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Netherlands

02/17/14

Belgium's Giancarlo Ragusa wins Division 1 title at 14th BBWZ Int'l Youth Tournament

Youth Euro Trophy event drew 160 youth bowlers from 8 countries; champions crowned in nine divisions

2014IOGiancarloRagusa_small.jpgGiancarlo Ragusa (pictured) of Belgium averaged 228 in nine games round robin match play to cruise to the Division 1 title of the 14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament Sunday at Bowling Almere in Almere, Netherlands. Ragusa barely made the cut to the finals as he finished the semifinals in seventh place to earn the last boys' spot for the combined finals with the top 3 girls. All previous pinfall was dropped and Ragusa cruised to victory with games of 236, 194, 207, 247, 219, 212, 235, 235 and 267 and 2012 total including 160 bonus.

Israel

02/16/14

Israel announces Women's Team for 2014 Women's European Championships in Germany

2014WECIsraelTeamTrials_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the its team for the 2014 Women's European Championships, which will be held from June 4-15 at bowling center Neue City Bowling Hasenheide in Berlin Germany. To qualify for the team, the women had to bowl in a qualification tournament at bowling center Planet in the city of Rishon Lezion featuring 30 games over 6 days. The top five players plus national ranking leader Sarit Mizrahi made the team for Berlin.

Netherlands

02/16/14

Valentyn Kucherenko (UKR), Joppe Belmans (BEL) emerge as Boys 1 and 2 qualifying winners

Ukraine's Kyrylo Gayduk, Aleksandr Nechipaev (Boys 3 & 4), Russia's Polina Kharmalova (Girls 1), and Dutch Denise Blankenzee, Celine Ubert, Maroucha Stam (Girls 1-3) and Vince van der Loo (Mixed) remain unchallenged atop the divisional leaderboards

2014BBWZValentinKucherenko_small.jpg2014BBWZJoppeBelmans_small.jpg Valentyn Kucherenko (l.) toppled 1625 (232.14 average) on the last qualifying day of the 14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament at Bowling Almere in Almere, Netherlands, en route to win the qualifying in Boys Division 1 and to lead the top 12 players into the semifinals. Joppe Belmans (r.) of Belgium also waited until the last qualifying day to grab the lead in Boys 2 with 1479 total (211.29). The other seven divisional leaders remained unchanged.

Netherlands

02/15/14

Gaetan Mouveraux, Polina Kharlamova take over lead in Division 1 at BBWZ

Qualifying in the International Youth Tournament concludes Saturday in Almere, Netherlands

2014BBWZGaetanMouvereaux_small.jpg2014BBWZPolinaKharlamova_small.jpgGaetan Mouvereaux (l.) from France with 1561 and Polina Kharlamova (r.) of Russia with 1427 took over the lead in boys and girls Division 1 at the Friday at the 14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament in Almere, Netherlands. The Youth Euro Trophy (YET) event features 154 youth bowlers from Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland and Ukraine, who will bowl for titles in nine divisions (by age and average).

Netherlands

02/10/14

14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament is underway at Bowling Almere in the Netherlands

Danish and Dutch bowlers add their names to the leaderboards on Sunday, February 9

2014BBWZTournamentLogo_small.jpg2014YETLogo_small.jpg The 14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament is underway in Almere, Netherland. The event, which is part of the Youth Euro Trophy (YET), has registered more than 230 entries from eight different countries.¬†In Sunday's Squads 3 & 4 Patrick Jannik S√łrensen and Kasper Loft Farebaek of Denmark and Dutch Elvira de Weerdt and Denise Blankenzee added their names to the leaderboards.

Israel

02/02/14

Israel announces Team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi

2014ISRTeamfor2014MWC_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six-player team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Israeli Team Trials concluded Saturday, February 1, at the bowling center of Petach Tikva. The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from November 8-19 at 40-lane Khalifa Bowling Stadium in Zayed Sports City. In the past, Israeli players were denied a visa by the UAE, and thus prevented Israel from playing at the 1999 Worlds.

Ireland

01/19/14

England's Jamie Bottomley, Haylee Rumkee win men's and women's titles in 26th Irish Open

Hollie Fleming and Haylee Rumkee to bowl for the women's title

2014ITBALogo_small.jpg England's Jamie Bottomley and Haylee Rumkee captured the men's and women's title in the 26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, which concluded Sunday afternoon at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. In the men's championship match in best-of-three games format, Bottomley defeated his compatriot Jason Agate, two-games-to-one, to win the 4.000 Europ top prize. On the women's side, Rumkee defeated Hollie Fleming of Scotland to take home 1.000 Euro.

Ireland

01/19/14

It's down to 24 men and 16 women in 26th Irish Open

Men will bowl another round before the cut to the top 16, who will determine the champions in single-elimination match play rounds over two games, total pins

2013EBT16ChristelCarlsson2_small.jpgThe field of 151 men and 41 women in the 26th Irish Open was trimmed to 24 men and 16 women Saturday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Gary Redpath of Scotland paced men's Round Three with 1480 (246.67 average) to lead the top 20 into the fourth round where they will meet the top 4 qualifiers in another six-game round. The women's field is already down to 16 players as Senior World Champion Christel Carlsson (pictured), Sweden, averaged 235.75 in Round 2 to lead the top 11 players into the first match play round.

Ireland

01/18/14

England's Paul Moor powers his way into the lead in Dublin

Kerena Dykes holds on to the lead in the women's division; Simon English, both of Ireland, rolls the tournament's second 300 game

2013EBT15PaulMoor_small.jpgPaul Moor (pictured) of England averaged 256.50 and posted a 1539 series Friday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland, to shoot into the lead in the men's division of the 26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships. The 13-time European Bowling Tour titlist fired games of 246, 246, 279, 222, 278 and 268 to lead the 149-player field heading into the last qualifying squad on Saturday morning. Kerena Dykes of Ireland remained unchallenged in the women's division as she leads the 35-player field with 1416 or an average of 236.

Ireland

01/17/14

Giancarlo Ragusa, Kerena Dykes take over men's and women's lead in Irish Open

PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss rolls the tournament's first 300 game

2014IOGiancarloRagusa_small.jpgGiancarlo Ragusa of Belgium and Ireland's Kerena Dykes took over the lead in the Irish Open after the second day of qualifying featuring four squads Thursday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Ragusa (pictured) leads the 87-player men's field with 1469 and an average of 244.83, while Dykes took a commanding lead in the 27-player women's division with 1416. PBA Hall of Famer and 2012 Irish Open champion Brian Voss, United States, rolled the tournament's first 300 game in his 1436 series, which propelled him into fourth place.

Ireland

01/16/14

26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships kicks off with "overflow squad"

Northern Ireland's Ryan Press averages 236.50 to take the lead in the men's division; Ireland's Theresa Watts sets the early pace in the women's division

2014IORyanPress_small.jpgThe 26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships got underway with Wednesday night's overflow squad at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Northern Ireland's Ryan Press (picured left) fired games of 221, 247, 204, 223, 247 and 277 to take the lead in the men's division with 1419 and an average of 236.50 for six games. Theresa Watts of Ireland set the early pace in the women's division with 1135. Qualifying continues Thursday with Squads 1-4 scheduled to start at 10 a.m., 1, 4.45 and 8.30 p.m. local time.

Sweden

01/07/14

Jesper Svensson starts the year 2014 with victory in the 34th AIK International Tournament

2014AIKJesperSvensson2_small.jpgSwedish national team member Jesper Svensson (pictured) started the year 2014 with victory in the 34th AIK International Tournament Monday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. The two-handed lefty led all three rounds of the finals en route to win the title and 60.000 Swedish Kronor, approximately 6.720 Euro. Swedish standout and fellow Team Pergamon member Tomas Leandersson used the field-best 7-2 won-lost record to beat out Peter Nordenson of Team Clan BK for second place by just one pin, 4656 to 4655.

Sweden

01/06/14

Jimmy Wogel wins qualifying in 34th AIK International Tournament 2014

The top 62 players plus another 30 wild cards advance to the finals; Kim Ojala hits the cut for 62nd place with 1295 (215.83 average); Pontus Andersson shoots the first 300 game to advance thru Turbo Game 6; Jesse Kallio averages 224.71 in Semifinals to lead the top 12 into Monday's Finals

2013AIKIsabelleHultin_small.jpg The top of the leaderboard in the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 remained unchanged on Sunday though the first 300 game of the tournament was rolled at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Jimmy Wogel of Tyresö BK won the qualifying with an average of 246.50. Isabelle Hultin (pictured) of bowling club Bågen led the penultimate squad 14 on Sunday to become the best woman in the field in fourth place. Hultin averaged 225 for her six games and added 48 pins handicap to her 1350 pinfall for 1398 total.

Sweden

01/05/14

Jesper Svensson moves into fourth place on penultimate qualifying day in Stockholm

Swede shoots 1395 in Squad 12; Wogel, Wendel, Andersson continue to lead the 334-player field; Joline Persson Planefors is the best of 55 women in 10th place; cut for 62nd place is the 1275 (212.50 average)

2014AIKJesperSvensson_small.jpgThree Jespers (Svensson, Larsen & Hagberg) and Mattias Wetterberg, all from Sweden, paced Squads 9-12 on the penultimate qualifying day of the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 Saturday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Team Pergamon's Jesper Svensson (pictured left), the defending Ballmaster Open champion, was the top-scorer of the day with 1395, an average of 232.50, to move into fourth place on the 334-player leaderboard. Qualifying concludes on Sunday, January 5, with Squads 13-15.

Sweden

01/04/14

Squad 6-8 leaders crack top 10 at 34th AIK International Tournament

Peter Roos leads Friday's squads with 1388 to leap into 4th place; Jimmy Wogel continues to lead the 227-player field with 1479; cut for 62nd place surpasses the 1200-mark (1240, 206.67 average)

2013AIKPeterRoos_small.jpg2013AIKOlleEriksson_small.jpgThere were no changes to the leaderboard of the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 Friday but the leaders of Friday's squads 6, 7 and 8 cracked the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Peter Roos (l.) of bowling club Joker posted the highest score of 1393 on Friday, an average of 232.17, to jump into fourth place. Squad 6 leader Olle Eriksson (r.) of BK Team Telge sits in fifth place with 1388.

Sweden

01/02/14

Susanna Kiiskinen, Anton Persson crack the 1300-bar in Squad 4 at 34th AIK International

Jimmy Wogel continues to lead the 148-player field with 1479; cut for 62nd place is 1184 (197.33 average)

2014AIKLogo_small.jpg Two players cracked the 1300-bar on New Year's Day to add their names to the leaderboard of the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 currently underway at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Susanna Kiiskinen of bowling club Stjärnan posted a 1264 series and added 48 pins handicap to lead Squad 4 and to move into 12th place in the overall standings with 1312. Kiiskinen is the best of 18 women in the 148-player field. Anton Persson of Team Clan BK was nine pins behind with 1303 to leap into 14th place.

Sweden

12/31/13

Jimmy Wogel sets the pace in 34th AIK International Tournament 2014

2014AIKLogo_small.jpgJimmy Wogel of bowling club Tyres√∂ set the pace in the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014, which got underway on December 26 at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Wogel posted a 1479 series in Squad 3, an average of 246.50 for six games, including 257, 216, 215, 258, 244 and 289. Fellow Swede Tommy Wendel was 27 pins behind to move into second place with 1452 including a high game of 278. Squad 1 leader √ėyvind Harang of Norway slipped to fifth place with 1358. Qualifying continues on Wednesday, January 1.

Russia

12/06/13

Vladimir Sverchkov, Maria Bulanova emerge as 2013 Russian National Champions

Russian Field bowling center in St. Petersburg, Russia (December 2-3, 2013)

2013RussianNCMariaBulanovaVladimirSverchkov2_small.jpgVladimir Sverchkov from Krasnodar and fifteen-year-old Maria Bulanova (pictured left, r-l), the youngest European Bowling Tour champion of all time, who lives in Moscow but represented Nizhny Novgorod, captured the men's and women's titles in the 2013 Russian Tenpin Bowling Championships. The championship was held December 2-3 at 52-lane Russian Field bowling center in St. Petersburg and drew 24 women and 29 men representing the regional bowling federations of Russia.

Bulgaria

12/02/13

Joline Persson Planefors remains undefeated to win Sofia International Open

2013SofiaTop3_small.jpg Current European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader Joline Persson Planefors (center) of Sweden defeated PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, 225-222, to win the Sofia International Open Sunday at Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria. Persson Planefors received 6.000 Euro for the victory. Voss pocketed 4.000 Euro for second place. In the semifinals, Persson Planefors flew past Alexey Parshukov (r.) of Russia, while Voss sidelined her fellow countrywoman Lisa Björklund.

Bulgaria

11/29/13

Brian Voss holds on to the lead in Sofia International Open in Bulgaria

PBA Hall of Famer leads 126-player field from 15 countries with 1453 six-game total; Finn Pasi Uotila shoots third-highest 1355 series on Thursday; cut is 1183 (197.17 average)

20120314BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT15PasiUotila_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the Sofia International Open currently underway at Joy Station bowling center in Sofia, Bulgaria. With 20 of 28 qualifying squads in the books, Voss leads the 126-player field from 15 countries with 1453 or an average of 242.17 for six games. Pasi Uotila (r.) of Finland averaged 225.83 and posted a 1355 series on Thursday, the third-highest series in the tournament so far.

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