Palermaa leads EBT Men's Ranking after Aalborg


    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Earns EBT exemption for PBA World Series of Bowling

    2009KOOskuPalermaa4.jpgThe Aalborg Int'l was the seventh and last EBT event which counted toward qualifying for the PBA World Series in August. As the EBT has decided to give the exemption to the highest ranked player in the men's division after seven stops, Osku Palermaa (pictured left), from Finland, current leader, two-time defending ranking champion as well as World Ranking Masters EBT Masters champion, earns the exemption.

    Palermaa leads the men's ranking after seven events with 322 ranking points, 70 points ahead of last year's runner-up Dominic Barrett, England, who is second with 252. Aalborg Int'l champion Martin Larsen, Sweden, used the 100 points he received for winning the EBT "Major" to jump into third place with 238.

    2009EBT04MaiGingeJensen5.jpgPrevious women's ranking leader Patricia Luoto, Germany, slipped to fourth place with 234. Mai Ginge Jensen (right), Denmark, was the second-best women in Aalborg and was awarded 80 ranking points en route to become the new leader with 250 points.

    Defending ranking champion Nina Flack, Sweden, is second with 244, while Aalborg women's ranking winner Krista Pöllänen, Finland, matched Larsen's leapfrog into third place with 240 points.

    The next stop of the European Bowling Tour is the EBT "Major" 5th Storm San Marino Open, which will take place at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino, from July 4-12, 2009.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2009 EBT season will qualify for the EBT Masters to be held in Vienna, Austria, from May 3-4, 2010.


    2009 Men's Ranking - Top 10 after Aalborg
    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 322
    2. Dominic Barrett, England, 252
    3. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 238
    4. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 220
    5. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 211
    6. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 207
    7. Mads Sandbækken, Norway, 200
    8. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 198
    9. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 192
    10. Mathias √Örup, Sweden, 162

    2009 Women's Ranking - Top 10 after Aalborg
    1. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 250
    2. Nina Flack, Sweden, 244
    3. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, 240
    4. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 234
    5. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 216
    (tie) Nicki Ainge, England, 216
    7. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 206
    8. Kirsten Penny, England, 180
    9. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 178
    10. Piritta Kantola, Finland, 172


    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital

    2009 EBT Men's Ranking
    2009 EBT Women's Ranking

    2009 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Aalborg

    Players with country, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes


    2009 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Aalborg

    Players with country, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes