Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick - Live on Bowlingdigital.com

    09/29/14

    2014 European Bowling Tour #17

    197 players from nine countries, 47 women and 150 men, have registered for the EBT "Satellite" event; squads 1-17 still have vacancies; tournament offers total prize fund of approx. 29.000 Euro, a 4.850 Euro top prize and guaranteed prizes for the top five women in qualifying

    2013NorwegianBowling ForbundLogo_small.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    As a result of a sponsorship agreement with Brunswick, the NO 2014 has increased the top prize by 5.000 Kronor to NOK 40.000 (approx. 4.850 Euro / $6,730). The total prize fund will be 239.000 NOK or 29.000 Euro. The prize money for the top three women in qualifying is guaranteed (5.000, 3.000 and 2.000 Kronor). Low to cash is 60th place worth 1.000 Kronor or 120 Euro.

    As of Monday, September 29th, 197 players, 47 women and 150 men, from 9 countries - Denmark, England, Finland, Iceland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, United States (four-time PBA and five-time EBT champion Mike Fagan will participate) and the host country Norway - have registered through no.bowling.no to book a total of 395 entries. Squads 18-22 have been filled and names for the standby list are now being accepted. Vacancies will be filled on a first-come basis.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick live from Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with stories and results after each round commencing Thursday, October 9, all the way through to the finals. The finals will be on Sunday, October 12, completed in the late afternoon.

     Please find all tournament on a one-page flyer. Click the image to enlarge it or open a PDF file by clicking here.

    2014NorwegianOpenLogo.jpgThe qualifying of the Norwegian Open begins Friday, Oct. 3 and runs Saturday, Oct. 11 with the final Squad 22 scheduled for 5 p.m. local time (CEST). Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    Total of 60 players will advance to the finals on Saturday (Semifinal Round 1 and 2) and Sunday, Oct. 11 & 12:
    • the top 42 players from the overall qualifying standings
    • two players from a separate leaderboard of Squad 1-7, who are not among the top 42
    • the next four women
    • the next four juniors (must not be born before Sept. 1, 1996)
    • the next four seniors (must be 50 years of age at the first day of the tournament)
    • and two players each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list (highest score in qualifying game 5 and 6, respectively; separate fee necessary).

    The top 8 qualifiers are qualified for Round 4, places 9-16 go to Round 3, places 17-24 start in Round 2 and places 25-28 begin in Round 1. The other 32 finalists advance to Saturday's Semifinal Round 1 which begins at 9 p.m. CEST.

    The top 24 players after three game scratch advance to the Semifinal Round 2, which gets underway at 10:30 p.m. Those bowl another three games with the pinfall carried over. The top 12 qualify for Final Round 1 starting on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

    The remaining forty players will determine the champion in five three-game rounds (rounds 1-4 starting from scratch). The field will be trimmed from 40 to 32, 24, 16, and then eight who bowl a final three-game block with the pinfall from Round 4 carried forward.

    The player with the highest six-game total will earn the EBT title, 50 ranking points and the 40.000 NOK top prize.

    2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries. In its 15th season, the EBT consists of two Platinum, six Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund is almost one million Euro.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women, who will compete in the eighth EBT Masters July 6, 2015 at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain, immediately following the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge.

     


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