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Gaëtan Mouveroux wins first EBT title in Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament


Gaëtan Mouveroux of France averaged almost 250 in the finals of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2018 to his first European Bowling Tour title and the 6.000 Euro top prize.

In the final eliminator round, Mouveroux (right) posted games of 238 and 256 for 494 two-game total to beat out Dan Østergaard-Poulsen of Denmark for first place by four pins. Østergaard-Poulsen, was also looking for his first EBT title, rolled games of 247 and 243, but had to settle for second place with 490. He received 4.000 Euro.

Four-time EBT champion and 2016 Men’s Point Ranking leader, Richard Teece of England and one-time titlist Jeroen van Geel, Netherlands, could not keep up with Mouveroux and Østergaard-Poulsen, finishing in third and fourth place with 406 and 390, respectively, worth 3.000 and 2.000 Euro.

Featured photo from left to right: Dan Østergaard-Poulsen (2nd), champion Gaëtan Mouveroux, Richard Teece (3rd) and Jeroen van Geel (4th).

Forty of the 206 players, 156 men and 50 women, from 18 countries advanced to the finals with the top 4 qualifiers (Tobias Börding, Germany, pictured left; Van Geel; Teece and Mik Stampe, Denmark) missing the first-six game round.

Ostergaard-Poulsen (1503) and Julien Sermand of France led the top 12 into the eliminator finals with Mouveroux in fourth place on 1450. The round was highlighted by three perfect games from Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands; Sami Konsteri of Finland and Yorick van Deutekom, Netherlands, who brought the total number of 300 games to 7.

Mattias Wetterberg of Sweden beat out Konsteri for the last place to advance by one pin, 1400-1399. Cajsa Wegner (right) of Sweden was the lone woman who made the cut to the eliminator finals. She eventually finished in 11th place to win the women’s ranking in Tilburg.

In the three eliminator rounds in two-games, total pins format, Mouveroux averaged 256.67 including sets of 512, 534 and 494, while Ostergaard-Poulsen turned in a consistent performance – 470, 481 and 490 – for an average of 240.17.

The Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2018 was the fifth stop on the 2018 European Bowling Tour and the second of three EBT “Silver” events this season, the middle of the five EBT tournament categories (platinum, gold, silver, bronze and satellite).

It marked the return, after a one-year hiatus, of the HBST to Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, which burned down two weeks after the 2016 HBST. The new 24-lane bowling center, now called “Dolfijn | The Plays To Be”, hosted the 2018 edition from April 15 to 22.

Players competed for total prize fund of 45.750 Euro with 6.000 Euro going to the winner, 4.000 Euro to the first runner-up while the third and fourth place finishers took home 3.000 and 2.000 Euro, respectively. Low to cash was 40th place, worth 500 Euro.

Women received 8 pins handicap each game (up to 292 – maximum score is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

Qualifying ran from April 15 to 21 and concluded with the ultimate one-game Desperado Squad. Total 40 players qualified for the finals on Sunday, April 22, including the top 30 in the overall qualifying standings, the top 6 from a separate leaderboard of the squads conducted April 15-17, and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad.

The top 4 qualifiers received a first-round bye. The other 36 players bowled six games from scratch to cut to the top 12 (seeded 5-16) who joined the top 4 qualifiers (seeded 1-4) in the eliminator finals. Those 16 players were divided into four groups of four players each for the first of three eliminator rounds.

All four players of each group bowled a two-game match with the two lowest scoring players eliminated. The two highest scoring players advanced to the next round. The field was cut to 8 players (2 groups) and then four players (1 group), who determined the top 4 places in the last eliminator round.

Immediately following the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament is the 11h European Bowling Tour Masters, which will be contested on Monday, April 23, also at Dolfijn bowling center Tilburg.

After the Aalborg International has been canceled, the 2018 European Bowling Tour features 12 tournaments in 10 countries including two “platinum”, two “gold”, three “silver”, two “bronze” and three “satellite” events, which will offer total prize fund of roughly 625.000 Euro.

The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 8 men and top 8 women, who will be eligible to compete in the 12th EBT Masters July 8, 2019 at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain.

The European Bowling Tour takes a 10-week break before resuming with the VI Brunswick Madrid Challenge
, an EBT bronze tournament, which will be held at Bowling Chamartín from July 1 to 8, 2018.

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HBST 2018 – Championship Round (Final Standings)

Dolfijn | The Plays To Be bowling center in Tilburg, Netherlands (April 15-22, 2018)

HBST 2018 – Places 5-40 (Cashers)

Players with position, country and prize money

5. Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 1.500 Euro
6. Mike Bergmann, Netherlands, 1.500 Euro
7. Yorick van Deutekom, Netherlands, 1.500 Euro
8. Julien Sermand, France, 1.500 Euro
9. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
10. Dirk Dreyer, Germany, 1.000 Euro
11. Cajsa Wegner, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
12. Tobias Börding, Germany, 1.000 Euro
13. Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
14. Lee Cocker, England, 1.000 Euro
15. Sebastian Lange, Germany, 1.000 Euro
16. Xander van Mazijk, Netherlands, 1.000 Euro
17. Sami Konsteri, Finland, 500 Euro
18. Daniel Härtel, Germany, 500 Euro
19. Ghislaine Stigter-Van der Tol, Netherlands, 500 Euro
20. Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 500 Euro
21. Jeffrey van de Wakker, Netherlands, 500 Euro
22. Cameron Weier, United States, 500 Euro
23. Maxime de Rooij, Netherlands, 500 Euro
24. Laura Beuthner, Germany, 500 Euro
25. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 500 Euro
26. Youri Fens, Netherlands, 500 Euro
27. Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 500 Euro
28. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 500 Euro
29. Pete Stevenson, England, 500 Euro
30. Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 500 Euro
31. Paul Moor, England, 500 Euro
32. Clément Dubus, Belgium, 500 Euro
33. Anton Gehlin, Sweden, 500 Euro
34. Josefin Hermansson, Sweden, 500 Euro
35. Micha Groot, Netherlands, 500 Euro
36. Xavier Lotthe, France, 500 Euro
37. Joshua Schuurman, Netherlands, 500 Euro
38. Jenny Wegner, Sweden, 500 Euro
39. Marco de Bruijn, Netherlands, 500 Euro
40. Daniel Dol, Netherlands, 500 Euro

HBST 2018 – Eliminator Finals Round 2

Two pools; two games total pins; two highest scoring players in each pool advance to the champioship round

HBST 2018 – Eliminator Finals Round 1

Four pools; two games total pins; two highest scoring players in each pool advance to Round 2

HBST 2018 – Final Round One Results

Top 12 advance to the eliminator finals.

300 games (3) – Ramon Hilferink, Sami Konsteri, Yorick van Deutekom.

Herbert Bickel

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