Norwegian Open by Brunswick

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Tore Torgersen cruises to victory in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Norwegian averages over 250 to capture his fourth career win on the European Bowling Tour; ends 13-year title drought in Oslo, Norway

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Norwegian standout and long-time national team member Tore Torgersen (pictured left with second-place Mads Sandbækken, left) cruised to victory in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick to capture his fourth career European Bowling Tour title and the 40.000 Norwegian Kronor top prize. Torgersen posted a record 844-series in Final Round 4, an average of 281.33 for three games, to take a 74-pin lead into the championships round and never looked back.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Tore Torgersen averages over 280 to lead top 8 players into championship round

Norwegians fires 844 series to take a 74-pin lead into the last three-game round; as the lone woman in the finale, Kamilla Kjeldsen (DEN) has won the women's ranking in Oslo

2014EBT17ToreTorgersen_small.jpgAfter almost missing the Round of 16, Tore Torgersen (pictured) of Norway made sure that he made the last cut to the championship round in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick. The former world and European champion averaged 281.33 for an 844 series including games of 267, 299 and 278 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. He missed the sixth perfecto of the tournament due to a solid 9 on his fill ball in game two. Torgersen holds a 74-pin lead over compatriot Mads Sandbækken heading into the final three-game round.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Danes Kjeldsen, Jensen lead Final Round Three as the field is cut to top 16 in Norway

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2014EBT17MaiGingeJensen_small.jpgKamilla Kjeldsen (l.) and Mai Ginge Jensen (r.) will battle it out for the women's ranking in Oslo, Norway as the Danish national team members are the only women in the race for the title at the Norwegian Open. Kjeldsen outaveraged the men to lead the squad with 712 scratch, an average of 237.33, and 736 total including handicap. Jensen was 32 pins behind with 704. The top 8 advance to a fourth round clash with the top 8 qualifiers.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Defending champion James Gruffman sets the tone in Round 2 at Norwegian Open Finals

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2014EBT17ToreTorgersen2_small.jpg2013 Norwegian Open champion James Gruffman (l.) of Sweden rolled games of 256, 237 and 223 to lead Final Round Two at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway with 716 and an average of 238.67. The defending champion leads the top eight players in a third-round clash with qualifiers 9 to 16. Trailing Gruffman by five pins to take second place was Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway, who used games of 258, 226 and 227 for 711 (237 average).

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/12/14

Rasmus Bering paces Round One as finals get underway at Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

2014EBT17RasmusBering_small.jpg2014EBT17MikaelRoos_small.jpgThe finals of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick got underway on Sunday morning at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with the first of five three-game rounds featuring 16 players, qualifiers 25 to 28, who were seeded into the round and the top 12 from the semifinals. Dane Rasmus Bering (l.) the round with 695 total including games of 247, 265 and 187. Mikael Roos (r.) of Sweden was eight pins behind in second place with 683.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/11/14

Mai Ginge Jensen leads top 12 of Semifinal Round Two into Sunday's Finals

Women from Denmark, Sweden and Norway take the top three spots; Frode J√łrgen Aaneby hits the cutoff number for 12th place with 1266 (211 average)

2014EBT17MaiGingeJensen_small.jpg2014EBT17RebeckaLarsen_small.jpgMai Ginge Jensen (l.) of Denmark totaled 1369 pins in Semifinal Rounds 1 and 2 to lead the top 12 players into the finals of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick Sunday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. The 2011 World Champion in All-Events added 662 to the 707 of Round 1 to lead the 24-player field with 1369 total including eight pins handicap per game. Round 1 leader Rebecka Larsen (r.) of Sweden slipped to second place with 1348.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/11/14

Five women atop the leaderboard in Semifinal Round One at Norwegian Open

National team members from Sweden, Norway and Denmark lead the top 24 players into Semifinal Round Two

2014EBT17RebeckaLarsen_small.jpg2014EBT17AndreaHansen_small.jpg Five women's national team members from Sweden, Norway and Denmark topped the leaderboard of the first semifinal round in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick Saturday evening at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Rebecka Larsen (l.) of Sweden averaged 237 to lead the round with 735 total including handicap. Andrea E. Hansen (r.) of Norway was 26 pins behind with 709. The top 24 advanced to the second round.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/11/14

Women dominate penultimate qualifying squad at Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Rebecka Larsen (SWE), Andrea E. Hansen (NOR) and Pernille W. Rasmussen (DEN) atop the qualifying cut line; top 27 remain unchanged with Mike Fagan (USA) leading the 222-player field with 1481; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1347 (224.50 average)

2014EBT17RebeckaLarsen_small.jpg2014EBT17AndreaHansen_small.jpgEighteen men and fourteen women took to lanes 11 to 26 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway for the 21st and penultimate qualifying squad of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick and it were the women who dominated the squad. Rebecka Larsen (l.) of Sweden led the way with 1383 including handicap to leap from 85th to 28th place, while Andrea E. Hansen (r.) of Norway was mere two pins behind with 1381 to claim 31st place.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/11/14

Norwegians Kenneth Haukås, Tore Torgersen roll 1400-series No. 22 and No. 23 in Squad 20

Haukås moves into 14th place with 1425, Torgersen takes 23rd place with 1402; Mike Fagan (USA) leads the 220-player field with 1481; with two more squads to go the score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1341 (223.50 average)

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Much like the early bird who catches the worm, the three leaders of the 9 a.m. Squad 20 on Saturday morning, all from Norway, caught berths into the semifinals and finals, respectively, of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick. Kenneth Haukås (l.) and Tore Torgersen (r.) rolled the 22nd and 23rd 1400-series in the tournament to leap into 14th and 23rd place with 1424 and 1402, resp. Arvid Espen leaped to 31st place with 1375.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/10/14

No changes atop the leaderboard in Squad 19 at Norwegian Open

USA's Mike Fagan leads the 214-player field into the final qualifying day; Squad 19 leader Olav J. Olsen rolls 1382-series to claim 27th place in the overall qualifying standings; another six players shift above the cut line; with 19 of 22 squads completed the score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1334 (222.33 average)

2013EBT16OlavOlsen_small.jpg2014EBT17MikeFagan_small.jpgThere were no changes to the leaderboard Friday evening as Squad 19 leader Olav J. Olsen (l.) toppled 1382 pins to claim 27th place in the overall qualifying standings of the European Bowling Tour's Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick. Another six players besides Olsen managed to move into the top 42. Mike Fagan (r.), United States, leads the 214-player field from eight countries into the last qualifying day with 1481 or an average of 246.83.

2014 European Bowling Tour #14

10/10/14

Mike Fagan uses perfection to move into the top spot in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

EBT & PBA champion rolls fifth 300 game to lead the 193-player field with 1481; Danish two-hander Markus Bergendorff is close behind to move into third place; Rasmus Bering (DEN) rolls the fourth perfecto; score to make the cut in 42nd place is up to 1325 (220.83)

2014EBT17MikeFagan300_small.jpg2014EBT17MarkusBergendorffViking2_small.jpgMike Fagan (l.), United States, closed out Squad 18 with the fifth 300 game of the tournament for 1481, an average of 246.83, to overtake the lead in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick Saturday afternoon at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Danish two-hander Markus Bergendorff (r.) was close behind Fagan to move into third place with 1464.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/10/14

Tore Rokkones averages 242 to jump into third place in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Six players, four men and two women, add their names to the leaderboard in Squad 17; Norwegians Stikbakke, Lund continue to lead the 180-player field with 1472 and 1463, resp.; score to make the cut in 42nd place nears the 220 average mark (1319; 219.83 average)

2014EBT17ToreRokkones2_small.jpgTore Rokkones (pictured) of Norway averaged 242 for six games to lead Squad 17 with 1452 en route to jump into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick. The left-hander had a solid start into the penultimate qualifying day at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with games of 215 and 227, then fired three big numbers (279, 246 and 258) before he closed out with 227. Martin Moen Stikbakke, Norway, leads the 180-player field with 1472.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/09/14

Hansen, Jonsson, Gundersby bring the number of 1400-series in Oslo, Norway to 16

Dane Carsten Warming Hansen leads Squad 16 of 22 with 1449 to move into third place; Martin Moen Stikbakke (NOR) leads 162-player field with 1472; score to make the cut in 42nd place surpasses 1300-mark (1306; 217.67 average)

2014EBT17CarstenWarmingHansen_small.jpg2014EBT17ArnarDavidJonsson_small.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen of Denmark, Arnar David Jonsson of Iceland and Fredrik G Gundersby of Norway brought the number of 1400-series in the Norwegian Open to 16 in Thursday night's Squad 16 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. Hansen (l.) led the squad with 1449 total to move into third place. Jonsson (r.) finished with a huge 288 to help grab eighth place with 1435 and Gundersby moved into 15th place with 1406.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/09/14

Martin Moen Stikbakke averages over 245 to rise to the top in Norwegian Open

Norwegian and Swedish youth bowlers put a stamp on Squad 15; Stikbakke (NOR) shoots 1472 to lead the 151-player field; brothers Benjamin and Emanuel Jonsson (SWE) move into 8th and 24th place; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1293 (215.50 average)

2014EBT17MartinMoenStikbakke2_small.jpg2014EBT17EmanuelandBenjaminJonsson_small.jpgNorwegian and Swedish youth bowlers set the tone in Squad 15 at the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick. 18-year-old Norwegian youth national team member Martin Moen Stikbakke (l.) toppled 1472 pins to take the pole position. Benjamin Jonsson, 18, of Sweden and his 15-year old brother Emanuel Jonsson (r-l) were second and fourth in this squad with 1430 and 1335, resp.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/09/14

Mads Sandbækken rolls third perfecto, 11th 1400-series in Norwegian Open Qualifying

Norwegian rolls 1441 in Squad 14 to overtake third place in overall standings; Erland Lund remains atop the 141-player leaderboard with 1463 (243.83 ave.); another four Norwegians crack the 1300-bar in the first of three squads on Thursday; score to make the cut in 42nd place is now 1289 (214.83 average)

2014EBT17MadsSandbakken_small.jpgMads Sandbækken (pictured) of Norway rolled the third 300 game and the 11th 1400-series in the Qualifying of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick in the first of three squads on Thursday, 14th overall, at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Sandbækken rebounded from a slow start (173) with games of 230, 300, 241, 233 and 264 for 1441, an average of 240.17, to move into third place in the overall qualifying standings. One bad shot in the seventh frame of the last game cost the lefty a second 300 in an otherwise perfect game.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/08/14

Björn Lindqvist shoots the 10th 1400-series in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

Norwegian Erland Lund remains atop the leaderboard with 1463 (243.83 ave.); Swedes Lindqvist (1408) and Kevin Karlsson (1370) lead Squads 12 & 13 on Wednesday; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1272 (212 average)

2013EBT18KevinKarlsson_small.jpg2014EBT17BjornLindqvist_small.jpgSwedes Björn Lindqvist (l.) and Kevin Karlsson (r.) led the 12th and 13th qualifying squad in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick Wednesday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Lindqvist toppled 1408 pins to become the 10th player who surpassed the 1400-mark. He moved into ninth place in the overall qualifying standings. Karlsson paced Squad 13 with 1370 to take over 15th place. Erland Lund, Norway, leads the 133-player field with 1463.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/08/14

Erland Lund leads Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick as qualifying reaches the halfway mark

Norwegian paces the 120-player field after 11/22 squads with 1463 (243.83 ave.); Thor Kristian √ėstlie Solberg, Vidar Barkald lead Squads 10 & 11 to move into the top 20; Rune Andersen rolls the second perfecto of the tournament; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1246 (207.67)

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Erland Lund (l.) of Norway, who rolled a 1463 series in Squad 2, leads a 120-player field from Iceland, Sweden and Norway as the qualifying of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick has reached the halfway mark. Patcharin Torgersen (r.) is the best of 18 women in fifth place with 1431. Thor Kristian √ėstlie Solberg of Norway was the ninth player who surpassed the 1400-mark, when he toppled 1403 pins in Squad 9 to move into ninth place overall.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/07/14

Pedersen, Torgersen, Flack add their names to the leaderboard in Norwegian Open

Glenn Morten Pedersen leads Thursday's Squads 8 & 9 with 1439; Pat Torgersen is the best woman in fifth place with 1431; Erland Lund continues to lead the 112-player field with 1463; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1237 (206.17)

2014EBT16GlennMortenPedersen_small.jpg2014EBT17PatcharinTorgersen_small.jpgNorwegian national team members Glenn Morten Pedersen (l.) and Patcharin Torgersen (r.) became the seventh and eighth player in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick, who cracked the 1400-mark, Monday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. Pedersen led Squad 9 with 1439 to overtake third place and Torgersen, who led Squad 8 with 1431 total, sits in fifth place. Erland Lund of Norway continued to lead the 112-player field 1463.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/06/14

Defending champion James Gruffman moves into fifth place in Norwegian Open

Swede leads Squad 5 with 1415; Katarina Dahlin (SWE) is the best woman in sixth place with 1414; Norwegian Erland Lund holds on to the lead with 1463; score to make the cut in 42nd place surpasses 1200-mark (1215, 202.50)

2013EBT16NorwegianOpenJamesGruffman_small.jpgDefending champion James Gruffman (pictured) of Sweden averaged 235.83 in Sunday's Squad 5 to move into fifth place in the overall qualifying standings in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick which started Friday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo. Gruffman rolled games of 224, 177, 256, 278, 244 and 236 for 1415 to beat out fellow countrywoman Katarina Dahlin for the top spot by just one pin. Erland Lund of Norway continued to lead the 89-player field with 1463 and an average of 243.83.

2014 European Bowling Tour #17

10/05/14

Erland Lund starts Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick with a bang

Norwegian shoots 1463 series (243.83 average) including a 300 game in Squad 2; Tor Inge Jansen also cracks the 1400-bar; early cutoff number for 42nd place is 1121 (186.83 ave.)

2014EBT17ErlandLund300_small.jpgFifty-seven Norwegian bowlers and one from Iceland kicked off the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick Friday and Saturday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway. Erland Lund (pictured) started the EBT "satellite" tournament with a bang leading Squad 2 with 1463 including the first 300 game. Lund started with 231 before he achieved perfection in game two. He closed out with 182, 279, 258 and 213, an average of 243.83, to hold a 15-pin lead after four squads.

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