European Bowling News Overview

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 Østlie 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 Østlie 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 #16

10/05/14

England's Paul Moor wins his 15th career EBT title in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Rolls a near-perfect game to defeat 15-time PBA champion Tommy Jones in the title match, 265-219

2014EBT16GrossMoorQuitter_small.jpgPaul Moor (center, with Tournament Director Thomas Gross, left, and Mike Quitter, Tournament Ambassador for Ebonite International) of England threw eleven strikes to become the first left-handed winner of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Sunday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Moor defeated 15-time PBA champion Tommy Jones, United States, in the title match, 265-219, to win his 15th career European Bowling Tour title and the 7.000 Euro top prize.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/05/14

Paul Moor is one win away from his 15th European Bowling Tour title at Vienna Open

Moor earns the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals; Joonas Jehkinen (FIN) is the No. 2 seed; PBA's Chris Barnes (#3) and Tommy Jones (#4) clash in the opening match; Mike Fagan rolls the third 300 game of the tournament in Game 16; Diana Zavjalova (LAT) wins women's ranking in Vienna

2014EBT16PaulMoor2_small.jpg2014EBT16JoonasJehkinen2_small.jpgPaul Moor of England averaged 233.92 for twelve games in Final Round 2 & 3 to earn the No. 1 seed for the stepladder finals of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Sunday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Joonas Jehkinen (right) of Finland was 51 pins behind to take the No. 2 seed. In the opening match of the four-player shootout, fellow PBAers Chris Barnes and Tommy Jones, United States, will square off.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/05/14

Paul Moor targets to win his 15th EBT title in the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

Paul Moor targets to win his 15th EBT title in the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Englishman has an 83-pin lead heading into the Round of 18; the top 4 after another six-game round will advance to the stepladder finals; Diana Zavjalova (LAT) and Laura Beuthner (GER) battle it out for the top woman

2014EBT16PaulMoor2_small.jpg2014EBT16ThomasLarsen_small.jpgPaul Moor (l.) of England averaged 236.50 and toppled 1419 pins in Final Round Two to take an 83-pin lead heading into the Round of 18 at the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open. The lefty, who won his record 14th European Bowling Tour title in the Chandra Open two weeks ago, averaged over 260 for the first four games but could not match the vigorous pace in the last two games. Thomas Larsen (r.), Denmark, sits in second place with 1336.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/05/14

Laura Beuthner, Chris Klerk shoot 1400 to lead Final Round 1 at 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open

The top 22 players survived the cut and will meet the top 8 qualifiers in Round 2

2014EBT16LauraBeuther_small.jpg2014EBT16ChrisKlerk_small.jpgLaura Beuthner of Germany and Chris Klerk, United States, rolled 1400-plus series Sunday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria, to set the pace in Final Round 1 at the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open and to lead the top 22 into the second round. Beuthner (l.) led the 56-player round with 1418 including 48 handicap. Klerk (r.) toppled 1410 pins for the field-best 235 average. It took a 1300-series to make the second cut.

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.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/05/14

Carsten Warming Hansen, Tore Torgersen crack top 8 in last qualifying squad

Craig Nidiffer remains unchallenged, wins qualifying in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open; American leads 64 out of 280 players from 28 countries into the finals on Sunday; top 8 players earn one bye; score to make the cut in 51st place is 1312 (218.67 average)

2014EBT16CarstenWarmingHansen_small.jpg2013EBT16ToreTorgersen_small.jpgCraig Nidiffer, United States, remained unchallenged in the last squad to win the qualifying of the 12th Columbia Vienna Open Saturday evening at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Nidiffer led the field of 280 players from 28 countries with 1467, an average of 244.50. Carsten Warming Hansen (l.) of Denmark and Tore Torgersen (r.) of Norway saved their best for the last qualifying squad and cracked the top 8 with 1400 and 1390, resp.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/04/14

No changes in the top 33 as qualifying of 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open nears conclusion

Andrey Suslov (RUS), Laura Beuthner (GER), Tony Ranta (FIN), Juhani Tonteri (FIN), Perttu Jussila (FIN) move above the cut line; score to make the cut in 51st place is 1306 (217.67 average)

2014EBT16ChrisBarnes_small.jpg2014EBT06AndreySuslov_small.jpgThere were no changes in the top 33 of the 12th Columbia Vienna Open after the 56 players of Squad 19 have completed their six games of qualifying at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria.Two-time Vienna Open champion Chris Barnes (l.), United States, closed his series with a 256 game to lead the squad and to beat out Russian Andrey Suslov (r.) for the bragging rights by one pin, 1331 to 1330. Another four players move above the cut line (1306).

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/04/14

Joonas Jehkinen shoots his second 1380-plus series to lead Squad 18 in Vienna

Twelve players in Squad 18 roll series between 1303 and 1381; England's Richard Teece shoots the second perfecto of the tournament; score to make the cut in 51st place reached 1300 (216.67 average)

2014EBT16JoonasJehkinen2_small.jpg2014EBT16RichardTeece_small.jpgJoonas Jehkinen (l.) of Finland posted his second series in the 1380s in the qualifying of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to lead Squad 18 Saturday afternoon at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Jehkinen toppled 1381 pins, an average of 230.17, but stayed in fifth place with his high series of 1386. Squad 18 featured total twelve 1300 series and the tournament's second 300 game by Richard Teece (r.) of England, who rolled his 21st perfecto in game five.

2014 ISBT #10

10/04/14

Liliane Vintens, Lol Ellis conclude 2014 ISBT season with victory in French Senior Open

2014ISBT10LilianeVintensLolEllis_small.jpgLiliane Vintens (left) of Belgium and England's Lol Ellis (right) walked a way the winners in the women's and men's division of the French Senior Open, which was held from September 24-28 at Planet Bowling in Lomme, France. The tenth and last stop on the 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour was a return to France, this time to Planet Bowling in Lomme. There is always a strong French entry for this tournament, and this year it attracted an entry list of 70 men and 24 women.

2014 ISBT

10/04/14

2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour - Schedule & Champions

ISBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour featured 10 tournaments in five countries, three each in Belgium, France and Germany and one each in Italy and the Netherlands. Men and women age 50 and over bowled in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. The 2013 ISBT Masters Finals were held in conjunction with the Dutch Senior Open at Chandra Bowling in Nieuwegein Netherlands.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/04/14

Martin Larsen becomes fourth player in 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open to surpass 1400-mark

Swede rolls 1433 series in the Squad 17 on Saturday morning to leap into fourth place; Craig Nidiffer (USA) leads the field of 277 players from 28 countries with 1467 (244.50 ave.); score to make the top 8 is 1368 (228.00) and score to make cut in 51st place is 1294 (215.67)

2014EBT16MartinLarsen2_small.jpgThree Swedish bowlers set the pace in Squad 14 in the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open Saturday morning at Plus Bowling in Vienna, Austria. Martin Larsen (pictured) became fourth player who surpassed the 1400-mark and made a considerable move toward the top of the standings averaging 238.83 through the six-game round to boost himself from 44th to fourth place with 1433. His compatriots Robert Andersson and Alexander Johansson were second and third wisth distant 1364 and 1361, good for 10th and 12th place overall.

2014 European Bowling Tour #16

10/04/14

No changes atop the leaderboard in Vienna Open in the late night squad on Friday

Craig Nidiffer (USA) leads the field of 274 players from 28 countries, 41 women and 233 men, with 1467 (244.50 ave.); score to make the top 8 is 1364 (227.33) and score to make cut in 51st place is 1286 (214.33)

2014EBT16CraigNidiffer_small.jpg2014EBT16DianaZavjalova_small.jpgHeading into the final qualifying day of the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open, Craig Nidiffer (l.) from the United States leads the field of 274 players from 28 countries with 1467 and an average of 244.50. Diana Zavjalova (r.) of Latvia is the best woman in second place with 1454 including 48 pins handicap. Just two players of Friday's late night squad, Mats Maggi of Belgium and Clemens Ulsamer of Germany, made it into the top 51.

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