Mathias Reinertsen, Arnar David Jonsson add their names to the leaderboard in Oslo


    2015 European Bowling Tour #15

    Norwegian, Icelandic lead Squad 20 to move into the top 42; Mads Sandbækken stays in command of the leaderboard heading into the final qualifying day; Norwegian leads the 196-player field with 1561 and an average of 260.17; No. 42 score to beat to advance is 1359 (226.50 average)



    2015EBT15MathiasReinertsen.jpgMathias Reinertsen of Norway and Arnar David Jonsson of Iceland led the 19 players in the last squad on Friday night (#20) at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway, to add their names to the leaderboard in the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick.

    2015EBT15ArnarDavidJonsson.jpgReinertsen (pictured left), who started the squad in 47th place, just nine pins below the cut line (1355), roller-coastered his way into 28th place with 1379 total, an average of 229.83. The 21-year-old, who uses a thumbless delivery, had games of 267, 186, 275, 182, 238 and 231.

    Jonsson (right) averaged 243 for the last five games (255, 208, 244, 259 and 247) and was able to overcome a 151 opening game. He improved his previous high series of 1190 (118th place) by 174 pins and jumped into 40th place with 1364 and an overall average of 227.33.

    2015EBT15JimmyMortensen2.jpgTwo-time Norwegian Open champion Mads Sandbækken (pictured above) of Norway leads the 196-player from Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Sweden and Norway since Squad 18 with 1561 (221, 215, 279, 300, 278 and 268) or an average of 260.17.

    Osku Palermaa of Finland holds the European Bowling Tour record for six games with 1614, an average of 269, set in the 11th Columbia 300 Vienna Open in October 2013.

    2015EBT15JennyWegner.jpgSecond place Jimmy Mortensen (left) of Denmark is the only other player who surpassed the 1500-mark with 1514 (252.33). EBT women's point ranking co-leaders, Ida Andersson and Jenny Wegner (right) are the best of 40 women in third and fourth place with 1476 and 1422, respectively.

    2015EBT15AnneliBlomqvist2.jpgWith the final qualifying day to come, 8th place Martin Moen Stikbakke of Norway holds the last spot to earn four byes (semi-finals and Rounds 1-3) with 1442, while Squad 19 leader Anneli Blomqvist of Sweden sits in 16th place, which is the last place to earn three byes, with 1422.

    Thor Kristian Østlie Solberg of Norway is the 24th and last players who surpassed the 1400-mark, which would earn him two byes, while 28th place Reinertsen would be the last player to miss the semi-final round on Saturday evening.

    2015EBT15AntonPersson.jpgAnton Persson (right) of Sweden is the new man "on the bubble" in 42nd place and would be the last player to advance to the semi-final round with 1359, or an average of 226.50. He and the players ranked 29th to 41st would be joined by another 12 players (scroll down to read qualifying rules).

    Qualifying concludes Saturday, Oct. 10, with Squads 21-23 scheduled to start at 9 a.m., 1 and 5 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 20/23

    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 (2) - Mikael Roos, Mads Sandbækken.