European Bowling News Overview

Malta

04/16/05

Mediterranean Challenge Cup VIII

Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta

The 8th Mediterranean Challenge Cup was held at Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta. Spain (2), Greece (2), Israel (1) and host country Malta (2) shared the gold medals in men's and women's Singles, Doubles, All Events and 4-Player Mixed Teams. Three players - Sue Abela, Malta; Anastasia Rovithaki, Greece; Marcial Ovide, Spain - took home two gold medals each.

2005 MCC

04/16/05

Abela and Ovide win All Events titles at Mediterranean Challenge Cup VIII

Bowling Alley: Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta

Marcial_Ovide_4181.jpg Sue_Abela_3123.jpg The 8th Mediterranean Challenge Cup was held at Eden SuperBowl in St. Julian's, Malta. Spain (2), Greece (2), Israel (1) and host country Malta (2) shared the gold medals in men's and women's Singles, Doubles, All Events and 4-Player Mixed Teams. Three players - Sue Abela (left), Malta; Anastasia Rovithaki, Greece; Marcial Ovide (right), Spain - took home two gold medals each.


Switzerland

03/27/05

Bowling Team Bern climbs up ladder to win Baker Trophy

Bowling Center BeSeCo in Zurich, Switzerland

2005BakerTrophyTeamBern_small.jpg The stepladder final of the 4th Baker Trophy in Zurich, Switzerland was an all-Swiss affair. Bowling Team Bern, seeded third, climbed up the ladder with three straight victories to win the 2005 trophy. In the championship match, Bern defeated BC Strangers Juniors, the sole team that averaged 200+ in the Peterson Finals and shot a perfect 300-game in Baker-style, with 379-302, two game total.

Switzerland

03/22/05

Bigi Manico and Mathieu Berges win Swiss National Championships

Berges-Manico_5074.jpg Defending women's champion and long-time international Bigi Manico and youth bowler Mathieu Berges won the women's and men's title in the 2005 Swiss National Championships. Both champions will represent Switzerland in the European Cup for Individuals in Böblingen, Germany, September 5-11.

Germany

03/18/05

Germany to host 2006 Women's European Championships

ETBF_1966.jpg The European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) has announced that the German Bowling Federation (DBU) has accepted to host the first Women's European Championships in 2006. The championships are supposed to be conducted at a 22-laner in Böblingen near Stuttgart from August 25 through September 2, 2006.

Norway

03/07/05

Team Solli three-peats in Norwegian Team Championships

Team Solli won the third consecutive title in the Norwegian men's 5-Player Team Championships. Norwegian internationals Petter Hansen, Svein Roger Olsen, Sverre Lund, Geir O. Pedersen, Knut Hansen and youngster Thomas Fagerström sealed the victory with a 3-1 win against third-placed Strike BK. Solli already won the Norwegian Baker Team Championships earlier this season.

Italy

02/23/05

60-year-old Italian shoots back-to-back 300-games

Bowling Odissea 2000 in Rome

Delfino_Ceracchi_5061.jpg Italian league bowler Delfino Ceracchi wrote history when he bowled in the regional qualifying for the Italian National Championships on Sunday, February 22, at Bowling Odissea 2000 in Rome. The 60-year-old from Rome connected for 27 consecutive strikes to become the first bowler in Italy to roll first back-to-back 300-games.

Cyprus

02/20/05

George Lambert IV and Shalin Zulkifli end II Commonwealth Championship with victory in Masters

Cosmic Bowling Center in Paphos, Cyprus

Canadian George Lambert IV and Shalin Zulkifli from Malaysia, won the gold medals in the men's and women's Masters to end the II Commonwealth Tenpin Bowling Championship at Cosmic Bowling Center in Paphos, Cyprus. Lambert topped Alex Liew, Malaysia, in three games, 2-1, en route to win the first gold medal for Canada. In the women's Masters finals, Zulkifli swept Caroline Lagrange, Canada, in two games, 2-0, to win the title. Bronze went to Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, and Ann-Maree Putney, Australia.

Spain

01/16/05

Marcial Ovide claims title in Valencia

6th Torneo Internacional de Bowling Ciudad de Valencia

Marcial_Ovide_4181.jpg Marcial Ovide defeated Serge Frouvelle, France, 247-226, to claim the title in the 6th Torneo Internacional de Bowling Ciudad de Valencia at Cosmic Bowling in Valencia, Spain. The Spanish international, who averaged 235,67 over 12 games to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals, cashed 2.300 Euro. Frouvelle, who garnered 1.200 Euro for second, ousted Hans Jürgen Müller, Germany, in the opening match, 255-194.

Luxembourg

01/09/05

Top seeded Laurent Plantard wins Luxembourg Open

Inter Bowling in Foetz/Mondercange, Luxembourg

Laurent_Plantard_3445.jpg French Laurent Plantard defeated Chris Van Damme, Belgium, in two games, 465-424, en route to capture the title in the Luxembourg Open at Inter Bowling in Foetz/Mondercange. Plantard, seeded fourth in the 4-player shoot-out, posted two high scores of 224 and 241 to earn 2.000 Euro top prize. Francois Sacco and Anthony Fabre, both of France, rolled 300-games.

2003 European Bowling Tour #11

10/12/03

Anders Öhman wins 11.111 Euro in Vienna Open

Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria (Oct. 7-12, 2003)

 3-time World Champion Anders Öhman of Sweden impressively won the Vienna Open, the 11th European ranking event, and the 11.111 Euro first prize. "Linus", who has won the Eliminator and 1.600 Euro two days ago, defeated equally-tough Amedeo Spada of Italy in two straight games, 2-0, in the best-of-three game format. Spada was consoled with 6.666 Euro. Jouni Helminen and Heta Allen of Finland waited until the last minute to celebrate their victory in the Vienna Doubles.

2002 MCC

04/13/02

Greece captures gold medal in Team event in Barcelona

Bowling Alley: Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain - April 12-13, 2002

Seven countries, Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Malta, Turkey and Spain participated in the fifth Mediterranean Challenge Cup in Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain. The Greece Foursome of Leonidas Maragkos, Kristina Fotina, Esmeralda Kaltsou and Dimitrios Karetsos claimed the gold medal in the team event, while singles champions Sue Abela of Malta Bertrand Pujol of France secured another gold medal in All Events.

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