Sandra Andersson wins her first EBT title in Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament

    02/20/12

    2012 European Bowling Tour #3

    Swede extends the women's winning streak on the European Bowling Tour to 13 seasons

    2012EBT03SandraAndersson.jpg2012EBT03SandraAndersson2.jpgIn an eliminator final between three women and one man, Sandra Andersson (pictured) of Sweden extended the women's winning streak on the European Bowling Tour to 13 consecutive seasons en route by claiming her first EBT title in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2012.

    The HBS drew 236 players including 75 women. 48 players including 14 women survived the qualifying and advanced to the eliminator-format finals Sunday at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands.

    The eliminator-format finals featured four-player groups who determine the champion in six two-game rounds. In each round the two lowest-scoring players after two games will be eliminated. The top eight qualifiers earned three byes, while qualifiers 9 to 16 bypassed the first two rounds.

     Joining Andersson in the championship round were Ballmaster Open ranking winner and women's point ranking leader Krista PöllÀnen, Finland, and Dutch international Ghislaine van der Tol, who was aiming for her fourth EBT title. The lone male competitor in the title race was Thomas Larsen, Denmark.

    L-R Larsen (2nd), champion Andersson and PöllÀnen (3rd). Click on the image to enlarge it. Photo: Bettina Lund

    Andersson took a 16-pin lead behind a 231 in the first game and added 187 in game two to claim the title with 434 including eight pins handicap each game. Larsen, who had two solid games (213, 200) took second place with 413 and pocketed 6.000 Euro.

    PöllÀnen, a World Games and European Champions Cup winner, was five pins behind in third place worth 4.000 Euro. Van der Tol suffered a 166 in game two to finish in fourth place with 397 to pocket 2.000 Euro.

    Women bowlers have won at least one title in each season since the inception of the European Bowling Tour in the year 2000.

    The Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament was the third stop of the 2012 European Bowling Tour and first of eight EBT "Silver" tournaments this season. The tournament was held from Sunday Feb. 12 through Sunday Feb. 19, 2012 at Dolfijn Bowling Tilburg, a 20-laner in Tilburg, Netherlands.

    Participants in the 2012 Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament competed for total prize money of 51.450 Euro with 8.000 Euro going to the winner, 6.000 to the runner-up and 4.000 and 2.000 to third and fourth place finishers, respectively.

    Once again the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament was contested on dual lane condition with one lane dressed with a 38 feet medium pattern and the other lane dressed with a 44 feet long pattern.

    Qualifying ran from Sunday, Feb, 12 through Saturday, Feb. 18. Women received 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour.

    A total of 48 players - the top 38 qualifiers, the top 6 from a separate leaderboard of Squads 1-4 and the top 4 from the Desperado Squad - advanced to the finals on Sunday, Feb. 19. The top 8 qualifiers received three byes and qualifiers 9-16 earned two byes.

    The remaining 32 players were split into eight groups of four players each for the first of six eliminator rounds. All four players bowled a two-game match with the two lowest scoring players eliminated. The two highest scoring players advanced to the next round.

    The field was cut to 32, 24, 16, eight and then four. The four finalists bowled a final two-game match to determine the champion.

    2012EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2012 European Bowling Tour consists of 22 tour stops in 17 countries including two Platinum, five Gold, eight Silver and seven Satellite tournaments.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. The winner of a Platinum tournament receives 250 ranking points, the winner of a Gold tournament gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament such as Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 16 men and the top 16 women at the end of the 2012 season qualify for the sixth EBT Masters to be held Sept. 23rd, 2013 at BNC Bowling Center in Bratislava, Slovakia.

    ValckeBowling.jpg BowlingdigitalBanner.gif The European Bowling Tour takes a brief break before heading to the EBT Platinum Brunswick Euro Challenge, which will be held from March 16-25 at Plaza Saint Maximin in Saint Maximin, France.

    The 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge will be organized and conducted by Brunswick distributor Valcke Bowling. Bowlingdigital.com will cover the event live from Le Plaza Bowling with stories and results after each round including live streaming, high definition videos and high quality photos.

     


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    2012 European Bowling Tour Rankings by Bowlingdigital - Current Standings


    2012 EBT Women's Ranking
    2012 EBT Men's Ranking

     


    Eliminator Finals Round 6 (Championship Round)


    Two highest scoring players advance, two lowest scoring players eliminated.

     


    Final Standings - Places 5-48 (Cashers)


    5. Jean-Marc Lebon, Belgium, 1.500 Euro
    6. Jord van Weeren, Netherlands, 1.500 Euro
    7. Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 1.500 Euro
    8. Mathias Årup, Sweden, 1.500 Euro
    9. Paul Moor, England, 1.000 Euro
    10. Mikael Kanold, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    11. Nicole Sanders, Netherlands, 1.000 Euro
    12. Tobias Börding, Germany, 1.000 Euro
    13. Brian Voss, United States, 1.000 Euro
    14. Heidi Thorstensen, Norway, 1.000 Euro
    15. Nina Flack, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    16. Wim Claessens, Belgium, 1.000 Euro
    17. Gery Verbruggen, Belgium, 600 Euro
    18. Daniel Dol, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    19. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 600 Euro
    20. Lisanne Breeschoten, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    21. Roel Mol, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    22. Joline Persson-Planefors, Sweden, 600 Euro
    23. Priscilla Maaswinkel, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    24. Wendy Kok, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    25. Bodo Konieczny, Germany, 500 Euro
    26. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 500 Euro
    27. Johnni AdsbĂžl, Denmark, 500 Euro
    28. Lars HĂžberg, Denmark, 500 Euro
    29. Elin Adolfsson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    30. Christian Racpan, Germany, 500 Euro
    31. Michael Coussens, Belgium, 500 Euro
    32. Mathias Sarmadi, France, 500 Euro
    33. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 400 Euro
    34. Dan Ostergaard-Poulsen, Denmark, 400 Euro
    35. Mark Jacobs, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    36. Helén Johnsson, Sweden, 400 Euro
    37. Uwe Blank, Germany, 400 Euro
    38. Phil Hulst, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    39. Carsten Hansen, Denmark, 400 Euro
    40. Oliver Morig, Germany, 400 Euro
    41. Frederik Øhrgaard, Denmark, 400 Euro
    42. Ellen Jansen, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    43. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 400 Euro
    44. Dirk Dreyer, Germany, 400 Euro
    45. Darren Cundy, England, 400 Euro
    46. Remco van Dommelen, Netherlands, 400 Euro
    47. Krzysztof Olesinski, Poland, 400 Euro
    48. Eric Kok, Netherlands, 400 Euro

     


    Eliminator Finals Round 5


    Two highest scoring players advance, two lowest scoring players eliminated.

     


    Eliminator Finals Round 4


    Two highest scoring players advance, two lowest scoring players eliminated.




    Eliminator Finals Round 3


    Two highest scoring players advance, two lowest scoring players eliminated.

     


    Eliminator Finals Round 2


    Two highest scoring players advance, two lowest scoring players eliminated.

     


    Eliminator Finals Round 1


    Two highest scoring players advance, two lowest scoring players eliminated.