Thomas Larsen regains lead in men's European Bowling Tour ranking


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Joline Persson-Planefors continues to lead Women's Ranking after Bratislava

    2011EBT13ThomasLarsen.jpg2011USWOJolineParssonPLanefors.jpgThomas Larsen (left) of Denmark finished third in the BNC Open in Bratislava, Slovakia, last weekend and earned 70 ranking points which propelled him to the top of the leaderboard in the European Bowling Tour men's ranking. The Dane, who led the rankings already earlier this year, regained the lead with 650 total ranking points.

    Joline Persson-Planefors (right), Sweden, held on to the lead in the women's ranking despite she did not compete in Bratislava.

    Larsen overtook Finns Osku Palermaa and Mika Koivuniemi, who slipped to second and third place with 614 and 598 points, respectively. Three-time EBT ranking champion Paul Moor, England, is fourth with 461.

    Swede Martin Larsen, who was targeting back-to-back EBT titles, finished fifth in the BNC Open and fourth in the men's ranking, en route to leap from eighth to fifth place with 421.

    2011EBT11DominicBarrett.jpg2011EBT13HeidiThorstensen.jpgDue to his victory in the BNC Open, defending ranking champion Dominic Barrett (left), England, jumped from 13th to eighth place with 395.

    Second-place finisher Brian Voss moved into the top 16. The PBA Hall of Famer is 15th with 246 points.

    Heidi Thorstensen (right), Norway, who has won the women's ranking, was the sole top 16 player competing in Bratislava. Thorstensen received 100 ranking points and jumped from 16th to ninth place with 326 points.

    Persson-Planefors leads with 601 points and is followed by Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, in second place with 555 and Wendy Kok, Netherlands, in third place with 431.

    Finland's Krista Pöllänen, who has won her second consecutive European Champions Cup title last Saturday, remained in fourth place with 388. Rounding out the top five is Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, with 386.

    2010EBTLogo_small.jpg 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 BNC Open 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 in Norway this week for the Linne Norwegian Open 2011 to be held at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo from Aug. 19-28, 2011. The tournament is the third out of six EBT "Satellite" tournaments this season.

    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital - Current Standings
    2011 EBT Men's Ranking
    2011 EBT Women's Ranking


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    2011 Men's Ranking - Top 16 after Bratislava

    1. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 650
    2. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 614
    3. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 598
    4. Paul Moor, England, 461
    5. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 421
    6. Robert Andersson, Sweden, 420
    7. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 415
    8. Dominic Barrett, England, 395
    9. Syafiq Ridhwan, Malaysia, 370
    10. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 351
    11. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 335
    12. Stuart Williams, England, 331
    13. Dennis Eklund, Sweden, 301
    14. Adrian Ang, Malaysia, 258
    15. Brian Voss, United States, 246
    16. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 235


    2011 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Bratislava

    1. Joline Persson-Planefors, Sweden, 601
    2. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 555
    3. Wendy Kok, Netherlands, 431
    4. Krista Pöllänen, Finland, 388
    5. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 386
    6. Nina Flack, Sweden, 368
    7. Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 345
    8. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, 327
    9. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 326
    10. Britt Brøndsted, Denmark, 324
    11. Carolyn Dorin-Ballard, United States, 320
    12. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 318
    13. Clara Juliana Guerrero, Colombia, 311
    14. Rebecka Larsen Jr. Sweden, 301
    15. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 270
    16. Jacqueline Sijore, Malaysia, 264


    2011 EBT Rankings - Men's Division after Bratislava

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


    2011 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Bratislava

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