Brian Voss wins his first title on the European Bowling Tour In Barcelona

    07/10/05

    2005 European Bowling Tour #11

    Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain

    Brian_Voss_4800.jpg PBA star Brian Voss became the second PBA champion to win a European Bowling Tour event this season when he defeated Jo Harries from England, 245-203, to win the 27th Trofeo Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain. 2004 PBA Player of the Year Mika Koivuniemi won the 9th stop in Aalborg. Voss pocketed 10.000 Euro and 100 ranking points for his first EBT title. Harries, the qualifying leader, earned her right to face No. 1 seeded Voss with a stunningly ruthless 252-190 victory over 2-time European champion Jari Ratia from Finland.


    27th Trofeo Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona

    Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, Spain
    July 05-10, 2005

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    Championship Round:
    1. Brian Voss, United States, 245 (1 game), 10.000 Euro
    2. *Jo Harries, England, 455 (2 games), 5.000 Euro
    3. Jari Ratia, Finland, 190 (1 game), 3.000 Euro
    Playoff Results:
    First Match: Harries def. Ratia, 252-190
    Championship Match: Voss def. Harries, 245-203
    * Harries' score including 8 pins handicap.


    Brian Voss earns top seed in Barcelona

    PBA star Brian Voss averaged 270,5 in the semifinals to earn the top seed for the stepladder finals in 27th Trofeo Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain. The Hall of Famer rolled games of 277, 237, 290 and 278 for a 1082, 4-game series and an 3362, 14-game pinfall total, an average of 240,14. Voss will sit and wait for the winner of the opening match between qualifying leader Jo Harries from England and Finn Jari Ratia. The winner will pocket 10.000 Euro.


    Ciutat de Barcelona - Semifinals

    Players with position, country, 14-game total and average
    * women scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. Brian Voss, USA, 3362, 240,14
    2. *Jo Harries, ENG, 3302, 227,86
    3. Jari Ratia, FIN, 3225, 230,36

    Missed Cut:
    4. *Vanessa Fung, CHN, 3154, 217,29
    5. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 3153, 217,21
    6. Martin Larsen, SWE, 3148, 224,86
    7. *Britt Brönsted, DEN, 3144, 216,57
    8. Pierre-Luc Sanchez, FRA, 3108, 222,00
    9. Michael Sassen, NED, 3102, 221,57
    10. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 3098, 221,29
    11. Paul Moor, ENG, 3061, 218,64
    12. Thomas Gross, AUT, 3035, 216,79
    13. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 3029, 216,36
    14. Olli Tiainen, FIN, 3028, 216,29
    15. Wu Siu Hong, CHN, 3026, 216,14
    16. Jouni Helminen, FIN, 3025, 216,07
    (tie) Jose Ferreira, VEN, 3025, 216,07
    18. Robert Andersson, SWE, 2990, 213,57
    19. *Reija Lunden, FIN, 2985, 205,21
    20. Darren Cundy, ENG, 2955, 211,07
    21. Marcial Ovide, ESP, 2954, 211,00
    22. *Piritta Kantola, FIN, 2944, 202,29
    23. Serge Frouvelle, FRA, 2906, 207,57
    24. Anders Öhman, SWE, 2887, 206,21


    Ciutat de Barcelona - Quarterfinals

    Players with position, country, 10-game total and average
    * women scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 2289, 220,90
    2. Brian Voss, USA, 2280, 228,00
    3. Martin Larsen, SWE, 2277, 227,70
    4. *Jo Harries, ENG, 2276, 219,60
    5. *Vanessa Fung, CHN, 2271, 219,10
    6. Jari Ratia, FIN, 2241, 224,10
    7. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 2239, 223,90
    8. Michael Sassen, NED, 2221, 222,10
    9. Thomas Gross, AUT, 2208, 220,80
    10. Jose Ferreira, VEN, 2194, 219,40
    11. Darren Cundy, ENG, 2191, 219,10
    12. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 2186, 210,60
    13. Wu Siu Hong, CHN, 2175, 217,50
    14. Paul Moor, ENG, 2164, 216,40
    15. *Reija Lunden, FIN, 2160, 208,00
    16. Marcial Ovide, ESP, 2153, 215,30
    17. Serge Frouvelle, FRA, 2149, 214,90
    18. Jouni Helminen, FIN, 2136, 213,60
    19. Pierre-Luc Sanchez, FRA, 2133, 213,30
    20. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 2130, 213,00
    21. Olli Tiainen, FIN, 2129, 212,90
    22. Robert Andersson, SWE, 2128, 212,80
    23. Anders Öhman, SWE, 2115, 211,50
    24. *Piritta Kantola, FIN, 2113, 203,30

    Missed Cut:
    25. *Alexandra Combes, FRA, 2112, 203,20
    26. Peter Lapp, GER, 2092, 209,20
    27. *Andrea Jonasdowsky, GER, 2079, 199,90
    28. Clive Morris, ENG, 2078, 207,80
    29. *Tanya Petty, GER, 2077, 199,70
    30. Tony Fransson, SWE, 2075, 207,50
    31. *Ghislaine Van Der Tol, NED, 2067, 198,70
    32. Juan C. Ramonde, ESP, 2064, 206,40
    33. Oliver Blase, GER, 2050, 205,00
    34. Federico Rossi, ITA, 2047, 204,70
    35. Jose Ig. Estevez, ESP, 2044, 204,40
    36. *Patricia Schwarz, GER, 2031, 195,10
    37. *Leena Pulliainen, FIN, 2027, 194,70
    38. Marcelo Baggi, ITA, 2026, 202,60
    39. *Martina Beckel, GER, 2021, 194,10
    40. Jesper Agerbo, DEN, 2000, 200,00
    (tie) *Jolanda Visser, NED, 2000, 192,00
    42. Carlos Acosta, COL, 1998, 199,80
    43. *Sandra Torrents, ESP, 1996, 191,60
    44. Mark De Jong, NED, 1936, 193,60
    45. Melvin Ocando, ESP, 1908, 190,80
    46. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1905, 190,50
    47. Artur Colomer, ESP, 1886, 188,60
    48. Keenan Glover, ESP, 1857, 185,70


    Jo Harries wins qualifying in Barcelona

    Jo Harries 2.jpg English international Jo Harries held on to a 26-pin lead to win the qualifying in the 27th Trofeo Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona in Spain. Harries posted the field-best scratch results of 1396, an average of 232,67, and received 48 pins handicap for 1444 pinfall total.

    Second and third pace belonged to Hong Kong's Vanessa Fung and Wu Siu Hong with 1418 and 1386, six-game total. Martin Larsen from Sweden finished in fourth place at 1358, with Jose Ferreira from Venezuela in fifth, 1349. PBA star Brian Voss started his qualifying with an 804 (279, 258, 267), 3-game series and finished sixth with 1347.

    Robert Smith, the second PBA champion in the tournament, landed in 54th place with 1214. Former 3-time World Champion Michael Sassen from the Netherlands rolled the sole 300-game en route to land in 14th place at 1309.

    The tournament is the 11th event of the 2005 European Bowling Tour and its fifth major. 48 bowlers - the two leaders of each of the ten qualifying squads plus the top 28 based on the pinfall total - advanced to the quarterfinals. The qualifying pinfall will be carried forward. Those 48 players will bowl four games to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another four games to determine the top 3 that will advance to the stepladder finals. The winner will walk away with the 10.000 Euro top prize.


    Ciutat de Barcelona - Standings after Qualifying

    Players with position, country, six-game total and average
    * women scores including 8 pins handicap each game
    Places 1-45, 51, 76 and 78 advanced.

    1. *Jo Harries, ENG, 1444, 232,67
    2. *Vanessa Fung, CHN, 1418, 228,33
    3. Wu Siu Hong, CHN, 1386, 231,00
    4. Martin Larsen, SWE, 1358, 226,33
    5. Jose Ferreira, VEN, 1349, 224,83
    6. Brian Voss, USA, 1347, 224,50
    7. Marcial Ovide, ESP, 1336, 222,67
    8. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 1335, 222,50
    9. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 1328, 213,33
    10. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1321, 212,17
    11. Thomas Gross, AUT, 1320, 220,00
    12. *Alexandra Combes, FRA, 1316, 211,33
    13. Jari Ratia, FIN, 1313, 218,83
    14. Michael Sassen, NED, 1309, 218,17
    15. Robert Andersson, SWE, 1298, 216,33
    16. Serge Frouvelle, FRA, 1297, 216,17
    17. Clive Morris, ENG, 1294, 215,67
    18. Jesper Agerbo, DEN, 1291, 215,17
    19. Anders Öhman, SWE, 1290, 215,00
    20. *Martina Beckel, GER, 1289, 206,83
    21. Darren Cundy, ENG, 1286, 214,33
    22. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 1278, 213,00
    23. *Reija Lunden, FIN, 1276, 204,67
    24. *Piritta Kantola, FIN, 1275, 204,50
    25. Federico Rossi, ITA, 1273, 212,17
    26. Paul Moor, ENG, 1266, 211,00
    (tie) Peter Lapp, GER, 1266, 211,00
    28. Jouni Helminen, FIN, 1264, 210,67
    29. Jose Ig. Estevez, ESP, 1258, 209,67
    30. Olli Tiainen, FIN, 1257, 209,50
    31. *Jolanda Visser, NED, 1253, 200,83
    32. Oliver Blase, GER, 1250, 208,33
    33. Tony Fransson, SWE, 1245, 207,50
    (tie) *Leena Pullianinen, FIN, 1245, 199,50
    35. Pierre-Luc Sanchez, FRA, 1241, 206,83
    (tie) *Patricia Schwarz, GER, 1241, 198,83
    37. *Andrea Jonasdowsky, GER, 1238, 198,33
    (tie) *Tanya Petty, GER, 1238, 198,33
    (tie) Stuart Williams, ENG, 1238, 206,33
    40. *Ghislaine Van Der Tol, NED, 1237, 198,17
    41. Juan C. Ramonde, ESP, 1231, 205,17
    42. Marcelo Baggi, ITA, 1230, 205,00
    43. Carlos Acosta, COL, 1229, 204,83
    44. Melvin Ocando, ESP, 1227, 204,50
    45. Mark De Jong, NED, 1226, 204,33
    46. Peter Ljung, SWE, 1223, 203,83
    47. Mathias Lundin, SWE, 1220, 203,33
    (tie) Vittorio Vaglia, ITA, 1220, 203,33
    (tie) Ken Bland Jr., USA, 1220, 203,33
    50. Patrick Backe, SWE, 1219, 203,17
    51. *Sandra Torrents, ESP, 1216, 194,67
    (tie) Carsten Grieving, GER, 1216, 202,67
    53. *Pilar Perales, ESP, 1215, 194,50
    54. Robert Smith, USA, 1214, 202,33
    (tie) Ralph Hugues, ENG, 1214, 202,33
    56. Gary Baker, ENG, 1210, 201,67
    57. Vincezo Cercello, ITA, 1207, 201,17
    58. *Mari Santonen, FIN, 1205, 192,83
    59. Mauro Malchiodi, ITA, 1201, 200,17
    60. Mike Machuga, USA, 1199, 199,83
    61. *Michaela Göbel, GER, 1199, 175,17
    62. *Christine Van Boom, BEL, 1195, 191,17
    63. Sven Van Eyken, BEL, 1193, 198,83
    64. Vincent Cayez, FRA, 1191, 198,50
    65. *Marieke De Jong, NED, 1186, 189,67
    66. *Heidi Thorstensen, NOR, 1182, 189,00
    67. Thorsten Filor, GER, 1181, 196,83
    68. *Anna Mattsson, SWE, 1181, 188,83
    69. *Kerstin Sauer, GER, 1180, 188,67
    70. Amedeo Spada, ITA, 1178, 196,33
    71. *Priscilla Maaswinkel, NED, 1176, 188,00
    72. *Anee-Sofie Ardal, DEN, 1173, 187,50
    (tie) Ives Van Eyken, BEL, 1173, 195,50
    74. Gunther Melching, GER, 1173, 195,50
    75. *Anja Ginge Jensen, DEN, 1169, 186,83
    76. Keenan Glover, ESP, 1168, 194,67
    77. Kenneth Handgaard, DEN, 1168, 194,67
    78. Artur Colomer, ESP, 1167, 194,50
    79. Edwin Pascual, ESP, 1165, 194,17
    80. Ellis Lawrence, ENG, 1164, 194,00
    81. *Ivonne Gross, AUT, 1164, 186,00
    82. Raul Galvez, ESP, 1163, 193,83
    83. Avelino Antunez, ESP, 1162, 193,67
    84. Axel Guimo, ESP, 1161, 193,50
    85. Carlos Velasco, ESP, 1158, 193,00
    86. *Laressa Adkins, GER, 1158, 185,00
    87. *Lisa Gardner, ENG, 1157, 184,83
    (tie) Victor Hurtado, ESP, 1157, 192,83
    89. Michel Wouters, BEL, 1157, 192,83
    90. *Tiia Einola, FIN, 1155, 184,50
    91. *Anne-Sofie Ardal, DEN, 1153, 184,17
    92. Roman Cordero, MEX, 1150, 191,67
    93. Jorge Roca, BEL, 1149, 191,50
    94. Francisco Rodriguez, ESP, 1147, 191,17
    95. Mika Lathi, FIN, 1147, 191,17
    96. Marco Boccato, ITA, 1145, 190,83
    97. Daniel Eason, ENG, 1144, 190,67
    98. David Ansaldo, ESP, 1143, 190,50
    (tie) Daniel Soria, ESP, 1143, 190,50
    100. Pontus Halvarsson, SWE, 1143, 190,50
    101. *Maria Angeles Alvarez, ESP, 1138, 181,67
    102. Rainer Strunz, GER, 1138, 189,67
    103. Alexandre Morel, FRA, 1136, 189,33
    104. Frank Born, GER, 1130, 188,33
    105. Josep Delgado, ESP, 1129, 188,17
    106. David Nieto, ESP, 1125, 187,50
    107. *Laurence Gaillard, FRA, 1124, 179,33
    108. *Bettina Lund, DEN, 1123, 179,17
    109. *Janne Monsen, NOR, 1122, 179,00
    110. Miguel Angel Ortilles, ESP, 1122, 187,00
    111. Toni Gimpera, ESP, 1121, 186,83
    112. Ignasi Moles, ESP, 1120, 186,67
    113. *Cati Pascual, ESP, 1119, 178,50
    114. Michael Lehmann, GER, 1119, 186,50
    115. *Cheska Tomas, NED, 1117, 178,17
    116. Jacek Grotowski, POL, 1117, 186,17
    117. Alfredo Santamaria, ITA, 1115, 185,83
    118. Michael Kramer, GER, 1115, 185,83
    119. Juan Marian, ESP, 1110, 185,00
    120. *Wendy Van Der List, NED, 1108, 176,67
    121. Ron van den Bogaard, NED, 1104, 184,00
    122. Patricia Tarin, ESP, 1103, 183,83
    123. *Rikke Holm Rasmussen, DEN, 1102, 175,67
    124. *Irene Perales, ESP, 1100, 175,33
    125. *Liliane Vintens, BEL, 1097, 174,83
    126. Manuel Garcia, ESP, 1094, 182,33
    127. *Kirsten Horemans, BEL, 1092, 174,00
    128. *Bianca Maas, BEL, 1091, 173,83
    129. Greg Jerome, ENG, 1090, 181,67
    130. Sebastian Vigne, FRA, 1089, 181,50
    131. Fernando Fernandez, ESP, 1088, 181,33
    132. Robert Mills, ESP, 1088, 181,33
    133. Hector Roca, ESP, 1086, 181,00
    134. Moises Perez, ESP, 1079, 179,83
    135. Samuel Castillo, ESP, 1077, 179,50
    136. Juan Pendon, ESP, 1074, 179,00
    137. *Merce Burgues, ESP, 1073, 170,83
    138. Sergio Jimenez, ESP, 1072, 178,67
    139. Guillermo Marian, ESP, 1071, 178,50
    140. Gianni Hendrickx, BEL, 1068, 178,00
    141. Alvaro Cardona, ESP, 1066, 177,67
    142. William Medellin, ESP, 1066, 177,67
    143. Felipe Berruezo, ESP, 1064, 177,33
    144. Ricardo Gallego, ESP, 1062, 177,00
    (tie) Toni Escabias, ESP, 1062, 177,00
    (tie) Alain Descombes, FRA, 1062, 177,00
    147. Jari Jonnasson, FIN, 1062, 177,00
    148. *Roser Romero, ESP, 1059, 168,50
    149. Jose Maria Coltijoch, ESP, 1058, 176,33
    150. *Paqui Nunez, ESP, 1053, 167,50
    151. Jean Claude Sauguest, FRA, 1049, 174,83
    152. *Rosa Mas, ESP, 1048, 166,67
    153. David Szpanski, POL, 1042, 173,67
    154. Hector Garcia, ESP, 1039, 173,17
    155. Marcos Gordo, ESP, 1034, 172,33
    156. Francisco Estevez, ESP, 1034, 172,33
    157. *Carmen Romero, ESP, 1033, 164,17
    158. Carlos Dominguez, ESP, 1032, 172,00
    159. *Olga Hornero, ESP, 1031, 163,83
    160. Marc Castillo, ESP, 1029, 171,50
    161. *Asuncion Segura, ESP, 1027, 163,17
    162. Manuel Priego, ESP, 1026, 171,00
    163. Albert Roca, ESP, 1024, 170,67
    164. Narcis Sistach, ESP, 1022, 170,33
    165. Carlos Marti, ESP, 1020, 170,00
    166. Emilio Racionero, ESP, 1016, 169,33
    167. Jose Antonio Quiros, ESP, 1015, 169,17
    168. Helmut Amstätter, AUT, 1012, 168,67
    169. *Gloria Sala, ESP, 1001, 158,83
    170. Jorg Ullrich, GER, 998, 166,33
    171. Oriol Ros, ESP, 996, 166,00
    172. Pedro Alonso, ESP, 993, 165,50
    173. Jordi Guimo, ESP, 992, 165,33
    174. Juan Jose Coca, ESP, 992, 165,33
    175. Miguel Angel Priego, ESP, 987, 164,50
    176. Renci Campomanes, ESP, 985, 164,17
    177. Teo Oikonomidis, GRE, 982, 163,67
    178. Carlos Escabias, ESP, 980, 163,33
    179. Valenti Mas, ESP, 976, 162,67
    180. Andres Ferrer, ESP, 974, 162,33
    181. *Sandra Oliva, ESP, 973, 154,17
    182. Juan Miguel Albizuri, ESP, 973, 162,17
    183. Ferran Puerta, ESP, 972, 162,00
    184. Francesc Riera, ESP, 968, 161,33
    185. Dirk Moebius, ESP, 960, 160,00
    186. Achim Grabowski, GER, 959, 159,83
    187. *Carmen Carneiro, ESP, 948, 150,00
    188. Sergio Lucas, ESP, 936, 156,00
    189. *Maria Angeles Lopez, ESP, 933, 147,50
    190. Enrique Diaz, ESP, 931, 155,17
    191. Juan Baut. Montana, ESP, 928, 154,67
    192. Andres Marchan, ESP, 927, 154,50
    193. *Rafaela Carneiro, ESP, 923, 145,83
    194. Miquel Rosas, ESP, 907, 151,17
    195. Sergio Barreras, ESP, 906, 151,00
    196. David Shin, ESP, 905, 150,83
    197. Manel Ciero, ESP, 898, 149,67
    198. Jordi Beumala, ESP, 872, 145,33
    199. Juan Jose Gomez, ESP, 860, 143,33
    200. Jordi Olmos, ESP, 853, 142,17
    201. Alvar Cardona Jr., ESP, 839, 139,83

    300-games: Michael Sassen (NED)