European Bowling News Overview

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/07/15

Germany's Patricia Luoto totals 1428 to take the lead in 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Finn Kimmo Lehtonen also cracks the 1400-mark in Squad 8 to stay in second place; score to make the cut in 44th place is 1231 (205.17)

2015EBT01PatriciaLuoto_small.jpgGerman-Finnish Patricia Luoto (pictured) averaged 230 and totaled 1428 pins Tuesday afternoon at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, to take the lead as the qualifying of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open nears its halfway mark. Luoto is the best of 29 women in the 361-player field and the lone foreign bowler in the top 44, who will survive the qualifying cut. Long-time Finnish national team member and former BBO organizer, Kimmo Lehtonen became the second bowler in this year's event, who cracked the 1400-mark.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/05/15

Sami Lampo shoots 300 to take the lead in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Finnish legends Kimmo Lehtonen, Lasse Lintilä move into second and third place; score to make the cut in 44th place nears 1200-mark

2015EBT01SamiLampo2_small.jpgWith one-third of qualifying squads in the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open in the books, the leaderboard got a new look after Sunday's Squads 5 and 6 at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Sami Lampo (pictured) of Finland bowled the first 300 game in Ballmaster Open this year in Squad 5 en route to shoot into the lead with 1388 and an average of 231.33. The BBO awards a 3.000 bonus for the first perfecto. In case it will be the lone 300 game, Lampo will get another 2.000 Euro.

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/04/15

Petteri Salonen, Pasi Uotila crack the top 5 at 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Joonas Jehkinen, Reija Lundén lead the 214-player field after two days of qualifying with 1346

2014MWCMastersPetteriSalonen_small.jpg2014EBTMastersPasiUotila_small.jpgLong-time Finnish national team members Petteri Salonen (l.) and Pasi Uotila (r.) led the fourth qualifying squad Saturday afternoon at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland en route to crack the top 5 in the overall standings of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open. Salonen sandwiched games of 226, 276, 244 and 215 between a pair of 180s to move into fourth place with 1321. Uotila was just 12 pins behind with 1309, good for fifth place

2015 European Bowling Tour #1

01/03/15

Joonas Jehkinen, Reija Lundén shoot 1346 to pace Day One at Brunswick Ballmaster Open

European Bowling Tour/World Bowling Tour event continues Saturday with Squads 3 and 4 at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland

2015EBT01ReijaLunden_small.jpg2014MWCJoonasJehkinen_small.jpgNinety-five Finnish bowlers kicked off the qualifying of the 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Friday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. 2013 Team World Champion Joonas Jehkinen (l.) and former women's national team member Reija Lundén (r.) led the field with 1346 pinfall total. Jehkinen sits in the pole position after day one qualifying as his total pinfall minus his lowest game is higher than Lunden's five-game total.

2015 EBT #1 / 2015 WBT #6

01/01/15

45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open kicks off 2015 European Bowling Tour on January 2nd

EBT "Platinum" event, which now offers total prize fund of up to 121.800 Euro, is also the sixth stop of the 2015 World Bowling Tour; BBO adds a 20.000 Euro bonus for a 300 game in Round Robin and the TV stepladder finals

2015BallmasterLogo_small.jpg The 45th Brunswick Ballmaster Open is the opening event of the 2015 European Bowling Tour and the first of three "EBT Platinum" events this season, the highest of the four EBT categories. The BBO, which is also the sixth stop of the 2015 World Bowling Tour, will be held from Friday, January 2 through Sunday 11, 2015 at 36-lane Tali Bowling Center in Finland's capital city Helsinki. Players will compete for total prize money of up to 121.800 Euro with 13.000 Euro going to the winner.

Russia

12/03/14

Maria Bulanova, Alexey Fedin sweep the titles for Nizny Novgorod in Russian Championships

2014RUSNCAlexeyFedinMariaBulanovaSergeyStarchenkov_small.jpg Maria Bulanova (c.) and Alexey Fedin (l.), both from team Alliance from Nizny Novgorod and both coached by Sergey Starchenkov (r.), emerged as women's and men's champions in the Russian National Championships which were held from November 28-30 at 32-lane Sibiryak Bowling Center in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia. The center hosted the 49th QubicaAMF World Cup in 2013. 41 men and 19 women qualified from 13 regions in Russia for the three-day event.

2014 EBT #19 / 2015 WBT 3

11/27/14

Dom Barrett goes back-to-back in Qatar; defeats Stu Williams for his fourth career PBA title

2014EBT19Top4_small.jpgIn the title match of the 14th Qatar Open between England's PBA champions, Dominic Barrett defeated Stuart Williams, 395-388 over two games total pins, to defend his title and to win his fourth career title and 40,000 U.S. Dollar. It was also Barrett's 10th European Bowling Tour title. In the semi-finals, Barrett came back from a 26-pin deficit to defeat Martin Larsen of Sweden, 510-469. Williams, the No. 1 seed, ousted Cameron Weier, United States, in the other match, 434-421.

2014 European Bowling Tour

11/27/14

2014 European Bowling Tour concludes with Qatar Open

EBT's 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments offering total prize fund of almost one million Euro

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour concluded with the 14th Qatar Open, an EBT "Platinum" event, in Doha, Qatar. The 15th season featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite events. The total prize almost reached the one million Euro mark. Bowlingdigital provided live coverage from the Brunswick Euro Challenge, 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open and Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick as well as daily reports from most of the other events.

2014 EBT Men's Point Ranking

11/27/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen maintains 14-point lead to become 2014 EBT Point Leader

Qatar Open champion Dom Barrett (ENG) narrows the gap by 145 points to finish second; finishing second and third in the season-ending event in Doha, Stuart Williams (ENG), Martin Larsen (SWE) move into top 12 to qualify for EBT Masters

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reached one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women who qualified for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 EBT Women's Point Ranking

11/27/14

Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen wins 2014 European Bowling Tour Women's Point Ranking

Qatar Open women's leader Mai Ginge Jensen (DEN) and second-place Diana Zavjalova (LAT) crack top 12 to qualify for the Masters as the 15th EBT season comes to an end

2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries including 2 Platinum, 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 8 Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund almost reached one million Euro. The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event received ranking points. Those points were tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women who qualified for the 8th EBT Masters scheduled for July 6, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/27/14

Denmark's Thomas Larsen wins qualifying in EBT/WBT Qatar Bowling Open

Larsen leads a field of 43 players including three women into Thursday's finals; U.S. bowlers dominate final qualifying day; score to make the cut in 34th place is 1317, an average of 219.50

2014EBT19ThomasLarsen_small.jpgThomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark won the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open, a European Bowling Tour "Platinum" and World Bowling Tour "major" event, which concluded Wednesday night with the Desperado Squad at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The current European Bowling Tour point ranking leader had a 1503 series that included a 300 game to lead a field of 102 players from 22 countries. The next six places belonged to U.S. bowlers, who dominated the last qualifying day winning all three squads.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/26/14

Thomas Larsen achieves perfection; rolls 300 in Squad 13 to take the lead in Qatar Open

Dane becomes the first player to crack the 1500-bar, leads 102-player field from 22 countries into the final qualifying day; score to make the cut in 34th place raised by 67 pins to 1310 (218.33 average)

2014EBT16ThomasLarsen_small.jpgCurrent European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Thomas Larsen (pictured) of Denmark is the newest leader at the 14th Qatar Open, thanks to the perfect 300 game he fired during his 1503-game series in Qualifying Squad 13 Tuesday afternoon at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The 25-year-old four-time EBT champion, who has also won two titles on the 2014 World Bowling Tour which counted as PBA titles, rolled games of 211, 288, 300, 192, 266 and 246, an average of 250.50, to become the first player who cracked the 1500-bar.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/24/14

England's Williams, Teece lead Squads 10 & 11 in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

Stuart Williams becomes the second player to crack the 1400-mark, moves into second place overall and earns a $250 bonus; USA's Marshall Kent continues to lead qualifying: score to make the cut in 34th place is now 1243 (207.17 average)

2014EBT19StuartWilliams_small.jpg2014EBT16RichardTeece_small.jpgPBA champion Stuart Williams (l.) and fellow English national team member Richard Teece (r.) led qualifying squads 10 and 11 (squad 9 has been canceled) in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Monday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Williams, who won his lone PBA title in the 2011 Viper Open, finished his six-game series with a huge 280 game to win Squad 10 with 1408, a 234.67 average, and to overtake second place in the overall qualifying standings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Larsen, Fransson move into second and third place in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

Swedes roll 1393 and 1374 series in Squad 7; USA's Marshall Kent continues to lead qualifying with 1448; score to make the cut in 34th place raises by 105 pins to 1216, or a 202.67 average

2014EBT19MartinLarsen2_small.jpg2014EBT16DanielFransson_small.jpgPBA Touring pro Martin Larsen (l.) of Sweden and fellow national team member Daniel Fransson (r.) led Squad 7 in the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Sunday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha with 1393 and 1374, respectively to move into second and third place in the overall qualifying standings. Marshall Kent, United States, continued to lead the field of 58 players from 16 countries with 1448 and an average of 241.33.

2014 European Bowling Tour #19

11/23/14

Marshall Kent averages over 240 to take early lead in 14th Qatar Bowling Open

PBA rookie rolls 1448 series in Squad 4 to hold an 80-pin lead; Swede Magnus Johnson shoots the first 300 game of the EBT Platinum and WBW major event

2014EBT19MarshallKent2_small.jpg2012EBT09JohnnyAdsbol_small.jpgTeam USA member Marshall Kent (l.) averaged 241.33 in Squad 4 to take an early lead in the qualifying of the 14th Qatar Bowling Open Saturday at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Kent, 22, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist, had games of 216, 276, 213, 258, 246 and 239 for 1448 pinfall total to hold an 80-pin lead over Johnni Adsbøl (r.) of Denmark, who was second with 1368. Qualifying continues Sunday, Nov. 23, with squads 6-8.

France

11/22/14

Bowling Promotion Cup releases Videos of Singles and Mixed Doubles championships matches

2014QAMFBowlingPromotionCupLogo_small.jpgThe fifth edition of the QubicaAMF Bowling Promotion Cup took place from October 5-9 in three cities in Western France featuring six televised finals for delayed airing on Eurosport 2, Angers Tele and TV Rennes 35. 16 players from England, France, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Russia were invited by organizer Bruno Bidone of Bowling Promotion to compete in Men's Singles, Team, Doubles and Masters as well as a Women's Team Challenge and a Baker Mixed Doubles.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Serge Frouvelle wins his first EBT title in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Frenchman defeats three non-titlists in the Eliminator Finals; his fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean finishes in 12th place to win the women's ranking in Florence, Italy

2014EBT18SergeFrouvelle_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgSerge Frouvelle (l.) of France, who earned his first European Bowling Tour ranking points in the 2002 season, finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated Mattias Nilsson (r.) of Sweden, 233-174, to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Sunday, Oct. 19, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Frouvelle's fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean gave France a clean sweep of the ranking titles in Florence.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/19/14

Brian Voss wins qualifying in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

PBA Hall of Famer leads a field of 46 players, into Sunday's finals; Anna-Belle Jean (France) is the lone woman in the finals to seal the victory in the women's ranking in Florence

2014EBT04BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT16BrianValenta3_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, won the qualifying in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International and leads a field of 46 players, 45 men and just one woman, into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Voss rolled a 1406 series in Squad 19 and remained unchallenged on Friday and Saturday to earn a 300 bonus. His fellow countryman, Brian Valenta (r.) took second place with 1392 and pocketed a 200 Euro bonus.

2014 ECC

10/18/14

Birgit Pöppler, Tom van der Vliet claim the titles in 37th European Champions Cup

2014ECCBirgitPopplerTomvanderVliet_small.jpgBirgit Pöppler (l.) of Germany and Dutchman Tom van der Vliet (r.) remained undefeated in the single-elimination finals in the 37th European Champions Cup to claim the women's and men's titles Saturday at Keiluhollin, Egilsholl bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. In the women's title match, Pöppler flew past Andrea Hansen of Norway, 190-139 and 266-169 to seal the victory, 2-0. Van der Vliet won the men's finale against Mattias Wetterberg in the decider, 213-200.

2014 European Bowling Tour #18

10/18/14

Marek Talpa, Mattias Nilsson add names to leaderboard in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

Brian Voss (USA) continues to lead the 167-player field from 14 countries with 1406 (234.33 average); score to make the cut in 36th place surpasses 1200-mark (1210, 201.67)

2014EBT18MarekTalpa_small.jpg2014EBT18MattiasNilsson_small.jpgMarek Talpa (l.) of the Czech Republic and Swede Mattias Nilsson (r.) led Squads 22 & 23 on Friday to add their names to the leaderboard in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International. Talpa jumped into fourth place in the qualifying standings with 1378 and an average of 229.67. Nilsson toppled 1358 to take fifth place. PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss, United States, continued to lead the 167-player field from 14 countries with 1406 and an average of 234.33.

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