35th Grand Prix Zurich provides live streaming of the finals on Sunday, June 3

    05/27/12

    Switzerland

    2012GPZurichLogo.jpg 2012BowlingSectionZurichBanner.jpg The 35th annual Grand Prix Zurich will get underway Monday, May 28th, at Bowling Center BeSeCo in Rümikon, a 22-laner in suburban Winterthur, Switzerland.

    The total prize fund ranges from 6.590 Euro (90+ players) and 9.620 Euro (130+ players) up to maximum 14.970 Euro (196 players). Entry fee is 130 Swiss Franc or 110 Euro, CHF 100 or 85€ for junior bowlers at the age 21 and younger.

    The singles event (men and women in one division) uses a 60 percent handicap of 200 with maximum 35 pins per game.

    All players bowl eight games of qualifying (seven qualifying squads). With already more than 100 players registered, the top 42 advance to the semifinals. 50 percent of the qualifying total including handicap will be carried forward. The 42 players bowl another three games with the top 28 advancing to the second round. The total pinfall will be carried forward. Those 28 bowl another two games to cut to the top 14 for the finals.

    The finals of the 35th Grand Prix Zurich features seven games starting from scratch. In each round points will be awarded to the players according to their position in the respective round. 1st place - 14 points; 2nd place - 13, 3rd place - 12, …… 14th place 1 point.

    At the end of Round 7 double points will be given to the players according to their position based on the 7-game total including handicap. 1st place - 28 points; 2nd place - 26, 3rd place - 24, …… 14th place 2 points.

    The player with the highest point total will be declared the winner of the 35th GP Zürich.

    PhotopgrapherBeatGrauwiler_small.jpg2009EBT04FlavioCuva_small.jpgThe tournament's online registration is still up and running. For more information (in English, German and French) and to register online, please click here.

    Click to download the tournament brochure (pdf file).

    Bowlingdigital's Flavio Cuva (pictured left) and Beat Grauwiler (right), the BeSeCo GM and tournament director of the GPZ, will provide Live Streaming on Sunday, June 3rd. Bowling fans around the world will be able to watch the semifinals and finals of the Grand Prix Zurich starting at 9.00 o'clock Central European Summer Time.