Oldfield and Cooper win Belgian Senior Open



    Bowlmaster in Bruxelles, Belgium

     Ron Oldfield and Jacqui Cooper, England, walked away the winners in the the men's and women's Belgian Senior Open at bowling center Bowlmaster in Bruxelles, Belgium (not Sergio Bellini and Lena Dahlgren as inadvertently reported earlier by Bernard Mora, editor of the French 'Bowling Presse').

    Last year's runner-up Oldfield topped Christer Olsson, Sweden, 219-212 in the men's championship match to secure the 2.000 Euro top prize. In the women's four-player shoot-out, Cooper came from behind and defeated all three opponents to win the title and 1.200 Euro. In the title match, Cooper beat tournament leader Farida Pascoal-Blom, Netherlands, 2008-200.

    The picture shows the staff of the Belgian Senior Open in a rather unique outfit. Click on the image to see it full size.

    2006 Belgian Senior Open - Men's Finals

    Championship Round:
    1. Ron Oldfield, England
    2. Christer Olsson, Sweden
    3. Barry Horne, Germany
    4. Erich Caspari, Germany

    Playoff Results (handicap in parenthesis):
    First Match: Horne (1) def. Caspari (8), 196-194
    Second Match: Olsson (5) def. Horne (1), 252-239
    Championship Match: Oldfield (8) def. Olsson (5), 219-212.

    2006 Belgian Senior Open - Women's Finals

    Championship Round:
    1. Jacqui Cooper, England
    2. Farida Pascoal-Blom, Netherlands
    3. Yvonne Randell, Ireland
    4. Inger Peterson, Sweden

    Playoff Results (handicap in parenthesis):
    First Match: Cooper (15) def. Peterson (5), 238-154
    Second Match: Cooper (15) def. Randell (8), 194-185
    Championship Match: Cooper (15) def. Pascoal-Blom (5), 208-200.