The French Take Over

February 24th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

A better entry for the second squad on Wednesday night as all available spots were taken up.
Unfortunately, the three witches on the heath are forecasting boil, toil and trouble as reports of the French air traffic controllers strike affecting existing entries filter in. To add to the misery, Lufthansa airline staff are also on strike, which makes it tough for the German contingent.
All flights coming from the north and east have to fly though French airspace. I was just told that it took Nicole Sanders 16 hours to fly from the Netherlands today, but she did make it and hopes that the effort pays off come Sunday’s finals. Hopes exist that many others do make it through the troubled zone.
Last night Oriol Ros Badia shook the center to the rafters by taking second place on the opening squad – dizzy heights which he seldom attains. So, on the crest of that wave he made a re-entry this evening and looked to be in a similar situation as the evening progressed. Remember that all squad winners automatically qualify for Sunday’s final rounds, even if their scores are below the official cut come Saturday night.

Tournament leader Yoan Alix of France

Unfortunately, top of the squad was not to be among Oriol’s buttered parsnips this breezy Wednesday evening. Instead, the honors were taken by a lithe Frenchman, Yoan Alix, 30, an estate agent from east Paris, not an air traffic controller. “I’m on holiday,” he proclaimed.
It looked very much on the cards as though Alix was going to finish his sixth game on a note of very high pitch, opening the game with ten absolute solid strikes. But then things went awry, taking just a seven count on the eleventh ball. Cleaning that up, he added a fine 287, the high game of the tournament so far, to his five-game 1062 to win the squad and now leads the tournament with 1349.
“I really don’t know how many perfect games I have hit,” he told us, “at a guess I would say around thirteen.”

Whilst Alix enjoyed the laurels of squad and tournament leader, Oriol Ros had to settle for 18th. Lluis Montfort also re-entered and suffered just as badly as last night, coming home 21st from 28 on the squad.

Alix had Frenchwoman Marilyn Planchard for good compeny along the trail. She totalled 1295 including her eight pin per game bonus and with a high game of 235 took second place with 1295.

Kegel’s John Janawicz is not setting a real easy lane condition but it looks as though the shot is there for those that find a good line. On the negative side, there were a couple of 5-7-10s left in the middle games andd a couple more when one of the set fell late.

For European Bowling Tour fans, the last rounds will be televised and also web-streamed from around 15:00 local time on Sunday, February 28. commentary will be in Catalan and English on www.tbowling.cat.

Competition resumes Thursday with two squads, both in the evening at 17:00 and 21:00 local time.

QUALIFYING AFTER SQUAD 2:

QUALIFICATION – 25

A-2

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Yoan Alix France 181 208 233 246 194 287 1349 0 1349
2 Marilyn Planchard France 212 191 184 235 228 197 1247 48 1295
3 Moises Perez Ibañez Catalonia 245 192 197 225 202 182 1243 0 1243
4 Raúl Gálvez Galisteo Catalonia 229 193 176 248 175 206 1227 0 1227
5 Camilla Lindqvist Sweden 237 167 175 203 201 193 1176 48 1224
6 Peder Grimsen Sweden 163 192 199 202 230 235 1221 0 1221
7 Luz Adriana Leal Gonzalez Colombia 181 180 187 227 197 169 1141 48 1189
8 Axel Guimó Miranda Catalonia 213 181 213 184 178 215 1184 0 1184
9 Marcial Ovide Marron Catalonia 181 218 191 178 205 211 1184 0 1184
10 Sandra Torrents Pelaez Catalonia 178 181 167 215 201 190 1132 48 1180
11 Oriol Ros Badia Catalonia 199 216 180 170 203 207 1175 0 1175
12 Jesus Alberto Dacorte Gomez Spain 200 190 168 171 197 228 1154 0 1154
13 Mathias Sarmadi France 196 157 171 203 202 225 1154 0 1154
14 Balbir Singh Kaur Catalonia 150 188 208 203 219 185 1153 0 1153
15 Âlvaro Jose Cardona Rosell Catalonia 167 182 200 168 209 217 1143 0 1143
16 Arturo Rueda Colombia 154 249 177 178 159 213 1130 0 1130
17 Artur Colomer Soler Catalonia 232 162 176 185 199 171 1125 0 1125
18 Sten Trygve Solberg Norway 187 211 183 210 163 170 1124 0 1124
19 Monica Boldo Pascual Catalonia 165 184 174 223 160 168 1074 48 1122
20 Rosa Mas Puiggros Catalonia 192 138 158 198 150 231 1067 48 1115
21 Joan Creus Martori Catalonia 203 157 160 170 202 218 1110 0 1110
22 Ilja Schneider Germany 190 173 181 153 201 207 1105 0 1105
23 Lluis Montfort Rifé Catalonia 199 211 177 181 147 190 1105 0 1105
24 Lluis Monfort Gómez Catalonia 181 192 160 178 180 207 1098 0 1098
25 Alexandre Lepolard France 179 148 164 191 175 213 1070 0 1070
26 Miguel Angel Guimerà Gavilan Catalonia 194 132 182 202 224 136 1070 0 1070
27 Paqui Nuñez Hernandez Catalonia 166 157 171 178 169 166 1007 48 1055
28 Ermes Pacchiosi Catalonia 165 128 198 184 148 218 1041 0 1041
29 Carlos Martí Pi-figueras Catalonia 144 146 161 185 166 236 1038 0 1038
30 Martin Donato Argentina 157 201 177 192 159 146 1032 0 1032
31 Keenan Glover Catalonia 201 157 188 143 160 175 1024 0 1024
32 Hector Roca Roig Catalonia 193 141 194 145 156 170 999 0 999
33 Carlos Huerta Chacon Catalonia 181 174 157 172 149 150 983 0 983
34 Jose Huerta Chacon Catalonia 152 180 141 132 160 162 927 0 927
35 Gerard Moreno Castan Catalonia 166 118 149 160 149 168 910 0 910
36 Daniel Alberti Corominas Catalonia 164 165 163 108 120 188 908 0 908
37 Gloria Sala Mestres Catalonia 141 120 138 160 172 113 844 48 892

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