Joonas Jähi ends 2005 EBT season with victory in Kungsbacka; Moor and Bröndsted defend ranking title

    12/17/05

    2005 European Bowling Tour #20

    Bowling Alley: Kungsbacka Bowling Center in Kungsbacka, Sweden

    Joonas Jähi of Finland defeated Paul Moor, England, in the championship match of the Kungsbacka International, 264-194, en route to win the last title of the 2005 European Bowling Tour season. Jähi, who denied Moor's bid for his fourth EBT title in 2005, earned 10.000 Euro. Moor (pictured), who pocketed 4.500 Euro, defended his title as European men's ranking champion as did Dane Britt Bröndsted in the women's division. Kai Virtanen, Finland, and Robert Andersson, Sweden, who were eliminated in the semifinals finished in third and fourth place, worth 2.000 Euro.



    Kungsbacka International Tournament

    Kungsbacka Bowling Center in Kungsbacka, Sweden
    December 11-17, 2005

    Championship Round:
    1. Joonas Jähi, Finland, 10.000 Euro
    2. Paul Moor, England, 4.500 Euro
    3. Kai Virtanen, Finland, 2.000 Euro
    4. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 2.000 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match #1: #9 Jähi def. #11 Andersson, 152-145
    Semifinal Match #2: #25 Moor def. #2 Virtanen, 233-203
    Championship Match: #9 Jähi def. #25 Moor, 264-194.


    Kungsbacka International - Round of 8

    Best-of-five, losers earn 1.000 Euro

    #2 Kai Virtanen, FIN def. #30 *Helén Johnsson, SWE, 3-2
    209-187, 182-215, 237-199, 189-223, 211-194

    #25 Paul Moor, ENG def. #4 Jesper Agerbo, DEN, 3-0
    235-171, 213-189, 199-169

    #9 Joonas Jähi, FIN def. #17 Tobias Karlsson, SWE, 3-1
    216-268, 252-220, 245-153, 182-177

    #11 Robert Andersson, SWE def. #12 Jussi Lindgren, FIN, 3-0
    247-200, 246-192, 221-212


    Kungsbacka International - Round of 16

    Best-of-five, losers earn 750 Euro

    #30 *Helén Johnsson, SWE def. #1 Jari Ratia, FIN, 3-0
    245-205, 286-268, 257-194

    #2 Kai Virtanen, FIN def. #28 Michael Wittendorff, DEN, 3-0
    244-203, 217-174, 278-187

    #4 Jesper Agerbo, DEN def. #26 Martin Larsen, SWE, 2-1
    213-190, 144-218, 222-189

    #25 Paul Moor, ENG def. #6 Bill Hoffman, USA, 3-0
    199-192, 208-170, 206-203

    #9 Joonas Jähi, FIN def. #23 Or Aviram, ISR., 3-1
    244-210, 204-158, 183-212, 226-170

    #11 Robert Andersson, SWE def. #20 Svein Roger Olsen, NOR, 3-1
    252-269, 234-206, 254-207, 269-213

    #12 Jussi Lindgren, FIN def. #18 Osku Palermaa, FIN, 3-2
    232-247, 224-217, 170-208, 278-265, 248-180

    #17 Tobias Karlsson, SWE def. #14 Michael Ahlqvist, SWE, 3-1
    192-170, 193-245, 247-225, 256-222


    Kungsbacka International - Round of 32

    Best-of-five, losers earn 500 Euro

    #1 Jari Ratia, FIN def. #32 Johnny Magnusson, SWE, 3-2
    262-188, 203-216, 239-221, 192-234, 219-171

    #2 Kai Virtanen, FIN def. #31 Peter Larsen, SWE, 3-0
    203-171, 227-210, 192-185

    #30 *Helen Johnsson, SWE def. #3 *Malin Glendert, SWE, 3-2
    188-222, 223-203, 193-200, 220-200, 249-184

    #4 Jesper Agerbo, DEN def. #29 *Anna Mattsson-Baard, SWE, 3-0
    216-200, 266-192, 237-222

    #28 Michael Wittendorff, DEN def. #5 Mikael Braendeskov, DEN, 3-2
    156-204, 233-193, 195-223, 273-258, 254-246

    #6 Bill Hoffman, USA def. #27 Jouni Helminen, FIN, 3-0
    232-150, 207-200, 213-212

    #26 Martin Larsen, SWE def. #7 Pasi Uotila, FIN, 3-2
    178-268, 221-218, 246-181, 221-268, 233-223

    #25 Paul Moor, ENG def. #8 Kenneth Haukas, NOR, 3-0
    225-173, 268-155, 203-193

    #9 Joonas Jähi, FIN def. #24 Mikael Larsson, SWE, 3-1
    232-187, 224-241, 246-215, 258-143

    #23 Or Aviram, ISR. def. #10 Magnus Andersson, SWE, 3-1
    191-258, 207-203, 214-210, 216-204

    #11 Robert Andersson, SWE def. #22 Tomas Leandersson, SWE, 3-0
    257-235, 269-245, 256-213

    #12 Jussi Lindgren, FIN def. #21 Lasse Lintilä, FIN, 3-2
    269-195, 171-242, 255-207, 183-226, 193-171

    #20 Svein-Roger Olsen, NOR def. #13 *Zara Glover, ENG, 3-0
    278-230, 256-245, 232-182

    #14 Michael Ahlqvist, SWE def. #19 Peter Ljung, SWE, 3-2
    249-237, 226-204, 225-236, 190-205, 251-168

    #18 Osku Palermaa, FIN def. #15 Anders Öhman, SWE, 3-1
    244-223, 255-226, 223-240, 208-158

    #17 Tobias Karlsson, SWE def. #16 Peter Nordenson, SWE, 3-2
    207-181, 242-246, 237-280, 299-193, 232-155


    Kungsbacka International - Standings after Round 1

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *women scores including 8 pins handicap each game
    Places 25-40 earn 450 Euro

    1. Joonas Jähi, FIN, 1435, 239,17
    2. Magnus Andersson, SWE, 1415, 235,83
    3. Robert Andersson, SWE, 1401, 233,50
    4. Jussi Lindgren, FIN, 1395, 232,50
    5. *Zara Glover, ENG, 1381, 222,17
    6. Michael Ahlqvist, SWE, 1375, 229,17
    7. Anders Öhman, SWE, 1369, 228,17
    8. Peter Nordenson, SWE, 1348, 224,67
    9. Tobias Karlsson, SWE, 1345, 224,17
    10. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 1335, 222,50
    11. Peter Ljung, SWE, 1324, 220,67
    12. Svein-Roger Olsen, NOR, 1322, 220,33
    13. Lasse Lintilä, FIN, 1322, 220,33
    14. Tomas Leandersson, SWE, 1321, 220,17
    15. Or Aviram, ISR., 1317, 219,50
    16. Mikael Larsson, SWE, 1312, 218,67
    17. Paul Moor, ENG, 1306, 217,67
    18. Martin Larsen, SWE, 1303, 217,17
    19. Jouni Helminen, FIN, 1302, 217,00
    20. Michael Wittendorff, DEN, 1300, 216,67
    21. *Anna Mattsson-Baard, SWE, 1295, 207,83
    22. *Helen Johnsson, SWE, 1286, 206,33
    23. Peter Larsen, SWE, 1285, 214,17
    24. Johnny Magnusson, SWE, 1278, 213,00
    Top 24 will be seeded 9-32 into match play brackets.

    Missed Cut:
    25. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 1273, 212,17
    26. Juhani Parkkali, FIN, 1270, 211,67
    27. Jacob Hansen, DEN, 1269, 211,50
    28. Mattias Arup, SWE, 1268, 211,33
    29. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 1265, 210,83
    30. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 1265, 210,83
    31. Amedeo Spada, ITA, 1263, 210,50
    32. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1263, 202,50
    33. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1262, 210,33
    34. Mikael Kanold, SWE, 1238, 206,33
    35. Joakim Wikström, SWE, 1236, 206,00
    36. Pontus Halvarsson, SWE, 1236, 206,00
    37. Niels Jacob Bak, DEN, 1219, 203,17
    38. Mads Sandbekken, NOR, 1206, 201,00
    39. Kim Bröndsted, DEN, 1146, 191,00
    40. Jens Sjöbohm, SWE, 1094, 182,33


    Jari Ratia earns top seed for Kungsbacka finals
    Britt Bröndsted seals victory in 2005 women's rankings

    Finn Jari Ratia won the qualifying in the final European Bowling Tour event of the year, the Kungsbacka International in Sweden, with 1444 six-game total and an average of 240,67. Ratia cannot fall lower than 17th in the tournament as he and the next seven players earned a bye into the match play round of 32.

    Britt_Brܮdsted_5431.jpg
    The sole Swede among the top 8 was the best woman in the field of 218, Malin Glendert. Britt Bröndsted (pictured), Denmark, was one of five women who reached the final to secure the victory in the 2005 European rankings. Her rivals for the title, compatriot Kamilla Kjeldsen (74th) and Martina Beckel (132nd), Germany, failed to make the cut.

    The top 3 in the men's rankings, Paul Moor, England (34th), Jouni Helminen (12th), and Osku Palermaa (9th), both of Finland, will battle it out for the men's ranking title. Moor needs to finish fifth to shut out his opponents and to defend his title.

    Former European and World ranking champion, Gery Verbruggen of Belgium, was tied for 44th place with Swede Simon Mattsson at 1365 and took the final qualifying spot thanks to the higher last game.


    Kungsbacka International - Standings after Qualifying

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *women scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. Jari Ratia, FIN, 1444, 240,67
    2. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1438, 239,67
    3. *Malin Glendert, SWE, 1434, 231,00
    4. Jesper Agerbo, DEN, 1430, 238,33
    5. Mikael Braendeskov, DEN, 1429, 238,17
    6. Bill Hoffman, USA, 1429, 238,17
    7. Pasi Uotila, FIN, 1428, 238,00
    8. Kenneth Haukas, NOR, 1425, 237,50
    Top 8 earn one bye.

    9. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 1419, 236,50
    10. Niels Jacob Bak, DEN, 1416, 236,00
    11. Johnny Magnusson, SWE, 1415, 235,83
    12. Jouni Helminen, FIN, 1412, 235,33
    13. Kim Bröndsted, DEN, 1411, 235,17
    14. Jacob Hansen, DEN, 1410, 235,00
    15. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1403, 225,83
    16. *Zara Glover, ENG, 1402, 225,67
    17. Mikael Kanold, SWE, 1400, 233,33
    18. Lasse Lintilä, FIN, 1399, 233,17
    19. Robert Andersson, SWE, 1399, 233,17
    20. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 1397, 232,83
    21. Michael Ahlqvist, SWE, 1396, 232,67
    22. Mads Sandbekken, NOR, 1391, 231,83
    23. Mattias Arup, SWE, 1391, 231,83
    24. *Helen Johnsson, SWE, 1388, 223,33
    25. Joonas Jähi, FIN, 1388, 231,33
    26. Martin Larsen, SWE, 1386, 231,00
    27. Pontus Halvarsson, SWE, 1385, 230,83
    28. Tobias Karlsson, SWE, 1382, 230,33
    29. Tomas Leandersson, SWE, 1381, 230,17
    30. Mikael Larsson, SWE, 1381, 230,17
    31. Svein-Roger Olsen, NOR, 1378, 229,67
    32. Joakim Wikström, SWE, 1377, 229,50
    33. Peter Larsen, SWE, 1377, 229,50
    34. Paul Moor, ENG, 1376, 229,33
    35. Amedeo Spada, ITA, 1375, 229,17
    36. Anders Öhman, SWE, 1375, 229,17
    37. Jens Sjöbohm, SWE, 1374, 229,00
    38. *Anna Mattsson-Baard, SWE, 1374, 221,00
    39. Or Aviram, ISR, 1371, 228,50
    40. Jussi Lindgren, FIN, 1371, 228,50
    41. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1369, 228,17
    42. Peter Ljung, SWE, 1369, 228,17
    43. Peter Nordenson, SWE, 1367, 227,83
    44. Gery Verbruggen, BEL, 1365, 227,50

    Winners of the Desperado Squad (one game only):
    45. Magnus Andersson, SWE, 248
    46. Juhani Parkkali, FIN, 248
    47. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 248
    48. Michael Wittendorff, DEN, 248

    Places 9-44 and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad advance to the next round.

    Missed Cut:
    Players with position and 6-game total (country, average and sex not provided, women scores including 8 pins handicap each game)
    49. Simon Mattsson, 1365
    50. Peter Roos, 1362
    51. Tony Fransson, 1362
    52. Martin Wozny, 1357
    53. Lotte H Pedersen, 1356
    54. Thomas Larsen, 1355
    55. Mats Olsson, 1354
    56. Darren Cundy, 1354
    57. Pat Torgersen, 1354
    58. Anja Ginge Jensen, 1354
    (Toni Palermaa, 1350)
    59. Peder Grimsen, 1349
    60. Peter Knopp, 1348
    61. Dennis Eklund, 1348
    62. Marcus Nyberg, 1344
    63. Petri Mannonen, 1344
    64. Gary Baker, 1343
    65. Nina Flack, 1338
    66. Andreas Andersson, 1338
    67. Jouni Kemppainen, 1331
    (Michael Wittendorff, 1330)
    68. Mikael Jäine, 1327
    69. Nils-Oscar Broström, 1326
    70. Peter Smits, 1323
    71. Jocke Biehl, 1323
    72. Mattias Kallio, 1321
    73. Paul Hutchinson, 1320
    74. Kamilla Kjeldsen, 1319
    75. Kimmy Porskog, 1318
    76. Jesper Nielsen, 1318
    77. Christel Carlsson, 1317
    78. Rikke Rasmusen, 1317
    79. Erland Lund, 1315
    80. Erik Andersin, 1314
    81. Lars Lundahl, 1313
    82. Timo Alho, 1310
    83. Patrik Nilsson, 1309
    84. Martin Blixt, 1306
    85. Niklas Johansson, 1306
    86. Sami Tolonen, 1304
    87. Marcus Berndt, 1304
    88. Patrick Backe, 1303
    89. Stefan Palmer, 1300
    90. Rikke Simonsen, 1298
    (Magnus Andersson, 1297)
    91. Mai Ginge Jensen, 1296
    92. Magnus Lönnroth, 1295
    93. Eva Jönsson, 1293
    94. Mikael Roos, 1290
    95. Asbjörn Lian, 1289
    96. Mike Dahl, 1289
    97. Ingar Gabrielsen, 1289
    98. Björn Wedin, 1288
    99. Anders Vorborg, 1287
    100. Frederik Öhrgaard, 1287
    101. Mathias Lundin, 1284
    102. Pontus Svensson, 1284
    103. Diana Alfredsson, 1283
    104. Jo Harries, 1282
    105. Reine Delwall, 1282
    106. Pär Svensson, 1282
    107. Allan Bryde, 1280
    108. Reija Lunden, 1280
    109. Willem Van Hemert, 1277
    110. Sean Monoski, 1275
    111. Ulf Bolleby, 1274
    112. Stefan Roos, 1274
    113. Anders Hansen, 1274
    114. Carl M Pettersen, 1273
    115. Annette Johansson, 1273
    116. Joakim Nielsen Andersson, 1273
    117. Michael Bai, 1272
    118. Claes Gauffin, 1271
    119. Hafthor Hardarson, 1265
    120. Anders Nilsson, 1265
    121. David Canady, 1264
    122. Fredrik Tjernes, 1263
    123. Victor Hansson, 1262
    124. James Gruffman, 1262
    125. Bo Winter Pedersen, 1262
    126. Thomas Nilsson, 1262
    127. Mattias Melin, 1259
    128. Anders Nauman, 1259
    129. Storm Devincent, 1254
    130. Johan Danielsson, 1254
    131. Kim Bolleby, 1252
    132. Martina Beckel, 1252
    133. Wesley Verthe, 1251
    134. Rebecka Larsen, 1248
    135. Aviv Alfital, 1244
    136. Joacim Engström, 1242
    137. Gal P Shemer, 1241
    138. Martin Olsen, 1240
    139. Inge Johansson, 1233
    140. Thomas Fagerström, 1229
    141. Henrik Jörgensen, 1227
    142. Andrea Canevari, 1225
    143. Cornelio Garcia, 1225
    144. Anne Gales, 1224
    145. Ben Hensby, 1221
    146. Ulf Granath, 1220
    147. Emelie Alm, 1215
    148. Camilla Lindqvist, 1213
    149. Anne Loise Kristensen, 1211
    150. Mor Aviram, 1210
    151. Johan Hellden, 1209
    (Juhani Parkkali, 1208)
    152. Mie Agerbo, 1205
    153. Glenn Morten Pedersen, 1204
    154. Morten Johansson, 1200
    155. Niklas Linderholm, 1200
    156. Jimmy Mortensen, 1198
    157. Ernst Berndt, 1197
    158. Sanna Hellden, 1195
    159. Jonas Magnusson, 1194
    160. Pauli Dahlbom, 1194
    161. Christer Pettersson, 1191
    162. Christian Karlsson, 1190
    163. Peter Sandberg, 1188
    164. Carsten Gjertsen, 1185
    165. Ben Fishler, 1183
    166. Kenneth Lundin, 1181
    167. Irene Kragh-Eckell, 1180
    168. Leif Larsson, 1180
    169. Henrik Jacobsen, 1177
    170. Joakim Karlsson, 1176
    171. Anders Holmqvist, 1170
    172. Patrick Nielsen, 1167
    173. Esa Ahlgren, 1167
    174. Joakim Norden, 1165
    175. Fredrik Finstad, 1165
    176. Victoria Johansson, 1164
    177. Joackim Karlsson, 1163
    178. Yvonne Berndt, 1160
    179. Daniela Lönnroth, 1158
    180. Tina Gustafzon, 1155
    181. Piritta Kantola, 1149
    182. Svein-Ake Ek, 1148
    183. Kenneth Andersson, 1148
    184. Mattias Möller, 1146
    185. Jonas Hansen, 1142
    186. Anne Sofie Ardal, 1142
    187. Olle Palmer, 1138
    188. Lars Olausson, 1138
    189. Fredrik Vähäniitty, 1133
    190. Kim Jensen, 1125
    191. Mads Möller - Jensen, 1124
    192. Vibeke Westergaard, 1120
    193. Rune Andersen, 1119
    194. Bengt Eriksson, 1116
    195. Micky H Andersen, 1111
    196. Hans Asp, 1111
    197. Mathias Olsson, 1111
    198. Lee Chatfield, 1103
    199. Christer Backe, 1101
    200. Camilla Nilsson, 1100
    201. Greg Gerome, 1097
    202. Kim A Hovde, 1094
    203. Joop Van Steen, 1093
    204. Jonne Nousiainen, 1093
    205. Ralph Hughes, 1086
    206. Stefan Björkman, 1086
    207. Rauno Hautamäki, 1084
    208. Simon Östberg, 1075
    209. Catrin Linderoth, 1062
    210. Ron Harding, 1050
    211. Bengt Guldborn, 1045
    212. Peter Olsson, 1027
    213. Kristoffer Johansson, 1026
    214. Jeanette Otbäck, 1019
    215. Kenneth Nielsen, 1016
    216. Robert Jönsson, 995
    217. Andreas Gryner, 956
    218. Bengt Jäine, 588