34 countries to participate in the 2011 Men's European Championships in Germany

    06/13/11

    2011 MEC

    Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring, Germany (June 11-19, 2011)

    2011MECLogo.jpg The 2011 Men's European Championships will be held June 11-19 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring in the outskirts of Munich, Germany. This marks the third time in only ten months that Europe's biggest bowling center (52 lanes), which opened its doors in Dec. 2009, will host a major international championships behind the Men's World Championships in Aug. 2010 and the European Youth Championships in April.

    34 countries have submitted the entry forms for a total of 199 players, who will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in Doubles, Trios, Team, All-Events and Masters. All countries but Moldova will send a full team of 6 players.

    Those 34 countries are Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Catalonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Wales and the host country Germany.

    Bulletin No. 1 (PDF file)
    Bulletin No. 2 (PDF file)

    The 2011 MEC will be contested on a 36 feet short and on a 46 feet long oil conditioning pattern. Details were announced at the Team Managers' Meeting on June 12.
    Short Pattern (PDF file)
    Long Pattern (PDF file)

    Preliminaries in Doubles will feature 12 games, in Trios and Team six games with the top 4 teams advancing to the finals. No. 1 will bowl No. 4 and No. 3 will bowl No. 2 in the semifinals. The winners will bowl for the title while the losers share the bronze medal. All matches are single-game matches.

    The last Men's European Championships was contested in the year The last Men's European Championships was contested in the year 2009 in Aalborg, Denmark. Finland led the medal tally with two gold and three bronze medals and was followed by Sweden, Norway, England and Germany.

    2009MECMastersTop2.jpgThe defending champions are:
    • Doubles: Finland (Osku Palermaa, Petteri Salonen)
    • Trios: Sweden (Dennis Eklund, Mathias Årup, Erik Andersin)
    • Team: Finland (Osku Palermaa, Petteri Salonen, Joonas Jähi, Kimmo Lehtonen, Jussi Turtiainen)
    • All Events: Petter Hansen, Norway (pictured left)
    • Masters: Dominic Barrett, England (right)

    The 2011 MEC starts with the ETBF Presidium meeting and the ETBF Congress June 9 and 10. Competition gets underway on June 13 and 14 with the Doubles event and is followed by Trios on June 15. The Doubles and Trios finals will be contested after the first block of the team event on Thursday afternoon June 16.

    The second block of the team event, which also decides the medals in All Events (24 games - combined results of Doubles, Trios and Team) and the Team finals will follow June 17. The top 24 players from All Events will advance to the Masters finals in best-of-three games single-elimination match play which will conclude the championships on Saturday June 18.

     


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    2011 Men's European Championships - Schedule of Events


    Thursday June 9, 2011
    11.00 - 15.00 ETBF Presidium meeting

    Friday June 10, 2011
    09.00 - 15.00 ETBF Congress

    Saturday June 11, 2011
    Last day of team arrivals
    Ball Registration
    Unofficial Practice

    Sunday June 12, 2011
    09.00 - 19.00 Ball Registration
    09.00 - 10.00 Lane Maintenance
    09.00 - 10.00 Team Managers Meeting
    10.30 - 12.00 Official Practice Squad 1
    12.00 - 13.00 Lane Maintenance
    13.00 - 14.30 Official Practice Squad 2
    14.30 - 15.30 Lane Maintenance
    15.30 - 17.00 Official Practice Squad 3
    17.00 - 18.00 Break and Line-up
    18.00 - 19.00 Opening Ceremonies

    Monday June 13, 2011
    08.00 - 09.00 Lane Maintenance
    09.00 - 12.30 Doubles Squad 1, short oil
    12.30 - 13.30 Lane Maintenance
    13.30 - 17.00 Doubles Squad 2, short oil
    17.00 - 18.00 Lane Maintenance
    18.00 - 21.30 Doubles Squad 3, short oil

    Tuesday June 14, 2011
    08.00 - 09.00 Lane Maintenance
    09.00 - 12.30 Doubles Squad 1, long oil
    12.30 - 13.30 Lane Maintenance
    13.30 - 17.00 Doubles Squad 2, long oil
    17.00 - 18.00 Lane Maintenance
    18.00 - 21.30 Doubles Squad 3, long oil

    Wednesday June 15, 2011
    07.00 - 08.00 Lane Maintenance
    08.00 - 10.45 Trios Squad 1, short oil
    10.45 - 11.45 Lane Maintenance
    11.45 - 14.30 Trios Squad 2, short oil
    14.30 - 15.30 Lane Maintenance
    15.30 - 18.15 Trios Squad 1, long oil
    18.15 - 19.15 Lane Maintenance
    19.15 - 22.00 Trios Squad 2, long oil

    Thursday June 16, 2011
    08.00 - 09.00 Lane Maintenance
    09.00 - 13.30 Team, short oil
    13.30 - 14.30 Lane Maintenance
    14.30 - 15.15 Doubles, Semi Finals
    15.15 - 16.00 Doubles, Finals
    16.00 - 17.00 Lane Maintenance
    17.00 - 18.00 Trio, Semi Finals
    18.00 - 19.00 Trio, Finals
    19.00 - 19.30 Medal Ceremony Doubles and Trios

    Friday June 17, 2011
    08.00 - 09.00 Lane Maintenance
    09.00 - 13.30 Team, long oil
    13.30 - 14.00 Medal Ceremony All Events
    14.00 - 15.00 Special Olympics demonstration
    14.00 - 15.00 Lane Maintenance
    15.00 - 16.30 Team, Semi Finals
    16.30 - 18.00 Team, Final
    18.00 - 18.30 Medal Ceremony Team

    Saturday June 18, 2011
    07.00 - 08.00 Lane Maintenance
    08.00 - 19.30 Masters Round of 24
    09.30 - 11.00 Masters Round of 16
    11.00 - 12.00 Lane Maintenance
    12.00 - 13.30 Masters Quarterfinals
    13.30 - 15.00 Masters Semifinals
    15.00 - 16.30 Masters Championship
    16.30 - 17.00 Medal Ceremony Masters and Closing
    20.00 Farewell Banquet