Paul Moor wins record 14th European Bowling Tour title in Chandra Open 2014


    2014 European Bowling Tour #14

    Englishman averages over 250 to win the EBT Satellite event in Nieuwegein, Netherlands; Dutch Ellen Jansen finishes in 11th place to win the women's ranking

    2014EBT14PaulMoor.jpgPaul Moor (pictured) of England averaged 250.80 over the last two rounds of the Chandra Open 2014 en route to win his record 14th European Bowling Tour title and the 5.000 Euro top prize Sunday, Sept. 21, at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

    With the victory Moor, who won the EBT men's ranking in the 2004, '05 and '06 seasons, broke the tie with Finland's two-hander Osku Palermaa, who is second on the all-time EBT title list with 13.

    40 players made the cut to the finals. Moor averaged 228.25 in the Round of 40 to make the second cut in third place. The lefty then fired games of 270, 267, 264 and 245 to lead the Round of 24 with 1046 and an average of 261.50.

    He outaveraged his nearest competitor, PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (941), United States, by more than 26 pins to hold a 105-pin lead heading into the final six-game block.

    Despite a strong charge by defending champion Dominic Barrett, Moor cruised to victory with 245, 223, 257, 247, 266 and 224 for 1462 series and 2508 total.

    2014EBT14Top3.jpgBarrett (right), who is fifth on the EBT title list with nine titles, posted the highest block (1533; 255.50) including high games of 269, 289 and 300, the first perfecto of this year's event, to finish in second place with 2435.

    Palermaa (left) closed out the Round of 12 with games of 259, 257 and 265 to land in third place with 2385. Denmark's Carsten Warming Hansen was further 30 pins behind in fourth place with 2355 followed by Voss in fifth place with 2341.

    Two of the 13 women in the 131-player field from 13 countries, Ellen Jansen and Priscilla Maaswinkel, Netherlands, made the cut to the top 12. Jansen finished in 11th place with 2082 including eight pins handicap, an average of 200.20 scratch, to beat out 12th place Maaswinkel (2004) and to win the women's ranking in Nieuwegein.

    The Chandra Open 2014 was the 14th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the sixth out of nine EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season. The tournament ran from Sept. 14-21 at 16-lane Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

    The Chandra Open offered total prize fund of 25.600 Euro with 5.000 Euro going to the winner and 3.000 Euro to the runner-up, while the third and fourth place finishers received 2.000 Euro and 1.000, respectively. Final cash spot was 40th place worth 300 Euro.

    The Chandra Open featured a 38 feet lane conditioning pattern with 26.45ml volume oil total.

    Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) ran from Sept. 14-20. Women received 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, an equality handicap provided to women in all European Bowling Tour events.

    Total of 40 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, Sept. 21. The top 8 qualifiers received a first round bye.

    The other 32 players bowled four games starting from scratch with half of the field advancing to the second round. The top 16 from Round One and the top eight qualifiers bowled another four-game round starting from scratch to cut to the top 12.

    Those twelve bowled six games with the pinfall from Round Two being carried forward. The player with the highest 10-game total including handicap became 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 Chamartín in Madrid, Spain, immediately following the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge.

    The European Bowling Tour travels to Berlin, Germany, for the QubicaAMF German Open 2014 at A10 bowling center. The EBT "gold" tournament runs from Sept. 23-28.


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