World Bowling Tour

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/07/12

Stuart Williams wins qualifying at 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Cut for 52nd place is 1309 (218.17 average)

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2012EBT16BirgitPoppler_small.jpgStuart Williams (l.) of England remained unchallenged in the 17th and last squad en route to win the qualifying in the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Williams was the lone player in the 303 player field who surpassed the 1500 mark with 1544 total and an average of 257.33. Birgit Pöppler (r.) of Germany was the best of 55 women in second place with 1466 including 248 handicap and the only 300 game of the tournament so far.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/07/12

Tommy Jones & Stuart Williams take over lead in Doubles at Vienna Open

Team USA member Jones leaps into third place in Singles; qualifying leader Williams is now 1, 2 and 3 in Doubles; cut for 52nd place is still 1308 (218 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliamsTommyJones_small.jpgStuart Williams of England and Team USA's Tommy Jones teamed in Squad 16 to overtake the lead in the Doubles competition of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 2802 pinfall total and an average of 233.50. Williams (l.) , England's first PBA champion, who leads qualifying with 1544 and an average of 257.33, rolled a 1346 series and Jones (r.), a 13-time PBA champion, led Squad 16 with 1456 (242 average) en route to move into third place in the overall qualifying standings.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/07/12

Two women move into top 8 in Squad 15 at 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Liz Johnson and Nicole Heberle roll 1398 and 1392 series to move into sixth and eights place; cut for 52nd place is now 1308 (218 average)

2012EBT16LizJohnson_small.jpg2012EBT04NicoleHeberle_small.jpgLiz Johnson (pictured left) of the United States rolled games of 289, 224, 224, 190, 223 and 200 in Squad 15 of the 10th Vienna Open to into sixth place in the overall qualifying standings with 1398 including handicap. Nicole Heberle (right) of Germany was mere six pins behind with 1392 to take eighths place. Tanner Spacey, United States, is the man on the bubble in 52nd place with 1308 and an average of 218.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Mathieu BergĂšs, Jens SĂžrensen add their names to the leaderboard in Vienna

Swiss and Dane roll 1314 and 1301 series, resp., to move into top 52; cut is now 1295 (215.83 average)

2012EBT16MathieuBerges_small.jpg2012EBT16JensSorensen_small.jpgMathieu BergĂšs (l.) of Switzerland and Dane Jens SĂžrensen (r.) took different routes to move into the top 52 in qualifying at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Only 28 players took to the lanes at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, on early Saturday morning to kick off the final qualifying day. BergĂšs totaled 1314 pins, an average of 219, en route to leap into 40th place in the overall standings. Sorensen had 1301 (216.83), good for 49th place.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Erik Andersin, Paul Moor move into top 52 in the last squad on Friday

Swede and Englishman move into 34th and 47th place; no changes atop the Singles and Doubles leaderboard; cut is now 1290 (215 average)

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Erik Andersin of Sweden struck three times in the ninth and tenth frame of his last game in Squad 13 on early Saturday morning to finish with 1318 total, an average of 219.17, en route to move into 34th place in the overall qualifying standings of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Three-time EBT point ranking champion Paul Moor of England was 12 pins behind to take 47th place with 1306. The cutoff number for 52nd place is now 1290 (215 avg.).

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Chris Barnes leads Squad 12 to move into 12th place at Columbia 300 Vienna Open

No changes in the top 8 in the 5 p.m. squad; cut nears the 1300-mark, is now 1288 (214.67 average)

2012EBT16ChrisandLyndaBarnes_small.jpgChris Barnes (pictured left with his wife, Lynda), United States, set the tone in the 12th of 17 qualifying squads at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Friday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna. The 13-time PBA champion, who won the gold medal at the World Singles Championships on Cyprus last month, toppled 1381 pins improving his previous high series by 24 pins en route to leap six spots into 12th place in the overall qualifying standings. Lynda leaped into 33rd place with 1319.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/06/12

Birgit Pöppler shoots first perfecto of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

German international jumps into second place overall with 1466; teams with Stuart Williams to move into second place in Doubles; cut for 52nd place is now 1279 (213.17 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliamsBirgitPoppler_small.jpgGerman national team member Birgit Pöppler (r.) had the first 300 game of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Squad 11 on Friday afternoon en route to move into second place in both the overall qualifying standings and the Doubles competition. Pöppler started her series with 238 and achieved perfection in game two. She closed out with 206, 246, 225 and 203 for 1466 including handicap. She teamed with Stuart Williams of England, who added 1292 for 2758 total.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

Joachim Karlsson sets the tone in Friday's Squad 10 in Vienna

Swede overtakes fourth place overall with 1385; total six players in the Friday morning squad surpass the 1300-mark; with 270 players from 26 countries in the books, the cut for 52nd place is 1250 (208.33 average)

2012EBT16JoachimKarlsson_small.jpgJoachim Karlsson (l.) of Sweden has six games between 214 and 246 Friday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna Austria to lead the 10th qualifying squad with 1385 total en route to move into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. With 270 players - 222 men and 48 women - from 26 countries in the books, one 1500 series, one 1400 series and 30 1300 can be found on the leaderboard. Stuart Williams of England is in the driver's seat with 1544 (257.33).

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

No changes atop the leaderboard in Squad 9 at 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

England's Stuart Williams holds a 144-pin lead heading into the penultimate qualifying day; Squad 9 leader Carsten Warming Hansen moves into 35th place; Thomas and Ivonne Gross were the best doubles with 2500 (24th place); cut for 52nd place is 1244 (207.33 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliams2_small.jpgStuart Williams of England (pictured) remained unchallenged in the ninth squad Friday night and leads a field of 247 players from 25 countries into the penultimate qualifying day at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Squad 9 leader Carsten Warming Hansen totaled 1287 to move into 35th place. Williams and Dennis Eklund of Sweden continued to lead in Doubles with 2790. Thomas and Ivonne Gross were the best doubles in Squad 9 with 2500, good for 24th place. Qualifying continues on Friday with Squads 10-13 scheduled for 9 a.m., 1, 5 and 9 p.m. CEST.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

England's Stuart Williams shoots 1544 series to take a 144-pin lead at the Vienna Open

Williams and Sweden's Dennis Eklund take the pole position in Doubles with 2790; six players of qualifying Squad 8 move into the top 8; cut for 52nd place improved by 30 pins to 1232 (205.33 average)

2012EBT16StuartWilliamsDennisEklund_small.jpgThe eighth qualifying squad was the highest scoring squad so far at the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with Stuart Williams (l.) of England taking the lead in Singles and Doubles with Swede Dennis Eklund (r.) Thursday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Williams fired games of 228, 274, 228, 287, 259 and 268 for 1544 six game total, an average of 257.33, to overtake previous leader and fellow PBA bowler Dan MacLelland of Canada by 144 pins.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/05/12

Liz Johnson, Kelly Kulick take over lead in Doubles at 10th Columbia Vienna Open

Johnson leads Squad 7 with 1365 to shoot into second place in the qualifying standings; Frederik Øhrgaard, Osku Palermaa crack the top 8; cut for 52nd place is now 1202 (200.33 average)

2012EBT16LizJohnsonKellyKulick_small.jpg2012EBT06FrederikOhrgaard_small.jpgLiz Johnson, United States, led the seventh qualifying squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 1365 and teamed with fellow Team USA member Kelly Kulick (l-r) to overtake the lead in Doubles 2692. Johnson leaped into second place in the overall qualifying standings. Dane Frederik Øhrgaard (right) had six games between 243 and 197 and moved into fouth place with 1349.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/04/12

Mik Stampe wins Squad 6 to earn last automatic berth into Vienna Open finals

Dane shoots 1346 to move into fourth place; USA's Tanner Spacey uses 296 game to leap into ninth place; cut for 52nd place is now 1160 (193.33 average)

2012EBT16MikStampe_small.jpg 2012EBT16TannerSpacey_small.jpg Mik Stampe (l.) of Denamrk led the sixth qualifying squad at the 10 Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 1346 total en route to earn the last automatic berth into Sunday's finals. Tanner Spacey (r.), United States, used a 296 game to leap into ninth place with 1308. Dan MacLelland of Canada leads the field of 172 bowlers with 1400 (233.33). The PBA bowler and Clara Juliana Guerrero of Colombia also lead in Doubles with 2666 (218.17).

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/04/12

Clara Juliana Guerrero becomes first woman to win a squad at Vienna Open

Colombian leads Squad 5 with 1346 to leap into third place overall; teams with qualifying leader Dan MacLelland to overtake lead in Doubles with 2666; cut for 52nd place is now 1137 (189.50 average)

2012EBT16ClaraGuerrero_small.jpg2012EBT16RikuPetteriKivelae_small.jpgClara Juliana Guerrero (l.) of Colombia finished her six-game series Wednesday evening with a four-bagger en route to win Squad 5 with 1346 total including 48 pins handicap. The two-time World Champion became the first woman to win a squad in the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. Guerrero sandwiched games of 225, 229, 233 and 225 around two 190s to beat out Riku Petteri Kivelae (r.) of Finland for the top spot by 19 pins.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/04/12

Dan MacLelland shoots 1400 to overtake lead in Singles and Doubles in Vienna

Canadian teams with Austria's Thomas Gross to take the pole in Doubles with 2547; four players of Squad 4 move into the top 8; cut for 52nd place is now 1111 (185.17 average)

2012EBT16DanMacLelland_small.jpg2012EBT16KellyKulick_small.jpgDan MacLelland (l.) of Canada averaged 233.33 and bowled 1400 on the nose in the fourth squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to overtake the qualifying lead Thursday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Trailing MacLelland by 42 pins to move into second place was Kelly Kulick (r.), United States, with 1358 total including 48 pins handicap. Alexander Rauscher, Austria, and Jens Rieger, Germany moved into 4th and 6th place.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/03/12

Robert Andersson rolls 1274 series to win Squad 3 at the Vienna Open

Swede bowls all eighteen games on Tuesday en route to qualify for the finals in his last attempt; Leo Grundschober holds on to the lead with 1316; Wegner sisters set the pace in Doubles with 2460; cut for 52nd place is 1089 (181.50 average)

2012EBT16RobertAndersson3_small.jpg2012EBT16LeoGrundschober_small.jpgRobert Andersson (l.) of Sweden, who bowled all three squads on Tuesday, managed a 1274 series in his third and last attempt en route to win the squad and to qualify for the finals of the 10th Columbia Vienna Open. Squad 1 leader, Leo Grundschober (r.) of Austria, led the field of 108 players from 16 countries after the first day of qualifying with 1316 and an average of 219.33. Qualifying continues Wednesday with Squads 4, 5 and 6.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/03/12

Hans Flaton is the surprise winner of Squad 2 to earn berth into Vienna Open finals

Beats out Robert Andersson, Sean Rash, Daniel Vezis for the top spot; Leo Grundschober holds on to the lead with 1316; early cut for 52nd place is 1049 (174.83 average)

2012EBT16HansFlaton_small.jpg2012EBT16LeoGrundschober_small.jpgHans Flaton (l.) of Austria closed out his six-game series with a big 243 game en route to become the surprise winner of the second qualifying squad of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in Vienna, Austria. Flaton totaled 1244 pins, an average of 207.33, earned an automatic berth into Sunday's finals. He moved into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Squad 1 leader, Leo Grundschober (r.) of Austria, held on to the lead with 1316.

2012 EBT #16 / 2012 WBT #11

10/03/12

Leo Grundschober, Daniel Hahn crack the 1300-bar to kick off 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Austrians lead the opening squad with 1316 and 1310; Wegner sisters from Sweden set the pace in Doubles with 2460

2012EBT16LeoGrundschoberDanielHahn_small.jpgLeo Grundschober and Daniel Hahn (l-r) of Austria became the first players of the 10th Columbia 300 Vienna Open who cracked the 1300-bar Tuesday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Grundschober led the first of 17 qualifying squads with 1316 and an average of 219.33. As the squad leader Grundschober is automatically qualified for the finals on Sunday, Oct. 7 live on Bowlingdigital TV. If Grundschober will qualify among the top 52, Hahn will take advantage.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

10/01/12

Cho Young-Seon defeats Chris Barnes to win World Bowling Tour Thailand

Top seeded Korean earns approx. $32,000 for the victory

2011AsCM1ChoYoungSeon_small.jpg201112PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgCho Young-Seon (l.) of Korea defeated 13-PBA champion Chris Barnes (r.), United States, in the title match of the World Bowling Tour Thailand event, 234-212, en route to win his first WBT title and the $32,258 top prize. Barnes, who missed the top seeded position by one pin, eliminated Cho's compatriot Jang Dong-Chul in the semifinal 245-235, finished second, worth $16,129, while Jang pocketed $9,677 for third place.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

10/01/12

Korea's Cho Young-Seon earns No. 1 seed for the TV Finals at WBT Thailand

Four PBAers, two Korean, one local and one UAE bowler advance to bowl for the title and the USD 30,000-plus top prize

2011AsCM1ChoYoungSeon_small.jpg201112PBAChrisBarnes_small.jpgCho Young-Seon (l.) of Korea used a 1421 to beat out 13-time PBA champion Chris Barnes (r.), United States, for the top spot in Final Round Three by just one pin en route to earn the No. 1 seed for the TV finals of the World Bowling Tour Thailand event later today at Blu-O-Paragon bowling center in Bangkok. As the top seed in the stepladder finals, Cho has the advantage that he must be defeated twice to win the title.

2012 World Bowling Tour #10

10/01/12

Korea's Choi Bok-Eum averages over 250 to lead Final Round Two in Thailand

The top 12 meet the top eight qualifiers in Round Three on Monday morning; USA's Diandra Asbaty, the only woman in the 20-player field, wins WBT women's ranking in Bangkok

2012IBCChoiBokEum_small.jpg2002USBCQDiandraAsbaty_small.jpgChoi Bok-Eum (l.) of Korea averaged over 250 in Final Round Two in the World Bowling Tour Thailand event and to lead the top 12 players into a third-round clash with the top eight qualifiers. The lefty had games of 258, 202, 268, 299, 242 and 236 for 1505 total. Diandra Asbaty (r.), USA, was the sole woman, who survived the third cut, with 1466 including eight pins handicap each game en route to win the WBT women's ranking in Bangkok.

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