Switzerland's Harn Chieh Kwan emerges victorious at 38th Grand Prix Zurich

    06/01/15

    Switzerland

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    2015GPZHarnChiehKwan.jpgHarn Chieh Kwan of Switzerland (pictured left) closed out the finals of the 38th Grand Prix Zurich with a big 236 game to overtake his compatriot David Tanic en route to win the title and the 1.100 Swiss Franc top prize (approx. 1.064 Euro) Sunday, May 31, at bowling center BESECO in Winterthur, Switzerland.

    The Swiss national team member, who did not receice any handicap, rolled games of 236, 170, 192, 225, 192, 189 and 236 in the final seven-game round, which featured a special position point system format, to finish with 1440 pinfall total and the field-best 205.71 average.

    2015GPZDavidTanic.jpgKwan collected 95 points for his seven games including 28 points for the highest series to beat out Tanic (right) for the title by six points. Tanic, who received 19 pins handicap per game, toppled 1298 pins, an average of 185.43 scratch or 204.43 including handicap, finished in second place with 1431 total and 89 points.

    2015GPZMathieuBerges.jpgJust one point behind Tanic was Mathieu Bergès (left), Switzerland, who averaged 203.43 for 1424 total and received 88 points. Mark Jonasdofsky of Germany was the best foreign bowler in fourth place with 1422 (203.14) and 86 points.

    There would have been no difference in the final standings of the 14 finalists if the total pins including handicap would counted.

    The 38th Grand Prix Zurich was held from May 25-31, 2015, at bowling center BESECO, a 22-laner in suburban Winterthur, Switzerland, and drew 83 players.

    All players bowled eight games of qualifying with the top 28 advancing to the semifinals. 50 percent of the qualifying total including handicap was carried forward. Those 28 bowled another four games to cut to the top 14 for the finals.

    The finals of the 38th Grand Prix Zurich featured seven games starting from scratch. In each round points were awarded to the players according to their position in the respective round. 1st place - 14 points; 2nd place - 13, 3rd place - 12, …… 14th place 1 point.

    At the end of Round 7 double points were given to the players according to their position based on the 7-game total including handicap. 1st place - 28 points; 2nd place - 26, 3rd place - 24, …… 14th place 2 points.

    The player with the highest point total was declared the winner of the 38th GP Zürich.

     



     

     

    38th Grand Prix Zurich - Final Results


    Seven games, position point system. In each of the seven games including handicap points were awarded to the players according to their position in the respective round. At the end of Round 7 double points were given to the players according to their position based on total pins including handicap. The player with the highest point total was declared the winner.

    Complete Results