No changes on the leader board in European Bowling Tour rankings after 14 of 21 events


    2011 European Bowling Tour Rankings

    Larsen, Persson-Planefors continues to lead EBT Rankings after Oslo

    2011EBT08ThomasLarsen.jpg2011SWENCJolinePerssonPLanefors.jpgThomas Larsen (pictured left) of Denmark and Joline Persson-Planefors (right), Sweden, held on to the lead in the men's and women's European Bowling Tour ranking despite not competing in the Linne Norwegian Open.

    With 14 out of 21 events in the books, Larsen leads the men's ranking with 650 points, while Persson-Planefors pace the women's field with 601 pints.

    Only two men and one woman of the top 16 competed at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. 2007-09 ranking champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, narrowed the gap to Larsen by 22 points after finishing eighth in Oslo. Palermaa remained in second place with 636 points.

    Reigning EBT Masters champ and current PBA Player of the Year, Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, is third with 598. Tore Torgersen moved from 16th to 15th place with 250 points behind a 12th place finish in the men's ranking in Oslo.

    Persson-Planefors leads Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, in second place with 555 and Wendy Kok, Netherlands, in third place with 431. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, moved from ninth to seventh place with 356 points.

    Norwegian Open champion Peter Westin, Sweden, and women's ranking winner Andrea E. Hansen, a 16-year-old Norwegian youth national team member, are tied for 74th and 76th, respectively, with the 50 points they received in Oslo.

    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 earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament such as the Linne Norwegian Open 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 European Bowling Tour takes a two-week break during the Women's World Championships in Hong Kong and resumes with the Russian Open at Cosmik Belay Dacha in Moscow, Russia from Sept. 13-18, 2011. The tournament is the fourth 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 Oslo

    1. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 650
    2. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 636
    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. Tore Torgersen, Norway, 250
    16. Brian Voss, United States, 246


    2011 Women's Ranking - Top 16 after Oslo

    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. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 356
    8. Rikke Holm Agerbo, Denmark, 345
    9. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia, 327
    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 Oslo

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


    2011 EBT Rankings - Women's Division after Oslo

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