Belgium to the Fore

February 27th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Gery Verbruggen

One Saturday squad down, three to go.

Now is the time for those out in the wilderness to try to grab one of the places in tomorrow’s finale. The 12 squad winners automatically advance and they will be joined by qualifiers 1-30 and the top six women not among the qualifiers, resulting in a field of 48 who will take home at least €400 with the ultimate champion reaping €6,000.

The opening squad fell just short of being full. After all, who wants to bowl at 09:00 after a nice Friday evening downtown Barcelona?

However, those sturdy souls taking part seemed to enjoy the experience, especially lefty Gery Verbruggen from Ghent in Belgium, who won the squad and therefore slots nicely into tomorrow’s line-up.

The stocky Belgian not only won the squad but his six-game total of 1411 gives him first position in the tournament, the only score so far to exceed 1400.

“I’m feeling really good, despite having a bad night’s sleep,” joked Verbruggen. “I was doing OK this morning until I changed from lanes 11/12 to 1/2, then I started struggling. The lanes are not all that much different, but if you don’t make the right adjustments you can get it wrong.”

Does the condition suit left-handers more than right? “I think the pattern is the same for both. From what I have seen of the right-handers, if they swing the ball too far out it doesn’t come back, but that’s the same on the left side. The girls are bowling well because they can play the ball fairly straight and that’s a good thing on this condition.”

Verbruggen’s highest games were a 266 in the fourth and a 251 and 252 finish for a 769 over the last three.

Needless to say, he and wife Muriel can spend the day in Barcelona and enjoy the sights.

Jesper Agerbo from Denmark was second to Verbruggen in this squad, but 61 points back on 1350. He had a 267 in his second game but then lost impetus with a 187.

QUALIFICATION – 27-02-2010 to Squad 9

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Gery Verbruggen Belgium 214 194 234 266 251 252 1411 0 1411
2 Luz Adriana Leal Gonzalez Colombia 221 215 203 246 235 198 1318 48 1366
3 Thomas Larsen Denmark 203 232 247 216 217 247 1362 0 1362
4 Dominic Barrett England 193 256 227 239 254 183 1352 0 1352
5 Jesper Agerbo Denmark 235 267 223 187 214 224 1350 0 1350
6 Yoan Alix France 181 208 233 246 194 287 1349 0 1349
7 Peter Ljung Sweden 245 232 196 234 213 226 1346 0 1346
8 Clara J Guerrero Colombia 178 236 257 202 182 235 1290 48 1338
9 Tore Torgersen Norway 206 190 234 227 248 226 1331 0 1331
10 Anders Lousdal Denmark 166 212 226 238 238 246 1326 0 1326
11 Nicole Sanders The Netherlands 170 146 258 278 201 223 1276 48 1324
12 Marcial Ovide Marron Catalonia 207 256 183 226 216 223 1311 0 1311
13 Martin Paulsson Sweden 200 194 226 218 268 203 1309 0 1309
14 Hélen Johnsson Sweden 202 220 187 222 207 221 1259 48 1307
15 Mik Stampe Denmark 232 206 188 179 212 289 1306 0 1306
16 John Wells England 178 206 233 237 203 247 1304 0 1304
17 Patrick Backe Sweden 214 201 234 236 213 202 1300 0 1300
18 Mark Jacobs The Netherlands 187 233 237 168 257 213 1295 0 1295
19 Marilyn Planchard France 212 191 184 235 228 197 1247 48 1295
20 Sophie Meer v/d The Netherlands 179 235 243 194 206 190 1247 48 1295
21 Christian Evensen Norway 223 226 229 191 244 181 1294 0 1294
22 Nicki Ainge England 203 216 201 203 221 201 1245 48 1293
23 Ron Bogaard v/d The Netherlands 197 221 224 190 225 235 1292 0 1292
24 Priscilla Maaswinkel The Netherlands 248 234 203 194 191 163 1233 48 1281
25 Paul Moor England 183 198 201 225 237 236 1280 0 1280
26 Paco Rodriguez Suances Spain 210 246 267 166 182 205 1276 0 1276
27 Xavier Lotthe France 199 189 191 243 225 227 1274 0 1274
28 Mathias Arup Sweden 181 213 196 238 217 222 1267 0 1267
29 Patricia Luoto Germany 172 141 259 204 183 253 1212 48 1260
30 Serge Frouvelle France 210 222 224 168 221 209 1254 0 1254
31 Federico Rossi Italy 219 184 206 247 220 178 1254 0 1254
32 Philippe André France 195 213 195 187 247 213 1250 0 1250
33 François Sacco France 178 199 225 253 212 178 1245 0 1245
34 Lluis Montfort Rifé Catalonia 189 244 183 187 226 214 1243 0 1243
35 Moises Perez Ibañez Catalonia 245 192 197 225 202 182 1243 0 1243
36 Tanja Theissen Germany 174 215 237 179 212 175 1192 48 1240
37 Peder Grimsen Sweden 191 243 184 169 212 232 1231 0 1231
38 Nina Flack Sweden 137 180 200 206 233 225 1181 48 1229
39 Tina Hulsch Germany 199 232 152 183 197 216 1179 48 1227
40 Raúl Gálvez Galisteo Catalonia 229 193 176 248 175 206 1227 0 1227
41 Artur Colomer Soler Catalonia 213 185 167 257 203 199 1224 0 1224
42 Camilla Lindqvist Sweden 237 167 175 203 201 193 1176 48 1224
43 Alexandre Lepolard France 201 149 204 212 246 210 1222 0 1222
44 Balbir Singh Kaur Catalonia 183 209 201 168 246 214 1221 0 1221
45 Laurence Gaillard France 204 166 211 174 213 204 1172 48 1220
46 Mathias Sarmadi France 172 176 196 236 232 204 1216 0 1216
47 Karl Wahlgren Sweden 172 185 224 222 195 216 1214 0 1214
48 David Kendall England 201 182 225 197 203 203 1211 0 1211
49 Alexandre Vahidi Iran 204 202 188 205 200 211 1210 0 1210
50 Diana Zavjalova Latvia 187 173 188 201 204 206 1159 48 1207
51 Carmen Haandrikman The Netherlands 193 205 178 214 198 165 1153 48 1201
52 Patrik Tanaskovic Sweden 214 212 148 236 199 191 1200 0 1200
53 David Canady Germany 214 172 193 233 192 187 1191 0 1191
54 Wendy Kok The Netherlands 190 171 182 214 210 174 1141 48 1189
55 Arturo Rueda Colombia 168 254 191 218 186 169 1186 0 1186
56 Pierre Luc Sanchez France 185 183 229 213 193 182 1185 0 1185
57 Axel Guimó Miranda Catalonia 213 181 213 184 178 215 1184 0 1184
58 Lisanne Breeschoten The Netherlands 181 184 192 220 147 212 1136 48 1184
59 Sandra Torrents Pelaez Catalonia 178 181 167 215 201 190 1132 48 1180
60 Kevin Jaap Wales 187 178 220 180 198 216 1179 0 1179
61 Alvar Cardona Burguès Catalonia 146 186 216 232 205 194 1179 0 1179
62 Oriol Ros Badia Catalonia 199 216 180 170 203 207 1175 0 1175
63 Elise Trouniac France 186 177 200 192 195 172 1122 48 1170
64 Bengt Wehlin Sweden 188 173 192 235 185 191 1164 0 1164
65 Ghislaine Tol v/d The Netherlands 180 186 183 170 192 203 1114 48 1162
66 Carlo Greulich Germany 196 218 193 189 187 179 1162 0 1162
67 Monica Boldo Pascual Catalonia 193 203 196 177 163 181 1113 48 1161
68 Birgit Poppler Germany 175 200 182 165 199 187 1108 48 1156
69 Jose Ignacio EstevezRuizDe Castañeda Catalonia 125 239 190 201 221 180 1156 0 1156
70 Jesus Alberto Dacorte Gomez Spain 200 190 168 171 197 228 1154 0 1154
71 Gildas Saint Marc France 225 227 191 118 204 186 1151 0 1151
72 Âlvaro Jose Cardona Rosell Catalonia 167 182 200 168 209 217 1143 0 1143
73 Kenneth Bland Norway 145 207 193 188 201 206 1140 0 1140
74 Bianca Wiekeraad The Netherlands 143 178 169 192 206 201 1089 48 1137
75 Mads Sandbekken Norway 157 234 206 153 199 181 1130 0 1130
76 Sten Trygve Solberg Norway 187 211 183 210 163 170 1124 0 1124
77 Daniel Alberti Corominas Catalonia 149 233 206 204 184 148 1124 0 1124
78 Sonja Uhlich Germany 205 166 143 194 148 214 1070 48 1118
79 Rosa Mas Puiggros Catalonia 192 138 158 198 150 231 1067 48 1115
80 Joan Creus Martori Catalonia 203 157 160 170 202 218 1110 0 1110
81 Samuel Fowlkes Germany 209 148 144 214 177 217 1109 0 1109
82 Ilja Schneider Germany 190 173 181 153 201 207 1105 0 1105
83 Lluis Monfort Gómez Catalonia 181 192 160 178 180 207 1098 0 1098
84 Isabelle Sacco France 166 193 178 189 181 142 1049 48 1097
85 Laurent Plantard France 202 188 201 124 209 167 1091 0 1091
86 Ruta Tumileviciute Lithuania 193 186 171 182 135 171 1038 48 1086
87 Miguel Angel Guimerà Gavilan Catalonia 207 168 190 196 162 163 1086 0 1086
88 Carlos Martí Pi-figueras Catalonia 202 181 149 192 212 149 1085 0 1085
89 Elisa Virlogeux France 160 179 160 194 171 153 1017 48 1065
90 Hector Roca Roig Catalonia 193 201 153 175 209 130 1061 0 1061
91 Paqui Nuñez Hernandez Catalonia 166 157 171 178 169 166 1007 48 1055
92 Oscar Serrano Garcia Spain 196 141 220 153 188 156 1054 0 1054
93 Matthew Lochhead England 199 176 180 171 174 151 1051 0 1051
94 Ermes Pacchiosi Catalonia 184 182 145 196 172 165 1044 0 1044
95 Henry Sébastien France 146 127 190 198 178 199 1038 0 1038
96 Francisco J Suarez Ferrero Spain 157 183 204 145 193 156 1038 0 1038
97 Pere Sadurní Escofet Catalonia 171 185 178 180 177 145 1036 0 1036
98 Martin Donato Argentina 157 201 177 192 159 146 1032 0 1032
99 Joan Pique Reig Catalonia 170 161 184 178 156 182 1031 0 1031
100 Keenan Glover Catalonia 201 157 188 143 160 175 1024 0 1024
101 Lluis Pujol Salamaña Catalonia 189 157 203 180 165 127 1021 0 1021
102 Jean Usan France 176 177 137 156 203 168 1017 0 1017
103 David Nieto Montañez Catalonia 165 151 134 209 202 134 995 0 995
104 Carlos Huerta Chacon Catalonia 181 174 157 172 149 150 983 0 983
105 Guy Virlogeux France 159 162 160 139 194 163 977 0 977
106 Jose Huerta Chacon Catalonia 152 180 141 132 160 162 927 0 927
107 Gerard Moreno Castan Catalonia 166 118 149 160 149 168 910 0 910
108 Gloria Sala Mestres Catalonia 141 120 138 160 172 113 844 48 892

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