2006 Women's European Championships

    08/26/06

    Starting this Saturday

    Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany (Aug 24 - Sep 3, 2006)

    2006WECLogo.jpg The 1st Women's European Championships (WEC) will be held at Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany, August 24 through September 3, 2006.

    22 out of 47 member countries of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF), Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, Wales and the host country Germany, have announced to participate in the event.

    The 1st Men's European Championships in Moscow, Russia, drew 28 countries.

    Players will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Doubles, Trios and five-player Teams (each event on short and long oil with semi-final and final of the top 4, No. 1 vs. No. 4, No. 2 vs. No. 3), All Events (24 games) and Masters (single-elimination, best-of-three games match play on dual lane condition).

    In 2003 the World Tenpin Bowling Association has decided to split the men's and women's World Championships and to hold a World Championship every year starting with the 1st Women's World Championships in Denmark 2005 and the 1st Men's World Championships in Korea, 2006.

    The European Tenpin Bowling Federation has decided to do the same with the European Championships, starting with the Men's European Championships in Russia 2005 and the Women's European Championships in Germany 2006.

    With men's and women's World Championships being held every other year, continental championships have become less important for the players. Especially in Europe, where more than one million Euro (approx. 1.28 million Dollar) in prize money is at stake on the European Bowling Tour.

    Therefore some World and European champions took a year off from their respective national teams and will not compete in Böblingen, but will try to re-qualify for the 2nd Women's World Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, next year.

    In addition, the Women's European Championships in Böblingen, Germany (Aug 24 - Sep 3), clash with the Men's World Championships in Busan, Korea (Aug 27 - Sep 9), and some federations do not have the money and/or enough officials and coaches to send two teams at the same time.


    Tentative Schedule at a glance
    August 24, 2006 Last day of arrival, ball check
    August 25, 2006 Official Practice, Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception
    August 26, 2006 Doubles
    August 27, 2006 Doubles
    August 28, 2006 Doubles, Doubles Finals
    August 29, 2006 Trios
    August 30, 2006 Trios, Trios Finals
    August 31, 2006 Five-Player Teams
    September 1, 2006 Five-Player Teams, Team Finals
    September 2, 2006 Masters, Farewell Banquet
    September 3, 2006 Departure

    For more information use the left menu bar and download:
    Bulletin No. 1 (pdf file, 71,1 kb)
    Bulletin No. 2 (pdf file, 113 kb)
    Bulletin No. 3 (pdf file, 346 kb)