EBT Men's and Women's Ranking remains unchanged after Russian Open


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Larsen, Persson-Planefors hold on to the lead after EBT Satellite event in Moscow

    2011EBT13ThomasLarsen.jpg2011WWCJolinePerssonPlanefors.jpgWith 15 out of 20 tournaments of the 2011 European Bowling Tour in the books, Thomas Larsen (pictured left) of Denmark and Joline Persson-Planefors (right), Sweden, are the frontrunners for men's and women's EBT ranking honors. Larsen and Persson-Planefors held on to the lead in the EBT ranking with 650 and 601 points, respectively.

    The 15th stop of the Tour, the Russian Open, which concluded Sunday, Sept. 18 at Cosmik Belay Dacha in Moscow, Russia, drew 181 participants - 141 men and 39 women - from 10 countries - China, Cyprus, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine and the host country Russia.

    However, none of the top 16 in the EBT men's and women's ranking, entered the EBT Satellite event.

    Five out fifty men and six out of 39 women, who earned ranking points in Moscow, had already received points in previous events. All other players cashed points for the first time this season.

    2011EBT15AlenaKorobkova.jpg2011WWCDariaKovalova.jpgAlena Korobkova (left), Russia, who has won the women's ranking in Russia for the second consecutive year, received her first 50 points to sit in 77th place. Second place Daria Kovalova (right), Ukraine, got 40 points to leap into 17th place with 234 total points, just 30 points out of the top 16, who will qualify for next year's EBT Masters.

    Jacqueline Sijore, the newly crowned World Champion in Singles from Malaysia, currently holds the 16th and last spot with 264 points.

    The only other changes in the top 100 were Anna Orlova, who moved into 75th place with 53 points, and Nadezhda Korablinova, both Russia, who leaped into 94th place with 41 points.

    2011EBT14AlexanderMedveditskov.jpg2011EBT15MikhailoKalika.jpgOn the men's side, Russian national team member Alexander Medvediskov (left) cashed ranking points fort he ninth time out of the last eleven events to leap into 19th place with 210 ranking point total.

    His team mate Gennadiy Sidorov is now tied for 65th place with 63 points. Russian Open winner, Mikhail Kalika (right), Ukraine, is tied for 75th place with two other Satellite tournament winners, Paweł Bielski, Poland (Wroclaw Open), and Peter Westin, Sweden (Norwegian Open).

    Joining Medvediskov, Sidorov and Kalika in the men's top 100 are 79th place Andrey Suslov (49), 87th place Victor Krasavkin (45) and 97th place Sergey Andreev (40).

    2010EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the 2011 English Open has lost its EBT ranking status, the 2011 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 16 countries, two Platinum, six Gold, six Silver and six Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund of the 2011 Tour will exceed 1 million Euro.

    2011 EBT champions, men's and women's ranking winners and schedule

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each tournament of the European Bowling Tour cash ranking points no matter from which country or World Tenpin Bowling Association Zone (Europe, Asia, America) he or she comes.

    The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament such as the Russian Open gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the EBT ranking will qualify for the 2012 EBT Masters to be held in conjunction with the 3rd Dream Bowl Palace Open in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany April 30 and May 1, 2012.

    The European Bowling Tour is the Netherlands this week for the Chandra Open 2011 - the third consecutive EBT Satellite event and the fifth out of six this season - which takes place from Sept. 19-25, 2011 at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein.


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital - Current Standings
    2011 EBT Men's Ranking
    2011 EBT Women's Ranking


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    2011 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after Moscow

    1. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 650
    2. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 636
    3. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 598
    4. Paul Moor, England, 461
    5. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 421
    6. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 420
    7. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 415
    8. Dominic Barrett, England, 395
    9. Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 370
    10. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 351
    11. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 335
    12. Stuart Williams, England, 331
    13. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 301
    14. Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 258
    15. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 250
    16. Brian Voss, United States, 246


    2011 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Moscow

    1. Joline Persson-Planefors, Sweden, 601
    2. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 555
    3. Wendy Kok, Netherlands, 431
    4. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, 388
    5. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 386
    6. Nina Flack, Sweden, 368
    7. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 356
    8. Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 345
    9. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, 327
    10. Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, 324
    11. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 320
    12. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 318
    13. Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia, 311
    14. Rebecka Larsen Jr., Sweden, 301
    15. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 270
    16. Jacqueline Sijore, Malaysia, 264


    2011 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Moscow

    Players with country, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes


    2011 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Moscow

    Players with country, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes