Tournament leaders Palermaa, Barrett move into second place in Doubles at Vienna Open

    10/05/13

    2013 European Bowling Tour #15

    Dominic Barrett leads the penultimate qualifying squad 19 with 1479; Anthony Pepe (USA) moves into 8th place; Laura Beuthner (GER) becomes the fifth woman above the cutline; two-hander Markus Bergendorff (DEN) is the 39th player who cracked the 1400-mark; cut for 51st place is 1377 (229.50 average)

    2013EBT15OskuPalermaaDominicBarrett.jpgOsku Palermaa of Finland and Dominic Barrett of England (pictured left, l-r), who lead the qualifying of the 11th Columbia 300 Vienna Open with 1614 (269 average) and 1587 (264.50) teamed in the penultimate qualifying squad 19 en route to overtake second place in the Doubles competition with 2946 or an average of 245.50.

    Barrett led the squad with 1479 and Palermaa contributed 1467, the fourth-highest score in this squad.

    2013EBT15OskuPalermaaPasiUotila.jpg2013EBT15StuartWilliamsOskuPalermaa.jpgPalermaa leads the Doubles event with fellow countryman Pasi Uotila (left) with tournament record 3006 pins (250.50) and sits in third place with Stuart Williams (right) of England with 2891 (240.92).

    A players can cash multiple times in Doubles but only with different partners.

    2013EBT15SeanRashMikaKoivuniemi.jpgReigning PBA Player of the Year Sean Rash (pictured left with Mika Koivuniemi, right), United States, and his compatriot Anthony Pepe rolled the second and third-highest games in Squad 19 with 1477 and 1468, respectively.

    Rash averaged 265 for the first four games (1060) but closed out with 204 and 213. He improved his previous high score (1470) by seven pins but remained in seventh place overall.

    2013EBT15StevenNovakAnthonyPepe.jpgPepe (right with Steven Novak, left) used back-to-back 279 and 289 games to leap 70 places to eighth place. The top 8 players at the end of the qualifying will receive a first-round bye.

    German national team member Laura Beuthner became the fifth woman above the cut line as she totaled 1382, an average of 230.33 and added 48 pins handicap for 1430 to take over 25th place.

    2013EBT15LauraBeuthnerBodoKonieczny.jpgRash, Pepe and Beuthner moved into the top 20 in the Doubles competition. Rash teamed with fellow PBA champion Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, to take seventh place with 2837. Pepe and his compatriot Steven Novak joined forces for 2798, good for 14th place.

    Beuthner and fellow German international Bodo Konieczny (pictured left, l-r) totaled 2770 to sit in 19th place.

    Danish two-hander Markus Bergendorff became 38th player in this tournament, who cracked the 1400-bar with 1416 including high games of 296, 267 and 264. Bergendorff moved into 31st place.

    Alvar Burgues Cardona of Catalonia holds the 51st and last place to advance with 1377 and an average of 229.50.

    Qualifying continues Saturday, Oct. 5 with Squad 20 scheduled for 8 p.m. and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. (all times CEST).

    2013ViennaOpenLogo.jpg The 11th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is the 15th stop of the 2013 European Bowling Tour and the last of six EBT "Gold" tournaments (the second-highest category) this season. Players will compete for total prize fund of 75.130 Euro or approx. $100,000 - 64.900 ‚ā¨ for Singles and 10.230 ‚ā¨ for the Doubles event.

    The singles champion will receive the 7.000 ‚ā¨ top prize, the runner-up earns 5.000 and the third and fourth-place finishers get 3.500 apiece. The doubles champions will split 1.600 ‚ā¨.

    Due to an agreement between the World Tenpin Bowling Association and the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), the 11th Columbia 300 Vienna Open will also award a PBA international title if won by a PBA member or a PBA international member.

    This year, the Vienna Open offers twenty qualifying squads - three each from Monday, Sept. 30 through Thursday, Oct. 3 and four each on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 & 5 - with 60 spots (or 30 doubles spots) available in each squad.

    Qualifying of the Vienna Open is traditionally contested as a Doubles tournament with separate prize money. Each duo must roll at least one six-game block. Unlimited re-entries - with the same or with different partners - are possible but each player can only cash once with the same partner.

    Qualifying runs from Monday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 5 with the final Squad 20 starting at 8 p.m. local time (CEST). Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    A total of 64 players will qualify for the Vienna Open finals on Sunday, Oct. 6:
    • the top 51 players from the overall qualifying standings (Squad 1-20)
    • the highest-positioned player from each of the first nine squads, who is not among the top 51 (total 9 players)
    • and the top 4 players from the Desperado Squad.

    The top 8 qualifying leaders will bypass the first round of the finals. The other 56 players will bowl six games starting from scratch. The top 22 will join the top 8 qualifiers in Round Two.

    Those 30 players will bowl another six games starting from scratch after which the field will be trimmed to the top 18, who will carry the pinfall forward into Round Three. After another six-game block the top 4 players with the highest 12-game total will advance to the stepladder finals.

    The No. 4 seed meets the No. 3 in the opening match and the winner takes on the No. 2 seed for the right to bowl the top seed for the title, the 7.000 Euro top prize, 150 EBT ranking points and 50 WBT ranking points.

    2013EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2013 European Bowling Tour consists of 19 stops in 13 countries including two Platinum, six Gold, four 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 such as the 11th Columbia 300 Vienna Open gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament gets 50 ranking points.

    The top 12 men and the top 12 women at the end of the 2013 season qualify for the seventh EBT Masters to be held March 3, 2014 at Dolfijn Bowling in Tilburg, Netherlands immediately following the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2014.

    WBTLogo_small.jpg The 11th Columbia 300 Vienna Open is also the 13th event of the 2013 World Bowling Tour, which actually got underway at the end of 2012.

    The 2013 WBT consists of 14 tournaments in America, Arabia, Asia and Europe - six in the United States and one each in Austria, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Qatar and Thailand.

    Players earn points based on how they finish in each event. The current points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, so points include some events from 2011 and all events from 2012 in addition to the 2013 events.

    2011WTBALogo_small.jpg The top three men and top three women will be invited to compete in the World Bowling Tour Finals presented by the Professional Bowlers Association which will be held in conjunction with the PBA World Series of Bowling V from Friday, October 25 thru Sunday, November 3, 2013 at South Point Bowling Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The World Tenpin Bowling Association, which is made up of 110 bowling federations, governs the sport throughout the world. For more information on WTBA and the World Bowling Tour, visit WorldTenpinBowling.com.

     


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