Valgeir Gudbjartsson

The 53rd Brunswick Ballmaster Open 2023 was conducted in Helsinki, Finland during 6 – 15 January 2023. Total of 1081 Entries and re-entries were bowled during the week by 500 athletes, where of 72 were women.

 

After 3 steps of the final then it came down to top 4 playing TV finals as follows:

 

Semifinals:

Kim Bolleby, Sweden vs Nicola Pongolini, Italy.                                                  204 vs 181

Santtu Tahvanainen, Finland vs Jesper Svensson, Sweden                                             218 vs 228

 

And then final:

Jesper Svensson, Sweden vs Kim Bolleby, Sweden                                              267 vs 212

 

This was the second time victory at Ballmaster Open for Jesper Svensson, he also won in 2013.

The highest woman became Sanna Oksanen, Finland,

 

Verity Crawley, England, climbed to the top of the Women Ranking and Kim Bolleby, Sweden is on top of the Men´s ranking.  See here.

Now will be some pause on the EBT until May, were we will be in Langen Germany for the first version of Bowl for Fun Open and then week later in Kegel Aalborg Intl. Aalborg, Denmark.

As this was the second tournament on the EBT2023 this is also the status of the ranking

Women | Men

The AIK International Tournament 2023 was conducted in Stockholm, Sweden during 26 December 2022 – 8 January 2023.   Total of 803 Entries and re-entries were bowled during the week by 324 athletes, where of 62 were women.

 

After 3 steps of the final then it came down to top 3 playing stepladder to win, and results as follows:

 

Results:

Anna Andersson, Sweden                   254 3rd place

Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden               259

 

And then:

Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden               208 2nd place

Kim Bolleby, Sweden                         279 WINNER

 

The highest woman became Anna Anderssen, Sweden,

 

As this was the first tournament on the EBT2023 then this is also the status of the ranking

Women | Men

The FM Mattsson Christmas Tournament 2022 was conducted in Mora, Sweden during 10 – 18 December 2022. Total of 338 Entries and re-entries were bowled during the week by 147 athletes, where of 17 were women.

 

After 3 steps of the final then it came down to top 4 playing 1 game and lowest drop out etc.. Results:

Carl Eklund, Sweden                          247             216          258

Kevin Lindbadh, Sweden                     224             214 eliminated

Robin Noberg, Sweden                       212             247     222 eliminated

Jesper Svensson, Sweden                   192 Eliminated

 

This was the second EBT Title for this talented young athlete.

 

The highest woman became Peppe Kosteri, Finland, for the first time in her carrier.

 

The EBT Ranking was also concluded this time as this was the last tournament in the EBT Tour, and winners of the EBT Tour 2022 were in Anna Andersson and Tomas Käyhkö

 

The final of the Tour – The EBT Masters 2023 will be held in San Marino during the EBT 2023 stop there, on 12.07.2023

The Brunswick Open 2022 was conducted in Wittelsheim, France during 27 September -2 October 2022.   Total of 483 Entries and re-entries by 192 athletes, where of 29 were women, bowled during the week.

After 3 steps of the final then it came down to top 8 playing lowest vs highest seeded,  the 4 remaining were:

 

Maxime Dubois, France,

Dominic Barrett, England

Jesse Kallio, Finland

Tomas Kayhko, Finland.

 

In the next step both the Fins droped out, and that come to final as follows:

Dominic Barrett, England 238 + 256 = 494  vs  Maxime Dubois France 189 + 238 = 427

The highest woman became Janin Ribguth, Germany.

 

There were change of the leader in the tour Mens ranking where Tomas Kayhko edged in front of Kim Bolleby

 

Full ranking for men and women are here.

  • Correction in the men’s ranking as the administrator had the wrong info, and this affected ranking points for both Tomas Kayhko and Kim Bolleby amongst others. The administrator is apologizing to all those affected.

The Dimitris Karetsos Tournament 2022 was conducted in Athens, Greece during 16-25 September 2022.   Total of 435 Entries and re-entries by 155 athletes, where of 28 were women, bowled during the week.

 

After four steps of the final then it came down to stepladder, and results in the stepladder as follows:

 

Nikolas Christofi, Cyprus                   233 4th place

Ioannis Xydas, Greece                      247 going forward

 

Ioannis Zydas, Greece                      257 going forward

Anastasios Exarhou, Greece               225 3rd place

 

Ioannis Xydas, Greece                      278 – winner

Evaggelos Krizinis, Greece                 266 – second place

 

The highest woman became Cynthia Duca, Malta, but she did win the last Dimitris Karetsos tournament in 2019.

 

There were no change of the leaders in the tour ranking men or women, in the men’s ranking Kim Bolleby, Sweden is leading, and in the women’s ranking it is Anna Andersson, Sweden

Full ranking for men and women are here.

The Norwegian Open 2022 by Storm was conducted in Hönefoss, Norway during 9-18 September 2022.   Total of 381 Entries and re-entries by 114310 Athletes, where of 30 were women, bowled during the week.

After four final steps then top 8 played further 3 games carrying the scores forward from final step 4; in the first game then it was obvious who was ready, willing and able to land the price of 45.000 NOK….   Results for the top 3 ended as follows:

Tore Torgersen, Norway                    1435

Glenn Morten Pedersen, Norway         1271

Alexander Beck, Norway                   1255

 

The highest woman became Åsa Jacobsen, Norway.

There were change of the leaders in the tour ranking for both men and women, in the men’s ranking Kim Bolleby, Sweden is now leading, and in the women’s ranking it is Anna Andersson, Sweden

Full ranking for men and women are here.

European Youth Championships 2022 are now on going in Wittelsheim France.

The Masters Competition was finished on the 10 September 2022.

 

Medallists as follows:

 

Boys results:

Semi-finals:

Robin Ilhammar, SE 2 – 1 Nicolas Carter DK

Nicholas Muscat, MLT  2 – 0 Robin Noberg, SE

Final:

Robin Ilhammar, SE 2 – 0 Nicholas Muscat, MLT

 

Robin Ilhammar, Sweden – GOLD

Nicholas Muscat, Malta – SILVER

Robin Noberg, Sweden – BRONZE

Nicolas Carter, Denmark – BRONZE

 

Girls results:

Semi-finals:

Eliska Krummerová, CZ 2-0 Alja Bergauer, SI

Jenny Mathiesen, NO 2 – 0 Pinja Laukkanen, FI

Final:

Jenny Mathiesen, NO 2 – 0. Eliska Krummerová, CZ

 

Jenny Mathiesen, Norway – GOLD

Eliska Krummerová,  Czech – SILVER

Alja Bergauer, Slovenia – BRONZE

Pinja Laukkanen, Finland – BRONZE

 

Further info if needed see results here.

European Youth Championships 2022 are now on going in Wittelsheim France.

All Event Medals came clear after the singles competition finalized on the 9 September 2022

 

Medalists as follows:

Boys:

Robin Ilhammar, Sweden – GOLD – 4163

Robin Noberg, Sweden – SILVER – 3934

Nicholas Muscat, Malta – BRONZE – 3879

 

Girls:

Peppi Konsteri, Finland – GOLD – 3581

Jenny Mathiesen, Norway – SILVER – 3562

Eva Krafogel, Slovenia – BRONZE – 3505

 

Further info if needed see results here.

European Youth Championships 2022 are now on going in Wittelsheim France.

Single competition finalized on the 9 September 2022

 

Finalists and medals as follow:

Results from Boys singles:

Semi-finals:

Robin Ilhammar, SE 204 – Mikolaj Czarnecki, PL  176

Jani Soukka, FI  234 – Robin Noberg, SE  191

Finals:

Robin Ilhammar, SE  236 – Jani Soukka, FI  202

 

Bronze goes to Robin Noberg, Sweden and Mikolaj Czarnecki, Poland

Silver goes to Jani Soukka, Finland

Gold goes to Robin Ilhammar, Sweden

 

Results from the Girls Singles:

Semi-finals:

Hannah Masterson, IE 155 – Jenny Mathiesen, NO 151

Tiiamari Laukkanen, FI 199 – Lea Tescher, DE  190

Finals:

Tiiamari Laukkanen, FI 191 – Hannah Masterson, IE 170

 

Bronze goes to Jenny Mathiesen, Norway and Lea Tischer, Germany

Silver goes to Hannah Masterson, Ireland

Gold goes to Tiiamari Laukkanen, Finland

 

Further info if needed see results here.