Arnar David Jonsson takes pole position in Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick


    2013 European Bowling Tour #16

    Icelander has 1493 series in squad 2 to take the lead after Day Two Qualifying; cut for 42nd place is currently 1111 (185.17 average)

    2013EBt16RudshagenJonssonNygard.jpgArnar David Jonsson (center) of Iceland started Squad 2 on Saturday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with a 276 game and added four games between 235 and 264 plus a low game of 198 to take the pole position in the qualifying of the Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick with 1493 total or an average of 248.83.

    Norwegian international Bjørn Einar Rudshagen (left) was 47 pins behind Jonsson to move from third to second place with 1446 (241 average) including a 279 game, the highest game in the tournament so far.

    Lars-Christian Nygård (right) was further 33 pins behind to overtake third place in the qualifying standings with 1413 (235.50).

    2012EBT17FredrikTjernes.jpg2013EBT16GlennMortenPedersen.jpgRounding out the top five after the second day of qualifying were Norwegian national team members Fredrik Tjernes and Glenn Morten Pedersen, all from Norway,. Tjernes (left) led Squad 3 with 1404 (234.00) including a 279 game to leap into fourth place.

    Pedersen (right), who led the opening squad on Saturday with 1358, posted a 1399 series in Squad 5, but slipped to fifth place on the 61-player leaderboard.

    Juhani Ojala is the best  player from Sweden so far in eighth place with 1301. Grethe Barbro Bergersen and Patcharin Torgersen of Norway are the best of twelve women in the field in 16th and 17th place with 1224 and 1218 including 48 pins women's handicap.

    Jørn Andre Ålgårdstad, Norway, holds the 42nd and last place to advance to the finals with 1111 and an average of 185.17.

    Qualifying continues Sunday, Oct. 6 with Squads 5 and 6 scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. CEST.

    2013NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg The Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick is the 16th stop of the 2013 European Bowling Tour and the fifth out of seven EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament will be held from Oct. 4-13, 2013 at 26-lane Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway.

    As a result of a sponsorship agreement with Brunswick, the NO 2013 has increased the total prize fund to 224.000 NOK (currently 27.625 Euro). The winner will receive 35.000 NOK (4.315 Euro) and the runner-up gets 20.000 NOK (2.465 Euro).

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick live from Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with stories and results after each round commencing Thursday, October 10, all the way through to the finals. The finals will be on Sunday, October 13, completed in the late afternoon.

    The qualifying of the Norwegian Open runs from Friday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct. 12 with the final Squad 18 scheduled for 5 p.m. local time (CEST). Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, a standard on the European Bowling Tour

    In a change for 2013 the last qualifying squad on Saturday evening was replaced by two semifinal rounds and the top 60 instead of the top 40 players will cash.

    A total of 60 players will advance to the finals on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 & 13:
    • the top 42 players from the overall qualifying standings
    • two players from a separate leaderboard of Squad 1-7, who are not among the top 42
    • the next four women
    • the next four juniors (must not be born before Sept. 1, 1995)
    • the next four seniors (must be 50 years of age at the first day of the tournament)
    • and two players each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list (highest score in qualifying game 5 and 6, respectively; separate fee necessary).

    The top 8 qualifiers are qualified for Round 4, places 9-16 go to Round 3, places 17-24 start in Round 2 and places 25-28 begin in Round 1. The other 32 finalists advance to Saturday's Semifinal Round 1 which begins at 9 p.m. CEST.

    The top 24 players after three game scratch advance to the Semifinal Round 2, which gets underway at 10:30 p.m. Those bowl another three games with the pinfall carried over. The top 12 qualify for Final Round 1 starting on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

    The remaining forty players will determine the champion in five three-game rounds. The field will be trimmed from 40 to 32, 24, 16, and then eight who bowl a final three-game block with the pinfall from Round 4 carried forward.

    The player with the highest six-game total will earn the EBT title, 50 ranking points and the 35.000 NOK top prize.

    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 gets 150, the winner of a Silver tournament earns 100, and the winner of a Satellite tournament such as the Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick 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.


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