Nina Flack overtakes lead in 2010 European Bowling Tour women's ranking


    2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Dominic Barrett remains atop the men's ranking after Brunswick Euro Challenge

    2010EBT05NinaFlack2.jpg2008 European Bowling Tour women's ranking champion Nina Flack (pictured left), Sweden, waited until the 23rd and last qualifying squad before she qualified for the finals of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Flack went on to win the women's ranking in the EBT "Gold" tournament en route to overtake the lead in the 2010 European Bowling Tour women's ranking.

    2009DHCCherieTan.jpgGold is the second-highest of the four EBT tournament categories. The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament such as the Brunswick Euro Challenge gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament gets 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    Flack, a World and European champion, has 320 ranking points to overtake previous leader Cherie Tan (right), Singapore, who slipped to second place with 250 points. Tina Hulsch, Germany, narrowed the gap to 2 points to sit in third place with 248.

    2010EBT05DominicBarrett.jpgAfter making three consecutive championship rounds on the EBT, Dominic Barrett (left), England, missed the first cut (1407 for 52nd place, 234.50 avg.) in the high-scoring Brunswick Euro Challenge and didn't cash any points for the first time in the 2010 season. However, Barrett remained atop the men's ranking leaderboard with 325 points.

    2010EBT05MikaKoivuniemi.jpgPBA champions Mika Koivuniemi (right), Finland, and Parker Bohn III, United States, who both competed in the BEC, earned 18 and 60 ranking points to sit in second and third place 268 and 260, respectively.

    Three-time defending EBT ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, had a chance to overtake Barrett by two pins with a victory in France but went out in the Round of 8 to remain in fourth place with 249 points.

    Since the Ankara Open and the Austria Challenge have been cancelled, the 2010 EBT Tour consists of 19 events - 2 EBT Platinum tournament (formerly Premier), 6 EBT Gold tournaments (formerly Major), 7 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 19 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 continues with the Ebonite International Luxembourg Open, the second EBT "Satellite" event this season. The tournament will be held March 16-21, 2010 at X-Treme Bowling & Billard in Foetz, Luxembourg.


    2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital

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


    2010 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after St. Maximin
    1. Dominic Barrett, England, 325
    2. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 268
    3. Parker Bohn III, United States, 260
    4. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 249
    5. Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 216
    6. Mike Fagan, United States, 200
    7. Tomas Leandersson, Sweden, 175
    8. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 164
    9. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 156
    (tie) Tony Ranta, Finland, 156
    11. Yoan Alix, France, 154
    12. Rob Thurlby, England, 150
    13. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 148
    14. Mathias Årup, Sweden, 132
    15. Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 120
    16. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 115

    2010 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after St. Maximin
    1. Nina Flack, Sweden, 320
    2. Cherie Tan, Singapore, 250
    3. Tina Hulsch, Germany, 248
    4. Nina Manninen, Finland, 200
    5. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 190
    6. Krista PöllÀnen, Finland, 180
    7. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 175
    8. Rikke Holm Rasmussen, Denmark, 174
    9. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 150
    (tie) Mari Kalliokoski, Finland, 150
    11. Nicki Ainge, England, 126
    12. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 120
    13. Priscilla Maaswinkel, Netherlands, 116
    14. Rebecka Larsen Jr. Finland, 115
    15. Reija Lundén, Finland, 110
    16. Martina Beckel, Germany, 109


    2010 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after St. Maximin

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


    2010 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after St. Maximin

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