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Lisanne Breeschoten moves into second place at Chandra Open


Long-time Dutch women’s national team member Lisanne Breeschoten averaged higher than 233 Monday evening at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings of the Chandra Open.

Breeschoten (pictured above) led the 28 bowlers in squad 2 with 1402 pinfall, including games of 235, 196, 257, 234, 243 and 237, and 1450 total, including 48 pins handicap.

2016EBT12TomvanderVliet2014 European Champions Cup winner Tom van der Vliet (right), Netherlands continued to lead the field of 48 players from Belgium, England, Germany, Netherlands and the United States with 1502 and an average of 250.33.

2016MECMarcJacobsPlaces three and four belonged to Ghislaine Stigter – van der Tol (1431) and Mark Jacobs (left), Netherlands, who rolled one of two 300 games in the first squad (Youri Fens, Netherlands, was the other).

WG2005GeryVerbruggenDan French of England was still the best foreign bowler in fifth place with 1375, immediately followed by 11-time European Bowling Tour champion Gery Verbruggen (right), Belgium, in sixth place with 1374.

The top 6 from a separate leaderboard of squads 1, 2 and 3 will earn automatic berths into the finals next Sunday.

2016EBT09JeroenVanGeelOlivier Pesscher of Germany was second in squad 2 with 1369 to leap into seventh place with 1369. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, was the third woman in the top 10 in eighth place with 1369.

Dutchmen Jeroen van Geel (left), who won his first EBT title last season in Odense, Denmark, and Arjan van Kranenburg moved into 9th and 10th place with 1360 and 1352, respectively.

Qualifying commences on Tuesday, September 13, with Squad 3 scheduled to start at 8 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

2016ChandraOpenLogoSliderThe Chandra Open 2016 is the 12th stop of the 2016 European Bowling Tour and the fourth out of six EBT “Satellite” tournaments this season. The tournament runs from Sept. 11-18 at 16-lane Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

This year’s edition offers total prize fund of 21.100 Euro with 3.250 Euro going to the winner and 2.250 Euro to the runner-up, while the third and fourth place finishers will receive 1.500 Euro and 1.000, respectively. Final cash spot is 40th place worth 250 Euro.

Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Sunday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 17, with the final Squad 9 scheduled for 6 p.m. and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 9.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300) throughout the entire tournament, an equality handicap provided to women in all European Bowling Tour events.

Total 40 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, Sept. 18, including the top 30 from the overall qualifying standings, the top 6 from a separate leaderboard of squads 1, 2 and 3 (Sept. 11-13), and the top 4 of the one-game Desperado Squad. The top 8 qualifiers will receive a first-round bye.

The other 32 players bowl four games from scratch with the top 16 advancing to the second round. Those 16 and the top eight qualifiers bowl another four-game round from scratch to cut to the top 12 who advance to the final round.

All finalists carry over their four-game total to bowl a final six-game round. The player with the highest 10-game total including handicap will be declared champion.

2016EBTLogo2The 2016 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 16 tournaments in 11 countries featuring three “Platinum” events, three “Gold”, four “Silver” and six “Satellite” events. All tournaments together offer total prize fund of roughly 850.000 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 12 men and top 12 women, who will be eligible to compete in the 10th EBT Masters May 29, 2017, at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

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Top 30 qualifiers plus the top 6 of a separate leader board of Squads 1-3 (places 31-36) and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad (places 37-40) will advance to Sunday’s finals. Top 8 qualifiers will receive a first-round bye.

300 games (2) – Youri Fens, Mark Jacobs.

Herbert Bickel

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