The 22st edition of the Mediterranean Bowling Championships was concluded on Saturday 6 April in Eden Superbowl, situated in Malta.
These regional championships, which are conducted annually, are open for member federations with a coastline of the Mediterranean See – This time with record participation of 16 federations
The 10 titles in the championships were distributed as follows:
4 titles in the women’s division
Singles: Georgia Sagona from Greece
Doubles: Sara Xuereb and Sue Abela from Malta
All Events: Georgia Sagona from Greece
Masters: Delphine Labille from France
4 titles in the men’s division
Singles: Antonino Fiorentino from Italy
Doubles: Gediz Ege and Taygun Erkeskin from Turkey
All Events: Antonino Fiorentino from Italy
Masters: Taygun Erkeskin from Turkey
2 titles for mixed groups
Doubles: Ebru Ozogluntur & Taygun Erkeskin from Turkey
Team: Delphine Labille, Audrey Skopnick, Julien Keller and Jonathan Lefevre from France
The following six matches, all bowled over two games total pin fall to count, concluded the championships in Ankara.
Women’s Masters, Semi Final 1:
434 (235+199): Sue Abela, Malta
368 (188+180): Martha Karatzoula, Greece
Women’s Masters, Semi Final 2:
376 (185+191): Sara Xuereb, Malta
428 (232+196): Delphine Labille, France
Women’s Masters, Final:
399 (183+216): Delphine Labille, France
396 (181+215): Sue Abela, Malta
Men’s Masters, Semi Final 1:
442 (204+238): Mauro Anastasi, Malta
404 (207+207): Julien Keller, France
Men’s Masters, Semi Final 2:
420 (187+233): Ziga Zalar, Slovenia
486 (262+224): Taygun Erkeskin, Turkey
Men’s Masters, Final:
392 (191+201): Taygun Erkeskin, Turkey
353 (165+188): Mauro Anastasi, malta
Turkey became the best federation with 3 Gold and 2 Bronze, Greece became the second best nation with 2 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze and France became the third best nation with 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze
The 12th edition of the EBT Masters, the EBT Masters 2019, will be conducted in Bowling Chamartin, in Madrid, Spain on 4 July 2019.
The EBT Master 2019 is conducted on Thursday morning/early afternoon during the week of the VII Brunswick Madrid Challenge, which will be conducted on 29 June to 7 July 2019 in the same centre.
The 8 highest ranked women and the 8 highest ranked men, by the conclusion of the European Bowling Tour 2018, are qualified for participation in the EBT Masters 2019. In cases of excuses, the next on the ranking lists are called –but this time all top 8 – both women and men, have announced their participation.
The 8 athletes, competing in the women’s division, are as follows:
Position 1: Jenny Wegner, Sweden
Position 2: Mai Ginge Jensen, Denmark
Position 3: Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol, The Netherlands
Position 4: Maxime de Rooij, The Netherlands
Position 5: Cajsa Wegner, Sweden
Position 6: Sin Li Jane, Malaysia
Position 7: Darja Pajak, Poland
Position 8: Siti Safiyah, Malaysia
The 8 athletes, competing in the men’s division, are as follows:
Position 1: Anthony Simonsen, USA
Position 2: Jesper Svensson, Sweden
Position 3: Thomas Larsen, Denmark
Position 4: Pontus Andersson, Sweden
Position 5: Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark
Position 6: Kyle Troop, USA
Position 7: Rafiq Ismail, Malaysia
Position 8: Christoper Sloan, Ireland
The ETBF Presidium has decided to award the hosting of the European Senior Championships 2022 to Lovvang Bowling Centre in Aalborg, Denmark.
The championships will be held in the well-known Lovvang Bowling Centre in Aalborg from 28 January to 6 February 2022.
The European Senior Championships is a championship for 50+ bowlers established at ETBF’s Congress in 2017. The 2022 issue of the championships is the second edition of the championships.
The format of the championships is identical with the format of the European Youth Championships, namely 4 male and 4 female athletes participating in Singles, Doubles, Team of Four, All Event and Masters, in total 10 titles.
Dream-Bowl Palace did not manage to continue the record streak they had the last 2 years, but still a total of 1145 entries from 382 athletes in this year’s 16th issue of the Brunswick Euro Challenge which were concluded in Munich on 24 March 2019
The format of the final day included a step 1 with 52 athletes, bowling 6 games from scratch, continuing with step 2 consisting of 28 athletes, including top 16 from step 1 and top 12 from the qualification, bowling another 6 games starting from scratch.
From step 2, 8 athletes continued into a 7 games round robin with the pin fall from step 2 carried forward.
The standing after step 3, including scores from 13 games and bonus points, were as follows:
1. Martin Larsen, Sweden: 3038
2. Maria Jose Rodrigues, Columbia: 2993
3. Niko Oksanen, Finland: 2992
4. Carsten Hansen, Denmark: 2903
5. Arnar David Jonsson, Iceland: 2900
6. Adam Andersson, Sweden: 2870
7. Rocio Restrepo, Columbia: 2787
8. Jesper Agerbo, Denmark: 2647
Finally top 3 concluded the tournaments with two stepladder matches as follows:
Match 1: Niko Oksanen vs. Maria Jose Rodriguez: 224 vs 199
Match 2: Martin Larsen vs. Niko Oksanen: 184 vs 160
Martin Larsen ended long time without win on the EBT, but at the same time is winning his 9th EBT title. Maria Jose Rodrigues was for the first time with the highest position of women on the EBT tour.
Cherie Tan from Singapore is leading the women’s division of the tour with 475 points, Bernice Lim from Singapore is at position 2 with 400 points and Daphne Tan from Singapore is at position 3 with 300 points.
Arnar David Jónson from Iceland is leading the men´s division for the first time with 326 points in front of Adam Anderson from Sweden with 288 points at position 2 and Carsten Hansen from Denmark with 265 points at position 3.
Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division
Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division