Penny beats Flack in all-women affair to claim the title in Ebonite English Open

    12/08/08

    2008 European Bowling Tour #17

    Palermaa successfully defends EBT men's ranking title

    2008EBT17KirstenPenny.jpg The championship match of the Ebonite English Open at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England, was an all-women affair with current EBT ranking leaders Nina Flack, Sweden, and Kirsten Penny (pictured left), England, facing off.

    Second seeded Flack won the high-scoring first game of the best-of-three games match, 234-232. 12th seeded Penny, who started this morning at 8 a.m. in Final Round One, ended the day 13 and a half hours and 21 games later, with back-to-back victories, 198-164 and 229-210 (all scores including 8 pins handicap) to secure the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize (approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar).

    2008EBT17Podium.jpg It wss the third victory by a woman out of the last four open EBT tournament and the first all-women's title match.

    L-R Flack, champion Penny and Stuart Williams.

    With the victory worth 50 ranking points, Penny has a slim chance to defend her women's EBT ranking title. With the season-ending EBT event, the Qatar Open (50 points for the winner; Penny is the defending champion) to go, Flack leads Penny by 41 points.

    2008EBT15OskuPalermaa_small.jpg With his 9th place finish in the men's ranking in Nuneaton (15th overall), Osku Palermaa (left), Finland, has successfully defended his EBT ranking title.

    In the semi-finals, Flack ousted defending English Open champion Stuart Williams, England, two-games-to-none, while Penny eliminated Yoan Alix, France, 2-1, with a 221-210 win in the deciding game.

    Flack pocketed £3.000 Pounds for second place while Alix and Williams received £1.500 each for third and fourth place.

    EBT Men's Rankings after 16 events
    EBT Women's Rankings after 16 events



    Ebonite English Open - Final Standings


    Top 50 of 165 players with earnings.

    1. Kirsten Penny, England, £5.000
    2. Nina Flack, Sweden, £3.000
    3. Yoan Alix, France, £1.500
    4. Stuart Williams, England, £1.500
    5. Cliff Dew, England, £750
    6. John Wells, England, £750
    7. Dominic Barrett, England, £750
    8. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, £750
    9. Mike Quarry, England, £600
    10. Isabelle Sacco, France, £600
    11. Phil Scammell, England, £600
    12. Jo Allsebrook, England, £600
    13. Jo Cundy, England, £600
    14. Paul Moor, England, £600
    15. Osku Palermaa, Finland, £400
    16. Zara Glover, England, £400
    17. Rikke Holm Rasmussen, Denmark, £400
    18. Tore Torgersen, Norway, £400
    19. Vikki Burbridge, England, £400
    20. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, £400
    21. Mark Wells, England, £400
    22. Chris West, England, £400
    23. Priscilla Maaswinkel, Netherlands, £250
    24. Raymond Teece, England, £250
    25. Martin Olsen, Norway, £250
    26. Laura Montgomery, England, £250
    27. Richard Teece, England, £250
    28. Matt Miller, England, £250
    29. Rob Thurlby, England, £250
    30. Nick Froggatt, England, £250
    31. Mads Sandbækken, Norway, £250
    32. Leon Devlin, England, £250
    33. Jimmy Ravez, Belgium, £250
    34. Danny Ayling, England, £250
    35. Nicki Ainge, England, £150
    36. Levi Chamberlain, England, £150
    37. Jean-Marc Lebon, Belgium, £150
    38. Steve Miller, England, £150
    39. Cassie Staudinger, Australia, £150
    40. Daniel Wenner, England, £150
    41. Daniel Stride, England, £150
    42. Josh Goldswain, England, £150
    43. Adam Scott, England, £150
    44. David Kendall, England, £150
    45. Christopher Oates, England, £150
    46. Daniel French, England, £150
    47. Conan Mackey, Ireland, £150
    48. Sophie van der Meer, Netherlands, £150
    49. Norman Hamed, England, £150
    50. Ross Law, England, £150


    Ebonite English Open - Single-Elimination Finals


    Single-elimination, best-of-three games match play. Winners advance, losers eliminated




    Ebonite English Open - Final Round Two


    The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.




    Ebonite English Open - Final Round One


    The top 24 advance with the pinfall being carried forward.




    Dew wins qualifying in Ebonite English Open; leads 50 players into Sunday's finals


    2008EnglishOpenLogo_small.jpg
    Cliff Dew from England finished the qualifying in the Ebonite English Open at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England atop the leaderboard. Dew had games of 223, 243, 225, 290, 228 and 288 for 1497 pinfall total and an average of 249.50.

    2008EBT15NinaFlack_small.jpg Second place belonged to current European women's ranking leader Nina Flack (right), Sweden, who felled 1438 pins, an average of 239.67, and added 48 pins handicap for 1486 pinfall total. The duo will bypass the first four rounds of the finals.

    2008ECCIsabelleSacco_small.jpg John Wells, England, was third with 1474 and was followed by Yoan Alix, France, in fourth with 1448 and Mike Quarry, England, in fifth place with 1440.

    Isabelle Sacco (left), France, led the 14th and penultimate squad on Saturday evening to leap into sixth place with 1388 including handicap. Wells, Alix, Quarry and Sacco received three byes.

    2008EBT15OskuPalermaa_small.jpg Earning two byes were 7. Phil Scammell (1431) 8. Dominic Barrett (1429) 9. Jo Allsebrook, all from England (1428) and 10. European ranking leader Osku Palermaa (right), Finland (1410).

    2008EBT10NicoleSanders_small.jpg Sophie van der Meer, Netherlands, took the 46th and final spot to advance with 1317. Her compatriot Nicole Sanders (left) led the Desperado Squad with 250 including 8 pins handicap.

    15 out of 32 women in the 165 player field made the first cut. Osku Palermaa, Finland and Leon Devlin and Ross Law, both England, rolled 300 games.

    The Ebonite English Open is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Challenger events.

    A total of 50 players - the top 46 qualifiers plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - advance to the finals on Sunday, Dec. 7. The top 10 players will be seeded 1-10 into the single-elimination match play finals. The top 2 qualifiers will bypass the first four rounds, places 3-6 receive 3 byes and places 7-10 earn 2 byes.

    The other 40 players will bowl six games from scratch to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another three games with the pinfall from Round One being carried forward. The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.

    All rounds consist of best-of-three games match play. In each of the matches, the highest seeded player meets the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player meets the second lowest seeded player etc.

    The field will be cut to 12, 8, 4 and then two players who will bowl for the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize or approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar.


    Ebonite English Open - Standings after Qualifying


    The top 46 plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad advanced.



    300 games (3) - Osku Palermaa, Leon Devlin, Ross Law.


    Dew leads the field into final qualifying day in Ebonite English Open


    Quarry leaps to fifth place; cut is currently 1299

    2008EnglishOpenLogo_small.jpg
    Cliff Dew from England continued to lead the Ebonite English Open at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England with 1497 six-game total and an average of 249.50. With the final four squads to go on Saturday, Dew holds a 13-pin cushion over current European women's ranking leader Nina Flack, Sweden, who is second with 1486 (239.67) including 48 pins handicap.

    2007BTE14MikeQuarry_small.jpg John Wells, England, is third place with 1474 and Yoan Alix, France, in fourth with 1448. English international Mike Quarry (right) had a high game of 278, a low game of 2003 and four games between 221 and 257 in Squad 10 Friday afternoon to leap into fifth place with 1440 (240.00).

    Matt Giles, England, currently holds the 46th and final spot to advance with 1299 or an average of 216.50.

    The Ebonite English Open is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Challenger events. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Dec. 6 with the final Squad 15 scheduled for 8 p.m. The single-game "Desperado Squad" will start at about 11.30 p.m.

    A total of 50 players - the top 46 qualifiers plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - will advance to the finals on Sunday, Dec. 7. The top 10 players will be seeded 1-10 into the single-elimination match play finals. The top 2 qualifiers will bypass the first four rounds, places 3-6 receive 3 byes and places 7-10 earn 2 byes.

    The other 40 players will bowl six games from scratch to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another three games with the pinfall from Round One being carried forward. The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.

    All rounds consist of best-of-three games match play. In each of the matches, the highest seeded player meets the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player meets the second lowest seeded player etc.

    The field will be cut to 12, 8, 4 and then two players who will bowl for the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize or approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar.


    Alix, Barrett crack top 10 in qualifying for Ebonite English Open


    Law rolls third 300 game of the tournament

    2008EBT10YoanAlix_small.jpg 2008PCOpenDominicBarrett_small.jpg Yoan Alix (pictured left), France and Dominic Barrett (right), England cracked the top 10 during the 9th qualifying squad in the Ebonite English Open Friday afternoon at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England. Alix had high games of 259 and 254 and a low game of 211 to move into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings with 1448, an average of 241.33.

    Barrett, fresh off his victory in the Sofia Open in Bulgaria, had a high game of 266 and low game of 219 to leap into seventh place with 1418.

    Cliff Dew from England held on to the lead with 1497 (249.50). Current European women's ranking leader Nina Flack, Sweden, is second with 1486 (239.67) including 48 pins handicap. John Wells, England, is third place with 1474.

    Ross Law, England, rolled the third 300 game of the tournament in the fourth game of Squad 9 and finished with 1325, good for 30th place. Charis Panayiotou, Cyprus, currently holds the 46th and final spot to advance with 1280 or an average of 213.33.

    The Ebonite English Open is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Challenger events. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Dec. 6 with the final Squad 15 scheduled for 8 p.m. The single-game "Desperado Squad" will start at about 11.30 p.m.

    A total of 50 players - the top 46 qualifiers plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - will advance to the finals on Sunday, Dec. 7. The top 10 players will be seeded 1-10 into the single-elimination match play finals. The top 2 qualifiers will bypass the first four rounds, places 3-6 receive 3 byes and places 7-10 earn 2 byes.

    The other 40 players will bowl six games from scratch to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another three games with the pinfall from Round One being carried forward. The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.

    All rounds consist of best-of-three games match play. In each of the matches, the highest seeded player meets the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player meets the second lowest seeded player etc.

    The field will be cut to 12, 8, 4 and then two players who will bowl for the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize or approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar.


    Three players add their names to the leaderboard in Ebonite English Open


    Devlin rolls second 300 game of the tournament

    2008EnglishOpenLogo_small.jpg Cliff Dew from England used high games of 288 and 290 to jump into the lead during the sixth qualifying squad for the Ebonite English Open at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England. Dew fell three pins short of the 1500-mark averaging 249.50 for his six games.

    2008WECNinaFlack_small.jpg Current European women's ranking leader Nina Flack (right), Sweden, topped Squad 7 to move into second place in the overall standings with 1486 (239.67) including 48 pins handicap.

    John Wells
    , England, was mere 12 pins behind Flack to overtake third place with 1474.

    2008CTBCJoAllsebrook_small.jpg Leon Devlin, England, posted the second 300 game of the tournament in the first game of Squad 6 and finished with 1320, good for 26th place.

    Previous leader Phil Scammell slipped to fourth place with 1431 pinfall total and an average of 238.50. Rounding out the top 5 is Jo Allsebrook (left), both England, with 1428 including handicap.

    The Ebonite English Open is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Challenger events. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Dec. 6 with the final Squad 15 scheduled for 8 p.m. The single-game "Desperado Squad" will start at about 11.30 p.m.

    A total of 50 players - the top 46 qualifiers plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - will advance to the finals on Sunday, Dec. 7. The top 10 players will be seeded 1-10 into the single-elimination match play finals. The top 2 qualifiers will bypass the first four rounds, places 3-6 receive 3 byes and places 7-10 earn 2 byes.

    The other 40 players will bowl six games from scratch to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another three games with the pinfall from Round One being carried forward. The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.

    All rounds consist of best-of-three games match play. In each of the matches, the highest seeded player meets the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player meets the second lowest seeded player etc.

    The field will be cut to 12, 8, 4 and then two players who will bowl for the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize or approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar.



    Scammell overtakes lead in Qualifying at Ebonite English Open


    Palermaa rolls first 300 game of the tournament

    Phil Scammell.jpg English veteran Phil Scammell (pictured left) had three 218 games, two 255s and a high game of 267 en route to take the pole position in the Ebonite English Open after the fifth qualifying squad with 1431 pinfall total and an average of 238.50.

    2008CTBCAllsebrookGlover.jpg England's representatives in the 4th Commonwealth Championship last week, Jo Allsebrook and Zara Glover (left to right), moved into second and fourth place, respectively. Allsebrook had 1428 and Glover 1399, both including 48 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    2008EBT08OskuPalermaa_small.jpg Sandwiched between the English national team members was European ranking leader Osku Palermaa (left), Finland, who finished his set with the tournament's first 300 game to help grab the third place with 1410.

    Day One leader Jo Cundy, all from England, slipped to fifth place with 1391 including handicap.

    The Ebonite English Open is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Challenger events. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Dec. 6 with the final Squad 15 scheduled for 8 p.m. The single-game "Desperado Squad" will start at about 11.30 p.m.

    A total of 50 players - the top 46 qualifiers plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - will advance to the finals on Sunday, Dec. 7. The top 10 players will be seeded 1-10 into the single-elimination match play finals. The top 2 qualifiers will bypass the first four rounds, places 3-6 receive 3 byes and places 7-10 earn 2 byes.

    The other 40 players will bowl six games from scratch to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another three games with the pinfall from Round One being carried forward. The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.

    All rounds consist of best-of-three games match play. In each of the matches, the highest seeded player meets the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player meets the second lowest seeded player etc.

    The field will be cut to 12, 8, 4 and then two players who will bowl for the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize or approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar.



    Jo Cundy leads Ebonite English Open after Day One Qualifying


    2008EnglishOpenLogo.jpg Jo Cundy rolled games of 236, 214, 216, 231, 243 and 203 and added eight pins handicap each game to take the lead in the Ebonite English Open after Day One Qualifying at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton in Nuneaton, England. Cundy led the field of 38 players on the first day with 1391 pinfall total and an average of 223.83.

    Steve Miller had the field-best 229.50 average including high games of 265 and 252 to move into second place with 1377. Adam Scott was next with 1344, followed by Daniel French and 3-time European ranking champion Paul Moor, all from England, with 1343 and 1338, respectively.

    The Ebonite English Open is the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2008 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's Challenger events. Qualifying runs through Saturday, Dec. 6 with the final Squad 15 scheduled for 8 p.m. The single-game "Desperado Squad" will start at about 11.30 p.m.

    A total of 50 players - the top 46 qualifiers plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - will advance to the finals on Sunday, Dec. 7. The top 10 players will be seeded 1-10 into the single-elimination match play finals. The top 2 qualifiers will bypass the first four rounds, places 3-6 receive 3 byes and places 7-10 earn 2 byes.

    The other 40 players will bowl six games from scratch to cut to the top 24, who will bowl another three games with the pinfall from Round One being carried forward. The top 12 players advance and will be seeded 11-22 into the single-elimination match play finals.

    All rounds consist of best-of-three games match play. In each of the matches, the highest seeded player meets the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player meets the second lowest seeded player etc.

    The field will be cut to 12, 8, 4 and then two players who will bowl for the title and the 5.000 British Pounds top prize or approx. 7,450 U.S. Dollar.