Hadley Morgan shoots 289 to win 6th Sofia International Open

    11/02/15

    Bulgaria

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    2015SofiaOpenHadleyMorgan.jpg In an all-English championship match, Headley Morgan (pictured right) fired a huge game to defeat top-seeded Autum Chamberlain, 289-235, en route to win the 6th Sofia International Open Sunday at bowling center Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    The photo above shows the top 4 at the 6th Sofia International Open: L-R Chamberlain, Morgan, Wegner and Olsson.

    Morgan pocketed the 7.000 Euro top prize, while Chamberlain, who averaged over 248 scratch in Round 4 to earn the No. 1 seed, was consoled with 5.000 Euro for second place.

    In the all-Swedish opening match, Jenny Wegner toppled 278 pins to fly past qualifying leader Mattias Olsson, 286-225. Morgan then ousted Wegner in the semi-final match, 245-198, to set up a title match against Chamberlain. Wegner earned 3.500 Euro for third place and Olsson took home 2.500 Euro for fourth place.

    2015SofiaOpenLogo_small.jpg The 6th Sofia International Open 2015, a non-European Bowling Tour event, was held from Oct. 24 to Nov. 1 at bowling center Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament offered total prize fund of 55.000 Euro with 7.000 Euro going to the winner and a last-to-cash payout of 350 Euro for 56th place.

    Qualifying of the Sofia Open ran from Oct. 24 to 31. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300). Total 56 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, Nov 1. The top 8 qualifiers earned two byes and qualifiers 9-16 received a first-round bye.

    The other 40 players advanced to the first of four 4-game rounds (rounds 1-3 starting from scratch). The field was trimmed to 36, 20, and then 10 players who bowled a final four-game round with the pinfall from Round 3 being carried forward. The top 4 advanced to stepladder final to determine the champion.

     


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    6th Sofia International Open - Stepladder Finals


    Bowling center Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria (Oct. 24 - Nov. 1, 2015)

    Championship Round:
    1. Hadley Morgan, England, 7.000 Euro
    2. Autum Chamberlain, England, 5.000 Euro
    3. Jenny Wegner, Sweden, 3.500 Euro
    4. Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 2.500 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: No. 3 Wegner (f) def. No. 4 Olsson, 286-225
    Second Match: No. 2 Morgan def. Wegner (f), 245-198
    Championship: Morgan def. No. 1 Chamberlain (f), 289-235.
    (f) indicates female, scores including eight pins handicap.

     


    6th Sofia International Open - Places 5-56 (Cashers)


    5. Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 2.000 Euro
    6. Jesper Larsen, Sweden, 1.700 Euro
    7. Nadezda Korablinova, Russia, 1.400 Euro
    8. Timmy Fredriksson, Sweden, 1.200 Euro
    9. Anton Olsson, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    10. Vasilis Stefopoulos, Greece, 1.000 Euro
    11. Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 700 Euro
    12. Georgos Stefanidis, Greece, 700 Euro
    13. Jari Ratia, Finland, 700 Euro
    14. Peter Stevenson, England, 700 Euro
    15. Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 700 Euro
    16. Paul Moor, England, 700 Euro
    17. Cajsa Wegner, Sweden, 700 Euro
    18. Mehmet Kaya, Turkey, 700 Euro
    19. Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 700 Euro
    20. Christoffer Jakobsson, Sweden, 700 Euro
    21. Jakob Karlsson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    22. Dian Dinev, Bulgaria, 500 Euro
    23. Sam Rose, England, 500 Euro
    24. Alexandru Arbanas, Romania, 500 Euro
    25. Romeo Gagenoiu, Romania, 500 Euro
    26. Ian Robinson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    27. Konstantinos Xagoraris, Greece, 500 Euro
    28. Anton Elofsson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    29. Andrii Shovkun, Ukraine, 500 Euro
    30. Yavor Milanov, Bulgaria, 500 Euro
    31. Marcus Tidbeck, Sweden, 500 Euro
    32. Vaggelis Krizinis, Greece, 500 Euro
    33. Alessandro Silletti, Poland, 500 Euro
    34. Filippa Persson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    35. Or Aviram, Israel, 500 Euro
    36. Philippe Huber, Switzerland, 500 Euro
    37. Bjørn Einar Rudshagen, Norway, 350 Euro
    38. Linas Sasnauskas, Lithuania, 350 Euro
    39. Nikita Koshelev, Russia, 350 Euro
    40. Cheska Tomas, Netherlands, 350 Euro
    41. Petri Murto, Finland, 350 Euro
    42. Matt Chamberlain, England, 350 Euro
    43. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 350 Euro
    44. Anna Belle Jean, Switzerland, 350 Euro
    45. Zoran Banjac, Croatia, 350 Euro
    46. Romain Franchi, Switzerland, 350 Euro
    47. Jason Agate, United States, 350 Euro
    48. Anže Grabrijan, Slovenia, 350 Euro
    49. Edvinas Skarbalius, Lithuania, 350 Euro
    50. Drozhbin Alexey, Russia, 350 Euro
    51. Plamen Stanchev, Bulgaria, 350 Euro
    52. Geanina Dumitrascu, Romania, 350 Euro
    53. Gheorghe Nicolae, Romania, 350 Euro
    54. Antonis Bekas, Bulgaria, 350 Euro
    55. Alexandros Pantelidis, Greece, 350 Euro
    56. Maksym Yaremchuk, Ukraine, 350 Euro

     


    6th Sofia International Open 2015 - Round Four Results


    Top 4 advance to the stepladder finals; places 5-10 earn from 2.000 to 1.000 Euro.

     


    6th Sofia International Open 2015 - Round Threee Results


    Top 10 advance to the fourth round; places 11-20 earn 700 Euro.


    300 games - (2) Autum Chamberlain and Hadley Morgan.

     


    6th Sofia International Open 2015 - Round Two Results


    Top 12 advance to the third round; places 13-28 finish in 21st-36th place, earn 500 Euro.

     


    6th Sofia International Open 2015 - Round One Results


    Top 20 advance to the second round; places 21-40 finish in 37-56th place, earn 350 Euro.


    300 games - (2) Jenny Wegner and Anton Olsson.