Thomas Fredrik Fagerstrøm averages over 240 to lead Round 2 in Oslo


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    Norwegian shoots 721 series to lead compatriot Thor Kristian Østlie Solberg by four pins; half of the 16-player field including three women advance to the third round



    2015EBT15ThorKristianOstlieSolberg.jpg2015EBT15AlidaMolander.jpgThomas Fredrik Fagerstrøm (pictured above) of Norway averaged 240.33 for three games to finish Round 2 atop the 16-player leaderboard and to lead the upper half of the field into the third round of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick.

    Fagerstrøm rolled three consistently high games for a 721 series to finish four pins ahead of compatriot Thor Kristian Østlie Solberg (left), who closed out his set with a huge 279 game to jump into second place with 717 and an average of 239.00.

    Places 3 and 4 belonged to Swedish youngsters. 17-year-old Alida Molander (right) averaged 225 including games of 225, 247 and 203 to make the fourth cut in third place with 699 total.

    2015EBT15GlennMartenPedersenEmanuelJonsson.jpg2015EBT152MartinLarsen2.jpg16-year-old Emanuel Jonsson (pictured left with Glenn Marten Pedersen, left) was six pins behind on an average of 231 as he rolled games of 194, 220 and 279 for 693.

    Eight-time European Bowling Tour titlist Martin Larsen, Sweden, was fifth with 688 and was followed by long-time Norwegian national team player Glenn Morten Pedersen, who closed out with a big 258 game for 682.

    Rounding out the top 8 were Swedish national team members Victoria Johansson (below left) and Nina Flack (below right) with 677 and 663, respectively. The top 8 will meet qualifiers 9-16 in the third round.

    2015EBT15VictoriaJohansson.jpg2015EBT15NinaFlack.jpg60 of 208 players survived the qualifying cut in the Norwegian Open. The semi-final round on Saturday evening trimmed the field to 40 players who determine the champion in five three-game rounds with the first four rounds starting from scratch.

    The field will be cut to 32, 24, 16, and then eight players who bowl a final three-game round with the pinfall from Round 4 being carried forward. The player with the highest six-game total will earn the title, the 40.000 NOK top prize and 50 EBT ranking points (men and women in separate rankings).

    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 provides 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.

    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 - Round 2 Results

    Top 8 advance to third round; Places 9-16 finish in 25th to 32nd place, earn 2.500 NOK.