Richard Teece shoots into lead in Roto Grip Polish Open

    06/27/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #9

    Englishman leads 85-player field from 15 countries with 1469 (244.83 average); score to make the cut in 30th place raises by 83 pins to 1257 (209.50 average)

    2015EBT05RichardTeece.jpg2015EBT09MarkusJansson.jpgFor the second consecutive day the leaderboard of the Roto Grip Polish Open got a whole new look as nine bowlers of squads 12-14 moved into the top 10 Friday at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland.

    Richard Teece (pictured left) of England posted games of 279, 205, 213, 238, 268 and 266 in Squad 12 to shoot into the lead with 1469 total and an average of 244.83. Teece, who overtook previous leader Mari Lukkari of Finland (1364) by 105 pins, leads the 85-player field from 15 countries into the last qualifying day.

    Another two players in this squad, Anton Persson and Markus Jansson (right) of Sweden, cracked the 1400-bar. Persson started his six-game series with 245, 249 and back-to-back 279 but had to settle for second place with 1442 (240.33) after closing out with 173 and 217.

    2015EBT09CarstenWarmingHansen.jpg2015EBT09AutumnChamberlain.jpgWorld Youth champion Jansson, who won his first EBT title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament earlier this year, hit 1400 (233.33) on the nose, including six games between 208 and 257, to sit in third place overall.

    Places four and five belonged to Squad 13 leaders Carsten Warming Hansen (left) of Denmark and Autumn Chamberlain (right) of England. Hansen, who won the gold medal in trios at the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi averaged 230.83 , including games of 235, 230, 266, 186, 232 and 236, to move into fourth place with 1385.

    Chamberlain, who was close behind with 1373 including eight pins handicap each game, is the best of eight women in the field in fifth place with 1373. Lukkari slipped from first to sixth place with 1364 and was the lone player who remained in the top 10.

    2015EBT09ChrisSloan.jpgIrish two-handed player Chris Sloan (left) led the last squad on Friday (# 14) with 1345, good for seventh place overall. Sloan came out of the gates with 784 for the first three games (267, 278 and 239) but closed with three games under 200 (191, 193 and 177).

    Rounding out the top 10 were Benjamin Jonsson, Sweden (1344), Arnar Jonsson, Iceland (1344) and Robert Lindberg, Sweden (1339). The score to make the cut in 30th place raised by 83 pins on Friday. Matt Chamberlain of England is the man on the bubble with 1257 and an average of 209.50.

    Qualifying continues on Saturday, June 27, with Squads 15-18 scheduled to start at 9 a.m., 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) and concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for half past Midnight.

    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 14/18


    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."