European Bowling News Overview

2014 European Bowling Tour #9


Pablo Barriopedro becomes first player to crack the 1400-bar in II Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Spaniard shoots 1417 series in Squad 12 to pace field of 69 players; Stéphanie Dubourg of France is the best foreign player and best woman in 12th place; score to make the cut in 38th place raised by 70 pins to 1161 (193.50 average)

2014EBT09PabloBarriopedro2_small.jpgPablo Barriopedro (pictured) of Spain became the first player in the second annual Brunswick Madrid Challenge, who cracked the 1400-bar en route to take over the lead in qualifying Tuesday evening at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain. Barriopedro, who was fourth after a 1318 series in Squad 10, rolled 256, 277 and 255 games (788 series) out of the starting block and finished with 193, 211 and 225 for 1417, an average of 237.17. Qualifying continues Wednesday, June 25, with Squads 13 & 14 scheduled to start at 5 and 9 p.m. CEST.

2014 European Bowling Tour #9


Ruben Orche moves into second place in qualifying at II Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Spanish bowlers dominate the leaderboard as qualifying nears the halfway point; score to make the cut in 38th place is 1091 (181.83 average)

2014EBT09RubenOrche_small.jpg2014EBT09JavierMoreno2_small.jpgSpanish bowlers continued to dominate the leaderboard in the II Brunswick Madrid Challenge after players of Squad 10 finished their six-game qualifying block Monday evening at Bowling Chamartín. Ruben Orche (l.) led the squad with 1340 total and an average of 223.33 to jump into second place in the overall standings. Javier Moreno (r.), who posted 1381 in the first squad, continued to lead the field of 55 players, 47 men and eight women.

2014 European Bowling Tour #9


Squad 5 leaders Iñigo García, Raul Jimenez surpass the 1300-mark in Madrid

Javier Moreno continues to lead qualifying with 1381; top 3 in the standings after two days earn automatic spots for the finals

2014EBT09InigoGarcia_small.jpg2014EBT09RaulJimenez_small.jpgIñigo García (l.) and Raul Jimenez (r.) brought the number of 1300 series in the II Brunswick Madrid Challenge to three as the duo led the fifth qualifying squad Sunday morning with 1322 and 1305, resp. Squad 1 leader Javier Moreno leads a field of 32 players with 1381 (230.17 ave.). The three Spaniards earned automatic spots for Sunday's finals by finishing 1-2-3 in the standings after two days. Qualifying continues Monday, June 23, at 9 p.m. with Squad 10.

2014 European Bowling Tour #9


Javier Moreno sets the pace in II Brunswick Madrid Challenge

Spaniard averages over 230 to lead the opening squad in the EBT "silver" tournament at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain

2014EBT09JavierMoreno_small.jpgJavier Moreno averaged over 230 in the first squad of the second Brunswick Madrid Challenge Sunday at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain, to lead a field of 21 players from Spain with 1381 total. Moreno started with games of 218, 277 and 224 before he was informed that his grandmother just had passed away. Somehow he was able to finish the six-game series with three games between 212 and 226 to lead the European Bowling Tour "silver" event after the first qualifying day.



Yelena Grishinenko, Ilya Orlov win 2014 Kazakhstan Cup

Duo will represent Kazakhstan in the 50th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Poland

2014KAZCupYelenaGrishinenko_small.jpg 2014KAZCupIlyaOrlov_small.jpg Yelena Grishinenko (l.) and youth bowler Ilya Orlov (r.) captured the women's and men's titles in the 2014 Kazakhstan Cup in Almaty. Grishinenko, 37, dominated the women's field from the beginning and finished distant 489 pins ahead of her nearest competitor to win the women's title. 16-year-old Orlov averaged over 213 for 19 games to win his first career national title. The duo will represent Kazakhstan in the 2014 Bowling World Cup.

2014 WEC


Diana Zavjalova wins gold in All-Events and Masters

Latvia leads medal tally as 2014 Women's European Championships concludes in Berlin

2014WECMastersDianaZavjalova2_small.jpg 135 players from 26 European Tenpin Bowling Federation (ETBF) member federations participated in the Women's European Championships, which was held June 6-14 at Neue City Bowling center in Berlin, Germany. 21 countries sent a full team to compete in all six disciplines: Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters match play. USBC Queens and Intercollegiate Singles champion Diana Zavjalova, the lone player from Lavia, concluded the Championships with victory in All-Events and Masters match play.



Carlo Greulich shoots big last game to win 37th Grand Prix Zurich

2014GPZCarloGreulich_small.jpg2014GPZFrankBorner_small.jpgCarlo Greulich (l.) of Germany finished the final round with a big game en route to win the 37th Grand Prix Zurich Sunday at bowling center BESECO in suburban Winterthur, Switzerland. In the handicap tournament, which featured a special position point system format, Greulich was one point behind fellow countryman Frank Börner (r.) heading into the last game. The lefty fired a 258 game to beat out Börner (233) for the top spot by eight points, 119 to 111.

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Liz Johnson defeats Mai Ginge Jensen to win her second EBT title in Odense International

Third-place Joachim Karlsson (Sweden) wins men's ranking in Odense, Denmark; fourth-place Thomas Larsen (Denmark) and seventh-place Kamilla Kjeldsen (Denmark) widen their lead in EBT Point Rankings


2014EBT08MaiGingeJensen2_small.jpgTeam USA member Liz Johnson (l.) struck out in the 9th and 10th frame in the title match of the Odense International to defeat top-seeded Mai Ginge Jensen (r.) of Denmark, 232-209, en route to win her second career European Bowling Tour title Sunday afternoon in Odense, Denmark. It is the second win by a woman on the 2014 Tour and marks the second consecutive win and third overall for Johnson in the women's ranking of an EBT event.

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Joachim Karlsson averages over 242 to win qualifying in Odense International

Swede rolls 1454 series in Squad 14 to lead a field of 36 players into Sunday's finals; 10 out of 27 women survive the first cut; score to make the cut in 24th place is 1354 (224.17 average)

2014EBT08JoachimKarlsson_small.jpgJoachim Karlsson (pictured) of Sweden posted a 1354 series in Squad 14 of 16 Saturday at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark en route to win the qualifying of the Odense International and to lead 36 players, 26 men and 10 women, into the finals on Sunday. Karlsson, who will be looking to for his first European Bowling Tour title, rolled games of 268, 213, 235, 257, 259 and 222, an average of 242.33, to beat out his fellow countryman Christoffer Jakobsson for the top spot by seven pins.

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Denmark's Mai Ginge Jensen rises to the top in Odense International

Leaderboard gets new look as 12 players move into the top 15 in Friday's Squads 12 & 13; Martin Klitte (DEN) rolls the first 300 game of the tournament; score to make the cut in 24th place raises by 90 pins to 1321 (220.17 average)

2014EBT08MaiGingeJensen_small.jpg2014EBT08KamillaKjeldsen_small.jpgMai Ginge Jensen (l.) of Denamrk totaled 1442 in Friday's Squad 12 to rise to the top in the Odense International heading into the last qualifying day at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. Jensen overtook previous leader Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, by 11 pins. Kamilla Kjeldsen (r.), Denmark, paced Squad 13 with 1402 to leap into sixth place. The leaderboard got a whole new look on Friday as 12 players moved into the top 15.

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Jeroen Van Geel, Frode Jørgen Aaneby crack top 10 in Thursday's Squads 10 & 11 in Odense

Denmark's Carsten Warming Hansen continues to lead the field of 68 players with 1431 (238.50 average); cut for 24th place surpassed the 1200-bar 1231; 205.17)

2013EBT18JeroenvanGeel_small.jpg2014EBT08FrodeJorgenAaneby_small.jpgDutch Jeroen Van Geel and Frode Jørgen Aaneby of Norway both toppled 1327 pins to lead Thursday's Squads 10 & 11 en route to crack the top 10 in the qualifying of the Odense International in Denmark. Van Geel (l.) finished Squad 10 with a 223 game to leap into eighth place. Aaneby (r.) was seeded ninth due to the lower last game (214). Carsten Warming Hansen of Denmark continued to lead the field of 68 players with 1431 (238.50 average).

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Dane Mikkel Brus Sørensen shoots 1345 to move into 6th place in Odense International

Carsten Warming Hansen (DEN) holds on to the lead with 1431; cut for 24th place is 1178 (196.33 average); Wednesday's Squads 8 & 9 have been cancelled

2014EBT08MikkelBrusSorensen_small.jpgMikkel Brus Sørensen (l.) of Denmark was the lone player in Tuesday's squads 6 & 7 who cracked the 1300-bar en route to move into sixth place in the overall qualifying standings in the Odense International in Denmark. After a slow start, Sørensen closed out Squad 6 with 223, back-to-back 247 and 237 for 1345 total or an average of 224.17. As Wednesday's Squads 8 & 9 have been cancelled, qualifying continues Thursday, May 29, with Squads 10 & 11 scheduled for 4 and 7.30 p.m. CEST.

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Carsten Warming Hansen averages 238.50 to overtake qualifying lead in Odense International

Dane and Swede Emil Ã…gren become the first players to surpass the 1400-mark; cut for 24th place is 1140 (190 average)

2014EBT08CarstenWarmingHansen_small.jpg2014EBT08EmilAgren_small.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen (l.) of Denmark and Swede Emil Ã…gren (r.) both cracked the 1400-bar in Monday's Squads 4 and 5 to overtake the qualifying lead in the Odense International currently underway at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. Hansen, a member of the Danish national teams, averaged 238.50 in Squad 4 including games of 258, 276, 200, 259, 229 and 209 to lead the field of 37 players with 1431.

2014 European Bowling Tour #8


Dan Østergaard-Poulsen paces opening day in Odense International 2014

Dane lead field of 21 players after 3 of 16 squads with 1381; Østergaard and compatriot Jan Andersen are qualified for Sunday's finals

2014EBT08DanOstergaard_small.jpgA field of 21 players from Denmark, Sweden and Poland kicked off the Odense International 2014, a European Bowling Tour "Satellite" event, Sunday at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. Dan Østergaard-Poulsen (pictured), Denmark, finished his six-game series in Squad 2 with 279 and 267 to pace the field after three of 16 qualifying squads with 1381 and an average of 230.17. Østergaard and second-place Jan Andersen (1301), Denmark, are automatically qualified for the finals on Sunday, June 1.

2014 European Bowling Tour #7


Jesper Svensson maintains third-round lead to win Kegel Aalborg International 2014

Swede beats out Finland's Osku Palermaa for the top spot by 109 pins; third-place Liz Johnson (USA) wins women's ranking in Aalborg

2014EBT04JesperSvensson_small.jpgJesper Svensson (pictured) of Sweden averaged 244.1 over 10 games to win his second European Bowling Tour title in the Kegel Aalborg International 2014, which concluded Sunday afternoon at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. He received 5.000 Euro for the victory. The 19-year-old two-handed lefty, who took a 120-pin lead into the final four-game Round of 8, rolled games of 247, 237, 239 and 202 for 925 (231.25 average), the fourth-highest block of the round, to easily maintain his lead and to cruise to the title.



Lior Koren, Sara Aviram/Harlap win individual titles at 2014 Israel National Championships

2014IsraelNCSaraAviramHarlapLiorKoren_small.jpg Lior Koren of Holon club and Sara Harlap of Super Strike club (r-l) won the men's and women's individual titles at the 2014 Israel National Championships which were held at Hutzot bowling center in Haifa. In the men's championship round over three games total pins, Koren spared a 10-pin in the last frame to beat out Asaf Morad and Or Aviram for the top spot, 574-570-549. On the women's side, Aviram/Harlap defeated Shir Azulay and defending champion Sarit Mizrachi, 590-573-527.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6


Thomas Larsen defeats Kamilla Kjeldsen in all-Danish affair to win 9th Istanbul Bowling Open

Larsen and Kjeldsen win men's and women's ranking in Istanbul to widen their lead in the 2014 EBT Point Ranking; Kjeldsen wins women's ranking for the fourth time in the last five EBT events

2014EBT06KamillaKjeldsen_small.jpg2014EBT06ThomasLarsen3_small.jpgThomas Larsen (l.) of Denmark defeated his fellow countrywoman Kamilla Kjeldsen (r.) in an all-Danish title match at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey, 473-421, to claim his fourth European Bowling Tour title in the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open. Larsen received the 7.000 Euro top prize while Kjeldsen pocketed 5.000 Euro for second place. By finishing atop the men's and women's ranking, both players widened their lead in the 2014 EBT Point Rankings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6


Perttu Jussila wins qualifying in 9th Istanbul Bowling Open

Finn leads field of 48 players, 39 men and 9 women into the finals on Sunday; Squad 18 leader Kamilla Kjeldsen misses the top spot by nine pins; Marek Talpa hits the cutoff number for 38th place with 1307 (217.83 average)

2014EBT06PerttuJussila_small.jpg2014EBT06KamillaKjeldsen_small.jpgPerttu Jussila (l.) of Finland won the qualifying of the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open with 1434 and an average of 239 en route to lead a field of 48 players, 39 men and 9 women, into Sunday's finals at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Denmark's Kamilla Kjeldsen (r.), who won her first European Bowling Tour title earlier this season, missed the top spot by mere nine pins when she posted 1425 including 48 pins handicap in Friday's Squad 20.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6


Three Finns crack the 1400-mark in Friday's qualifying at Istanbul Open

Perttu Jussila averages 239 to lead in the 149-player field with 1434; cut for 38th place rises by 79 pins on Friday to 1267 (211.17 average)

2014EBT06PerttuJussila_small.jpgPerttu Jussila (pictured) of Finland averaged 239 in Friday's Squad 14 en route to lead the 149-player field from 18 countries into the final qualifying day of the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open. Jussila, a member of the Finnish team that won the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships, rolled games of 226, 213, 266, 235, 278 and 216 at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey, for 1434 to overtake previous leader Martin Paulsson of Sweden by 28 pins. Qualifying concludes Saturday with Squad 17-20 and the second Desperado Squad.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6


Suslov, Kallio, Sverchkov, Vezis add their names to the leaderboard in Istanbul

Top six players of Thursday's Squads 9-12 move into 3rd to 8th place in qualifying; cut for 38th place is 1188 (198 average)

2014EBT06JesseKallio_small.jpg2014EBT06AndreySuslov_small.jpgThe four leaders of Thursday's Squads 9-12 and another two players from Squad 12 moved into 3rd to 8th place in the overall qualifying standings after the sixth day of the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Ukrainian Andrey Suslov (l.) and Jesse Kallio (r.) of Finland both rolled 1365 series, an average of 227.50, in Squad 10 and 12 to move into third and fourth place. Qualifying continues Friday with Squads 13-16.

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