Valgeir Gudbjartsson

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic ETBF and the Host, The Nederland Bowling Federation have agreed to postpone the EYC2021 that was supposed to be held in Tilburg, NL during the 25 March – 4 April 2021

The host is working with the local authorities to find new dates that will be suitable and will be in the autumn 2021.

New dates will be published as soon as possible.


The host of the Brunswick Ballmaster Open tournament in Helsinki, Finland has decided to postpone the 2021 version of the tournament due to restrictions due to COVID-19

New dates will be announced during January, but the host is looking at May or June 2021.

More info coming.

The host of the Valcke Bronzen Schietspoel tournament in Tilburg, NL has decided to cancel the 2021 version of the tournament due to restrictions due to COVID-19

The Valcke Bronzen Schietspoel tournament is however firm in been part of the EBT 2022 and to be coming back stronger during 20-27m February 2022


The Program of the European Bowling Tour 2021 has been released, it is presented here and presented at the ETBF website:

The EBT 2021 is the 22nd consecutive tour since the first European Bowling Tour in 2000, but it was a very close call this year (2020) as we have, due to COVID-19, only seen 4 tournaments concluded so far, and hopefully the last tournament – Leandersson Christmas Tournament in Sweden will be run although it has already been postponed for 2 weeks.

The first stop in the EBT 2021 has already been postponed due to COVID-19 and is expected to be held during spring/early summer.

The 13 tournaments adopted in the tour are divided in 5 different categories as follows: 1 EBT Platinum, 1 EBT Gold, 3 EBT Silver, 5 EBT Bronze and 3 EBT Satellite tournaments.

Total prize fund in the EBT 2021 is 560.000 EUR; giving average prize of over 43.000 EUR.

The highest ranked woman and the highest ranked man at the conclusion of the EBT 2021 will be awarded 1.000 EUR each.

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the fact that only 4-5 tournaments have been concluded from the EBT 2020 it was decided that EBT 2021 will be continuing the EBT 2020 Tour, and these 2 years will be collecting ranking points as one pool.   Furthermore, there will be no EBT Masters 2021 but only EBT Masters 2022; the host for the EBT Masters 2022 will be Dream Bowl Palace in Munich during the Brunswick Euro Challenge in 2022.

Same rules will apply for the EBT 2021 as was for EBT 2020 – with one exception for the time period while the COVID-19 situation is still ongoing and travel restrictions apply, the organizers can grant the international athletes (not playing their home country) the advantage to be able to book 4 squads/starts during the last 2 days of qualification.

Due to Covid-19 situation in Sweden and restrictions until 20 December 2020, then the organizer of the Leandersson Christmas Tournament has postponed the tournament by just about 2 weeks, starting on the 28 December 2020 and with the final set on 6 January 2021.

The formation of the Mediterranean Bowling Confederation was decided during the General Assembly of the national bowling federations of the Mediterranean countries, which took place via teleconference on the 15th of October 2020 and unanimously approved the articles of association, the new logo and, the new Board of Directors of MBC


After the MBC Congress the new Board of Directors are:


Marios Nicolaides, from Cyprus – President

Athanasios Vasiliadis from Greece – Vice President

Beatrice Hunter from France – Treasurer

Ahmed Nasr from Egypt – Board Member

Rick Vogelesang from Malta – Board Member

Cristina Soares from Portugal – Board Member


Leonidas Maragkos from Greece – General Secretary

In yesterday´s release the International Bowling Federation approves string centers for Sport Bowling to ensure bowling operators and investors have a real choice in new technology – both free-fall and string technology are now viable options for Sport Bowling.

Now, operators and investors who choose string machines as a way to make their businesses more efficient, profitable and sustainable, can continue to offer and engage in Sport Bowling.

Press release from IBF

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Due to the COVID-19 situation around Europe then the Hosts of EWC 2020 and EMC 2020 in co-operation with ETBF Presidium have decided to further postpone the Championships as follows:

EWC 2020 will be hosted in Aalborg, Denmark during 2-13 June 2021

EMC 2020 will be hosted in Helsinki, Finland during 11-22 August 2021

The member federations will be contacted in due time with new deadlines for registration and delivery of forms as needed.