Israel announces Women's Team for 2014 Women's European Championships in Germany



     The Israel Bowling Federation has announced the its team for the 2014 Women's European Championships, which will be held from June 4-15 at bowling center Neue City Bowling Hasenheide in Berlin Germany.

    To qualify for the team, the women had to bowl in a qualification tournament at bowling center Planet in the city of Rishon Lezion featuring 30 games (five six-game series on one oil pattern) over 6 days.

    L-R Back row: Arie Fisher (IBF President), Sara Aviran/Harlap, Shir Azulai, Edva Eliav and Yishay Shimon (IBF Vice President and Tournament Director). Front row Yifat Tal, Sarit Mizrahi and Lynne Fishler. Click image to enlarge.

    The top five players qualified for the National Team. Long-time national team member and national ranking leader Sarit Mizrahi, who could not participate in the trials due to an injury, was seeded into the team.

    The following are the top five players with players' name, bowling club and tournament average: Lynne Fishler (Ramat Gan), 193.97
    • Shir Azulai (Holon), 192.13
    • Sara Aviram/Harlap (SuperStrike), 186.13
    • Yifat Tal (Petach-Tikva), 186.00
    • Edva Eliav (Hutzot), 185.77
    According to IBF President Arie Fisher, with three youth bowlers on the 2014 national squad, "this is the youngest Israel women's team ever."