Sweden leads top 15 European women teams to World Championships 2013

    06/17/12

    2012 WEC

    2012WECLogo.jpgThe 4th Women's European Championships, which concluded yesterday with the arena finals at Efteling Theater in Tilburg, Netherlands, served as the qualifying event for the 2013 combined World Championships which will be held from Aug. 18-31 at Sunset Station's Strike Zone bowling center in Henderson, Nev. in suburban Las Vegas, United States.

    Each team received ranking points in each discipline according to a system decided by the European Tenpin Bowling Federation Congress in 2011.

    Sweden, which led the medal tally of the 27 participating countries with three gold and five bronze medals, finished atop the leaderboard with 1616 point total. Germany was a distant second with 1218 followed by England (1109), Denmark (916) and Netherlands (891).

    Joining the top 5 countries at the 2013 World Championships are Finland, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Italy, France, Poland, Catalonia and Lithuania. Each team must send at least five players to the Championships.

    According to the ETBF Constitution (Article 5.5.8,) no substitutes will be send in case of withdrawals.

    The 15 men teams, who will represent Europe at the 2013 combined World Championships, will be decided based on the same point system at the Men's European Championships 2012 to be held from Aug 16-26 at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria.

    The 2012 Women's European Championships was held from June 6 through 17 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands.

    Record 153 players from 27 out of 49 European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) member federations - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Catalonia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the host country Netherlands - participated in the event.

    Each team consisted of maximum six players, who competed for gold, silver and bronze medals in Doubles (12 games), Trios(6), Teams (6), All Events (24-game total) and Masters (top 24 in All Events, single-elimination, best-of-three games).

     


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    2012 Women's European Championships - Point Standings


    The top 15 countries qualified for the 2013 World Championships

    Complete Standings (pdf file)

    1. Sweden, 1616
    2. Germany, 1218
    3. England, 1109
    4. Denmark, 916
    5. Netherlands, 891
    6. Finland, 640
    7. Latvia, 384
    8. Ukraine, 382
    9. Russia, 310
    10. Israel, 242
    11. Italy, 211
    12. France, 210
    13. Poland, 204
    14. Catalonia, 159
    15. Lithuania, 75

    Missed Cut:
    16. Norway, 73
    17. South Africa, 55
    18. Austria, 54
    19. Scotland, 50
    20. Czech Republic, 31
    21. Turkey, 20
    22. Romania, 15
    23. Belgium, 10
    24. Iceland, 5
    25. Slovenia, 0
    26. Luxembourg, 0
    27. Bulgaria, 0