Costa Rica's Madriz, Mexico's Lee move to the top in Polish Open


    2015 European Bowling Tour #9

    Madriz leads the 37-player field from seven countries after 6 of 18 qualifying squads with 1254 (209 average); score to make the cut in 30th place is currently 1020 (170 avg.)

    2015EBT09RodolfoMadriz.jpg2015EBT09CarlosLee.jpgRodolfo Madriz of Costa Rica and Mexico's Carlos Lee rolled six-game series of 1254 and 1251 Wednesday at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, to move to the top of the leaderboard in the Roto Grip Polish Open.

    Madriz (pictured left) started Squad 5 with back-to-back 222 games and added 202 and 224 before he close out with two consecutive 192 games to lead the 37-player field from Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Venezuela and the host country Poland with an average of 209.

    2015EBT09ChristianKarlsson2.jpg2015EBT09MiroslawPajak.jpgLee (above right), who averaged 208.50, rebounded from a slow start (159) with 224, 222, 197, 249 and 200 to leap into second place.

    Previous leader Christian Karlsson (left) of Sweden slipped to third place with 1238 and was followed by Patryk Preus and Mirosław Pająk (right) of Poland in fourth and fifth place with 1235 and 1230, respectively.

    Places 6-10 also belonged to bowlers from Poland. Day one leader Przemysław Nowak (1222) fell to sixth place with Marek Rybicki one pin behind in seventh place on 1221.

    2015EBT09TomaszJanicki.jpg2015EBT09MichalZarzycki.jpgTomasz Janicki paced the second squad on Wednesday, sixth overall, with 1215, including a pair of 230s, to take eighth place.

    He received a Roto Grip Hyper Cell Skid bowling ball for winning the squad. With one third of the qualifying squads in the books, Janicki leads both Turbo game 5 and 6 with 235 and 207, respectively.

    Ninth place belonged to two-hander Michal Zarzycki, who was next to Madriz and Lee with 1210 after starting Squad 5 with high games of 233 and 256.

    2015EBT09DariaPajak.jpgDaria PajÄ…k (right) was the best of five women in the field so far in 10th place with 1207, including eight pins handicap each game, an average of 193.17 scratch. Iga Ryngwelska, one of the organizers of the 2015 Roto Grip Polish Open, currently holds the 30th and last place to advance from the qualifying leaderboard with 1020 total, an average of 170 including g handicap.

    Qualifying continues on Thursday, June 25, with Squads 8, 9 and 10 (7 has been canceled) scheduled to start at 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    2015EBT09PolishOpenLogo.jpg The Roto Grip Polish Open, a newcomer on the European Bowling Tour, is the ninth stop of the 2015 season and the fifth out of eight EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held from June 22-28 at 24-lane Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, host of the 2012 and 2014 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.

    Players will compete for total prize money of 30.000 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 4.000 to the runner-up and 2.500 to the third place finisher. Last-to-cash payout (40th place) is 250 Euro.

    Qualifying (six games, unlimited re-entries) gets underway on Monday, June 22, with Squads 1 & 2 and runs through Saturday, June 27, with the final Squad 18 scheduled for 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST). Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for Sunday at 0.30 a.m.

    Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum score is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events. The Roto Grip Polish Open features a 41-foot lane conditioning pattern with 24.435ml oil volume.

    Total 40 players will qualify for the finals - the top 30 players from the overall qualifying standings, the top three players each from a separate leaderboard of Squads 5-10 and 1-4, who are not among the top 30, one player each from the Turbo Game 5 and Turbo Game 6 standings, and the top 2 players of the Desperado Squad.

    The Turbo G5 and G6 winners are the players with the highest score in the fifth and sixth game in any of the qualifying series (extra entry fee required).

    The top 4 qualifiers earn three byes, qualifiers 5-10 get two and qualifiers 11-20 receive a first-round bye. The remaining 20 players advance to the first of three four-game rounds which will trim the field to 30, 20 and then 10 players, who advance to round robin match play.

    Match play consists of nine games starting from scratch (no position round match). During match play, players receive 30 bonus pins for winning a match, 10 pins each in the event of a tie and 10 points for any score higher than 250.

    The top 3 with the highest nine-game total including bonus will determine the champion in the stepladder finals.

    2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries featuring three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. All 17 tournaments together offer total prize fund of 870.000 Euro or 971.400 U.S. Dollar.

    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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino following the 12th San Marino Open.


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    Roto Grip Polish Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 6/18

    The top 30 players, the top three players each from a separate leaderboard of Squads 5-10 and 1-4, one player each from the Turbo Game 5 and Turbo Game 6 standings, and the top 2 players of the Desperado Squad will advance to Sunday's finals.

    Tie Rules (Qualifying)
    In case of a tie in the qualifying, "the highest positioned player will be the player scoring the highest total of all counting qualification games minus the score of the lowest game. If a tie still exists, the highest positioned player will be the player with the highest total of all counting qualification games minus the score of the two lowest games, etc."