Paul Stott Jr. remains undefeated to win IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open 2011



    2011BucharestPaulStott3.jpg2011BucharestPaulStott.jpgPaul Stott Jr. (pictured) of Ireland remained undefeated in the single-elimination match play finals of the IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open 2011 en route to win the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize.

    In the title match on Sunday, Nov. 27, Stott, seeded second defeated top seeded Steve Miller (right), two-games-to-none, at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania.

    2011BucharestSteveMiller2.jpgBoth players were down 1-0 in the semifinals. Miller rebounded from a 158-203 defeat against No. 5 Charis Panayiotou Cyprus, with back-to-back wins, 235-214 and 248-216, to advance.

    Stott lost his first semifinal game against defending champion, Brian Voss, United States, but won the next two games, 235-214 and 244-217, to eliminated the PBA Hall of Famer.

    Miller (pictured right) pocketed 1.500 Euro for second place while Panayiotou and Voss received 1.000 Euro each for third and fourth place.

    2011BucharestLogo.jpg The IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open 2011 was held from Nov. 21-27 at IDM Club, a 14-laner with Brunswick equipment, in Bucharest, Romania. The tournament offered 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) advanced 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 received one bye.

    Qualifiers 9-24 bowled six games scratch. The top 8 met the top 8 qualifiers in the second round. Those 16 bowled another six-game series scratch to cut to the top 8, who advanced to single-elimination match play finals in best-of-three games format.


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    Final Standings - Top 24 (Cashers)

    2011BucharestTop3.jpg1. Paul Stott Jr. Ireland, 2.500 Euro
    2. Steve Miller, England, 1.500 Euro
    3. Charis Panayiotou, Cyprus, 1.000 Euro
    4. Brian Voss, United States, 1.000 Euro
    5. Matt Miller, England, 700 Euro
    6. Leonidas Maragkos, Greece, 700 Euro
    7. Andreas Karistianos, Cyprus, 700 Euro
    8. Marco Cesare, Italy, 700 Euro
    9. Dimitris Karetsos, Greece, 450 Euro
    10. Lars Nielsen, Denmark, 450 Euro
    11. Tommy Petersen, Greece, 450 Euro
    12. George Stefanidis, Greece, 450 Euro
    13. Spiros Vlachos, Greece, 450 Euro
    14. Henrik Jorgensen, Denmark, 450 Euro
    15. Giannis Stathatos, Greece, 450 Euro
    16. Viorel Simut, Romania, 450 Euro
    17. Patsa Epameinondas, Greece, 300 Euro
    18. Marius Piticariu, Romania, 300 Euro
    19. George Venetis, Greece, 300 Euro
    20. Romeo Gagenoiu, Romania, 300 Euro
    21. Marius Balan, Romania, 300 Euro
    22. David Canady, Germany, 300 Euro
    23. Vassilis Stefopoulos, Greece, 300 Euro
    24. Marius Briciu, Romania, 300 Euro


    Single-Elimination Match Play Finals (best-of-three games)


    Final Round Two

    The top 8 advance to single-elimination match play. Places 9-16 eliminated, earn 450 Euro.


    Final Round One

    The top 8 advance to the second round. Places 9-16 eliminated, finish 17-24th, earn 300 Euro.