MBC (formenly MCC)

2016 MBC

04/18/16

Greece leads Mediterranean Bowling Championships medal standings

2016MBCLogo_small.jpg Greece led the medal standings with three golds, three silvers and 1 bronze as the 2016 Mediterranean Bowling Championships (formerly Mediterranean Challenge Cup) came to an end at RenoBowling in Bologna, Italy. Nine of the 13 countries which participated in the MBC had its share of the medal haul. Vaggelis Krizinis of Greece was the most decorated player with three gold medals. Besides victories in Singles and All-Events, Krizinis teamed with Georgia Sagona to win in mixed doubles.

2015 MCC

04/26/15

Anže Grabrijan (SLO), Gulhan Aksular (TUR) conclude MCC with victory in Masters

Turkey leads the final medal table in the 18th Mediterranean Challenge Cup 2015 with two gold, one silver and three bronze medals

2015MCCLogo_small.jpg The 18th Mediterranean Challenge Cup 2015 concluded Saturday with the men's and women's Masters competition at Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece. The top 8 players in All-Events advanced to single-elimination match play. Anže Grabrijan of Slovenia defeated Malta's Mark Spiteri, 420-391, to claim the men's title. Gulhan Aksular of Turkey came back from a 32-pin deficit with big 246 second game to beat Italian Giada Di Martino, 415-395.

2013 MCC

04/14/13

Tolga Şişmanoğullar (Turkey), Myria Kastori (Cyprus) emerge as Masters Champions

2013MCCMastersMen_small.jpg2013MCCMastersWomen_small.jpgTolga Şişmanoğullar and Myria Kastori won the first gold medal for Turkey and Cyprus in the 16th Mediterranean Challenge Cup when the No. 5 seeds emerged as Masters champion in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In the title matches, Şişmanoğullar defeated Ioannis Maroussis, Greece, 417-363, and Kastori took down Fausta Regali, Italy, 428-349.

2013 MCC

04/13/13

Italy cruises to the Team title at Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Slovenia's Anže Grabrijan and Malta's Sue Abela crowned All Events champions

2013MCCTeamPodium_small.jpgItaly with Francesco Bellomonte, Fausta Regali, Helga Di Benedetto and Maurizio Celli captured the coveted gold medal in the four-player Mixed Team event in the 16th Mediterranean Challenge Cup Saturday at Bowling Klub 300 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Anže Grabrijan won the first-ever gold medal for Slovenia in Men's All Events with 5183 total. Sue Abela of Malta, who has medaled in all 16 MCCs, took the gold medal in Women's All Events with 4799.

2013 MCC

04/12/13

Greece adds name to MCC medal tally with victory in Mixed Doubles

Slovenia's Anže Grabrijan and Italy's Helga Di Benedetto move to the top in All Events after 18 of 24 games

2013MCCMixedDoublesTop3_small.jpgAlexandra Zormpa and Ioannis Maroussis (c.) won the first gold medal for Greece in the 16th Mediterranean Challenge Cup Friday at Bowling Klub 300 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, when the duo emerged as Mixed Doubles champion. Maroussis led the team with 1316 and Zormpa added 1181 for 2497 total to beat out Maja Debenec and Anže Grabrijan (l.) from the host country Slovenia for the title by mere two pins. Sue Abela and Justin C. Scicluna (r.) of Malta took bronze with 2484.

2013 MCC

04/12/13

Malta and France win the Doubles titles at Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Turkey's Özoğluuntur, Italy's Bellomonte lead in All Events after 12 of 24 games

2013MCCTizianaCarannanteSueAbela_small.jpg2013MCCNicolasMarchandJulienSermand_small.jpgMalta and France captured the gold medals in Doubles at the 16th Mediterranean Challenge Cup Thursday. Malta's Sue Abela and Tiziana Carannante (l.) took to the women's title with 2412 total and an average of 201. On the men's side, Julien Sermand and Nicolas Marchand (r.) of France claimed the gold medal with 2549 (212.42).

2013 MCC

04/11/13

Di Benedetto, Scicluna start 16th Mediterranean Challenge Cup with victory in Singles

Bowling Klub 300 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (April 9-14, 2013)

2013MCCHelgaDiBenedetto_small.jpg2013MCCJustinScicluna_small.jpgHelga Di Benedetto (l.) of Italy and Malta's Justin Scicluna (r.) earned the gold medals in Singles, the opening event of the 16th Mediterranean Challenge Cup currently underway in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Di Benedetto toppled 1217 pins and averaged of 202.83 for six games to win the women's title. Scicluna closed out his 1337 series with a huge 279 game to beat out Slovenia's Anže Grabrijan for the title by seven pins.

2011 MCC

04/05/11

Maltese women, Greek men dominate 14th Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Italy's Marco Reviglio, Cyprus' Niki Schiza win men's and women's Masters titles

2011MCCLogo_small.jpg 50 players, 26 men and 24 women, from 13 countries and regions participated in the 14th Mediterranean Challenge Cup from March 29 - April 3, 2011 at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. Players competed in Singles, Doubles, All Events and Masters as well as in a four-player Mixed Team event. The Maltese women (3 gold and 1 bronze) and the Greek men (2 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) dominated the 14th edition of the MCC.

France

04/26/09

Another gold medal for Abela and Montfort

End 12th Mediterranean Challenge Cup with victory in Masters

2009MCCMenMasters_small.jpg2009MCCwomenMasters_small.jpgMen's All Events champion Lluis Montfort, Catalonia, and women's Singles champion Sue Abela, Malta, ended the 12th Mediterranean Challenge Cup with victory in the Masters competition. In the women's final, Abela cdefeated All Events winner Liat Vizenfeld, Israel, 2-1. Montfort won ithe men's title n three games against Singles champ Ioannis Stathatos, Greece.

France

04/25/09

First gold medal for France in Team event at Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Vizenfeld, Montfort win the titles in All Events

2009MCCTeamFRA_small.jpgMarie Gauton, Elise Bretteville, Alain Nicolas and Xavier Lotthe were the sole team that averaged over 200 en route to capture the first gold medal for the host country France in the 12th Mediterranean Challenge Cup in Montpellier. The French team combined for 4809 (200.25) to beat out Catalonia (4621) and Greece (4616) for the top spot. After three silver medals in Singles, Doubles and Team, Lluis Montfort, Catalonia, won gold in All Events with 4002. Liat Vizenfeld, Israel, had 3566 to win the women's All Events title.


France

04/24/09

Gold for Italy and Greece in Doubles at the Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Bowling de Montpellier in Montpellier, France (April 21-26, 2009)

2009MCCwomenDoubles_small.jpg2009MCCMenDoubles_small.jpgAnastasia Rovitakhi and Georgia Papadimitriou won the second gold medal for Greece in the women's doubles competition at the 12th Mediterranean Challenge Cup in France with 2334 six-game total (194.50). In the men's division, Daniele Fiorentini and Federico Rossi, Italy, claimed the title with 2529 pinfall and an average of 210.75.

France

04/23/09

Abela, Stathatos capture Singles gold in 12th Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Bowling de Montpellier in Montpellier, France (April 21-26, 2009)

2009MCCwomenSingles_small.jpg2009MCCMenSingles_small.jpgSue Abela from Malta successfully defended her Singles title in the 12th Mediterranean Challenge Cup at Bowling de Montpellier in Montpellier, France. Abela, who won the sixth Singles gold medal in the 12-year history of the event, felled 1209 pins. Ioannis Stathatos, Greece, was the hands-down winner in the men's division with 1425 (237.50).

2008 MCC

04/20/08

Gauton, Ocando end Mediterranean Challenge Cup with victory in Masters

Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece (April 15-20, 2008)

2008MCCLogo_small.jpg Melvin Ocando, Spain, claimed his second gold medal after winning in All Events at the 11th Mediterranean Challenge Cup in Crete, Greece, when he defeated three opponents, all matches two-games-to-one, to win the men's Masters competition. In the title match against Maurizio Celli, Italy, Ocando won the decider, 203-163. On the women's side, Marie Gauton, France, the No. 5 seed, eliminated her team mate Elise Bretteville, both won gold in doubles, then ousted No. 1 seed Sue Abela, Malta, and topped Daniela Pialino, Italy, 2-0 in the title match.

2008 MCC

04/20/08

Strong finish helps Turkey to secure Team gold in Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Abela, Ocando claim the gold medals in All Events

2008MCCTurkey_small.jpg Trailing France by one pin heading into the final game Turkey with Habib Dogan, Mithat Siveliol, Ebru Ozogluuntur and Gulhan Aksular (pictured) rolled a huge 874 game en route to claim the gold medal in the team event at the 11th Mediterranean Challenge Cup with 4808 six game total. France earned silver with 4771 while Cyprus secured the bronze medal with 4728. Sue Abela, Malta and Melvin Ocando, Spain won the titles in women's and men's All Events.

2008 MCC

04/19/08

France and Italy win the gold medals in Doubles in Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece (April 15-20, 2008)

2008MCCLogo_small.jpg Elise Bretteville and Marie Gauton won the second gold medal for France in the 11th Mediterranean Challenge Cup in Crete, Greece in women's Doubles. The duo totaled 2396 for six games to beat Raffaella Fusco and Daniela Pialino, Italy by 5 pins. Singles champion Sue Abela teamed with Tiziana Carannante to win the bronze with 2332. Men's Singles champion Sebastien Henry and Xavier Lotthe led the field of 9 countries after 5 games but fell to third due to a 318 game. Italians Marco Reviglio and Maurizio Celli took the gold with 2451. Silver went to Charis Panayiotou and Kostas Kyriakou, Cyprus, with 2408.

2008 MCC

04/18/08

Abela, Henry start Mediterranean Challenge Cup with victory in Singles

Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece (April 15-20, 2008)

2008MCCLogo_small.jpg Sue Abela from Malta won her fifth gold medal in Singles at the 11th Mediterranean Challenge Cup in Crete, Greece with 1276 six-game total and an average of 212.67. Defending champion Natassa Rovithaki, Greece fell nine pins short to take silver with 1267. Bronze went to Daniela Pialino, Italy, with 1194. On the men's side, Sebastien Henry, France had high games of 276 and 247 to beat out Greek youngster Evangelos Krizinis for the gold medal by 12 pins, 1319-1307. Mithat Siveliol, Turkey, finished with 253 and 234 to secure bronze with 1282.

Greece

12/26/07

11th Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece (April 15-20, 2008)

2008MCCLogo_small.jpg The 2008 Mediterranean Challenge Cup will be held at Bowling Mega Place in Chania, Crete, Greece, from April 15-20, 2008. At the 15th edition of this annual tournament record 15 ETBF member federations from countries located in or around the Mediterranean Sea, will bowl for medals in Singles, Doubles, Team, All Events and Masters in two divisions - men and women. Crete is the largest island in Greece and one of its most popular holiday destinations, rich of history and surrounded by myths.

2007 MCC

04/01/07

Spiteri and Roiati end Mediterranean Challenge Cup with victory in Masters

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Mersin, Turkey (March 27-April 3, 2007)

2007MCCLogo_small.jpg Chiara Roiati from Italy and Mark Spiteri of Malta won the coveted Masters titles in the 2007 Mediterranean Challenge Cup at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Mersin, Turkey. Spiteri, seeded 7th, defeated No. 1 seed, All Events champ Emmanuel Michaud, France, two-games-to-one. Roiati ousted women's No. 1 Natassa Rovithaki, Greece, in the semis, and went on to win the title against the No. 2 seed, Sue Abela from Malta, 2-1.

2007 MCC

04/01/07

Rovithaki and Michaud win gold in All Events at Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Mersin, Turkey (March 27-April 3, 2007)

2007MCCLogo_small.jpg Singles champion Natassa Rovithaki, Greece, captured her second gold medal in women's All Events in the 2007 Mediterranean Challenge Cup at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Mersin, Turkey. On the men's side, Emmanuel Michaud from France held of a strong charge by Nunzio Romano, Italy.

2007 MCC

04/01/07

Italians cruise to victory in team event at Mediterranean Challenge Cup

Rollhouse Bowling Center in Mersin, Turkey (March 27-April 3, 2007)

2007MCCLogo_small.jpg Singles champion Nunzio Romano rolled the field-best 1402 six-game series to lead his team mates Raffaella Fusco, Chiara Roiati and Federico Rossi to the team title in the 2007 Mediterranean Challenge Cup at Rollhouse Bowling Center in Mersin, Turkey. The four Italians totaled 5117 pins, an average of 213.21. Malta and France took silver and bronze.

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