Barry Horne starts ALPA Senior Open with a bang


    2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour #3

    Rolls the tournament's first 300 in his first qualifying block

    2010ISBT03BarryHorne.jpgBarry Horne (pictured left), an American who lives in Germany, started the third stop of the inaugural International Seniors Bowling Tour, the ALPA Senior Open in Buxtehude. Germany, with a bang. Horne fired the tournament's first 300 game Wednesday in Squad 2 and finished with 1403 six-game total, an average of 233.83.

    Horne started his first six-game block with 171, 225 and 195 before he achieved perfection and closed out the series with 276 and 236. The 62-year-old added seven pins age bonus each game for 1445 pinfall total.

    Thomas Witt leads the men's qualifying g with 2646 12-game total and an average of 220.5 including 1333 and 1313 series. Witt, who bowls in the 50-55 age group doesn't receive any handicap.

    Detlef Greve is second with 2610 and Frank Hegermann, all from Germany, is third with 2442.

    The four players in the women's division have finished just one 6-block thus far. Former Dutch standout Farida Pascoal-Blom sets the tone with 1259 including age bonus and is followed by two-time European Senior Bowling Championships gold medalist and winner of the first ISBT stop in Monheim, Germany, Yvette Murrath, Belgium, with 1095, Kirsten Lund, Denmark, 1084 and Henny van der Jagt, Netherlands, 1079.

    The ALPA Senior Open is the third stop of the 2010 International Seniors Bowling Tour and runs from June 30 - July 4. 2010 at Alpa-Bowl in Buxtehude. Germany. All players must bowl at least two blocks of six games. Unlimited re-entries are allowed. The two highest six-game series will be added to a 12-game qualifying total.

    50 to 55 year-old players do not receive any age bonus. a 56-year-old get 1 pin handicap per game, a 57 year-old gets 2 pins, and so on. Maximum handicap is 20 pins per game.

    12 women - 2 from qualifying from Wed-Thu, 8 from qualifying from Wed-Sat plus the top 2 from the Desperado Squad - and 28 men - 4 from qualifying from Wed-Thu, 20 from qualifying from Wed-Sat plus the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - will advance to the finals on Sunday.

    Men and women will bowl six games starting from scratch. The top 8 women and the top 20 men advance and will bowl another four games with the pinfall from the previous round being carried forward.

    The top 4 women and the top 10 men advance to the finals and will determine the winners in another 4-game block with the previous pinfall total being carried forward.


    Women's Division - High Series (Qualifying Standings) after Squad 2


    Men's Division - Overall Qualifying Standings after Squad 2


    Men's Division - High Series after Squad 2