2007 MEC Austria

2007 Men's European Championships

07/10/07

Sandbaekken ends 2007 Men's European Championships with victory in Masters

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECMastersPodium_small.jpg Mads Sandbaekken from Norway, the reigning World Youth Championships Masters champion, swept four-time European champion Petteri Salonen, Finland, two-game-to-none to end the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, with victory in the Masters competition. Sandbaekken, who turned 20 during the MEC last week, won the first game 230-226 and sealed the victory when she struck eight times in the first nine frames of game #2, 229-209. Salonen earned the silver medal while Mike Quarry, England and Dennis Eklund, Sweden shared the bronze.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/09/07

Videocast from the five-player Team finals in the 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

Bowlingdigital Banner.gif 2007MECLogo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital in co-operation with Flavio Cuva has produced a videocast from the five-player Team finals in the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna. The video clip shows the 10th and final frame of the title match between Sweden and Norway .

2007 Men's European Championships

07/09/07

Interviews with coaches and players at the 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

Bowlingdigital Banner.gif 2007MECLogo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital in co-operation with Flavio Cuva and Bigi Manico has produced some videocasts with interviews of five national team coaches, Mats Karlsson (Norway), Tomas Leandersson (Sweden), Sami Konsteri (Finland), Christer Backe (Denmark), Eric Courault (France) as well as with players Kai GĂĽnther (Germany) and Marco Reviglio (Italy) during the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna.


2007 Men's European Championships

07/09/07

Sweden triumphs in Team event at 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECTeamGoldSweden_small.jpg Multiple World and European Champion Sweden triumphed in the five-player Team event in the 2007 Men's European Championships when they defeated Norway in the title match, 1049-971, at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Peter Ljung, Dennis Eklund, Tobias Karlsson, Robert Andersson, Martin Larsen, Magnus Andersson and coach Tomas Leandersson earned the first EC team gold medal since 1997. Norway got silver while Finland and Greece shared the bronze medal.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/09/07

Finland earns top seed for Team finals, Palermaa wins gold in All Events at 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECAEOskuPalermaa_small.jpg Finland targets to defend yet another title in the Men's European Championships in Vienna, Austria. The Finns, who won the Trios title yesterday took the No. 1 seed for the Team finals later this afternoon. In addition anchor Osku Palermaa (pictured) won the All Events gold ahead of 2. Martin Larsen, Sweden and 3. Darren Cundy, England. Larsen and his team mates qualified in second place to bowl No. 3 Greece in the semis. Finland takes on Day One leader Norway, in the other semi-final match.

2007 MEC

07/08/07

Impressions from the 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

Bowlingdigital Banner.gif 2007MECLogo_small.jpg Bowlingdigital in co-operation with Flavio Cuva has produced the first videocast from the 2007 Men's European Championships with 'Impressions from Plus Bowling in Vienna'. You can view all our video clips for free on Bowlingdigital.com (Windows Media Player required, DSL connection recommended). It's easy to receive updates distributed via RSS in popular podcatchers whenever there is new content.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/08/07

Norway leads in team event at halftime in 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECTeamFinland_small.jpg Norway with Mads Sandbaekken, Per Kristian Eide, Svein Roger Olsen, Lasse Ingebrigtsen and Petter Hansen took the lead in the 2007 Men's European Championships Team event after three games on short oil (35 ft.) with 3349 pinfall total and an average of 223.27. Trailing Norway by 83 pins to sit in second place is Sweden with 3266. Their Scandinavian rivals, defending team champion Finland (pictured), led Squad #2 to move into third place with 3262. Fourth place belonged to the players from the host country of Austria, who were five pins behind with 3257.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/08/07

Norway takes the lead in Team event at 2007 Men's European Championships

Sandbaekken rolls third 300 game of the championships

2007MECTeamNorway_small.jpg Mads Sandbaekken, Per Kristian Eide, Svein Roger Olsen, Lasse Ingebrigtsen and Petter Hansen from Norway rolled games of 1121, 1079 and 1149 in Squad 1 to overtake the lead in the 2007 Men's European Championships Team event after three games on short oil (35 ft.) with 3349 pinfall total and an average of 223.46. World Youth Masters champion Sandbaekken closed out his set with the third 300 game of the championships. Second place belonged to Sweden (3266), with Greece in third (3243) and Denmark in fourth place (3101).

2007 Men's European Championships

07/07/07

Finland defends Trios title in 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECTriosRatiaJehkinenLehtonen_small.jpg No. 1 seed Finland with Jari Ratia, Joonas Jehkinen and Kimmo Lehtonen (l-r) defeated No. 2 England with Dominic Barrett, Mike Quarry and Darren Cundy in the titles match of the Trios event in the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, to win the gold medal and to successfully defend the title. The Englishmen earned the silver medal. Denmark and Finland 2 shared the bronze medal.


2007 Men's European Championships

07/07/07

Finland bowls Finland and England meets Denmark in Trios semi-finals at 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECTriosEngland_small.jpg Danes Bo Winther Pedersen, Jesper Agerbo and Thomas Larsen moved into the top 4 in Squad 3 to set up a semi-final match against No. 2 seed England with Dominic Barrett, Darren Cundy and Mike Quarry (pictured left). The other semi-final match will be an all-Finnish affair in which No. 1 seed Joonas Jehkinen, Jari Ratia and Kimmo Lehtonen clash with team mates and No. 4 seed Petteri Salonen, Osku Palermaa and Timo Alho.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/06/07

No changes atop the leaderboard in Trios after Squad 1 has completed six games

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECKonsteriJehkinenRatiaLehtonen_small.jpgJoonas Jehkinen, Jari Ratia and Kimmo Lehtonen from Finland (l-r with coach Sami Konsteri on the far left) posted the squad-best 1973 3-game series on the short oil pattern, a 219.22 average, to widen their lead in the Trios event at the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Sweden and Norway stayed in second and third position. 

2007 Men's European Championships

07/06/07

Italy, Denmark and Sweden crack top 10 in Trios in last squad on short oil

2007MECKonsteriJehkinenRatiaLehtonen_small.jpg Manolo Rocchi, Federico Rossi and Marco Reviglio from Italy felled 1976 pins in the third and final squad on 35-feet short oil pattern at the 2007 Men's European Championships to jump into fifth place in the overall standings. Joonas Jehkinen, Jari Ratia and Kimmo Lehtonen from Finland (l-r with coach Sami Konsteri on the far left) led the field of 67 trios from 35 countries with 2167, a 240.78 average. All players will return on Friday for the second 3-game block on long oil (45 feet).

2007 Men's European Championships

07/06/07

Second Finnish trio leads Squad 2 to move into third place at 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECLogo_small.jpg Defending European Trios champion Petteri Salonen and team mates Osku Palermaa and Timo Alho led the second of three squads in the Trios event to move into third place in the overall standing with 1981 pinfall total and an average of 220.11.  Their compatriots Joonas Jehkinen, Jari Ratia and Kimmo Lehtonen remained unchallenged after posting a new championship record of 2167, a 240.78 average, in the first squad, which was high lighted by a 300 game by Ratia.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/05/07

Finland targets to defend Trios title at 2007 Men's European Championships

2007MECKonsteriJehkinenRatiaLehtonen_small.jpg Jari Ratia from Finland shot the first 300 game of the 2007 Men's European Championships this morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, to help his team mates, southpaws Joonas Jehkinen and Kimmo Lehtonen, grab the lead in the Trios event. The three-some set two championship records for one and three games as the started with an 803 games en route to a 2167 three-game total on the short-oil condition (35 feet), an average of 240,78 per game. L-R Coach Sami Konsteri, Jehkinen, Ratia and Lehtonen.

2007 MEC

07/05/07

Tybl/Gross beat World Champions to start 2007 Men's European Championships with victory in Doubles event

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECDoublesChampionsThomasTybThomaslGross_small.jpg Robert Andersson and Martin Larsen, the reigning World Champions in Doubles were targeting another Doubles title at the 2007 Men's European Championships in Vienna, Austria. However, local favorites Thomas Tybl and Thomas Gross had other plans as they defeated the Swedes, 495-446, in the title match to claim the first gold medal of the event. Sweden won the silver medal and Germany and Denmark shared the bronze medal.

2007 MEC

07/05/07

Sweden, Germany, Austria, Denmark to bowl for the medals in Doubles at the 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECMartinLarsenRobertAndersson_small.jpg Reigning World Champions in Doubles, Robert Andersson and Martin Larsen (r-l) from Sweden, earned the No. 1 seed for the Doubles finals in the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The duo posted a new championship record on long oil (45 ft.) with 2818 (243.83 average) en route to finish with 5450 12-game total and an average of 227.08.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/04/07

Local favorites Gross/Tybl set the pace in Doubles at 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECThomasTyblThomasGross_small.jpg Multiple Austrian champion Thomas Gross and former national coach Thomas "TT" Tybl averaged 226.58 for their final six games on the long oil pattern (45 ft.) to set the pace in the Doubles event at the 2007 Men's European Championships in Vienna, Austria. With 26 duos having completed their 12 games Tom-Tom lead the field with 5280 pinfall total and an average of 220.00. England's Mike Quarry and Mark Smith led Squad two with 5063 pinfall total to move into second place. Squads 3 and 4 will bowl their final block on Wednesday.

2007 Men's European Championships

07/04/07

Danes Agerbo/Pedersen lead Doubles event at Men's European Championships on short oil

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECLogo_small.jpg With 112 teams from 35 countries having completed the first of two six-game blocks, Jesper Agerbo and Bo Winther Pedersen from Denmark lead the Doubles event in the 2007 Men's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, with 2713 pinfall total and an average of 226.08. Pedersen posted a 1385 series on the short oil pattern (35 feet) and Agerbo added 1328. The top 4 teams after another six game block on long oil will will advance to the match play finals on Wednesday, July 4. 

2007 MEC

07/02/07

Live Coverage from the 2007 Men's European Championships

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (June 30 - July 10, 2007)

2007MECLogo_small.jpg The second men's Men's European Championships will be held from June 30 through July 10, 2007 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. 35 of the 48 member federations of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) have confirmed to participate. Players will compete for medals in Doubles, Trios, 5-Player Teams, All Events and Masters. Finland is the defending champion in all disciplines. Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Vienna.

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