Søren Åhman Hansen adds his name to the leaderboard in Odense International


    2013 European Bowling Tour #7

    Dane Thomas Larsen continues to lead the 62-player field with 1442; cut for 24th place is currently 1245 (207.50 average)

    2013EBT04ThomasLarsen.jpg2012EBT17KamillaKjeldsen2.jpgSøren Åhman Hansen of Denmark was the lone player of Thursday's qualifying squads 10 & 11, who made it into the top 24 in the overall standings of the Odense International currently underway at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark.

    Hansen was the best of only nine players, four in Squad 10 and five in Squad 11, with 1284 (214 average) including high games of 244 and 231 to move into 14th place.

    Four Danish national team members hold the top spots heading into the last two days of qualifying. Thomas Larsen (pictured left), a three-time European Bowling Tour champion, continued to lead the field of 62 players from Denmark, Sweden and Germany with a six-game average of 240.33 and 1442 total.

    Kamilla Kjeldsen (above right), who won the European Bowling Tour point rankings in 2001 and 2002, is the best of 16 women in second place with 1378 total including 48 pins women's handicap.

    2012EBT16MikStampe.jpg2012EBT16FrederikOhrgaard2.jpgPlaces three and four belonged to Mik Stampe (left), who used the tournament's sole 300 game for a 1370 series, and Frederik Øhrgaard (right) with 1351. Ida Andersson is the top ranked foreign bowler in fifth place with 1336 including handicap.

    Lars Høberg of Denmark currently holds the 24th and last place to advance to Sunday's finals with 1245 or an average of 207.50.

    Qualifying continues Friday. May 31, with Squads 12 & 13 scheduled for 3 and 7 p.m. CEST.

    The Odense International is the seventh stop of the 2013 European Bowling Tour and the second out of seven EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held from May 26 through June 2 at 24-lane Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark and offers total prize fund of 20.000 Euro with 4.000 Euro going to the winner, 2.500 to the runner-up and 1.500 to the third place finisher.

    The qualifying of the Odense International 2013 (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Sunday May 26 through Saturday, June 1 with the last qualifying squad 16 scheduled for 6 p.m. CEST.

    Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 9 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    The Odense International 2013 features a 38 feet lane conditioning pattern with 24.6ml oil volume.

    A total of 32 players will qualify for the finals on Sunday, June 2 - the top 24 players from the overall qualifying standings plus the top two players each from the combined standings of Squads 1-3 and 4-7 which are not among the top 24, one player each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list and the top two players of the Desperado Squad.

    The Turbo 1 and 2 winners are the players with the highest score in the fifth (Turbo 1) and sixth (Turbo 2) game in any of the qualifying series (extra entry fee required).

    The top 10 qualifiers will receive bonus pins for the first round of the finals as follows: Qualifying winner: 140 pins; second place: 120 pins; third place: 100 pins; fourth place: 80 pins; fifth place: 60 pins; sixth place: 50 pins; 7th place: 40 pins; 8th place: 30 pins; 9th place: 20 pins; and 10th place: 10 pins.

    All 32 finalists will bowl six games. The top 16 with the highest six-game total including bonus pins and women's handicap will advance to the second round with the pinfall being carried forward.

    Those 16 bowl another four games to cut to the top 8 who will determine the champion in seven games round robin match play. Players receive 30 pins bonus for each win in match play and 15 for a tie. The player with the highest 17-game total including bonus pins and handicap will be declared the winner.

    2013EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2013 European Bowling Tour consists of 19 tournaments in 13 countries including two Platinum, six Gold, four Silver and seven Satellite events.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. 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 Odense International gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 12 men and the top 12 women at the end of the 2013 season qualify for the seventh EBT Masters to be held March 3, 2014 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands immediately following the EBT Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2014.


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