Mai Ginge Jensen takes lead in 2011 European Bowling Tour Women's Rankings


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Newly-crowned EBT Masters champ Mika Koivuniemi moves into fourth in Men's Rankinge

    2011EBT03MaiGingeJensen.jpg2011EBT04KristaPollanen2.jpgMai Ginge Jensen (pictured left) of Denmark was the top female finisher in the 5th QubicaAMF Open 2011 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, en route to overtake the lead in the European Bowling Tour women's rankings. Finn Osku Palermaa held onto the lead in the men's rankings, while his compatriot Mika Koivuniemi climbed into fourth place after winning the QubicaAMF Open.

    Jensen used the 100 ranking points from Slovenia to overtake previous leader Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, by 67 points. Jensen has accumulated 387 in four out of seven tournaments thus far.

    2011EBT04ClaraGuerrero3.jpg2011EBT04JolinePerssonPlanefors.jpgKrista PöllÀnen (above right), Finland, who was second to Jensen in the women's rankings in Slovenia, moved into second place in the overall standings with 355 points. Dorin-Ballard and Clara Juliana Guerrero (left), Colombia, who did not compete at Gladiator Arena in Ljubljana, sipped to third and fourth place with 320 and 278 pints.

    Swedes Joline Persson Planefors (right) and 2010 women's ranking champion Nina Flack changed places to sit in fifth and sixth with 256 and 245, respectively.

    201011PBAMikaKoivuniemi.jpg201011PBAOskuPalermaa.jpgNine-time PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi (left), the frontrunner in the 2010-11 PBA Tour Player of the Year race, capped off the week in Slovenia by winning his sixth career EBT title and the 4th EBT Masters.

    Though there were no ranking points given fort he Masters, Koivuniemi moved from seventh to fourth place in the 2011 EBT men's rankings with 298 points including 100 points for winning the QubicaAMF Open.

    Three-time EBT ranking champion Osku Palermaa (right; 2007-09), Finland, widened his lead to 48 points with 404 total points after finishing third in Ljubljana. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, remained in second place at 356 with four-time EBT ranking champion Gery Verbruggen (2000-03), Belgium, in third at 306.

    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.

    2011 EBT champions, men's and women's ranking winners and schedule

    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 5th QubicaAMF Open 2011 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 will take a short break before heading to Istanbul, Turkey for the 8th Istanbul Bowling Open to be held from May 7-15, 2011 at Timeout Bowling Center.


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    2011 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after Ljubljana

    1. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 404
    2. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 356
    3. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 306
    4. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 298
    5. Paul Moor, England, 275
    6. Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 250
    7. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 229
    8. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 202
    9. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 193
    10. Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 190
    11. Dominic Barrett, England, 187
    12. Oliver Blase, Germany, 165
    13. Sean Rash, United States, 160
    14. Marco Baade, Germany, 150
    15. Brian Voss, United States, 130
    16. Jouni Helminen, Finland, 127


    2011 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Ljubljana

    1. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 387
    2. Krista PöllÀnen, Finland, 355
    3. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 320
    4. Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia, 278
    5. Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, 256
    6. Nina Flack, Sweden, 245
    7. Wendy Kok, Netherlands, 221
    8. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 188
    9. Nadine Geißler, Germany, 178
    10. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 177
    11. Rebecka Larsen Jr., Sweden, 163
    12. Patricia Luoto, Germany, 155
    13. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 152
    14. Jacqueline Sijore, Malaysia, 150
    15. Ghislaine van der Tol, Netherlands, 146
    (tie) Nicki Ainge, England, 146


    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 Ljubljana

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


    2011 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Ljubljana

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