletes, reports Eric Hayton, editor of the British Go Tenpin magazine. Iain McCorkindale (left) and Steve Letchford (right) were tested at the PTBC in December hosted by the Airport Bowl.



Ruth Doppler and Philippe Huber win Swiss National Championships

2006SwissNCPhilippeHuberRuthDoppler_small.jpg Swiss internationals Ruth Doppler and Philippe Huber were crowned 2006 Swiss National Championships in the women's and men's individual finals last weekend at Castel Bowling in Gland. The champions will represent Switzerland at the European Champion Cup (formerly the European Cup for Individuals) in Riga, Latvia, September 25 through October 1, 2006.



Lebon and Nicolas prevail in Belgian National Championships

Jean-Marc_Lebon_3869.jpg The 2006 Belgian National Championships were held over three weekends in three cities - Jumet, October 15-16, 2005, Deurne, November 26-27, 2005, and the finals in Brussels, February 18-19, 2006. Defending champion Jean-Marc Lebon (pictured) captured his second consecutive men's title and the fourth of his career. Stéphanie Nicolas came from behind to win the women's title.



Moscow Pro Bowling Sport Exhibition 2006

By Marina Lebedeva and Scott Frager

2006ProBowlingExhibitionLogo.jpg Marina Lebedeva, editor-in-chief of Bowling. Business & Sport in Russia has informed us that the second annual Moscow Pro Bowling Sport Exhibition was a great success. International Bowling Industry (IBI) Publisher Scott Frager was asked to present a seminar on the evolution of bowling around the world and current worldwide trends affecting the industry.



Ulf Arnesen and Donna Adams take Open Division titles at ALSAA Open

Bowling Alley: ALSAA Bowl in Dublin, Ireland

Donna_Adams_3276.jpg Ulf Arnesen.jpg Ulf Arnesen from Norway and English ranking leader Donna Adams won the titles in the men's and women's Open Division in the 7th ALSAA Re-entry Open Singles 2006 at ALSAA Bowl in Dublin, Ireland. Arnesen pocketed 1.500 Euro and Adams received 500 Euro.



Irish Tenpin Bowling Association Senior National Championships

Bowling Alley: Leisureplex Tallaght Bowl in Dublin, Ireland

2006IrishSeniorsBernieMoriartyBrendanHealy_small.jpg The Irish Tenpin Bowling Association Senior National Championships took place over the weekend January 13-15 at Leisureplex Tallaght Bowl in Dublin. Brendan Healy, in his first Senior Championships, and Bernie Moriarty, a regular winner, claimed the coveted Masters titles.



Elliot Crosby becomes the youngest player in the UK to shoot 300

AMF Purley in South London, England

Elliot Crosby.jpg Barry Eason, tournament manager of the Surrey county trials, reports that 12-year-old Elliot Crosby rolled the youngest 300 in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2006 at AMF Purley in South London, England. "Ell" accomplished the feat in the sixth game of the county trials at the age of 12 years, two months and ten days. It could have been the first perfecto rolled in sanctioned play in the UK for the year as well.



Erik Andersin captures first SSST title in AIK Tournament

Bowling Alley: Bowl-o-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden

2005AIKCarlssonAndersin.jpg Erik Andersin (pictured right) defeated former Swedish International Göran Carlsson (left) in the championship match of the 26th AIK International Tournament, 186-180, to capture his first career title on the Swedish Super Six Tour and the 40.000 SEK top prize (approx. 4.280 Euro or USD5,165) . The AIK Tournament was the first stop of the 2006 SSST season.



MTBA Intermediate & Junior Championships

Republished courtesy of

Lorraine Casha.jpg The 2005 edition of the MTBA National Intermediate and Junior Championships was recently held at the Eden SuperBowl, St. Julian's, where 2004 Intermediate (U-23) Champions Matthew Caruana and Lorraine Casha  (pictured) managed to hold onto their respective Male and Female titles. In the Junior (U-16) competition, Justin Caruana Scicluna and Luisa Buttigieg claimed the glory.

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