Valgeir Gudbjartsson

ETBF Presidium has awarded the hosting of the European Championship of Champions 2022 to The German Bowling Federation, ECC 2022 to be held at Bowlplay Berlin, Germany during 24-30 October 2022.

ETBF Presidium is confident that the German Bowling Federation will host a perfect championship.

This year we have newcomers as winners of the EBT.  On the women’s division we had Anna Andersson from Sweden winning the tour with 688 points, well in front of a well-known athlete, Jenny Wegner, Sweden with 537 points, Anna had already secured the win, and did not participate in the last stop of the tour in Aalborg.  3rd place was Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark.

The leader of the men’s division of the tour, Arnar David Jonsson, had won one EBT title in Odense in 2018, but this year decided to participate full force, and the results were 2 EBT titles, in Track Open in Munich, and in the last stop in Aalborg.  Arnar got 670 points in total, in front of Adam Andersson, Sweden with 579 points and 3rd place Kim Bolleby, Thailand with 454 points.

We are congratulating the two tour winners, who each will be awarded 1.000 € for their victories of their division in the European Bowling Tour 2019.

Click here to see the final ranking in the 2019 Women’s Division

Click here to see the final ranking in the 2019 Men’s Division

Kegel Aalborg International 2019, was conducted in Aalborg, Denmark 3 – 10 November 2019.  107 athletes, 30 women and 77 men fought out for the first price.

After the first of 4 games in final step 4 then it came obvious that the battle of the tittle would be between 2 athletes from Sweden and 1 athlete from Iceland.

  1. William Svensson from Sweden – 1374 (previous 6 games) + 268 = 442
  2. Arnar David Jonsson from Iceland – 1407 Prev. 6 games) + 233 = 440
  3. Martin Larsen from Sweden – 1357 (previous 6 games) + 257 = 414

Then Arnar decided to step it up and had secured good 96 pin lead before the last game, and could slow down and relax in the last game, results for the top 3 ended as follows:

  1. Arnar David Jónsson, Iceland 354 – 10 games
  2. William Svensson, Sweden 307 – 10 games
  3. Martin Larsen, Sweden 289 – 10 games.

This became the 2nd title for Arnar David Jonsson on the EBT this season, and 3rd title in 2 years – and he became the winner of the EBT 2019.   First Icelandic athlete to achieve this.

Highest woman in Aalborg became Birgit Poeppler, Germany.

We did see small changes in the women’s division of the tour as Anna Andersson from Sweden had already won the EBT 2019 with 688 points in front of her country woman Jenny Wegner with 537 points, but Mai Ginge Jensen from Denmark moved up to 3rd place with 533 points.

In men’s division no changes either,  Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland is the winner of the mens division of the tour with 670 points in front of Adam Andersson from Sweden at position 2 with 579 points and Kim Bolleby from Thailand at position 3 with 454 points.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

 

Glenn Morten Pedersen from Norway and Joline Persson Planefors from Sweden win the women´s and men´s titles at the ECC 2019

 

Glenn was leading the 38 athletes group from the second block of qualifications and won Adam Cairns from England in exiting best of three final, two games to none, first game 246-214 and the second game came tied 221-221 and went to one ball roll off 30-29.

 

In the semi-finals, Glenn won fourth-seeded Paco Rodríguez of Spain, while no. 3 Adam won last year’s silver medalist Jesper Agerbo of Denmark.

 

In the women’s championship match, Joline came back from a 0-1 deficit and defeated qualifying leader and defending champion Mai Ginge Jensen of Denmark, 224-181 and 238-227 to become the third Swedish ECC champion in the last four years.

 

In the semi-final matches, top-seeded Mai Ginge won no. 4 Laura Marcham of England in two games, while second-seeded Joline did go all the way against Denise Blankenzee, Netherlands, and won, two-games-to-one.

Due to security concerns from some of the ETBF federations regarding the ECC 2019 that will be hosted in Ankara, Turkey 21-27 October 2019 then ETBF has got the following statement from the Turkish Bocce Bowling Darts Federation:

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Dear ECC2019 Participating Federations,

All preparations for the European Champions Championship – ECC 2019 were completed.

ECC Organization informed our federation about the security concerns of some federations. The ongoing operation in Syria is a cross-border operation and has no connection with Ankara.

All national and intertheir national Sports, Cultural and Tourism activities, conferences, and organizations in Turkey are ongoing. Our Federation is also organizing Mersin Bocce World Championship at the end of this month in Mersin.

As Turkish Bocce Bowling Darts Federation, we inform all participating Federations of ECC 2019 that there is no security risk. We wish all countries to have a successful event and hope to see you all soon.

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ETBF Presidium is looking forward to see all the athletes from the already registered Federations next week in Turkey.

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The Norwegian Open 2019 by Brunswick , conducted in Oslo, Norway 4-13 October 2019.  192 athletes, 49 women and 143 men fought out for the first price.

Scoring was high and in the final step 5 then excitement was high, before the last game there were only few pins between first and the fifth place, in the last game then the top five scored as follows, and the final score:

5: Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark           201 = 1.372 score in 6 games

4: Kim Bolleby, Thailand                    212 = 1.388 score in 6 games

3: Martin Larsen, Sweden                  258 = 1.430 score in 6 games

2: Tomas Käyhkö, Finland                  265 = 1.440 score in 6 games

1: James Blomgren, Sweden              285 = 1.462 score in 6 games

This is the second title in the EBT tour for James Blomgren, as he also took the title in the 2013 version of Norwegian Open.

We did not see any changes in the women’s division of the tour as Anna Andersson from Sweden is leading with 688 points in front of her country woman Jenny Wegner with 537 points, Cherie Tan from Singapore is together with Misaki Mukotani from Japan at 3rd place with 475.

In men’s division was only changes on the 3rd position: Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland is leading the men’s division of the tour with 570 points in front of Adam Andersson from Sweden at position 2 with 529 points and Kim Bolleby from Thailand at position 3 with 454 points.

 

The 3rd Brunswick Open 2019, conducted in Wittelsheim, France 1-6 October 2019.  153 athletes, 19 women and 134 men fought out for the first price of 6.000 EUR

In the final match, we saw fight between Mikkel Sörensen from Denmark and Kim Bolleby from Thailand the final scores as follows:

Mikkel Sörensen:            265 – 189 = 454 total  Winner
Kim Bolleby:                  206 – 222 = 428 total  2nd place.

The highest positioned woman became Alexandra Lopes D’Andrade from France.
We did not see any changes in the women’s division of the tour as Anna Andersson from Sweden is leading with 638 points in front of her country woman Jenny Wegner with 477 points, Cherie Tan from Singapore is together with Misaki Mukotani from Japan at 3rd place with 475.

In men’s division was no changes: Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland is leading the men’s division of the tour with 528 points in front of Adam Andersson from Sweden at position 2 with 505 points and Carsten Hansen from Denmark at position 3 with 405 points.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

The first Greek EBT stop for a long time was conducted in Thessaloniki, 14-22 September, 210 athletes, 47 women and 163 men, battled it out – with total of 514 entries and re-entries.

In the final we saw battle between woman from Malta and man from Greece and the first ever win by Malta woman became real, Cynthia Duca won Montsenigos Eleytherios from Greece in 2 game match 498 vs 455 (including 8 pin handcap per game),  Konstantinos Kitsos – Marios became number 3.

We did not see any changes in the women’s division of the tour as Anna Andersson from Sweden is leading now with 558 points in front of her countrywoman Jenny Wegner with 477 points, Cherie Tan from Singapore is together with Misaki Mukotani from Japan at 3rd place with 475.

In men’s division was no changes: Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland is leading the men’s division of the tour with 528 points in front of Adam Andersson from Sweden at position 2 with 475 points and Carsten Hansen from Denmark at position 3 with 405 points.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division

 

At the last ETBF Congress, ETBF informed that agreement had been made with company bbbs – a company from Greece headed by one of the longtime friends of bowling, Bill Hartofillis. Bill made short introduction at the congress to the delegates about products and possibilities that are in making shirts, and other clothing.

Now we have added button at the menu of the ETBF website, which links directly to the website of ETBF apparel, where it is possible to order clothing with various designs and scripts.

ETBF hopes that various groups of people, coaches, referees and others will be using the opportunity to get clothing with ETBF logo and other markings.

Stephan Unger from Germany won his first EBT title today at the 9th Odense International which was conducted from the 25th of August until today, the 1st of September.

Unger beat last year’s winner, Arnar Davíð Jónsson from Iceland by a single pin in a thrilling finale.

In 3rd place was Patrik Sørensen, Denmark and in 4th place was Carsten W. Hansen Denmark.

We did not see any changes in the women’s division of the tour as Anna Andersson from Sweden is leading now with 558 points in front of her country woman Jenny Wegner with 477 points, Cherie Tan from Singapore is together with Misaki Mukotani from Japan at 3rd place with 475.

In men’s division was no changes: Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland is leading the men’s division of the tour with 528 points in front of Adam Andersson from Sweden at position 2 with 475 points and Carsten Hansen from Denmark at position 3 with 405 points.

Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division

Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division