European Bowling News Overview

2016 European Bowling Tour #4

02/21/16

Hadley Morgan wins qualifying in 10th International Wroclaw Open

Englishman leads the top 40 players into Sunday's finals; eight players crack the 1400-bar on Saturday; Dane Steffen Petersen rolls the fourth perfecto; cutoff number for 40th is 1329 (221.50 average)

2016EBT04HadleyMorgan_small.jpgHadley Morgan (pictured ) of England remained atop the 104-player leaderboard during the last four squads on Saturday en route to win the qualifying of the European Bowling Tour's 10th International Wroclaw Open. Morgan, who averaged 248.17 and totaled 1489 pins in the 10th of 16 squads, leads the top 40 players, including six women, into the finals Sunday at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland. Eight players surpassed the 1400-mark in squads 13-16 bringing the total number of 1400-series to 20.

2016 European Bowling Tour #4

02/20/16

Hadley Morgan takes over lead in 10th International Wroclaw Open

Englishman averages over 248 to lead the 103-player field into the final qualifying day; Autum Chamberlain rolls the third perfecto; score to make the cut in 40th place is now 1292 (215.33)

2016EBT04HadleyMorgan_small.jpgHadley Morgan (pictured) of England averaged 248.17 in the second qualifying squad (10th overall) Friday at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland, to take the lead in the European Bowling Tour's 10th International Wroclaw Open. Morgan fired games of 224, 289, 238, 234, 225 and 279 for 1489 and leads the field of 103 players from 16 countries into the final qualifying day. Thanks to the huge closing game Morgan overtook previous leader Anton Elofsson of Sweden by 18 pins.

2016 European Bowling Tour #4

02/19/16

Anton Elofsson continues to lead as qualifying reaches halfway point in Wroclaw

Swedes leads a 74-player field from 15 countries with 1471; four players crack the top 5 on Friday; Robin Persson, Anders Lousdal shoot 300; score to make the cut in 40th place is currently 1245 (207.50 average)

2016EBT04RobinPersson_small.jpgAnton Elofsson of Sweden continued to lead in the European Bowling Tour's 10th International Wroclaw Open as qualifying reached the halfway point Friday at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland. Elofsson leads a 74-player field from 15 countries with 1471 and an average of 245.17. Four players cracked the top 5 in Friday's squads 5-8, including Robin Persson (pictured) of Sweden and Anders Lousdal of Denmark who rolled the first 300 games of the tournament.

2016 European Bowling Tour #4

02/18/16

Swedes Elofsson, Nordenson set the pace in 10th International Wroclaw Open

Anton Elofsson averages over 245 to lead a 36-player field after day one qualifying

2016EBT04AntonElofsson_small.jpgSwedes Anton Elofsson and Peter Nordenson dominated the opening qualifying day at the European Bowling Tour's 10th International Wroclaw Open to lead a 36-player field from Finland, Israel, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Sweden Wednesday at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland. Elofsson (pictured) fired games of 224, 277, 220, 248, 247 and 255 in the third of four squads on Wednesday to take the early lead in the EBT "satellite" event with 1471 and an average of 245.17.

2016 European Bowling Tour #4

02/15/16

Coming soon: 10th International Wroclaw Open

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb. 17-21, 2016)

2016EBT04WroclawOpenLogo2_small.jpg The 10th International Wroclaw Open is the fourth stop of the 2016 European Bowling Tour and the second of six EBT "Satellite" events this season, the lowest of the four EBT categories. The IWO will be held from Wednesday, Feb. 17 through Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz, a 10-lane bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland, and offers total prize money of 26.000 Euro. The winner will walk away with the 4.250 Euro top prize. The top 50 men and the top 50 women will receive ranking points.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/08/16

Daniel Fransson wins his first EBT title in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

2016EBT03DanielFranssonMikeQuitter_small.jpg Daniel Fransson of Sweden rolled games of 264 and 206 in the last eliminator round to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Fransson, who had three second-place finishes in the last three years on the EBT, toppled 470 pins and beat out three-time EBT titlist Mik Stampe of Denmark (463) for the top spot and the 5.000 Euro top prize by seven pins.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/07/16

Daniel Fransson wins qualifying of Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

Swede earns 1.000 Euro bonus and leads 40 players into Sunday's finals; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1351 (225.17)

2016EBT03DanielFransson_small.jpgDaniel Fransson (pictured) of Sweden won the qualifying of the European Bowling Tour's Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 which concluded Saturday at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Fransson, who received a 1.000 Euro bonus, led the field of 180 players, 150 men and 30 women, from 16 countries with 1451 pinfall total and an average of 241.83. The top 30 qualifiers plus the top 6 from a separate leaderboard of Squads 1-5 and the top 4 from the Desperado Squad advanced to the finals.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/06/16

Daniel Fransson continues to lead qualifying at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

Heading into the last qualifying day, the Swede leads 157-player field from 15 countries with 1451 (241.83 average); score to make the cut in 30th place is now 1336 (222.67)

2016EBT03DanielFransson_small.jpg2016EBT03PontusAndersson_small.jpgThe top 4 in the qualifying standings of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 remained unchanged after Friday's squads 9-11 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Daniel Fransson (l.) of Sweden continued to lead the 157-player field from 15 countries with 1451 (241.83 ave.). Pontus Andersson (r.) of Sweden led the first two squads on Friday, posting 1369 in squad 7 and 1389 in squad 8, to leap into fifth place in the standings.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/05/16

Daniel Fransson rises to the top at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

Swede shoots 1451 in squad 7 to lead the 123 player field from 10 countries; Denmark's Carsten Warming Hansen leads squad 6 to earn a 1.000 Euro bonus; score to make the cut in 30th place surpasses 1300-mark (1301; 216.83 average)

2016EBT03DanielFransson_small.jpgDaniel Fransson (pictured left) of Sweden averaged 241.83 in the seventh qualifying squad to move to the top of the leaderboard in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The Swedish national team member, who is looking to win his first European Bowling Tour title, rebounded from a slow start (190) with games of 266, 224, 257, 277 and 237 to lead the 123-player field from 10 countries with 1451. Carsten Warming Hansen of Denmark won the battle for a 1.000 Euro bonus in squad 6.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/04/16

Germany's Sebastian Lange, Dirk Dreyer crack the top 6 in qualifying squad 5

Belgium's Marawan Aernoudt holds onto the lead with 1428; top 6 after squad 5 are automatically qualified for Sunday's finals; score to make the cut in 30th place is currently 1269 (211.50 average)

2016EBT03SebastianLange_small.jpg2015EBT11DirkDreyer_small.jpgSebastian Lange (l.) and Dirk Dreyer (r.) of Germany rolled 1368 and 1365, respectively, to lead the fifth qualifying squad Wednesday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, en route to crack the top 6 in the qualifying standings of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016. The top 6 players will earn automatic berths into Sunday's finals. Marawan Aernoudt of Belgium continued to lead the field of 92 players with 1428.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/03/16

Belgium's Marawan Aernoudt averages 238 to take the qualifying lead in Tilburg

Aernoudt rolls 1428 series in Squad 4 to overtake compatriot Jimmy Ravez by 23 pins; with 87 players in the books, the score to make the cut in 30th place is 1251

2016EBT03MarawanAernoudt_small.jpgMarawan Aernoudt (pictured) of Belgium averaged 238 Tuesday evening at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, to take the pole position in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 after the fourth of 14 qualifying squads. Aernoudt had games of 267, 236, 245, 191, 246 and 243 for 1428 total to overtake his compatriot Jimmy Ravez by 23 pins. Ravez, who led qualifying since squad 2 with 1405, slipped to second place and was followed by Bianca Wiekeraad, who is the best of 13 women in the 87-player field with 1381.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/02/16

Dutch youngster Youri Fens rolls back-to-back 300 at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

19-year-old local bowler closed Squad 3 with 24 strikes to move into third place; Belgian Jimmy Ravez continues to lead qualifying; Bianca Wiekeraad (NED) takes over second place

2016EBT03YouriFens_small.jpg Using a hammer bowling ball, Youri Fens (pictured), a 19-year-old local bowler, fired 24 consecutive strikes to close out the third qualifying squad of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 with back-to-back 300 games Monday evening at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Fens finished with 1375, an average of 229.17, to leap into third place in the overall qualifying standings. Jimmy Ravez of Belgian continued to lead after 3 of 14 squads with 1405 total.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

02/01/16

Belgian bowlers dominate opening day at Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

Jimmy Ravez leads a field of 49 players from Belgium, France and Netherlands with 1405 (234.17); Squad 1 leader Nicole Sanders is the best Dutch bowlers in fourth place

2010EBT06JimmyRavez_small.jpg2015EBT11JohnnyFronville_small.jpgBowlers from Belgium dominated the opening day of the European Bowling Tour's Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Jimmy Ravez (l.) averaged 234.17 in the second squad to lead a field of 49 players from Belgium, France and Netherlands with 1405. Trailing Ravez by 42 pins to sit in second place was Johnny Fronville (r.) with 1363.

2016 European Bowling Tour #3

01/20/16

Tournament Preview: Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016

Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands (Jan. 31 - Feb. 7, 2016)

2014HammerLogo_small.jpgThe Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2016 is the third event of the 2016 European Bowling Tour and the first of four "EBT Silver" events this season, the third highest of the four EBT categories. The HBST will be held from Sunday, January 31 through Sunday, February 7, at 20-lane Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg in Tilburg, Netherlands. Players will compete for total prize money of 41.000 Euro with 5.000 Euro going to the winner. Low to cash is 40th place (500 Euro).

2016 European Bowling Tour #2

01/18/16

Paul Moor wins his 17th career EBT title in Irish Open Championships

English lefty defeats Chris Sloan in the title match, 495-414; denies Irish two-hander's bid for first career EBT title

2016EBT02PaulMoor_small.jpg All-time European Bowling Tour title leader Paul Moor (pictured) of England defeated Irish two-hander Chris Sloan in the title match of the 28th Irish Open Championships, 495-414, to win his third Irish Open title and his 17th career title Sunday in Dublin, Ireland. Moor received 5.000 Euro for the win, while Sloan, who was targeting his first career EBT title, pocketed 2.500 Euro. Amanda Larkin, Ireland, was the best woman in fifth place, and Tom Byrne, Ireland, edged Swede Bengt-Åke Bengtsson, 404-403, for the senior title.

2016 European Bowling Tour #1

01/11/16

Parker Bohn III wins his second European Bowling Tour title in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Hall of Famer defeats Kimmo Lehtonen in title match, 213-190; denies Lehtonen's bid for third BBO title

2016EBT01Top4_small.jpg 35-time PBA champion Parker Bohn III, United States, defeated Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 213-190, to win his second career European Bowling Tour and 13.000 Euro in the 46th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Sunday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Bohn ousted Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, in the semifinal match, 241-218, for the right to bowl Lehtonen for the title. Lorenc eliminated women's ranking winner Laura Beuthner, Germany, in the opening match, 226-198.

2016 European Bowling Tour #1

01/10/16

Richard Teece wins qualifying at 46th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Englishman rolls 1448 series in the last qualifying squad to lead the top 54 of 528 players into the finals

2016EBT01RichardTeece_small.jpgRichard Teece (pictured) of England averaged 241.33 for six games in the last squad (#18) Saturday evening at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, to win the qualifying of the 46th Brunswick Ballmaster Open with 1448 pinfall total. Teece, who had games of 248, 227, 242, 225, 289 and 217, led the top 54 out of 528 players from 18 countries into the first round of the finals. The top 44 from the overall qualifying standings will be joined by six players from the early squads and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad.

2016 European Bowling Tour #1

01/09/16

Big closing games propel Jaroslav Lorenc into qualifying lead in Helsinki

Czech Republic bowler rolls 1433 series to lead the 514-player field into the final qualifying day; No. 44 score to beat to advance is 1305, a 217.50 average

2016EBT01JaroslavLorenc_small.jpgJaroslav Lorenc of the Czech Republic averaged 238.83 in Friday's squad 14 to take the pole position in the qualifying of the 46th Brunswick Ballmaster Open and leads the 514-player field into the last qualifying day at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Lorenc started his six-game block with games of 255, 206, 180 and 235 before he closed out with 288 and 269 for 1433 to overtake previous leader Kai Virtanen of Finland by just one pin. Jesse Kallio of Finland currently holds 44th and last place to advance with 1305 (217.50).

2016 European Bowling Tour #1

01/08/16

Three players crack the top in Wednesday's Squad 12 at Ballmaster Open

Sweden's Pontus Andersson paces all bowlers on Wednesday to move into third place with 1396; tournament organizer Kai Virtanen remains atop the 473-player leaderboard on 1432; No. 44 score to beat to advance is 1268, a 211.33 average

2016EBT01PontusAndersson_small.jpg2016EBT01KaiVirtanen2_small.jpgForeign bowlers dominated the sixth qualifying day of the 46th Brunswick Ballmaster Open at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. World Youth Doubles champions Pontus Andersson (l.) and Markus Jansson from Sweden and PBA legend Parker Bohn III, United States, cracked the top 10 in the 12th squad on Thursday evening. Kai Virtanen (r.) of Finland continued to lead the field of 473 bowlers from 14 countries with 1432 and an average of 238.67.

2016 European Bowling Tour #1

01/07/16

Finland's Kai Virtanen, Ville Rajala move to the top at Ballmaster Open

Tournament organizer Virtanen becomes the first player to crack the 1400-mark (1432); Parker Bohn III, USA, is the only non-Finnish bowler in the top 44 (28th); No. 44 score to beat to advance is now 1246, a 207.67 average

2016EBT01KaiVirtanen2_small.jpg 2016EBT01VilleRajala3_small.jpgKai Virtanen (l.) and Ville Rajala of Finland moved to the top of the leaderboard in the 46th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Wednesday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Ballmaster Open organizer Virtanen closed squad 10 with a huge 288 game for 1432, an average of 238.67 for six games. Rajala (r.), a two-hander lefty, stayed consistently close to his 233.17 average in squad 9 to finish the day in second place with 1399.

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