Paul Moor and Viktoria Sofkova win Irish Open Championships

    01/23/05

    2005 European Bowling Tour #2

    Leisureplex, Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland

    2004 European ranking champion Paul Moor from England and Sweden's Viktoria Sofkova won the men's and women's titles in the Irish Open Championships in Dublin. Moor, the No. 1 seed, posted a big score to beat Ireland's Eoin McLoughlin in the men's final, 279-227. Sofkova, who took the fourth and final spot for the women's finals, topped 2-time European ranking champion Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, in a two-frame roll-off after a 211-211 tie.


    Irish Open Championships - Men's Final

    Leisureplex, Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland
    January 20-23, 2005

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    Men's championship round:
    1. Paul Moor, England, 279 (1 game)
    2. Eoin McLoughlin, Ireland, 426 (2 games)
    3. Chris Van Damme, Belgium, 373 (2 games)
    4. Dave Parker, England, 174 (1 game)

    Playoff results:
    First match: Van Damme def. Parker, 191-174
    Second match: McLoughlin def. Van Damme, 199-182
    Championship match: Moor def. McLoughlin, 279-227


    Irish Open Championships - Women's Final

    Leisureplex, Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland
    January 20-23, 2005

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    Women's championship round:
    1. Viktoria Sofkova, Sweden, 630 (3 games)
    2. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 211 (1 game)
    3. Anna Mattson-Baard, Sweden, 182 (1 game)
    4. Zara Glover, England, 197 (1 game)

    Playoff results:
    First match: Sofkova def. Glover, 216-197
    Second match: Sofkova def. Mattson-Baard, 203-182
    Championship match: Sofkova def. Kjeldsen in roll-off after a 211-211 tie.


    Irish Open Men's Division - Standings after Round Robin
    Players with position, country and pinfall total (29 games including bonus)

    1. Paul Moor, England, 6882, 230,76
    2. Eoin McLoughlin, Ireland, 6796, 227,62
    3. Chris Van Damme, Belgium, 6559, 221,17
    4. Dave Parker, England, 6533, 220,10

    Missed Cut:
    5. Svein Roger Olssen, Norway, 6506, 219,69
    6. Ronald Dol, Netherlands, 6434, 217,55
    7. Roel Mol, Netherlands, 6348, 215,10
    8. Alan Gibbons, Ireland, 6342, 215,93
    9. Ben Gruisinga, Netherlands, 6262, 214,55
    10. Ian Alsop, England, 6152, 211,10


    Irish Open Women's Division - Standings after Round Robin
    Players with position, country, pinfall total and average (23 games)

    1. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 5230, 220,65
    2. Anna Mattson-Baard, Sweden, 5157, 217,91
    3. Zara Glover, England, 5128, 218,83
    4. Viktoria Sofkova, Sweden, 5098, 216,43

    Missed Cut:
    5. Lotte Pederson, Denmark, 4871, 209,17
    6. Christel Carlsson, Sweden, 4867, 207,04
    7. Marieka De Jong, Netherlands, 4834, 207,35
    8. Joanne Allsebrook, England, 4797, 207,04