2007

2007 European Rankings

12/12/07

2007 European Ranking season is over

2007AOKirstenPenny_small.jpg 2007MECAEOskuPalermaa_small.jpgThe 2007 European Ranking season concluded with the Storm English Open in Nuneaton, England, last weekend. The 2007 European Bowling Tour consisted of 18 tournaments, 12 classified as a "Major" tournament and six as a "Challenger". Osku Palermaa, Finland and Kirsten Penny, England earned the men's and women's European Ranking titles for the first time in their careers.

2007 European Rankings

11/21/07

Palermaa and Penny win 2007 EBT Rankings, defending champions Moor, Br√ɬłndsted finish second

Most of the spots for the 2008 World Ranking Masters have already been decided

2007WRMOskuPalermaa2_small.jpg 2007EBT16KirstenPenny_small.jpg Osku Palermaa (l.), Finland and Kirsten Penny (r.), England have secured the men's and women's European Ranking titles before the final event of the 2007 EBT season, the English Open, takes place in Nuneaton, England, from December 5-9. With maximum 50 ranking points for the winner of the English Open rankings at stake Palermaa and Penny are out of reach for the three-time defending champions Paul Moor, England, and Britt Bröndsted, Denmark.

2007 European Rankings

10/28/07

Palermaa vs. Moor, Penny vs. Br√ɬłndsted will battle it out for the 2007 men's and women's European ranking title

2007EBTLogo_small.jpg With just two events of the 2007 European Bowling Tour remaining, there are only two men and two women left in the race for the men's and women's European ranking crown. The men's title will be decided between current leader Osku Palermaa, Finland and 3-time defending champion Paul Moor, England. On the women's side, Moor's fellow countrywoman Kirsten Penny has a 58-point cushion over Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, who won the women's rankings in the past three years.

2007 European Rankings

10/09/07

Dutch women and Sweden men strengthen their positions among the top-ranked European bowlers in Norwegian Open

2007EBT17RobertAndersson2_small.jpg 2007EBT17GhislainevanderTol_small.jpg Ghislaine van der Tol (left) and Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, and World Doubles champions Robert Andersson (right) and Martin Larsen, Sweden, strengthened their positions in the women's and men's European rankings in the Norwegian Open, the 17th event of the 2007 European Bowling Tour. Ranking leaders Kirsten Penny, England, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, did not compete in Norway.

2007 European Rankings

09/28/07

Palermaa, Penny widen the lead in European Rankings after Ankara

2007EBT16OskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2007EBT16KirstenPenny_small.jpg 2007 European ranking leaders Osku Palermaa (left), Finland, and Kirsten Penny (right), England, finished second and fourth in the Ankara Open in Turkey, to widen the their lead in the men's and women's rankings. 3-time defending European ranking champions Paul Moor, England, and Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, sit in second place, 60 and 48 points off the pace, respectively. 

2007 European Rankings

07/30/07

No changes among the top 8 men and women in the European Rankings after Barcelona

2007EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2006EBT15KirstenPenny_small.jpg With the 29th Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona, the 13th event of the 2007 European Bowling Tour, in the books, the top 8 men and the top 8 women in the European Rankings remained unchanged. European All Events champion Osku Palermaa (l.), Finland, and multiple World and European champion Kirsten Penny (r.), England, held on to the lead with 617 and 518 ranking points, respectively.

2007 European Rankings

07/23/07

Penny, Palermaa continue to lead European Rankings after San Marino Open

Bröndsted, Moor narrow the gap

2007EBT08KirstenPenny_small.jpg 2007EBT12PaulMoor_small.jpg The 12th tournament of the 2007 European Bowling Tour saw a lot of newcomers in the top 50 rankings including 12 Malaysian players receiving their first ranking points on the EBT. Kirsten Penny (r.), England, and Osku Palermaa, Finland remained atop the women's and men's rankings with 502 and 547 points, respectively. However, 3-time defending champions Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, and Paul Moor (l.), England, narrowed the gap to 67 and 15 points, resp.

2007 European Rankings

07/01/07

No changes atop the European Rankings after the Malta Open

European Rankings after 11/21 Events

2006EBT18OskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2007AOKirstenPenny_small.jpg With only a handful of top-ranked bowlers participating in the 2007 Malta Open Championships, the 11th tournament of the European Bowling Tour, the top 5 in the men's and women's European rankings remained unchanged. Osku Palermaa (l.), Finland, and Kirsten Penny (r.), England continued to lead. Malta Open champions Stuart Williams, England, and Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, moved into 6th and 7th place, respectively.

2007 European Rankings

05/29/07

Defending champions narrow the gap in European Rankings

European Rankings after 9/21 Events

2007WRMPaulMoor_small.jpg 2007EBT05BrittBrondsted_small.jpg 3-time defending men's and women's ranking champions Paul Moor (left) and Britt Bröndsted narrowed the gap to 2007 ranking leaders Osku Palermaa and Kirsten Penny to 3 and 59 pins, respectively. The English lefty finished third in the Aalborg International, while the Dane won the women's ranking in Aalborg.

2007 European Rankings

05/21/07

Penny and Palermaa continue to lead European Rankings after Paraske Cup

European Rankings after 8/21 Events

2007EBT08KirstenPenny_small.jpg 2007WRMOskuPalermaa2_small.jpg No changes atop the men's and women's leaderboard in the 2007 European Bowling Tour rankings after the eighth event this season, the 2nd Paraske Cup in La Louviere, Belgium. Kirsten Penny, England, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, finished second and 15th in their respective ranking division to widen the lead to 79 and 27 points, resp. Paraske champion Gery Verbruggen jumped into 13th place while Martina Beckel, the highest positioned woman in Belgium maintained her third place.

2007 European Rankings

05/01/07

Istanbul winners overtake the lead in the European Rankings

European Rankings after 7/21 Events

2007EBT05OskuPalermaa_small.jpg 2007AOKirstenPenny_small.jpg Kirsten Penny, England, and Osku Palermaa, Finland, who won the men's and women's rankings in the Istanbul Open last weekend, overtook the lead in the EBT rankings after seventh stop of the 2007 European Bowling Tour. Both players earned the maximum 100 ranking points for leading the rankings in an EBT major for the second time this season.

2007 European Rankings

04/09/07

Larsen, Bröndsted move to the top in European Rankings after Husqvarna

European Rankings after 6/21 Events

2007EBT04MartinLarsen.jpg 2007EBT05BrittBrondsted_small.jpg Martin Larsen (left) from Sweden and 3-time defending women's ranking champion Britt Brøndsted (right) from Denmark moved to the top of the leaderboard in EBT European rankings after the sixth tournament, the Husqvarna International in Jönköping, Sweden.

2007 European Rankings

03/19/07

Penny, Moor hold onto the lead in European Rankings after Thessaloniki

European Rankings after 5/21 Events

2007EBT05PaulMoor_small.jpg 2006EBT15KirstenPenny_small.jpg Kirsten Penny and Paul Moor remained in the lead in the women's and men's rankings after the conclusion of the fifth tournament and one of the European Bowling Tour's "Majors", the Brunswick Euro Challenge in Thessaloniki, Greece.

2007 European Rankings

03/05/07

Penny overtakes lead in women's division, Larsen moves to second in the men's standings

European Rankings after 4/21 Events

2006EBT15KirstenPenny_small.jpg 2007EBT04MartinLarsen.jpg
Kirsten Penny, who won the women's rankings in the Catalonia Open, the 4th of 19 stops (Viernheim and Kungsbacka have been cancelled) on the 2007 European Bowling Tour, overtook the lead in the women's rankings. Catalonia Open champion, Martin Larsen from Sweden, leaped to second place in the men's rankings.

2007 European Rankings

02/27/07

Moor begins pulling away in Men's European Rankings

European Rankings after 3/21 Events

Paul_Moor_3849.jpg With just three out of 21 European Bowling Tour events in the books, three-time defending European ranking champion Paul Moor from England has won two titles and has earned 180 points and begins pulling away. Second-placed Osku Palermaa, who lost the title match against Moor in Luxembourg yesterday, is already 60 points behind. Martina Beckel, Germany, holds a slim six-point lead in the women's rankings.

2007 European Rankings

02/20/07

Moor, Beckel move to the top of the European rankings

European Rankings after 2/21 Events

2007EBT02PaulMoor_small.jpg Paul Moor from England overtook the lead in the men's European rankings after his victory in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament in the Netherlands. The 3-time defending ranking champion has 130 points and targets to win his fourth consecutive season. In the eighth year of the European Bowling Tour, there have been only two male champions, Moor and Belgian Gery Verbruggen, who won the title in the first four years (2000-2003).

2007 European Rankings

01/18/07

Lehtonen, Kantola take early lead in 2007 European Rankings

European Rankings after 1/21 Events

2007EBT01KimmoLehtonen_small.jpg 2006BWCPirittaKantola_small.jpg 2007 Brunswick Ballmaster Open champion Kimmo Lehtonen (left) and the best woman in the field, Piritta Kantola (right), both from Finland, took the early lead in the men's and women's 2007 European Rankings.

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