IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open 2011 is underway in Romania



    2011BucharestMariusPiticariu.jpg2011EBT19RomeoGagenoiu.jpgThe IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open 2011 got underway Monday with the first three qualifying squads at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania.

    Marius Piticariu (pictured left) led day one qualifying with 1332 six-game total and an average of 222. Piticariu posted games of 225, 258, 215, 253, 209 and 172 in Squad 2 to overtake Squad 1 leader Marius Briciu by 32 pins.

    Briciu, who toppled 1300 pins including a high game of 246, was second with Squad 3 leader Romeo Gagenoiu (right) in third with 1286 and Catalin Gheorghe in fourth with 1272.

    The top 4 players from a separate leader board of the qualifying squads conducted Monday through Thursday will earn automatic berths into the finals.

    Qualifying continues Tuesday with Squads 4-6 scheduled for 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. local time (CET+1).

    2011BucharestLogo.jpg The IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open 2011 will be held from Nov. 21-27 at IDM Club, a 14-laner with Brunswick equipment, in Bucharest, Romania. The tournament offers total prize fund of 15.000 Euro with 2.500 Euro going to the winner.

    A total of 24 players from the qualifying (six games; unlimited re-entries) will advance to the finals on Sunday, Nov. 27: the top 18 qualifiers and the top 4 from a separate standing of the squads conducted Nov. 21-24 plus the top 2 of the one-game Desperado Squad. The top 8 players will receive one bye.

    Qualifiers 9-24 will bowl six games scratch. The top 8 meet the top 8 qualifiers in the second round. Those 16 will bowl another six-game series scratch to cut to the top 8, who will advance to match play finals in best-of-three games format.


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