Giannis Stathatos sweeps Oleksandr Kondratyev to win 3rd IDM Bucharest Open



    IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania (Nov. 19-25, 2012)

    2012BOGiannisStathatos.jpgGiannis Stathatos (pictured) of Greece defeated Oleksandr Kondratyev of Ukraine, two-games-to-none, to win the 3rd IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open Sunday, Nov. 25 at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania.

    Stathatos flew past his opponent in the first game, 258-186, and wrapped up the title with a 198-167 win in game two. The Greek national team member earned 2.500 Euro for the victory.

    Stathatos, who led the qualifying en route to bypass the first round of the finals, finished the second round in fifth place to earn the No. 5 seed for the match play finals in best-of-three games format.

    He swept No. 4 Petteri Salonen of Finland in the opening round, the only other clean sweep in the finals, and eliminated top-seeded Ronnie Russell, United States, in the semifinals, 2-1.

    Kondratyev, the No. 3 seed, ousted No. 6 Catalin Gheorghe, Romania, in the Round of 8 and No. 2 Matt Miller in the other semifinal match. In both matches, Kondratyev won the first and the deciding third game.

    Kondratyev pocketed 1.500 Euro for second place while Russell and Miller received 1.000 Euro apiece for third and fourth place.

    2012BucharestOpenLogo_small.jpg The 3rd IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open will be held Nov. 19-25 at 14-lane IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania (Oil Pattern). The tournament offers total prize fund of 15.000 Euro in the open division and additional 1.800 Euro for bowlers with less than 180 average.

    The tournament winner will receive the 2.500 Euro top prize, the runner-up earns 1.500 Euro and the third and fourth place finishers get 1.000 Euro apiece.

    The qualifying of the Bucharest Open ran from Monday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 24 and concluded with the Desperado Squad early Sunday morning. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game.

    A total of 24 players qualified for the finals on Sunday, Nov. 25 including the top 4 of a separate leaderboard of the squads contested Monday through Thursday, the top 18 of the overall qualifying standings and the top 2 of the one-game Desperado Squad.

    Players seeded 9th to 24th will bowl six games scratch with the top 8 advancing to the second round. The remaining 16 players will bowl another six games scratch to cut to the top eight, who will determine the champion in best-of-three games match play format.


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    3rd IDM Bucharest Open - Top 24 (cashers)

    1. Giannis Stathatos, Greece, 2.500 Euro
    2. Oleksandr Kondratyev, Ukraine, 1.500 Euro
    3. Ronnie Russell, United States, 1.000 Euro
    4. Matt Miller, England, 1.000 Euro
    5. Petteri Salonen, Finland, 700 Euro
    6. Catalin Gheorghe, Romania, 700 Euro
    7. Anze Grabrijan, Slovenia, 700 Euro
    8. Romeo Gagenoiu, Romania, 700 Euro
    9. Paul Stott, Ireland, 450 Euro
    10. Vassilis Stefopoulos, Greece, 450 Euro
    11. Marius Piticariu, Romania, 450 Euro
    12. Dimitrios Karetsos, Greece, 450 Euro
    13. Viorel Simut, Romania, 450 Euro
    14. Slava Oseredko, Ukraine, 450 Euro
    15. Patsaouras Epameinondas, Greece, 450 Euro
    16. Chris Sloan, Ireland, 450 Euro
    17. Mike Quarry, England, 300 Euro
    18. Kostas Kiryakou, Cyprus, 300 Euro
    19. Bettina Lund, Denmark, 300 Euro
    20. Yuri Grynik, Ukraine, 300 Euro
    21. Juho Mäkelä, Finland, 300 Euro
    22. Eric Evripidou, Cyprus, 300 Euro
    23. Georgios Stefanidis, Greece, 300 Euro
    24. David Orlanda, Romania, 300 Euro


    Single-Elimination Match Play - Championship

    Best-of-the-three games format; winner receives 2.500 Euro, loser finishes second, earns 1.500 Euro.


    Single-Elimination Match Play - Semifinals

    Best-of-the-three games format; winners advance, losers eliminated, finish third and fourth; earn 1.000 Euro.


    Single-Elimination Match Play - Quarterfinals

    Best-of-the-three games format; winners advance, losers eliminated, finish third and fourth; earn 1.000 Euro.


    Final Round 2

    The top 8 advance to match play. Players 9-16 eliminated, earn 450 Euro.


    Final Round 1

    The top 8 advance to the second round. Players 9-16 eliminated, finish 17th to 24th, earn 300 Euro.