Hansi Glasl leads Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open after first weekend


    2014 European Bowling Tour #11

    Local bowler paces 55-player field from 8 countries with 1349 and 224.83 average

    2013EBT11HansGlasl.jpgLocal bowler Hansi Glasl (pictured) averaged 224.83 and posted a 1349 series to lead the European Bowling Tour's Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger after the first weekend.

    Glasl rolled games of 199, 277, 184, 230, 212 and 247 in Squad 3 Sunday afternoon at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, to sit atop the 55-player leaderboard after five of 18 qualifying squads.

    Daniel Hellmich, Germany, was 48 pins behind Glasl to overtake second place with 1301. Day one leader Christian Birlinger, Germany, slipped to third place with 1292.

    2014EBT11ThomasGross.jpgSquad 3 bowlers Alexander Pittesser of Austria and Laura Beuthner, Germany, moved into fourth and fifth place with 1268 and 1266, respectively. Beuthner was the best of 10 women in the field.

    2014EBT11SabrinaLaub.jpgRounding out the top 6, who will receive automatic berths into the finals after the conclusion of Squad 7, is currently Christoph Schurian, Germany, with 1262. Just outside the top 6 in seventh place was Squad 5 leader Sabrina Laub (left), Germany, with 1257 including 48 pins women's handicap.

    Four-time European Bowling Tour titlist Thomas Gross (right), who won Squads 1 and 4, holds eighth place with 1251.

    Qualifying takes a short break and continues Wednesday, July 23, with Squads 6 & 7 scheduled for noon and 4 p.m. CEST.

    2013EBT11DreamBowlPalaceOpenLogo_small.jpg The 5th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger is the 11th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the fourth out of six EBT "Gold" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held July 19-27 at 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany.

    The DBP Track Open offers total prize fund of 70.000 Euro with 7.000 Euro going to the winner, 5.000 to the runner-up, and 3.000 and 2.000 Euro to the third and fourth place finisher, respectively. Low to cash is 64th place for 600 Euro.

    The tournament features a 40-feet lane conditioning pattern with 24.885 ml volume oil total.

    Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Saturday July 19, through Saturday, July 26, with the last qualifying squad 18 scheduled for 8 p.m. CEST. Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    A total of 64 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, July 27 including the top 50 from the overall qualifying standings plus the top 6 from Squads 1-7, the top 4 from the Desperado Squad and the top four from a "High-Low" list (lowest and highest game added together; additional 10,-‚ā¨ per squad). The top 8 qualifiers earn two byes, while qualifiers 9-16 receive a first-round bye.

    Three four-game rounds, each starting from scratch, will trim the field to 36, 16 and then four players, who will carry forward their third-round pinfall total into the eliminator-format finals featuring three one-game rounds.

    All four players bowl the opening game, with the lowest-scoring player after five games being eliminated. In the two rounds to follow, the same "low man out" format applies. The last man standing will be declared the champion.

    2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 20 tournaments in 14 countries. In its 15th season, the EBT consists of two Platinum, six Gold, three Silver and nine Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund exceeds one million Euro.

    The top 50 men and the top 50 women in each event receive ranking points. Those points will be tabulated throughout the season to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women, who will compete in the eighth EBT Masters July 6, 2015 at Bowling Chamartín in Madrid, Spain, immediately following the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge.



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