Defending champion James Gruffman sets the tone in Round 2 at Norwegian Open Finals

    10/12/14

    2014 European Bowling Tour #17

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    2014EBT17ToreTorgersen2.jpg2013 Norwegian Open champion James Gruffman (pictured left) of Sweden rolled games of 256, 237 and 223 to lead Final Round Two at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway with 716 and an average of 238.67.

    The defending champion leads the top eight players in a third-round clash with qualifiers 9 to 16. Trailing Gruffman by five pins to take second place was Tore Torgersen (right) of Norway, who used games of 258, 226 and 227 for 711 (237 average).

    2014EBT17ChristopherLuttke.jpg2014EBT17BrittBrondsted.jpgPlaces three and four belonged to current women's point ranking leader Kamilla Kjeldsen and Mai Ginge Jensen of Denmark, who totaled 689 and 688 including eight pins handicap each game.

    Latvian Two-hander Daniel Vezis and Mikael Roos of Sweden tied at 687 to finish the round in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Christopher L√ľttke (left) of Sweden was seventh with 684.

    Britt Br√łndsted (right) of Denmark took the eighth and last spot to advance with 679. Br√łndsted, Jensen, Roos and L√ľttke are the last players remaining from the semifinals yesterday evening.

    The top eight meet qualifiers 9-16 in Final Round Three.

    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.

    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 ran through Saturday, Oct. 11. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game, an equality handicap provided to women in every event on the European Bowling Tour. Total 60 players advanced to the finals on Saturday (Semifinal Round 1 and 2) and Sunday, Oct. 11 & 12.

    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 advanced to Semifinal Round 1.

    The top 24 players after three game scratch advanced to the Semifinal Round 2 to bowl further three games with the pinfall carried over. The top 12 meet the top 28 qualifiers in Final Round 1 starting on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

    The finals consist of five three-game rounds with 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 title, 40.000 Norwegian Kronor (roughly 4.850 Euro) and 50 ranking points.

    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 - Final Round 2


    Top 8 advance to Final Round 3; places 9-16 finish in 25th to 32nd place, earn 2.500 NOK.