European Bowling News Overview

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/21/15

Markus Jansson, Ronnie Russell add names to leaderboard at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Swedish-American duo roll 1468 and 1465 series in Squad 12 to move into third and fourth place; USA's Sean Rash (1476) leads the 286-player field into the final day of qualifying; three players each of Squad 8 and 9 move into top 12; score to make the cut in 52nd place is now 1360 (226.67 average)

2015AIKMarkusJansson_small.jpg2014PBARonnieRussell2_small.jpgMarkus Jansson (l.) of Sweden and Ronnie Russell (r.), United States, paced the 12th qualifying squad of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge Friday afternoon at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, with 1468 and 1465, respectively, to move into third and fourth place in the overall qualifying standings. Sean Rash, United States, continued to lead the field of 286 players from 34 countries with 1476.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/20/15

Finn Petteri Salonen misses top spot by five pins at Brunswick Euro Challenge

USA's Sean Rash continues to lead the 199-player field with 1476; three players each of Squad 8 and 9 move into top 12; score to make the cut in 52nd place raises by 84 pins to 1331 (221.83 average)

2014MWCMastersPetteriSalonen_small.jpg2014PBASeanRash2_small.jpgPetteri Salonen (l.) of Finland was the best bowler in Thursday's qualifying squads 8-10 posting a 1471 six-game series, an average of 245.17, to jump into second place in the overall standings in the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge. The World and European champion missed the top spot by mere five pins. Sean Rash (r.), United States, continued to lead the 199 players from 27 countries with 1476 and a 246 average.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/19/15

Sean Rash averages 246 to shoot into lead in the Brunswick Euro Challenge

Squad 6 bowlers take control of the leaderboard; eight bowlers including Squad 7 leader Stuart Williams (ENG) crack the 1400-bar; Adrian Ang (MAS) rolls the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 52nd place raises by 149 pins to 1247 (207.83 average)

2014PBASeanRash2_small.jpg2014MWCMastersAdrianAng_small.jpgThe bowlers of Squad 6 took control of the leaderboard in the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge Wednesday afternoon at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany as seven players cracked the 1400-bar. Sean Rash (l.), United States, fired games of 254, 216, 267, 233, 248 and 258 to lead the 132-player field from 17 countries with 1476 and an average of 246. Malaysian Adrian Ang (r.) rolled the first 300 game of the tournament.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/18/15

No changes atop the leaderboard in Brunswick Euro Challenge after Tuesday's Squads 4 & 5

Germany's Tobias Börding leads 82-player field with 1425; Andreas Bösiger (SUI), Anže Grabrijan, (SLO), Missy Parkin (USA) move into top 10; score to make the cut in 52nd place is 1098 (183 average)

2014BWCTobiasBording2_small.jpg2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpgThere were no changes atop the leaderboard after Tuesday's Squads 4 & 5 at the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge currently underway in Munich, Germany. Germany's Tobias Börding (l.) continued to lead the 82-player with 1425 and an average of 237.50. Danielle McEwan (r.), United States, was the best of 14 women in second place with 1400 including 48 pins handicap. Three players of Squad 4 moved into the top 10 Tuesday.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/16/15

Danielle McEwan moves into second place in qualifying at Brunswick Euro Challenge

Team USA member totals 1400 including handicap in Squad 3; Germany's Tobias Börding continues to lead the field of 52 players with 1425 (237.50 average)

2015EmirCupDanielleMcEwan_small.jpg2014BWCTobiasBording_small.jpgDanielle McEwan (l.), United States, totaled 1400 pins including handicap in Sunday's Squad 3 to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge which got underway Saturday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. The Team USA member had games of 192, 238, 234, 235, 221 and 232 for 1352 scratch and an average of 225.33. Tobias Börding (r.), Germany, continued to lead with 1425.

England

03/15/15

British Tenpin Bowling Association and MFA Bowl Ltd. announce partnership

20150314MFAChairmanMehdiAfsharBTBAChairmanRonGriffin_small.jpg The British Tenpin Bowling Association and MFA Bowl Ltd. have announced a ground breaking partnership for the benefit of BTBA members. L-R MFA Chairman Mehdi Afshar and BTBA Chairman Ron Griffin. With immediate effect MFA recognizes the role and work of the BTBA as the National Governing Body for Tenpin Bowling in England and has committed to work to encourage the growth of BTBA membership through BTBA sanctioned leagues within MFA centers.

2015 European Bowling Tour #6

03/15/15

Germany's Tobias Börding rolls 1425 series in in curtain-raiser to Brunswick Euro Challenge

2014BWCTobiasBording5_small.jpgGerman national team member Tobias Börding (pictured) averaged 237.50 Saturday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, to set the pace in the opening squad of the 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge. Börding had games of 234, 180, 255, 267, 243 and 246 to lead a group of 24 players with 1425 total pins. In last year's BEC, the score to make the cut in 52nd place was 1413 or an average of 235.50. Qualifying continues on Sunday, March 15, with Squads 2 & 3 starting at noon and 4 p.m. CET.

2015 WBT #10 / 2015 EBT #6

03/13/15

Tournament Preview: 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge

Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (March 14-22, 2015)

2015BECLogo_small.jpg The 12th Brunswick Euro Challenge is the 10th tournament on the 2015 World Bowling Tour and also the sixth stop on the 2015 European Bowling Tour. The BEC will be held from March 14-22 at Europe's biggest bowling center, 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring in suburban Munich, Germany. Players will compete for total prize money of 112.000 Euro with 12.000 Euro going to the winner, 9.000 Euro to the runner-up and 6.000 Euro to the third place finisher.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/08/15

Gibraltar's Adam Shrubb stuns 16-time champion Paul Moor; wins Gibraltar Open 2015

Swedes Peter Nordensen, Pontus Andersson, Gibraltar's Adam Shrubb and 16-time EBT champion Paul Moor, England, to bowl for the title; Norway's Heidi Thorstensen wins women's ranking

2015EBT05Top4_small.jpgLocal favorite Adam Shrubb stunned England's Paul Moor in the title match over two games total pins, 436-417, to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 and the 3.500 British Pounds top prize or 4.850 Euro Sunday at King's Bowl in Gibraltar. Moor, who owns record 16 EBT titles, had to settle for second place, worth ÂŁ2.000. Top-seeded Swedes Peter Nordensen and Pontus Andersson finished in third and fourth place, respectively.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/08/15

Pontus Andersson wins qualifying in inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

Swede averages 235 in the penultimate qualifying squad; leads all 37 players from eight countries into the finals on Sunday

2015EBT04PontusAndersson2_small.jpgWorld Youth champion Pontus Andersson (pictured) of Sweden, who led the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 since the first squad with 1396, improved by 15 pins in the penultimate squad Saturday at King's Bowl in Gibraltar to win the qualifying with 1411 total and an average of 235.17. There were only three squads on Saturday bringing the total number of bowlers to 37 (29 men and eight women). As total 38 players (top 34 plus four from the Desperado Squad) should advance to the finals, all 37 players survived the first cut.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/07/15

England's Hadley Morgan moves into second place as Gibraltar Open surpasses halfway point

Swede Pontus Andersson continues to lead 25-player field from eight countries with 1396 (232.67)

2015EBT04PontusAndersson_small.jpg2015EBT05HadleyMorgan_small.jpgWorld Youth champion Pontus Andersson (l.) of Sweden, who rolled a 1396 series, an average of 232.67 for six games, in Squad 1, continued to lead the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 as qualifying surpassed the halfway point Friday at King's Bowl in Gibraltar. Hadley Morgan (r.) of England rolled games of 234, 239, 194, 256 , 213 and 255 in Squad 2 on Friday afternoon to move into second place with 1391 (231.83).

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/06/15

Pontus Andersson is the first leader in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

Swede averages over 230 to lead the opening squad with 1396

2015EBT05Squad1_small.jpgPontus Andersson of Sweden became the first leader in the inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 as the European Bowling Tour Satellite event got underway on Thursday evening at King's Bowl within the King's Bastion Leisure Center in Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. The 2014 World Youth Champion in Doubles rolled games of 210, 268, 212, 229, 277 and 200 to lead a group of nine players with 1396 pinfall and an average of 232.67.

2015 European Bowling Tour #5

03/05/15

Starting on Thursday: Inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015

Only 43 players have registered for the EBT Satellite event (which means all but five players will cash and all players will receive EBT ranking points) to be held at King's Bowl in Gibraltar (March 5-8, 2015)

2015GibraltarOpenLogo_small.jpg The inaugural Gibraltar Open 2015 is the fifth stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the third of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The GO will be held from March 5-8 at King's Bowl, a 14-laner within the King's Bastion Leisure Center in Gibraltar. 43 players from nine countries have registered for the event so far. However, the tournament will proceed no matter how many players will enter. Participants will compete for total prize money of 25.000 Euro.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/22/15

Kamilla Kjeldsen defends her title in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

In a re-match of last year's finale, Kjeldsen out-strikes top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc (CZE), 508-410

2015EBT04JaroslavLorenc2_small.jpg2015EBT04KamillaKjeldsen2_small.jpgIn a re-match of last year's title match, defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen (pictured left) of Denmark oubowled top-seeded Jaroslav Lorenc, Czech Republic, 508-410, to win her second consecutive European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Sunday evening at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland. It was the 29th victory by a women on the European Bowling Tour.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/21/15

Chris Oates moves into second place in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Englishman rolls highest of four 1400-series in Friday's qualifying; Irish two-hander Chris Sloan holds on to the lead with 1503; defending champion Kamilla Kjeldsen is the top-ranked woman in 11th place; score to make the cut in 40th place raises by 80 pins to 1262 (210.33 average)

2015EBT04ChrisSloan_small.jpg2015EBT04ChrisOates_small.jpgChris Sloan (l.), continued to lead the qualifying of the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland, with 1503, an average of 250.50. Four players cracked the 1400-bar in Friday's qualifying squads 9-12, bringing the total number of 1400-series to eight. Chris Oates (r.) of England led all players on Friday posting a 1460 series, a 243.33 average, in the last squad to jump into second place in the overall standings.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/20/15

Irish two-hander Chris Sloan becomes first player who cracks the 1500-bar in Wroclaw

Two-handed players dominate second qualifying day at 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer; Sloan and Dane Markus Bergendorff take first and second place with 1503 and 1447; Sweden's Jesper Svensson rolls the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 40th place is 1182 (197 average)

2014EBT11ChrisSloan_small.jpg2014EBT17MarkusBergendorff_small.jpgTwo-handed players dominated the second day at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland, as qualifying of the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer has reached the halfway point. Chris Sloan (l.), a two-hander from Ireland, became the first player who cracked the magic 1500-bar when he posted a 1503 series to take the lead. Fellow two-hander Markus Bergendorff (r.) of Denmark was 56 pins behind in second place with 1447.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/19/15

Sven Garbotz takes early lead in 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

German leads a group of 27 players with 1415 six-game total

2015EBT04JiriHindrak_small.jpgSven Garbotz of Germany averaged 235.83 and posted a 1415 series at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland to take the early lead in the 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer as the European Bowling Tour "satellite" tournament got underway Wednesday with three qualifying squads. Trailing Garbotz by 41 pins to sit in second place was Squad 2 leader Jiří Hindrák (pictured) of the Czech Republic, who posted 1374, a 229 average, including the tournament's high game of 288.

2015 European Bowling Tour #4

02/16/15

Coming this week: 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer

Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center in Wroclaw, Poland (Feb. 18-22, 2015)

2015EBT04IWOLogo_small.jpg The 9th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer is the fourth stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the second of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The IWO will be held from Wednesday, Feb. 18 through Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz bowling center, a 10-laner in Wroclaw, Poland. Participants will compete for total prize money of 26.000 Euro with 4.250 Euro going to the winner, 2.750 Euro to the runner-up and 2.100 and 1.800 Euro to third and fourth place finishers, respectively. Low to cash is 40th place (250 Euro).

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/15/15

Markus Jansson shoots big last game to claim his first EBT title in Tilburg

Swede closes last game with an eight-bagger to win Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

2015EBT03Podium_small.jpgMarkus Jansson of Sweden closed the championship round of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 with eight consecutive strikes to claim his first European Bowling Tour title Sunday afternoon at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. Jansson toppled 492 pins in the final eliminator round to beat out Kimmo Lehtonen (469), Finland; Jesper Svensson (448), Sweden and Peter Smits (430), Netherlands, for the top spot and the 6.000 Euro first prize.

2015 European Bowling Tour #3

02/15/15

Jord van Weeren leads Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel field into finals

Dutch youngster averages 248.50 to earn a 1.000 Euro bonus as field cut to top 46; Squad 14 leader James Gruffman grabs sixth place to earn a first-round bye; score to make the cut in 36th place is 1355 (225.83 average)

2015EBT03JordvanWeeren2_small.jpgJord van Weeren (pictured), Netherlands, trying for his first European Bowling Tour title, led a field of 46 players into the finals of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2015 Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. van Weeren, who rolled one of two 300 games in qualifying, led the tournament since squad 5 after posting 1491, an average of 248.50, including games of 256, 247, 259 and 243 triplicate. He received a 1.000 Euro bonus and a first-round bye for the finals.

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