Osku Palermaa, Joline Persson Planefors win 2011 EBT Point Rankings


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Top 16 men and women qualify for 2012 EBT Masters in April 2012

    201112PBAOskuPalermaa.jpg201112PBAMikaKoivuniemi.jpgFinland's two-hander Osku Palermaa (picture left) and Joline Persson Planefors of Sweden finished the 2011 European Bowling Tour season atop the men's and women's point ranking. Palermaa, who led the men's ranking from 2007 through 2009, ties Gery Verbruggen (2000-03), Belgium, as the only four-time winner while it was the first career victory in the women's ranking for the young Swedish national champion.

    Palermaa, who was the sole three-time EBT champion in 2011 winning the titles in Munich, Aalborg and Vienna, missed the four-player stepladder final in the season-ending Qatar Bowling Open due to a lower last game after a tie with four-place Mike Fagan, United States.

    2011EBT17ThomasLarsen2.jpg2011EBT17DominicBarrett.jpgPalermaa cashed ranking points in 12 of the 20 tournaments this season for 946 point total. His compatriot, PBA Player of the Year and World Bowling Tour point ranking winner, Mika Koivuniemi (above right), landed in second place with 798. Koivuniemi captured the titles in Helsinki and Ljubljana.

    Third place belonged to Dane Thomas Larsen (left), who accumulated 786 ranking points in record 15 tournaments. Qatar Open champion Dominic Barrett (right), England, the 2010 EBT ranking winner, finished fourth with 770. The Englishman, who missed half of the season due to injury, also won the tournament in Bratislava.

    2011WWCJolinePerssonPlanefors2.jpg2011WWCMaiGingeJensen2.jpgJoline Persson Planefors (left) wrapped up the women's ranking title by finishing second of only five women in Qatar. The Swede, who led the women's ranking in Catalonia, totaled 861 points in nine tournaments. Mai Ginge Jensen (right), Denmark, who won the women's ranking in Qatar and Ljubljana, finished 56 points behind in second place with 805.

    Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, who led the rankings in Istanbul and Nieuwegein, was a distant third with 556. Two-time world champion and World Ranking Masters winner Clara Juliana Guerrero (below right), Colombia, was the only female winner on the 2011 European Bowling Tour winning the "EBT Platinum" Brunswick Euro Challenge in France. Guerrero, who also led the women's ranking in Vienna, ended the season in sixth place with 461 out of just four tournaments.

    The only other multiple winner this year, Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, who led both events in her native country in Aalborg and Odense, was tenth with 369 points.

    2011EBTLogo_small.jpg 2011EBT17ClaraGuerrero2.jpgThe 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 exceeded 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 such as the Qatar Bowling Open 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 gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the EBT ranking qualified 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.

    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital - Complete Standings
    2011 EBT Men's Ranking
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    2011 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after Qatar (final standings)

    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 946
    2. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 798
    3. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 786
    4. Dominic Barrett, England, 770
    5. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 666
    6. Paul Moor, England, 651
    7. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 540
    8. Stuart Williams, England, 495
    9. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 445
    10. Perttu Jussila, Finland, 415
    11. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 384
    12. Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 370
    13. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 365
    14. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 363
    15. Sean Rash, United States, 335
    16. Karl Wahlgren, Sweden, 333


    2011 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Qatar (final standings)

    1. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 861
    2. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 805
    3. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 556
    4. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 492
    5. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, 468
    6. Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia, 461
    7. Wendy Kok, Netherlands, 444
    8. Sascha Wedel, Denmark, 393
    9. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 388
    10. Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 369
    11. Nina Flack, Sweden, 368
    12. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, 327
    13. Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, 324
    14. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 320
    15. Rebecka Larsen Jr. Sweden, 301
    16. Bianca Wiekeraad, Netherlands, 293

    2011 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Qatar (final standings)

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


    2011 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Qatar (final standings)

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