Robin Asbjörnsen is the lone player to make the top 42 from Squad 17


    2015 European Bowling Tour #15

    Swede rolls 1376 on Friday morning to leap from 66th to 27th place; Jimmy Mortensen (DEN) is the tournament leader with 1514; No. 42 score to beat to advance improves to 1340 (223.33 average)



    2015EBT15RobinAsbjornsen.jpgRobin Asbjörnsen of Sweden averaged 229.33 Friday morning at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway, to leap from 66th to 27th place in the qualifying of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick.

    Asbjörnsen was the lone player in Squad 17 who made the cut to the top 42, who will make it to the finals in the European Bowling Tour "satellite" tournament. Asbjörnsen had games of 215, 249, 216, 234, 217 and 245 for 1376 total to improve on a 1261 series by 115 pins.

    2015EBT15JimmyMortensen3.jpgTournament leader Jimmy Mortensen (pictured abobe and right) of Denmark leads the 174-player field from Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Sweden and Norway since Thursday's Squad 14 with 1514 total and an average of 252.33.

    2015EBT15IdaAndersson.jpgIda Andersson (left) of Sweden is the best of 32 women in the field in second place with 1476 including handicap. The whole Swedish women's national team is Oslo to practice together with the Norwegian squad for the Women's World Championships in Abu Dhabi in December.

    Ida's brother Pontus Andersson remained in third place with 1469, followed by the best Norwegian bowler, Tor-Øyvind Lunde, in fourth place with 1467.

    2014EBT17ChristopherLuttke.jpgMortensen, who practiced in the 13-player squad, was the second-best player with 1335, which was the cutoff number heading into Squad 13. When Asbjörnsen moved into the top 42, the cut raised to 1340 (223.33 average) set by Christopher Lüttke (right) of Sweden.

    Qualifying continues Friday with Squads 18-20 scheduled to start at 1, 5 and 9 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 17/23

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

    300 games (1) - Mikael Roos.