The Bowl For Fun Open 2023 was conducted in Langen, Germany during 13-21 May 2023. Total of 733 Entries and re-entries were bowled during the week by 225 athletes, where of 29 were women.
After 3 final steps it was down to 5 person stepladder, results as follows:
Carl Eklund, Sweden vs Paul Purps, Germany 229 vs 222; Paul Purps – 5th place
Carl Eklund, Sweden vs Teodor Samuelsson, Sweden 233 vs 258; Carl Eklund – 4th Place
Teodor Samuelsson, Sweden vs Ben Robinson, England 234 vs 248; Teodor Samuelsson -3rd.
Ben Robinson, England vs Jesus Briceno, Spain 249 vs 213; Jesus Briceno – 2nd
Winner: Ben Robinson, England.
This was the first EBT victory for Ben Robinson, England.
The highest woman became Essi Pakarinen, Finland,
Top spots in the ranking are still same; Verity Crawley, England, and Kim Bolleby, Sweden is on top of the ranking. See below
Dear Friends of the European Bowling Family,
I unfortunately have to bring you the information that our EBF president, Addie Ophelders, has due to health issues and doctors advise decided to resign from all his responsibilities as the President of EBF with immediate effect.
We have been asked by his family to limit all communication with Addie to absolute zero for the time being, as he is medicated and resting.’
Addie was first elected as FIQ-EZ Vice President in 1985 and was then elected as President at the FIQ-EZ Congress in 1989 and has been EBF President from then.
We wish Addie speedy recovery, and we will meet him soon again.
Undersigned will be acting as Interim President until EBF Congress in October 2023
EBF Vice President
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:
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
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:
Anna Andersson, Sweden 254 3rd place
Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden 259
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
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
- 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
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
European Youth Championships 2022 are now on going in Wittelsheim France.
The Masters Competition was finished on the 10 September 2022.
Medallists as follows:
Robin Ilhammar, SE 2 – 1 Nicolas Carter DK
Nicholas Muscat, MLT 2 – 0 Robin Noberg, SE
Robin Ilhammar, SE 2 – 0 Nicholas Muscat, MLT
Robin Ilhammar, Sweden – GOLD
Nicholas Muscat, Malta – SILVER
Robin Noberg, Sweden – BRONZE
Nicolas Carter, Denmark – BRONZE
Eliska Krummerová, CZ 2-0 Alja Bergauer, SI
Jenny Mathiesen, NO 2 – 0 Pinja Laukkanen, FI
Jenny Mathiesen, NO 2 – 0. Eliska Krummerová, CZ
Jenny Mathiesen, Norway – GOLD
Eliska Krummerová, Czech – SILVER
Alja Bergauer, Slovenia – BRONZE
Pinja Laukkanen, Finland – BRONZE