No changes atop the leaderboard in EBT rankings after Barcelona


    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    2009EBT05OskuPalermaa.jpg2009EBT04NinaFlack.jpgDefending European Bowling Tour ranking champions Osku Palermaa (left)(, Finland, and Nina Flack (right), Sweden, held on to the lead in the 2009 men's and women's rankings though they did not compete in the 9th stop, the 31st Trofeu Internacional Ciutat de Barcelona, Spain.

    There were no changes among the top 10 men and women in the rankings though some players changed positions.

    Palermaa continued to lead the men's division with 334 ranking points. Martin Larsen, Sweden, is now tied for second place with Dominic Barrett, England, at 324.

    2009EBT08PaulMoor2.jpg2009EBT09MikaKoivumiemi.jpg3-time EBT ranking champion and EBT Masters winner Paul Moor (left), England, moved into 4th place with 293. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, leaped from 7th to 5th with 273. Rounding out the top 10 are two Norwegians (Mads Sandbækken, Tore Torgersen) two Swedes (Robert Andersson, Tobias Karlsson) and Dane Jesper Agerbo.

    PBA super star Mika Koivuniemi (right), Finland, who won the title in Barcelona, is currently in 18th place with 130 points out of the last two events (30 in San Marino and 100 in Barcelona).

    2009EBT04NicoleSanders.jpg2009EBT04KirstenPenny.jpgNina Flack, Sweden, who is on the Swedish national team for the Women's World Championships in Las Vegas next week, has a 20-point buffer over second-placed Nicole Sanders (left), Netherlands, with 314 to 294 points.

    Sanders as well as Barcelona ranking winner Kirsten Penny, England (3rd, 280), Veronica Lantto, Sweden (4th, 276), Diana Zavjalova, Latvia (5th, 268) and Nicki Ainge, England (6th, 262) overtook Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, who fell to 7th place with 250.

    2009EBT04PatriciaLuoto.jpg2009EBT02GhislainevanderTol.jpgRounding out the top 10 are 8. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, 240; 9. Patricia Luoto (left), Germany, 234; and 10. Ghislaine van der Tol (right), Netherlands, 216.

    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.

    The European Bowling Tour takes a seven-week break before heading to Rollhouse Bowling Center in Ankara, Turkey, for the Ankara Open from September. 5-13, 2009. The Ankara Open was supposed to be the Tour's sole "Premier" event but has changed its status to "Major" after reducing the prize money in June.


    2009 Men's Ranking - Top 10 after Barcelona
    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 334
    2. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 324
    (tie) Dominic Barrett, England, 324
    4. Paul Moor, England, 293
    5. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 273
    6. Mads Sandbækken, Norway, 260
    7. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 252
    8. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 229
    9. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 226
    10. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 224

    2009 Women's Ranking - Top 10 after Barcelona
    1. Nina Flack, Sweden, 314
    2. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 294
    3. Kirsten Penny, England, 280
    4. Veronica Lantto, Sweden, 276
    5. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 268
    6. Nicki Ainge, England, 262
    7. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 250
    8. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, 240
    9. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 234
    10. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 216


    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital

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


    2009 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Barcelona

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


    2009 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Barcelona

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