Jesper Svensson wins his third EBT title in QubicaAMF German Open 2014


    2014 European Bowling Tour #15

    Beats fellow Swedish youth national team member Markus Jansson in the title match


    In a title match between two Swedish youth national team members, Jesper Svensson (pictured left) defeated Markus Jansson (right), 514-482, to win his third European Bowling Tour title and the second this season in the QubicaAMF German Open 2014. The 19-year-old two-handed lefty received 7.000 Euro and 150 ranking points for the feat.

    The top eight players, who survived three four-game rounds Sunday at A10 Bowling in Berlin, Germany, advanced to the match play finals. Each match consisted of two games with the highest pinfall advancing.

    2014WYCMasters2PontusAndersson.jpg2014WYCMastersMagnusJohnson.jpgThree out four members of the Swedish World Youth Championship squad, World Youth Masters champion Svensson and WYC Doubles gold medalists Jansson and Pontus Andersson (left), made the top 8. The fourth player, Magnus Johnson Jr. (right), missed the cut by five pins to finish in ninth place.

    In the first match Svensson ousted Mika Koivuniemi (below left) of Finland, a 10-time EBT champion and 13-time PBA champion, 488-459. Koivuniemi set a new European Bowling Tour record for six-games in qualifying with and an average of 270.17. Svensson joins the "Big Finn" as the only multiple champions this season.

    2014EBT15MikaKoivuniemi.jpg2014EBT15DominicBarrett.jpgAndersson used back-to-back 236 games to sideline Dane Mik Stampe, 472-404, to set up a semifinal match against teammate Svensson.

    Jansson, son of World and European champion Raymond Jansson rolled back-to-back 235 games to eliminate Dutch Jeroen van Geel, 470-414. His opponent in the semifinals was nine-time EBT and three-time PBA champion Dominic Barrett (right) of England, who rolled games of 269 and 237 to spoil an all-Swedish semifinal by defeating Mattias Olsson, 506.451.

    Jansson topped Barrett, 468-413, and Svensson defeated Andersson, 449-403, to have a shot at the title. Svensson took a 13-pin lead after the first game (247-234) and cruised to the title in a high-scoring last game (267-248).

    2014EBT09IdaAndersson4.jpgFellow Swedish youth national team member Ida Andersson (right; 13th place) finished ahead of Martina Sch√ľtz (14th) of Germany and Kamilla Kjeldsen (15th) of Denmark in the Round of 16 en route to win the women's ranking in the German Open 2014.

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

    Qualifying ran from Sept. 23-27. Women received 8 pins handicap each game throughout the entire tournament, an equality handicap provided to women in all European Bowling Tour events.

    Total 48 advanced to the finals on Sunday, Sept 28. The top eight qualifiers enjoyed a two-round bye while qualifiers 9-16 got a first-round bye.

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

    In each match, the highest seeded player met the lowest seeded player, the second-highest seeded player met the second-lowest seeded player, etc. Winner advanced, loser were eliminated and ranked according to their seeding after Round 3.

    2014EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2014 European Bowling Tour features 19 tournaments in 13 countries. In its 15th season, the EBT consists of two Platinum, six Gold, three Silver and eight Satellite tournaments. The total prize fund reaches almost 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.

    The European Bowling Tour moves to Vienna, Austria, where the 12th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (read the tournament preview) gets underway at Plus Bowling on Monday, Sept. 29. Finals will be on Sunday Oct. 5.

    Immediately following the Vienna Open is the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick, which will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway (read the tournament preview).

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover both, the Vienna Open and the Norwegian Open live from Vienna and Oslo with stories and results after each round commencing Thursday all the way through to the finals on Sunday.


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    QubicaAMF German Open 2014 - Top 48 (Cashers)

    Players with position, country and earnings.

    2014EBT15Top4.jpg1. Jesper Svensson, Sweden, 7.000 Euro
    2. Markus Jansson, Sweden, 4.000 Euro
    3. Dominic Barrett, England, 2.400 Euro
    4. Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 2.400 Euro
    5. Jeroen Van Geel, Netherlands, 1.400 Euro
    6. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1.400 Euro
    7. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 1.400 Euro
    8. Mattias Olsson, Sweden, 1.400 Euro
    9. Magnus Johnson, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    10. JR Raymond, United States, 1.000 Euro
    11. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
    12. Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    13. Ida Andersson, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    14. Martina Sch√ľtz, Germany, 1.000 Euro
    15. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 1.000 Euro
    16. Ildemaro Ruiz Jr. Venezuela, 1.000 Euro
    17. Andreas Gripp, Germany, 800 Euro
    18. Anthony Pepe, United States, 800 Euro
    19. Tobias Börding, Germany, 800 Euro
    20. Bj√łrn Einar Rudshagen, Norway, 800 Euro
    21. Paul Moor, England, 800 Euro
    22. Tommy Petersen, Sweden, 800 Euro
    23. Nino Stenko, Slovenia, 800 Euro
    24. Richard Teece, England, 800 Euro
    25. Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 800 Euro
    26. Or Aviram, Israel, 800 Euro
    27. Edward Smaglik, United States, 800 Euro
    28. Lisa Kabowski, Germany, 800 Euro
    29. Achim Grabowski, Germany, 600 Euro
    30. Torsten Schneider, Germany, 600 Euro
    31. Jenny Wegner, Sweden, 600 Euro
    32. Patrick Meka, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    33. Tobias Gäbler, Germany, 600 Euro
    34. Daniel Vezis, Latvia, 600 Euro
    35. Anders Lousdal, Denmark, 600 Euro
    36. Dustin Bartel, Germany, 600 Euro
    37. Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, 600 Euro
    38. Marco Baade, Germany, 600 Euro
    39. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark, 600 Euro
    40. Laura Beuthner, Germany, 600 Euro
    41. Tobias Beier, Germany, 600 Euro
    42. Brian Voss, United States, 600 Euro
    43. Alexander Johansson, Sweden, 600 Euro
    44. Michael Grabovac, Germany, 600 Euro
    45. Jamie McDermott, Scotland, 600 Euro
    46. Brian Valenta, United States, 600 Euro
    47. Martin Balzer, Germany, 600 Euro
    48. Marcel Muggelberg, Germany, 600 Euro



    QubicaAMF German Open 2014 - Match Play Finals

    Single-elimination; two games, total pins.



    QubicaAMF German Open 2014 - Round Three Results

    The top 8 players advance to match play. Places 9 to 16 earn 1.000 Euro.



    QubicaAMF German Open 2014 - Round Two Results

    The top 8 players advance to the third round. Places 9 to 20 finish 17th to 28th, earn 800 Euro.



    QubicaAMF German Open 2014 - Round One Results

    The top 12 players advance to the second round. Places 13 to 32 finish 29th to 48th, earn 600 Euro.