Mortensen achieves perfection; leads top 8 into final round at Norwegian Open


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    Dane shoots 781 and takes a 27-pin cushion into the last three games; Ida Andersson (SWE) is the lone woman in the fifth round; wins women's ranking in Oslo to break a tie for the lead in the EBT ranking



    2015EBT15RogerOberg3.jpg2015EBT15IdaAndersson.jpgJimmy Mortensen (pictured above) of Denmark, rolled the fourth 300 game of the Norwegian Open 2015 by Brunswick Sunday afternoon at Veitvet Bowling Center in Oslo, Norway, to lead the remaining eight players into the fifth and final round.

    Mortensen, who is looking to win his first career European Bowling Tour title, had games of 245, 236 and 300 and 781 total, an average of 260.33. As the pinfall total will carry over, he has a 21-pin cushion over second-place Roger Öberg (left) of Sweden, who toppled 754 pins.

    Ida Andersson (right), Sweden, totaled 743 and is the lone woman in Round 5. She has already won the women's ranking in Oslo. With the win she breaks a tie with her team mate Jenny Wegner for the lead in the 2015 EBT women's point rankings.

    2015EBT15MartinMoenStikbakke.jpg2015EBT15TorOyvindLunde.jpg2013 Norwegian Open champion James Gruffman, Sweden, was fourth with 732 and was followed by the best Norwegian, Martin Moen Stikbakke (left; 713), Isa's brother Pontus Andersson (710) and Tor-Øyvind Lunde (right; 706), Norway, who finished with a 299 game.

    Martin Larsen of Sweden beat out his fellow countrywoman Nina Flack for the last spot to advance by one pin, 683 to 682.

    The top 8 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 European Bowling Tour title, the 40.000 NOK top prize and 50 EBT ranking points (men and women in separate rankings).

    60 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.

    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 4 Results

    Top 8 advance to fifth round; pinfall total carries over. Places 9-16 earn 4.000 NOK.