European Bowling News Overview

2014 European Bowling Tour #6

05/08/14

Martin Paulsson moves to the top in 9th Istanbul Bowling Open

Swede rolls 1406 series in Squad 8 to overtake the qualifying lead; six players of Squads 7 & 8 position themselves in the top 8; cut for 38th place is 1136 (189.33)

2014EBT06MartinPaulsson_small.jpg2014EBT06AlexeyParshukov_small.jpgMartin Paulsson (l.) of Sweden put together a 1406 series, an average of 234.33, in the 8th qualifying squad Wednesday evening at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey, to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open. Previous leader Tolga Şişmanoğullar of Turkey slipped to second place with 1401. Alexey Parshukov (r.) of Russia led Squad 7 with 1326 including high games of 279 and 259, good for fourth place overall.

Russia

05/07/14

Bulanova, Parshukov emerge as All Events champions at Russian Team Championship 2014

Champions will represent Russia in 2014 European Championships Cup; top six women and top six men in All Events qualify for upcoming European Championships, World Championships

2014RTCMariaBulanova_small.jpg2014RTCAlexeyParshukov_small.jpgMaria Bulanova (l.) of Nizhny Novgorod and Alexey Parshukov (r.) of Ekaterinburg emerged as women's and men's All Events champion at the Russian Team Championship 2014 in St. Petersburg. Both players will represent Russia in the 2014 European Champions Cup in Reykjavik, Iceland. 15-year-old Bulanova, who also won the titles in Doubles Trios and Team, and men's Team champion Parshukov averaged 231.63 and 240.71 for 24 games.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6

05/07/14

Turkish bowlers continue to dominate qualifying at 9th Istanbul Bowling Open

Ebru Özoğluuntur wins 300 Euro bonus in Squad 6; becomes the second woman in top 8; Tolga Şişmanoğullar leads 83-player field with 1401 (233.50 average); cut for 38th place is 1078 (179.67)

2014EBT06EbruOzogluuntur_small.jpgEbru Özoğluuntur (pictured) of Turkey was the only player in Tuesday Squad 6 who surpassed the 1200 mark en route to move into seventh place in the qualifying of the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open. Özoğluuntur toppled 1159 pins, an average of 193.17, and added 48 pins women's handicap for 1207 total to become the second woman in the top 8. She received a 300 Euro bonus for winning the squad. Tolga Şişmanoğullar, Turkey, leads the field of 83 players from five countries with 1401 total and an average of 233.50.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6

05/06/14

No changes atop the leaderboard in Istanbul in Monday's Squad 5

Squad leader Mehmet Kaya rolls 1197 series to crack the top 10; receives a 300 Euro bonus; cut for 38th place is 1072 (178.67 average)

2014EBT06TolgaSismanogullar_small.jpg2014EBT06MehmetKaya_small.jpgTolga Şişmanoğullar (l.) of Turkey remained unchallenged in Monday's Squad 5 and continued to the lead the qualifying in the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open. Şişmanoğullar leads a field of 79 players from five countries with 1401 total and an average of 233.50 for six games. Mehmet Kaya (r.), Turkey, led Squad 5 with 1197 or an average of 199.50. Kaya, who received a 300 Euro bonus for winning the squad, leaped into seventh place in the overall standings.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6

05/04/14

Şişmanoğullar, Aksular continue to lead Istanbul Open after Day Two Qualifying

Both players earn automatic berths into the finals; Kontaş, Erkeskin lead Desperado Squad 1, also earn spots for the finals; Squad 4 leader Habib Doğan moves into third place; cut for 42nd place is 1035 (172.50 average)

2014EBT06TolgaSismanogullar_small.jpg2014EBT06GulhanAksular_small.jpgTolga Şişmanoğullar (l.) and Gülhan Aksular (r.) remained atop the leaderboard in the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open after the first four of 20 qualifying squads. Şişmanoğullar leads the field of 73 players with 1401 total and an average of 233.50. Aksular is 106 pins behind with 1295 including 48 pins women's handicap. By virtue of finishing Squads 1-4 in first and second place, Şişmanoğullar and Aksular earned automatic berths into the finals on May 11.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6

05/03/14

Tolga Şişmanoğullar cracks 1400-bar to take the early lead in Istanbul Open

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Fifty-one players, 47 from Turkey and two each from Germany and Russia, kicked off the 9th Istanbul Bowling Open Saturday at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Tolga Şişmanoğullar (pictured) of Turkey averaged 233.50 to take the early lead in the tournament with 1401 pinfall total. Şişmanoğullar, who had games of 201, 253, 266, 217, 246 and 218, received a 300 Euro bonus for winning Squad 2. Qualifying continues with Squads 3 & 4 scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EEST followed by Desperado Squad 1.

2014 European Bowling Tour #6

05/03/14

2014 European Bowling Tour commences with 9th Istanbul Bowling Open in Turkey

60.0000 Euro EBT "gold" tournament will be held May 3-11 at Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey

2014IstanbulOpenLogo_small.jpg After a two-year hiatus due to financial reasons, the Istanbul Bowling Open is back on the European Bowling Tour schedule. The 9th edition of the tournament is the sixth stop of the 2014 season and the second of six EBT "Gold" tournaments, the second-highest of the four EBT categories. The tournament will be held from May 3-11, at 20-lane Timeout Bowling Center in Istanbul, Turkey, and offers total prize money of 60.000 Euro with 7.000 Euro going to the winner.

2014 ISBT #3

04/27/14

Carlo Greulich, Brigitte Fievet emerge as champions in Alsace Senior Open

Les Grant (ENG), Klaus Rathgeber (GER) roll 300 games in men's qualifying

2014ISBT03MenTop8_small.jpg 2014ISBT03WomenTop8_small.jpg Brigitte Fievet of France and Germany's Carlo Greulich emerged as champions in the Alsace Senior Open. Greulich averaged 255.57 over his seven games in the men's finals to beat out Patrick Rolland, France, for the top place by just 15 pins. Fievet finished the women's finals with 259 and 237, which left her with a 74 pin lead over Liliane Vintens, Belgium.

2014 EYC

04/21/14

Pontus Andersson, Lea Degenhardt claim the prestigious Boys and Girls Masters title

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Pontus Andersson of Sweden and Lea Degenhardt of Germany concluded the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark, with victory in the prestigious Boys and Girls Masters. In a title match between the Boys All Events champion and runner-up, No. 2 Andersson topped No. 1 Markus Bergendorff of Denmark, 2-1, including a 227-175 win in the deciding third game. In the Girls final, No. 4 Degenhardt defeated No. 1 Keira Reay, 2-1, including a 212-175 win in the decider.

2014 EYC

04/20/14

Markus Bergendorff, Maria Bulanova emerge as Singles champions

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Maria Bulanova of Russia and Markus Bergendorff of Denmark emerged as boys and girls Singles champions at the 27th European Youth Championships Saturday. The top-seeded Russian, the youngest player ever to win a European Bowling Tour title at the age of 15 (2013 Russian Open) defeated No. 2 Cajsa Wegner, Sweden, 201-180, to win the girls title. On the boys side, the two-handed Dane, seeded second, flew past No. 4 Igor Filippov, Russia, 250-187.

2014 EYC

04/19/14

Bulanova (RUS), Swedes Wegner, Tiveljung, Reay (ENG) qualify for the Girls Singles playoffs

England's Keira Reay defends All Events title; the top 24 players in All Events advance to Masters match play which concludes European Youth Championships on Sunday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Maria Bulanova of Russia averaged 225.83 to lead the top 4 girls into Saturday's Singles playoffs at the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, Bulanova bowls No. 4 Keira Reay of England, who sucessfully defended her All Events title with 3915 total (217.50). In the other semifinal match, No. 2 Cajsa Wegner and No. 3 Emelie Tiveljung, both of Sweden, square off. The top 24 of 61 players from 19 countries qualified for Sunday's Masters finals.

2014 EYC

04/18/14

Danes Øager, Bergendorff, Aernoudt (BEL), Filippov (RUS) to bowl for the Boys Singles title

Markus Bergendorff wins gold in All Events; the top 24 players in All Events advance to Masters match play on Sunday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Martin Øager of Denmark averaged 224.50 for six games to lead the top 4 boys into Saturday's Singles playoffs at the 27th European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, Øager bowls No. 4 Igor Filippov (RUS) while No. 2 Markus Bergendorff (DEN) faces No. 3 Marawan Aernoudt (BEL). Bergendorff totaled 3979 pins (221.06) to win the gold medal in All Events. The top 24 of 98 players from 27 countries qualified for Sunday's Masters finals.

2014 EYC

04/17/14

Finland and Russia capture the coveted Team titles at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Finland and Russia captured the coveted Team titles at European Youth Championships in Odense, Denmark. The Finnish boys, Lauri Sipilä, Henry Laine, Tatu Lehtonen and Tomas Käyhkö, won their second gold medal of the championships with a 836-710 victory over top-seeded Denmark. Powered by a 278 game from Maria Bulanova, Russia's Ksenia Kulikova, Maria Koshel and Ksenia Apanyakina defeated England, 855-782, to win the girls title.

2014 EYC

04/17/14

Danish boys and Swedish girls earn the top seed for the Team playoffs

Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Netherlands to bowl for the boys' title; Sweden, England, Germany and Russia advance to the girls' finals

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg The Danish boys and the Swedish girls earned the top seed for the Team finals in the European Youth Championships Thursday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. In the semifinals, the Danes, who averaged 211.13 for six games, take on No. 4 Netherlands and No. 2 Finland meets No. 3 Sweden. The Swedish girls, who were the lone team to average over 200, bowl No. 4 Russia, while No. 2 England and No. 3 Germany square off in the other semifinal match.

2014 EYC

04/16/14

Finland (boys) and Sweden (girls) take the lead in the Team event after the first block

Second block and playoffs for the medals will follow on Wednesday

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg The Finnish boys and the Swedish girls hold the lead in the four-player team event at the European Youth Championships as the competition has reached the halfway mark. Henry Laine, Tatu Lehtonen, Lauri Sipilä and Tomas Käyhkö, who won gold and silver in Doubles yesterday, totaled 2637 pins, an average of 219.75 for three games. Girls Doubles gold medalists Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson joined forces with Anna Andersson and Cajsa Wegner to lead the girls teams with 2519 (209.92).

2014 EYC

04/16/14

Finnish boys, Swedish girls start 27th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Tatu Lehtonen/Henry Laine of Finland and Sweden's Emelie Tiveljung/Filippa Persson started the 27th European Youth Championships with victory in Boys and Girls Doubles Tuesday at Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark. The boys final was an all-Finnish affair in which top-seeded Lehtonen & Laine defeated Tomas Käyhkö/Lauri Sipilä, 459-445. Second-seeded Tiveljung & Persson topped No. 1 Keira Reay/Emily Allen of England, 443-376, to capture the girls title.

2014 EYC

04/15/14

England leads top 4 duos into Girls Doubles Finals at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg England's Keira Reay posted the field-best 1337 series (222.83 avg.) to lead her team mate Emily Allen (1196) to the No. 1 seed for the Girls Doubles finals at the 27th European Youth Championships. The duo totaled 2533 pins to beat out Emelie Tiveljung and Filippa Persson (2530) for the top spot by three pins. The English girls meet No. 4 Iida Gylden and Teea Mäkelä of Finland (2424) in the semifinals, while the Swedes take on third-seeded Mika Guldbæk and Caitlin Dicay of Denmark (2426).

2014 EYC

04/15/14

Finland earns the No. 1 seed for Boys Doubles Finals at European Youth Championships

2014EYCLogo2_small.jpg Finland's Tatu Lehtonen and Henry Laine averaged 217 to earn the No. 1 seed for the Boys Doubles medal round of the 27th European Youth Championships Tuesday afternoon at Odense Bowling Center in Denmark. The Finns will meet fourth-seeded Rasmus Bering and Markus Bergendorff in the semifinals. Swedes Ludwig Ingerskog and Pontus Andersson, who were just one pin behind the leaders, take on the second Finnish duo, Tomas Käyhkö and Lauri Sipilä, in the other semifinal match.

BowlingdigitalTV

04/07/14

2014 BEC Full High Definition Super Slow Motion Video

Top players from PBA, Europe and Asia recorded with 200-400 frames per second

2014SlowMotionVideoStand_small.jpgBowlingdigital.com and Flavio Cuva proudly present a Full High Definition Super Slow Motion video featuring some of the best players from Europe, Asia and the PBA. In the motion picture industry, the standard filming and projection formats are 24 frames per second (fps). Shooting at a frame rate higher than 24 fps would create slow motion when projected. This video is a quantum leap in tenpin bowling video technology as it was recorded with 200-400 fps (some scenes are edited to up to 2.000 fps). Enjoy!

2014 European Bowling Tour #5

03/29/14

Nikita Koshelev wins his first European Bowling Tour title in Ekaterinburg Open

Defeats compatriot Mikhail Belenky in all-Russian title match; qualifying leader Evgeniya Zelenkova wins the women's ranking in Ekaterinburg, Russia

2014EBT05NikitaKoshelev_small.jpg Nikita Koshelev (pictured) of Russia defeated fellow countryman Mikhail Belenky, 450-383, en route to win his first European Bowling Tour title and the 2.200 top prize in the Ekaterinburg Open 2014 Saturday at Hippo Amusement Park in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Belenky pocketed 1.800 Euro for second place. Evgeniya Zelenkova, who won the women's ranking, defeated Evgeniy Mineev in roll-off for third and fourth place, 420-361. Zelenkova earned 1.400 Euro and Mineev got 1.200 Euro.

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