Valgeir Gudbjartsson

ETBF ACADEMY will host an international special 6-day combined Level-I and Level-II clinic for experienced coaches who are seeking Level II certification. Depending on qualifications coaches can enter a 2 day Level I clinic and continue to the Level II program or directly start the Level II program. Please check for registration and details.

2021 Edition of ETBF Level III Coaching program and ETBF Level I Instructors program will also be hosted in Frankfurt Germany between 6-12 December.

We thank Bowl for Fun Bowling and ETBF Training Center for their cooperation.

Website for the European Women Championships 2022 has been opened at:

The Championship will be conducted during 9-20 February 2022 in Løvvang Bowling Center, Aalborg, Denmark.

At the site you will find all needed and necessary information, such as forms to be turned in via the website, deadlines for forms and payments, information about hotel, and information about fees.

Please note that EWC2022 will be qualifier for the World Games in July 2022, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, and will also be used as qualifier for IBF World Cup in 2022

We are live again…!  No EBT tournament has been since February 2020 and finally it has started….

The Brunswick Ballmaster Open 2021, was conducted in Tali, Helsinki, Finland during 14-22 August 2021;a total of 711 entries by 334 athletes (where of 58 women) bowled during the week.

After two steps of 8 person round robins then we 4 athletes compete in the semifinals and finals live on Finnish National TV.  Results as follows:


Samu Valaranta; FIN 210 vs Jesper Svensson, SWE 207

Lukas Jelinek, CZE 192 vs William Svenson SWE 185


Samu Valaranta, FIN 215 VS : Lukas Jelinek, CZE 204


This was the first win for Samu Valaranta, Finland on the European Bowling Tour.

Highest ranked woman became Joline Person-Planefors, Sweden.


After the Brunswick Ballmaster Open 2021 we have combined the EBT 2020 + EBT 2021 Ranking points and there are some changes on the leader board…


For the Woman Ranking then Joline Person Planefors just increased the lead, but the other that were in top 5 were not partizipating in Helsinki.


For the Men Ranking then William Svensson From Sweden has taken over the lead and followed by former leader Christopher Sloan from Ireland and Teemu Putkisto, Finland is third.


Mens ranking can be seen here

Womens ranking can be seen here

During the ETBF Congress in Unterföhring, Germany, in 2019 the member federations decided that:

From 1st January 2021 no coaches will be allowed in the competition area unless they are certified coaches as ETBF Level II coaches or equivalent by one of the national or international programs approved/recognized by ETBF and/or IBF (former World Bowling).

During our future Championships, if your coach is not mentioned in the approved list and/or is not able to provide a certification, then:

– S/he cannot register as a coach and get a medal as a coach

– S/he cannot enter players area during Championships (Including Official Practice)

In order to help our federations, our Educational Committee prepared a list of ETBF Certified coaches who are eligible to enter the players area (Please note the certified L2 and higher graduated coaches in green in your federation page).

If your coach is not mentioned there or certified at a later date, please contact Marios  and/or Onder  Please remember that if your coach has an equivalent level – you should provide the certificate to the Championship Committee when you are registering your coach.

Click here to see the list of certificed coaches (ETBF ACADEMY WEB SITE)


Mediterranean Bowling Championship (MBC) is back. Tenpin Bowling Association of France and the MBC committee announce the days for the 2021 edition. The championship will take place from 10th to 17th of October 2021 in Paris, France. The 23rd edition will be held in Moussy le Neuf, located north of Paris. Visit our website for more details  and/or our Facebook page


Marios Nicolaides
Mediterranean Bowling Confederation – President

….alone we can do so little; together we can do so much…

It is my sad duty to inform you that ESBC Honourable Member Paul Douw from The Netherlands has passed away this Tuesday.

Paul was a good friend to many bowlers all around Europe and the World. He served the ESBC Organization as Secretary from 2002 to 2008 and as President from 2008 to 2017. While he led the organization, ESBC and the ESBC Championships have grown tremendously to social events. Due to starting health problems, Paul was forced to step down after 15 years of membership in the ESBC Presidium and was appointed Honourable Member. Now, he had to give up his last fight with cancer.

Our thoughts and feelings are with his family and his wife Annemarie. We will always honour Paul’s memory.

On behalf of the ESBC Presidium.

Florian Fister
European Senior Bowlers Committee

It is with great pleasure to announce the recognition of the Mediterranean Bowling Confederation by the International Committee of the Mediterranean Games (ICMG).

The Mediterranean Bowling Confederation family is very grateful for the support of ABF, ETBF, and BFA. It is highly appreciated.

Our thanks also to Mr. Athanasios Vasiliadis and Mr. Argyris Logothetis for their assistance, hard work, and passion they contributed towards this recognition.

Our special appreciation also to the President of IBF, Sheikh Talal Mohammad Al-Sabah for his help and support throughout the process.

This is the beginning of a lot of hard work and dedication from my committee to fulfil the requirements necessary for the ICMG.

Looking forward to a long and productive cooperation.



Marios Nicolaides
Mediterranean Bowling Confederation – President