Plans unveiled for new International Seniors Bowling Tour 2010


    European News

    ISBTLogo.jpgA group of tournament directors representing the most popular Seniors tournaments in Belgium, England, Germany and Netherlands have decided to leave the European Bowling Proprietors' Association (EBPA) Senior Tour and to run their own International Seniors Bowling Tour starting in March 2010.

    Past Belgium national team member Liliane Vintens was elected president of the ISBT.

    Also attending the meeting, which was held on December 10, 2009 in Langenfeld, Germany were Kalle Gaiser, Arthur Dähn, Dominique Collignon, Gino Vanderhaeghen, Colin Crouch, Charley Blom and Ad van der Jagt.

    It was agreed that all tournaments of the ISBT should be sanctioned by the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF). According to the organizers ETBF president Addie Ophelders has stated that the matter is under consideration at ETBF as there seems to be a desire for an official International Seniors Tour.

    The goal of the ISBT is "to give senior bowlers an extra interest in a sport they love and to continue to promote cordiality and friendship which is a standout feature of Senior Bowling in Europe".

    ISBT Board:
    Preident: Liliane Vintens ([email protected], +32 496 517958)
    Secretary: Ad van der Jagt ([email protected], +31 622 519411)
    Tour Manager: Charley Blom ([email protected], +31 651 245629

    ISBT Schedule for 2010
    March 14, 2010 in Monheim/DĂĽsseldorf, Germany - Katrin Stelljes
    April 18, 2010 in Buxtehude, Germany - Kalle Gaiser
    May 5, 2010 in Stroud, England - Greg Jerom /Colin Crouch
    June 6, 2010 in Scheveningen, Netherlands - Ronald Dol
    July 25, 2010 in Latem/Gent, Belgium - Gino Vanderhaegen
    August 1, 2010 in Schiedam, Netherlands - Ad van der Jagt
    August 15, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium - Dominique Collignon
    October 3, 2010 in, Berlin, Germany - Willy/Tanja Theissen
    October 17, 2010 in Tilburg, Netherlands - Ronald Dol

    All tournaments will be organized with separate divisions for men and women.