Bjørn Einar Rudshagen averages over 250 to win single-elimination finals in Bucharest

    11/25/13

    Romania

    Norwegian defeats three opponents to capture the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize in the 4th IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open

    2013EBT14BjornEinarRudshagen.jpg2013EBT04GiannisStathatos2.jpgBjørn Einar Rudshagen (pictured left) of Norway averaged 250.43 in the single-elimination finals of the 4th IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open en route to claim the title and the 2.500 Euro top prize Sunday at IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania.

    In the title match in best-of-three games format, Rudshagen defeated Giannis Stathatos (right) of Greece in two games, 279-257 and 246-222.

    Rudshagen, who entered the single-eliminations finals in sixth position, rolled games of 256 and 247 to sweep No. 2 Barry Foley (below left) of Ireland in the semifinals, 2-0.

    2013EBT16BarryFoley2.jpg20120314BrianVoss.jpgFifth-seeded Stathatos, who averaged 239.57 over seven head-to-head games, ousted No. 8 seed, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (right), United States, in the other semifinal match, 245-215 and 237-202.

    Stathatos received 1.500 Euro for second place while Foley and Voss, who eliminated No. 1 seed, Oleksandr Kondratyev of Ukraine in the opening round, 2-0, including a 289 game, received 1.000 Euro apiece for third and fourth place, respectively.

    The 4th IDM Bucharest International Bowling Open ran from November 18-24, 2013 at 14-lane IDM Club in Bucharest, Romania and drew 81 players from eleven countries. 24 players survived the qualifying cut.

    Players ranked 9-24 bowled six games scratch with the top 8 advancing to the second round to meet qualifiers 1-8 in another six-game round after which the field was trimmed to the top 8, who determined the champion in single-elimination best-of-three games finals in bracket system.

     


    4th IDM Bucharest International - Single-Elimination Finals


    Best-of-three games in bracket system.

     

     

    4th IDM Bucharest International - Top 24 (cashers)


    Players with position, country and earnings.

    1. Bjørn Einar Rudshagen, Norway, 2.500 Euro
    2. Giannis Stathatos, Greece, 1.500 Euro
    3. Barry Foley, Ireland, 1.000 Euro
    4. Brian Voss, United States, 1.000 Euro
    5. Oleksandr Kondratyev, Ukraine, 700 Euro
    6. Nikos Kekesis, Greece, 700 Euro
    7. Brian Valenta, United States, 700 Euro
    8. George Venetis, Greece, 700 Euro
    9. Dimitris Karetsos, Greece, 450 Euro
    10. Vasilis Stefopoylos, Greece, 450 Euro
    11. Romeo Gagenoiu, Romania, 450 Euro
    12. Slava Oseredko, Ukraine, 450 Euro
    13. Christian Ieva, Italy, 450 Euro
    14. Catalin Gheorghe, Romania, 450 Euro
    15. Alexandru Arbanas, Romania, 450 Euro
    16. Marius Piticariu, Romania, 450 Euro
    17. Tommy Petersen, Greece, 300 Euro
    18. Costas Kyriakou, Cyprus, 300 Euro
    19. Marius Balan, Romania, 300 Euro
    20. Cristian Calagiu, Romania, 300 Euro
    21. Andrei Ioan Ionescu, Romania, 300 Euro
    22. Yuriy Grynyk, Ukraine, 300 Euro
    23. David Orlanda, Romania, 300 Euro
    24. Gavin Fox, Ireland, 300 Euro

     


    4th IDM Bucharest International - Round of 16 Results


    The top 8 advance to the single-elimination finals.

     


    4th IDM Bucharest International - Round of 24 Results


    The top 8 advance to the next round.