Zjawiony, Robinson, Bergendorff crack top 5 at International Wroclaw Open on Wednesday


    2010 European Bowling Tour #3

    Tomasz Janicki tops qualifying squad 4



    Tournament officials of the 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer adjusted the schedule for the second consecutive day when they added another extra squad on Wednesday afternoon.

    Day one leader Paweł Bielski, Poland, remained in the lead while the top three players of the extra squad cracked the top 5. Łukasz Zjawiony, Poland, led the squad with 1382 six-game total en route to move into second place of the 44-player leaderboard. Zjawiony started with five games between 258 and 211 before he closed out with 198.

    Ian Robinson, Sweden, was just four pins behind to overtake third place with 1378. Robinson started with back-to-back 254 games but suffered a 178 in game #4.

    Piotr Zjawiony, Poland, slipped from second to fourth place with 1373. Göran Bergendorff, Sweden, finished his series with a huge 288 game en route to leap into fifth place with 1369.

    Tomasz Janicki, Poland, led qualifying squad 4 on Wednesday evening with 1290 but did not improve his highest series of 1307. Janicki remained in 7th place but received a Hammer jigsaw ball as one of the leaders of squads 1-6 (no extra squads).

    The 4th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer is one of six newcomers on the 2010 European Bowling Tour. The IWO, the third of 21 tournaments in the 2010 EBT season and the Tour's first Satellite tournament, will be held from Monday Feb. 15 through Sunday Feb. 21 at 10-laner Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland.

    The 2010 EBT Tour features 2 EBT Platinum tournament (formerly Premier), 7 EBT Gold tournaments (formerly Major), 8 EBT Silver tournaments (formerly Challenger) and 4 EBT Satellite tournaments (new).

    The tournament will be contested on a 41 feet long pattern (pdf file).

    Players will compete for total prize money of 20.000 Euro or approximately 27,250 USD. The champion will receive the 3.700 Euro winner's check.

    Qualifying (6 games) runs through Saturday Feb. 20 with the final qualifying squad 15 scheduled for 8.30pm (no Desperado Squad). Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour.

    The top 40 players from the qualifying will advance to the finals on Sunday Feb. 21. The pinfall will be carried forward until the stepladder finals. The top 40 will bowl 4 games to cut to the top 20, who will advance to the second round.

    The top 20 will bowl another 4 games with the top 8 after 14 games advancing to round robin match play. The top 4 players after seven match play games (20 pins bonus per win, 10 for a tie, 10 pins bonus for each game between 250 and 300) will advance to the stepladder finals.

    The first two stepladder matches will be decided in one game, while the championship match is over two games decided by total pinfall. The No. 4 seed bowls the No. 3 seed, the winner takes on the No. 2 seed and the winner of the semifinal match earns the right to bowl the No. 1 seed for the title.


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