Joachim Karlsson sets the tone in Friday's Squad 10 in Vienna

    10/05/12

    2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

    Swede overtakes fourth place overall with 1385; total six players in the Friday morning squad surpass the 1300-mark; with 270 players from 26 countries in the books, the cut for 52nd place is 1250 (208.33 average)

    2012EBT16JoachimKarlsson.jpg2012EBT16StuartWilliams2.jpgJoachim Karlsson (pictured left) of Sweden has six games between 214 and 246 Friday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna Austria to lead the 10th qualifying squad with 1385 total en route to move into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Karlsson rolled games of 214, 228, 223, 236, 246 and 238, an average of 230.83 for six games.

    With 270 players - 222 men and 48 women - from 26 countries in the books, one 1500 series, one 1400 series and 30 1300 can be found on the leaderboard. Stuart Williams of England (above right) is in the driver's seat with 1544 and an average of 257.33. Dan MacLelland of Canada is second with 1400 on the nose (233.33).

    2012EBT16OliverMorig.jpg2012EBT16MykhayloKalika.jpgLiz Johnson, United States, is the best woman in the field in eighth place with 1365 including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. The top 8 qualifiers will earn a first-round bye for Sunday's finals.

    Besides Karlsson another five players of Squad 10 surpassed the 1300-mark. Oliver Morig (left) of Germany was second with 1361 including a 279 game (8 and 1, 11 strikes in a row) to leap into 10th place. Mykhaylo Kalika (right) of Ukraine finished his series with 257 and 244 for 1337 (17th) and was followed by 2010 World Champion in Doubles Martin Paulsson of Sweden, who had 1317 (22nd).

    2012EBT16ClaraGuerreroJaimeMonroy.jpg2012EBT16JolinePerssonPlaneforsJoachimKarlsson_small.jpgColombia's Jaime Monroy (pictured left with Clara Guerrero) used back-to-back 267 games for 1315 (25th) with Swede Jesper Svensson close behind at 1311 (27) including back-to-back 246 games. Zoltan Skobrics is the man "on the bubble" in 52nd place with 1250 and an average of 208.33.

    Stuart Williams & Dennis Eklund of Sweden held on to the lead in Doubles with 2790 and an average of 232.50. Karlsson teamed with two-time European Champion and 2011 women's EBT point ranking winner, Joline Persson-Planefors (right), Sweden, to move into seventh place with 2638. Morig and Austria's Thomas Gross joined forces for 2621 to overtake eighth place. The top 20 Doubles will cash.

    Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 11-13 scheduled for 1, 5 and 9 p.m. CEST. Bowlingdigital.com will provide free Live Streaming of the event.

     





    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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    Joachim Karlsson sets the tone in Friday's Squad 10 in Vienna Swedes overtakes fourth place overall with 1385; total six players in the Friday morning squad surpass the 1300-mark; with 270 players from 26 countries in the books, the cut for 52nd place is 1250 (208.33 average)
    Joachim Karlsson (pictured left) of Sweden has six games between 214 and 246 Friday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna Austria to lead the 10th qualifying squad with 1385 total en route to move into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Karlsson rolled games of 214, 228, 223, 236, 246 and 238, an average of 230.83 for six games.

    With 270 players - 222 men and 48 women - from 26 countries in the books, one 1500 series, one 1400 series and 30 1300 can be found on the leaderboard. Stuart Williams of England (above right) is in the driver's seat with 1544 and an average of 257.33. Dan MacLelland of Canada is second with 1400 on the nose (233.33).

    Liz Johnson, United States, is the best woman in the field in eighth place with 1365 including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour. The top 8 qualifiers will earn a first-round bye for Sunday's finals.

    Besides Karlsson another five players of Squad 10 surpassed the 1300-mark. Oliver Morig of Germany was second with 1361 including a 279 game (8 and 1, 11 strikes in a row) to leap into 10th place. Mykhaylo Kalika of Ukraine finished his series with 257 and 244 for 1337 (17th) and was followed by 2010 World Champion in Doubles Martin Paulsson of Sweden, who had 1317 (22nd).

    Colombia's Jaime Monroy used back-to-back 267 games for 1315 (25th) with Swede Jesper Svensson close behind at 1311 (27) including back-to-back 246 games. Zoltan Skobrics is the man "on the bubble" in 52nd place with 1250 and an average of 208.33.

    Stuart Williams & Dennis Eklund of Sweden held on to the lead in Doubles with 2790 and an average of 232.50. Karlsson teamed with two-time European Champion and 2011 women's EBT point ranking winner, Joline Persson-Planefors, Sweden, to move into seventh place with 2638. Morig and Austria's Thomas Gross joined forces for 2621 to overtake eighth place. The top 20 Doubles will cash.

    Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 11-13 scheduled for 1, 5 and 9 p.m. CEST. Bowlingdigital.com will provide free Live Streaming of the event.

     





    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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