Hansen, Pedersen add their names to the leaderboard at Norwegian Open

    10/04/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #15

    Tor-Øyvind Lunde held on to the lead with 1467; onsite coverage from Oslo commences Thursday, Oct. 8

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    2013EBT16AudunBoyeHansen.jpg2015EBT02GlennMartenPedersen.jpgAudun Boye Hansen (pictured left) and Glenn Morten Pedersen (right) of Norway led the second and third qualifying squad (Squad 4 has been candeled) Saturday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo to add their names to the leaderboard in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick.

    Squad Tor-Øyvind Lunde, Norway, held on to the lead with 1467 and an average of 244.50 for six games. Hansen leaped into second place with 1443 (240.50) after leading Squad 2 behind games of 255, 226, 237, 259, 231 and 235.

    Martin Moen Stikbakke, Norway, slipped to third place with 1442 and was followed by Pedersen, who paced Squad 3 with 1412 (235.33). The Norwegian national team member almost started with a 255 triplicate (255, 256 and 255) and closed with 221, 228 and 197.

    Rounding out the top 5 was Thor Kristian Østlie Solberg, who is the last player so far who surpassed the 1400-mark with 1405.

    Qualifying commences on Sunday, October 4, with Squads 5-7 scheduled to start at 11 a.m., 2.30 and 6 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    The Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick is the 15th and penultimate stop of the 2015 European Bowling Tour, the last of nine EBT "Satellite" events and the last EBT event on European soil this season. The tournament will be held from Oct. 2-11 at Veitvet Bowling Center in in Norway's capital city of Oslo.

    The tournament offers total prize fund of 239.000 Norwegian Kronor or more than 25.000 Euro with 40.000 NOK going to the winner and a last-to-cash payout of 1.000 Kronor for 60th place.

    BowlingdigitalBanner.gif Bowlingdigital will provide onsite coverage of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick from Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo featuring stories, photos and results after each round commencing Thursday, October 8, all the way through to the finals. The finals will be on Sunday, October 11, completed in the late afternoon.

    Qualifying of the Norwegian Open began Friday, Oct. 2 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 10 with the final Squad 23 scheduled for 5 p.m. local time (CEST). Women receive 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all EBT events.

    Total 60 players will advance to the finals on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 & 11:
    • the top 42 players from the overall qualifying standings
    • two players from a separate leaderboard of Squad 1-7, who are not among the top 42
    • the next four women
    • the next four juniors (must not be born before Sept. 1, 1997)
    • the next four seniors (must be 50 years of age on Oct. 2nd)
    • and two players each from the Turbo 1 and 2 list (highest score in qualifying game 5 and 6, respectively; separate fee necessary).

    More information can be found in the Tournament Preview.

    2015EBTLogo_small.jpg The 2015 European Bowling Tour currently consists of 16 tournaments in 12 countries featuring three "Platinum" events, three "Gold", three "Silver" and seven "Satellite" events. All 16 tournaments together offer total prize fund of 850.000 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 9th EBT Masters July 25, 2016 at Rose'n Bowl in Serravalle, San Marino following the 12th San Marino Open.

     


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    Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick - Standings after Squad 4/23


    60 players, including the top 42 players from the overall qualifying standings, will advance to the finals on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 & 11