Björn Lindqvist shoots the 10th 1400-series in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick


    2014 European Bowling Tour #17

    Norwegian Erland Lund remains atop the leaderboard with 1463 (243.83 ave.); Swedes Lindqvist (1408) and Kevin Karlsson (1370) lead Squads 12 & 13 on Wednesday; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1272 (212 average)

    2013EBT18KevinKarlsson.jpg2014EBT17BjornLindqvist.jpgSwedes Björn Lindqvist and Kevin Karlsson led the 12th and 13th qualifying squad in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick Wednesday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    Lindqvist (pictured left) toppled 1408 pins to become the 10th player who surpassed the 1400-mark. He moved into ninth place in the overall qualifying standings behind games of 226, 222, 221, 247, 246 and 246. Karlsson (right) paced Squad 13 with 1370 including a high game of 278 to take over 15th place.

    Erland Lund (below left) of Norway leads the 133-player field from Iceland, Sweden and Norway, 114 men and 19 women, since the second squad with 1463 and an average of 243.83 average including the first 300 of tournament.

    2014EBT17PatcharinTorgersen.jpg2014EBT17ErlandLund.jpgHis compatriots Tor Inge Jansen and Glenn Morten Pedersen remained in second and third place with 1448 and 1439, respectively. Swede Andreas Jonsson was the best foreign player in fourth place with 1438. Norwegian Patcharin Torgersen (right) is the best woman in fifth place with 1431.

    Mikael Roos of Sweden was 39 pins behind Lindqvist in Squad 11 with 1369 to leap into 16th place. With 13 of 22 qualifying squads completed, Patrick Gimmestad Emblem of Norway holds the 42nd and last spot to advance with 1272 or an average of 212.

    Qualifying continues on Thursday, Oct. 9, with Squads 14-16 scheduled to start at 1, 5 and 9 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    2014NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg The Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick is the 17th stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the seventh out of nine EBT "Satellite" events this season. The tournament will be held from Oct. 3-12 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo.

    The total prize fund is 239.000 Kronor or 29.000 Euro with 40.000 NOK or approx. 4.850 Euro going to the winner. The prize money for the top three women in qualifying is guaranteed (5.000, 3.000 and 2.000 Kronor). Low to cash is 60th place worth 1.000 NOK or 120 Euro.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will cover the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick live from Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo with stories and results after each round commencing Thursday, October 9, all the way through to the finals. The finals will be on Sunday, October 12, completed in the late afternoon.

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    Qualifying of the Norwegian Open began Friday, Oct. 3 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 11 with the final Squad 22 scheduled for 5 p.m. local time (CEST). Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, an equality handicap provided to women in every event on the European Bowling Tour.

    Total 60 players will advance to the finals on Saturday (Semifinal Round 1 and 2) and Sunday, Oct. 11 & 12:
    • the top 42 players from the overall qualifying standings
    • two players from a separate leaderboard of Squad 1-7, who are not among the top 42
    • the next four women
    • the next four juniors (must not be born before Sept. 1, 1996)
    • the next four seniors (must be 50 years of age at the first day of the tournament)
    • and two players each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list (highest score in qualifying game 5 and 6, respectively; separate fee necessary).

    The top 8 qualifiers earn four byes and will be seeded in Round 4, places 9-16 go to Round 3, places 17-24 start in Round 2 and places 25-28 begin in Round 1. The other 32 finalists advance to Saturday's Semifinal Round 1 which begins at 9 p.m. CEST.

    The top 24 players after three game scratch advance to the Semifinal Round 2, which gets underway at 10:30 p.m. Those 24 bowl another three games with the pinfall carried over. The top 12 qualify for Final Round 1 starting on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

    The remaining forty players will determine the champion in five three-game rounds (rounds 1-4 starting from scratch). The field will be trimmed from 40 to 32, 24, 16, and then eight who bowl a final three-game block with the pinfall from Round 4 carried forward.

    The player with the highest six-game total will earn the EBT title, 50 ranking points and the 40.000 NOK top prize.

    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 is 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.


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    Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick - Qualifying Standings after Squad 13/22

    Total 60 players including the top 42 qualifiers and 18 players from five different categories (Squads 1-7, women, juniors, seniors and Turbo games) will advance to the finals

    300 games - (2) Erland Lund, Rune Andersen.