Nicki Ainge overtakes lead in 2009 EBT Women's Ranking


    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Paul Moor moves into third place in the Men's Ranking

    2009VONickiAinge2.jpg2009EBT04NicoleSanders.jpgWith a second-place finish among 36 women in the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open, 23rd overall, Nicki Ainge (pictured left), England, overtook the lead in the 2009 European Bowling Tour women's ranking. Ainge received 40 ranking points in the EBT challenger event to take the lead with 431 ranking point total.

    Nicole Sanders (right), Netherlands, who ousted Ainge in the Round of 32 in Luxembourg en route to win the women's rankings got 50 points to move into second place with 415 points.

    Previous leader, defending champion Nina Flack, Sweden, did not compete in Luxembourg and slipped to third place with 400 points.

    2009VOMaiGingeJensen.jpg2009VODianaZavjalova.jpgDane Mai Ginge Jensen (left) remained in fourth place with 338. Diana Zavjalova (right), Latvia, moved into 5th place with 332, while Veronica Lantto, Sweden, fell to sixth with 326.

    Former ranking champion Britt BrĂžndsted, Denmark, remained in 7th place with 296. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, used a 4th place finish in the women's rankings in Luxembourg to tie two-time EBT Ranking Masters queen, Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, for 8th place with 288 points. Rounding out the top 10 is Patricia Luoto, Germany, with 286.

    2009WGOskuPalerrmaa.jpg2009EBT08PaulMoor2.jpgOsku Palermaa (left), Finland, and Dominic Barrett, England, held on to the lead in the men's rankings. Barrett (381) narrowed the gap by one point as he got 12 ranking points in Luxembourg while World Ranking Masters champ Palermaa (437) got 11.

    3-time EBT ranking champion and 2009 EBT Masters winner Paul Moor (right), England, continued his rise to the top and is now in third position with 348 points. Swedes Dennis Eklund and Martin Larsen, who were both absent in Luxembourg, slipped to 4th and 5th place with 343 and 330, respectively.

    2009EBT13StuartWilliams.jpg200910PBABillONeill.jpgPBA exempt bowler Stuart Williams (left), England, is 6th with 329, followed by Tore Torgersen, Norway, with 316 and Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, with 306. Rounding out the top 10 are Robert Andersson, Sweden, 296, and Mads SandbĂŠkken, Norway, 290.

    PBA champion Bill O'Neill (right), United States, who won the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open and received 50 ranking points, is tied for 41st place with 78 points.

    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 five-week break before heading to England for the 14th and penultimate event. The Ebonite English Open, an EBT Challenger tournament, will be held from Dec. 2-6 at Lakeside Superbowl Nuneaton.


    2009 Men's Ranking - Top 10 after Luxembourg
    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 437
    2. Dominic Barrett, England, 381
    3. Paul Moor, England, 348
    4. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 343
    5. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 330
    6. Stuart Williams, England, 329
    7. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 316
    8. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 306
    9. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 296
    10. Mads SandbĂŠkken, Norway, 290

    2009 Women's Ranking - Top 10 after Luxembourg
    1. Nicki Ainge, England, 431
    2. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 415
    3. Nina Flack, Sweden, 400
    4. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 338
    5. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 332
    6. Veronica Lantto, Sweden, 326
    7. Britt BrĂžndsted, Denmark, 296
    8. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 288
    (tie) Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 288
    10. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 286


    2009 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital

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


    2009 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Luxembourg

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


    2009 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Luxembourg

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