Ronny Olavesen, Audun Boye Hansen set the pace in Squad 11 in Oslo


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    Olavesen overtakes 13th place in qualifying with 1319; Norwegian U-21 national team members Sandra Bakken, Sigbjørn Eide move into the top 42; cutoff number now is 1217 (202.83 average incl. hdcp)

    2013EBT16RonnyOlavesen.jpg2013EBT16AudunBoyeHansen.jpgRonny Olavesen (pictured left) and Audun Boye Hansen (right) set the pace in the 11th qualifying squad of the Norwegian Open 2013 by Brunswick en route to improve their previous high series Thursday evening at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    Heading into the sixth and last game the Norwegians were tied at 1106. Olavesen finished with 213 to lead the squad with 1319, an average of 219.83, and to move into 13th place in the overall qualifying standings. Hansen closed with 183 and 1289 (214.83), good for 22nd place.

    2013EBT16OyvindHarang.jpg2013EBT16JimmyLillemo.jpgArnar David Jonsson was never in danger to lose the pole position. The Icelander continues to lead with 1493 (248.83 average) and is followed by Norwegians Bjørn Einar Rudshagen and Lars-Christian Nygård in second and third place with 1446 and 1413, respectively.

    Øyvind Harang (left), Julius Emil Hopka and Jimmy Lillemo (right); Norway, were tied for third place in Squad 11 at 1274. Harang sits in 14th place with 1304, while Hopka is 21st on 1295. Two-hander Lillemo improved his 1214 series of Squad 10 by 60 pins to jump into 26th place.

    2013EBT16SandraBakken.jpg2013EBT16SigbjornEide.jpgNorwegian Under-21 national team members Sandra Bakken (left) and Sigbjørn Eide (right) rolled 1267 (incl. handicap) and 1260 series to move into 29th and 30th place, respectively.

    Norwegian women's national team member Monica Lislien (below right) became the sixth of 23 women in 123-player field in the top 42 but only to be "on the bubble" in 42nd place with 1217 or an average of 202.83 including handicap.

    Qualifying continues Thursday, Oct. 10 with Squad 12 scheduled for 9 p.m. CEST.

    2013NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg 2013EBT16MonicaLislien.jpgThe 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 commencing Thursday, October 10, all the way through to the finals.

    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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