The VI Brunswick Madrid Challenge was conducted on 1-8 July 2018 in Bowling Chamartin in Madrid.
The tournament, which as always was well managed by Paco Rodriguez, appeared in the European Bowling Tour 2018 as Stop 6.
The format of the tournament offered 48 athletes in the final steps, of which athletes positioned 1-16 was qualified directly for the Final Step 2, while the 32 other qualified athletes all bowled 6 games in Step 1, starting from scratch.
Top 16 from Step 1 was then joined by the highest seeded 16 athletes for matches in the rest of the steps, always with the highest seeded matched with the lowest seeded etc.
Step 2, 3 and 4 included 16, 8 and 4 matches, all bowled best of three games, while the Semi Finals and he Final in Step 5 and 6 was bowled as one game matches.
The outcome of the last 7 matches became as follows:
Quarter Final 1
(1) Jassim Al Muraikhi, Qatar: 258-257-247
(2) Chris Klerk, USA: 269-195-255
Quarter Final 2
(2) Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark: 202-241-251
(1) Pontus Andersson, Sweden: 222-181-216
Quarter Final 3
(2) Marie Jose Rodriguez, Colombia: 208-231-202
(1) Markus Jansson, Sweden: 223-211-212
Quarter Final 4
(2) Thomas Larsen, Denmark: 256-174-266
(1) Nicola Pongolini, Italy: 198-257-184
Semi Final 1
(1) Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark: 216
(0) Chris Klerk, USA: 179
Semi Final 2
(0) Marie Jose Rodriguez, Colombia: 196
(1) Thomas Larsen, Denmark: 233
(0) Carsten W. Hansen, Denmark: 219
(1) Thomas Larsen, Denmark: 258
After a fantastic day for Thomas Larsen, he won the all Danish affair in Bowling Chamartin, which became his 5th EBT Title and his 6th highest ranked position in the men’s division.
Maria Jose Rodriguez from Colombia became the highest ranked women for the first time in her career, after a very successful road the whole way to one of the Semi Finals.
Jenny Wegner from Sweden is leading the women’s division of the tour with 494 points in front of Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol from The Netherlands at position 2 with 440 points and Cherie Tan from Singapore is at position 3 with 335 points.
The women’s ranking became a more open affair, since Ghislaine Sigter van der Tol took 70 points by being third among the women in Madrid, while Jenny Wegner did not bowl in Madrid.
The top of the men’s division of the tour is unchanged Anthony Simonsen from USA with 469 points in front of Jesper Svensson from Sweden with 390 points and Rafiq Ismail from Malaysia with 370 points.
Click here to see the ranking in the Women’s Division
Click here to see the ranking in the Men’s Division