Danes Kjeldsen, Jensen lead Final Round Three as the field is cut to top 16 in Norway


    2014 European Bowling Tour #17


    2014EBT17MaiGingeJensen.jpgKamilla Kjeldsen (pictured left) and Mai Ginge Jensen (right) will battle it out for the women's ranking in Oslo, Norway as the Danish national team members are the only women in the Round of 16 finals of the Norwegian Open 2014 by Brunswick.

    Kjeldsen outaveraged the men to lead the squad with 712 scratch, an average of 237.33, and 736 total including eight pins handicap per game. Kjeldsen, who won her first European Bowling Tour earlier this year in the Wroclaw Open, had games of 210, 269 and 233.

    Jensen was 32 pins behind with 704 including a 258 high game, and was followed by Swede Joakim West who used games between 220 and 238 for 703.

    2014EBT17KennethHaukas.jpg2014EBT17ToreTorgersen2.jpgMikael Roos, Sweden, finished with 247 and 246 to land in fourth place with 694, four pins head of Kenneth Haukås (left; 690), who uses the thumbless delivery.

    18-year-old Benjamin Jonsson and defending champion James Gruffman claimed sixth and seventh place with 682 and 680, respectively. Tore Torgersen (right) of Norway, who started the series with 258 and 234 (692) suffered a 185 last game to hit the cutoff number with 677 (225.67 average).

    Bowling on lanes 25 & 26 with Torgersen was Norwegian lefty Andreas Jonsson. Working on an eight-bagger from frame three, Jonsson failed to strike on the second shot in the 10th frame which would have sealed Torgersen's fate. Jonsson, though, had to settle for ninth place with 670.

    The top eight meet the top eight qualifiers in Final Round Four.

    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.

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    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 3

    Top 8 advance to Final Round 4; places 9-16 finish in 17th to 24th place, earn 3.000 NOK.