Tuesday's squad leaders Jensen, Fagerstrøm crack the top 10 in Oslo

    10/07/15

    2015 European Bowling Tour #15

    Swedish siblings Ida and Pontus Andersson continue to lead the 132-player field as qualifying nears the halfway point; No. 42 score to beat to advance to the semifinals is now 1259 (209.83 average)

    2015EBT15BardJensen.jpg 2015EBT15ThomasFredrikFagerstrom2.jpgBård Jensen (pictured left) and Thomas Fredrik Fagerstrøm (right) of Norway led the two squads Tuesday at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway, to crack the top 10 in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick as qualifying nears the halfway point.

    Jensen earned the bragging rights as the best bowler Tuesday as he led Squad 11 of 23 with 1424 total and an average of 237.33 to leap into eighth place in the overall qualifying standings. Jensen had games of 257, 183, 223, 278, 237 and 246.

    The top eight players at the end of the qualifying will earn four byes (semifinals and the first three rounds of the finals).

    Fagerstrøm was just five pins behind in 10th place after posting 1419 in Squad 10, including games of 229, 256, 226, 209, 267 and 232.

    2015EBT15IdaAndersson.jpg2015EBT15PontusAndersson.jpgSwedish siblings Ida and Pontus Andersson (pictured, l-r) continued to lead the 132-player field from Iceland, Sweden and Norway with 1476 and 1469, respectively. Ida, who is the best of 26 women in the field, receives 8 pins handicap each game (maximum is 300), an equality handicap provided to women in all European Bowling Tour events.

    Places 3 to 7 belonged to Norwegian bowlers Tor-Øyvind Lunde (1467), Audun Boye Hansen (1443), Martin Moen Stikbakke (1442), 17-year-old Jens Mathiesen (1432) and Heidi Thorstensen (1429).

    Ronny Moen of Norway currently holds the 42nd and last spot to advance to the semifinals with 1259 and an average of 209.83.

    Trond Kråkmo of Norway had a shot at the first 300 game of the tournament in Squad 11. Starting with the first game with 11 strikes, Kråkmo left a 2-pin for 299. He followed with 206 and four consecutive games under 200 and had to settle for 1234.

    Qualifying commences on Wednesday, October 7, with Squads 12 & 13 scheduled to start at 5 and 8.30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).

    2015NorwegianOpenLogo.jpg 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 11/23


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