Tore Rokkones averages 242 to jump into third place in Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick

    10/10/14

    2014 European Bowling Tour #17

    Six players, four men and two women, add their names to the leaderboard in Squad 17; Norwegians Stikbakke, Lund continue to lead the 180-player field with 1472 and 1463, resp.; score to make the cut in 42nd place nears the 220 average mark (1319; 219.83 average)

    2014EBT17ToreRokkones2.jpg2014EBT17MartinMoenStikbakke2.jpgTore Rokkones (pictured left) of Norway averaged 242 for six games to lead Squad 17 with 1452 en route to jump into fourth place in the overall qualifying standings of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick.

    The left-hander had a solid start into the penultimate qualifying day at Veitvet Bowling Center in the capital city of Oslo with games of 215 and 227, then fired three big numbers (279, 246 and 258) to take the squad lead and closed out with 227.

    2014EBT17ErlandLund.jpg2014EBT17CarstenWarmingHansen.jpgHis compatriots Martin Moen Stikbakke (above right), an 18-year-old Norwegian youth national team member, and Erland Lund (left) continued to lead the field of 180 players from eight countries with 1472 and 1463, respectively.

    Carsten Warming Hansen (right) of Denmark is the best foreign bowler in fourth place with 1449. The top 8 players at the end of the qualifying will receive four byes for the finals. Andreas Jonsson of Sweden slipped to eighth place with 1438 or an average of 239.67.

    2014EBT17SebastianEriksson.jpg2014EBT17KamillaKjeldsen.jpgRokkones and Sebastian Eriksson of Sweden and Kamilla Kjeldsen of Denmark brought the number of 1400-series to 19. Eriksson (left) had four games between 211 and 226 and high games of 268 and 276 in games four and six in his first entry to shoot into 13th place with 1421 and an average of 236.83.

    Kjeldsen (right), the current European Bowling Tour women's point ranking leader, started her set with back-to-back 257 followed by 216, 192, 210 and 232 for 1364 scratch, an average of 227.33, and added eight pins handicap per game to leap into 16th place with 1412. Qualifiers 9 to 16 will earn three byes for the finals.

    2014EBT17IdaAndersson.jpg2014EBT17FilipWilhelmsson2.jpgAnother five players cracked the 1300-mark on Friday morning. Swedes Ida Andersson (left) and Filip Wilhelmsson (right) chalked up 1377 and 1376 to move into 24th and 25th place, respectively.

    Andersson finished her block with high games of 258 and 239, while Wilhelmsson had all games between 216 and 245.

    Patrik Soerensen (below left) of Denmark was further ten pins behind Wilhelmsson in 29th place with 1366 including six games between 210 and 245.

    2014EBT17PatrikSoerensen.jpg2014EBT17ThorKristianSolberg.jpgThor Kristian Solberg (right), a staff member of Veitvet bowling center, averaged 224 and toppled 1344, but missed his high series by 59 pins. Solberg holds 19th place with 1403 and an average of 233.83.

    Markus Bergendorff (below right), a two-hander from Denmark who plays from the right-hand side, chalked up 1306 but had to settle for 47th place as the cut line nears the 220 average mark.

    With five more squads to come, two on Friday and three on Saturday, Julius Emil Hopka of Norway holds the 42nd and final qualifying post with 1319 and an average of 219.83.

    2014EBT17MarkusBergendorff.jpgQualifying continues on Friday, Oct. 10, with Squads 18 & 19 starting at 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.

     Please find all information on a one-page flyer. Click the image to enlarge it or open a PDF file by clicking here.

    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 17/22


    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.