Serge Frouvelle wins his first EBT title in 3rd Ebonite Florence International

    10/19/14

    2014 European Bowling Tour #18

    Frenchman defeats three non-titlists in the Eliminator Finals; his fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean finishes in 12th place to win the women's ranking in Florence, Italy

    2014EBT18MattiasNilsson.jpg2014EBT18SergeFrouvelle.jpgSerge Frouvelle (pictured left) of France, who earned his first European Bowling Tour ranking points in the 2002 season, finally got the monkey off his back when he defeated Mattias Nilsson (right) of Sweden, 233-174, to win his first career European Bowling Tour title in the 3rd Ebonite Florence International Sunday, Oct. 19, at Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy.

    By virtue of finishing qualifying in the top 10, Frouvelle, Nilsson and two-handed lefty Daniel Vezis of Latvia, missed the first round of the finals, advanced to the Eliminator Round Finals and survived two two-game rounds to join Alexander Medveditskov of Russia in the semifinal. All four players were non-titlists.

    2014EBT13AlexanderMedveditskov.jpg2014EBT17DanielVezis.jpgNilsson (432) and Frouvelle (429) led the last two game round to advance to the title match, while Medveditskov (left; 400) and Vezis (right; 338) were eliminated. Frouvelle earned 5.000 Euro for the victory, Nilsson got 2.500 Euro for second place while Medveditskov and Vezis took home 1.250 Euro apiece for third and fourth place.

    Frouvelle is just the third EBT champion from France in the 15-year history of the European Bowling Tour after Laurent Plantard (2005) and Yoan Alix (2011). His fellow countrywoman Anna-Belle Jean gave France a clean sweep of the men's and women's ranking titles in Florence.

    Jean was the lone woman who survived the qualifying cut and advance to the Round of 16, where she got eliminated in Group A. Jean, whose 420 two-game total would have been good enough to advance from each of the three other groups, finished in 12th place.

    2014FlorenceInternationalLogo.jpg The 3rd Ebonite Florence International was the 18th and penultimate stop of the 2014 European Bowling Tour and the eighth and last EBT "Satellite" event this season. The tournament was held from Oct. 11-19 at 18-lane Crazy Bowling in Florence, Italy. Total prize fund was 29.500 Euro.

    Total 46 of 181 players advanced to the finals. The top 10 qualifiers received one bye. The other 36 finalists bowled four games scratch. The top 18 of Round 1 met the top 10 qualifiers in Round 2. The top 16 after another four games scratch advanced to the Eliminator round finals.

    Those 16 were divided into four groups of four players. All players bowled two games with the two lowest scoring players in each group eliminated. The two highest scoring players from each group advanced to the next round featuring two groups.

    After another two-game round the two highest scoring players from each group advanced. Those four players determined the two finalists in another two-game round. The remaining two players bowled one game on one lane (lower seed had to start) to determine the champion.

    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.

    The last event of the 2014 European Bowling Tour is the Qatar Bowling Open which will be held from Nov. 21-27 at the Qatar Bowling Center in Doha. The EBT "Platinum" tournament, the highest of the four EBT categories offers total prize money of 120.000 Euro and five-fold the ranking points offered by EBT Satellite events such as the Florence International.

     


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    2014 Ebonite Florence International - Eliminator Round Four (Championship Match)


    One game on one lane; champion receives 5.000 Euro, runner-up gets 2.500 Euro.

    Serge Frouvelle, France def. Mattias Nilsson, Sweden 233-174.

     


    2014 Ebonite Florence International - Eliminator Round Three (Semifinals)


    Two highest scores advance to the championship match, two lowest scores (marked in red) eliminated, finish 3rd and 4th according to their position in this round, earn 1.250 Euro each.

     


    2014 Ebonite Florence International - Eliminator Round Two


    Two highest scores advance, two lowest scores (marked in red) eliminated, finish 5th to 8th according to the seeding, earn 700 Euro each.

     


    2014 Ebonite Florence International - Eliminator Round One


    Two highest scores advance, two lowest scores (marked in red) eliminated, finish 9th to 16th according to the seeding, earn 550 Euro each.

     


    2014 Ebonite Florence International - Final Round Two


    Top 16 advance to the Eliminator finals. Places 17-28 eliminated, earn 400 Euro each.

     


    2014 Ebonite Florence International - Final Round One


    Top 18 advance to the second round. Places 19-36 eliminated, finish 29th to 46th, earn 300 Euro each.