Eklund, Ainge move closer to the top

    10/05/09

    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    2009VONickiAinge2.jpg2009VODennisEklund4.jpgDennis Eklund (left) from Sweden, and Nicki Ainge (right), England, narrowed the gap to European Ranking leaders Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Nina Flack, Sweden, to 67 and 34, after finishing 6th and 5th in the men's and women's rankings of the 7th Columbia 300 Vienna Open.

    Eklund (337) moved from fifth to third place with Palermaa (404) in first and Dominic Barrett (354), England, in second place. Ainge (356) leaped from fourth to second place.

    Vienna Open champion Thomas Gross, Austria, and Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, won the men's and women's rankings in Vienna.

    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 EBT Tour takes a short break before heading to Jouni Helminen's Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland for the Ebonite Lahti Open. The tournament is the 12th stop of the 2009 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Challenger" event. The tournament will be held from Oct. 10-18, 2009.

     


    2009 Men's Ranking - Top 10 after Ankara
    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 404
    2. Dominic Barrett, England, 354
    3. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 337
    4. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 324
    5. Stuart Williams, England, 312
    6. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 306
    7. Paul Moor, England, 305
    8. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 296
    (tie) Tore Torgersen, Norway, 296
    10. Mads Sandbækken, Norway, 282

    2009 Women's Ranking - Top 10 after Ankara
    1. Nina Flack, Sweden, 380
    2. Nicki Ainge, England, 356
    3. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 354
    4. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 338
    5. Veronica Lantto, Sweden, 302
    6. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 298
    7. Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, 296
    8. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 288
    9. Kirsten Penny, England, 280
    10. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 278

     

     

    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital


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

     

     

    2009 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Vienna


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

     

     

    2009 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Vienna


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