European Bowling News Overview

2014 European Bowling Tour #1

01/04/14

Timo Alho leads 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open after the opening day

Finn shoots 1373 series in Squad 2 to take the early lead in the World Bowling Tour and European Bowling Tour event; cut for 44th place is 1141 (190.17 average)

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2012EBT04PatriciaLuoto_small.jpgThe 44th Brunswick Ballmaster Open got underway Friday with two squad at Tali Bowling Center in Helsinki, Finland. Timo Alho (l.) of Finland rolled games of 235, 259, 237, 236, 202 and 204 in Squad 2 to lead the 105-players field after the opening day with 1373 and an average of 228.83. German international Patricia Luoto (r.) added 48 pins women's handicap to her 1316 series (219.33 average) to sit in second place with 1364.

Sweden

01/04/14

Squad 6-8 leaders crack top 10 at 34th AIK International Tournament

Peter Roos leads Friday's squads with 1388 to leap into 4th place; Jimmy Wogel continues to lead the 227-player field with 1479; cut for 62nd place surpasses the 1200-mark (1240, 206.67 average)

2013AIKPeterRoos_small.jpg2013AIKOlleEriksson_small.jpgThere were no changes to the leaderboard of the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 Friday but the leaders of Friday's squads 6, 7 and 8 cracked the top 10 in the overall qualifying standings at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Peter Roos (l.) of bowling club Joker posted the highest score of 1393 on Friday, an average of 232.17, to jump into fourth place. Squad 6 leader Olle Eriksson (r.) of BK Team Telge sits in fifth place with 1388.

Sweden

01/02/14

Susanna Kiiskinen, Anton Persson crack the 1300-bar in Squad 4 at 34th AIK International

Jimmy Wogel continues to lead the 148-player field with 1479; cut for 62nd place is 1184 (197.33 average)

2014AIKLogo_small.jpg Two players cracked the 1300-bar on New Year's Day to add their names to the leaderboard of the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014 currently underway at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Susanna Kiiskinen of bowling club Stjärnan posted a 1264 series and added 48 pins handicap to lead Squad 4 and to move into 12th place in the overall standings with 1312. Kiiskinen is the best of 18 women in the 148-player field. Anton Persson of Team Clan BK was nine pins behind with 1303 to leap into 14th place.

Sweden

12/31/13

Jimmy Wogel sets the pace in 34th AIK International Tournament 2014

2014AIKLogo_small.jpgJimmy Wogel of bowling club Tyres√∂ set the pace in the 34th AIK International Tournament 2014, which got underway on December 26 at Bowl-O-Rama in Stockholm, Sweden. Wogel posted a 1479 series in Squad 3, an average of 246.50 for six games, including 257, 216, 215, 258, 244 and 289. Fellow Swede Tommy Wendel was 27 pins behind to move into second place with 1452 including a high game of 278. Squad 1 leader √ėyvind Harang of Norway slipped to fifth place with 1358. Qualifying continues on Wednesday, January 1.

2013 EBT #19 / 2014 WBT #3

12/10/13

Dominic Barrett wins his 8th EBT and 3rd PBA title in 13th Qatar Bowling Open

2013EBT15DominicBarrett3_small.jpg2013EBT15MatthiasOlsson_small.jpgDominic Barrett (l.) of England rolled two consistent big games in the title match of the 13th Qatar Bowling Open Tuesday evening at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha en route to win the title and the 30.000 Euro top prize. Barrett, who entered the four-man playoffs as the No. 1 seed, fired games of 257 and 258 to defeat No. 3 seed, Mattias Olsson (r.) of Sweden, 515-467, in two games total pins format. Olsson received 14.400 Euro for second place.

2013 European Bowling Tour

12/10/13

England's Dominic Barrett wins 2013 European Bowling Tour Men's Point Ranking

2013 EBT Men's Point Ranking - Final Standings after Qatar Open (EBT #19)

2013EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2013 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries. In its 14th season, the EBT consisted of two Platinum, six Gold, four Silver and seven Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund was about 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 will compete in the seventh EBT Masters March 2014 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2013 European Bowling Tour

12/10/13

Sweden's Joline Persson Planefors wins 2013 European Bowling Tour Women's Point Ranking

2013 EBT Women's Point Ranking - Final Standings after Qatar Open (EBT #19)

2013EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2013 European Bowling Tour featured 19 tournaments in 13 countries. In its 14th season, the EBT consisted of two Platinum, six Gold, four Silver and seven Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund was about 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 will compete in the seventh EBT Masters March 2014 in Tilburg, Netherlands.

2013 European Bowling Tour #19

12/10/13

Jesper Svensson wins qualifying in 2013 Qatar Bowling Open

Swedish two-hander shoots 1490 series in Squad 15 to lead a group of 43 players including three women into Tuesday's finals; Squad 17 leader Andrew Frawley moves into 3rd place; cut for 34th place is 1324 (220.67 average)

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2012BWCMarshallKent3_small.jpgJesper Svensson (l.) of Sweden averaged 248.33 on the final qualifying day of the 2013 Qatar Bowling Open in Doha to win the qualifying and top lead a group of 43 players including three (Swedish) women into the finals Tuesday at the Qatar Bowling Center. The two-handed lefty rolled games of 278, 213, 234, 237, 277 and 251 in Squad 15 for 1490 total to beat out previous leader Marshall Kent (r.), United States, for the top spot by 33 pins.

2013 European Bowling Tour #19

12/09/13

Swedes Mattias Wetterberg, Martin Paulsson crack top 10 in Qatar

USA's Marshall Kent leads field of 119 players from 26 countries heading into the final qualifying day; cut for 34th place is now 1305 (217.50 average)

2012EBT09MatthiasWetterberg_small.jpg2013EBT15MartinPaulsson_small.jpgSwedes Mattias Wetterberg and Martin Paulsson led the 12th of 17 qualifying squads Sunday afternoon en route to crack the top 10 in the 2013 Qatar Bowling Open at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. Wetterberg (l.) toppled 1410 pins to leap fifty spots into fourth place. Paulsson (r.) was thirty pins behind with 1380 to move into ninth place. Qualifying continues Monday with squads 15-17 and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 11 p.m. AST.

2013 European Bowling Tour #19

12/08/13

Marshall Kent rises to the top in 13th Qatar Bowling Open

American shoots 1457 series in Squad 9; six bowlers of Squad 9 and Squad 10 and 11 leaders Osku Palermaa (FIN), Martin Larsen (SWE) crack the top 10; Michael Tsang (HKG) achieves perfection; cut for 34th place is 1264 (210.67 average)

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Marshall Kent (pictured), United States, averaged 242.83 in Saturday's Squad 9 to rise to the top of the leader board in the 13th Qatar Bowling Open currently underway at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Kent, who won his first European Bowling Tour title in the 2012 Russian Open, had games of 228, 257, 297, 268, 194 and 213 to lead the field of 105 players from 23 countries with 1457. Another seven players including Squad 10 and 11 leaders Osku Palermaa, Finland, and Martin Larsen, Sweden, cracked the top 10 on Saturday.

2013 European Bowling Tour #19

12/07/13

Sami Lampo takes over lead in Qatar Bowling Open qualifying

Finn shoots 1390 on Day Three Qualifying; Squad 6-8 leaders take control of the leader board; cut for 34th place is 1182 (197 average)

2013EBT04SamiLampo_small.jpgSami Lampo (pictured) of Finland led the seventh qualifying squad on Friday to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 2013 Qatar Bowling Open, the season-ending tournament of the 2013 European Bowling Tour. Lampo rolled had games of 234, 236, 198, 277, 209 and 236 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha to lead the field of 70 players from 21 countries with 1390 and an average of 231.67 for six games. Cameron Weier and Matt Gasn, United States, who led Squad 5 with 1376 and 1341, sit second and third place.

Russia

12/06/13

Vladimir Sverchkov, Maria Bulanova emerge as 2013 Russian National Champions

Russian Field bowling center in St. Petersburg, Russia (December 2-3, 2013)

2013RussianNCMariaBulanovaVladimirSverchkov2_small.jpgVladimir Sverchkov from Krasnodar and fifteen-year-old Maria Bulanova (pictured left, r-l), the youngest European Bowling Tour champion of all time, who lives in Moscow but represented Nizhny Novgorod, captured the men's and women's titles in the 2013 Russian Tenpin Bowling Championships. The championship was held December 2-3 at 52-lane Russian Field bowling center in St. Petersburg and drew 24 women and 29 men representing the regional bowling federations of Russia.

2013 European Bowling Tour #19

12/06/13

Ahmed Al-Deyab takes the early lead in EBT season-ending Qatar Bowling Open

Top 2 qualifying leaders of Day One and Two are automatically qualified for the finals

2013QatarOpenLogo_small.jpg Ahmed Al-Deyab of Qatar set the early pace in the 13th Qatar Bowling Open as the season-ending event of the 2013 European Bowling Tour got underway at Qatar Bowling Center in Doha, Qatar. Al-Deyab leads a field of 40 players from 12 countries after two days of qualifying with 1324 and an average of 220.67 for six games. Second place belongs to Hussain Al-Suwaidi, UAE, who led the opening squad with 1293 and was second to Al-Deyab in Squad 2 with 1308.

Bulgaria

12/02/13

Joline Persson Planefors remains undefeated to win Sofia International Open

2013SofiaTop3_small.jpg Current European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader Joline Persson Planefors (center) of Sweden defeated PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, 225-222, to win the Sofia International Open Sunday at Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria. Persson Planefors received 6.000 Euro for the victory. Voss pocketed 4.000 Euro for second place. In the semifinals, Persson Planefors flew past Alexey Parshukov (r.) of Russia, while Voss sidelined her fellow countrywoman Lisa Björklund.

Bulgaria

11/29/13

Brian Voss holds on to the lead in Sofia International Open in Bulgaria

PBA Hall of Famer leads 126-player field from 15 countries with 1453 six-game total; Finn Pasi Uotila shoots third-highest 1355 series on Thursday; cut is 1183 (197.17 average)

20120314BrianVoss_small.jpg2013EBT15PasiUotila_small.jpgPBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (l.), United States, held on to the lead in the qualifying of the Sofia International Open currently underway at Joy Station bowling center in Sofia, Bulgaria. With 20 of 28 qualifying squads in the books, Voss leads the 126-player field from 15 countries with 1453 or an average of 242.17 for six games. Pasi Uotila (r.) of Finland averaged 225.83 and posted a 1355 series on Thursday, the third-highest series in the tournament so far.

Bulgaria

11/27/13

Brian Voss shoots 1453 series to take the lead in Sofia International Open

Top 8 players after Day Four Qualifying are automatically qualified for the finals; cut is currently 1138 (189.67 average)

20120314BrianVoss_small.jpg PBA Hall of Famer Brian Voss (pictured), United States, averaged 242.17 Thursday at Joy Station in Sofia, Bulgaria, to overtake lead the in the Sofia International Open after day four qualifying en route to qualify directly for the Sunday's finals. The top eight players from a separate leader board of Squads 1-12 earned automatic berths into the finals. The 25-time PBA champion and three-time European Bowling Tour titlist rolled games of 212, 278, 223, 250, 247 and 243 to lead a field of 94 players after 12 of 28 squads with 1453. 

Gibraltar

11/13/13

Ed Roberts, Angie Brown cruise to victory in Rock Masters 2013

2013RockMastersEdRoberts_small.jpg2013RockMastersAngieBrown_small.jpgSenior Team USA member Ed Roberts (l.) and Angie Brown (r.) of England went wire-to-wire at the Rock Masters 2013 in Gibraltar to the men's and women's title and the £2.500 and £1.250 first prize, respectively, Saturday, November 9 at King's Bowl. The Rock Masters tournament promoted by the Gibraltar Sports & Leisure Authority was held from November 5-9 and was open to senior bowlers over 50 years of age.

2013 European Bowling Tour #18

11/10/13

Sweden's Kevin Karlsson wins his first EBT title in 2nd Florence Ebonite International

Joline Persson Planefors wins women's ranking in Florence

2013EBT18KevinKarlsson_small.jpgKevin Karlsson of Sweden (pictured left) defeated his compatriot Jesper Larsen, 230-194, to win his first European Bowling Tour and the 6.000 top prize in the 2nd Florence Ebonite International Sunday, November 10, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Karlsson (479) and Larsen (435) eliminated Jaroslav Lorenc (421), Czech Republic, and Frederik √ėhrgaard (375), Denmark, in the final two-game eliminator round to advance to the championship match. Joline Persson Planefors of Sweden won the women's ranking.

2013 European Bowling Tour #18

11/10/13

Paul Moor shoots 1385 to win qualifying in 2nd Florence Ebonite International

Englishmen earns 300 Euro bonus, leads a field of 50 players including three women into Sunday's finals; Marco Reviglio is the top Italian bowler in second place; cut for 38th place is 1224; 204 average)

2013EBT18PaulMoor_small.jpgThree-time European Bowling Tour point ranking leader Paul Moor (l.) of England averaged 230.83 in the 26th of 28 squads en route to win the qualifying of the 2nd Florence Ebonite International and a 300 Euro bonus. The lefty, who won the Brunswick Etna Open in October for his record-tying 13th career European Bowling Tour title, had games of 237, 223, 226, 211, 245 and 243 for 1385 to lead a field of 50 players including three women into Sunday's finals at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy.

2013 European Bowling Tour #18

11/09/13

Frederik √ėhrgaard raises bar in 2nd Florence Ebonite International

Dane averages 220 in Squad 21 of 28 to lead a field of 199 players with 1320; international bowlers in control of the leaderboard heading into the final day of qualifying; cut for 38th place surpasses 1200-mark (1202; 200.33 average)

2013EBT18FrederikOhrgaard_small.jpg2013EBT15JeroenvanGeel_small.jpgFrederik √ėhrgaard (l.) of Denmark averaged 220 in the 21st of 28 qualifying squads to overtake the lead in the 2nd Florence Ebonite International heading into the final qualifying day. The Danish national team member rolled games of 209, 198, 194, 237, 258 and 224 for 1320 to beat out previous leader Jeroen van Geel (r.), Netherlands, for the pole position by seven pins. The qualifying winner and the runner-up will receive a 300 and 200 Euro bonus, resp.

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