Paul Moor wins in Istanbul and overtakes lead in European Rankings

    05/01/06

    2006 European Bowling Tour #8

    Time Out Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey (April 24-30, 2006)

    2006EBT08PaulMoorChampion.jpg Two-time defending ranking champion Paul Moor from England topped Australia's two-hander Jason Belmonte in the championship match of the 3rd Istanbul Open over two games, 490-422, to win his first ranking title this season and the 8.000 Euro top prize. Both players overtook previous ranking leader Osku Palermaa, who did not participate in Turkey, by a whisker. Moor earned 100 ranking points to overtake the lead with 251 points. Belmonte, who received 80 points for finishing second, is mere one point behind at 250, with Palermaa third 249. Picture by Beat Grauwiler.

    3rd Istanbul Open


    Time Out Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey
    April 24-30, 2006


    Championship Round:
    1. Paul Moor, England, 918 (4 games), 8.000 Euro
    2. Jason Belmonte, Australia, 893 (4 games), 5.000 Euro
    3. Achim Grabowski, Germany, 403 (2 games), 3.000 Euro
    4. Thomas Gross, Austria, 430 (2 games), 3.000 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match #1: #1 Belmonte (205, 266) def. #4 Gross (246-184), 471-430
    Semifinal Match #2: #3 Moor (204- 224) def. #2 Grabowski (209, 194), 428-403

    Championship Match: #3 Moor (246, 244) vs. #1 Belmonte (228, 194), 490-422


    3rd Istanbul Open - Round of 8


    Players with position, country, 14-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 3166, 226,14
    2. Achim Grabowski, GER, 3107, 221,93
    3. Paul Moor, ENG, 3082, 220,14
    4. Thomas Gross, AUT, 3064, 218,86

    Missed Cut:
    5. Thomas Block, GER, 3064, 218,86
    6. Tobias Gäbler, GER, 3052, 218,00
    7. Stuart Williams, ENG, 2967, 211,93
    8. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 2963, 211,64
    Gross and Block were tied for fourth place. Gross advanced due to the higher game in this round (213-210).


    3rd Istanbul Open - Round of 16


    Players with position, country, 12-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 2733, 227,75
    2. Thomas Block, GER, 2702, 225,17
    3. Achim Grabowski, GER, 2671, 222,58
    4. Thomas Gross, AUT, 2639, 219,92
    5. Stuart Williams, ENG, 2621, 218,42
    6. Tobias Gäbler, GER, 2620, 218,33
    7. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 2618, 218,17
    8. Paul Moor, ENG, 2616, 218,00

    Missed Cut:
    9. Guy Caminsky, RSA, 2604, 217,00
    10. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 2569, 211,42
    11. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 2569, 211,42
    12. Kai Guenther, GER, 2555, 212,92
    13. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 2537, 211,42
    14. Leonidas Maragkos, GRE, 2484, 207,00
    15. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 2475, 206,25
    16. Michael Loos, AUT, 2440, 203,33
    Aviram and Bröndsted were tied for tenth place. Aviram won the women's rankings due to the higher game in this round (244-218).


    3rd Istanbul Open - Round of 32


    Players with position, country, 8-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 1834, 229,25
    2. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1809, 226,13
    3. Achim Grabowski, GER, 1808, 226,00
    4. Thomas Block, GER, 1804, 225,50
    5. Tobias Gäbler, GER, 1787, 223,38
    6. Thomas Gross, AUT, 1770, 221,25
    7. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 1768, 221,00
    8. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1753, 219,13
    9. Guy Caminsky, RSA, 1753, 219,13
    10. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1746, 210,25
    11. Kai Günther, GER, 1740, 217,50
    12. Paul Moor, ENG, 1738, 217,25
    13. Leonidas Maragkos, GRE, 1730, 216,25
    14. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 1717, 214,63
    15. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 1693, 203,63
    16. Michael Loos, AUT, 1681, 210,13

    Missed Cut:
    17. Joonas Huolman, FIN, 1676, 209,50
    18. Brian Voss, USA, 1675, 209,38
    19. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1668, 208,50
    20. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 1668, 208,50
    21. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1646, 205,75
    22. *Tina Hulsch, GER, 1642, 197,25
    23. Christian Schwarzbauer, AUT, 1630, 203,75
    24. Wim Van Der Veen, NED, 1607, 200,88
    25. Peter Knopp, GER, 1591, 198,88
    26. *Patricia Schwarz, GER, 1581, 189,63
    27. Tomek Janicki, POL, 1557, 194,63
    28. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 1551, 193,88
    29. Matias Kallio, FIN, 1545, 193,13
    30. Dirk Dreyer, GER, 1538, 192,25
    31. Andreas Gripp, GER, 1533, 191,63
    32. Asaf Morad, ISR, 1464, 183,00


    3rd Istanbul Open - Round of 45


    Players with position, country, 4-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 932, 233,00
    2. Thomas Block, GER, 929, 232,25
    3. Stuart Williams, ENG, 928, 232,00
    4. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 927, 231,75
    5. Christian Schwarzbauer, AUT, 921, 230,25
    6. Thomas Gross, AUT, 920, 230,00
    7. Brian Voss, USA, 918, 229,50
    8. Tobias Gäbler, GER, 908, 227,00
    9. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 905, 226,25
    10. Kai Günther, GER, 905, 226,25
    11. Guy Caminsky, RSA, 894, 223,50
    12. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 866, 216,50
    13. Michael Loos, AUT, 864, 216,00
    14. *Tina Hulsch, GER, 848, 204,00
    15. Achim Grabowski, GER, 846, 211,50
    16. Leonidas Maragkos, GRE, 842, 210,50
    17. *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 841, 202,25
    18. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 833, 208,25
    19. Wim Van Der Veen, NED, 833, 208,25
    20. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 831, 207,75
    21. Andreas Gripp, GER, 829, 207,25
    22. Joonas Huolman, FIN, 816, 204,00
    23. Paul Moor, ENG, 815, 203,75
    24. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 812, 203,00
    25. *Patricia Schwarz, GER, 791, 189,75
    26. Tomek Janicki, POL, 784, 196,00
    27. Matias Kallio, FIN, 778, 194,50
    28. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 774, 193,50
    29. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 772, 185,00
    30. Dirk Dreyer, GER, 768, 192,00
    31. Asaf Morad, ISR, 767, 191,75
    32. Peter Knopp, GER, 766, 191,50

    Missed Cut:
    33. Omry Morrel, ISR, 762, 190,50
    34. Asaf Barazani, ISR, 762, 190,50
    35. Michael Krämer, GER, 762, 190,50
    36. Oliver Blase, GER, 750, 187,50
    37. Paul Valla, AUT, 747, 186,75
    38. *Martina Beckel, GER, 746, 178,50
    39. Max Lazaridi, KZK, 740, 185,00
    40. Or Aviram, ISR, 740, 185,00
    41. Markus Stumpf, GER, 730, 182,50
    42. Mustafa Onur, TUR, 705, 176,25
    43. Jong Hyun Shin, KZK, 690, 172,50
    44. Yahav Rabin, ISR, 688, 172,00
    45. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 654, 163,50


    Michael Loos leads Istanbul Open after qualifying


    2005EBT18MichaelLoos.jpg Austrian youngster Michael Loos had games of 238, 256, 213, 265, 216 and 249 to lead the 3rd Istanbul Open after qualifying with 1437 six-game total and an average of 239,50. Finns Matias Kallio and Sami Konsteri were next with 1432 and 1426.

    Thomas_Gross_4720.jpg Fourth place belonged to PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss with 1406. Rounding out the top 5 was the top Turkish bowler, Habib DoÄŸan, with 1396. Austria's Thomas Gross (right) took the 40th and final qualifying post to advance to the finals on Sunday with 1304 (217,33). Dutch Marten Krull posted the sole 300-game of the tournament but missed the cut in 71st position with 1224.

    Also advancing were the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad'. Jong Hyun Shin, Kazakhstan led the field with 235, while Asaf Barazani, Israel, grabbed the final spot with 221.

    Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Michael Loos, AUT, 1437, 239,50
    2. Matias Kallio, FIN, 1432, 238,67
    3. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 1426, 237,67
    4. Brian Voss, USA, 1406, 234,33
    5. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1396, 232,67
    6. Achim Grabowski, GER, 1394, 232,33
    7. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 1387, 231,17
    8. Omry Morrel, ISR, 1371, 228,50
    (tie) *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1371, 220,50
    10. Oliver Blase, GER, 1368, 228,00
    11. Or Aviram, ISR, 1364, 227,33
    12. Tobias Gaebler, GER, 1363, 227,17
    (tie) Wim van der Veen, NED, 1363, 227,17
    14. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    15. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 1354, 217,67
    16. Andreas Gripp, GER, 1349, 224,83
    17. *Patricia Schwarz, GER, 1347, 216,50
    18. Guy Caminsky, RSA, 1346, 224,33
    19. Leonidas Maragkos, GRE, 1345, 224,17
    20. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1343, 223,83
    21. Michael Krämer, GER, 1342, 223,67
    22. Peter Knopp, GER, 1340, 223,33
    23. Markus Stumpf, GER, 1336, 222,67
    24. Paul Moor, ENG, 1335, 222,50
    25. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 1331, 221,83
    26. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1330, 221,67
    27. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 1321, 220,17
    28. Thomas Block, GER, 1318, 219,67
    29. Tomek Janicki, POL, 1316, 219,33
    (tie) Dirk Dreyer, GER, 1316, 219,33
    (tie) Joonas Huolman, FIN, 1316, 219,33
    32. Asaf Morad, ISR, 1315, 219,17
    33. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 1312, 218,67
    34. Yahav Rabin, ISR, 1311, 218,50
    35. Kai Guenther, GER, 1308, 218,00
    36. *Martina Beckel, GER, 1307, 209,83
    (tie) Christian Schwarzbauer, AUT, 1307, 217,83
    38. Max Lazaridi, KZK, 1306, 217,67
    (tie) *Tina Hulsch, GER, 1306, 209,67
    40. Thomas Gross, AUT, 1304, 217,33
    The top 40 advanced to the next round.

    Also advancing were the top 5 from the 'Despeardo Squad'.

    41. Jong Hyun Shin, KZK, 235
    42. Mustafa Onur, TUR, 235
    43. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 225
    44. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 222
    45. Asaf Barazani, ISR, 221

    Missed Cut:
    46. Zoltan Kıss, HUN, 1300, 216,67
    (tie) Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    (Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1295, 215,83)
    48. *Zara Glover, ENG, 1294, 207,67
    49. Thomas Tybl, AUT, 1286, 214,33
    50. Nikolai Schröder, AUT, 1283, 213,83
    (Jong Hyun Shin, KZK, 1279, 213,17)
    51. Oliver Rauth, GER, 1278, 213,00
    52. Kapronczay Gergely, HUN, 1267, 211,17
    53. Gonaus Walter, AUT, 1266, 211,00
    54. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1261, 210,17
    55. Michael Guriel, ISR, 1259, 209,83
    56. Michael Mayer, AUT, 1255, 209,17
    (tie) Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1255, 209,17
    58. Michael Wouters, BEL, 1253, 208,83
    59. Jacek Grotowski, POL, 1250, 208,33
    (tie) Beat Grauwiler, SWS, 1250, 208,33
    61. *Patricia Klug, AUT, 1249, 200,17
    62. Tolga Sismanogullar, TUR, 1248, 208,00
    63. Juuso Kallio, FIN, 1244, 207,33
    64. Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    65. Amir Najjar, ISR, 1236, 206,00
    66. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1235, 205,83
    67. Manuel Mrosek, GER, 1233, 205,50
    (tie) Gediz Ege, TUR, 1233, 205,50
    69. *Janina Gabel, GER, 1229, 196,83
    (tie) *Tanya Petty, GER, 1229, 196,83
    71. Marten Krull, NED, 1224, 204,00
    72. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 1223, 195,83
    (Asaf Barazani, ISR, 1219, 203,17)
    73. Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    74. Ayhan Ä°skenderoglu, TUR, 1215, 202,50
    (tie) Christian Rapcan, GER, 1215, 202,50
    (Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1211, 201,83)
    76. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1209, 201,50
    77. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    (tie) *Ivonne Fischer, GER, 1208, 193,33
    79. Maher A Inaid, JOR, 1206, 201,00
    (tie) Burak Natal, TUR, 1206, 201,00
    81. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    (tie) Ray Mcdowell, POL, 1205, 200,83
    83. Oleg Minulin, KZK, 1202, 200,33
    (tie) Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1202, 200,33
    85. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1200, 200,00
    86. *Natalja Pribileva, LAT, 1198, 191,67
    (tie) *Didi Ilieva, BUL, 1198, 191,67
    88. Grundschober Leopold, AUT, 1196, 199,33
    89. Frıess Rudolf, AUT, 1195, 199,17
    90. Maor Edry, ISR, 1184, 197,33
    (tie) Yilmaz Unal Baytar, TUR, 1184, 197,33
    92. Ahmad Almanasrah, JOR, 1183, 197,17
    (tie) *Janin Ribguth, GER, 1183, 189,17
    94. Lukasz Zjawiony, POL, 1182, 197,00
    95. Naim Kırkpınar, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    96. *Ghislaine van der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    97. Amnon Kalo, ISR, 1178, 196,33
    98. *Veronika Solozhenkina, KZK, 1177, 188,17
    99. Janos Farkas, HUN, 1175, 195,83
    (tie) *Ivonne Gross, AUT, 1175, 187,83
    101. Orry Sonnenschein, ISR, 1174, 195,67
    (tie) *Gulhan Aksular, TUR, 1174, 187,67
    103. Dmitry Stepuk, BLR, 1173, 195,50
    104. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    105. Gal P. Shemer, ISR, 1171, 195,17
    106. Tamas Holczer, HUN, 1169, 194,83
    (tie) Yevgeniy Kuznetsov, KZK, 1169, 194,83
    108. Josef Gablek, AUT, 1167, 194,50
    (tie) Oliver Morig, GER, 1167, 194,50
    110. Abed Machmid, ISR, 1166, 194,33
    111. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    112. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1164, 194,00
    113. Raid Abdelhakim Almanasrah, JOR, 1162, 193,67
    114. German Roshonok, KZK, 1155, 192,50
    115. Boris Panayatov, BUL, 1154, 192,33
    116. Ruslan Vasilev, BUL, 1150, 191,67
    117. Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    118. Helmut Amstätter, AUT, 1145, 190,83
    119. Sheikman Mihail, KZK, 1141, 190,17
    (tie) Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1141, 190,17
    121. *Laressa Adkins, GER, 1139, 181,83
    122. Yosh Mgen, ISR, 1138, 189,67
    123. M.Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    (tie) Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    125. Elior Ashkenazi, ISR, 1133, 188,83
    126. *Nicole Heberle, GER, 1130, 180,33
    127. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) Kiril Kirilov, BUL, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1123, 179,17
    130. Peter Boros, HUN, 1119, 186,50
    131. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    132. *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    133. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    134. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    135. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    136. Mark Muscat, MAL, 1108, 184,67
    137. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1105, 184,17
    (tie) Kadir Kaya, TUR, 1105, 184,17
    139. Denes Domonkos, HUN, 1102, 183,67
    140. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1101, 175,50
    141. Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    142. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1094, 174,33
    143. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    (tie) *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    145. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    146. Istvan Polgar, HUN, 1091, 181,83
    147. Eran Hecth, ISR, 1090, 181,67
    148. Barlas KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1089, 181,50
    149. Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    150. Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 1085, 180,83
    (tie) *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    152. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    (tie) Can Telli, TUR, 1082, 180,33
    154. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    156. Ivo Ivanov, BUL, 1080, 180,00
    (Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83)
    157. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    158. Simon Burke, MAL, 1077, 179,50
    159. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    160. Oren Genish, ISR, 1075, 179,17
    161. Hristo Georgiev, BUL, 1072, 178,67
    162. Pavel Kyosev, BUL, 1071, 178,50
    163. Todor Lichev, BUL, 1070, 178,33
    164. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1068, 178,00
    165. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    166. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    167. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    168. Vladimirs Pribilevs, LAT, 1059, 176,50
    169. Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    170. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    171. *Meryem Küçük, TUR, 1055, 167,83
    172. Berk Cakı, TUR, 1053, 175,50
    173. *Nursen Telli, TUR, 1041, 165,50
    (tie) Branko Sergievski, BUL, 1041, 173,50
    175. Piotr Zjawiony, POL, 1039, 173,17
    (tie) Idan Cohen, ISR, 1039, 173,17
    177. *Emel Aşkın, TUR, 1036, 164,67
    178. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    179. *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    180. Yaniv Barel, ISR, 1025, 170,83
    (tie) *Marina Stefanova, BUL, 1025, 162,83
    182. Hakam Almanasrah, JOR, 1019, 169,83
    183. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    184. Normunds Sams, LAT, 1015, 169,17
    185. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    186. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    (tie) Emre Oztuzun, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    188. Engin KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1009, 168,17
    189. Sezai Üçyol, TUR, 1003, 167,17
    190. Georgios Papadopoulos, GRE, 999, 166,50
    191. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    192. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    193. Tolga Akpak, TUR, 993, 165,50
    194. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    195. Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 983, 163,83
    196. Can Kepeci, TUR, 982, 163,67
    197. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    198. Serkan Işkın, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    201. Ivailo Kehayov, BUL, 976, 162,67
    202. Krasimir Georgiev, BUL, 966, 161,00
    203. Guerorgui Boiadjiev, BUL, 963, 160,50
    204. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    (tie) *Ozlem Karacaoglu, TUR, 958, 151,67
    206. A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    208. Ufuk Kaya, TUR, 942, 157,00
    209. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    210. Adamidis Stelio, GRE, 925, 154,17
    211. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    212. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    213. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    214. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 867, 144,50
    215. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17
    216. *Nicole Knopp, GER, 720, 114,67
    217. Georgios Panagopoulos, GRE, 685, 114,17

    300-game: Marten Krull, Netherlands.


    Finns move into second and third in Istanbul Open


    2006IstanbulOpenLogo_small.jpg Matias Kallio and Sami Konsteri, both of Finland, rolled six-game series of 1432 and 1426 to move into second and third place in the qualifying of the Istanbul Bowling Open at Time Out Bowling Center. Michael Loos, Austria, remained in the lead with 1437 pinfall total and an average of 239,50.

    2004VOBrittBrondsted2.jpg Two-time defending ranking champion Britt Bröndsted (pictured), Denmark, is the top-ranked female bowler in a tied 8th place with 1371. With the final qualifying squad to go, Thomas Tybl of Austria is the man on the bubble (40th place) with 1286 or an average of 214,33.

    The top 40 players after qualifying and the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals. Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 17/18

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Michael Loos, AUT, 1437, 239,50
    2. Matias Kallio, FIN, 1432, 238,67
    3. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 1426, 237,67
    4. Brian Voss, USA, 1406, 234,33
    5. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1396, 232,67
    6. Achim Grabowski, GER, 1394, 232,33
    7. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 1387, 231,17
    8. Omry Morrel, ISR, 1371, 228,50
    (tie) *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1371, 220,50
    10. Oliver Blase, GER, 1368, 228,00
    11. Or Aviram, ISR, 1364, 227,33
    12. Tobias Gaebler, GER, 1363, 227,17
    (tie) Wim van der Veen, NED, 1363, 227,17
    14. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    15. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 1354, 217,67
    16. *Patricia Schwarz, GER, 1347, 216,50
    17. Guy Caminsky, RSA, 1346, 224,33
    18. Leonidas Maragkos, GRE, 1345, 224,17
    19. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1343, 223,83
    20. Michael Krämer, GER, 1342, 223,67
    21. Peter Knopp, GER, 1340, 223,33
    22. Markus Stumpf, GER, 1336, 222,67
    23. Paul Moor, ENG, 1335, 222,50
    24. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 1331, 221,83
    25. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1330, 221,67
    26. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 1321, 220,17
    27. Tomek Janicki, POL, 1316, 219,33
    (tie) Dirk Dreyer, GER, 1316, 219,33
    (tie) Joonas Huolman, FIN, 1316, 219,33
    30. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 1312, 218,67
    31. Yahav Rabin, ISR, 1311, 218,50
    32. Kai Guenther, GER, 1308, 218,00
    33. *Martina Beckel, GER, 1307, 209,83
    34. Max Lazaridi, KZK, 1306, 217,67
    (tie) *Tina Hulsch, GER, 1306, 209,67
    36. Thomas Gross, AUT, 1304, 217,33
    37. Zoltan Kıss, HUN, 1300, 216,67
    (tie) Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    39. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1295, 215,83
    40. Thomas Tybl, AUT, 1286, 214,33
    41. Jong Hyun Shin, KZK, 1279, 213,17
    42. Oliver Rauth, GER, 1278, 213,00
    43. Thomas Block, GER, 1269, 211,50
    44. Nikolai Schröder, AUT, 1267, 211,17
    (tie) Kapronczay Gergely, HUN, 1267, 211,17
    46. Gonaus Walter, AUT, 1266, 211,00
    47. *Zara Glover, ENG, 1264, 202,67
    48. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1261, 210,17
    49. Michael Mayer, AUT, 1255, 209,17
    (tie) Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1255, 209,17
    51. Jacek Grotowski, POL, 1250, 208,33
    (tie) Beat Grauwiler, SWS, 1250, 208,33
    53. *Patricia Klug, AUT, 1249, 200,17
    54. Tolga Sismanogullar, TUR, 1248, 208,00
    55. Juuso Kallio, FIN, 1244, 207,33
    56. Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    57. Amir Najjar, ISR, 1236, 206,00
    58. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1235, 205,83
    59. Manuel Mrosek, GER, 1233, 205,50
    (tie) Gediz Ege, TUR, 1233, 205,50
    61. *Janina Gabel, GER, 1229, 196,83
    (tie) *Tanya Petty, GER, 1229, 196,83
    63. Marten Krull, NED, 1224, 204,00
    64. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 1223, 195,83
    65. Christian Schwarzbauer, AUT, 1219, 203,17
    (tie) Asaf Barazani, ISR, 1219, 203,17
    (tie) Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    68. Ayhan Ä°skenderoglu, TUR, 1215, 202,50
    (tie) Christian Rapcan, GER, 1215, 202,50
    70. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1209, 201,50
    71. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    (tie) *Ivonne Fischer, GER, 1208, 193,33
    73. Maher A Inaid, JOR, 1206, 201,00
    (tie) Burak Natal, TUR, 1206, 201,00
    75. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    (tie) Ray Mcdowell, POL, 1205, 200,83
    77. Oleg Minulin, KZK, 1202, 200,33
    (tie) Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1202, 200,33
    79. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1200, 200,00
    80. *Natalja Pribileva, LAT, 1198, 191,67
    (tie) *Didi Ilieva, BUL, 1198, 191,67
    82. Grundschober Leopold, AUT, 1196, 199,33
    83. Frıess Rudolf, AUT, 1195, 199,17
    84. Maor Edry, ISR, 1184, 197,33
    (tie) Yilmaz Unal Baytar, TUR, 1184, 197,33
    86. Ahmad Almanasrah, JOR, 1183, 197,17
    (tie) *Janin Ribguth, GER, 1183, 189,17
    88. Lukasz Zjawiony, POL, 1182, 197,00
    89. Naim Kırkpınar, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    (tie) Michael Wouters, BEL, 1181, 196,83
    (tie) Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    92. *Ghislaine van der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    93. Amnon Kalo, ISR, 1178, 196,33
    94. *Veronika Solozhenkina, KZK, 1177, 188,17
    95. Janos Farkas, HUN, 1175, 195,83
    (tie) *Ivonne Gross, AUT, 1175, 187,83
    97. Orry Sonnenschein, ISR, 1174, 195,67
    (tie) *Gulhan Aksular, TUR, 1174, 187,67
    (tie) Andreas Gripp, GER, 1174, 195,67
    100. Dmitry Stepuk, BLR, 1173, 195,50
    101. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    102. Gal P. Shemer, ISR, 1171, 195,17
    103. Tamas Holczer, HUN, 1169, 194,83
    (tie) Yevgeniy Kuznetsov, KZK, 1169, 194,83
    105. Josef Gablek, AUT, 1167, 194,50
    (tie) Oliver Morig, GER, 1167, 194,50
    107. Abed Machmid, ISR, 1166, 194,33
    108. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    109. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1164, 194,00
    110. Boris Panayatov, BUL, 1154, 192,33
    111. Michael Guriel, ISR, 1150, 191,67
    (tie) Ruslan Vasilev, BUL, 1150, 191,67
    113. Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    114. Helmut Amstätter, AUT, 1145, 190,83
    115. Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1141, 190,17
    116. *Laressa Adkins, GER, 1139, 181,83
    117. Yosh Mgen, ISR, 1138, 189,67
    118. M.Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    (tie) Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    120. Elior Ashkenazi, ISR, 1133, 188,83
    121. *Nicole Heberle, GER, 1130, 180,33
    122. Raid Abdelhakim Almanasrah, JOR, 1129, 188,17
    123. German Roshonok, KZK, 1124, 187,33
    124. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) Kiril Kirilov, BUL, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1123, 179,17
    127. Peter Boros, HUN, 1119, 186,50
    128. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    129. *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    130. Asaf Morad, ISR, 1115, 185,83
    131. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    132. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    133. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    134. Mark Muscat, MAL, 1108, 184,67
    135. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1105, 184,17
    (tie) Kadir Kaya, TUR, 1105, 184,17
    137. Denes Domonkos, HUN, 1102, 183,67
    138. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1101, 175,50
    139. Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    140. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1094, 174,33
    141. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    (tie) *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    143. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    144. Istvan Polgar, HUN, 1091, 181,83
    (tie) Sheikman Mihail, KZK, 1091, 181,83
    146. Barlas KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1089, 181,50
    147. Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    148. Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 1085, 180,83
    (tie) *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    150. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    (tie) Can Telli, TUR, 1082, 180,33
    152. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    154. Ivo Ivanov, BUL, 1080, 180,00
    155. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83
    156. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    157. Simon Burke, MAL, 1077, 179,50
    158. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    159. Hristo Georgiev, BUL, 1072, 178,67
    160. Pavel Kyosev, BUL, 1071, 178,50
    161. Todor Lichev, BUL, 1070, 178,33
    162. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1068, 178,00
    163. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    164. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    165. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    166. Vladimirs Pribilevs, LAT, 1059, 176,50
    167. Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    168. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    169. *Meryem Küçük, TUR, 1055, 167,83
    170. Berk Cakı, TUR, 1053, 175,50
    171. *Nursen Telli, TUR, 1041, 165,50
    (tie) Branko Sergievski, BUL, 1041, 173,50
    173. Piotr Zjawiony, POL, 1039, 173,17
    174. *Emel Aşkın, TUR, 1036, 164,67
    175. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    176. *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    (tie) Oren Genish, ISR, 1034, 172,33
    178. Yaniv Barel, ISR, 1025, 170,83
    (tie) *Marina Stefanova, BUL, 1025, 162,83
    180. Hakam Almanasrah, JOR, 1019, 169,83
    181. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    182. Normunds Sams, LAT, 1015, 169,17
    183. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    184. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    (tie) Emre Oztuzun, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    186. Sezai Üçyol, TUR, 1003, 167,17
    187. Engin KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1001, 166,83
    188. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    189. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    190. Tolga Akpak, TUR, 993, 165,50
    191. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    192. Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 983, 163,83
    193. Can Kepeci, TUR, 982, 163,67
    194. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    195. Serkan Işkın, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    198. Ivailo Kehayov, BUL, 976, 162,67
    199. Krasimir Georgiev, BUL, 966, 161,00
    200. Guerorgui Boiadjiev, BUL, 963, 160,50
    201. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    (tie) *Ozlem Karacaoglu, TUR, 958, 151,67
    203. A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    205. Eran Hecth, ISR, 946, 157,67
    206. Ufuk Kaya, TUR, 942, 157,00
    207. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    208. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    209. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    210. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    211. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 867, 144,50
    212. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17


    Michael Loos dethrones Brian Voss as qualifying leader in Istanbul


    2006EBT08MichaelLoos.jpg Austrian youngster Michael Loos shot games of 238, 256, 213, 265, 216 and 249 in the last squad on Friday to overtake PBA star Brian Voss by 21 pins and to take the lead in qualifying in Istanbul Open. Loos totaled 1437, an average of 239,50 over six games. The PBA Hall of Famer slipped to second place with 1406. Third place belonged to local favorite Habib DoÄŸan with 1396. (Picture courtesy of Beat Grauwiler.)

    Australian two-hander Jason Belmonte, who won his first European Ranking tournament in Greece last month, moved into fourth position with 1387. Next are Israelis Omry Morrel (1371) and QubicaAMF World Cup runner-up Or Aviram (1364).

    Dutch Wim van der Veen is seventh with 1363, with early leader Paul Valla, Austria, still in eighth place with 1362. Ninth place belonged to Aviram's sister Mor, who is the top ranked women in the field with 1354. Rounding out the top 10 is South African TV bowling color commentator Guy Caminsky with 1346.

    With 197 players having completed at least one six-game qualifying block the cut to survive the qualifying is 1248, a 208 average for the men and a 200 average for the women, who receive eight pins handicap per game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour.

    Qualifying continues with four more squads on Saturday and ends with the 'Desperado Squad around Midnight. The finals start on Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. with the Round of 45.

    The top 40 players after qualifying and the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals. Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 14/18

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game

    1. Michael Loos, AUT, 1437, 239,50
    2. Brian Voss, USA, 1406, 234,33
    3. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1396, 232,67
    4. Jason Belmonte, AUS, 1387, 231,17
    5. Omry Morrel, ISR, 1371, 228,50
    6. Or Aviram, ISR, 1364, 227,33
    7. Wim van der Veen, NED, 1363, 227,17
    8. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    9. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 1354, 217,67
    10. Guy Caminsky, RSA, 1346, 224,33
    11. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1343, 223,83
    (tie) *Britt Bröndsted, DEN, 1343, 215,83
    13. Michael Krämer, GER, 1342, 223,67
    14. Peter Knopp, GER, 1340, 223,33
    15. Paul Moor, ENG, 1335, 222,50
    16. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 1331, 221,83
    17. Stuart Williams, ENG, 1330, 221,67
    18. Dirk Dreyer, GER, 1316, 219,33
    (tie) Joonas Huolman, FIN, 1316, 219,33
    20. Yahav Rabin, ISR, 1311, 218,50
    21. Oliver Blase, GER, 1306, 217,67
    22. Zoltan Kıss, HUN, 1300, 216,67
    (tie) Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    24. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1295, 215,83
    25. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 1291, 215,17
    26. Thomas Tybl, AUT, 1286, 214,33
    (tie) Achim Grabowski, GER, 1286, 214,33
    28. Toni Palermaa, FIN, 1284, 214,00
    29. Matias Kallio, FIN, 1273, 212,17
    30. Jong Hyun Shin, KZK, 1269, 211,50
    31. Nikolai Schröder, AUT, 1267, 211,17
    (tie) Kapronczay Gergely, HUN, 1267, 211,17
    (tie) Markus Stumpf, GER, 1267, 211,17
    34. Gonaus Walter, AUT, 1266, 211,00
    35. *Zara Glover, ENG, 1264, 202,67
    36. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1261, 210,17
    37. Michael Mayer, AUT, 1255, 209,17
    (tie) Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1255, 209,17
    39. Beat Grauwiler, SWS, 1250, 208,33
    40. Tolga Sismanogullar, TUR, 1248, 208,00
    (tie) *Patricia Klug, AUT, 1248, 200,00
    42. Thomas Gross, AUT, 1246, 207,67
    43. Juuso Kallio, FIN, 1244, 207,33
    44. Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    45. Amir Najjar, ISR, 1236, 206,00
    46. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1235, 205,83
    47. Gediz Ege, TUR, 1233, 205,50
    48. *Tanya Petty, GER, 1229, 196,83
    49. Marten Krull, NED, 1224, 204,00
    50. Asaf Barazani, ISR, 1219, 203,17
    (tie) Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    (tie) Tomek Janicki, POL, 1219, 203,17
    53. Ayhan Ä°skenderoglu, TUR, 1215, 202,50
    54. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1209, 201,50
    55. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    56. Manuel Mrosek, GER, 1206, 201,00
    (tie) Maher A Inaid, JOR, 1206, 201,00
    (tie) Burak Natal, TUR, 1206, 201,00
    59. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    (tie) Ray Mcdowell, POL, 1205, 200,83
    61. Sami Konsteri, FIN, 1203, 200,50
    62. Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1202, 200,33
    63. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1200, 200,00
    64. *Natalja Pribileva, LAT, 1198, 191,67
    (tie) *Didi Ilieva, BUL, 1198, 191,67
    66. Maor Edry, ISR, 1184, 197,33
    (tie) Yilmaz Unal Baytar, TUR, 1184, 197,33
    68. Ahmad Almanasrah, JOR, 1183, 197,17
    69. Naim Kırkpınar, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    (tie) Michael Wouters, BEL, 1181, 196,83
    (tie) Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    72. *Sonja Uhlich, GER, 1180, 188,67
    (tie) *Ghislaine van der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    74. Amnon Kalo, ISR, 1178, 196,33
    75. Leonidas Maragkos, GRE, 1176, 196,00
    76. Christian Schwarzbauer, AUT, 1175, 195,83
    (tie) Janos Farkas, HUN, 1175, 195,83
    78. *Gulhan Aksular, TUR, 1174, 187,67
    79. Dmitry Stepuk, BLR, 1173, 195,50
    80. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    81. Gal P. Shemer, ISR, 1171, 195,17
    82. Yevgeniy Kuznetsov, KZK, 1169, 194,83
    83. Abed Machmid, ISR, 1166, 194,33
    84. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    85. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1164, 194,00
    86. Jacek Grotowski, POL, 1161, 193,50
    87. Josef Gablek, AUT, 1160, 193,33
    (tie) *Veronika Solozhenkina, KZK, 1160, 185,33
    89. *Ivonne Gross, AUT, 1159, 185,17
    90. Boris Panayatov, BUL, 1154, 192,33
    91. Michael Guriel, ISR, 1150, 191,67
    (tie) Ruslan Vasilev, BUL, 1150, 191,67
    93. Lukasz Zjawiony, POL, 1149, 191,50
    94. Grundschober Leopold, AUT, 1148, 191,33
    (tie) Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    96. Yosh Mgen, ISR, 1138, 189,67
    97. M.Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    (tie) Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    99. Elior Ashkenazi, ISR, 1133, 188,83
    100. *Nicole Heberle, GER, 1130, 180,33
    101. Raid Abdelhakim Almanasrah, JOR, 1129, 188,17
    102. German Roshonok, KZK, 1124, 187,33
    103. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) Kiril Kirilov, BUL, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1123, 179,17
    106. *Ivonne Fischer, GER, 1122, 179,00
    107. Peter Boros, HUN, 1119, 186,50
    108. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    109. Oleg Minulin, KZK, 1116, 186,00
    (tie) *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    111. Max Lazaridi, KZK, 1115, 185,83
    (tie) Asaf Morad, ISR, 1115, 185,83
    113. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    114. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    115. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    116. Mark Muscat, MAL, 1108, 184,67
    117. Frıess Rudolf, AUT, 1106, 184,33
    118. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1105, 184,17
    (tie) Kadir Kaya, TUR, 1105, 184,17
    120. Denes Domonkos, HUN, 1102, 183,67
    121. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1101, 175,50
    122. Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    123. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1094, 174,33
    124. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    (tie) *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    126. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    127. Istvan Polgar, HUN, 1091, 181,83
    128. Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    129. *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    130. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    (tie) Can Telli, TUR, 1082, 180,33
    132. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    (tie) Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 1081, 180,17
    135. Ivo Ivanov, BUL, 1080, 180,00
    (tie) *Tina Hulsch, GER, 1080, 172,00
    137. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83
    138. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    139. Simon Burke, MAL, 1077, 179,50
    140. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    141. Hristo Georgiev, BUL, 1072, 178,67
    (tie) Barlas KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1072, 178,67
    (tie) Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1072, 178,67
    144. Todor Lichev, BUL, 1070, 178,33
    145. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1068, 178,00
    146. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    147. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    148. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    149. Orry Sonnenschein, ISR, 1060, 176,67
    150. Vladimirs Pribilevs, LAT, 1059, 176,50
    151. Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    152. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    153. *Meryem Küçük, TUR, 1055, 167,83
    154. Helmut Amstätter, AUT, 1048, 174,67
    155. Pavel Kyosev, BUL, 1046, 174,33
    156. Sheikman Mihail, KZK, 1045, 174,17
    157. *Nursen Telli, TUR, 1041, 165,50
    (tie) Branko Sergievski, BUL, 1041, 173,50
    159. Piotr Zjawiony, POL, 1039, 173,17
    160. *Emel Aşkın, TUR, 1036, 164,67
    161. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    162. *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    (tie) Oren Genish, ISR, 1034, 172,33
    164. Yaniv Barel, ISR, 1025, 170,83
    (tie) *Marina Stefanova, BUL, 1025, 162,83
    166. Hakam Almanasrah, JOR, 1019, 169,83
    167. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    168. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    169. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    (tie) Emre Oztuzun, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    171. Sezai Üçyol, TUR, 1003, 167,17
    172. Engin KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1001, 166,83
    173. Berk Cakı, TUR, 998, 166,33
    174. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    175. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    176. Tolga Akpak, TUR, 993, 165,50
    177. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    178. Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 983, 163,83
    179. Can Kepeci, TUR, 982, 163,67
    180. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    181. Serkan Işkın, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    184. Ivailo Kehayov, BUL, 976, 162,67
    185. Krasimir Georgiev, BUL, 966, 161,00
    186. Guerorgui Boiadjiev, BUL, 963, 160,50
    187. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    (tie) A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    190. Eran Hecth, ISR, 946, 157,67
    191. Ufuk Kaya, TUR, 942, 157,00
    192. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    193. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    194. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    195. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    196. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 867, 144,50
    197. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17


    Brian Voss remains atop the leaderboard in Istanbul


    2006EBT08BrianVossJasonBelmonte.jpg I never use my left hand for bowling. Righthander Brian Voss talking to Australian Jason Belmonte, one of the players with a two-handed delivery. Picture courtesy of Beat Grauwiler.

    Brian Voss remained unchallenged in squads nine and ten at Time Out Bowling Center and continued to lead the 3rd Istanbul Open with 1406 six-game total and an average of 234,33.

    Michael_Kramer_4761.jpg Wim_van_der_Veen_3307.jpg However, three players cracked the top 10. Dutch Wim van der Veen (left) rolled 1363, good enough for fourth place. German international Michael Krämer (right) felled 1342 pins to move into fourth place, one spot ahead of Dutch Menno van den Heuvel, who is ninth with 1323.

    Qualifying continues through Saturday evening and ends with the 'Desperado Squad around Midnight. The finals start on Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. with the Round of 45.

    The top 40 players after qualifying and the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals. Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 10/18

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Brian Voss, USA, 1406, 234,33
    2. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1396, 232,67
    3. Omry Morrel, ISR., 1371, 228,50
    4. Wim van der Veen, NED, 1363, 227,17
    5. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    6. *Mor Aviram, ISR., 1354, 217,67
    7. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1343, 223,83
    8. Michael Krämer, GER, 1342, 223,67
    9. Menno van den Heuvel, NED, 1323, 220,50
    10. Dirk Dreyer, GER, 1316, 219,33
    11. Oliver Blase, GER, 1306, 217,67
    12. Zoltan Kıss, HUN, 1300, 216,67
    (tie) Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    14. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1295, 215,83
    15. Achim Grabowski, GER, 1286, 214,33
    16. Jong Hyun Shin, KOR, 1269, 211,50
    17. Markus Stumpf, GER, 1267, 211,17
    18. Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1255, 209,17
    19. Beat Grauwiler, SWS, 1250, 208,33
    20. Yahav Rabin, ISR., 1245, 207,50
    21. O Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    22. Amir Najjar, ISR., 1236, 206,00
    23. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1235, 205,83
    24. Marten Krull, NED, 1224, 204,00
    25. Kapronczay Gergely, HUN, 1223, 203,83
    26. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1221, 203,50
    27. Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    (tie) Tomek Janicki, POL, 1219, 203,17
    29. Ayhan Ä°skenderoglu, TUR, 1215, 202,50
    30. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1209, 201,50
    31. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    32. Burak Natal, TUR, 1206, 201,00
    33. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    34. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 1203, 200,50
    35. Gediz Ege, TUR, 1201, 200,17
    36. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1200, 200,00
    37. *Natalja Pribileva, LAT, 1185, 189,50
    38. Yilmaz Unal Baytar, TUR, 1184, 197,33
    39. Ahmad Almanasrah, JOR, 1183, 197,17
    40. Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    41. *Ghislaine Van Der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    42. Amnon Kalo, ISR., 1178, 196,33
    43. Janos Farkas, HUN, 1175, 195,83
    (tie) Maher A Inaid, JOR, 1175, 195,83
    45. Dmitry Stepuk, BRUS, 1173, 195,50
    46. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    47. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    48. Jacek Grotowski, POL, 1161, 193,50
    49. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1156, 192,67
    50. Boris Panayatov, BUL, 1154, 192,33
    51. Ruslan Vasilev, BUL, 1150, 191,67
    52. Lukasz Zjawiony, POL, 1149, 191,50
    53. Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    54. Michael Guriel, ISR., 1147, 191,17
    55. *German Roshonok, KZK, 1142, 182,33
    56. M.Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    57. Elior Ashkenazi, ISR., 1133, 188,83
    (tie) Asaf Barazani, ISR., 1133, 188,83
    59. Tolga Sismanogullar, TUR, 1132, 188,67
    60. *Nicole Heberle, GER, 1130, 180,33
    61. *Gulhan Aksular, TUR, 1129, 180,17
    62. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) Kiril Kirilov, BUL, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1123, 179,17
    65. Peter Boros, HUN, 1119, 186,50
    66. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    67. *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    68. Asaf Morad, ISR., 1115, 185,83
    69. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    70. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    71. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    72. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1105, 184,17
    (tie) Kadir Kaya, TUR, 1105, 184,17
    74. Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1104, 184,00
    75. Gal Shemer, ISR., 1102, 183,67
    (tie) Denes Domonkos, HUN, 1102, 183,67
    77. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1101, 175,50
    78. Raid Abdelhakim Almanasrah, JOR, 1099, 183,17
    (tie) Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    80. *Veronika Solozhenkina, KZK, 1096, 174,67
    81. Abed Machmid, ISR., 1095, 182,50
    82. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1094, 174,33
    83. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    84. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    85. Istvan Polgar, HUN, 1091, 181,83
    86. Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    87. *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    88. *Didi Ilieva, BUL, 1083, 172,50
    89. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    90. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    92. Ivo Ivanov, BUL, 1080, 180,00
    (tie) Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1080, 180,00
    94. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83
    95. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    96. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    97. Ray Mcdowell, POL, 1074, 179,00
    98. Hristo Georgiev, BUL, 1072, 178,67
    (tie) Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1072, 178,67
    100. Todor Lichev, BUL, 1070, 178,33
    101. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1068, 178,00
    102. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    103. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    104. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    105. Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    106. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    107. *Meryem Küçük, TUR, 1055, 167,83
    108. Maor Edry, ISR., 1046, 174,33
    (tie) Simon Burke, MAL, 1046, 174,33
    110. *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 1042, 165,67
    111. Branko Sergievski, BUL, 1041, 173,50
    112. Piotr Zjawiony, POL, 1039, 173,17
    (tie) Naim Kırkpınar, TUR, 1039, 173,17
    114. *Emel Aşkın, TUR, 1036, 164,67
    115. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    116. Max Lazaridi, KZK, 1034, 172,33
    (tie) *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    (tie) Oren Genish, ISR., 1034, 172,33
    119. Vladimirs Pribilevs, LAT, 1032, 172,00
    120. Yosh Mcen, ISR., 1029, 171,50
    121. Yaniv Barel, ISR., 1025, 170,83
    (tie) *Marina Stefanova, BUL, 1025, 162,83
    123. Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 1017, 169,50
    124. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    125. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    126. Sheikman Mihail, KZK, 1012, 168,67
    (tie) Barlas KontaÅŸ, TUR, 1012, 168,67
    128. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    129. Sezai Üçyol, TUR, 1003, 167,17
    130. Berk Cakı, TUR, 998, 166,33
    (tie) Hakam Almanasrah, JOR, 998, 166,33
    132. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    133. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    134. Tolga Akpak, TUR, 993, 165,50
    135. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    136. Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 983, 163,83
    (tie) Engin KontaÅŸ, TUR, 983, 163,83
    138. Can Kepeci, TUR, 982, 163,67
    139. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    140. Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    142. Ivailo Kehayov, BUL, 976, 162,67
    143. Krasimir Georgiev, BUL, 966, 161,00
    144. Guerorgui Boiadjiev, BUL, 963, 160,50
    (tie) Pavel Kyosev, BUL, 963, 160,50
    146. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    (tie) Mark Muscat, MAL, 957, 159,50
    148. A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    150. Eran Hecth, ISR., 946, 157,67
    151. Yevgeniy Kuznetsov, KZK, 933, 155,50
    152. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    153. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    154. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    155. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    156. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 867, 144,50
    157. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17


    PBA Hall of Famer Voss targets second title on European Bowling Tour


    2006EBT08BrianVoss.jpg 24-time PBA champion Brian Voss became the first player in the 3rd Istanbul Open who cracked the 1400-bar in the 8th of 18 qualifying squads. The PBA Hall of Famer, who won his first title on the European Tour last season in Barcelona, rolled games of 235, 258, 227, 191, 217 and finished with a 278 en route to overtake the lead with 1406 pinfall total and an average of 234,33.

    Dirk Dreyer.jpg German international Dirk Dreyer (right) was second with 1316, good enough for seventh place overall. Qualifying will continue through Saturday evening and ends with the 'Desperado Squad around Midnight. The finals start on Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. with the Round of 45. (Pictures courtesy of Beat Grauwiler.)

    The top 40 players after qualifying and the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals. Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 8/18

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Brian Voss, USA, 1406, 234,33
    2. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1396, 232,67
    3. Omry Morrel, ISR., 1371, 228,50
    4. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    5. *Mor Aviram, ISR., 1354, 217,67
    6. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1343, 223,83
    7. Dirk Dreyer, GER, 1316, 219,33
    8. Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    9. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1295, 215,83
    10. Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1255, 209,17
    11. Beat Grauwiler, SWS, 1250, 208,33
    12. O Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    13. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1235, 205,83
    14. Michael Krämer, GER, 1226, 204,33
    15. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1221, 203,50
    16. Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    (tie) Tomek Janicki, POL, 1219, 203,17
    18. Ayhan Ä°skenderoglu, TUR, 1215, 202,50
    19. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1209, 201,50
    20. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    21. Burak Natal, TUR, 1206, 201,00
    22. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    23. Gediz Ege, TUR, 1201, 200,17
    24. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1200, 200,00
    25. *Natalja Pribileva, LAT, 1185, 189,50
    26. Yilmaz Unal Baytar, TUR, 1184, 197,33
    27. Ahmad Almanasrah, JOR, 1183, 197,17
    28. Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    29. *Ghislaine Van Der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    30. Janos Farkas, HUN, 1175, 195,83
    (tie) Maher A Inaid, JOR, 1175, 195,83
    32. Dmitry Stepuk, BRUS, 1173, 195,50
    33. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    34. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    35. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1156, 192,67
    36. Boris Panayatov, BUL, 1154, 192,33
    37. Menno Van Den Heuvel, NED, 1148, 191,33
    (tie) Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    39. Michael Guriel, ISR., 1137, 189,50
    40. M. Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    41. Elior Ashkenazi, ISR., 1133, 188,83
    42. Nikolay Ovchinnikovs, LAT, 1124, 187,33
    43. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1123, 187,17
    (tie) *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1123, 179,17
    45. Achim Grabowski, GER, 1120, 186,67
    46. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    47. *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    48. *Gulhan Aksular, TUR, 1115, 177,83
    49. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    50. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    51. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    52. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1105, 184,17
    (tie) Kadir Kaya, TUR, 1105, 184,17
    54. Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1104, 184,00
    55. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1101, 175,50
    56. Raid Abdelhakim Almanasrah, JOR, 1099, 183,17
    (tie) Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    58. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1094, 174,33
    59. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    60. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    61. Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    62. *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    63. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    64. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    66. Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1080, 180,00
    67. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83
    68. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    69. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    70. Ray Mcdowell, POL, 1074, 179,00
    71. Hristo Georgiev, BUL, 1072, 178,67
    (tie) Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1072, 178,67
    73. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    74. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1065, 177,50
    75. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    76. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    77. Wim Van Der Veen, NED, 1061, 176,83
    78. Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    79. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    80. *Meryem Küçük, TUR, 1055, 167,83
    81. *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 1042, 165,67
    82. Todor Lichev, BUL, 1040, 173,33
    83. *Emel Aşkın, TUR, 1036, 164,67
    84. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    85. *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    (tie) Oren Genish, ISR., 1034, 172,33
    87. Vladimirs Pribilevs, LAT, 1032, 172,00
    88. Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 1017, 169,50
    89. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    90. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    91. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    92. Sezai Üçyol, TUR, 1003, 167,17
    93. Berk Cakı, TUR, 998, 166,33
    (tie) Hakam Almanasrah, JOR, 998, 166,33
    95. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    96. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    97. Tolga Akpak, TUR, 993, 165,50
    98. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    99. Can Kepeci, TUR, 982, 163,67
    100. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    101. Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    103. Krasimir Georgiev, BUL, 966, 161,00
    104. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    (tie) Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 954, 159,00
    106. A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    108. Jacek Grotowski, POL, 938, 156,33
    109. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    110. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    111. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    112. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    113. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 867, 144,50
    114. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17


    Habib DoÄŸan overtakes qualifying lead in Istanbul Open


    2006EBT08HabibDogan.jpg Habib DoÄŸan of Turkey fired games of 276, 188, 224, 219, 267 and 222 to overtake the lead in the 3rd Istanbul Open at Time Out Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey, with 1396 pinfall total and an average of 232,67.

    Israel's Omry Morrel used the high game of 287 to move into second place with 1371. Previous leader Paul Valla of Austria fell to third with 1362. Mor Aviram, Israel, is the top female bowler in the field in fourth place with 1354 including 48 pins handicap, an average of 217,67.

    Qualifying will continue through Saturday evening and ends with the 'Desperado Squad around Midnight. The finals start on Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. with the Round of 45.


    The top 40 players after qualifying and the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals. Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 7/18

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1396, 232,67
    2. Omry Morrel, ISR, 1371, 228,50
    3. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    4. *Mor Aviram, ISR, 1354, 217,67
    5. Kai Virtanen, FIN, 1343, 223,83
    6. Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    7. Mithat Åživeliol, TUR, 1267, 211,17
    8. Beat Grauwiler, SUI, 1250, 208,33
    9. O Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    10. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1235, 205,83
    11. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1221, 203,50
    12. Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    13. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1209, 201,50
    14. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    15. Burak Natal, TUR, 1206, 201,00
    16. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    17. Gediz Ege, TUR, 1201, 200,17
    18. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1200, 200,00
    19. Ahmad Almanasrah, JOR, 1183, 197,17
    20. Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    21. *Ghislaine Van Der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    22. Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1178, 196,33
    23. Janos Farkas, HUN, 1175, 195,83
    (tie) Maher A Inaid, JOR, 1175, 195,83
    25. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    26. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    27. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1156, 192,67
    28. Menno Van Den Heuvel, NED, 1148, 191,33
    (tie) Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    30. Michael Guriel, ISR, 1137, 189,50
    31. M.Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    32. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1123, 187,17
    33. Dmitry Stepuk, BRUS, 1121, 186,83
    34. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    35. *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    36. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    37. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    38. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    39. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1105, 184,17
    40. Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1104, 184,00
    41. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1101, 175,50
    42. Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    43. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1094, 174,33
    44. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    45. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    46. *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1088, 173,33
    47. Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    48. *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    49. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    50. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    52. Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1080, 180,00
    53. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83
    54. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    55. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    56. Hristo Georgiev, BUL, 1072, 178,67
    (tie) Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1072, 178,67
    58. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    59. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1065, 177,50
    60. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    61. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    62. Wim Van Der Veen, NED, 1061, 176,83
    63. Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    64. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    65. *Meryem Küçük, TUR, 1055, 167,83
    66. *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 1042, 165,67
    67. Todor Lichev, BUL, 1040, 173,33
    68. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    (tie) *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    (tie) Oren Genish, ISR, 1034, 172,33
    71. Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 1017, 169,50
    72. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    73. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    74. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    75. Hakam Almanasrah, JOR, 998, 166,33
    76. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    77. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    78. Berk Cakı, TUR, 986, 164,33
    79. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    80. Can Kepeci, TUR, 982, 163,67
    81. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    82. Raid Abdelhakim Almanasrah, JOR, 980, 163,33
    83. Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    85. Krasimir Georgiev, BUL, 966, 161,00
    86. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    (tie) Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 954, 159,00
    88. A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    90. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    91. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    92. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    93. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    94. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 867, 144,50
    95. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17


    Paul Valla leads qualifying in Istanbul after five squads


    2006EBT08PaulValla.jpg Austrian Paul Valla led the qualifying in the 3rd Istanbul Bowling Open after five squads with 1362, six-game total and an average of 227. Habib DoÄŸan, Turkey, and Dutch Ronald Dol were tied for second place with 1300 pinfall total.

    KegelGusFalgien.jpg According to Kegel lane man Gus Falgien (right) the carry is mediocre, means lot of corner pins, as Time Out Bowling Center put new pins in a couple of weeks ago. The tournament is the eighth event of the 2006 European Bowling Tour and its fourth 'major'. The winner will receive the 8.000 Euro top prize and 100 ranking points.

    The top 40 players after qualifying and the top 5 from the one-game 'Desperado Squad' will advance to the finals. Those 45 will bowl four games starting from scratch to cut to the top 32. Pinfall will be carried forward through the Round of 32 (4 games), the Round of 16 (4 games) and the Round 8 (2 games). The semi-finals and finals will be played over two games total pinfall starting from scratch.

    2006IstanbulPattern.jpg Falgien from Kegel, the official lane maintenance partner of the European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF), has laid out a pattern which is close to the 2005 pattern. "It is a foot longer and a few mils more to do the surface hook a little more than last year," explained the lane man, who is in Turkey for the fourth time. Download the Oil Pattern here (pdf file)....

    "There are many angels you can attack the pattern depending on your style. Some of the straight bowlers are out around boards 6-9 and if you have a little more hand you can play in around 15th to 25th board.
    "Ball reaction is very good with nice backends that stay very stable from start to finish.
    "The break down is very logical so your moves are not very difficult. The pattern is not very hard, but not easy as well. If you execute your shots you will score very well.
    "The high-end of the house hooks about 5-10 boards more than the low-end which is the same as it did last year. Squad to squad are playing the same so it should not be an issue for players that bowl multiple entries.

    The top European players will take on the lanes on Friday and Saturday. Qualifying will conclude after Squad 18 (Saturday 19th at 8 p.m.) with the 'Desperado Squad around Midnight. The finals start on Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. with the Round of 45.


    3rd Istanbul Open - Standings after Qualifying Squad 5/18

    Players with position, country, 6-game total and average
    *Women scores including 8 pins handicap each game


    1. Paul Valla, AUT, 1362, 227,00
    2. Habib DoÄŸan, TUR, 1300, 216,67
    (tie) Ronald Dol, NED, 1300, 216,67
    4. Beat Grauwiler, SWS, 1250, 208,33
    5. O Ayhan Bilge, TUR, 1243, 207,17
    6. Csaba Racz, HUN, 1221, 203,50
    7. Berk Parlak, TUR, 1219, 203,17
    8. Bulent AteÅŸoglu, TUR, 1208, 201,33
    9. Cengiz Aydın, TUR, 1205, 200,83
    10. Gediz Ege, TUR, 1201, 200,17
    11. Zoltan Skobrics, HUN, 1191, 198,50
    12. Mustafa Onur, TUR, 1181, 196,83
    13. Burak Natal, TUR, 1180, 196,67
    (tie) *Ghislaine Van Der Tol, NED, 1180, 188,67
    15. Heorhi Pryhozhy, BLR, 1178, 196,33
    16. Mehmet Kaya, TUR, 1174, 195,67
    17. Åžafak Taner, TUR, 1172, 195,33
    18. Adem Güran, TUR, 1165, 194,17
    19. Janos Farkas, HUN, 1162, 193,67
    20. Ä°smail Germi, TUR, 1156, 192,67
    21. Menno Van Den Heuvel, NED, 1148, 191,33
    (tie) Celalettin Çakır, TUR, 1148, 191,33
    23. M.Deniz Tokcan, TUR, 1136, 189,33
    24. Dmitry Stepuk, BRUS, 1121, 186,83
    25. Can Gonen, TUR, 1117, 186,17
    26. *Anna Valla, AUT, 1116, 178,00
    27. Taygun Erkeskin, TUR, 1114, 185,67
    28. *Hicran Erol, TUR, 1113, 177,50
    29. Hasan Aydın, TUR, 1109, 184,83
    30. Hakan Tangut, TUR, 1104, 184,00
    31. Murat Ergun, TUR, 1100, 183,33
    32. Gerhard Salusek, AUT, 1099, 183,17
    33. Michael Guriel, ISR., 1098, 183,00
    34. *Oytun Kurtkaya, TUR, 1093, 174,17
    35. Ilhan Asimoglu, TUR, 1092, 182,00
    36. *Irem Kucukbulut, TUR, 1088, 173,33
    37. *Aysel Dursun, TUR, 1087, 173,17
    (tie) Ugur Emiler, TUR, 1087, 181,17
    39. *Luminita Bucin, ROM, 1085, 172,83
    40. *Gulten Aydın, TUR, 1082, 172,33
    41. Mavitan Çiftçi, BUL, 1081, 180,17
    (tie) *Mine Karakullukçu, TUR, 1081, 172,17
    43. Onur Demirkıran, TUR, 1080, 180,00
    44. Serdar ErdiÅŸ, TUR, 1079, 179,83
    45. Ziya Umut Altınok, TUR, 1078, 179,67
    46. M.Can Ozdemir, TUR, 1076, 179,33
    47. *Maria Toht, HUN, 1074, 171,00
    48. Fatih Tekeli, TUR, 1072, 178,67
    49. Hakan Bali, TUR, 1066, 177,67
    50. Emre Yusufi, TUR, 1065, 177,50
    51. Oguz Ozcelik, TUR, 1063, 177,17
    52. M.Cem Malkoç, TUR, 1062, 177,00
    53. Wim Van Der Veen, NED, 1061, 176,83
    54. Tolga Ozogluuntur, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    (tie) Ä°.Åževket Kutay, TUR, 1057, 176,17
    56. Tuncer Cagdavul, TUR, 1056, 176,00
    57. Zoltan Hevele, HUN, 1042, 173,67
    58. *Cigdem Aydın, TUR, 1034,0001, 164,33
    59. *Jale Çekiç, TUR, 1034, 164,33
    60. Oren Genish, ISR., 1033, 172,17
    61. Mustafa Ertan, TUR, 1016, 169,33
    62. *Güldem AteÅŸoÄŸlu, TUR, 1013, 160,83
    63. Rauf AkbaÅŸ, TUR, 1011, 168,50
    64. Hakan Orucu, TUR, 997, 166,17
    65. Tahir Yılmaz, TUR, 994, 165,67
    66. *Duygu Gurkan, TUR, 987, 156,50
    67. *Fatma Karaca, TUR, 985, 156,17
    68. Yigitcan Candaner, TUR, 981, 163,50
    69. Rafet Akar, TUR, 977, 162,83
    (tie) Nadir Uysal, TUR, 977, 162,83
    71. Sami Åženyurt, TUR, 961, 160,17
    72. Hakan Mutlu, TUR, 954, 159,00
    73. A.Turgut Azov, TUR, 952, 158,67
    (tie) Cemalettin Karaca, TUR, 952, 158,67
    75. H.Burak Çınar, TUR, 945, 157,50
    76. Ali Kemal Sancak, TUR, 931, 155,17
    77. *Nuray Darcan, TUR, 923, 145,83
    78. *Turkan Ortaç, TUR, 921, 145,50
    79. Tunç Güvenç, TUR, 869, 144,83
    80. Nejdet Korkmaz, TUR, 866, 144,33
    81. Serden Can, TUR, 781, 130,17