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Dominic Barrett wins his third career Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships

Aussie Cassie Staudinger goes wire-to-wire to win women's division

2011IOCassieStaudingerDominicBarrett_small.jpgDominic Barrett, England, and Cassie Staudinger, Australia (r-l), dominated the men's and women's division of the 23rd Irish Open Championships 2011 en route to win the 3.000 and 1.000 Euro top prizes, respectively. Barrett, the 2010 European Bowling Tour ranking champion, captured his third career IO title after 2008 and 2008 and a runner-up finish in 2009. Staudinger, a member of the Australian women's national team, became just the second bowler from the Asian Bowling Federation to win the women's division.



Tomas Leandersson awarded Magnus Johnson Medal

By Hans Karlsson, Swedish Bowling Federation

TomasLeanderssonMagnusJohnssonMedal_small.jpgSwedish bowling legend Tomas Leandersson (l.) has won numerous medals during his long and highly successful career. The multiple World and European champion recently was awarded a medal completely different to those he has received in the past. Leandersson became the second recipient of the Magnus Johnson Medal, an annual award which has been established by the former Swedish national team coach Magnus Johnson (r.).

2011 Swedish Super Six Tour #1


Dominic Barrett starts 2011 with victory in 31st AIK International Tournament

Roos, Larsen Jr. win 2010 Swedish Super Six Tour finals

2011SSK01DominicBarrett_small.jpg2010 European Bowling Tour ranking champion Dominic Barrett, England (l.) started the year 2011 with victory in the 31st AIK International Tournament held at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden from Jan. 2-6, 2010. The tournament was the first stop of the 2011 Swedish Super Six Tour. In the title match, Barrett defeated hometown favorite and defending champion Tomas Leandersson, 224-217. Rebecka Larsen Jr. and Mikael Roos, both Sweden, won the women's and men's finals of the 2010 Swedish Super Six Tour.

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Osku Palermaa continues to lead qualifying in 41st Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Lehtonen, Dorin-Ballard, Tonteri lead squads 7-9 on Thursday; cut for 44th place 1288

2011EBT01PetriLehtonen_small.jpg2011EBT01OskuPalermaa_small.jpgFinnish standout Osku Palermaa (l.) continued to lead the qualifying of the 41st Brunswick Ballmaster Open for the fifth consecutive day at Tali Bowl in Helsinki, Finland. The two-handerd PBA champion had a 1467 six-game series on Jan. 1st to lead the field of now 297 players from 14 countries.Petri Lehtonen (r.) led Squad 7 and Thursday's qualifying with 1396 to jump into seventh place. Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 10-12.



Swedish Bowling Federation signs multi-year contracts with three Swedish coaches

Leandersson, Ljung and Larsson to serve as men's women's and youth coaches

SWECoachesPeterLjungTomasLeandersson_small.jpgSWEYouthCoachEvaLarsson_small.jpg Tomas Leandersson (pictured with Peter Ljung, left) will continue as head coach of the Swedish men's national team for another three years. The Swedish Bowling Federation has announced that it has signed Leandersson as men's coach and Ljung as women's coach through the 2013 Combined World Championships. Eva Larsson (r.) will serve as youth national team coach until 2012.



Dennis Eklund selected Swedish Bowler of the Year 2010

2010SWEBotYDennisEklund_small.jpgSwedish national team member Dennis Eklund has been selected Bowler of the Year by the Swedish Bowling Federation. Eklund had an outstanding first six months in the year 2010 when he captured a total of four titles including the prestigious national championships. "It is an honor to be selected bowler of the year in Sweden as the competition is very tough," Eklund said. "2010 was the best year in my career. The streak I had during the first half was unbelievable."



Tomas Leandersson ends 2010 Swedish Super Six Tour with victory in Malmö

Defeats three opponents to capture his second title of the year

2010SST06TomasLeandersson_small.jpgThe 2010 Swedish Super Six Tour ended the same way as it started, with a victory of Tomas Leandersson (l.). The long-time Swedish international, a multiple world and European champion, who is now the head coach of the Swedish national team, won three consecutive matches to win the Kulladal Super Six at Baltiska Bowling Center in Malmö, Sweden. In the title match Leandersson, seeded third, topped tournament leader, Mattias Wetterberg, 234-217, to seal the victory.



Brian Voss captures the title in the 2010 Bucharest International

IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania (Nov. 22-28, 2010)

2010BucharestTop3_small.jpg25-time PBA champion and PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (center), United States captured the title and the 2.000 Euro top prize in the 2010 Bucharest International Sunday at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania. The No. 1 seed swept No. 2 Takis Karetsos (l.), Greece in the title match in best-of-three games format, two-games-to-none. Stuart Williams (r.), England, and Marius Piticariu, Romania, who were eliminated in the semifinals, finished third and fourth. 



Stuart Williams wins qualifying in Bucharest International

Leads 24 players into Sunday's finals at IDM Club in Bucharest

2010BucharestStuartWilliams_small.jpg2010BucharestBrianVoss_small.jpgA pair of PBA exempt players finished the qualifying of the 2010 Bucharest International atop the leaderboard. 2007 World Ranking Masters champion Stuart Williams (l.), England, posted a 1333 six-game series Saturday at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania, to lead the field of 81 players from 12 countries with an average of 222.17. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (r.), United States, was 22 pins behind in second place with 1311.



Brian Voss cracks 1300-bar to overtake qualifying lead in Bucharest International

International bowlers take control of the leaderboard in Romania

201011PBABrianVoss_small.jpg2010BucharestPaulStott_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, became the first player who cracked the 1300-bar en route to overtake the qualifying lead in the 2010 Bucharest International with 1311 pinfall total and an average of 218.50. Voss held a 39-pin lead over Paul Stott (r.), Ireland, who moved into second place with 1272. Qualifying ends on Saturday with a total of 24 players advancing to the finals on Sunday at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania.



Four players secure a wildcard for the finals of the 2010 Bucharest International

IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania (Nov. 22-28, 2010)

2007EBT05TakisKaretsos_small.jpgViorel Simut, Romania, set the pace in the qualifying of the 2010 Bucharest at the IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania. Simut had led the field with 1254 pinfall total and an average of 209. Long-time Greek international Takis Karetsos (pictured) was second with 1234 followed by Florian Mihailescu and Romeo Gagenoiu, both Romania, with 1218 and 1216, resp. The top 4 of the squads conducted until Thursday, who will not finish among the top 18 in the overall qualifying standings, will be awarded a wildcard for the finals on Sunday.



Jo Cundy shoots big game to win English Open from top seed

2010EnglishOpenJoCundy_small.jpgLong-time England international Jo Cundy (pictured with the trophy) won her first major event, becoming the 2010 English Open champion Sunday Nov. 21 at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England. The five-player stepladder final was an All-English affair. Cundy, who was one of three women in the stepladder, was the No. 1 seed and watched the first three games from the sidelines. In the title match Cundy defeated fellow national team member Zara Giles, 257-219, to wrap up the title.



Europe's Palermaa, Koivuniemi, Moor, Barrett retain 11th Weber Cup

Defeat U.S. Team after 30 matches, 17-13, for fifth victory

2010WeberCupTeamEurope_small.jpgTeam Europe's Osku Palermaa, Mika Koivuniemi (both Finland), Paul Moor and Dominic Barrett (both England) retained the 11th Weber Cup holding off a come backing U.S. Team featuring Tim Mack, Chris Barnes, Tommy Jones and Pete Weber to record a 17-13 victory, the fifth for Europe in the 11 year history of the competition. It was down to lPaul Moor to bring the trophy home for the Europeans and he lsealed the victory with 265-190 win over Pete Weber. 



Team Europe maintains four-point lead after trading wins in fourth session at Weber Cup

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpg Team Europe maintained their four-point lead after the fourth session in the 11th Weber Cup at  Barnsley Metrodome. The session was shared three matches each which means the Europeans need three points for victory while the USA must win seven to win the competition. The final match of the session turned out to be the best of the Weber Cup to date as Palermaa & Moor, defated Weber & Mack, 39-28, in roll-off after a 278-278 tie.



PBA bowlers strike back; narrow the gap to four points at 11th Weber Cup

Jones, Barnes, Weber win the last three matches of the third session

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpg The third session of the 11th Weber Cup on Saturday night, played out in front of a full house at the Barnsley Metrodome, ended 4-2 for the Americans when Team USA finally showed what they are capable of and PBA stars Tommy Jones, Chris Barnes and Pete Weber scored great wins to keep the American dream of a seventh victory alive. The session leaves them four points adrift, 11-7, with a potential 15 matches left to play, but there is still a lot of work to do for them.



Europeans take commanding six-point lead in 11th Weber Cup

PBA pros loose all but the last match in the second session

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpg The Europeans piled on the misery for Team USA as they won five out of six matches at the Saturday afternoon session to open up a six-point lead in the 11th Weber Cup at Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. With 12 matches in the books, Europe leads USA, 9-3. Featuring a potential total of 33 matches the Americans now have it all to do, as they need to win 15 matches for overall victory compared to the Europeans eight.



Europe takes 4-2 lead against USA after Day One in 11th Weber Cup

Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England (Nov. 12-14, 2010)

2010WeberCupLogo_small.jpgTeam Europe completed a good opening day at the 11th Weber Cup team competition Friday at the Metrodome in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, as the four Europeans won four of the six games to take a two point lead into day two. Dominic Barrett, England was the main man for Europe as he won back-to-back matches to push his side into the lead. Neither side really got to grips with the lane until Barrett looked on for a 300 game in the final match.



James Gruffman goes wire-to-wire to win Nyköping Super Six Tournament

SuperBowl Nyköping in Nyköping, Sweden (Oct. 24-31, 2010)

2010SSTJamesGruffman_small.jpgJames Gruffman (l.), Sweden, went wire-to-wire at the Nyköping Super Six Tournament, the fifth stop on the Swedish Super Six Tour 201, capturing the title and the 40.000 Swedish Kronor top prize (approx. USD 6,000). The lefthander led the qualifying on the WTBA Stockholm pattern (34 feet) with 1422 six-game total and cruised through the finals averaging 235.7 for 12 games en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the four-player stepladder finals. The title match against compatriot Mikael Kanold was decided in the final frame.



Paul Moor wins 2010 Kegel London International

One day after finishing second in the BNC Bratislava Open, Paul Moor, England, captured the title in the 2010 Kegel London International at Airport Bowl in London. In the title match in double-elimination format over two games total pinfall, Moor defeated compatriot Matt Chamberlain, 489-385, to lift the trophy for the second time after 2003. The 3-time European Bowling Tour ranking champion and EBT Masters winner took a huge 88-pin lead after winning the first game 558-170, and cruised to the title with a 231-215 in game #2.



Jens Dengler, Michael Schneppe capture 10th Strangers Doubles Tournament

Bowling Beseco in R√ľmikon, Zurich, Switzerland (Aug. 22-29, 2010)

2010StrangersJensDenglerMichaelSchneppe_small.jpg2010StrangersFredericJanzenNicolasGuillaume_small.jpgJens Dengler, and Michael Schneppe (left), both Germany, teamed to win the 10th Strangers Doubles Tournament Sunday, Aug. 29th at Bowling Beseco in R√ľmikon, Zurich, Switzerland. In a close title match the two Germans topped Nicolas Guillaume and Fred√©ric Janzen (right), both Switzerland, 376 to 359, to wrap up the title.

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