Starting Thursday - Live Coverage of the 2012 Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo

    10/09/12

    2012 European Bowling Tour #17

    EBT "Satellite" tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 25.700 Euro including a 4.000 Euro top prize; 183 players (147 men and 36 women) have registered for the event

     

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    2012NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg 2012EBT17VeitvetBowlingCenter.jpg The Norwegian Open 2012 by Brunswick, which will be held from Oct. 5-14 at 26-lane Veitvet Bowling Center (pictured right) in Oslo, Norway, is the 17th event of the 2012 European Bowling Tour and the sixth out of seven EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season.

    Players will compete for an increased total prize fund of approx. 25.700 Euro (194.000 Norwegian Kronor). The eventual winner will receive the 3.980 € top prize (30.000 NOK), the runner-up earns 2.650 (20.000 NOK) and the third finisher get 1.990 Euro (15.000 NOK), respectively.

    183 players - 147 men and 36 women - from Denmark, England, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Sweden and the host country Norway, have booked 403 entries.

    The qualifying of the Norwegian Open runs from Friday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 13 and concludes with Squad 16 scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (CEST). Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    2011MECBjonEinarRudshagen_small.jpg2012EBT17MikaelRoos_small.jpgWith the first six qualifying squads in the books, Mikael Roos (left) of Sweden and Norwegian Bjørn Einar Rudshagen (right) lead with 1423 and 1383, respectively. Both players are automatically qualified for Sunday's finals if the don't finish in the top 36.

    Qualifying continues Thursday, Oct. 11 with Squads 7 and 8 scheduled for 5 and 9 p.m. CEST.

    A total of 40 players will qualify for the finals on Sunday, Oct. 14:
    • the top 36 players from the overall qualifying standings
    • two players from a separate leaderboard of Squad 1-6, who are not among the top 36
    • and one player each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list (highest score in qualifying game 5 and 6, respectively; separate fee necessary).

    The top 8 qualifiers receive three byes, players in 9th through 16th place earn two byes and places 17-24 bypass the first round of the finals. The remaining 16 players will start the finals which consist of five three-game rounds.

    Each of the first four rounds starts at scratch with the top eight players advancing while players in 9th through 16th place are eliminated. The field will be trimmed to 32, 24, 16 and then eight players, who will determine the champion in a final three-game round with the pinfall from Round 4 carried over.

    The player with the highest six-game total in Round 4 and 5 will earn the title, 50 ranking points and the 30.000 NOK top prize.

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    Bowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open 2012 live from Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with stories and results after each round. Live coverage commences Oct. 11 with qualifying Squad 7 all the way through to the finals on Sunday, Oct. 14.

    2012EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2012 European Bowling Tour is made up of 21 events in 16 countries including two Platinum, four Gold, eight Silver and seven Satellite tournaments.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event earn ranking points based on how they finish in the event. The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament such as the Norwegian Open gets 50 ranking points.

    Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 16 men and top 16 women who will compete in the sixth EBT Masters in Bratislava, Slovakia in Sept. 2013.

     


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