Jesper Svensson starts the year 2014 with victory in the 34th AIK International Tournament



    2014AIKJesperSvensson2.jpgSwedish national team member Jesper Svensson (pictured) started the year 2014 with victory in the 34th AIK International Tournament Monday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden.

    The two-handed lefty, who won his first European Bowling Tour and World Bowling Tour title in the Brunswick Ballmaster Open in January 2013, led all three rounds of the finals en route to win the title and 60.000 Swedish Kronor, approximately 6.720 Euro.

    2013EBT04TomasLeandersson.jpgSvensson held a 94-pin lead over Swedish standout and fellow Team Pergamon member Tomas Leandersson (right) heading into the round robin match play finals. The 18-year-old averaged 225.60 and won five of nine matches (20 pins bonus per win, no bonus in the position round) to finish with 4776 total including 100 bonus.

    Leandersson averaged 219 in match play but had the field-best 7-2 won-lost record to beat out Peter Nordenson of Team Clan BK for second place by just one pin, 4656 to 4655. Leandersson received 30.000 SEK for second place and Nordenson got 20.000 SEK for third place.

    Jesper Larsen, Team Pergamon, was 102 pins behind in fifth place with 4553, worth 15.000 SEK, while Swedish national team member Sandra Andersson, BK Full House, was the best woman in the field in fifth place with 4454. She pocketed 12.000 SEK.

    2014AIKLogo_small.jpg The 34th AIK International Tournament ran from Dec. 26, 2013 through Jan. 6, 2014 at Bowl-o-Rama, a 28-laner in Stockholm, Sweden, and offered total prize fund of 309.500 Swedish Kronor or approximately 34.660 Euro.

    Qualifying (six games; unlimited re-entries) started on Dec 26 and ran through Sunday, Jan. 5. Women received 8 pins handicap each game.

    Total 92 players advanced the semifinals and finals. The field was cut to 60, 48, 24 and then 10 players, who determine the champion in round robin match play. The winner was the player with the highest total after 20 games including handicap and bonus.


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    Final Standings after Round Robin Match Play

    * Women's scores including 8 pins handicap. 20-game total includes Final Round 1 & 2 pinfall and 20 bonus pins for a win and 10 pins for a tie.


    Final Round 2

    The top 10 advance Round Robin Match Play.


    Final Round 1

    The top 24 advance to the second round.


    34th AIK International Tournament 2014 - Semifinal Round 2

    The top 12 join the 36 players, who bypassed the Semifinals, in Final Round 1.


    34th AIK International Tournament 2014 - Semifinal Round 1

    The top 24 advance to Semifinal Round 2.