No changes atop the leaderboard in 2nd Florence Ebonite International


    2013 European Bowling Tour #18

    Antonino Fiorentino continues to lead the 92-player field after 11 of 28 qualifying squads with 1278, the cut for 38th place is 1089 (181.50 average)

    2013EBT18DiegoBiolghini.jpg2013EBT18AntoninoFiorentino.jpgNo changes were made atop the leaderboard of the 2nd Florence Ebonite International on the third day of qualifying as only one player surpassed the 1200-mark (200 average) Monday at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy.

    Diego Biolghini (pictured left) of Italy average 202 in Squad 11 including games 171, 238, 222, 216, 192 and 173 to leap into eighth place in the overall standings with 1212. Biolghini also positioned himself atop a separate leaderboard of squads 9-17. The top 4, who will not finish in the top 38 overall, will receive a wildcard for Sunday's finals.

    Antonino Fiorentino (right) of Italy continued to lead a field of 92 players, 90 Italian, Filipino Freddie Lorbis (1108, 34th) and Spaniard Ricardo De Andres Bermejo (970, 75th), with 1278 or an average of 213 for six games.

    2013EBT18PaoloRamondini.jpg2013EBT10FedericoRossi.jpgPaolo Ramondini (left) paced Squad 9 (10 has been cancelled) with 1161 including high games of 235 and 204, good for 14th place. Rounding out the top 4 on Monday were Alessandro Flori and Federico Rossi (right), who sit in 16th and 21st place with 1158 and 1143, respectively.

    Pamela Frioni is the best of 13 women in the tournament so far in 17th place with 1158 including 48 pins women's handicap. Antonio Maddaloni holds the 38th and final spot to qualify directly for the finals with 1089 or an average of 181.50.

    Qualifying continues Tuesday, Nov. 5 with Squad 12-14 scheduled for 1, 5 and 9 p.m. CET.

    2013FlorenceInternationalLogo.jpg The 2nd Florence Ebonite International is the 18th and penultimate stop of the 2013 European Bowling Tour and the last of seven EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament will be held from Nov. 2-10, 2013 at 18-lane Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy.

    The Florence International offers total prize fund of 33.240 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 3.000 Euro to the runner-up and 1.500 Euro apiece to the third and fourth place finishers.

    The qualifying of the Florence International runs from Saturday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 9 with the final Squad 28 scheduled to start at 9 p.m. local time (CET). Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad short after Midnight. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    A total of 50 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, Nov. 10 including the top 38 qualifiers, four players each from a separate leaderboard of the Squads conducted on Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 4-6 plus the top four players of the Desperado Squad. The qualifying leader and the runner-up will cash for 300 and 200 Euro, resp. The top 14 qualifiers will receive one bye.

    The other 36 finalists will bowl four games scratch. The top 18 of Round 1 will meet the top 14 qualifiers in Round 2. The top 16 after another four games scratch advance to the Eliminator round finals.

    Those 16 will be divided into four groups of four players. All players will bowl a two-game match with the two lowest scoring players in each group eliminated. The two highest scoring players from each group advance to the next round, where they will be re-seeded and split into two groups of four.

    After another two-game round the two highest scoring players from each group advance. Those four players will determine the two finalists in another two-game round. The remaining two players will determine the champion in a final one-game match.

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

    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 Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick 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 Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2014.


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