Osku Comes to Town

March 12th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Osku Palermaa, from Espoo, Finland, made the stepladder final of the PBA tournament in the United States last weekend and has

Osku Palermaa

flown back across the Atlantic on the fourth stage of a journey that has taken in Dubai, Catalonia, The United States and now France.

The journeyings have certainly not sapped either his energy or his abundant enthusiam for his bowling and the lithe Finn with the unique two-handed delivery expertly handled the Plaza Bowling lanes at noon on Friday by totaling a nice series taking him into the elite 1500 club with 1532, booking third place in the overall standings.

There is no sign of the groups missing out on 1400 series. The dawn raiders in the 08:00 squad this morning had six with the seemingly unstoppable Adran Ang from Malaysia topping the squad with 1480; PBA pro bowler from Finland, Mika Koivunieme (1459); Germany’s Stefan Wendlandt (1450); Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia (1445); Thomas Larsen, Denmark, last week’s Catalonia Open champion (1413) and Alex Cavagnaro, United States (1402).

Those bowling alongside Palermaa fares not so well. Just three, other than the man himself broke 1400: Tony Ranta, finland (1472); Tore Torgersen, Norway (1455) and Patricia Luoto, Germany (1401).

At the time of writing, 1400s go down to 34th place in the overall standings. The current cut to 52 is 1377, just butting up to a 230 average. The elite 16 have a cut of 1445.

for full standings, see www.brunswickeurochallenge.com.

Qualified directly to final step 2 (Position 1 – 16)
RANK NAME NAT GEN CAT BEST
PINS
LAST
GAME
SQUAD # SQUAD
COUNT
HAND
1 Pepe, Anthony USA M A 1572 256 10 1 L
2 Fagan, Mike USA M A 1555 300 11 2 R
3 Palermaa, Osku FIN M A 1532 248 16 2 R
4 Joris, Nico BEL M A 1518 255 03 1 R
5 Alix, Yoan FRA M A 1495 256 06 3 R
6 Lehtonen, Kimmo FIN M A 1486 267 11 2 L
7 Ang, Adrian MAS M A 1480 210 15 3 R
8 Pöllänen, Krista FIN F A 1477 241 12 1 R
9 Ranta, Tony FIN M A 1472 214 16 2 R
10 Dorin-Ballard, Carolyn USA F A 1459 287 08 2 R
11 Koivuniemi, Mika FIN M A 1459 227 15 2 R
12 Kong, Aaron MAS M A 1457 237 09 3 R
13 Torgersen, Tore NOR M A 1455 215 16 2 R
14 Bohn III, Parker USA M A 1451 258 07 2 R
15 Wendlandt, Steffen GER M A 1450 265 15 2 R
16 Zulkifli, Zulmazran MAS M A 1445 238 15 3 R

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