A record number of not less than 1.197 entries were played in the 14th issue of the Brunswick Euro Challenge, which again this year was conducted in the well-known Dream-Bowl Palace, situated in German Unterföhring, a suburb to the Bavarian Capital Munich.
The record of 1.197 entries, which were played by 380 athletes from all over the World, replaced the old record of 1.056 bowled entries from Brunswick Ballmaster Open in 2010.
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. Dominic Barrett, England: 3221
2. Larp-Apharat Yannaphon, Thailand: 3218
3. Stuart Williams, England: 3138
4. Anders Lousdal, Denmark: 3065
5. Sean Rash, USA: 3059
6. Birgit Pöppler, Germany: 3019
7. Carsten Warming Hansen, Denmark: 2950
8. Martin Larsen, Sweden: 2900
Finally top 3 concluded the tournaments with two stepladder matches as follows:
Match 1: Larp-Apharat Yannaphon vs. Stuart Williams: 204 vs. 204 (ties X vs. 9)
Match 2: Dominic Barrett vs. Larp-Apharat Yannaphon: 237 vs. 221
Top 4 of the women’s tour division is an all Singaporean affair, where Daphne Tan is leading with 450 points, followed by Cherie Tan with 300 points, Jazreel Tan with 300 points and Shayna Ng with 270 points.
In the Men’s Division of the tour, Carsten W. Hansen from Denmark is leading with 370 points in front of Martin Larsen from Sweden with 315 points and Dominic Barrett from England with 250 points.
Birgit Pöppler became the highest ranked women for the 7th time in her career, while Dominic Barrett became the highest ranked man for the 15th time in his career. It was at the same time the 13th EBT Title for Dominic Barrett.
Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division
Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division