European Bowling News Overview

2016 WEC

06/15/16

Germany exemplifies consistency on the way to the Trios title

Second seeded Germans defeat No. 1 seed England in the gold medal match, 616-560

2016WECTriosGermany1a_small.jpgIn a title match between the two top-seeded trios, Birgit Pöppler, Nadine Geißler and Tina Hulsch of Germany exemplified consistency on their way to a 616-560 victory over qualifying leaders Hayley Russell, Keira Reay and Lisa John of England en route to claim the gold medal at the Women's European Championships. Pöppler (l.) led the team with 207 with Hulsch (r.) and Geißler (c.) close behind with 205 and 204, respectively. England took silver, Denmark and Sweden received bronze.

2016 WEC

06/15/16

WEC Trios event commences today with Block 2 and Medal Round

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The trios preliminaries at the 2016 Women's European Championships conclude on Wednesday with the second block of three games followed by the medal round at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The teams to beat to advance are England, Denmark and both trios from Germany. The top 4 trios after six games will advance to the semi-finals starting at 4.30 p.m. CEST. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medal.

2016 WEC

06/15/16

England earns No. 1 seed for Trios finals

Block 1 leader remains atop the leaderboard after Block 2, bowls Sweden 2 in the semi-finals; Germany takes on Denmark in the other match

2016WECTriosEngland1a_small.jpg Overnight leader England with Lisa John, Singles champion Keira Reay and Hayley Russell (r-l) added 1877 to the 1987 from yesterday for 3864 total to win the trios preliminaries at the Women's European Championships and to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. England bowls Squad 2 leader Sweden (3651) in the semi-finals. Germany bowls Denmark in the other match after surpassing the Danes by 29 pins (3785 to 3756).

2016 WEC

06/15/16

Sweden takes lead in Trios as Squad 2 has completed preliminaries

2016WECLogo_small.jpg Sweden with Doubles champion Joline Persson Planefors, Filippa Persson and Ida Andersson averaged 207.44 in the second three-game block to take the lead in trios as the bowlers of squad 2 have completed the preliminaries. The Swedes, who had 1784 yesterday, added 1867 for 3651 total, an overall average of 202.83. Squad 1 leaders England, Denmark and Germany need to average roughly 185 to overtake the Swedes. Their toughest rival is the other Swedish team.

2016 WEC

06/14/16

A Squad Trios dominate Preliminaries Block 1

England's Hayley Russell takes the lead in All-Events after 15 of 24 games

2016WECTriosGermany2_small.jpg A Squad leaders England, Denmark and Germany dominated the first block of the trios preliminaries at the Women's European Championships in Austria. Singles champion Keira Reay, Hayley Russell and Lisa John of England hold the pole position with 1987 pinfall total and an average of 222.77. Denmark and Germany 1are close behind with with 1983 and 1970, resp. Germany 2 with Patricia Luoto, Martina SchĂĽtz and Laura Beuthner (r-l) led B Squad with 1885 to take over fourth place.

2016 WEC

06/14/16

Women's European Championships commence with Trios preliminaries

2016WECLogo_small.jpg With the medalists in Singles and Doubles determined, the 2016 Women's European Championships commence with the Trios event Tuesday and Wednesday at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. All trios will be split into two squads to bowl one block of three games on each day. The top 4 trios will advance to the medal round starting Wednesday at 4.30 p.m. CEST. No. 1 bowls No. 4 and No. 2 takes on No. 3. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medals.

2016 WEC

06/13/16

Sweden's Persson Planefors, Flack cruise to Doubles gold

2016WECDoublesJolinePerssonPlaneforsNinaFlack2_small.jpg Top-seeded Joline Persson Planefors and Nina Flack (l-r) of Sweden averaged 226 in the medal round to cruise to the gold medal in Doubles at the Women's European Championships in Vienna, Austria. The multiple European champions, who toppled 2645 pins, an average of 220.42, to lead the preliminaries and to earn the No. 1 seed, defeated No. 2 seed, Martina SchĂĽtz and Laura Beuthner (right, r-l) of Germany, in the title match, 432-376, to claim the first gold medal for Sweden in this Championships.

2016 WEC

06/13/16

Sweden's Persson Planefors, Flack earn top seed for Doubles finals

Sweden bowls Austria in the semi-finals, while two duos from Germany square off in the other match

2016WECDoublesJolinePerssonPlaneforsNinaFlack_small.jpg Sweden with Joline Persson Planefors & Nina Flack (l-r) earned the No. 1 seed for the medal round in Doubles at the 2016 Women's European Championships. The Swedes, who toppled 2645 pins, an average of 220.42, bowl No. 4 Austria (Tamara Adler & Ivonne Gross, 2536). Overnight leaders Martina Schütz & Laura Beuthner of Germany slipped to second place with 2576 and meet their compatriots, No. 3 seed Nadine Geißler & Birgit Pöppler, in the other semi-final match.

2016 WEC

06/12/16

Germany, Sweden lead WEC Doubles preliminaries after Squad 2/3

2016WECDoublesLauraBeuthnerMartinaSchutz_small.jpg Squad 2 leaders Martina SchĂĽtz & Laura Beuthner of Germany (2576, r-l) and Sandra Andersson & Jenny Wegner of Sweden (2516) took the lead in the Doubles preliminaries at the Women's European Championships after 2 of 3 squads. Squad 1 leader Denmark (Anja Ginge Jensen & Rikke Holm Agerbo) slipped to third place with 2508. With the final squad 3 to come on Monday morning, Hayley Russell & Keira Reay of England hold the fourth and last place to advance to the medal round with 2456.

2016 WEC

06/12/16

Women's European Championships commence today with Doubles Squad 3 and Medal Round

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Women's European Championships commence on Monday with the third and last qualifying squad and the medal round at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. The top 4 duos will advance to the semi-finals starting Monday at 1.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST). With squads 1 and 2 having completed the preliminaries on Sunday, the score to beat to advance is 2456 or an average of 204.66. The winners bowl for gold and silver and the losers share the bronze medals.

2016 WEC

06/11/16

Keira Reay comes from behind to win Singles gold

2016WECSinglesPodium_small.jpg Keira Reay of England, who barely qualified for the Singles finals at the Women's European Championships, defeated two opponents to win the first gold medal of the Championships Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. In the gold medal match, Reay edged defending champion Daria Kovalova of Ukraine by mere three pins, 199-196, to win the biggest title in her career. Kovalova received the silver medal while Sandra Andersson, Sweden, and Patricia Luoto, Germany, got bronze.

2016 WEC

06/11/16

Sandra Andersson wins Singles Preliminaries in Women's European Championships

2016WECSinglesSandraAndersson_small.jpgSandra Andersson of Sweden led the 131-player field from 25 countries to earn the No. 1 seed for the medal round in Singles in the 2016 Women's European Championships at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Andersson, who toppled 1346 pins, an average of 224.33, meets No. 4 Keira Reay (1296) of England in the semi-finals. In the other match, No. 2 Daria Kovalova of Ukraine, who finished squad 3 with 268 and 1317, takes on No. 3 Patricia Luoto (1301) from Germany. The winners bowl for the title, while the losers share the bronze medal.

2016 WEC

06/10/16

25 countries to compete in Women's European Championships in Vienna

2016WECLogo_small.jpg The 2016 Women's European Championships will be held from June 10 to 18 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. 25 out of 48 European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) member federations participate in the event. Each team consists of maximum six players, who compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters in the nine-day competition. The 2016 WEC serve as the qualifying event for the X World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

2017 European Bowling Tour

06/06/16

European Tenpin Bowling Federation announces preliminary schedule for 2017

18th season features 14 tournaments in 10 countries including 3 Platinum, 3 Gold, 3 Bronze and 5 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of approx. 736.000 Euro

2017EBTLogo_small.jpg The European Tenpin Bowling Federation has announced the preliminary schedule for the 2017 European Bowling Tour. Heading into the 18th consecutive season since the inception in the year 2000 the EBT will consist of 14 tournaments in 10 countries including three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Bronze" and five "Satellite" events. The 14 tournaments offer total prize fund of approximately 736.000 Euro, an average of 52.500 per tournament.

2016 European Bowling Tour #7

06/06/16

Richard Teece wins his second career EBT title in Odense

Second-seeded Englishman defeats top-seeded Magnus Johnson from Sweden in title match

2016EBT07RichardTeece_small.jpg 2016EBT01MagnusJohnson2_small.jpg In a title match between the two top-seeded players of the Odense International, Richard Teece of England defeated tournament leader Magnus Johnson of Sweden, 213-208, to capture his second career European Bowling Tour title Sunday at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark. Teece (l.), who won the 2015 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open for his first EBT title, took home the 4.000 Euro top prize. Johnson (r.)earned 2.500 for second place.

Switzerland

06/01/16

Oliver Morig captures title at 39th Grand Prix Zurich

2016GPZurichOliverMorig_small.jpgOliver Morig of Germany averaged 234.43 for seven games to capture the title in the 39th Grand Prix Zurich Sunday at bowling center BESECO in Winterthur, Switzerland. Morig took home the 1.100 Swiss Franc top prize. The handicap tournament was dominated by German scratch bowlers, who took the first four places in the 2016 event. Morig rolled games of 217, 270, 256, 196, 202, 256 and 244 in the final round, which featured a special position point system format, to finish with 1641 pinfall total.

2016 ISBT #3

05/06/16

England's Angie Brown, Ron Oldfield sweep titles in 5th Alsace Senior Open

2016ISBT03AngieBrownRonOldfield_small.jpg International Seniors Bowling Tour all-time titles leaders Angie Brown and Ron Oldfield of England swept the women's and men's titles in the titles 5th Alsace Senior Open Sunday, May 1, at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France. It was the 11th victory for Oldfield in the men's division while Brown's win now takes her tally of ISBT wins to 14, double that of any other woman. The third stop on the 2016 ISBT tour drew a field of 116 players from 12 countries, 94 men and 22 women.

Norway

05/05/16

Glenn Mortensen Pedersen wins both titles at Norwegian Championships

Singles champ joins forces with Mads Sandbækken to win Men's Doubles; Heidi Thorstensen repeats as Women's Singles champion; mother-daughter duo Tove and Grethe Walstad Fosseide capture Women's Doubles title

2016NORSinglesHeidiThorstensenGlennMortenPedersen_small.jpgGlenn Morten Pedersen (r.) captured both titles at the Norwegian Singles & Doubles Championships which were held at 18-lane Hønefoss Bowling in Hønefoss, Norway from April 26 through May 1. Pedersen averaged almost 225 for 29 games to improve on a third-place finish in singles last year and joined forces with Mads Sandbækken for a come-from-behind victory in doubles at their home center. Heidi Thorstensen (l.) no problems to defend the women's singles title.

England

04/27/16

Teams named for Weber Cup XVII

WeberCupLogoBlue_small.jpgWith team Europe having won the last two Weber Cups, including a crushing 17-8 victory last year in Barnsley, there are changes afoot as the two sides are named for this year's Europe vs. USA showdown which takes place at Eventcity in Manchester from 5th to 7th August. The Weber Cup is the tenpin bowling version of golf's Ryder Cup as two four-man teams from Europe and the USA compete over three days in a series of singles, doubles and baker-format matches.

2016 MBC

04/18/16

Greece leads Mediterranean Bowling Championships medal standings

2016MBCLogo_small.jpg Greece led the medal standings with three golds, three silvers and 1 bronze as the 2016 Mediterranean Bowling Championships (formerly Mediterranean Challenge Cup) came to an end at RenoBowling in Bologna, Italy. Nine of the 13 countries which participated in the MBC had its share of the medal haul. Vaggelis Krizinis of Greece was the most decorated player with three gold medals. Besides victories in Singles and All-Events, Krizinis teamed with Georgia Sagona to win in mixed doubles.

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