Richard Teece leads 40 players into Sunday's finals at Roto Grip Polish Open

    06/28/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #9

    English bowler averages 244.83 over six games to pace the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total; score to make the cut in 30th place is 1274 (212.33 average)

    2015EBT05RichardTeece.jpg2015EBT09MarkusJansson.jpgRichard Teece (pictured left) of England won the qualifying of the Roto Grip Polish Open which concluded on early Sunday morning at Sky Bowling in Wroclaw, Poland, with the ultimate Desperado Squad.

    Teece, who averaged 244.83 in Squad 12, remained unchallenged in Saturday's Squads 15-18 to finish qualifying atop the 91-player field from 15 countries with 1469 total to lead a field of 40 players into Sunday's finals.

    Anton Persson and Markus Jansson (right) of Sweden, were the only other players who surpassed the 1400-mark to land in second and third place with 1442 and 1400, respectively.

    2015EBT09CarstenWarmingHansen.jpg2015EBT09AutumnChamberlain.jpgRounding out the top 4, who earned three byes and cannot fall lower than 10th place in the final standings, was World Trios champion Carsten Warming Hansen (left) of Denmark with 1385.

    The best of eight women in the field, Autumn Chamberlain (right) of England, and Mari Lukkari of Finland, were just outside the top 4 in fifth and sixth place with 1373 and 1364 including handicap, respectively.

    The two women and the next four players will bypass the first and second round of the finals. Four-time European Bowling Tour titlist Thomas Larsen of Denmark was the only player who moved into the top 10 on the last qualifying day.

    2014PBAThomasLarsen.jpg2015EBT09CarlosLee.jpgLarsen (left) , who was also on the Danish trio that won the gold medal at the 2014 Men's World Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE, toppled 1348 pins in Squad 16, including games of 204, 207, 247, 246, 213 and 231, to take seventh place in the overall standings.

    Squad 17 leader Carlos Lee (right) of Mexico missed the top 10 by just two pins finishing 11th with 1340 (233.33). Lee and the next nine bowlers will miss the first round of the finals.

    Rodolfo Madriz (below right) of Costa Rica was the 30th and last player who qualified the finals from the overall leaderboard with 1274 and an average of 212.33.

    2015EBT09RodolfoMadriz.jpg The top 30 will be joined in the finals by another 10 players who qualified through Early Bird, Turbo games and the Desperado Squad.

    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.

    The Roto Grip Polish Open features a 41-foot lane conditioning pattern with 24.435ml oil volume.

    Qualifying (six games, unlimited re-entries) ran from Monday, June 22, through Saturday, June 27. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum score is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

    Total 40 players qualified 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 and Desperado Squad


    The top 30 players, the top three players each from a separate leaderboard of Squads 5-10 (places 31-33) and 1-4 (places 34-36), one player each from the Turbo Game 5 (37th place) and Turbo Game 6 (38th place) standings, and the top 2 players of the Desperado Squad (places 39 & 40) advance to Sunday's finals. The top 4 qualifiers earn three byes, qualifiers 5-10 get two and qualifiers 11-20 receive a first-round bye.


    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."