Karlsson walks away the winner of all-Swedish finals in Norwegian Open

    10/01/06

    2006 European Bowling Tour #16

    Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway (Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2006)

    2006EBT16TobiasKarlsson.jpg Four Swedes battled it out for the champion in the Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    Tobias Karlsson (left), who shot a perfect game in Round 5 to take the No. 1 seed for the finals, topped Magnus Andersson, 234-202, in the championship match to win the 16th stop of the European Bowling Tour and the 60.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize (approx. 7.260 Euro).

    2006EBT15NinaFlack_small.jpg Karlsson ousted women's ranking winner Nina Flack in the semis, 187-165, while Andersson eliminated Dennis Eklund, 241-210. Andersson pocketed 35.000 NOK for second, Eklund earned 20.000 NOK for third and Flack received 11.000 for fourth.

    Picture courtesy of Jan Edvardson.

    Norwegian Open - Semi-finals and Finals


    Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway (Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2006)

    Championship Round:
    1. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 60.000 NOK
    2. Magnus Andersson, Sweden, 35.000 NOK
    3. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 20.000 NOK
    4. Nina Flack, Sweden, 11.000

    Playoff Results:
    Semi-final Match 1: #1 Karlsson def. #4 Flack, 187-165
    Semi-final Match 2: #2 Andersson def. #3 Eklund, Eklund
    Championship Match: #1 Karlsson def. #2 Andersson, 234-202.


    Norwegian Open - Final Standings Places 5-48


    5. Martin Olsen, NOR
    6. Niklas Linderholm, SWE
    7. Petter Hansen, NOR
    8. Janne Monsen, NOR
    9. Lars Lundahl, SWE
    10. Jesper Agerbo, DEN
    11. Helen Johnsson, SWE
    12. Robert Andersson, SWE
    13. Kim Bolleby, SWE
    14. Ulf Bolleby, SWE
    15. Christian Karlsson, SWE
    16. Erik Andersin, SWE
    17. Mikael Larsson, SWE
    18. Tommy A Bunæs, NOR
    19. Pontus Halvarsson, SWE
    20. Tore Torgersen, NOR
    21. Nils Christian Stensrud, NOR
    22. Christel Carlsson, SWE
    23. Simon Mattsson, SWE
    24. Thomas Fagerstrøm, NOR
    25. Rebecka Larsen, SWE
    26. Per Kristian Eide, NOR
    27. Carl Magnus Pettersen, NOR
    28. Sverre Lund, NOR
    29. Owe Herrmann, NOR
    30. Marcus Nyberg, SWE
    31. Rune Spets, NOR
    32. Glenn Morten Pedersen, NOR
    33. Frode Jørgen Aaneby, NOR
    34. Svein Roger Olsen, NOR
    35. Claes Gauffin, SWE
    36. Mikael Kanold, SWE
    37. Jimmy Dan Mortensen, DEN
    38. Fredrik Andre Tjernes, NOR
    39. Jouni Kemppainen, SWE
    40. Marcus Berndt, SWE
    41. Stefan Palmer, NOR
    42. Håvard Dahl Løftamo, NOR
    43. Christian Evensen, NOR
    44. Bård Jensen, NOR
    45. James Gruffman, SWE
    46. Lars Jørgensen, DEN
    47. Christer Jakobsen, NOR
    48. Fredrik Finstad, NOR


    Round 5 (top 4 advance)





    Five Swedes, three Norwegians advance to Round 5 in Norwegian Open


    2006Lane1THUShootoutDennisEklund_small.jpg Dennis Eklund had games of 247 and 278 to lead Round 4 in the Norwegian Open in Oslo. The top 8 after two games advanced to Round 5, Eklund and his four compatriots Niklas Linderholm, Magnus Andersson, Nina Flack and Tobias Karlsson will battle it out with Norwegians Martin Olsen, Petter Hansen and Janne Monsen. Flack and Monsen will determine the women's ranking winner.


    Round 4 (top 8 advance)





    Swedes set the pace in Round 3 at Norwegian Open


    2006NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg Niklas Linderholm, Dennis Eklund, Nina Flack and Magnus Andersson, all from Sweden, set the pace in the third round of the finals in the Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    Linderholm led the top 12 into the fourth round with 958 four-game total and an average of 239,50. Qualifying leader Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, was fifth with 904.

    World Champion in Doubles, Robert Andersson, beat out son and father Bolleby, Kim and Ulf, all of Sweden, for the 12th and final spot with 818.


    Round 3 (winners Round 2 and players seeded 1-12, top 12 advance)





    Bolleby shows exceptional pace in Round 2 at Norwegian Open


    Ulf Bolleby averaged 257,50 and felled 1030 pins in the second round of the finals in the Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo to lead the top 12 players into Round 3. The former Swedish international came out of the gates quickly, firing games of 270 and 298 and closed out the set with 244 and 218. The Swedes took the top 3 spots in the round with Tobias Karlsson second at 998 and Christel Carlsson third, 914 including 32 pins handicap. Calsson was the best of four women, who made the cut.


    Round 2 (winners Round 1 and players seeded 13-24, top 12 advance)





    Bunæs leads Round 1, Pedersen and Olsen perfect


    2006EBT16GlennMortenPedersen_MartinOlsen.jpg Tommy A. Bunæs fired games of 248, 237, 204 and 280 to lead the 24 players seeded 25-48 after qualifying in the first round of the finals in the Norwegian Open in Oslo.

    Second and third place belonged to Glenn Morten Pedersen (left) and Martin Olsen (right) who both finished the four-game block with a 300-game. With six lanes between them, Martin was first on the approach, but Glenn was throwing harder - hence their 12th strike came at the same time on both lanes for the second and third perfecto of the tournament.

    All four women in the round made the cut to the top 12, who will meet the players seeded 13-24 in Round 2.


    Round 1 (players seeded 25-48, top 12 advance)





    Jesper Agerbo wins qualifying in Norwegian Open


    2006EBT15JesperAgerbo_small.jpg Dane Jesper Agerbo rolled games of 258, 238, 222, 265, 230 and 185 in the 16th of 18 squads en route to win the qualifying in the Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    Agerbo felled 1398 and averaged 233,00, three pins more than previous leader Simon Mattsson, Sweden, who fell one spot to second with 1395. His compatriot Erik Andersin was mere 15 pins behind Agerbo to land third place with 1383. The top 44 from the qualifying plus the top four Desperados (seeded 45th-48th) advanced to the finals. Christel Carlsson, Sweden, hit the cutoff number for 44th place with 1273 including 48 pins handicap.

    Four Norwegians, Christian Evensen (265), Fredrik Finstad (236), Bård Jensen (235) and Janne Monsen (227 incl. hc) survived the one-game Desperado Squad. Three more women survived the cut, Helen Johnsson (23rd), Nina Flack (30th) and Rebecka Larsen (38th), all Sweden.

    The top 12 will earn two byes and the players seeded 13-24 will bypass the first round. Players seeded 25-48 will play the first of three four-game rounds starting from scratch. After three rounds the field is cut to twelve players, who will bowl two games starting from scratch to cut to the top 8 and then 4.

    Those four will bowl one game in the semi-finals, 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3. The semi-final winners will bowl for the title and the 60.000 NOK top prize (approx. 7.260 Euro). The Norwegian Open is the 16th tournament on the 2006 European Bowling Tour.


    Standings after Qualifying


    The top 44 from the qualifying plus the top four from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' (seeded 45th-48th) advanced to the finals.




    Swedes set highlights in Norwegian Open in Friday qualifying


    2006NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg Simon Mattsson, Magnus Andersson, Pontus Halvarsson and Lars Lundahl, all from Sweden, set the highlights in the qualifying of the Norwegian Open Friday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    2006EBT16MagnusAndersson.jpg Andersson (right) finished his six-game qualifying block with games of 245, 235, 257 and 244 to overtake the lead in Squad 12 with 1376 pinfall total and an average of 229,33. In the fourth game of this squad,

    2006EBT16LarsLundahl.jpg Lundahl (left) fired the first perfecto of the tournament en route to tie Petter Hansen, Norway, for third place with 1353.

    Andersson's lead didn't last long as Mattsson found a way past him in the next squad. After a slow start with 192, Mattsson felled 997 pins in the next four games (247, 244, 238, 268) and closed out the set with a solid 206 to take the pole position with 1395 pinfall total and an average of 232,50.

    Four more Swedes Pontus Halvarsson (1361), Mikael Kanold (1345), Tobias Karlsson (1339) and Dennis Eklund (1336) cracked the top 10.

    Nils Christian Stensrud, Norway, led the late night squad on Friday with 1369 to jump into third position. Rebecka Larsen, Sweden is the top-ranked woman in the field with 1290 including 48 pins handicap in 22nd position. Stefan Palmer, Norway, currently mans the 44th place with 1220, an average of 203,33.

    Qualifying continues on Saturday with the final four squads and will conclude with the 'Desperado Squad' on Saturday night. The top 44 plus the top four Desperados (seeded 45th-48th) will advance to the finals.

    The top 12 will earn two byes and the players seeded 13-24 will bypass the first round. Players seeded 25-48 will play the first of three four-game rounds starting from scratch. After three rounds the field is cut to twelve players, who will bowl two games starting from scratch to cut to the top 8 and then 4.

    Those four will bowl one game in the semi-finals, 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3. The semi-final winners will bowl for the title and the 60.000 NOK top prize (approx. 7.260 Euro). The Norwegian Open is the 16th tournament on the 2006 European Bowling Tour.


    Fagerstrøm and Monsen set the pace at Norwegian Open in Oslo



    2006NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg
    Thomas Fagerstrøm from Norway positioned himself atop the leaderboard in the Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with 1356 six-game total and an average of 226,00. Fagerstrøm rolled games of 214, 198, 248, 256, 203 and 237 in the ninth of 18 qualifying squads to overtake previous leader Petter Hansen by three pins.

    2006EBT16SverreLund.jpg 2006EBT16SveinRogerOlsen_small.jpg Places two through five belong to Norwegian national team members. Hansen is second with 1353 followed by Per Kristian Eide in third with 1348, Svein Roger Olsen (left) in fourth with 1332 and Sverre Lund (right) in fifth with 1305.


    2006EBT16JanneMonsen.jpg 2006EBT16PatcharinTorgersen_small.jpg Swede Niklas Linderholm led the 10th squad on Thursday evening to move into sixth position with 1274. Janne Monsen (left) beat out Patcharin Torgersen (right) by 12 pins to become the top-ranked female bowler in the field with 1260 including 48 pins handicap.

    Qualifying continues on Friday and Saturday with four squads each and will conclude with the 'Desperado Squad' on Saturday night. The top 44 plus the top four Desperados (seeded 45th-48th) will advance to the finals.

    The top 12 will earn two byes and the players seeded 13-24 will bypass the first round. Players seeded 25-48 will play the first of three four-game rounds starting from scratch. After three rounds the field is cut to twelve players, who will bowl two games starting from scratch to cut to the top 8 and then 4.

    Those four will bowl one game in the semi-finals, 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3. The semi-final winners will bowl for the title and the 60.000 NOK top prize (approx. 7.260 Euro). The Norwegian Open is the 16th tournament on the 2006 European Bowling Tour.


    Hansen continues to lead in Norwegian Open qualifying


    Petter_Hansen_4865.jpg Norwegian international Petter Hansen remained atop the leaderboard in the qualifying of the Norwegian Open 2006 at his Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Hansen averaged 225,50 and felled 1353 in his best six-game series.

    Two of his team mates from the Norwegian national team, Svein Roger Olsen and Sverre Lund, moved into the top five in the sixth (of 18) qualifying squad on Tuesday. Olsen had 1332 (222,00) and Lund 1305 (217,50) to overtake third and fourth place in the overall standings.

    Per Kristian Eide remained second with 1348. Rounding out the top 5 is Thomas Fagerstrøm, 1255. Patcharin Torgersen, all from Norway, is the top-placed woman in the field in sixth position with 1246 including 48 pins handicap.

    Qualifying continues until Saturday, Sept. 30. The top 44 plus the top four from the 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals.


    Hansen overtakes lead in Norwegian Open qualifying


    2005WCPetterHansen.jpg Norwegian international Petter Hansen (left) is without any doubt the local favorite in the Norwegian Open as he owns the host center Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    After finishing second yesterday, Hansen returned today and posted games of 275, 207, 216, 206, 223, 226 to overtake Per Kristian Eide by five pins to take the lead with 1353 six-game total and an average of 225,50. Thomas Fagerstrøm moved into third place with 1255.

    Qualifying continues until Saturday, Sept. 30. The top 44 plus the top four from the 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals.


    Norwegian national team members set the pace in Oslo


    2006EBT16PerKristianEide.jpg Three Norwegian national team members lead the qualifying in the Norwegian Open at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo after two of 18 squads.

    Per Kristian Eide (left) had games of 223, 216, 235, 258, 224 and 192 for 1348 six-game total and an average of 224,67.

    Petter Hansen nearly achieved perfection in the last game (299) to take the second place with 1294.

    Patcharin Torgersen is the top-placed woman in the field with 1246 including 48 pins handicap. Qualifying continues until Saturday, Sept. 30. The top 44 plus the top four from the 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals.


    Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo to host Norwegian Open


    2006NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg The Norwegian Open, the 16th stop of the 2006 European Bowling Tour, will be held from September 23 through October 1, 2006 at Petter Hansen's Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. The tournament offers total prize fund of 351.000 Norwegian Kronor (approx. 42.500 Euro) and a 60.000 NOK top prize (approx. 7.260 Euro). Paul Moor from England is the defending champion.


    Bowling Center Information:

    Number of lanes: 30
    Lane approach: Wood
    Lane surface: Laneshield
    Pin decks: Laneshield
    Pin spotters: AMF 82/70
    Pins: Vultex
    Dressing equipment: Kustodian Plus
    Maintenance procedure: Before each squad


    Prize Money:
    1st Place: 60.000 NOK
    2nd Place: 35.000 NOK
    Places 3 to 4: 20.000 NOK
    Places 5 to 8: 11.000 NOK
    Places 9 to 12: 7.000 NOK
    Places 13 to 24: 5.000 NOK
    Places 25 to 36: 4.000 NOK
    Places 37 to 48: 3.000 NOK


    Tournament Format
    Qualifying:
    Six games, women receive 8 pins handicap each game, the top 44 advance

    Desperado Squad:
    One game, the top 4 advance (seeded 45-48)

    Final (every round starting from scratch):
    Round 1: Players seeded 25-48, 4 games, top 12 advance.
    Round 2: Top 12 from Round 1 and players seeded 13-24, 4 games, top 12 advance.
    Round 3: Top 12 from Round 2 and players seeded 1-12, 4 games, top 12 advance.
    Round 4: Top 12 from Round 3, 2 games, top 8 advance
    Round 5: Top 8 from Round 4, 2 games, top 4 advance
    Semi-final: one game, No. 1 vs. No. 4, No. 2 vs. No. 3, based on the standings in Round 5.
    Final: Semi-final winners, one game.


    Tournament Schedule
    Qualifiying:
    Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006: 10.00 and 14.30
    Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006: 11.00 and 14.30
    Monday, Sept. 25, 2006: 18.00
    Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006: 18.00
    Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006: 18.00
    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006: 12.00 and 16.00 and 20.00
    Friday, Sept. 29, 2006: 09.00 and 13.00 and 17.00 and 21.00
    Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006: 08.00 and 12.00 and 16.00 and 20.00 (Desperado 23.30)

    Final:
    Sunday Oct. 1, 2006 from 8.00