Thomas Larsen cracks 1400-bar; Dane takes the lead in Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open

    07/25/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #12

    Eight players of Friday's Squads 13-16 move into the top 10; score to make the cut in 50th place surpasses 1200-mark (1203/200.50)

    2015EBT12ThomasLarsen.jpg Thomas Larsen (pictured with tournament organizer Manuel Mrosek, right) of Denmark became the first player who cracked the 1400-mark to take the lead in the 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Friday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany.

    The 2014 European Bowling Tour point ranking leader and four-time EBT champion rebounded from a 181 opening game with 233, 257, 248, 246 and 243 to pace the 166-player field from 20 countries with 1408 and an average of 234.67. All winners of squads 10-16 winners received a 350 Euro bonus.

    Marshall Kent, United States, and Joonas Jehkinen of Finland led Squad 14 with 1375 and 1365 and moved into second and third place in the overall qualifying standings. Squad 16 leader Stuart Williams of England jumped into fourth place with 1355, while Squad 15 leader Pontus Andersson of Sweden rounds out the top 5 with 1339.

    2015EBT10RebeckaLarsen.jpgPrevious leader Markus Jansson, Sweden, who won the gold medal in Doubles with Andersson at the World Youth Championships in Hong Kong last year, slipped to sixth place with 1338.

    Their fellow countrywoman Rebecka Larsen (right) is the best of 23 women in the field in 16th place with 1288, including 48 pins women's handicap. Former German national team member Kai G√ľnther holds the 50th and last spot to advance with 1203 or an average of 200.50.

    Qualifying continues Saturday, July 25, with Squads 17-20 scheduled to start at 8 a.m., noon, 4 and 8 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) and concludes with the Desperado Squad slated for 11.30 p.m.

    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 16/20


    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."