Dan MacLelland shoots 1400 to overtake lead in Singles and Doubles in Vienna


    2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

    Canadian teams with Austria's Thomas Gross to take the pole in Doubles with 2547; four players of Squad 4 move into the top 8; cut for 52nd place is now 1111 (185.17 average)

    2012EBT16DanMacLelland.jpg2012EBT16KellyKulick.jpgDan MacLelland (pictured left9 of Canada averaged 233.33 and bowled 1400 on the nose in the fourth squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to overtake the qualifying lead Thursday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria.

    The former collegiate standout, who targets his first PBA title in Vienna, started his series with 195, 222, 236, 225 and 243 before he closed out with 279 to take the lead.

    Trailing MacLelland by 42 pins to move into second place was Kelly Kulick (right), United States, who won the women's title at the World Singles Championships two weeks ago. Kulick used the highest game of the tournament so far (290) for a 1310 scratch series, an average of 218.33, and added 48 pins handicap for 1358 total.

    2012EBT16LeoGrundschober.jpg2012EBT16DanielHahn.jpgPlaces three to five belonged to Austrian bowlers. Squad 1 leader, Leo Grundschober (left) fell two spots to third place with 1316. Alexander Rauscher was third in Squad 4 with 1312 including six games between 234 and 203 to leap into fourth place. Daniel Hahn (right) slipped from second to fifth place with 1310.

    Jens Grieger of Germany used a 1279 series to overtake sixth place with Robert Andersson of Sweden in seventh place at 1274. Rounding out the top 8, who will receive a first-round bye at the end of the qualifying, was Zoltan Skobrics of Hungary with 1250.

    2012EBT16KellyKulickMissyParkin.jpg2012EBT16JennyCasjaWegner.jpgOn the Doubles side, MacLelland and Austria's Thomas Gross (1147) took the pole position with 2547 total and an average of 212.25. Kulick teamed with Missy Parkin (pictured left, l-r), United States, to overtake second place with 2509.

    Previous leaders Jenny and Casja Wegner (right, l-r) of Sweden slipped to third place with 2460. Walter Lämmermair of Austria currently holds the 52nd and last place to advance with 1111 or an average of 185.17. Qualifying continues on Wednesday with Squad 5 and 6 scheduled for 4 and 8 p.m. CEST.

    2012VOLogo.jpg The 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the 16th stop of the 2012 European Bowling Tour and the last of four EBT "Gold" tournaments (the second-highest category) this season. Players will compete for an increased total prize fund of 75.130 Euro (approx. $100,000) - 64.900 € for Singles and 10.230 € for the Doubles event.

    The singles champion will receive the 7.000 € top prize, the runner-up earns 5.000 and the third and fourth-place finishers get 3.500 and 2.500 Euro, respectively. The doubles champions will split 1.600 €.

    The 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open will also award a PBA Tour title if won by a PBA member or a PBA international member.

    The tournament will be contested on 39 ft. oil pattern with 27.1 ml volume oil total (Kegel LaneMap™ Guide Plus Bowling Vienna).

    The qualifying of the Vienna Open is traditionally contested as a Doubles tournamentwhich runs from Tuesday, Oct. 2 through Saturday, Oct. 6 with the final Squad 17 starting at 8 p.m. local time (CEST). Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    A total of 64 players will qualify for the Vienna Open finals on Sunday, Oct. 7:
    • the top 52 players from the overall qualifying standings
    • the first player each from Squad 1-6, who is not among the top 52 (total 6 players)
    • and the top 6 from the Desperado Squad.

    The top 8 qualifying leaders will bypass the first round of the finals. The other 56 players will bowl six games starting from scratch to cut to the top 22, who will join the top qualifiers in Round Two.

    Those 30 players will bowl another six games starting from scratch after which the field will be trimmed to the top 18, who will carry the pinfall forward into Round Three. After another six-game block the top 4 players with the highest 12-game total will advance to the stepladder finals.


    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif For the 10th year in a row, Bowlingdigital will cover the Columbia 300 Vienna Open live from Plus Bowling in Vienna with stories and results after each round including live streaming, high definition videos and high quality photos.

    Live streaming of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open will go online Friday morning, Oct. 5, during qualifying squad 10 and will continue for the rest of the qualifying and all rounds of the finals.

    Bowling fans around the world will be able to watch the stepladder finals on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. CEST (11.00 a.m. EDT; 11.00 p.m. Hong Kong Time) live on Bowlingdigital TV. The award ceremonies are scheduled for 6.00 p.m. CET. The live streaming coverage is a partnership between Bowlingdigital.com, Austrian Bowling Federation, Plus Bowling, Columbia 300 and Ottakringer, the official beer of the Vienna Open.


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    2012 Vienna Open - Singles Qualifying Standings after Squad 4/17

    Squad 4 Results



    2012 Vienna Open - Doubles Standings after Squad 4/17

    Squad 4 Results