Valgeir Gudbjartsson

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