Paul Moor shoots 1385 to win qualifying in 2nd Florence Ebonite International

    11/10/13

    2013 European Bowling Tour #18

    Englishmen earns 300 Euro bonus, leads a field of 50 players including three women into Sunday's finals; Marco Reviglio is the top Italian bowler in second place; cut for 38th place is 1224; 204 average)

    2013EBT18PaulMoor.jpgThree-time European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Paul Moor (pictured left) of England averaged 230.83 in the 26th of 28 squads en route to win the qualifying of the 2nd Florence Ebonite International and a 300 Euro bonus.

    The lefty, who won the Brunswick Etna Open in October for his record-tying 13th career European Bowling Tour title, had games of 237, 223, 226, 211, 245 and 243 for 1385 to finish atop the leaderboard of 208 players, 179 men and 29 women, from 28 countries.

    Moor, who is the only multiple EBT champion this season, would be the leading candidate for "EBT Player of the Year" honors, if the European Tenpin Bowling Federation would have such an award. He leads a field of 50 players including three women into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy.

    2013EBT18MarcoReviglio.jpg2013EBT18JesperLarsen.jpgMarco Reviglio (left) of saved his best for last and toppled 1355 pins in the final qualifying squad Saturday night to jump into second place worth a 200 Euro bonus. Moor, Reviglio and ninth place Daniel Fransson of Sweden were the only players who managed six consecutive games of 200.

    Overnight leader Frederik √ėhrgaard of Denmark slipped out of the bonus ranks to occupy third place with 1320. Jesper Larsen (right) of Sweden and Stephan Unger of Germany led Squad 27 with 1318 and 1315 to leap into fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the overall standings.

    2013EBT18LisanneBreeschoten2.jpg2013EBT18JolinePerssonPlanefors.jpgRounding out the top six, who surpassed the 1300-mark, was Jeroen van Geel, Netherlands, with 1313. Van Geel's fellow countrywoman Lisanne Breeschoten (left) was the best woman in the field in 13th place with 1273 including 48 pins handicap.

    Alessandro Del Carmine of Italy took the 14th and last place to earn one bye for the finals with 1271 (211.83 average).

    Current women's point ranking winner Joline Persson Planefors (right) of Sweden was the only other woman who finished in the top 38 to qualify directly for the finals. The two-time European champion, who led the women's point ranking in the 2011 season, paced squad 20 with 1257 including handicap to land in 20th place.

    Massimo Endrizzi of Italy hit the cutoff number for 38th place with 1224 or an average of 204. The top 38 will be joined in the finals by another 12 players, 11 men and one woman, who qualified thru the early squads (1-8 and 9-17) and the Desperado Squad.

    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 ran from Saturday, Nov. 2 through Saturday, Nov. 9. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    A total of 50 players advanced 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 cashed for 300 and 200 Euro, resp. The top 14 qualifiers received 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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    2013 Florence Ebonite International - Standings after Qualifying and Desperado Squad


    Total of 50 player 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. 4-6 (places 39-42) and Nov. 2-3 (places 43-46) plus the top four of the Desperado Squad (places 47-50). The qualifying leader and the runner-up cash for 300 and 200 Euro, respectively. The top 14 qualifiers receive one bye.