Paul Moor overtakes lead in EBT Men's Rankings after the Tour's third stop in Tilburg


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    PöllÀnen, Dorin-Ballard, Flack continue to lead women's rankings

    2010EBT10PaulMoor.jpg2011EBT03GeryVerbruggen.jpgThree-time European Bowling Tour men's ranking champion Paul Moor (left; 2004-06), England, used a third-place finish in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament to leap two spots and to overtake the lead in the 2011 rankings after the Tour's third stop in Tilburg, Netherlands.

    Moor cashed 70 ranking points for 175 point total to surpass previous leaders Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, and Sean Rash, United States. The PBA stars, who competed in the Mark Roth Plastic Ball Championship, slipped to second and third place with 150 and 120 points, respectively.

    Three-time EBT ranking champion Osku Palermaa (2008-10), Finland, leaped into fourth place with 119 points after finishing fifth in the HBST. Four-time EBT ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (above right; 2000-03), Belgium, earned his 11th career EBT title in Tilburg en route to jump into fifth place with 112 points.

    2011EBT01KristaPollanen.jpg2010EBT10TanyaCuva.jpgThe only other EBT men's ranking champion, 2010 winner Dominic Barrett, England, is tied for 66th place with 12 points. Barrett did not compete in Tilburg but in The Emir Cup in Doha, Qatar, where he claimed the title and the 75,000 Qatari riyal top prize (approx. 14.720 Euro).

    Krista PöllÀnen (left), Finland (150 points), Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States (120), and reigning EBT women's ranking champion Nina Flack, Sweden, (105) remained atop the women's leaderboard.

    Tilburg women's ranking winner Tanya Cuva (right), Germany, went from zero to 100 en route to shoot into fourth place in the 2011 rankings. Her compatriot Patricia Luoto moved into fifth place with 95 points. 2009 women's ranking champion Nicki Ainge, England, is sixth with 90 points.

    2010EBTLogo_small.jpg Since the Viborg International in Denmark has been cancelled, the 2011 European Bowling Tour features 21 tournaments in 17 countries, two Platinum, six Gold, seven Silver and six Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund of the 2011 Tour will exceed 1 million Euro.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each tournament of the European Bowling Tour cash ranking points no matter from which country or World Tenpin Bowling Association Zone (Europe, Asia, America) he or she comes.

    The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament such as the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women in the EBT ranking will qualify for the 2012 EBT Masters to be held in conjunction with the 3rd Dream Bowl Palace Open in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany April 30 and May 1, 2012.

    The 2011 European Bowling Tour is at Le Plaza Bowling in Saint Maximin in the outskirts of Paris, France this week for the Brunswick Euro Challenge, which will be staged from March 4-13, 2011.

    ValckeBowling.jpg BowlingdigitalBanner.gif The 2011 Brunswick Euro Challenge is one of just two Platinum events this season and will be organized and conducted by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. will cover the event live from Le Plaza Bowling with stories and results after each round including live streaming, high definition videos and high quality photos commencing Tuesday, March 8.

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    2011 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after Tilburg

    1. Paul Moor, England, 175
    2. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 150
    3. Sean Rash, United States, 120
    4. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 119
    5. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 112
    6. Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 90
    7. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 80
    8. Chris Barnes, United States, 75
    9. Martin Paulsson, Sweden, 72
    10. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 71
    11. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 68
    12. Ronnie Russell, United States, 66
    13. Karl Wahlgren, Sweden, 63
    14. Timo Schroeder, Germany, 60
    (tie) Peter Hellström, Sweden, 60
    16. Frederik Øhrgaard, Denmark, 57


    2011 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Tilburg

    1. Krista PöllÀnen, Finland, 150
    2. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 120
    3. Nina Flack, Sweden, 105
    4. Tanya Cuva, Germany, 100
    5. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 95
    6. Nicki Ainge, England, 90
    7. Laura Beuhtner, Germany, 82
    8. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 80
    9. Daria Pająk, Poland, 76
    10. Heidi Manninen, Finland, 75
    11. Marija Tkachenko, Latvia, 72
    12. Anja Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 70
    13. Rebecka Larsen Jr. Sweden, 69
    14. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 66
    15. Jazreel Tan, Singapore, 63
    16. Diana Zavjalova, Latvia, 60
    (tie) Nadine Geissler, Germany, 60


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital - Current Standings

    2011 EBT Men's Ranking
    2011 EBT Women's Ranking


    2011 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Tilburg

    Players with country, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes


    2011 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Tilburg

    Players with country, ranking point total and number of top 50 finishes