Ida Andersson overtakes her brother Pontus Andersson to take the lead in Oslo


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    Swedes sit atop the 128-player leaderboard with 1476 and 1469; another three players crack the 1400-bar in Monday's Squad 8 & 9; No. 42 score to beat to advance to the semifinals is currently 1244 (207.33 average)



    2015EBT15PontusAndersson.jpgFour players cracked the 1400-bar in Monday's qualifying squads 8 & 9 to add their names to the leaderboard in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick currently underway at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway.

    Ida Andersson (pictured above) of Sweden averaged 238 and added eight pins handicap each game for 1476 total to overtake her brother Pontus Andersson (right) for the overall qualifying lead. Ida fired games of 267, 258, 221, 254, 208 and 220 in Squad 8 to lead a field of 128 bowlers from Norway, Sweden and Iceland.

    2015EBT15JensMathiesen.jpgPontus, the 2014 World Youth Champion in Doubles (with Markus Jansson), who led Squad 5 on Sunday on 1469, slipped to second place and was followed by Norwegians Tor-Øyvind Lunde (1467), Audun Boye Hansen (1443), Martin Moen Stikbakke (1442) and 17-year-old Jens Mathiesen (left; 1432) in third through sixth place.

    2014BWCHeidiThorstensen.jpgNorwegian women's national team member Heidi Thorstensen (right) was 47 pins behind Ida Andersson in Squad 8 with 1381 sctach (230.17 average) and 1429 including handicap to jump into seventh place in the overall standings.

    2015EBT15FinnLangeland.jpg Finn Langeland (left), Norway, led the second squad on Monday, ninth overall, to move into eighth place with 1421, including games of five games between 209 and 236 and a high game of 265. The top eight players at the end of the qualifying will earn four byes (semifinals and the first three rounds of the finals).

    The No. 42 score to beat to advance surpassed the 1200-mark. Ove Osgjelten of Norway currently holds the 42nd and last spot to advance to the semifinals with 1244 and an average of 207.33.

    Qualifying commences on Wednesday, October 7, with Squads 10 & 11 scheduled to start at 5 and 8.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    2015NorwegianOpenLogo.jpgThe 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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    60 players, including the top 42 players from the overall qualifying standings, will advance to the finals on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 & 11