Dominic Barrett rises to the top in 2010 EBT men's ranking after Barcelona


    2010 European Bowling Rankings

    Tina Hulsch moves into second place in EBT women's ranking

    2010EBT04DominicBarrett.jpg2010EBT04OskuPalermaa.jpgDominic Barrett (pictured left), England, made his third consecutive championship round appearance of the 2010 European Bowling Tour finishing second in the Catalonia Open, the fourth tournament of the 2010 EBT season.

    Barrett, who was second in Tilburg, Netherlands, and won the title in Wroclaw, Poland, one week ago, received the 6.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points for his fourth career EBT title en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 EBT men's ranking with 325 ranking points.

    The two-time World Youth Championships gold medalist, who finished second in the men's ranking in the past two years, is the sole male bowler, who has earned ranking points in the first four tournaments this season.

    PBA champions Mika Koivuniemi (right), Finland, who has won the season-opening EBT "Platinum" event in Helsinki, Finland, slipped one spot to second place with 250 points. PBA Hall of Famer Parker Bohn III, United States, remained in second place with 200.

    3-time defending ranking champion Osku Palermaa (above right), Finland, leaped from 6th to 4th place behind an 11th place finish in Barcelona.

    2009BWCTinaHulsch3.jpg2010EBT04LuzAdrianaLeal.jpgTina Hulsch (pictured left), Germany, received 60 ranking points in Barcelona for finishing as the 4th best woman in 17th place. The World Youth champion leaped from 5th to second place with 215 ranking points.

    Singapore's Cherie Tan held onto the lead with the 250 points for winning the EBT "Platinum" event in Helsinki. Nina Manninen, Finland, fell one place to third with 200 points. Luz Adriana Leal (right), Colombia, who led the women's ranking in Barcelona, jumped into a tied 14th place with 100 points.

    Platinum is the highest of the four EBT tournament categories. The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament such as the Catalonia Open gets 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    Since the Ankara Open has been cancelled, the 2010 EBT Tour features 2 EBT Platinum tournament (formerly Premier), 6 EBT Gold tournaments (formerly Major), 8 EBT Silver tournaments (formerly Challenger) and 4 EBT Satellite tournaments (new category).

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each of the 20 tournaments of the 2010 European Bowling Tour will cash ranking points no matter from which country or WTBA Zone (Europe, Asia, America) he or she comes.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2010 EBT season will qualify for the 2011 EBT Masters to be held at Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 11-12, 2011.

    The European Bowling Tour takes a short break before heading to the Brunswick Euro Challenge, the first EBT "Gold" tournament this season. The BEC will be contested from Monday, March 8 through Sunday, March 14, 2010 at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin near Paris, France.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif BowlingdigitalFlavioCuvaBeatGrauwiler_small.jpg Once again Bowlingdigital will cover the event live from Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin with results and updates after each round plus our much-anticipated high definition videos produced by Flavio Cuva and high quality photos by Beat Grauwiler (l-r).


    2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital

    2010 EBT Men's Ranking
    2010 EBT Women's Ranking


    2010 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after Barcelona
    1. Dominic Barrett, England, 325
    2. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 250
    3. Parker Bohn III, United States, 200
    4. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 177
    5. Tomas Leandersson, Sweden, 175
    6. Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 150
    7. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 140
    8. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 130
    9. Mike Fagan, United States, 125
    10. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 123
    11. Tony Ranta, Finland, 120
    12. Yoan Alix, France, 118
    13. Tobias Karlsson, Sweden, 110
    (tie) Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 110
    15. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 108
    16. Pekka MĂ€yry, Finland, 100

    2010 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Barcelona
    1. Cherie Tan, Singapore, 250
    2. Tina Hulsch, Germany, 215
    3. Nina Manninen, Finland, 200
    4. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 175
    5. Nina Flack, Sweden, 170
    6. Rikke Holm Rasmussen, Denmark, 162
    7. Mari Kalliokoski, Finland, 150
    8. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 118
    9. Rebecka Larsen Jr. Finland, 115
    10. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 114
    11. Reija Lundén, Finland, 110
    12. Veronica Lantto, Sweden, 105
    13. Nicki Ainge, England, 102
    14. Luz Adriana Leal Gonzalez, Colombia, 100
    (tie) Martina Beckel, Germany, 100
    16. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 82

    2010 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Barcelona

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


    2010 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Barcelona

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