It was Osku Palermaa's day in Columbia 300 Vienna Open; Finns win 26.550 Euro

    10/24/05

    European Bowling Tour #18

    Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria

    The Finnish bowlers dominated the Columbia 300 Vienna Open at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, from the qualifying through to the stepladder finals. Osku Palermaa, the No. 3 seed with the powerful two-handed style, defeated Team USA's David Haynes in the opening match, then topped Lasse Lintilä to meet Petri Mannonen in the championship match. Like in the two matches before, Palermaa shut out his opponent with a strike in the 10th frame to win his second EBT title this season and the 8.000 Euro top prize (approx. $9,560).



    Columbia 300 Vienna Open

     Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria
    October 19-23, 2005

    Championship Round:
    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 650 (3 games), 8.000 Euro
    2. Petri Mannonen, Finland, 181 (1 game), 4.500 Euro
    3. Lasse Lintilä, Finland, 192 (1 game), 3.500 Euro
    4. David Haynes, United States, 213 (1 game), 2.500 Euro

    L-R Mannonen, Lintilä, and Haynes in the back with champion Osku Palermaa in the front. Pictures courtesy of Robert May. Click on the image to enlarge it.


    Columbia 300 Vienna Open - Playoff Results

    First Match: #11 Osku Palermaa def. #23 David Haynes, 221-213

     Both players started the match with an open frame. Osku opened again in the second frame, while David spared in frames 2-5. Osku, who delivers the ball with both hands, struck on his next three shots to take a ten pin lead after frame 5 (93-83).

    David (pictured) got his first strike on the right lane (lane 29) in the sixth frame and spared 6-10 in frame 7 on the left lane (28). The finals are staged in a kind of arena style. The players sit on red leather chairs while some spectators are seated on the left and right side of the lanes and behind the players.


    David had three strikes in frames 8 and 9 but Osku was even better and connected for another turkey in frames 7-9. A strike in the 10th frame sealed David's fate. The American struck out but lost the match, 221-213.

    "I changed the ball one frame too late", said Haynes, who started with the Storm Vertigo and changed to the Tropical Storm in the eighth frame. "The pair hooked a little more than the lanes we played before and the Tropical Storm went straighter then the Vertigo". Haynes finished fourth, worth 2500 Euro.



    Second Match: Palermaa def. #2 Lasse Lintilä, 221-192

    Osku had a fast start with two strikes before he spared a five-pin constellation in frame 3 followed by a strike and a spare. Lasse alternated spares and strikes in the first five frames to trail Osku by 5 pins after four frames.

    Both players opened in the sixth frame. Lasse rebounded with a double to take a slim lead in the seventh frame as Osku had spare and a strike in frames 7 and 8. Lasse had the chance to shut out Osku but left a 9-pin in frame 9 to open the door for Osku.

    Finishing first Osku threw four solid strikes to shut out the High Roller champion with another 221 to 192.



    Championship Match: Palermaa def. #1 Petri Mannonen, 228-181.

      Osku started with strike, spare, double-strike and spare. The player with the powerful two-handed style (pictured left) looked very confident. Petri (on the right) had a spare in the first two frames, opened in the third, got his first strike in the fourth frame and added another spare in the fifth to trail Osku by 23 pins (66-89). Both players struck in frames six and seven, they spared in the 8th frame and struck again in the 9th.

    Leading by 25 pins, Osku had to finish first, Like in the two matches before, he fired the ball into the pocket to shut out his opponent with a strike in the 10th frame to win his second EBT title this season and the 8.000 Euro top prize (approx. $9,560).

    " I was confident all week and I had a good day today," said the winner afterwards. "I locked a spot in the top eight already before this tournament, but I don't think I can win the rankings. Paul Moor is way ahead but of course I will try, the champion will earn five grand."



    Columbia 300 Vienna Open - Final Standings Singles
    Top 68 with position, country and prize money

    1. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 8.000 Euro
    2. Petri Mannonen, FIN, 4.500 Euro
    3. Lasse Lintilä, FIN, 3.500 Euro
    4. David Haynes, USA, 2.500 Euro
    5. Jussi Lindgren, FIN, 1.250 Euro
    6. Anders Öhman, SWE, 1.250 Euro
    7. Phil Scammell, ENG, 1.250 Euro
    8. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1.250 Euro
    9. Ari Halme, FIN, 800 Euro
    10. Thomas Gross, AUT, 800 Euro
    11. Mika Luoto, FIN, 800 Euro
    12. Erwin Pascual, ESP, 800 Euro
    13. Andrew Cain, USA, 800 Euro
    14. Tanya Petty, GER, 800 Euro
    15. Mai Ginge Jensen, DEN, 800 Euro
    16. Jouni Helminen, FIN, 800 Euro
    17. Timo Alho, FIN, 600 Euro
    18. Reija Lunden, FIN, 600 Euro
    19. Martin Larsen, SWE, 600 Euro
    20. Steve Thornton, ENG, 600 Euro
    21. Peter Ljung, SWE, 600 Euro
    22. Peter Knopp, GER, 600 Euro
    23. Kamila Kjeldsen, DEN, 600 Euro
    24. Michael Krämer, GER, 600 Euro
    25. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 400 Euro
    26. John Stathatos, GRE, 400 Euro
    27. Robert Andersson, SWE, 400 Euro
    28. Tomas Leanderson, SWE, 400 Euro
    29. Michael Holzapfel, GER, 400 Euro
    30. Paul Moor, ENG, 400 Euro
    31. Maurizio Celli, ITA, 400 Euro
    32. Jari Ratia, FIN, 400 Euro
    33. Jesper Agerbo, DEN, 250 Euro
    34. Tobias Karlsson, SWE, 250 Euro
    35. Or Aviram, ISR, 250 Euro
    36. Mikael Kanold, SWE, 250 Euro
    37. Piritta Kantola, FIN, 250 Euro
    38. Jesper Nielsen, DEN, 250 Euro
    39. Dirk Völkel, GER, 250 Euro
    40. Timo Schröder, GER, 250 Euro
    41. Thomas Block, GER, 160 Euro
    42. Mariusz Musialik, POL, 160 Euro
    43. Nikita Koshelev, RUS, 160 Euro
    44. Tobias Gäbler, GER, 160 Euro
    45. Thomas Dennechaud, GER, 160 Euro
    46. Dennis Eklund, SWE, 160 Euro
    47. Georg Spacal, AUT, 160 Euro
    48. Chris Van Damme, BEL, 160 Euro
    49. Nina Flack, SWE, 160 Euro
    50. Federico Rossi, ITA, 160 Euro
    51. Ivonne Gross, AUT, 160 Euro
    52. Jo Harris, ENG, 160 Euro
    53. Gery Baker, ENG, 160 Euro
    54. Oliver Rauth, GER, 160 Euro
    55. Pär Svensson, SWE, 160 Euro
    56. Petteri Salonen, FIN, 160 Euro
    57. Pasi Uotila, FIN, 160 Euro
    58. Leo Grundschober, AUT, 160 Euro
    59. Thomas Tybl, AUT, 160 Euro
    60. Zara Glover, ENG, 160 Euro
    61. Sonja Uhlich, GER, 160 Euro
    62. Bo Winther Pedersen, DEN, 160 Euro
    63. Gery Fuchs, AUT, 160 Euro
    64. Norbert Suchanek, AUT, 160 Euro
    65. Tatiana Smirnova, RUS, 160 Euro
    66. Amedeo Spada, ITA, 160 Euro
    67. Michael Wouters, GER, 160 Euro
    68. Raphael Rulz, AUT, 160 Euro


    Columbia 300 Vienna Open - Final Standings Doubles
    Top 20 with position, country and prize money

    1. Kai Virtanen, FIN/Petri Mannonen, FIN, 1.600 Euro
    2. Martin Larsen, SWE/Thomas Gross, AUT, 1.200 Euro
    3. Kai Virtanen, FIN/Lasse Lintilä, FIN, 1.000 Euro
    4. Federico Rossi, ITA/Thomas Gross, AUT, 750 Euro
    5. Kai Virtanen, FIN/Ari Halme, FIN, 600 Euro
    6. Zara Glover, ENG/Nick Froggatt, ENG, 500 Euro
    7. Osku Palermaa, FIN/Pasi Uotila, FIN, 450 Euro
    8. Piritta Kantola, FIN/Reija Lunden, FIN, 400 Euro
    9. Timo Alho, FIN/Matti Virta, FIN, 380 Euro
    10. David Haynes, USA/Andrew Cain, USA, 350 Euro
    11. Mai Ginge Jensen, DEN/Bo Winther Pedersen, DEN, 300 Euro
    12. Georg Spacal, AUT/Gery Fuchs, AUT, 300 Euro
    13. Jouni Kempainen, SWE/Tobias Karlsson, SWE, 300 Euro
    14. Thomas Gross, AUT/Thomas Tybl, AUT, 300 Euro
    15. Robert Andersson, SWE/Martin Larsen, SWE, 300 Euro
    16. Tanya Petty, GER/Tobias Gäbler, GER, 300 Euro
    17. Lasse Lintilä, FIN/Osku Palermaa, FIN, 300 Euro
    18. Tomas Leandersson, SWE/Claes Gauffin, SWE, 300 Euro
    19. Michael Kanold, SWE/Anders Öhman, SWE, 300 Euro
    20. Stuart Williams, ENG/Dennis Eklund, SWE, 300 Euro


    Columbia 300 Vienna Open - Prize Money Leaders
    Players with combined prize money (Singles and Doubles)

    1. Osku Palermaa, FIN, 8.375 Euro
    2. Petri Mannonen, FIN, 5.300 Euro
    3. Lasse Lintilä, FIN, 4.150 Euro
    4. David Haynes, USA, 2.675 Euro
    5. Thomas Gross, AUT, 1.925 Euro
    6. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1.600 Euro
    7. Anders Öhman, SWE, 1.400 Euro
    (tie) Stuart Williams, ENG, 1.400 Euro
    9. Martin Larsen, SWE, 1.350 Euro
    10. Jussi Lindgren, FIN, 1.250 Euro
    (tie) Phil Scammell, ENG, 1.250 Euro
    12. Ari Halme, FIN, 1.100 Euro
    13. Andrew Cain, USA, 975 Euro
    14. Mai Ginge Jensen, DEN, 950 Euro
    (tie) Tanya Petty, GER, 950 Euro
    16. Erwin Pascual, ESP, 800 Euro
    (tie) Jouni Helminen, FIN, 800 Euro
    (tie) Mika Luoto, FIN, 800 Euro
    (tie) Reija Lunden, FIN, 800 Euro
    20. Timo Alho, FIN, 790 Euro
    21. Nick Froggatt, ENG, 650 Euro
    22. Kamila Kjeldsen, DEN, 600 Euro
    (tie) Michael Krämer, GER, 600 Euro
    (tie) Peter Knopp, GER, 600 Euro
    (tie) Peter Ljung, SWE, 600 Euro
    (tie) Steve Thornton, ENG, 600 Euro
    27. Robert Andersson, SWE, 550 Euro
    (tie) Tomas Leanderson, SWE, 550 Euro
    29. Federico Rossi, ITA, 535 Euro
    30. Piritta Kantola, FIN, 450 Euro
    31. Zara Glover, ENG, 410 Euro
    32. Jari Ratia, FIN, 400 Euro
    (tie) John Stathatos, GRE, 400 Euro
    (tie) Maurizio Celli, ITA, 400 Euro
    (tie) Michael Holzapfel, GER, 400 Euro
    (tie) Michael Kanold, SWE, 400 Euro
    (tie) Paul Moor, ENG, 400 Euro
    (tie) Tobias Karlsson, SWE, 400 Euro
    39. Pasi Uotila, FIN, 385 Euro
    40. Bo Winther Pedersen, DEN, 310 Euro
    (tie) Dennis Eklund, SWE, 310 Euro
    (tie) Georg Spacal, AUT, 310 Euro
    (tie) Gery Fuchs, AUT, 310 Euro
    (tie) Thomas Tybl, AUT, 310 Euro
    (tie) Tobias Gäbler, GER, 310 Euro
    46. Dirk Völkel, GER, 250 Euro
    (tie) Jesper Agerbo, DEN, 250 Euro
    (tie) Jesper Nielsen, DEN, 250 Euro
    (tie) Or Aviram, ISR, 250 Euro
    (tie) Timo Schröder, GER, 250 Euro
    51. Matti Virta, FIN, 190 Euro
    52. Amedeo Spada, ITA, 160 Euro
    (tie) Chris Van Damme, BEL, 160 Euro
    (tie) Gery Baker, ENG, 160 Euro
    (tie) Ivonne Gross, AUT, 160 Euro
    (tie) Jo Harris, ENG, 160 Euro
    (tie) Leo Grundschober, AUT, 160 Euro
    (tie) Mariusz Musialik, POL, 160 Euro
    (tie) Michael Wouters, GER, 160 Euro
    (tie) Nikita Koshelev, RUS, 160 Euro
    (tie) Nina Flack, SWE, 160 Euro
    (tie) Norbert Suchanek, AUT, 160 Euro
    (tie) Oliver Rauth, GER, 160 Euro
    (tie) Pär Svensson, SWE, 160 Euro
    (tie) Petteri Salonen, FIN, 160 Euro
    (tie) Raphael Rulz, AUT, 160 Euro
    (tie) Sonja Uhlich, GER, 160 Euro
    (tie) Tatiana Smirnova, RUS, 160 Euro
    (tie) Thomas Block, GER, 160 Euro
    (tie) Thomas Dennechaud, GER, 160 Euro
    71. Claes Gauffin, SWE, 150 Euro
    (tie) Jouni Kempainen, SWE, 150 Euro