Dominic Barrett takes over qualifying lead in Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger


    2014 European Bowling Tour #11

    Nine-time EBT titlist rolls 1375 series in Squad 6 to lead the 91-player field from 14 countries; five players crack the top 8 on Wednesday; score to make the cut in 50th place is currently 1139 (189.33 average)

    2014EBT11DominicBarrett.jpgFresh off his victory in the San Marino Open last weekend, nine-time European Bowling Tour titlist Dominic Barrett (pictured left) of England posted a 1375 series Wednesday afternoon to take over the qualifying lead in the Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger.

    Barrett averaged 229.17 in Squad 6 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, with games 223, 236, 245, 196, 268 and 207. The leaders of Squads 1-7 receive a 250 Euro bonus.

    2014EBT11HansiGlaslManuelMrosek.jpgPrevious leader Hansi Glasl (pictured left with tournament organizer Manuel Mrosek, right), Germany, slipped to second place with 1349. Carsten Warming Hansen of Denmark was next to Barrett to move into third place with 1321.

    2014EBT11ThomasLarsen.jpgDaniel Hellmich, Germany, fell two spots to fourth place with 1301 and was followed by Thomas Larsen (left), Denmark, who led Squad 7 with 1293.

    Rounding out the top 6 was Christian Birlinger, Germany, with 1292. The top 6 of Squads 1-7, who will not finish in the top 50 at the end of the qualifying, will earn automatic berths into Sunday's Final Round 1.

    Rounding out the top 8 were Tobias Börding, Germany, and 13-time EBT champion Osku Palermaa, Finland, with 1287 and 1283, respectively. The top 8 qualifiers will earn two byes.

    Laura Beuthner, Germany, is the best of 12 women in the 91-player field from 14 countries in 11th place with 1266 including 48 pins women's handicap. Viktor Dementiev, Ukraine, currently holds the 50th and last place to advance directly to the finals with 1139 and an average of 189.83.

    Qualifying resumes Thursday, July 24, with Squads 8-10 scheduled for noon, 4 and 8 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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    Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Qualifying Standings after Squad 7/18

    The top 50 qualifiers plus the top 6 from Squads 1-7, the top 4 from the Desperado Squad and the top four from a "High-Low" list will advance to the finals