Israel announces team for Men's European Championships 2015 in Aalborg, Denmark

    01/27/15

    2015 MEC

     The Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six players who will represent Israel in the 2015 Men's European Championships, which will be held from June 3-14 at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

    The qualifying tournament at Hutzot bowling center in Haifa featured a 38-game format over six days including four six-game series, two on medium oil and two on long oil, and another two seven-game series on dual lane condition (one lane with long oil, the other lane with medium oil).

    L-R Back row: Ofer Sadeh (General Secretary of IBF and Tournament Director), Or Aviram, Moshe Shinman, Aviv Alfital and Arie Fisher (IBF President); front row: Israel Taner, Omer Nehushtan and Ido Sharet. Click image to enlarge.

    The top four players of the qualifier earned automatic spots on the 2015 team. The top 4 with position, club and 38-game average were:

    1. Aviv Alfital (Nesher) - 198.37
    2. Ido Sharet (Ramat Gan) - 197.42
    3. Israel Taner (Hertzelia) - 196.76
    4. Moshe Shinman (Nesher) - 196.71

    According to the rules of the Israeli National Team Ranking, the top two players in the ranking earn a spot on the team if they finish in the top 12 of the qualifying tournament.

    Ranking leaders Omer Nehushtan (Super-strike) and Or Aviram (Nesher) averaged 192.11 and 191.55 to finish the qualifier in eight and ninth place, respectively, good enough to make the team for the MEC.