2006 Season

Brunswick Team England #15


Beck and Harvey end English ranking season with victory in PTBC Airport Challenge

Airport Bowl in London, England (Dec. 9-10, 2006)

2006BTE15RichardBeck.jpg In a match between the No. 1 and No. 2 seed, tournament leader Richard Beck defeated Matt Hamilton, 393-367, en route to win the final Brunswick Team England ranking event, the PTBC Airport Challenge, at Airport Bowl in London, England, and enough points to move him into the squad for the second year. In the women's finals, Nikki Harvey, the No. 8 seed, flew past No. 2 Jemma Smith, 392-297.

Brunswick Team England #14


Barrett and Smith dominate in Burton Short & Long Singles

2006BWCDominicBarrett_small.jpg Jemma_Smith_3169.jpg Defending Brunswick Team England ranking champion Dominic Barrett led from start to finish in the Burton Short & Long Singles en route to win his second ranking event this season. In the women's round robin final a late burst by Jenny Billingham and Lisa Gardner pushed Jemma Smith to finish with a 245 game to seal the title.

Brunswick Team England #13


Williams/Froggatt win Macclesfield Grand Prix Doubles

Burrows and Jowsey earn maximum ranking points

2006BTE13NickFroggattStuartWilliams_small.jpg Stuart Williams and Nick Froggatt won the annual doubles event at AMF Macclesfield with a 2648 total, just holding off the Jo Harries and Darren Cundy pairing who totaled 2574. Third were Rob Thurlby & Jon Zadel on 2557. Brunswick Team England maximum points went to Lee Burrows and Katie Jowsey.

2006 Brunswick Team England Ranking Tour


Thornton wins PTBC Eliminator in Tolworth

Thurlby and Penny atop the ranking

2006BTE12Top3_small.jpg Steve Thornton (center) won the PTBC Eliminator at Charrington Bowl in Tolworth, Surrey. He averaged 238,57 over seven games round robin and compiled a 5-2 won-lost record to finish with 1820 pinfall total. Trailing Thornton by 68 pins to finish in second place was Rob Thurlby (left), with defending BTE ranking champion Dominic Barrett (right) in third. 

Brunswick Team England #11


Moor wins inaugural English Open

Lakeside Superbowl in Nuneaton, England (Sept., 9-10, 2006)

2006BritishOpenPaulMoor_small.jpg Paul Moor (pictured) beat Stuart Williams, both of England, two-games-to-none in the final match of the inaugural Storm English Open en route to win the 11th stop of the Brunswick Team England ranking season. In the best-of-three games match play final, Moor won a close opener, 183-179, and then stormed to the title in game two with a huge 246-195.

Brunswick Team England #10


Lisa John is back, qualifies for QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup

Dom Barrett earns men's spot

2006BTE10DominicBarrettLisaJohn_small.jpg Lisa John, who has recently started her comeback after an absence of almost two years due to injury,and 2005 Brunswick Team England ranking champion Dominic Barrett will represent England at the 42nd QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela to be held from November 4 through 10, 2006 at Mampote Bowling Center.

Brunswick Team England #9


Stride and again Harries claim the BTE titles in Jim Brewer Singles

Bowlplex in Poole

Daniel_Stride_3267.jpg Jo Harries.jpg Daniel Stride finished match play with games of 214, 248, 238, 267 and 223 to cruise to victory in the Jim Brewer Singles. On the women's side, Jo Harries was handed the victory on silver plate by Lisa Gardner, who finished with a 141-game to settle for second place mere three pins behind Harries.

Brunswick Team England #8


Moor and Harries All Events leaders in Norwich

Number Ten in Norwich

Jo Harries 2.jpg Paul_Moor_4732.jpg Paul Moor and Jo Harries won the all events titles in the European Fives at Number Ten bowling center in Norwich. Moor averaged 230,09 for 11 games to lead his team RollRite to victory in the team event. Harries won her second ranking title of the season with 213,91 average.

Brunswick Team England #7


Thornton and Harvey win second BTE title of the year in Croydon

City Limits in Croydon, Surrey

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The 7th stop of the Brunswick Team England season was the Croydon Classic. The top men's spot went to Steve Thornton for his second ranking event win this year. The ladies went down to the wire in the last game with Nikki Harvey winning back-to-back BTE titles.

Brunswick Team England #6


Phil Scammell and Nikki Harvey win Scott Banks Memorial

AMF Bowling Leeds

2006BTE06NikkiHarvey.jpg 2006BTE06PhilScammell.jpg Former internationals Phil Scammell and Nikki Harvey won the 6th event of the 2006 Brunswick Team England season, the Scott Banks Memorial in Leeds, England. there was some very good bowling at AMF Bowling Leeds this year including a 300 by Gareth Holder, three 299s, one 298 and 1102 four-game series by 18-year-old local Matt Hann.

Brunswick Team England #5


Steve Thornton and Jo Harries win Cheltenham Open Singles

Cotswold Bowl in Cheltanham

Jo Harries 2.jpg Steve_Thornton_5327.jpg The Cheltenham Open Singles was the fifth event of the 2006 Brunswick Team England ranking season. Unusual enough that Steve Thornton and Jo Harries became the fifth men's and fifth women's champion this year. The first round (six games) was contested on short oil, while the second round (four games) was played on long oil with alternating long and short in the finals.

Brunswick Team England #4


Stuart Williams and Pauline Buck wins fourth BTE Ranking Event in Staffordshire

Burton Bowl in Staffordshire, England

Pauline_Buck_4359.jpg Stuart Williams 2.jpg The ranking tournament at Burton Bowl in Staffordshire, England, was the fourth stop of the 2006 Brunswick Team England series. Stuart Williams and Pauline Buck finished atop the men's and women's leaderboard after tough competition on dual lane condition.

Brunswick Team England #3


John Wells and Katie Jowsey win All Events and Rankings in BTBA National Championships

Courtesy of British Go Tenpin magazine

As earlier reported, the junior English boys team (pictured here with the coaches) had smashed through the rest of the field after the second weekend of the 45th BTBA Nationals, staged over three weekends at Number Ten Norwich. Here is his the story from one of the best finishes to the Nationals for a long time courtesy of Eric Hayton, editor of the British Go Tenpin magazine.

Brunswick Team England #2


Stuart Williams wins PTBC Legends Challenge but gets no ranking points

Bowling Alley: The Bowl in Bromborough, England

Lee Chatfield.jpg Stuart Williams.jpg Stuart Williams defeated Lee Chatfield (right) two-games-to-none in the best-of-three games finals to win the PTBC Legends Challenge, the second event of the Brunswick Team England rankings, at The Bowl in Bromborough, England. As the ranking points were given based on the standings after the 7-game prelims, men's and women's qualifying leaders Nick Froggatt and Fiona Banks received the maximum ranking points.

Brunswick Team England #1


Tidd and Adams start English ranking season with victory in Coventry

Bowling International in Coventry, England

Donna_Adams_3196.jpg James Tidd.jpg James Tidd held off a strong challenge from Paul Moor en route to win the Coventry Open, the first Brunswick Team England event in the year 2006. Two-time defending BTE women's ranking champion Donna Adams targets her third consecutive title after winning the women's division in Coventry.

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