Mik Stampe of Denmark wins Odense International by a whisker


    2013 European Bowling Tour #7

    2011 winner ties compatriot Thomas Larsen after 17 games to win his second EBT title by higher last game

    2013EBT04MikStampe.jpg2013EBT04ThomasLarsen.jpgAfter 17 games in the finals of the Odense International, Danish national team members Mik Stampe (pictured left) and Thomas Larsen (right) were deadlocked at 4056 pins including match play bonus. Stampe repeated as champion for the second time after 2011 by virtue of the higher last game to win his second European Bowling Tour title and the 4.000 Euro first prize.

    Stampe defeated fellow national team member Frederik √ėhrgaard in the last match, 246-202, while Larsen fell to long-time Danish women's national team member Kamilla Kjeldsen, 212-224.

    Three-time EBT champion Larsen, who overtook the lead in the penultimate game, had to settle for second place and received 2.500 Euro.

    2012EBT16FrederikOhrgaard.jpg2013EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2.jpg√ėhrgaard (left), who held the pole position since the first round of the finals before slipping to second place in game 16, would have won his first EBT title with a win against Stampe with 203 or higher. He fell just 30 pins (or the bonus for a win) short to end up in third place with 4026 worth 1.500 Euro.

    Places four through six belonged to female bowlers. Two-time European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader Kamilla Kjeldsen (right), Denmark, finished match play with a big 224 game and the field-best 6-1 won-lost record to overtake compatriot Mai Ginge Jensen by six pins and to win the women's ranking in Odense with 3889.

    2013EBT04MaiGingeJensen.jpg2013EBT07SandraAndersson.jpgJensen (left), the reigning World Champion in All Events, was fifth with 3883 and a 1-6 match play record. Sandra Andersson (right) of Sweden was the best non-Danish bowler in the tournament in sixth place with 3841 (4-3).

    Rounding out the top eight, who advanced to the final match play round were Danish national team member Jimmy Mortensen (below left) in seventh place with 3834 and two-time EBT champion Peter Hellström, who finished in eighth place with 3734.

    2013EBT07JesperAgerbo.jpg2013EBT04JimmyMortensen.jpgEuropean Masters champion Jesper Agerbo (right), Denmark, who rolled the tournament's second 300 game in Final Round One (winner Stampe had the first perfecto in qualifying), missed the match play round by one pin to finish ninth.

    The Odense International was the seventh stop of the 2013 European Bowling Tour and the second out of seven EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season. The tournament was held from May 26 through June 2 at 24-lane Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark and offered 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) ran from Sunday May 26 through Saturday, June 1. Women received 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

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

    A total of 32 players qualified 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 received 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 bowled six games. The top 16 with the highest six-game total including bonus pins and women's handicap advanced to the second round with the pinfall being carried forward.

    Those 16 bowled another four games to cut to the top 8 who determined the champion in seven games round robin match play. Players received 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 was declared the winner. All ties in qualifying and finals were broken by the higher last game.

    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.

    The European Bowling Tour takes a three-week break before heading to Spain for the 1st Brunswick Madrid Challenge, an EBT "silver" tournament, June 22-30 at Bowling Chamartín.


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    Final Standings - Top 32 (Cashers)

    1. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 4.000 Euro
    2. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 2.500 Euro
    3. Frederik √ėhrgaard, Denmark, 1.500 Euro
    4. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
    5. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 900 Euro
    6. Sandra Andersson, Sweden, 800 Euro
    7. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 700 Euro
    8. Peter Hellström, Latvia, 600 Euro
    9. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 520 Euro
    10. Ida Andersson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    11. Anders Lousdal, Denmark, 480 Euro
    12. Christoffer Jakobsson, Sweden, 460 Euro
    13. Birgit Pöppler, Germany, 440 Euro
    14. Frode Aaneby, Norway, 420 Euro
    15. Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, 400 Euro
    16. Martin Klitte Parkner, Denmark, 380 Euro
    17. Johnni Adsb√łl, Denmark, 350 Euro
    18. Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 340 Euro
    19. Michael Grabovac, Germany, 330 Euro
    20. Markus Bergendorff, Denmark, 320 Euro
    21. Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 310 Euro
    22. Britt Br√łndsted, Denmark, 300 Euro
    23. Timo Schroeder, Germany, 290 Euro
    24. Nichlas Christensen, Denmark, 280 Euro
    25. Pernille Rasmussen, Denmark, 270 Euro
    26. Dan √ėstergaard-Poulsen, Denmark, 260 Euro
    27. Kim Lundberg, Denmark, 250 Euro
    28. Frank Drevenstedt, Germany, 240 Euro
    29. Kent Wigman, Denmark, 230 Euro
    30. Sascha Wedel, Denmark, 220 Euro
    31. Josefine Linderoth, Sweden, 210 Euro
    32. Lars Nielsen, Denmark, 200 Euro


    Final Round Three

    Seven games Round Robin Match Play. 30 pins bonus for each win and 15 for a tie.


    Final Round Two

    The top 8 advance to Round Robin Match Play.


    Final Round One

    The top 16 with the highest six-game total including bonus pins and women's handicap advance to the second round.