Osku Palermaa triumphs in Catalonia Open

    02/27/05

    2005 European Bowling Tour #4

    Planet Bowling in Gava, Spain

    Fresh off finishing 19th in last week's 62nd U.S. Open, Osku Palermaa won two matches in the championship round of the III Catalonia Open at Planet Bowling in Gava, Spain, en route to win his first European ranking title and the 6.000 Euro top prize. The Finn, seeded second, topped compatriot Jari Ratia in the semi-final, 224-204, then cruised to victory over top-seeded Marcial Ovide, Spain, 247-173.


    III Catalonia Open - Trofeu Galasa

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    Planet Bowling in Gava, Spain
    February 24-27, 2005

    Championship Round:
    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 471 (2 games), 6.000 Euro
    2. Marcial Ovide, Spain, 173 (1 game), 3.000 Euro
    3. Jari Ratia, Finland, 204 (1 game), 2.000 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    Semi-final Match: Palermaa def. Ratia, 224-204
    Championship match: Palermaa def. Ovide, 247-173


    III Catalonia Open - Standings after Semi-finals

    Players with position, country, 16-game total and average
    Women's scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. Marcial Ovide, ESP, 3655, 228,44
    2. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 3605, 225,31
    3. Jari Ratia, FIN, 3563, 222,69
    Top 3 advance to the stepladder finals.

    Missed Cut:
    4. Wim Van der Veen, NED, 3543, 221,44
    5. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 3540, 221,25
    6. Melvin Ocando, ESP, 3509, 219,31
    7. Oliver Morig, GER, 3500, 218,75
    8. FranCois Geffray, FRA, 3500, 218,75
    9. Chris Van Damme, BEL, 3490, 218,13
    10. Mark De Jong, NED, 3476, 217,25
    11. *Martina Beckel, GER, 3469, 208,81
    12. Ives Van Eyken, BEL, 3469, 216,81
    13. Michael Michajlow, GER, 3438, 214,88
    14. Erik Kok, NED, 3417, 213,56
    15. Menno Ven Der Heuvel, NED, 3410, 213,13
    16. Nunzio Romano, ITA, 3408, 213,00
    17. Fabrice Mathorel, FRA, 3406, 212,88
    18. Luca Mantovani, ITA, 3405, 212,81
    19. Mauro Malchiodi, ITA, 3387, 211,69
    20. *Wendy Van der List, NED, 3370, 202,63


    III Catalonia Open - Standings after Quarterfinals

    Players with position, country, 12-game total and average
    Women's scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. Marcial Ovide, ESP, 2740, 228,33
    2. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 2722, 226,83
    3. Melvin Ocando, ESP, 2710, 225,83
    4. Ives Van Eyken, BEL, 2704, 225,33
    5. Wim Van der Veen, NED, 2698, 224,83
    6. Melvin Ocando, BEL, 2685, 223,75
    7. Michael Michajlow, GER, 2669, 222,42
    (tie) Jari Ratia, FIN, 2669, 222,42
    9. FranCois Geffray, FRA, 2658, 221,50
    10. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 2653, 221,08
    11. Oliver Morig, GER, 2652, 221,00
    12. Chris Van Damme, BEL, 2644, 220,33
    13. *Wendy Van der List, NED, 2638, 211,83
    14. *Martina Beckel, GER, 2627, 210,92
    15. Mauro Malchiodi, ITA, 2615, 217,92
    (tie) Erik Kok, NED, 2615, 217,92
    17. Nunzio Romano, ITA, 2612, 217,67
    18. Fabrice Mathorel, FRA, 2608, 217,33
    19. Luca Mantovani, ITA, 2596, 216,33
    20. Mark De Jong, NED, 2587, 215,58
    Top 20 advance to semi-finals.

    Missed Cut:
    21. Antonio Di Francesco, ITA, 2571, 214,25
    (tie) Ronald Dol, NED, 2571, 214,25
    23. Roman Jesus Cordero, MEX, 2564, 213,67
    24. Domenico Maddaloni, ITA, 2563, 213,58
    25. Jose J. Estevez, ESP, 2549, 212,42
    26. Serge Frouvelle, FRA, 2539, 211,58
    27. Toby Vandoren, BEL, 2536, 211,33
    28. *Kamilla Kjeldsen, DEN, 2528, 202,67
    29. *Anna Mattsson-Baard, SWE, 2508, 201,00
    30. Michael Wouters, BEL, 2506, 208,83
    31. *Nina Flack, SWE, 2494, 199,83
    32. *Ghislaine Van der Tol, NED, 2467, 197,58
    (tie) Paco Rodriguez, ESP, 2467, 205,58
    34. Raul Galvez, ESP, 2436, 203,00
    35. *Wendy Kok, NED, 2423, 193,92
    36. *Viktoria Sofkova, SWE, 2417, 193,42
    37. *Justina Wellstam, SWE, 2411, 192,92
    38. Wesley Selier, NED, 2390, 199,17
    39. *Sandra Torrents, ESP, 2389, 191,08
    40. Moises Perez, ESP, 2344, 195,33

    300-game: Melvin Ocando


    III Catalonia Open - Standings after Qualifying

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    Women's scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 1444, 240,67
    2. Marcial Ovide, ESP, 1418, 236,33
    3. Michael Michajlow, GER, 1401, 233,50
    4. Melvin Ocando, ESP, 1385, 230,83
    5. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 1377, 229,50
    6. Ives Van Eyken, BEL, 1369, 228,17
    7. Toby Vandoren, BEL, 1367, 227,83
    8. Ronald Dol, NED, 1360, 226,67
    9. Fabrice Mathorel, FRA, 1347, 224,50
    10. Mauro Malchiodi, ITA, 1342, 223,67
    11. Francois Geffray, FRA, 1336, 222,67
    12. Chris Van Damme, BEL, 1335, 222,50
    13. Jari Ratia, FIN, 1334, 222,33
    14. Nunzio Romano, ITA, 1331, 221,83
    15. Mark De Jong, NED, 1327, 221,17
    16. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 1321, 220,17
    (tie) Roman Jesus, MEX, 1321, 220,17
    (tie) Michael Wouters, BEL, 1321, 220,17
    19. Wim van der Veen, NED, 1320, 220,00
    20. *Wendy van der List, NED, 1316, 211,33
    21. Luca Mantovani, ITA, 1308, 218,00
    22. *Martina Beckel, GER, 1306, 209,67
    23. *Kamilla Kjeldsen, DEN, 1302, 209,00
    24. Antonio Di Francesco, ITA, 1299, 216,50
    25. Erik Kok, NED, 1298, 216,33
    26. Serge Frouvelle, FRA, 1293, 215,50
    27. Oliver Morig, GER, 1292, 215,33
    28. Paco Rodriguez, ESP, 1289, 214,83
    29. *Nina Flack, SWE, 1282, 205,67
    30. Raul Galvez, ESP, 1278, 213,00
    31. *Ghislaine van der Tol, NED, 1276, 204,67
    32. *Viktoria Sofkova, SWE, 1265, 202,83
    (tie) Wesley Selier, NED, 1265, 210,83
    34. Moises Perez, ESP, 1263, 210,50
    35. Domenico Maddaloni, ITA, 1256, 209,33
    36. Jose J. Estevez, ESP, 1255, 209,17
    37. Ron van den Bogaard, NED, 1254, 209,00
    38. Andrea Triulci, ITA, 1250, 208,33
    39. *Wendy Kok, NED, 1247, 199,83
    40. *Sandra Torrents, ESP, 1244, 199,33
    Top 40 advance to Quarterfinals.

    Missed Cut:
    41. Linus Persson, SWE, 1244, 207,33
    42. Erwin Pascual, ESP, 1243, 207,17
    (tie) Carlos Acosta, ESP, 1243, 207,17
    44. Marco Boccato, ITA, 1240, 206,67
    45. Stefano Coppa, ITA, 1239, 206,50
    46. Pierre Luc Sanchez, FRA, 1238, 206,33
    47. *Anna Mattsson-Baard, SWE, 1235, 197,83
    (tie) Romain Franchi, FRA, 1235, 205,83
    49. Felipe Redondo, ESP, 1234, 205,67
    50. *Justina Wellstam, SWE, 1233, 197,50
    51. *Alexandra Combes, FRA, 1232, 197,33
    52. *Laurence Gaillard, FRA, 1230, 197,00
    (tie) Ken Bland Jr., NED, 1230, 205,00
    54. *Marisa Garcia Rosa, ESP, 1227, 196,50
    55. Jean Pideil, FRA, 1226, 204,33
    56. Pablo Rodriguez, ESP, 1222, 203,67
    57. *Marilyn Planchard, FRA, 1219, 195,17
    58. Loic Bertono, FRA, 1216, 202,67
    59. *Priscilla Maaswinkel, NED, 1213, 194,17
    60. *Paula Van Hemert, NED, 1207, 193,17
    61. Simon Östberg, SWE, 1201, 200,17
    62. Daniel Nordström Green, SWE, 1199, 199,83
    63. *Tomas Cheska, NED, 1198, 191,67
    64. Javier Rosado, ESP, 1197, 199,50
    65. Ignasi Moles, ESP, 1196, 199,33
    66. Antonio Vollaro, ITA, 1187, 197,83
    67. Ralf Sydow, GER, 1185, 197,50
    68. Bart van den Kerkhoven, BEL, 1183, 197,17
    (tie) *Gloria Sala, ESP, 1183, 189,17
    70. *Inge Lenssen, NED, 1181, 188,83
    (tie) Jordi Olmos, ESP, 1181, 196,83
    72. Israel Ortilles, ESP, 1180, 196,67
    (tie) *Milagros Albert, ESP, 1180, 188,67
    (tie) Vittorio Vaglia, ITA, 1180, 196,67
    75. Carlos Velasco, ESP, 1179, 196,50
    76. Miguel Angel Ortilles, ESP, 1177, 196,17
    77. Alvaro J. Cardona, ESP, 1175, 195,83
    78. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 1171, 187,17
    79. Armando Esposito, ITA, 1168, 194,67
    80. Artur Colomer, ESP, 1165, 194,17
    81. *Margarita Roa, COL, 1162, 185,67
    82. *Irene Perales, ESP, 1160, 185,33
    83. *Therese Graneli, SWE, 1159, 185,17
    84. Marco Landman, NED, 1157, 192,83
    85. *Pilar Perales, ESP, 1156, 184,67
    86. Christian Casse, FRA, 1155, 192,50
    (tie) Daniel Pascual, ESP, 1155, 192,50
    88. David Ansaldo, ESP, 1151, 191,83
    89. Kennan Glover, ESP, 1150, 191,67
    90. Ugo Calupo, ITA, 1147, 191,17
    91. *Roser Romero, ESP, 1146, 183,00
    92. Angel Cuerda, ESP, 1142, 190,33
    (tie) *Brenda De Bruine, NED, 1142, 182,33
    94. Daniel Soria, ESP, 1141, 190,17
    95. Alain Marcellon, FRA, 1135, 189,17
    96. Felipe Berruezo, ESP, 1133, 188,83
    (tie) Andres Ferrer, ESP, 1133, 188,83
    98. *Marieke De Jong, NED, 1130, 180,33
    99. *Mªangeles Lopez, ESP, 1127, 179,83
    (tie) *Francisca Nunez, ESP, 1127, 179,83
    101. Serge Gibert, FRA, 1119, 186,50
    (tie) Albert Roca Fandos, ESP, 1119, 186,50
    103. *Merce Burgues, ESP, 1118, 178,33
    104. Miguel A. Guimera, ESP, 1115, 185,83
    (tie) Valenti Mas Puiggros, ESP, 1115, 185,83
    106. Paolo Ramondini, ITA, 1113, 185,50
    107. *Angeles Alvarez, ESP, 1112, 177,33
    108. Pablo Hermosilla, ESP, 1109, 184,83
    109. Manel Ciero, ESP, 1107, 184,50
    110. Manuel Martinez, ESP, 1106, 184,33
    111. Frank Cruz, ESP, 1104, 184,00
    112. Jose M. Garcia, ESP, 1100, 183,33
    113. *Rosa Mas, ESP, 1094, 174,33
    114. Giorgio Ciscosta, ITA, 1091, 181,83
    115. Patrick Guerre, ESP, 1084, 180,67
    116. Pau Ortega, ESP, 1079, 179,83
    117. Sergio Barreras, ESP, 1078, 179,67
    118. Andres Marchan, ESP, 1077, 179,50
    119. Fernando Artesero, ESP, 1072, 178,67
    120. Ferran Puerta, ESP, 1070, 178,33
    121. Escabias Carlos, ESP, 1069, 178,17
    122. Victor Hurtado, ESP, 1049, 174,83
    123. Michele Calupo, ITA, 1046, 174,33
    124. Juan Camilo Ramonde, ESP, 1041, 173,50
    (tie) Antonio Galvez, ESP, 1041, 173,50
    126. Avelino Martinez, ESP, 1040, 173,33
    127. Enrique Charco, ESP, 1035, 172,50
    128. Emilio Racionero, ESP, 1030, 171,67
    129. Andres Garcia, ESP, 1029, 171,50
    (tie) Jordi Girbau, ESP, 1029, 171,50
    131. Maurizio Atoigne, ITA, 1023, 170,50
    132. Jose L. Uralde, ESP, 1016, 169,33
    (tie) Juan Bautista Montana, ESP, 1016, 169,33
    134. Javier Fernandez, ESP, 1011, 168,50
    135. Alfons Mones, ESP, 1010, 168,33
    136. Antonio De Alamo, ITA, 1004, 167,33
    137. *Maria Cuerda, ESP, 998, 158,33
    138. Ivan Ortilles, ESP, 995, 165,83
    139. Ricardo Gallego, ESP, 984, 164,00