Jesper Svensson leads QubicaAMF German Open 2014 heading into final qualifying day


    2014 European Bowling Tour #15

    Swede leads 150-player field from 20 countries with 1481 (246.83 average); Dominic Barrett (ENG) moves into second place; score to make the qualifying cut in 40th place is 1312 (218.67)

    2014WYCMasters2JesperSvensson.jpg2014EBT11DominicBarrett.jpgJesper Svensson (pictured left) of Sweden continued to lead the qualifying in the QubicaAMF German Open 2014 heading into the final qualifying day at A10 Bowling in Berlin, Germany.

    The two-handed lefty, a two-time European Bowling Tour titlist and the 2014 World Youth Championships Masters champion, leads the field of 150 players from 20 countries, 128 men and 22 women, since Squad 5 with 1481 or an average of 246.83.

    Nine-time EBT and three-time PBA champion Dominic Barrett (right) of England paced Squad 10 on Friday evening with 1450 (241.67) including high games of 279 and 269 to move into second place in the overall qualifying standings.

    2013EBT04IldemaroRuiz2.jpg2014EBT04PaulMoor.jpgDanes Mik Stampe and Thomas Larsen the current men's EBT point ranking leader, slipped to third and fourth place with 1441 and 1434.

    Squad 9 leader Ildemaro Ruiz (left) of Venezuela sits in fifth place with 1427 including six games between 270 and 224. Fresh off his victory in the Chandra Open, which gave him a record 14th EBT title, Paul Moor (right), England, was 22 pins behind Ruiz to overtake eighth place with 1405.

    Sandwiched between the Ruiz and Moor are Americans Anthony Pepe (1427) and JR Raymond (1423) in sixth and seventh place, respectively. The top 8 after qualifying will receive two byes for Sunday's finals.

    2014WYCJennyWegner.jpg2014EBT04DanielFransson.jpgJenny Wegner (left) of Sweden is the best woman in 13th place with 1381 including eight pins handicap per game.

    Daniel Fransson (right) of Sweden topped the first squad on Friday, eighth overall, with 1375 including six games between 214 and 246 to leap into 16th place. The players, who finish qualifying in 9th to 16th places will bypass the first round of the finals.

    With the last four squads to go on Saturday, former German national team member Dirk Dreyer holds the 40th and last spot to advance with 1312 and an average of 218.67.

    Qualifying continues Saturday, September 27, with Squads 11-14 at 8. a.m., noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) an concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m.

    2014QAMFGermanOpenLogo_small.jpg The QubicaAMF German Open 2014 is the 15th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the fifth and penultimate EBT "gold" tournaments this season. The tournament runs from Sept. 23-28 at 32-lane A10 Bowling center in Berlin, Germany.

    The German Open offers total prize fund of 60.000 Euro with 7.000 Euro going to the winner and 4.000 Euro to the runner-up and 2.400 apiece to the third and fourth place finishers. Final cash spot is 48th place worth 600 Euro.

    The qualifying winner gets a 1.000 bonus. The top 4 women after qualifying and the top four seniors (50 and over) also receive bonuses (1.000, 600 and 2 x 400 Euro, resp.).

    The German Open features a 36 feet lane conditioning pattern with 26.55ml volume oil total.

    Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Tuesday, Sept. 23, through Saturday, Sept. 27, with the final Squad 14 scheduled for 8 p.m. and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m.

    Women receive 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, an equality handicap provided to women in all European Bowling Tour events.

    The QubicaAMF German Open 2014 serves as the German qualifier for the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup. The best German male and female bowler based on the qualifying standings will become eligible to represent Germany in the 50 edition of the Bowling World Cup which will be held from Nov. 1-9, 2014 at Sky Bowling Center in Wroclaw, Poland.

    The top 40 players from the overall qualifying standings, the best 4 players of Squads 1-7 not among the top 40 and the top 4 of the Desperado Squad will advance to the finals on Sunday, Sept 28. The top eight qualifiers enjoy a two-round bye while qualifiers 9-16 get a first-round bye.

    The first three rounds of the finals each consist of four games scratch which will trim the field to 28, 16 and then eight players, who will bowl for the title in single-elimination match play finals with the two-game total determining the winner.

    In each match, the highest seeded player will meet the lowest seeded player, the second-highest seeded player will meet the second-lowest seeded player, etc. Winner advances, loser eliminated and ranked according to the seeding.

    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 ChamartĂ­n in Madrid, Spain, immediately following the III Brunswick Madrid Challenge.


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    QubicaAMF German Open 2014 - Qualifying Standings after Squad 10/14

    The top 40 plus the top four players from Squads 1-7 and the top four of the Desperado Squad will advance to the finals. The top 8 qualifiers will receive two byes and qualifiers 9-16 will get one bye.