European Bowling News Overview



Mark Jacobs, Lisanne Breeschoten crowned Dutch National Champions

2016DutchNCLisanneBreeschotenMarkJacobs_small.jpg Mark Jacobs and Lisanne Breeschoten remained undefeated in the best-of-three games finals to capture their first career all-events titles in the 2016 Dutch National Championships at Claus Park Collection, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Both players entered the finals as the No. 2 seeds. Jacobs defeated top-seeded Yorick van Deutekom, 257-186, to win the men's title, two-games-to-one. On the women's side, Breeschoten swept top-seeded Nicole Sanders, 2-0, to seal the victory.

2016 ISBT #2


Martina Beckel, Steven Jeeves capture titles in 50+ Euro Bowling Open

2016ISBT02MartinaBeckelStevenJeeves_small.jpgGermany's Martina Beckel and Steven Jeeves of England captured the women's and men's title in the 50+ Euro Bowling Open, the second stop on the International Seniors Bowling Tour (ISBT), Sunday, April 3, at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Belgium. In the title match, Jeeves (right) defeated Laurent Quittelier of France, 182-165, while Beckel (left) flew past Maria Grazia Locatelli of Italy, 262-193. It was the seventh ISBT title for Beckel and the first for Jeeves.

2016 EYC


Swedes William Svensson, Cajsa Wegner claim gold in EYC Masters

Ahokas, Bulanova earn silver; Kjær, Van Deutekom and Tagg, Degenhardt share bronze; Sweden leads the medal tally for the third consecutive European Youth Championships

2016EYCMastersBoysPodium_small.jpg 2016EYCMastersGirlsPodium_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Cajsa Wegner captured the gold medals in boys' and girls' masters match play, which concluded the 29th European Youth Championships Sunday at Keiluhöllin Egilshöll bowling center in Reykjavik, Iceland. For the third consecutive year, Sweden led the medal tally, this time with five gold and five bronze medals.

2016 EYC


Maria Bulanova, Patrik Sörensen win gold medals in Singles

Cajsa Wegner, Niko Oksanen take the gold medalls in All-Events

2016EYCMariaBulanova_small.jpg 2016EYCPatrikSorensen_small.jpg Top-seeded Maria Bulanova (l.) of Russia and second-seeded Patrik Sörensen (r.) of Denmark captured the Singles titles at the 29th European Youth Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bulanova topped Shir Azulay of Israel, 226-184, to win the girl's title, while Sörensen flew past team champion Rok Kostric of Slovenia in the boys' finale, 249-185. Azulay and bronze medalist Cajsa Wegner of Sweden rolled 300 games in the girls' preliminaries.



Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg destroyed in fire

Future of the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament unsure

20160325DolphinBowlingFire_small.jpg Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands, burned down last night but thankfully, no one was injured. The 20-laner known was the host center of the European Bowling Tour's Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament. According to Luc Jansen, who did a wonderful job of running a first-class event with his staff, the fire started last night around 11 p.m. behind lanes 11 and 12. Within minutes the fire spread around the bowling center (pictured).

2016 EYC


Slovenia, Sweden capture Team gold at European Youth Championships

Finland's Niko Oksanen and Sweden's Cajsa Wegner lead in All-Events after 12 of 18 games

2016EYCSloveniaBoys2_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg The boys from Slovenia boys and the girls from Sweden captured the gold medals in the prestigious four-player team event in the 29th European Youth Championships. The Slovenians, seeded third defeated No. 1 seed Finland, 798-749, to win the boys title. The top-seeded Swedish girls successfully defended the title with an 804-767 victory against Russia.

2016 EYC


Finnish boys, Swedish girls lead EYC Team event after 3/6 games

Niko Oksanen of Finland and Cajsa Wegner of Sweden lead in All-Events after 9/18 games

2016EYCFinlandBoys_small.jpg 2016EYCSwedenGirls_small.jpg Finland's boys' team and defending girls' champion Sweden took the lead in the 29th European Youth Championships as the four-player team event has reached its halfway mark Wednesday in Reykjavik, Iceland. Finland led the 18 boys' teams with 2663 total, an average of 221.92 for three games, while Sweden paced the 9 girls' teams with 2561 (213.42).

2016 EYC


Swedish boys, German girls start 29th EYC with victory in Doubles

2016EYCRobertLindbergWilliamSvensson_small.jpg 2016EYCLeaDegenhardtJimmyHartmannBettinaBurghard_small.jpg Sweden's William Svensson and Robert Lindberg (l.) and Germany's Bettina Burghard and Lea Degenhardt (r.) started the 29th European Youth Championships with victory in Doubles. The Swedes flew past Tomás Vrabec and Roman Karlík of Slovakia in the boys' finale, 506-384. The Germans edged England's Katie Tagg and Mia Bewley, 447-434, to win girls' title.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Jesper Svensson defeats Martin Larsen to win the Brunswick Euro Challenge

21-year-old two-handed lefty wins his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title

2016EBT05Top3_small.jpgIn an all-Swedish title match, reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson of Sweden defeated Martin Larsen, 228-222, to capture his sixth European Bowling Tour title and his fourth PBA title in the 2016 Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Needing a double and a seven-count to shut out Larsen, the two-handed lefty delivered two strikes and a 9-count to seal the victory. Svensson pocketed 11.300 Euro, while Larsen received 8.500 Euro.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Jasmine Yeong Nathan wins qualifying in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Singaporean leads 311-player field from 34 countries with 1539 total, no changes in the top 12 in Saturday's squads 14-17; Indonesia's Tannya Roumimper rolls the 9th 300 game; score to make the cut in 50th place is 1385 (230.83 average)

2016EBT05JasmineYeongNathan_small.jpg Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan remained unchallenged in Saturday's squads 14-17 to win the qualifying of the Brunswick Euro Challenge and to lead a field of 64 players into the finals on Sunday. Yeong Nathan (pictured), one of 12 Singaporean women in the 311-player field from 34 countries, posted a 1491 series in squad 4, including games of 222, 238, 269, 268, 246 and 248, an average of 248.50, and added 48 pins handicap for 1539 total. By virtue of finishing qualifying as the best of 66 women, Yeong Nathan earned a 1.200 bonus.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Tore Torgersen averages 251 to move into second place at BEC

Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan leads the 281-player field into the final qualifying day; Jesper Svensson shoots his second perfecto and one of four 300 games Friday; score to make the cut in 50th place is 1361 (226.83 average)

2016EBT05ToreTorgersen_small.jpg 2016EBT05JasmineYeongNathan_small.jpgFour-time European Bowling Tour titlist Tore Torgersen of Norway (l.) averaged 251 in Friday's squad 11 en route to rocket from 83rd to second place in the qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan (r.) leads the 281-player field from 33 countries into the final qualifying day with 1539 total, including 48 pins handicap, an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

2016 ISBT #1


Bianca Völkl-Brandt, Hermann Wimmer start 2016 ISBT with victory in Osnabrück

2016ISBT01HermannWimmerBiancaVolklBrandt_small.jpg Bianca Völkl-Brandt and Hermann Wimmer swept the women's and men's title for Germany in Arthur's 11th Senior Open as the International Seniors Bowling Tour kicked off its 2016 season in Osnabrück, Germany. The first stop on the 2016 ISBT tour returned to Vegas Bowling in Osnabrück in Germany for the 11th running of Arthur's Senior Open, organized by proprietor Arthur Dähn. This year, a total of 81 men and 18 women took part, almost the same number as the previous year.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Six bowlers crack top 12 at Brunswick Euro Challenge

A pair of 300 games highlight Thursday's qualifying; Sean Rash, Curtis Hooper move toward head of the class; Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan leads 203-player field from 31 countries with 1539 total; score to make the cut in 50th place surpasses 1300-mark

2016EBT05SeanRash2_small.jpgSean Rash, United States and Curtis Hooper of England led Thursday's squads at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, and moved toward the head of the class in the qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Rash (pictured), 33, a nine-time PBA champion and the 2011-12 PBA Player of the Year, missed the magic 1500-mark, a 250 average, by just five pins in squad 9. The Team USA member averaged 249.17 to jump into second place with 1495 while Hooper was just 21 pins behind in third place with 1474.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Svensson, Kulick add their names to the leaderboard in Munich

Squad 6 & 7 leaders move into second and third place in Brunswick Euro Challenge; Svensson rolls the tournament's second perfecto; Singapore's Jasmine Yeong Nathan continues to lead the 129-player field from 22 countries with 1539 total; score to make the cut in 50th place goes up by 71 pins to 1214 (202.33 average)

2016EBT05JesperSvensson_small.jpg 2016EBT05KellyKulick_small.jpgA pair of PBA Tournament of Champions winners moved into second and third place in the qualifying standings of the Brunswick Euro Challenge Wednesday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Reigning PBA Rookie of the Year Jesper Svensson (l.) of Sweden averaged 245.17 in squad 7 to leap into second place in the overall standing with 1471. The 21-year-old two-handed lefty overtook squad 6 leader Kelly Kulick (r.), United States, by eight pins.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Jasmine Yeong Nathan takes huge lead in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Yeong Nathan is one of five Singaporean women who crack the top 12 Tuesday, leads the 102-player field by 124 pins with 1539 total; score to make the cut in 50th place goes up by 101 pins to 1143 (190.50 average)

2016EBT05JasmineYeongNathan_small.jpgJasmine Yeong Nathan of Singapore averaged 248.50 Tuesday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, to take a 124-pin lead in the qualifying of the Brunswick Euro Challenge. Yeong Nathan started squad 4 with low games of 222 and 238, but followed with back-to-back 260s and 240s for 1491, not needing her handicap allowance to overtake previous leader Anthony Simonsen, United States (1412). Nevertheless, she received eight pins per game women's handicap to lead the field of 102 players from 19 countries with 1539.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Danielle McEwan takes over second place in Brunswick Euro Challenge

Dirk Völkel, Francois Louw also move into the top 5, earn automatic spots for the finals; Anthony Simonsen continues to lead qualifying with 1412; score to make the cut in 50th place is currently 1042 (173.67 average)

2016EBT05DanielleMcEwan_small.jpgDanielle McEwan from the United States led the third qualifying squad of the 13th Brunswick Euro Challenge Monday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany with 1386 total to leap into second place in the overall standings. As a result of finishing in the top five in the first three squads, the Team USA member will earn automatic berth in the finals in case she doesn't finish in the top 50 at the end of the qualifying. McEwan had games of 289, 197, 217, 199, 215 and 221.

2016 European Bowling Tour #5


Anthony Simonsen takes first pole in Brunswick Euro Challenge

USBC Masters champion leads the first two qualifying squads with 1365 and 1412; rolls the first 300 game of the EBT Platinum event

2016EBT05AnthonySimonsen2_small.jpg Two-time PBA champion Anthony Simonsen, United States, showed exceptional early pace in the Brunswick Euro Challenge leading both qualifying squads on the opening day to kick off the EBT Platinum event Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. The 19-year-old two-handed player (pictured) of Princeton, Texas, who led the first squad with 1365, posted the first 300 game and the first 1400 series in his second six-game block to pace the 53-player field from 11 countries with 1412 and an average of 235.33.

2016 EBT #5 / WBT #3


2016 European Bowling Tour, World Bowling Tour commence with Brunswick Euro Challenge

2016BECLogo_small.jpg The 13th Brunswick Euro Challenge is the fifth stop on the 2016 European Bowling Tour and also the third event of the 2016 World Bowling Tour. The BEC will be held from March 13-20 at Europe's premier bowling center, Dream-Bowl Palace, a 52-laner in Unterföhring in suburban Munich, Germany. Players will compete for total prize fund of 103.000 Euro with 11.700 Euro going to the winner, 8.500 Euro to the runner-up and 5.500 Euro to the third place finisher.



Kassel, DĂĽsseldorf become German Bundesliga champions

2015-16 Bundesliga season concludes with the sixth stop in Ludwigshafen

201516GermanBundesligaMensChampionFinaleKassel_small.jpg201516GermanBundesligaWomensChampionRadschlagerDusseldorf_small.jpg Finale Kassel and Radschläger Düsseldorf have been crowned men's and women's team champions as the German Bundesliga came to an end Sunday in Ludwigshafen. The women from Düsseldorf (l.) won their first title since 2013, while the men from Kassel (r.) captured their fifth consecutive championship.

2016 European Bowling Tour #4


Hadley Morgan rolls three consecutive games over 250 to win 10th International Wroclaw Open

Englishman defeats top seeded Daniel Fransson to earns his first EBT title; denies the Swede's bid to become the first back-to-back winner on the European Bowling Tour since 2007

2016EBT04Podium2_small.jpg Qualifying leader Hadley Morgan (l.) of England rolled three consecutive games over 250 in the stepladder finals of the 10th International Wroclaw Open to win his first career European Bowling Tour title and the 4.250 Euro top prize Sunday evening in Wroclaw, Poland. Morgan fired games of 258 and 253 to defeat top seeded Daniel Fransson of Sweden in the title match, 511-423. Fransson was targeting to become just the fourth player in the EBT history to win back-to-back titles

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