Pierre Luc Sanchez wins 1st Caissargues International Open

    06/08/06

    France

    Bowling One in Nimes, France

    2006CaissarguesPierreLucSanchez.jpg Former French international Pierre Luc Sanchez walked away the winner in the 1st Caissargues International Open at Bowling One in Caissargues near Nimes, France. Sanchez averaged 210,45 for eleven games and compiled a 7-4 match play record en route to win the title with 2525 pinfall total and earn the big 7.000 Euro first-place check.

    Trailing Sanchez by mere eleven pins and a 7-4 won-loss record to finish in second place was Yoan Alix, France, with 2514, worth 5.000 Euro. England's Stuart Williams averaged 204,64 and compiled a 6-5 record to land in third place with 2431, worth 3.500.

    The sole woman in the Grand Final, Marilyn Planchard, was mere six pins behind Williams with 2431 pinfall total including seven pins handicap each game. Planchard pocketed 2.000 for fourth place.

    2006CaissarguesBertrandPujol.jpg 212 players from seven countries, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Venezuela, Monaco, Spain and France, participated in the ETBF tournament. Bertrand Pujol (right), France, lead the field after eight games qualifying with 1808, an average of 226,00.

     The top 12 (pictured) advanced to the Grand Final, while player seeded 13-24 competed in the Petit Final (consolation final). The cut for the Grand Final was 1693, for the consolation final 1641. Click on the image to enlarge it.

    Both finals consisted of eleven games of match play with 30 pins bonus for each win and 15 for a tie. Women received 7 pins handicap per game throughout the tournament.

    Patrick Glorieux won the consolation final with 218,2 average followed by Serge Frouvelle. Emmanuel Michaud set the highlight when he rolled a perfect game.

    Caissargues International Open - Grand Final


    Players with position, country, 11-game total, average, won-loss-tie record, bonus and grand total, top 4 show earnings

    1. Pierre Luc Sanchez, FRA, 2315, 210,45, 7-4, 210, 2525, 7.000 Euro
    2. Yoan Alix, FRA, 2304, 209,45, 7-4, 210, 2514, 5.000 Euro
    3. Stuart Williams, ENG, 2251, 204,64, 6-5, 180, 2431, 3.500 Euro
    4. *Marilyn Planchard, FRA, 2153, 195,73, 6-4-1, 195, 2425, 2.000 Euro
    5. Thierry Sacco, FRA, 2198, 199,82, 6-5, 180, 2378
    6. John Chavaz, FRA, 2190, 199,09, 5-6, 150, 2340
    7. Denis Bonnaire, FRA, 2179, 198,09, 5-6, 150, 2329
    8. Matthias Pezzoli, FRA, 2173, 197,55, 5-6, 150, 2323
    9. Thierry Dedenon, SUI, 2075, 188,64, 6-4-1, 195, 2270
    10. Samuel Faraglia, FRA, 2145, 195,00, 4-7, 120, 2265
    11. Mickel Rives, FRA, 2103, 191,18, 5-6, 150, 2253
    12. Bertrand Pujol, FRA, 2115, 192,27, 3-8, 90, 2205


    Caissargues International Open - Qualifying Standings


    Top 12 with position, country, 8-game total and average

    1. Bertrand Pujol, FRA, 1808, 226,00
    2. Thierry Sacco, FRA, 1788, 223,50
    3. *Marilyn Planchard, FRA, 1773, 214,63
    4. Matthias Pezzoli, FRA, 1768, 221,00
    5. Pierre Luc Sanchez, FRA, 1754, 219,25
    6. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1733, 216,63
    7. Yoan Alix, FRA, 1727, 215,88
    8. Samuel Faraglia, FRA, 1726, 215,75
    9. John Chavaz, FRA, 1698, 212,25
    10. Denis Bonnaire, FRA, 1694, 211,75
    11. Mickel Rives, FRA, 1693, 211,63
    12. Thierry Dedenon, SUI, 1693, 211,63


    Pictures and results courtesy of Didier Chabas.