2006 EBT

2006 European Bowling Tour #20

12/18/06

Palermaa ends European Ranking Season with victory in Kungsbacka

Kungsbacka Bowling Center in Kungsbacka, Sweden (Dec. 11-17, 2006)

2006BWCOskuPalermaa_small.jpg In a battle between two World Cup champions, Osku Palermaa from Finland defeated Peter Ljung from Sweden, 255-222, en route to end the 2006 European Ranking Season with victory in the Kungsbacka International Tournament in Sweden. Palermaa, who ousted Marcus Nyberg, Sweden, in the semis earned 10.000 Euro for his efforts. Ljung, who eliminated the new Swedish head coach, Tomas Leandersson, pocketed 4.500 Euro for second. Leandersson and Nyberg received 2.000 Euro each for third and fourth place, resp.

2006 European Bowling Tour #19

11/20/06

Moor wins his third European Bowling Tour title this season

Bowling Oltremare in Naples, Italy (Nov. 13-19, 2006)

Paul_Moor_4133.jpg No. 1 seeded Paul Moor, England topped Tony Fransson, seeded second, in the title match of the 3rd Oltremare Ebonite Championships in Naples, Italy, en route to win his third title on the 2006 European Bowling Tour and the 8.000 Euro top prize. Moor, the two-time defending European ranking champion has already won the tournaments in Istanbul and Barcelona.


4th Vienna Open

10/24/06

Videocast from the Championship Match: Wu Siu Hong vs. Osku Palermaa

2006ViennaOpenLogo.jpg Bowlingdigital proudly presents the videocast from the title match of the 4th Vienna Open at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The video, taped and edited by Flavio Cuva from Zurich, Switzerland, is 14:56 minutes long and shows the entire match between Wu Siu Hong from Hong Kong and Osku Palermaa from Finland.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/23/06

Perfect birthday present for Wu Siu Hong, wins 7.000 Euro in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18ChampionWuSiuHong2_small.jpg Wu Siu Hong from Hong Kong gave himself the perfect birthday present by scoring a 223-200 victory over defending champion Osku Palermaa from Finland en route to win the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 and the 7.000 Euro top prize. In the semi-finals, Siu Hong eliminated Finn Mika Luoto, 233-201, while Palermaa survived a nail-biter against Robert Andersson.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/22/06

It's down to 32 for the match play finals in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18PeterLjung_small.jpg Peter Ljung (left) set the pace in the first round of the finals in 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 Sunday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna. The Swede, who qualified for the finals as one of the squad leaders, had games of 215, 226, 239, 228, 256 and 245 for 1409, an average of 234,83. The top 24 advanced to single-elimination best-of-three games match play and will meet the top 8 qualifyers in the Round of 32.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/22/06

Wu Siu Hong tops qualifying in 4th Vienna Open

Andersson/Larsen win Doubles event; Schmid shoots 300 in Desperado Squad

2006EBT18WuSiuHong_small.jpg Wu Siu Hong (left) proved once again that he is one of the best bowlers in Asia and finished the qualifying in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 atop the leaderboard. The righthander from Hong Kong, a two-time Asian ranking champion, had a 1481 six-game series and an average of 246.83. The winners of the Doubles event in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 were the reigning World Champions in Doubles, Robert Andersson and Martin Larsen from Sweden.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/22/06

Larsen moves into fourth in penultimate qualifying squad in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT15MartinLarsen_small.jpg Martin Larsen from Sweden felled 1429 pins in the 13th and penultimate qualifying squad to leap two spots into fourth place in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300. The Swedes, who leads the Doubles event with team mate and co-World Champion in Doubles, Robert Andersson, started his six-game block with 266, 267 and 266 (799) and finished with 212, 208 and 210, an average of 238.17.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/22/06

Berndt leads Squad 12 but fails to make the top 8 in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18MarcusBerndt_small.jpg Marcus Berndt was the best of 12 players from the 12 qualifying squad in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 who reached the 1300-plateau but the Swede failed to crack the top 8. Berndt came out off the gates quickly with games of 228, 245, 257 and 258 but was unable to match the pace he maintained during the first four games. He finished with 203 and 191 for 1382 pinfall total and an average of 230,33 to move into 13th position.

4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300

10/21/06

Nina Flack sets the tone in Squad 11 in 4th Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18NinaFlack_small.jpg Swedish international Nina Flack started the final qualifying day in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria with a 1365 series to leap into 17th place in the overall standings. Flack rolled games of 237, 225, 224, 207, 202 and 222 for 1317 scratch or an average of 219,50 and received 48 pins handicap, the standard handicap for women on the European Bowling Tour.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/21/06

Agerbo tops Squad 10; no changes atop the leaderboard in Vienna

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT15JesperAgerbo_small.jpg Jesper Agerbo led Squad 10 in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 Friday night with 1343 six-game total and an average of 223.83. With four more qualifying squads to go on Saturday, the Dane moved into 26th place in the overall standings. Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong remained atop the leaderboard with 1481. Qualifying continues through Saturday evening and ends with the ultimate 'Desperado Squad'.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/21/06

Palermaa, Grabowski crack top 8 in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18OskuPalermaa_small.jpg Defending champion Osku Palermaa (left) from Finland and Achim Grabowski from Germany posted 1400-plus series in the ninth qualifying squad to move into third and fourth position in the qualifying of the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Wu Siu Hong from Hong Kong and Andrew Cain, United States, continued to lead the field with 1481 and 1438, respectively.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/21/06

Andersson/Larsen rise to the top in Vienna Open Doubles

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT15MartinLarsen_small.jpg 2006EBT14RobertAndersson_small.jpg The reigning World Champions in Doubles, Robert Andersson (l.) and Martin Larsen (r.) from Sweden, averaged 234.50 in the eighth qualifying squad in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 to rise to the top of the Doubles competition with 2814 pinfall total. Andersson had 1408 and Larsen added 1406 to move into third and fourth place in Singles.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/20/06

Ohrgaard cracks top 8 in seventh qualifying squad in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18LeoGrundschober_small.jpg 2006EBT18DianaZavjalova_small.jpg Frederik Ohrgaard moved into 8th place in Singles in the seventh of 14 qualifying squads in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 with 1352 pinfall total and an average of 225.33. Local bowler Leo Grundschober (left) was second with 1328, good enough for 16th place. The Austrian joined forces with Diana Zavjalova (right), Latvia en route to lead Squad 7 in the Doubles competition.

4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300

10/20/06

Wu Siu Hong powers his way into the lead in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18WuSiuHong RobertAndersson_small.jpg Hong Kong's No. 1 bowler, Wu Siu Hong, averaged 246.83 in the sixth qualifying squad to take the lead in the qualifying for the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 with 1481 six-game total. Siu Hong teamed with Robert Andersson (right), who added 1257 to top the previous high score in Doubles by 18 pins.

4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300

10/20/06

Palermaa paces 5th Qualifying Squad in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18OskuPalermaa2_small.jpg Defending champion Osku Palermaa rolled the sole 1300-plus series in the fifth qualifying squad in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 to easily qualify for the finals on Sunday, October 22. The Finn, who uses both hands to deliver the bowling ball, had games of 207, 256, 217, 265, 181 and 213 to move into ninth place in the overall standings with 1339 pinfall total and an average of 223.17.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/20/06

Klug (Singles) and Hyldahl/Clausen (Doubles) move into second at Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18PatriciaKlug_small.jpg Patricia Klug, Austria, and Danes Rasmus Hyldahl/Rene Clausen moved into second place in Singles and Doubles in the fourth qualifying squad Thursday at the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300. Klug had games of 221, 228, 241, 186, 236 and 222 to become the first woman to win a squad in this year's tournament with 1334 scratch, a 222.33 average, and 1382 including 48 pins handicap, a standard on the European Bowling Tour.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/06

Great first day for the Gross' family in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT11ThomasandIvonneGross_small.jpg Ivonne and Thomas Gross had a great first day at their home center Plus Bowling in Vienna Austria. The multiple Austrian champions overtook the lead in Singles and Doubles in the Vienna Open after the third of 14 qualifying squads on Tuesday evening. Thomas posted games of 204, 247, 199, 257, 235 and 258 to position himself atop the leaderboard in Singles with 1400 six-game total and an average of 233.33.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/06

Loos tops Squad 2 in Vienna Open, Cain remains in overall lead

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18MichaelLoos_small.jpg Michael Loos led the second qualifying squad in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria en route to book his spot in the finals on Sunday. Loos, a member of the Austrian national team at the 2006 Worlds in Korea, rolled games of 238, 221, 226, 212, 211 and 247 to move into second place overall with 1355 pinfall total and an average of 225.83.

European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/06

Andrew Cain sets the pace in 4th Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18PeterKnoppAndrewCain_small.jpg Former U.S. National Amateur Champion Andrew Cain (r.) took the early lead in the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Cain rolled a 1373 six-game series to lead in Singles and Peter Knopp, Germany, added 1261 to lead the Doubles event with 2634.


Live Coverage

10/17/06

from the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (October 17-22, 2006)

2006EBT18JohnJanawiczHelmutSchmekal_small.jpg 32-laner Plus Bowling is ready to host the 4th Vienna Open powered by Columbia 300. Manager Helmut Schmekal (right) Kegel laneman John Janawicz (left) are looking forward to welcoming 255 players - 195 men and 60 women from 23 countries in Europe, America and Asia. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live all the way through to the finals on Sunday, October 22.


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