Perttu Jussila wins his first EBT title in 1st Ebonite Roma International


    2010 European Bowling Tour #17

    Patricia Luoto finishes third to win Women's Ranking in Rome

    2010EBT16PerttuJussila.jpg2010EBT15StuartWilliams.jpgPerttu Jussila (pictured left) of Finland captured his first European Bowling Tour title in the 1st Ebonite Roma International Sunday at Brunswick Bowling Rome in Rome, Italy. In the title match, the youngster defeated former World Ranking Masters champion and PBA exempt player, Stuart Williams (right), England, 225-188, to earn the 5.000 Euro top prize.

    In the semifinals Jussila and Williams eliminated two members of the German women's national team, Jussila topped former World Games champion Patricia Luoto, 216-201, while Williams edged Word Youth champion Birgit Pöppler, 200-184. Luoto and Pöppler received 8 pins handicap, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    Williams, who was looking for his sixth EBT title and the first since the 2007 Storm English Open, received 2.500 Euro for second place. Luoto, who won the women's ranking in Rome due to her higher position in the qualifying, and Pöppler pocketed 1.000 Euro each for third and fourth place.

    50 out of 320 players survived the qualifying and advanced to the finals. After two rounds of four games each, the remaining 24 players met in single-elimination match play with the two-game total pinfall to determine the winner.

    The top 8 qualifiers, who bypassed the first three rounds of the finals, entered the finals in the second round of match play (fourth round overall). All but Williams, the No. 5 seed and top-seeded Sean Rash, United States, were eliminated in the Round of 16.

    2010EBT17BirgitPoppler.jpg2010EBT17PatriciaLuoto.jpgPöppler (left), the No. 19, ousted 2009 EBT ranking champion Nicki Ainge, England in the Round of 24, 372-370, then eliminated No. 2 seeded Marco De Angelis, Italy, 378-324, before she stunned Rash in the quarterfinals, 472-400.

    Luoto (right) flew past No. 17 Vasilios Stefopoulos, Greece (440-302) and edged No. 4 Alessandro Martino (406-393) and No. 9 Enrico Maddaloni, both Italy (387-354) to set up the semifinal match with Jussila.

    Williams defeated No. 13 Marco Boccato, Italy (408-386) and No. 16 Kim Bolleby, Sweden (418-380) on his way to the semifinals. Jussila sidelined No. 21 Giovanni Battagli, Italy (399-360) and No. 6 Eike Kabowski, Germany (373-344) before he was able to weather a strong charge by No. 10 Antonio Maddaloni, Italy (443-434).

    Rash finished the tournament in fifth place and was followed by the Maddaloni brothers, Enrico and Antonio with Bolleby in eighth place.

    2010RomeIntlLogo_small.jpg The 1st Ebonite Roma International was the 17th and penultimate stop of the 2010 European Bowling Tour and the last "Satellite" event of the 2010 EBT season. The tournament was a newcomer on the European Bowling Tour offering total prize money of 25.900 Euro with 5.000 Euro going to the winner.

    The tournament was held from Saturday Nov. 6 through Sunday Nov. 14, 2010 at 24-lane Brunswick Bowling Rome in the capital of Italy, the country's largest and most populated city (over 2.7 million residents) located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula.

    Since the Ankara Open and the Austria Challenge have been cancelled and the English Open has lost its EBT status, the 2010 EBT Tour consists of 18 events - 2 EBT Platinum tournament (formerly Premier), 6 EBT Gold tournaments (formerly Major), 6 EBT Silver tournaments (formerly Challenger) and 4 EBT Satellite tournaments (new category).

    The 2010 European Bowling Tour will conclude with the second "Platinum" event and the sole tournament outside Europe, the Qatar Bowling Open, Dec. 11-19, 2010 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar.

    2010 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital
    2010 EBT Men's Ranking
    2010 EBT Women's Ranking


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    1st Ebonite Roma International

    Brunswick Bowling Rome in Rome, Italy (Nov. 6-14, 2010)

    Championship Round:
    1. Perttu Jussila, Finland, 5.000 Euro
    2. Stuart Williams, England, 2.500 Euro
    3. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 1.000 Euro
    4. Birgit Pöppler, Germany, 1.000 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: #5 Williams def. #19 Pöppler, 200-184
    Semifinal Match 2: #12 Jussila def. #15 Luoto, 216-201
    Championship: Jussila def. Williams, 225-188.
    Luoto and Pöppler received 8 pins handicap.


    Places 5-50 (Cashers)

    5. Sean Rash, United States, 700 Euro
    6. Enrico Maddaloni, Italy, 700 Euro
    7. Antonio Maddaloni, Italy, 700 Euro
    8. Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 700 Euro
    9. Marco De Angelis, Italy, 500 Euro
    10. Torben J√łrgensen, Denmark, 500 Euro
    11. Alessandro Martino, Italy, 500 Euro
    12. Eike Kabowski, Germany, 500 Euro
    13. Peter Ljung, Sweden, 500 Euro
    14. Saverio Tuccimei, Italy, 500 Euro
    15. Marco Boccato, Italy, 500 Euro
    16. Amedeo Spada, Italy, 500 Euro
    17. Stefano Oddi, Italy, 400 Euro
    18. Nicki Ainge, England, 400 Euro
    19. Vasilios Stefopoulos, Greece, 400 Euro
    20. Tommaso Radi, Italy, 400 Euro
    21. Alessandra Morra, Italy, 400 Euro
    22. Giovanni Battagli, Italy, 400 Euro
    23. Kostas Lirantzis, Greece, 400 Euro
    24. Francisco Lopez, Spain, 400 Euro
    25. Enzo Zucchinelli, Italy, 300 Euro
    26. Federico Rossi, Italy, 300 Euro
    27. Neil Sullivan, Malta, 300 Euro
    28. Pierfranco Fanizza, Italy, 300 Euro
    29. Mauro Rampi, Italy, 300 Euro
    30. Carmelina Giuffrida, Italy, 300 Euro
    31. Filippo Basile, Italy, 300 Euro
    32. Emanuele Rustici, Italy, 300 Euro
    33. John Jenos, Greece, 300 Euro
    34. Osvaldo Zaccaria, Italy, 300 Euro
    35. Cheska Tomas, Netherlands, 300 Euro
    36. Kennith Arpa, Malta, 300 Euro
    37. Mika Maatta, Finland, 300 Euro
    38. Paco Rodriguez, Spain, 300 Euro
    39. Gianpiero Coppola, Italy, 200 Euro
    40. Andrea Spadavecchia, Italy, 200 Euro
    41. Mohamed Al Zaabi, UAE, 200 Euro
    42. Matt Miller, England, 200 Euro
    43. Marco Cesare Parapini, Italy, 200 Euro
    44. Piero Colombani, Italy, 200 Euro
    45. Sergio Fabbietti, Italy, 200 Euro
    46. Giuseppe Sciascia, Italy, 200 Euro
    47. Rodolfo Tomarelli, Italy, 200 Euro
    48. Paolo Zeppi, Italy, 200 Euro
    49. Annalisa Regoli, Italy, 200 Euro
    50. Valentino Marrocco, Italy, 200 Euro



    Final Round Five

    Single-elimination match play; two-game total pinfall to determine the winner. Losers eliminated, finish 5th through 8th, earn 700 Euro each.



    Final Round Four

    Single-elimination match play; two-game total pinfall to determine the winner. Losers eliminated, finish 9th through 16th, earn 500 Euro each.



    Final Round Three

    Single-elimination match play; two-game total pinfall to determine the winner. Losers eliminated, finish 17th through 24th, earn 400 Euro each.



    Final Round Two

    The top 8 advance. Positions 9-22 eliminated, finish 25th through 38th, earn 300 Euro each.



    Final Round One

    The top 10 advance. Positions 11-22 eliminated, finish 39th through 50th, earn 200 Euro each.