Top seeded Laurent Plantard wins Luxembourg Open

    01/09/05

    Luxembourg

    Inter Bowling in Foetz/Mondercange, Luxembourg

    Laurent_Plantard_3445.jpg French Laurent Plantard defeated Chris Van Damme, Belgium, in two games, 465-424, en route to capture the title in the Luxembourg Open at Inter Bowling in Foetz/Mondercange.

    Plantard, seeded fourth in the 4-player shoot-out, posted two high scores of 224 and 241 to earn 2.000 Euro top prize.

    Van Damme was consoled with 1.600 Euro. Nicolas Forestier, France, and Koen Pellegroms, Belgium finished in third and fourth.

    Francois Sacco and Anthony Fabre, both of France, rolled 300-games. 


    Luxembourg Open

    Inter Bowling in Foetz/Mondercange, Luxembourg
    January 2-9, 2005

    Championship Round:
    1. Laurent Plantard, France, 465 (2 games), 2.000 Euro
    2. Chris Van Damme, Belgium, 658 (3 games), 1.600 Euro
    3. Nicolas Forestier, France, 324 (2 games), 1.100 Euro
    4. Koen Pellegroms, Belgium, 166 (1 game), 850 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Forestier def. Pellegroms, 177-166, Second Match: Van Damme def. Forestier, 234-147, Championship Match: Plantard (224+241) def. Van Damme (191+233), 465-424.


    Luxembourg Open - Standings after Round Robin
    Players with position, country, 23-game total, average, bonus and grand total, places 5-12 show earnings

    1. Laurent Plantard, FRA, 5254, 228,43, 310, 5564
    2. Chris Van Damme, BEL, 5358, 232,96, 200, 5558
    3. Koen Pellegroms, BEL, 5217, 226,83, 250, 5467
    4. Nicolas Forestier, FRA, 5189, 225,61, 240, 5429

    Missed Cut:
    5. Dirk Dreyer, GER, 5186, 225,48, 230, 5416, 700 Euro
    6. *Isabelle Saldjian, FRA, 5174, 219,96, 170, 5344, 600 Euro
    7. Jean-Marc Samain, BEL, 5163, 224,48, 180, 5343, 500 Euro
    8. Rafal Piwowarczyk, POL, 4955, 215,43, 160, 5115, 400 Euro
    9. Francois Sacco, FRA, 4940, 214,78, 120, 5060, 300 Euro
    10. Mariusz Musialik, POL, 4837, 210,30, 150, 4987, 200 Euro
    11. Harald Punessen, GER, 4816, 209,39, 120, 4936, 150 Euro
    12. Betrand Pujol, FRA, 3540, WD, 100 Euro
    * women received 5 pins handicap each game