Finn Juhani Tonteri averages over 230 to win Kegel Aalborg International 2015

    05/24/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #7

    In a championship round featuring fives Swedes, two Norwegians and one Finnish bowler, Juhani Tonteri of Finland averaged 237.75 to win his first European Bowling Tour title in the Kegel Aalborg International 2015 Sunday, May 24, at Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark.

    Starting the final four-game round in second place with 1374, Tonteri rolled games of 243, 248, 243 and 217 (951) to overtake previous leader Mattias Olsson (838) of Sweden by 59 pins, 2325-2266, to earn the 5.000 top prize.

    Olsson, who overtook his compatriot and defending champion Jesper Svensson (2253) in the last game, received 3.500 Euro for second place, while third-placed Svensson walked away with 2.500 Euro.

    Two-time 2015 European Youth Championships gold medalist Cajsa Wegner of Sweden was the best of 37 women in the 162 player-field from 10 countries and the lone woman in the final round in 8th place with 2109 total including handicap, worth 1.200 Euro.

    The Kegel Aalborg International 2015 will be held May 18-24 at 30-lane Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The tournament is the seventh stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour season and the second of three EBT "silver" tournaments, the third-highest of four tournament categories.

    Players will compete for total prize money of 40.000 Euro with 5.000 Euro going to the winner, 3.500 to the runner-up and 2.500 to the third-place finisher. Low to cash is 38th place, worth 500 Euro.

    Qualifying (six games, unlimited re-entries) ran through Saturday, May 23, and concluded with the one-game Desperado Squad. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum score is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

    Total 38 players - the top 30 players from the overall qualifying standings, the top two players of Squads 5-6 and the top three players of Squads 1-4 (who are not among the top 30), plus the top three of the Desperado Squad advance to the finals on Sunday, May 24. The top eight qualifiers receive two byes, qualifiers 9-18 get a first-round bye.

    The first two rounds of the finals, each consisting of four games scratch, will trim the field to 28 and then 18 players. Those 18 bowl six games scratch in Round 3 with the top eight advancing to the final Round 4. Round 3 pinfall carries over.

    The remaining eight players bowl another four games. The player with the highest 10-game total including handicap will be declared the winner.

    2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 18 tournaments in 14 countries featuring three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Silver" and nine "Satellite" events. All 18 tournaments together offer total prize fund of roughly 900.000 Euro or 1.014 million U.S. Dollar.

    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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino following the San Marino Open.

     


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    Kegel Aalborg International 2015 - Round Four Results (Final Standings)


    Lovvang Bowling Center in Aalborg, Denmark (May 18-24, 2015)

     


    Places 9-38 (Cashers)


    9. Daniel Fransson, Sweden, 900 Euro
    10. Joachim Karlsson, Sweden, 900 Euro
    11. Osku Palermaa, Finland, 900 Euro
    12. Dominic Barrett, England, 900 Euro
    13. Joonas Jähi, Finland, 900 Euro
    14. Martin Larsen, Sweden, 900 Euro
    15. Richard Teece, England, 900 Euro
    16. Frank Drevenstedt, Germany, 900 Euro
    17. Mikael Brändeskov, Denmark, 900 Euro
    18. √Ėyvin Kulseng, Norway, 900 Euro
    19. Rebecka Larsen, Sweden, 700 Euro
    20. Paul Moor, England, 700 Euro
    21. Magnus Johnson Jr. Sweden, 700 Euro
    22. Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 700 Euro
    23. Anton Elofsson, Sweden, 700 Euro
    24. Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark, 700 Euro
    25. Hafthor Hardarson, Iceland, 700 Euro
    26. Filip Wilhelmsson, Sweden, 700 Euro
    27. Marco Baade, Germany, 700 Euro
    28. Robert Lindberg, Sweden, 700 Euro
    29. Victoria Johansson, Sweden, 500 Euro
    30. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, 500 Euro
    31. Peter Hellström, Sweden, 500 Euro
    32. Jeroen van Geel, Netherlands, 500 Euro
    33. Olli Pakonen, Finland, 500 Euro
    34. James Gruffman, Sweden, 500 Euro
    35. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 500 Euro
    36. Arnar Saebergsson, Iceland, 500 Euro
    37. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 500 Euro
    38. Anders Lousdal, Denmark, 500 Euro

     


    Round Three Results


    Top 8 players advance to the fourth round. Places 9-18 earn 900 Euro each.

     


    Round Two Results


    Top 10 players advance to the third round. Places 11-20 finish 19th to 28th, earn 700 Euro each.

     


    Round One Results


    Top 10 players advance to the second round. Places 11-20 finish 29th to 38th, earn 500 Euro each.


    300 games (2) - Daniel Fransson, Björn Einar Rudshagen.

     


    Kegel Aalborg International 2015 - Standings after Qualifying and Desperado Squad


    Total 38 players - the top 30 players from the overall qualifying standings, the top three players of Squads 1-4 (places 31-33) and the top two players of Squads 5-6 (places 34&35) plus the top three of the Desperado Squad (places 36-38) advance to the finals on Sunday, May 24.


    300 games (1) - Mattias Olsson.

    Tie Rules (Qualifying)
    In case of a tie in the qualifying, "the highest positioned player will be the player scoring the highest total of all counting qualification games minus the score of the lowest game. If a tie still exists, the highest positioned player will be the player with the highest total of all counting qualification games minus the score of the two lowest games, etc."