Hansen, Jonsson, Gundersby bring the number of 1400-series in Oslo, Norway to 16


    2014 European Bowling Tour #17

    Dane Carsten Warming Hansen leads Squad 16 of 22 with 1449 to move into third place; Martin Moen Stikbakke (NOR) leads 162-player field with 1472; score to make the cut in 42nd place surpasses 1300-mark (1306; 217.67 average)

    2014EBT17CarstenWarmingHansen.jpg2014EBT17MartinMoenStikbakke2.jpgCarsten Warming Hansen of Denmark, Arnar David Jonsson of Iceland and Fredrik G Gundersby of Norway brought the number of 1400-series in the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick to 16 in Thursday night's Squad 16 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway.

    Hansen (pictured left) led the squad with 1449 total and an average of 241.50. The Danish national team member sandwiched a pair of 257s around a pair of 246 games and closed out with modest 227 and 216 to move into third place.

    Martin Moen Stikbakke (above right), an 18-year-old Norwegian youth national team member, leads the field of 162 players from seven countries with 1472 and an average of 245.33. Squad 2 leader Erland Lund remained in second place with 1463.

    2014EBT17ArnarDavidJonsson.jpg2014EBT13DanielVezis.jpgJonsson (left) finished his six-game series with a huge 288 game to help grab eighth place with 1435 and an average of 239.17. The top 8 players at the end of the qualifying will receive four byes for the finals.

    Gundersby had five games between 230 and 256 and a low game of 206 to move into 15th place with 1406 and an average of 234.33.

    Daniel Vezis (right), a two-hander from Latvia, missed the 1400-mark by mere four pins to sit in 18th place with 1396.

    2014EBT17MaiGingeJensen.jpg2014EBT17SveinAkeEk.jpgAnother three players topped the 1300-mark including world champion Mai Ginge Jensen (left) of Denmark, who became the fifth woman above the cutline in 26th place with 1341 including handicap; 27th place Svein Åke Ek (right), Norway, who totaled 1317 but failed to improve his 1337 series (after a score correction), and Tore Rokkones, Norway, who chalked up 1311, good for 39th place.

    Heading into the penultimate qualifying day, Ulf Arnesen of Norway is the man "on the bubble" in 42nd place with 1306 and an average of 217.67.

    Qualifying continues on Friday, Oct. 10, with Squads 17-19 starting at 11 a.m., 3 and 7 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 16/22

    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 - (3) Erland Lund, Rune Andersen, Mads Sandbækken.