2006

2006 European Rankings

12/18/06

Three in a row for Paul Moor, wins 2006 men's European Rankings

European Rankings after 20 Events - Final Standings

Paul_Moor_4732.jpgPaul Moor from England has won the European rankings for the third consecutive year. Kungsbacka champion Osku Palermaa from Finland came up strong but fell 16 points short to finish second. Runner-up Peter Ljung, Sweden, ended up third. Rounding out the top 8 and joining those three in the 2007 World Ranking Masters in Qatar are 4. Stuart Williams, England 5. Martin Larsen, Sweden 6. Thomas Gross, Austria 7. Jason Belmonte, Australia and 8. Kai Virtanen, Finland.

2006 European Rankings

12/18/06

Br√ɬłndsted follows in Moor's footprints, wins third consecutive ranking title

European Rankings after 20 Events - Final Standings

2006EBT15BrittBrondsted_small.jpg Two-time defending European women's ranking champion Britt Brøndsted won the women's rankings in the Kungsbacka Int'l en route to overtake previous leader Zara Glover, England, and to win the third consecutive ranking title. Joining those two in the 2007 World Ranking Masters in Qatar are Swedes Nina Flack (3rd), Helen Johnson (5th) and Anna Mattsson-Baard (6th) as well as Isabelle Saldjian, France (4th), Patricia Schwarz, Germany, (7th) and Ivonne Gross, Austria (8th).

European Rankings

11/20/06

Moor needs eight points to defend men's ranking title, women's lead changes again

European Rankings after 19/20 Events

Paul Moor.jpg 2006EBT15ZaraGlover_small.jpg With his victory in Naples, Paul Moor from England almost secured his third consecutive European ranking title. The lefty has 653 points and is 92 points ahead of second-placed Osku Palermaa.  Thanks to a 3rd place finish in the women's rankings in Naples, Moor's compatriot Zara Glover regained the lead in the women's division.


2006 European Rankings

10/23/06

Bröndsted regains lead in European rankings; Palermaa back in second place

European Rankings after 18/20 Events

2006EBT15BrittBrondsted_small.jpg 2006EBT18OskuPalermaa_small.jpg Two-time defending ranking champion Britt Bröndsted from Denmark regained the lead in the women's European rankings. Vienna Open runner-up Osku Palermaa, Finland, improved one spot into second place with 521 points and narrowed the gap to leader Paul Moor, England, to 32 pins.

European Rankings

10/20/06

ETBF revises European Rankings without event detail

2006ECCThomasGross_small.jpg 2006EBT15KaiVirtanen_small.jpgThe European Tenpin Bowling Federation must have revised the men's rankings. The changes influenced the top 8, who will qualify for the 2007 World Ranking Masters in Qatar.Kai Virtanen (l.), Finland, fell from 7th to 8th place while Austria's Thomas Gross (r.) moved up to 7th position.

2006 European Rankings

10/09/06

English bowlers atop the men's and women's European Rankings

European Rankings after 17/20 Events

2006EBT15ZaraGlover_small.jpg Paul_Moor_4133.jpg After the conclusion of the San Marino Open, the 17th out of 20 tournaments of the 2006 European Bowling Tour, Paul Moor and Zara Glover, both from England, sit atop the men's and women's European rankings. With her victory in San Marino, Glover earned 100 points to move past two-time defending champion Britt Bröndsted, Denmark.

2006 European Rankings

09/18/06

Palermaa and Glover narrow the gap in European Point Rankings

European Rankings after 15/20 Events

Osku_Palermaa_5524.jpg 2006EBT15ZaraGlover_small.jpg Osku Palermaa from Finland and Zara Glover from England and narrowed the gap to the men's and women's ranking leaders by finishing eighth and fourth, respectively, in the men's and women's rankings of the Viernheim Open, the 15th stop of the 2006 European Bowling Tour and one of the tour's majors.

2006 European Rankings

08/21/06

Three multiple champions among the top 8 in the men's European Rankings

European Rankings after 14/20 Events

Peter_Ljung_4737.jpg Paul Moor, Stuart Williams, both of England, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, remained 1-3 in the men's 2006 European rankings after the conclusion of the Olympia Tournament in Sweden. Helsingborg champion Peter Ljung (left), wo became the third multiple champion this season (Moor and Finn Lasse Lintilä are the others), cashed 100 points in the EBT 'major' and jumped into fourth position with 351 points.


2006 European Rankings

08/18/06

Two Englishmen in the lead in men's European Rankings

European Rankings after 13/20 Events

StuartWilliamsPaulMoor.jpg Paul Moor and Stuart Williams, both from England, have positioned themselves atop the leaderboard of the 2006 men's European rankings after the conclusion of the Danish Masters Classic. Moor (right) finished second to widen his lead with 455 total points. Williams (left) leaped into second place behind a fifth place finish with 341.

2006 European Rankings

07/31/06

Moor is back atop the men's European Rankings after Barcelona

European Rankings after 12/20 Events

Paul_Moor_3849.jpg Two-time defending European ranking champion Paul Moor from England is back atop the men's rankings after winning the Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain, the 12th event of the 206 European Bowling Tour. Moor earned 100 ranking points for the victory and overtook Jason Belmonte and Osku Palermaa, who were at the World Youth Championships with the Australian and Finnish youth national squads.

2006 European Rankings

06/19/06

No changes atop the leaderboard after Malta Open

European Rankings after 11/20 Events

2006EBT11ZaraGlover.jpg Jason Belmonte, Australia, and Britt Bröndsted of Denmark remained the men's and women's No. 1 Europe as only one man and four women from the European top 10 participated in the Malta Open Championships. Zara Glover (England, pictured), third place finisher in Malta, narrowed the gap to 23 points. Runner-up Helen Johnson, Sweden, moved into third place. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, Latvia, finished 14th but remained in 7th place in the men's rankings.

2006 European Rankings

06/16/06

Belmonte and Bröndsted lead European rankings at halftime

European Rankings after 10/20 Events

Britt_Brondsted_5431.jpg Jason_Belmonte_5418.jpg Though Australian Jason Belmonte didn't participate in the Dutch Open 2006 in Scheveningen and Britt Bröndsted of Denmark missed the first cut, the duo continued to lead the men's and women's European Rankings after ten out of twenty events.

2006 European Rankings

06/06/06

Australian overtakes lead in European rankings

Edited 06/06/06

Jason_Belmonte_4930.jpg Australian Jason Belmonte made history when he received 60 ranking points for finishing fourth in the Aalborg International to become the first non-European bowler to lead the European rankings. The top 8 men and women at the end of the season qualify for the 2007 World ranking Masters to be held in Doha, Qatar. Players from the Asian and American Zone and even professional bowlers can qualify for the WRM through the European Bowling Tour.


2006 European Rankings

05/02/06

Moor and Bröndsted in familiar position in European rankings

Britt_Brondsted_3945.jpg Paul_Moor_4064.jpg Two-time defending European ranking champions Paul Moor of England and Britt Bröndsted of Denmark sit atop the men's and women's 2006 rankings after the Istanbul Open, the 8th of 20 events on the 2006 European Bowling Tour. Moor overtook the lead in the men's rankings thanks to the victory over Jason Belmonte, Australia.

2006 European Rankings

04/17/06

Palermaa and Bröndsted widen lead in European rankings

Britt_Brondsted_5431.jpg Osku Palermaa.jpg Thanks to a third and fourth-place finish in the men's and women's rankings in the Husqvarna international, Osku Palermaa of Finland and Britt Bröndsted of Denmark widened their lead in the European rankings after the seventh out of twenty events of the 2006 European Bowling Tour.

2006 European Rankings

03/20/06

Bröndsted and Palermaa overtake the lead in European rankings

Osku Palermaa.jpg Britt_Brondsted_4744.jpg Britt Bröndsted of Denmark and Osku Palermaa of Finland overtook the lead in the women's and men's European rankings after the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Greece. Two-time defending ranking champion Bröndsted won the women's rankings at the BEC to overtake Zara Glover from England. Last year's men's runner-up Palermaa used his third second-place finish this season to position himself atop the men's leaderboard.

2006 European Rankings

03/07/06

Virtanen and Glover atop European rankings after five events

Major changes in women's rankings

Zara Glover.jpg Kai Virtanen.jpg Kai Virtanen of Finland, a World Games and World Cup champion, received 44 ranking points in the Catalonia Open to maintain his lead in the men's European rankings with 147 points. Three-time World Champion Zara Glover, England, was the fourth-best women in Catalonia and earned 60 points en route to take the lead in the women's rankings with 159 points.

2006 European Rankings

02/28/06

Virtanen and Schwarz lead European rankings after four events

Defending ranking champions climb up the ladder

Patricia_Schwarz_5631.jpg Kai_Virtanen_5296.jpg Finns Kai Virtanen (left) and Lasse Lintilä remained atop the 2006 Men's European Rankings after the fourth stop of the 2006 European Bowling Tour, the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open. Patricia Schwarz (right) of Germany remained atop the women's rankings. The European Bowling Tour is at Planet Bowling in Gava, Spain, this week for the Catalonia Open.

2006 European Rankings

02/20/06

Virtanen overtakes Lintilä to lead Men's European Rankings

Schwarz remains atop women's leaderboard

Kai_Virtanen_4144.jpg Lasse_Lintila_4432.jpg Different Finn, same top position - Kai Virtanen (left) used a seventh place finish in Tilburg to overtake Lasse Lintilä (right)  by three pins en route to take the lead in the 2006 Men's European Rankings after the third stop of the 2006 European Bowling Tour. Patricia Schwarz of Germany, who was the top-ranked woman in the Ballmaster Open, remained atop the leaderboard of the Women's European Rankings.

2006 European Bowling Tour

02/01/06

Lintilä and Schwarz continue to lead European Rankings

Patricia_Schwarz_3980.jpg Lasse_Lintila_5522.jpg As the second stop of the 2006 European Bowling Tour, Irish Open Championships, was a "regular" tournament and awarded half of the ranking points of a "major" tournament, Lasse Lintilä of Finland and Patricia Schwarz of Germany, who won the Ballmaster Open (major), remained unchallenged atop of the European Rankings.

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