European Rankings

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

05/17/10

Mika Koivuniemi regains lead in European Bowling Tour rankings

Top 4 men and women after Istanbul qualify for 2nd Federation Cup 2010

2010EBT01MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpgWith the victory in the 7th Istanbul Open, his second win on the European Bowling Tour this season and the fourth of his career, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, regained the lead in the men's ranking. The PBA star, who has won the season-opening Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki received 150 ranking points for winning the EBT Gold tournament in Istanbul to lead the men's ranking with 418 points. The top 4 men and the top 4 women in the rankings after Istanbul qualified for the II Federation Tenpin Bowling Cup 2010 to be held July 12-14 in Barcelona, Spain.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/21/10

Osku Palermaa in familiar place in European Bowling Tour ranking

No changes atop the EBT women's ranking

2010EBT07OskuPalermaa_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured), the two-hander from Finland, is in a familiar place after the conclusion of the 4th Qubica/AMF Open, the 7th tournament of the 2010 European Bowling Tour, which was contested April 14-18 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The 3-time defending European Bowling Tour ranking champion (2007-'09) lost in the semifinals against eventual winner Wendy Kok, Netherlands, to earn just enough points to pass previous leader Dominic Barrett, England, and to stand alone atop the 2010 EBT men's ranking.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

03/22/10

No changes atop the leaderboard in European Rankings after Luxembourg

2010EBT05UlfBolleby_small.jpgThe Ebonite International Luxembourg Open, which concluded Sunday March 21, was the sixth event of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and the second EBT Satellite tournament. With just a handful of the top 20 men and women competing in Luxembourg and only 50 ranking points awarded for tournament and men's ranking winner Ulf Bolleby (pictured left), Sweden, and women's ranking winner Marilyn Planchard, France, no changes were made atop the men's and women's leaderboard.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

03/16/10

Nina Flack overtakes lead in 2010 European Bowling Tour women's ranking

Dominic Barrett remains atop the men's ranking after Brunswick Euro Challenge

2010EBT05NinaFlack2_small.jpg2010EBT05DominicBarrett_small.jpg2008 EBT women's ranking champion Nina Flack (l.), Sweden, waited until the 23rd and last qualifying squad before she qualified for the finals of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Flack went on to win the women's ranking in the EBT "Gold" tournament en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 women's ranking with 320 points. Despite missing the first cut in the BEC, Dominic Barrett (r.), England, remained atop the men's leaderboard with 325 points.

2010 European Bowling Rankings

03/01/10

Dominic Barrett rises to the top in 2010 EBT men's ranking after Barcelona

Tina Hulsch moves into second place in EBT women's ranking

2010EBT04DominicBarrett_small.jpg2009BWCTinaHulsch3_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.), England, made his third consecutive championship round appearance of the 2010 European Bowling Tour finishing second in the Catalonia Open, the fourth tournament of the season. Besides the 6.000 Euro top prize Barrett received 100 ranking points en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 EBT men's ranking with 325 points. In the women's division, Tina Hulsch (r.), Germany, leaped from 5th to second place with 215 ranking points.

2010 European Bowling Rankings

02/22/10

Dominic Barrett moves into second place in EBT men's ranking after Wroclaw Open

Diana Zavjalova surges into the top 10 in EBT women's ranking

2009EBT14DominicBarrett2_small.jpg2009BWCDianaZavjalova3_small.jpgAfter winning his third career European Bowling Tour title in the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer, Dominic Barrett (l.), England, is in a familiar place on the EBT men's ranking. Barrett, who finished second in the rankings in the past two years, leaped one spot into second place with 245 ranking points. Diana Zavjalova (r.), Latvia, was the best of only eight women in the Wroclaw Open to surge into the top 10 in the women's rankings with 102 points.


2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

02/15/10

Koivuniemi, Tan continue to lead European Bowling Tour rankings after Tilburg

Tilburg ranking champions Eklund, Beckel move into 10th place

2010EBT02DennisEklund_small.jpg2010EBT02MartinaBeckel_small.jpgBrunswick Ballmaster Open champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, and BBO women's ranking winner Cherie Tan, Singapore, remained unchallenged atop the men's and women's European Bowling Tour rankings after the conclusion of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament, an EBT Silver event. HBS Tournament winner Dennis Eklund (l.), Sweden, and women's ranking winner Martina Beckel (r.), Germany, leaped into 10th place in the current rankings.

2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

01/12/10

Koivuniemi, Tan become the first leaders of the 2010 European ranking season

2010EBT01MikaKoivuniemi_small.jpg2009DHCCherieTan_small.jpgTraditionally the men's and women's leaders of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open in Helsinki, Finland - Mike Koivuniemi (l.), Finland, and Cherie Tan (r.), Singapore - became the first leaders of the 2010 European ranking season. Both players received 250 ranking points for winning the EBT Platinum event. The Tour takes a four-week break before heading to the Netherlands for the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2010 from Feb. 7-14, 2010 at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg


2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

12/25/09

Osku Palermaa, Nicki Ainge win 2009 Men's and Women's European Bowling Tour Rankings

Top 16 qualify for EBT Masters in Vienna, Austria (May 3-4, 2010)

2009EBT14OskuPalermaa_small.jpg2009VONickiAinge2_small.jpgFounded in the year 2000, the European Bowling Tour concluded its 10th season with the 9th Qatar International Open. Finn Osku Palermaa (l.) and Nicki Ainge (r.) from England finished atop the men's and women's EBT rankings. It marked the third consecutive year that the two-hander from Finland captured the men's ranking title, while Ainge led the women for the very first time in her career.The top 16 qualified for the 2010 EBT Masters tin Vienna, Austria, May 3-4. There will be no World Ranking Master in 2010.

2009 European Bowling Tour

12/20/09

Osku Palermaa wins his third consecutive European Bowling Tour Men's Ranking title

 In its 10th season since its inception in the year 2000, the European Bowling Tour 2009 consisted of 15 tournaments, 11 "Majors", and 4 "Challengers". The Tour visited 12 countries, Austria, Denmark, England, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Qatar, San Marino and Slovenia (once each) as well as Finland, Spain and Turkey (twice each). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each tournament received ranking points (Challengers 50-1; Majors; 100-2). The top 16 players qualify for the EBT Masters in Vienna, Austria, May 3-4, 2010

2009 European Bowling Tour

12/19/09

Nicki Ainge wins 2009 European Bowling Tour Women's Rankings

 In its 10th season since its inception in the year 2000, the European Bowling Tour 2009 consisted of 15 tournaments, 11 "Majors", and 4 "Challengers". The Tour visited 12 countries, Austria, Denmark, England, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Qatar, San Marino and Slovenia (once each) as well as Finland, Spain and Turkey (twice each). The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each tournament  received ranking points (Challengers 50-1; Majors; 100-2). The top 16 players qualify for the EBT Masters in Vienna, Austria, May 3-4, 2010

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

10/26/09

Nicki Ainge overtakes lead in 2009 EBT Women's Ranking

Paul Moor moves into third place in the Men's Ranking

2009VONickiAinge2_small.jpg2009EBT08PaulMoor2_small.jpgWith a second-place finish among 36 women in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open, 23rd overall, Nicki Ainge (l.) overtook the lead in the 2009 European Bowling Tour women's ranking. with 431 ranking points. 3-time EBT ranking champion and 2009 EBT Masters winner Paul Moor (r.), both England, continued his rise to the top and is now in third position trailing leader Osku Palermaa, Finland, and compatriot Dominic Barrett by 89 and 33 points, resp.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

10/21/09

No changes among the top 10 in the men's and women's rankings after Lahti

2009VONinaFlack_small.jpg2008WTMOskuPalermaa_small.jpgAfter the conclusion of the Ebonite Lahti Open, the 12rh of 15 stops of the 2009 European Bowling Tour, the top 10 in the EBT men's and women's rankings remained unchanged. Both defending ranking champions, Osku Palermaa (left), Finland on the men's side and Nina Flack (right), Sweden, on the women's side held on to the lead with 426 and 400 ranking points, respectively. The EBT Tour will continued this week with the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open.


2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

10/05/09

Eklund, Ainge move closer to the top

2009VONickiAinge2_small.jpg2009VODennisEklund4_small.jpgDennis Eklund (left) from Sweden, and Nicki Ainge (right), England, narrowed the gap to European Ranking leaders Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Nina Flack, Sweden, to 67 and 34, after finishing 6th and 5th in the men's and women's rankings of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Eklund (337) moved from fifth to third place with Palermaa (404) in first and Dominic Barrett (354), England, in second place. Ainge (356) leaped from fourth to second place.


2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

09/15/09

Defending champions widen their lead in 2009 European Bowling Tour rankings

2009WGOskuPalerrmaa_small.jpg2009WWCNinaFlack_small.jpgOsku Palermaa (pictured left), Finland, and Sweden's Nina Flack widened their lead in the 2009 men's and women's European Bowling Tour rankings after the conclusion of the 10th event, the Ankara Open in Turkey. Palermaa leads the men's division by 50 ranking points while Flack has a 22-point cushion in the women's division. The EBT Tour takes a two-week break before heading to Austria's capitol city for the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

07/20/09

No changes atop the leaderboard in EBT rankings after Barcelona

2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg2009EBT04NinaFlack_small.jpgDefending European Bowling Tour ranking champions Osku Palermaa (left)(, Finland, and Nina Flack (right), Sweden, held on to the lead in the 2009 men's and women's rankings though they did not compete in the 9th stop, the 31st Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona, Spain. There were no changes among the top 10 men and women in the rankings though some players changed positions. The EBT takes a seven-week break before heading to the Ankara Open (Sept. 5-13, 2009).

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

07/13/09

2008 European Ranking champions Flack, Palermaa atop the leaderboard after San Marino

2009KONinaFlack_small.jpg2009KOOskuPalermaa4_small.jpgThe women's and men's 2008 European Bowling Tour ranking champions, Nina Flack (pictured left), Sweden, and Osku Palermaa (right), Finland, have positioned themselves atop the 2009 rankings as the Tour has reached its halfway point in San Marino. The 9th Stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour, the 31st Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona will start on Tuesday July 14 and runs through Sunday July 19 at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

05/26/09

Palermaa leads EBT Men's Ranking after Aalborg

Earns EBT exemption for PBA World Series of Bowling

2009KOOskuPalermaa4_small.jpg2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen4_small.jpgThe Aalborg Int'l was the the last EBT event which counted toward qualifying for the PBA World Series in August. As the EBT has decided to give the exemption to the highest ranked player in the men's division after seven stops, Osku Palermaa (l.), from Finland, current leader, and two-time defending ranking champion, earns the exemption. Mai Ginge Jensen (r.), Denmark, was the second-best women in Aalborg and was awarded 80 ranking points en route to become the new leader with 250 points.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/20/09

No changes atop the men's and women's leaderboard in Ljubljana

2009EBT06DennisEklund_small.jpg2009EBT04JesperAgerbo_small.jpgOnly two top 10 players participated in first European Bowling Tour Challenger event this season, the 3rd QubicaAMF Open at Bowling Center Gladiator in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dennis Eklund (left), Sweden, and Jesper Agerbo (right), Denmark, moved into third and fourth place in the men's ranking with 181 and 179 points, respectively. With 6 out of 16 tournaments in the books, Osku Palermaa from Finland, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, lead the men's and women's rankings with 262 and 212 points, respectively.

2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

04/06/09

Palermaa, Luoto lead EBT Rankings after five events

2009EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg2008EBT14PatriciaLuoto_small.jpg Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, sit atop the men's and women's leaderboard after five of 16 events in the 2009 European Bowling Tour ranking season. All five events were EBT "Majors" and offered between 100 and 2 ranking points for the top 50 men and the top 50 women. The EBT Tour takes a short break before heading to Slovenia for the 3rd Qubica/AMF Open 2009 at Bowling Center Gladiator in Ljubljana from April 14-19, 2009.


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