Ghislaine van der Tol comes from behind to win 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

    07/05/10

    2010 European Bowling Tour #10

    Beats the top 3 seeds to claim the 10.000 Euro top prize

    2010EBT10GhislainevanderTol.jpg2010EBT10MikaKoivuniemi2.jpgThe first champion of the 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany, venue of the Men's World Championship in August is a woman. No. 8 seed Ghislaine van der Tol (pictured left), Netherlands, defeated the top three seeds en route to win the title and the 10.000 Euro top prize.

    The Dutch lefty beat out PBA star Mika Koivuniemi (right), Finland, for the 8th and final spot to advance to the playoffs thanks to her eight pins handicap each game, 877-858 (four games). Koivuniemi posted the second 300 game of the tournament in Final Round 1. Van der Tol had the first in qualifying.

    2010EBT10JensNickel.jpg2010EBT10RobertAndersson2.jpgIn the first round of the finals over two games total pinfall, Van der Tol eliminated the No. 1 seed, 3-time European Bowling Tour ranking champion, Paul Moor, England, by seven pins, 447-440, and went on the defeat No. 2 seed, Jens Nickel (left), Germany, in the semis by eight pins, ), 432-424.

    In the championship match, the Dutch lefty topped No. 3 seed, Robert Andersson, Sweden, by four pins, 388-384, to win her third Open title and the 7th women ranking title in her career.

    Andersson, who eliminated No. 6 Thomas Larsen, Denmark, in the opening match, 449-404, and current ranking leader Dominic Barrett, England, seeded 4th, in the semis, 451-345, finished second and won the men's rankings. The Swede received 6.000 Euro, while Nickel and Barrett pocketed 2.500 Euro apiece for third and fourth place.

    Finishing 5th thru 8th were Moor, Marco Baade, Germany, Larsen, and Tomas Leandersson, Sweden, who each got 1.500 Euro.

    Photos Beat Grauwiler.

    DBPOpenLogo.jpgThe 1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open is a newcomer on the European Bowling Tour and was held from June 27 thru July 4 at Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany. The state-of-the-art 52-laner, the biggest bowling center in Europe, will host the Men's World Championship Aug. 11-22, 2010.

    The DPB Open offered total prize fund of 50.000 Euro with 10.000 Euro going to the winner. Women received 8 pins handicap each game, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    The tournament was the 10th stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and one of the Tour's "Silver" tournaments. 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).

    A total of 48 players qualified for the finals on Sunday, July 4th. The top 8 qualifiers earned two byes while players seeded 9-16 bypassed the first round of the finals.

    Rounds 1-3 featured 4-game blocks starting from scratch which trimmed the field to 32, 20 and then 8 players who advanced to the quarterfinals. The format switched to match play with the two-game total determining the winner. In each round the highest seeded player after Round 3 met the lowest seeded player, the second highest met the second lowest, and so on.

     


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    1st Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open


    Dream Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany (June 27 - July 4, 2010)


    2010EBT10Top4.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 10.000 Euro
    2. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 6.000 Euro
    3. Jens Nickel, Germany, 2.500 Euro
    4. Dominic Barrett, England, 2.500 Euro
    5. Paul Moor, England, 1.500 Euro
    6. Marco Baade, Germany, 1.500 Euro
    7. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1.500 Euro
    8. Tomas Leandersson, Sweden, 1.500 Euro
    L-R Andersson, Van der Tol, Nickel and Barrett. Photo German Bowling Federation (DBU).

    Playoff Results:
    Quarterfinals:
    #8 Van der Tol (256 + 191) def. #1 Moor (212 + 228), 447-440
    #2 Nickel (177 + 236) def. #7 Leandersson (178 + 212), 413-390
    #3 Andersson (222 + 227) def. #6 Larsen (248 + 156), 449-404
    #4 Barrett (206 + 212) def. #5 Baade 163 + 236), 418-399

    Semifinals:
    #8 Van der Tol (210 + 222) def. #2 Nickel (202 + 222), 432-424
    #3 Andersson 232 + 219) def. #4 Barrett 182 + 163), 451-345

    Championship:
    #8 Van der Tol (187 + 201) def. #3 Andersson (194 + 190), 388-384
    Van der Tol's scores including 8 pins handicap per game.

     


    Places 9-48 (Cashers)


    9. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 750 Euro
    10. Stuart Williams, England, 750 Euro
    11. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 750 Euro
    12. Sascha Hauchwitz, Germany, 750 Euro
    13. Mads Sandbaekken, Norway, 750 Euro
    14. Chris Loschetter, United States, 750 Euro
    15. Bodo Konieczny, Germany, 750 Euro
    16. Matt Miller, England, 750 Euro
    17. Anders Lousdal, Denmark, 750 Euro
    18. Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 750 Euro
    19. Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 750 Euro
    20. Perttu Jussila, Finland, 750 Euro
    21. Jesse Kallio, Finland, 550 Euro
    22. Stephan Unger, Germany, 550 Euro
    23. Bjorn Einar Rudshagen, Norway, 550 Euro
    24. Joonas Jähi, Finland, 550 Euro
    25. Pasi Uotila, Finland, 550 Euro
    26. Peter Knopp, Germany, 550 Euro
    27. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 550 Euro
    28. Frederik Ohrgaard, Denmark, 550 Euro
    29. Erik Andersin, Sweden, 550 Euro
    30. Mohammed Kamel, Kuwait, 550 Euro
    31. Eike Kabowski, Germany, 550 Euro
    32. Marcus Berndt, Sweden, 550 Euro
    33. Brian Voss, United States, 400 Euro
    34. Achim Grabowski, Germany, 400 Euro
    35. Michael Holzapfel, Germany, 400 Euro
    36. Andrew Frawley, Australia, 400 Euro
    37. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 400 Euro
    38. Michael Grabovac, Austria, 400 Euro
    39. Petteri Salonen, Finland, 400 Euro
    40. Juhani Tonteri, Finland, 400 Euro
    41. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 400 Euro
    42. Mohammed Al-Rageeba, Kuwait, 400 Euro
    43. Markku Veijanen, Finland, 400 Euro
    44. Sabrina Laub, Germany, 400 Euro
    45. Ulf Bolleby, Sweden, 400 Euro
    46. Christian Rechenberg, Germany, 400 Euro
    47. Kai Günther, Germany, 400 Euro
    48. Raken Al-Amiri, Kuwait, 400 Euro


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    Final Round 3


    The top 8 advance to the playoffs.

     


    Final Round 2


    The top 12 advance to the next round.

     


    Final Round 1


    The top 16 advance to the next round.