Marcel Wagner overtakes qualifying lead at Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

    07/20/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #12

    German bowler leads the 70-player field from nine countries after 5/20 squads with 1267 (211.67 average)

    2015EBT12MarcelWagner.jpgMarcel Wagner of Germany averaged 211.17 in Sunday's Squad 3 to overtake the lead in the qualifying of the 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger with 1267 six-game total.

    Wagner (pictured left), who was second after the opening day with 1221, improved by 46 pins behind games of 242, 226, 196, 200, 205 and 198 to lead the field of 70 bowlers from nine countries after 5/20 squads. Wagner and the other squad leaders on Sunday received a 200 Euro bonus.

    2015EBT12CorneliaGlasl2.jpgPlaces 2-4 belonged to Squad 4 bowlers. Hans J√ľrgen Glasl, Germany, was second with 1261 and was followed by Vincent Cayez of France in third place with 1240 and Chris Bartl, Germany, in fourth place with 1235.

    The top 4 of the first seven squads will earn automatic berths into the finals if they don't finish in the top 50 in the overall qualifying standings.

    2015EBT12DominicBuchmann.jpgDay one leader Alexander von Maravic, Germany, slipped to fifth place with 1221. Cornelia Glasl (right), Germany, was the best of seven women after the weekend with 1205, including 48 pins women's handicap.

    Squad 5 leader Dominic Buchmann (left) of Germany rounds out the top 10 with 1191. Lukas Homola, Czech Republic, holds 50th place with 1039 or an average of 173.17.

    Qualifying continues Monday, July 20, with Squad 6 scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    2015TrackDBPOpenLogo_small.jpg The 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger is the 12th stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour season and the second of three EBT "Gold" tournaments this season. The tournament will be held July 18-26 at 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany.

    The Track DBP Open offers total prize fund of 70.000 Euro with 7.000 Euro going to the winner, 5.000 to the runner-up, and 3.000 and 2.000 Euro to the third and fourth place finisher, respectively. Final cash spot is 64th place to pay 600 Euro.

    The tournament features a 40-feet lane conditioning pattern with 25.92 ml volume oil total.

    Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) runs from Saturday July 18, through Saturday, July 25, with the last qualifying squad 20 scheduled for 8 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    The winner of squad 1-9 each receive a 200 bonus, squad 10-16 winners get 350 Euro and the winners of squad 17-20 earn 500 Euro.

    Qualifying concludes with the one-game Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m. Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300) throughout the entire tournament, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    Total 64 players will advance to the finals on Sunday, July 26, including the top 50 from the overall qualifying standings plus top 2 of Squads 8 & 9, top 4 of Squads 1-7, top 4 from the Desperado Squad and top four from a "High-Low" list (two-game total of lowest and highest game; additional 10 Euro per squad).

    The top 8 qualifiers earn two byes moving them into the Round of 16, while qualifiers 9-16 receive a first-round bye having to compete in the Round of 28.

    The finals will kick off with three four-game rounds, each beginning from scratch, which will trim the field to 36, 16 and then four players. Those four will carry over their pinfall total into the eliminator-format finals featuring three one-game rounds.

    All four players bowl the opening game, with the lowest-scoring player after five games being eliminated. In the two rounds to follow, the same "low man out" format applies. The last man standing will be declared the champion.

    2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 17 tournaments in 13 countries featuring three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Silver" and eight "Satellite" events. All 17 tournaments together offer total prize fund of 870.000 Euro or 961.500 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 12th San Marino Open.

     


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    6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Qualifying Standings after Squad 5/20


    Top 50 from the overall qualifying standings plus top 2 of Squads 8 & 9, top 4 of Squads 1-7, top 4 from the Desperado Squad and top four from a "High-Low" list will advance to the finals.

     


    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."