Andersson, Konieczny, Reyna achieve perfection at Brunswick Madrid Challenge


    2014 European Bowling Tour #9

    PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss continues to lead 148-player field from 26 countries with 1544 (257.33 average); score to make the cut in 38th place raises by 82 pins on Friday to 1341 (223.50 average)

    2014EBT09IdaAndersson2.jpg2014EBT09BrianVoss.jpgIda Andersson of Sweden, Bodo Konieczny of Germany and Costa Rica's Alejandro Reyna achieved perfection in Friday's qualifying squad 20, 21 and 22 (squad 19 has been canceled) at the II Brunswick Madrid Challenge currently underway at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain.

    Andersson (pictured left), who had a 1483 series in Squad 13, rolled games of 219, 255, 300, 235, 202 and 246 for 1457 scratch, an average of 242.83, and added 40 pins handicap (she did not receive any handicap for the 300 game) to maintain second place with 1497.

    PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (right), United States, who is looking for his fourth European Bowling Tour title, continued to lead the field of 148 players from 26 countries with 1544 and an average of 257.33.

    2014EBT08CarstenWarmingHansen.jpgThomas Larsen of Denmark and Steven Gill of Scotland remained in third and fourth place with 1483 and 1477, respectively. Carsten Warming Hansen (left) of Denmark was next to Andersson in Squad 20 with 1471 including high games of 277 and 278 to leap into fifth place.

    2014EBT09BodoKonieczny.jpgOsku Palermaa of Finland and Russia's Nikita Koshelev slipped to sixth and seventh place with 1467 and 1465, resp.

    Konieczny (right), a member of the German national team, rolled the second perfecto in the fifth game of Squad 21 and had five games between 221 and 243 to lead the squad with 1460 (243.33) en route to move into eighth place in the overall standings.

    2014EBT09JesperSvensson.jpg2014EBT09MartinLarsen.jpgSwedish two-handed player Jesper Svensson (left) was mere two pins behind with 1458 including six games between 227 and 256 to take over ninth place.

    Rounding out the top 10, who will receive two byes at the end of the qualifying, is Martin Larsen (right) of Sweden, who finished his 1457 series with a 256 game to beat out Dominic Barrett of England for third place in Squad 20 by four pins. Barrett sits in 11th place with 1453.

    The score to make the top 20, who will get a first-round bye, is currently 1390 or an average of 231.67.

    2014EBT09RayTeece.jpg2014EBT09AlejandroReyna.jpgRay Teece (left) of England led the last squad on Friday with 1374 to move into 26th place, just one pin behind his brother Richard, who is 25th with 1375. Alejandro Reyna (right) of Costa Rica set the highlight in Squad 22 when he rolled the third 300 of the day in game #4 en route to finish with 1358, good for 32nd place at the moment.

    Heading into the final qualifying day, Ion Acin of Spain holds the 38th and last place to advance directly to the finals with 1341 or an average of 223.50.

    Qualifying continues Saturday, June 28, with Squads 23-26 scheduled to start at 9 a.m., 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 0.30 a.m.

    2014BrunswickMadridChallengeLogo_small.jpg The 2nd Brunswick Madrid Challenge will be held from Saturday, June 21, through Sunday, June 29, at 20-lane Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain. The tournament is the ninth stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour season and the third and last EBT "silver" tournament, the third-highest of four categories.

    Players will compete for total prize money of 40.250 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 3.000 Euro to the runner-up and 2.000 Euro to the third-place finisher. Low to cash is 50th place worth 300 Euro.

    Qualifying got underway on Saturday, June 21, and runs through Saturday, June 28, with the final qualifying Squad 26 scheduled for 9 p.m. CEST. Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad 2 slated to start 30 minutes after Midnight. The qualifying winner receives a 750 Euro bonus.

    Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum score is 300), a standard on the European Bowling Tour. The top 2 women in qualifying earn 750 and 500 Euro, respectively.

    A total of 50 players will qualify for the finals on Sunday, June 29 - the top 38 players from the overall qualifying standings, the top three players from the combined standings of June 21-22 squads and the top 5 of June 23-24 squads (not among the top 38), and the top four players of the Desperado Squad. The top 10 qualifiers will receive two byes while qualifiers 11-20 will get a first-round bye.

    The first three rounds of the finals feature four games from scratch. The field will be trimmed to 30, 20 and then 10 players who will advance to another four-game round with the Round 3 total being carried forward.

    The top 3 with the highest eight-game total will advance to the stepladder finals. The finals will be decided in one-game matches. The No. 2 seed bowls the No. 3 seed for the right to bowl the top seed for the title.

    2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries. In its 15th season, the EBT consists of two Platinum, six Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds 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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    2nd Brunswick Madrid Challenge - Qualifying Standings after Squad 22/26

    The top 38 qualifiers plus the top 3 of Squads 1-8 (places 39-41), the top 5 of Squads 9-12 (places 42-46) and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad (places 47-50) will advance to finals on Sunday, June 29.