Women dominate penultimate qualifying squad at Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick


    2014 European Bowling Tour #17

    Rebecka Larsen (SWE), Andrea E. Hansen (NOR) and Pernille W. Rasmussen (DEN) atop the qualifying cut line; top 27 remain unchanged with Mike Fagan (USA) leading the 222-player field with 1481; score to make the cut in 42nd place is 1347 (224.50 average)

    2014EBT17MikeFagan.jpg2014EBT17RebeckaLarsen.jpgEighteen men and fourteen women took to lanes 11 to 26 at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway for the 21st and penultimate qualifying squad of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick and it were the women who dominated the squad.

    However, the top 27 remained unchanged with Mike Fagan (pictured left), United States, leading the 222-player field from eight countries with 1481 and an average of 246.83 for six games.

    Two-time European champion Rebecka Larsen (right) of Sweden led the way with 1383 including eight pins handicap per game to leap from 85th to 28th place, the last spot to earn one bye and to bypass the semifinals later this evening.

    2014EBT17AndreaHansen.jpg2014EBT17PernilleRasmussen.jpgLarsen had game of 246, 201, 235, 206, 244 and 203 for 1335 scratch, average of 222.50 for six games. Andrea E. Hansen (left) of Norway had a shot at 1400 but a nine-count on the first ball in the 10th frame ruined her chance to move into the top 20. She finished with 1333 scratch and 1381 total to claim 31st place.

    Pernille W. Rasmussen of Denmark was third in Squad 21 with 1360, exactly the same score she had in Squad 19 last night, but with a much better last game, 245 to 164. Due to higher last game she sits in 40th place and pushed back Norwegian Fredrik Tjernes to 41st place.

    2014EBT17MaiGingeJensen.jpg2014EBT17KamillaKjeldsen.jpgHer fellow countrywoman, Mai Ginge Jensen (left) is 13 pins behind with 1347 and holds the 42nd and last qualifying post heading into the last qualifying squad.

    Kamilla Kjeldsen (right) of Denmark and Joline Persson Planefors (below left) of Sweden were fourth and sixth in Squad 21 with 1344 and 1292, respectively.

    Kjeldsen is the third-best of 45 women in the field in 19th place with 1412. 73rd place Persson Planefors will have one more chance to make the cut.

    2014EBT17FilipWilhelmsson.jpg2014EBT17JolinePerssonPlanefors.jpgFilip Wilhelmsson (right) of Sweden was the best male bowler in fifth place with 1325. He was pushed back by Larsen and Hansen to 32nd place with his high series of 1376.

    Qualifying concludes on Saturday, Oct. 11 with Squad 22 starting at 5 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    The top 42 players plus 18 wild cards will advance. Players seeded 29th to 60th after qualifying will bowl in Semifinals 1 & 2 slated for 9 and 10.30 p.m. The finals will be on Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

    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 21/22

    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 - (5) Erland Lund, Rune Andersen, Mads Sandbækken, Rasmus Bering, Mike Fagan.