Richard Teece wins his first career EBT title in 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger


    2015 European Bowling Tour #12

    Englishmen never relinquishes the lead in three eliminator rounds en route to win the title and 7.000 Euro; Maurizio Celli (ITA) rolls the lone 300 game of the tournament in Round One; Laura Beuthner (GER) wins women's ranking in Munich



    2015EBT12RichardTeece2.jpg2015EBT12TannerSpacey.jpgRichard Teece (pictured left) of England improved on a third-place finish last year to win his first career European Bowling Tour title and the 7.000 Euro top prize in the 6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany.

    Teece, who led Round Three with 913 four-game total, was able to capitalize on a 54-pin lead after the cut to the top four players for the eliminator round finals also featuring Tanner Spacey (right; 859), United States; 2013 winner and last year's runner-up Joonas Jehkinen (848), Finland; and PBA champion Stuart Williams, England, who defeated Dane Thomas Larsen in roll-off for fourth place, 27-25, after an 838-838 tie.

    2015EBT12StuartWilliams2.jpg2015EBT12JoonasJehkinen.jpgSpacey had a 179 game in the first eliminator round, while Jehkinen and Williams rolled big games, dropped to fourth place and got eliminated, The American, a familiar face on the European Bowling Tour, received 2.000 Euro.

    Williams (left) couldn't catch Jehkinen (right) in the second round and had to settle for third place, worth 3.000 Euro.

    The championship match was a low-scoring affair. Teece, who maintained a 37 pin lead over Jehkinen with games of 199 and 214, defeated Jehkinen, 180-159 to cruise to his first title on the European Bowling Tour with 1506-1448 seven-game total.

    2015EBT12MaurizioCelli.jpg2015EBT12LauraBeuthner.jpg Teece is the eighth first-time winner this season. Jehkinen took home 5.000 Euro for his second consecutive second place finish in Munich.

    Maurizio Celli (left) of Italy started the finals by rolling the tournament's lone 300 game en route to lead Round One with 924. However, starting from scratch in the second round Celli averaged under 180 and failed to advance.

    Laura Beuthner (right) of Germany was the only woman who advanced to the third round, eventually finishing in 9th place, and won the women's ranking in Munich. It is the second time in her career that Beuthner accomplished the feat. The first came in the Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament earlier this year.

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

    The Track DBP Open offered 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 was 64th place to pay 600 Euro.

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

    Qualifying (six-game series, unlimited re-entries) ran from July 18-25. The winner of squad 1-9 each received a 200 bonus, squad 10-16 winners got 350 Euro and the winners of squad 17-20 earned 500 Euro.

    Women received 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300) throughout the entire tournament, a standard for women on the European Bowling Tour.

    Total 64 players advanced 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 earned two byes moving them into the Round of 16, while qualifiers 9-16 received a first-round bye having to compete in the Round of 28.

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

    All four players bowled 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 applied. The last man standing was 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.

    The European Bowling Tour takes seven-week hiatus before heading to St. Petersburg for the EBT "Satellite" Russian Open at bowling center 'Russian Field', Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11-13.


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    6th Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger

    Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (July 18-26, 2015)

    2015EBT12Podium.jpgChampionship Round:
    1. Richard Teece, England, 7.000 Euro
    2. Joonas Jehkinen, Finland, 5.000 Euro
    3. Stuart Williams, England, 3.000 Euro
    4. Tanner Spacey, United States, 2.000 Euro

    Playoff Results:
    Eliminator Round 1: Teece (199/1112), Jehkinen (241/1089), Williams (223/1061), Spacey (179/1038); Spacey eliminated.
    Eliminator Round 2: Teece (214/1326), Jehkinen (200/1289), Williams (183/1244); Williams eliminated.
    Championship: Teece (180) def. Jehkinen (159), 1506-1448.


    6th Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Places 5-64 (cashers)

    5. Thomas Larsen, Denmark, 1.800 Euro
    6. Mik Stampe, Denmark, 1.600 Euro
    7. Marshall Kent, United States, 1.500 Euro
    8. Perttu Jussila, Finland, 1.400 Euro
    9. Laura Beuthner, Germany, 1.300 Euro
    10. Dominic Barrett, England, 1.200 Euro
    11. Magnus Johnson, Sweden, 1.120 Euro
    12. Christopher Sloan, Ireland, 1.100 Euro
    13. Mika Koivuniemi, Finland, 1.080 Euro
    14. Markus Jansson, Sweden, 1.060 Euro
    15. Ramon Hilferink, Netherlands, 1.040 Euro
    16. Pontus Andersson, Sweden, 1.000 Euro
    17. Nadine Geißler, Germany, 780 Euro
    18. Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark, 780 Euro
    19. Jimmy Mortensen, Denmark, 780 Euro
    20. Marco Baade, Germany, 780 Euro
    21. Dominic Buchmann, Germany, 760 Euro
    22. Tobias Börding, Germany, 760 Euro
    23. Pascal Winternheimer, Germany, 760 Euro
    24. Rebecka Larsen, Sweden, 760 Euro
    25. Alexander Tarsoly, Hungary, 740 Euro
    26. Hans Jürgen Glasl, Germany, 740 Euro
    27. Dirk Dreyer, Germany, 740 Euro
    28. Paul Moor, England, 740 Euro
    29. Oliver Morig, Germany, 720 Euro
    30. Cajsa Wegner, Sweden, 720 Euro
    31. Cornelia Glasl, Germany, 720 Euro
    32. Vincent Cayez, France, 720 Euro
    33. John Wells, England, 700 Euro
    34. Ida Andersson, Sweden, 700 Euro
    35. Maurizio Celli, Italy, 700 Euro
    36. Joakim West, Sweden, 700 Euro
    37. Curtis Hooper, England, 600 Euro
    38. Jo Allsebrook, England, 600 Euro
    39. Sam Rose, England, 600 Euro
    40. Sabina Asplund, Sweden, 600 Euro
    41. Tom Janetzki, Germany, 600 Euro
    42. Birgit Pöppler, Germany, 600 Euro
    43. Jenny Wegner, Sweden, 600 Euro
    44. James Gruffman, Sweden, 600 Euro
    45. Christian Seidl, Germany, 600 Euro
    46. Jens Muth, Germany, 600 Euro
    47. Chris Bartl, Germany, 600 Euro
    48. Clemens Ulsamer, Germany, 600 Euro
    49. Benjamin Jonsson, Sweden, 600 Euro
    50. Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland, 600 Euro
    51. Kai Günther, Germany, 600 Euro
    52. Hans Snelting, Netherlands, 600 Euro
    53. Chris Lam, England, 600 Euro
    54. Marcel Wagner, Germany, 600 Euro
    55. Tommie McNeal, United States, 600 Euro
    56. Ben Howison-Johnstone, England, 600 Euro
    57. Tim Mack, United States, 600 Euro
    58. Max Zuhl, Germany, 600 Euro
    59. Ernst Blasits, Germany, 600 Euro
    60. Maxime de Rooij, Germany, 600 Euro
    61. Manuel Mrosek, Germany, 600 Euro
    62. Marco Rischer, Germany, 600 Euro
    63. Alexander von Maravic, Germany, 600 Euro
    64. Peter Hellström, Sweden, 600 Euro


    6th Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Final Round Three

    Top 20 advance to the eliminator finals. Places 5-16 eliminated, earn 1.800 to 1.000 Euro Euro. Williams defeated Larsen in 9th and 10th frame roll-off for fourth place, 27-25.


    6th Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Final Round Two

    Top 8 advance to the third round. Places 9-28 eliminated, finish in 17th to 36th place, earn 780 to 700 Euro.


    6th Dream-Bowl Palace Open - Final Round One

    Top 20 advance to the second round. Places 21-48 eliminated, finish in 37th to 64th place, earn 600 Euro.