Dominic Barrett wins his 5th career European Bowling Tour title in BNC Open


    2011 European Bowling Tour #13

    Defeats PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss in the title match



    2011EBT13BrianVossDominicBarrett.jpgReigning European Bowling Tour ranking champion Dominic Barrett, England, defeated PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured left, r-l), United States, 484-465, over two games total pinfall to win the BNC Open Sunday at BNC Bowling Center in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Barrett, who was the top seed in Bratislava for the second consecutive year, improved on a fifth place finish in 2010, where he fell to compatriot Paul Moor in the opening round of the single-elimination finals.

    This year, the positions of the eight players, who advanced to the final rounds, remained unchanged. The No. 1 (Barrett), No. 2 (Voss), No. 3 (Thomas Larsen, Denmark) and No. 4 seed (Heidi Thorstensen, Norway) defeated their opponents, seeded fifth through eighth, in the opening Round of 8.

    2011EBT13DominicBarrettHeidiThorstensen.jpg2011EBT13BrianVossThomasLarsen.jpgIn the semifinals, Barrett eliminated Thorstensen (left), 479-429, and Voss topped Larsen (right), 462-412, to set up a title match between the two top seeds.

    It was Barrett's fifth career EBT title and the first this season as he missed most of the tournaments due to an injury suffered in an accident during the Kingdom International Open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in March.

    Barrett earned 6.000 Euro for his victory while Voss pocketed 3.300 Euro for second place. Larsen, who overtook the lead in the EBT men's rankings cashed 1.800 Euro for third place. Thorstensen finished fourth and won the women's ranking in Bratislava worth 1.800 Euro plus a 100 Euro bonus.

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

    The EBT moves to Norway for the Linne Norwegian Open which is already underway at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    2011EBT13BNCOpenLogo_small.jpg The BNC Open is the 13th stop of the 2011 European Bowling Tour and the fifth out of seven EBT "Silver" tournaments this season.

    The tournament was held from Aug. 15-21, 2011 at BNC Bowling Center, a 16-laner in Bratislava, Slovakia. The BNC Open offered total prize fund of 42.000 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 3.300 to the runner-up and 1.800 each to the third and fourth place finisher.

    The 2011 European Bowling Tour consists of 21 tour stops in 17 countries including two Platinum, six Gold, seven Silver and six Satellite tournaments.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. 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 BNC Open earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2011 season qualify for the fifth EBT Masters to be held at Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany on April 30 and May 1, 2012. The event will become the first EBT Masters to be contested on single lane condition.

    Qualifying of the BNC Open (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) ran from Monday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Aug. 20 featuring four squads each day. Qualifying concluded on early Sunday morning with the one-game Desperado Squad.

    Women received 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire event, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    The BNC Open features a 39 feet Kegel lane conditioning pattern with 22.45ml volume oil total.

    A total of 64 players advanced to the finals on Sunday, Aug. 21: The top 48 players from the overall qualifying standings, plus the top 4 each from a separate leaderboard of the Squads on Wednesday, Tuesday and Monday, who are not among the top 48, and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad.

    The top 16 qualifiers earned two byes, while players seeded 17-32 bypassed the first round of the finals. The remaining 32 players bowled three games starting from scratch with the top 16 advancing to the second round.

    The second and third round was played in the same format. The 16 players, who advanced to the fourth round carried forward the pinfall total from Round 3 and bowled another three-game block to cut to the top 8 for single-elimination match play.

    Match play consisted of two games, with the total pinfall to determine the winner. In all rounds the highest seeded player met the lowest seeded player, the second highest met the second lowest etc.

    The field was trimmed to four then two players who bowled for the title and the 6.000 Euro top prize.


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    BNC Open Final Standings - Places 1-64 (cashers)

    1. Dominic Barrett, England, 6.000 Euro
    2. Brian Voss, United States, 3.300 Euro
    3. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1.800 Euro
    4. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 1.800 Euro
    5. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 1.200 Euro
    6. Thomas Gross, Austria, 1.200 Euro
    7. Anze Grabrijan, Slovenia, 1.200 Euro
    8. Karl Wahlgren, Sweden, 1.200 Euro
    9. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 700 Euro
    10. Michael Rauscher, Austria, 700 Euro
    11. Sami Lampo, Finland, 700 Euro
    12. Jenny Wegner, Sweden, 700 Euro
    13. Christian Racpan, Germany, 700 Euro
    14. Jan Spáčil, Czech Republic, 700 Euro
    15. Kim Bolleby, Sweden, 700 Euro
    16. Beštová Kateřina, Czech Republic, 700 Euro
    17. Patrick Backe, Sweden, 500 Euro
    18. Dirk Völkel, Germany, 500 Euro
    19. Perttu Jussila, Finland, 500 Euro
    20. Peter Ljung, Sweden, 500 Euro
    21. Vytautas Gykis, Lithuania, 500 Euro
    22. Bogdan Dobondi, Sweden, 500 Euro
    23. Jan Engström, Sweden, 500 Euro
    24. Alvar Cardona, Catalonia, 500 Euro
    25. Romeo Gagenoiu, Romania, 500 Euro
    26. Gennady Sidorov, Russia, 500 Euro
    27. Karel Kutina, Czech Republic, 500 Euro
    28. Ľudovít Jurínyi, Slovakia, 500 Euro
    29. Karel Hladík, Czech Republic, 500 Euro
    30. Pavel Čermák, Czech Republic, 500 Euro
    31. Josefine Linderoth, Sweden, 500 Euro
    32. Alexander Medveditskov, Russia, 500 Euro
    33. Zoltán Skobrics, Hungary, 400 Euro
    34. Jiří Hindrák, Czech Republic, 400 Euro
    35. Alexander Fischer, Germany, 400 Euro
    36. Yana Kuznetcova, Russia, 400 Euro
    37. Rasmus Green, Sweden, 400 Euro
    38. Martin Orálek, Czech Republic, 400 Euro
    39. Markus Jansson, Sweden, 400 Euro
    40. Pavol Kečkéš, Slovakia, 400 Euro
    41. Andrey Suslov, Russia, 400 Euro
    42. Dusan Lajovic, Slovenia, 400 Euro
    43. Tanner Spacey, United States, 400 Euro
    44. Artur Levikin, Latvia, 400 Euro
    45. Klaus-Uwe Lischka, Germany, 400 Euro
    46. Maxime de Rooij, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    47. Alexandru Tariceanu, Romania, 400 Euro
    48. Evangelos Tsorbatzoudis, Greece, 400 Euro
    49. David Canady, Germany, 250 Euro
    50. Vladimír Dvořák, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    51. Mihaita Gogoasa, Romania, 250 Euro
    52. Vladimir Strbac, Serbia, 250 Euro
    53. Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    54. Michal Včeliš, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    55. Janusz Pietraszek, Poland, 250 Euro
    56. Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 250 Euro
    57. Ladislav Bitto, Slovakia, 250 Euro
    58. Michal Mužík, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    59. Radek Lanč, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    60. Dana Hanušová, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    61. Ion Fatu, Romania, 250 Euro
    62. Vojtech Sádlík, Czech Republic, 250 Euro
    63. Franz Hahn, Austria, 250 Euro
    64. Ivan Lank, Czech Republic, 250 Euro



    Single-Elimination Match Play Finals

    Match play consists of two games, with the total pinfall to determine the winner.



    Final Round Four

    The top 16 of Round Three bowl three games with the pinfall from Round Three being carried forward. The top 8 advance to single-elimination match play. Places 9-16 eliminated, earn 700 Euro.



    Final Round Three

    Qualifiers 1-16 and the top 16 of Round Two bowl three games from scratch. The top 16 advance to the fourth round. Places 17-32 eliminated, earn 500 Euro.



    Final Round Two

    Qualifiers 17-32 and the top 16 of Round One bowl three games from scratch. The top 16 advance to the third round. Places 17-32 eliminated, finish 33rd through 48th, earn 400 Euro.



    Final Round One

    Qualifiers 33-64 bowl three games from scratch. The top 16 advance to the second round. Places 17-32 eliminated, finish 49th through 64th, earn 250 Euro.