European Bowling News Overview

2014 European Bowling Tour #2

02/13/14

Squad 2 leaders Świtalski, Zarzycki pace opening day at 8th International Wroclaw Open

2014EBT02IWOLogo_small.jpgMichał Świtalski and Michał Zarzycki paced a field of 24 bowlers on the opening day of qualifying in the 8th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz in Wroclaw, Poland. Świtalski led the second of three squads on Wednesday with 1335, an average of 222.50 for six games, and and Zarzycki was mere 29 pins behind with 1306. Qualifying continues Thursday, February 13, with Squads 4-7 scheduled to start at 10 a.m., 1.30, 5 and 8.30 p.m. CET.

2014 EBT #2 & #3

02/12/14

2014 European Bowling Tour commences with two tournaments sponsored by Hammer

8th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer starts on Wednesday, February 12th; Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2014 gets underway Sunday, February 23rd

2014HammerLogo_small.jpgThe 2014 European Bowling Tour commences with two Hammer-sponsored tournaments February/March. The 8th International Wroclaw Open by Hammer will be held from Feb. 12-16 at Galeria Rozrywki Miraz, a 10-laner in Wroclaw, Poland, and will be followed by the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament Feb. 23 thru March 2 at 20-lane Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands. The EBT Satellite and Silver tournaments offer total prize funds of 26.000 and 44.400 Euro, resp.

Netherlands

02/10/14

14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament is underway at Bowling Almere in the Netherlands

Danish and Dutch bowlers add their names to the leaderboards on Sunday, February 9

2014BBWZTournamentLogo_small.jpg2014YETLogo_small.jpg The 14th BBWZ International Youth Tournament is underway in Almere, Netherland. The event, which is part of the Youth Euro Trophy (YET), has registered more than 230 entries from eight different countries. In Sunday's Squads 3 & 4 Patrick Jannik Sørensen and Kasper Loft Farebaek of Denmark and Dutch Elvira de Weerdt and Denise Blankenzee added their names to the leaderboards.

Israel

02/02/14

Israel announces Team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi

2014ISRTeamfor2014MWC_small.jpgThe Israel Bowling Federation has announced the six-player team for the 2014 Men's World Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Israeli Team Trials concluded Saturday, February 1, at the bowling center of Petach Tikva. The 2014 Men's World Championships will be held from November 8-19 at 40-lane Khalifa Bowling Stadium in Zayed Sports City. In the past, Israeli players were denied a visa by the UAE, and thus prevented Israel from playing at the 1999 Worlds.

2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour

01/29/14

Andre Geelen, Liliane Vintens win ISBT season-opening event in Reims, France

2014ISBT01LilianeVintensAndreGeelan_small.jpgBelgium's Andre Geelen and Liliane Vintens (pictured r-l) started the 2014 International Seniors Bowling Tour with victory in the 3rd Plaza Senior Open at Plaza Bowling Thillois in Reims, France. Geelen averaged over 246 in round robin match play to capture the men's title, more than 100 pins ahead of Ed Roberts (USA) and Ernst Berndt (AUT). Vintens finished with a huge 268 game to beat out Alessandra Morra (ITA) and Angie Brown (ENG) for the women's top spot by 24 and 34 pins, resp.

Ireland

01/19/14

England's Jamie Bottomley, Haylee Rumkee win men's and women's titles in 26th Irish Open

Hollie Fleming and Haylee Rumkee to bowl for the women's title

2014ITBALogo_small.jpg England's Jamie Bottomley and Haylee Rumkee captured the men's and women's title in the 26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships, which concluded Sunday afternoon at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. In the men's championship match in best-of-three games format, Bottomley defeated his compatriot Jason Agate, two-games-to-one, to win the 4.000 Europ top prize. On the women's side, Rumkee defeated Hollie Fleming of Scotland to take home 1.000 Euro.

Ireland

01/19/14

It's down to 24 men and 16 women in 26th Irish Open

Men will bowl another round before the cut to the top 16, who will determine the champions in single-elimination match play rounds over two games, total pins

2013EBT16ChristelCarlsson2_small.jpgThe field of 151 men and 41 women in the 26th Irish Open was trimmed to 24 men and 16 women Saturday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Gary Redpath of Scotland paced men's Round Three with 1480 (246.67 average) to lead the top 20 into the fourth round where they will meet the top 4 qualifiers in another six-game round. The women's field is already down to 16 players as Senior World Champion Christel Carlsson (pictured), Sweden, averaged 235.75 in Round 2 to lead the top 11 players into the first match play round.

Ireland

01/18/14

England's Paul Moor powers his way into the lead in Dublin

Kerena Dykes holds on to the lead in the women's division; Simon English, both of Ireland, rolls the tournament's second 300 game

2013EBT15PaulMoor_small.jpgPaul Moor (pictured) of England averaged 256.50 and posted a 1539 series Friday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland, to shoot into the lead in the men's division of the 26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships. The 13-time European Bowling Tour titlist fired games of 246, 246, 279, 222, 278 and 268 to lead the 149-player field heading into the last qualifying squad on Saturday morning. Kerena Dykes of Ireland remained unchallenged in the women's division as she leads the 35-player field with 1416 or an average of 236.

Ireland

01/17/14

Giancarlo Ragusa, Kerena Dykes take over men's and women's lead in Irish Open

PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss rolls the tournament's first 300 game

2014IOGiancarloRagusa_small.jpgGiancarlo Ragusa of Belgium and Ireland's Kerena Dykes took over the lead in the Irish Open after the second day of qualifying featuring four squads Thursday at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Ragusa (pictured) leads the 87-player men's field with 1469 and an average of 244.83, while Dykes took a commanding lead in the 27-player women's division with 1416. PBA Hall of Famer and 2012 Irish Open champion Brian Voss, United States, rolled the tournament's first 300 game in his 1436 series, which propelled him into fourth place.

Ireland

01/16/14

26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships kicks off with "overflow squad"

Northern Ireland's Ryan Press averages 236.50 to take the lead in the men's division; Ireland's Theresa Watts sets the early pace in the women's division

2014IORyanPress_small.jpgThe 26th Storm Irish Open Tenpin Bowling Championships got underway with Wednesday night's overflow squad at Leisureplex Stillorgan in Dublin, Ireland. Northern Ireland's Ryan Press (picured left) fired games of 221, 247, 204, 223, 247 and 277 to take the lead in the men's division with 1419 and an average of 236.50 for six games. Theresa Watts of Ireland set the early pace in the women's division with 1135. Qualifying continues Thursday with Squads 1-4 scheduled to start at 10 a.m., 1, 4.45 and 8.30 p.m. local time.

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/12/14

Mika Koivuniemi captures an unprecedented fourth Brunswick Ballmaster Open title

Seventh-place Joline Persson Planefors, Sweden, wins women's ranking in Helsinki; Finn Timo Alho beats Koivuniemi in the 300eXtra final to win 20.000 Euro

2014EBT01MikaKoivuniemi3_small.jpg2013EBT15DominicBarrett3_small.jpgMika Koivuniemi (l.) of Finland won an unprecedented fourth Ballmaster Open title when he defeated Dominic Barrett (r.) in a low-scoring title match, 188-172, to celebrate his ninth victory on the European Bowling Tour and to earn the 12.000 Euro top prize. Koivuniemi, who earned a 3.000 Euro bonus for rolling the tournament's first 300 game during qualifying, also was awarded his 13th career PBA title and his fourth win on the World Bowling Tour.

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/12/14

Chris Loschetter wins Qualifying and a 2.000 Euro bonus in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

PBA bowlers rolls 1479 series (246.50 average) in Squad 16; Dominic Barrett & Tomas Leandersson earn 1.000 and 500 Euro for finishing second and third, resp.; Osku Palermaa hits cutoff number (1327) and advances by highest last game

2014EBT01ChrisLoschetter_small.jpg2013EBT15DominicBarrett_small.jpgChris Loschetter (l.), United States, led the penultimate squad 16 with 1479 Saturday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland en route to win the qualifying of the 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open and to earn a 2.000 Euro bonus. Dominic Barrett (r.) of England was close behind in second place with 1462, worth 1.000 Euro. Previous leader Tomas Leandersson of Sweden slipped to third place with 1420 to receive a 500 Euro bonus.

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/11/14

Joline Persson Planefors adds her name to the leaderboard in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

2013 European Bowling Tour point ranking leader moves into sixth place and is the top-ranked woman in the 496-player field; Tony Ranta wins 1.000 Euro in 250eXtra roll-off; cut for 44th is 1316 (219.33 average)

2013EBT15JolinePerssonPlanefors_small.jpgJoline Persson Planefors (pictured) of Sweden posted a 1391 series including handicap in Friday's Squad 11 to move into sixth place in the overall qualifying standings of the 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. The 2013 European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader rolled games of 236, 235, 206, 210, 234 and 222 to become the top-ranked woman in the 496-player field. Heading into the last day of qualifying, Swedish standout Tomas Leandersson leads the field with 1420 (236.67 average).

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/10/14

Strong finish propels Tomas Leandersson into the lead in Helsinki

Leandersson, Wetterberg, Hansen crack the 1400-mark in Brunswick Ballmaster Open; Mika Koivuniemi earns 3.000 bonus for the tournament's first 300 game; cut for 44th is 1280 (213.33 average)

2014EBT01TomasLeandersson_small.jpgClosing games of 288 and 267 propelled Tomas Leandersson (pictured) of Sweden into the qualifying lead in the 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland Thursday. The former World and European champion, who started his series with 213, 235, 186 and 231, totaled 1420 pins, an average of 236.67, in Squad 10 en route to position himself atop the 436-player leaderboard. Three-time Ballmaster Open champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, earned a 3.000 Euro bonus for the tournament's first 300 game.

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/07/14

Samu Valaranta takes over lead in Brunswick Ballmaster Open

Finn averages 232 in Squad 8 to lead the 336-player field with 1392; Olli Pakonen moves into third place with 1364; cut for 44th place improves by three pins to 1211 (201.83 average)

2011EBT18SamuValaranta_small.jpgSamu Valaranta (pictured) of Finland led the eighth qualifying squad with 1392, an average of 232 for six games, to overtake the qualifying lead in the 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Monday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Valaranta had games of 246, 189, 237, 256, 237 and 227 to overtake previous leader Timo Alho, Finland, who led since Squad 2 with 1373, by 19 pins. Alho slipped to second place and is followed by Olli Pakonen, Finland, who leaped into third place behind a 1364 series.

Sweden

01/07/14

Jesper Svensson starts the year 2014 with victory in the 34th AIK International Tournament

2014AIKJesperSvensson2_small.jpgSwedish national team member Jesper Svensson (pictured) started the year 2014 with victory in the 34th AIK International Tournament Monday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. The two-handed lefty led all three rounds of the finals en route to win the title and 60.000 Swedish Kronor, approximately 6.720 Euro. Swedish standout and fellow Team Pergamon member Tomas Leandersson used the field-best 7-2 won-lost record to beat out Peter Nordenson of Team Clan BK for second place by just one pin, 4656 to 4655.

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/06/14

Perttu Jussila, Heidi Manninen crack the top 5 in Brunswick Ballmaster Open Qualifying

Timo Alho holds on to the lead with 1373; Jussila moves into third place with 1363 with Manninen fifth on 1332; cut for 44th place is 1208 (201.33 average)

2013EBT15PerttuJussila_small.jpg2013EBT15TimoAlho_small.jpgPerttu Jussila (l.) averaged 227.17 in the fifth qualifying squad of the 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open Sunday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, falling 10 pins short of lead to move into third place with 1363. Squad 2 leader Timo Alho (r.) of Finland, continued to lead the 266-player with 1373 and an average of 228.83. Heidi Manninen, all from Finland, led Squad 6 with 1332 total including 48 pins handicap en route to move into fifth place.

Sweden

01/06/14

Jimmy Wogel wins qualifying in 34th AIK International Tournament 2014

The top 62 players plus another 30 wild cards advance to the finals; Kim Ojala hits the cut for 62nd place with 1295 (215.83 average); Pontus Andersson shoots the first 300 game to advance thru Turbo Game 6; Jesse Kallio averages 224.71 in Semifinals to lead the top 12 into Monday's Finals

2013AIKIsabelleHultin_small.jpg The top of the leaderboard in the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 remained unchanged on Sunday though the first 300 game of the tournament was rolled at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Jimmy Wogel of Tyresö BK won the qualifying with an average of 246.50. Isabelle Hultin (pictured) of bowling club Bågen led the penultimate squad 14 on Sunday to become the best woman in the field in fourth place. Hultin averaged 225 for her six games and added 48 pins handicap to her 1350 pinfall for 1398 total.

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/05/14

Joonas Jähi, Pasi Uotila lead Saturday's qualifying to crack the top 10 in Helsinki

Timo Alho continues to lead the 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open with 1373; with 4 of 17 squads completed, the cut for 44th place is 1192 (198.67 average)

2012EBT04JoonasJahi_small.jpg2013WCPasiUotila_small.jpg Finnish internationals Joonas Jähi and Pasi Uotila led the third and fourth squad Saturday at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland, to crack the top 10 in the qualifying standings of 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open. Uotila (l.), a three-time Ballmaster Open champion, put together a 1327 series in Squad 4 to leap into fourth place. Jähi (r.), who led Squad 3 with 1308, was second to Uotila in Squad 4 with 1317, good for seventh place overall.

Sweden

01/05/14

Jesper Svensson moves into fourth place on penultimate qualifying day in Stockholm

Swede shoots 1395 in Squad 12; Wogel, Wendel, Andersson continue to lead the 334-player field; Joline Persson Planefors is the best of 55 women in 10th place; cut for 62nd place is the 1275 (212.50 average)

2014AIKJesperSvensson_small.jpgThree Jespers (Svensson, Larsen & Hagberg) and Mattias Wetterberg, all from Sweden, paced Squads 9-12 on the penultimate qualifying day of the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 Saturday at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Team Pergamon's Jesper Svensson (pictured left), the defending Ballmaster Open champion, was the top-scorer of the day with 1395, an average of 232.50, to move into fourth place on the 334-player leaderboard. Qualifying concludes on Sunday, January 5, with Squads 13-15.

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