Tommy Jones wins two squads in Friday qualifying at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open


    2014 European Bowling Tour #11

    PBA star leaps into second place with 1369; England's Dom Barrett continues to lead the 171-player field from 23 countries with 1375 (229.17 average); score to make the cut in 50th place surpasses the 1200-mark (1230, 205 average)

    2014EBT11TommyJones.jpg2014EBT11DominicBarrett.jpgTommy Jones (pictured left), United States, won two qualifying squads Friday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, en route to move into second place in the 171-player standings in the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger.

    The 15-time PBA champion, who is still looking to win his first title on the European Bowling Tour, posted his highest series of 1369 in Squad 12 including games of 236, 198, 257, 194, 279 and 205 but fell six pins short of the lead. Jones, who returned Friday night to win Squad 14 with 1288, pocketed 350 Euro each for accomplishing the feat.

    Dominic Barrett (right) of England continued to lead with 1375 six-game total and an average of 229.17.

    2014EBT11ChrisSloan.jpg2014EBT10BrianVoss2.jpgIrish two-hander Christopher Sloan (left) paced Squad 13 to leap into third place with 1268 including high games of 279 and 269. Hansi Glasl of Germany slipped two spots to fourth place with 1349.

    PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (right) was second to Sloan in Squad 13 with 1344 including a pair of 266 games to overtake fifth place. Places six and seven belonged to Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark and Dutch Ramon Hilferink, who were next to Jones in Squad 12 with 1342 and 1340, respectively.

    Stuart Williams of England fell from third to eight place with 1329. The top eight qualifiers will receive two byes for Sunday's finals.

    2014EBT11DanielFransson.jpg2013WGDariaKovalova.jpgDaniel Fransson (left) of Sweden, who finished second in the 2014 Brunswick Euro Challenge at Dream-Bowl Palace, led Squad 11 Friday morning with 1326, good for ninth place.

    Qualifiers 9-16 will receive a first-round bye. Holding 16th place is European champion Daria Kovalova (right) of Ukraine, who is the best of 17 women with 1315 including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    Michal Muzik, Czech Republic, holds the 50th and last place to qualify directly for Sunday's finals with 1230 or an average of 205.

    Qualifying resumes Saturday, July 26, with Squads 15-18 scheduled for 8 a.m., noon, 4 and 8 p.m. CEST and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m.

    2013EBT11DreamBowlPalaceOpenLogo_small.jpg The 5th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger is the 11th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the fourth out of six EBT "Gold" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held July 19-27 at 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany.

    The DBP Track Open offers total prize fund of 70.000 Euro with 7.000 Euro going to the winner, 5.000 to the runner-up, and 3.000 and 2.000 Euro to the third and fourth place finisher, respectively. Low to cash is 64th place for 600 Euro.

    The tournament features a 40-feet lane conditioning pattern with 24.885 ml volume oil total.

    Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Saturday July 19, through Saturday, July 26, with the last qualifying squad 18 scheduled for 8 p.m. CEST. Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    A total of 64 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, July 27 including the top 50 from the overall qualifying standings plus the top 6 from Squads 1-7, the top 4 from the Desperado Squad and the top four from a "High-Low" list (lowest and highest game added together; additional 10,-€ per squad). The top 8 qualifiers earn two byes, while qualifiers 9-16 receive a first-round bye.

    Three four-game rounds, each starting from scratch, will trim the field to 36, 16 and then four players, who will carry forward their third-round pinfall total into the eliminator-format finals featuring three one-game rounds.

    All four players bowl the opening game, with the lowest-scoring player after five games being eliminated. In the two rounds to follow, the same "low man out" format applies. The last man standing will be declared the champion.

    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 ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, immediately following the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge.



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    Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Qualifying Standings after Squad 14/18

    The top 50 qualifiers plus the top 6 from Squads 1-7, the top 4 from the Desperado Squad and the top four from a "High-Low" list will advance to the finals