European Bowling Tour

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The European Bowling Tour (EBT) is one of three tenpin bowling tours (Europe, Americas, Asia) that form part of the ranking system of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA).

The tour is run by the European Tenpin Bowling Federation. In all the tournaments, men and women compete alongside each other, with women receiving a handicap per game. In these tournaments there is only one prize fund (not split for men & women), however some tournaments offer additional bonuses for the highest placed woman, which is often in addition to any of the regular prize money.

EBT 2008 tour logo

History[edit]

During the 1990s, there had been several attempts to develop Ten-pin bowling tours in Europe but these were usually limited to one country (The Danish Masters Tour and the German Golden Bowling Ball Tour). It wasn’t until 2000 that the European Bowling Tour was launched initially holding 9 tournaments in 8 countries. It has since expanded over the course of 12 years and now consists of 22 events in 2012.

Today[edit]

In 2012, Dominic Barrett (England), and Birgit Pöppler (Germany) were the EBT ranking champions. This was Barrett's 2nd EBT Ranking title and Pöppler's 1st.

Each year The 12 highest ranked men and the 12 highest ranked women in the EBT qualify for the EBT Masters which is played at a different host centre each year, usually after the EBT event in the same location.

The format varies from tournament to tournament, but generally most tournaments on the EBT take the form of 6 games re-entry qualification, with the top 50–60 bowlers (depending on the tournament) bowling a further set of games (most commonly 4), before a final cut to either single elimination matchplay or stepladder finals.

The 2013 Tour Schedule, and Winners of each stop[edit]

Date City/Country Tournament Category Prize Fund (€) Winner Top Ranked Opposite Sex Participants
4–13 January Finland Helsinki, Finland Brunswick Ballmaster Open Gold 90,300 Sweden Jesper Svensson Denmark Britt Brøndsted 476
3-10 February Netherlands Tilburg, Netherlands Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament Silver 51,000 Denmark Thomas Larsen Germany Birgit Pöppler 196
11-17 February Poland Wroclaw, Poland International Wroclaw Open by Hammer Satellite 26,000 Slovenia Anze Grabrijan Sweden Jenny Wegner 106
19–24 March Germany Munich, Germany Brunswick Euro Challenge Platinum 106,000 United States Ronnie Russell Singapore Jazreel Tan 356
20-28 April Germany Berlin, Germany QubicaAMF German Open 2013 Gold 60,000 Sweden Joline Planefors Finland Pasi Uotila 269
20-26 May Denmark Aalborg, Denmark Bowltech Aalborg International 2013 Silver 40,000 Norway Björn Rudshagen Denmark Britt Brøndsted 154
26 May - 2 June Denmark Odense, Denmark Odense International Satellite 20,000 Denmark Mik Stampe Denmark Kamilla Kjeldsen 103
22-30 June Italy Asti, Italy Brunswick Madrid Challenge Silver 40,250 England Paul Moor Sweden Sandra Andersson 156
29 June - 7 July Italy Asti, Italy Brunswick Italia Challenge Silver 51,600 Czech Republic Marek Talpa Denmark Mai Ginge Jensen 254
6-14 July San Marino Serravalle, San Marino 8th San Marino Open Gold 60,000 Sweden Martin Larsen Sweden Rebecka Larsen 182
20-28 July Germany Munich, Germany 34 Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open by Erdinger Gold 70,000 Finland Joonas Jehkinen Denmark Mai Ginge Jensen 183
10–14 September Russia Moscow, Russia Russian Open Satellite 25,000 Russia Maria Bulanova Ukraine Mykhaylo Kalika 152
15–22 September Netherlands Nieuwegein, Netherlands Chandra Open Satellite 25,600 England Dominic Barrett Netherlands Lisanne Breeschoten 125
23–29 September Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia BNC Open Gold 62,000 United States Parker Bohn III Germany Martina Schütz 216
30 September - 6 October Austria Vienna, Austria Columbia 300 Vienna Open Gold 75,130 Finland Mika Koivuniemi United States Kelly Kulick 271
4–13 October Norway Oslo, Norway Norwegian Open Satellite 224,000 NOK Sweden James Gruffman Sweden Annie Thorell 192
12–20 October Italy Catania, Italy Brunswick Etna Open Satellite 28,800 England Paul Moor Italy Giada Di Martino 108
3–11 November Italy Florence, Italy Florence International Satellite 32,640 Sweden Kevin Karlsson Sweden Joline Planefors 208
4–10 December Qatar Doha, Qatar Qatar Bowling Open Platinum 120,000 England Dominic Barrett Sweden Ida Andersson 119

Ranking points[edit]

Ranking points are awarded based on finishing position in the top 50. Separate points are awarded for men and women. Satellite events are based on 50 points for a win and 1 point for 50th place. Silver events points are multiplied by 2, Gold event are multiplied by 3 and Platinum events are multiplied by 5. A full breakdown of points is listed below.

Finishing
position
Points awarded
(Platinum)
Points awarded
(Gold)
Points awarded
(Silver)
Points awarded
(Satellite)
1st
250
150
100
50
2nd
200
120
80
40
3rd
175
105
70
35
4th
150
90
60
30
5th
125
75
50
25
6th
120
72
48
24
7th
115
69
46
23
8th
110
66
44
22
9th
105
63
42
21
10th
100
60
40
20
11th-12th
75
45
30
15
13th-14th
70
42
28
14
15th-16th
65
39
26
13
17th-18th
60
36
24
12
19th-20th
55
33
22
11
21st-25th
40
24
16
8
26th-30th
30
18
12
6
31st-35th
20
12
8
4
36th-40th
15
9
6
3
41st-45th
10
6
4
2
46th-50th
5
3
2
1

2012 EBT Ranking lists[edit]

Men's Ranking List after San Marino Open (stop 10)

Women's Ranking List after San Marino Open (stop 10)

Previous Tour Winners[edit]

Winners of the European Bowling Tour, since 2000

Men[edit]

Year Bowler Country
2000 Gery Verbruggen Belgium Belgium
2001 Gery Verbruggen Belgium Belgium
2002 Gery Verbruggen Belgium Belgium
2003 Gery Verbruggen Belgium Belgium
2004 Paul Moor England England
2005 Paul Moor England England
2006 Paul Moor England England
2007 Osku Palermaa Finland Finland
2008 Osku Palermaa Finland Finland
2009 Osku Palermaa Finland Finland
2010 Dominic Barrett England England
2011 Osku Palermaa Finland Finland
2012 Dominic Barrett England England
2013 Dominic Barrett England England

Women[edit]

Year Bowler Country
2000 Kamilla Kjeldsen Denmark Denmark
2001 Bettina Lund Denmark Denmark
2002 Bettina Lund Denmark Denmark
2003 Kamilla Kjeldsen Denmark Denmark
2004 Britt Brøndsted Denmark Denmark
2005 Britt Brøndsted Denmark Denmark
2006 Britt Brøndsted Denmark Denmark
2007 Kirsten Penny England England
2008 Nina Flack Sweden Sweden
2009 Nicki Ainge England England
2010 Nina Flack Sweden Sweden
2011 Joline Persson-Planefors Sweden Sweden
2012 Birgit Pöppler Germany Germany
2013 Joline Persson-Planefors Sweden Sweden

EBT Masters[edit]

The EBT Masters is a single tournament, with the top 12 men and top 12 women in the final standings of the EBT tour competing in a stand alone event the following year.

The format is a Round Robin consisting of 11 rounds of one game matches. 20 bonus points are awarded for each match won, 10 for drawn matches. The top 3 bowlers after the round robin qualify for a 3-person stepladder to determine the winner of the tournament

Previous Results[edit]

Year Venue Champion (Men) Runner-up (Men) Champion (Ladies) Runner-up (Ladies)
2008 Rollhouse Bowling Centre, Ankara, Turkey Finland Osku Palermaa Finland Pasi Uotila Denmark Kamilla Kjeldsen Denmark Britt Brøndsted
2009 Lovvang Bowling Centre, Aalborg, Denmark England Paul Moor Australia Jason Belmonte Denmark Kamilla Kjeldsen Denmark Rikke Holm Rasmussen
2010 Lovvang Bowling Centre, Aalborg, Denmark Sweden Robert Andersson Norway Tore Torgersen Denmark Kamilla Kjeldsen Denmark Mai Ginge Jensen
2011 Bowling Centre Gladiator, Ljubljana, Slovenia Finland Mika Koivuniemi Sweden Martin Larsen Singapore Cherie Tan Denmark Mai Ginge Jensen
2012 Dream Bowl Palace, Munich, Germany Sweden Martin Larsen Finland Mika Koivuniemi Sweden Rebecka Larsen Colombia Clara Guerrero
2013 BNC Bowling Centre, Bratislava, Slovakia Finland Tony Ranta Sweden Martin Larsen Netherlands Lisanne Breeschoten Sweden Ida Andersson

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