Finals Day

October 17th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

Men's leader Chris Vandamme

The change from the normal Malta Senior Open format this year sees the final day opening with the

Women's leader Liz Griffin

men’s and women’s round robins.

The eight qualifiers in each division carry forward fifty per cent of the pinfall from the earlier qualifying rounds and will receive bonus points for games won, games over 200 and extra for games over 249.

After the seven games the leading four will advance to the stepladder final, a one-game knockout format.

Fans around the world can watch progress by switching to: www.bambuser.com/channel/talktenpin.

Defending champions Rosario Bellomonthe of Italy and England’s Liz Pond are both in contention and the men’s group also includes 2008 champion Chris Vandamme.

Consistent bowling from Hermann Wimmer brought him the top seed position after the seven round robin games and six wins, losing just the one game to Roger Olofsson of Sweden. 2008 champion Chris Vandamme placed second and defending champion Rosario Bellomonte third. The fight for fourth place went in favor of Finn Rauli Raita to complete the line-up for the stepladder final.

In the women’s division it was was defending champion Liz Pond in second place after Finland’s Hannele Uotila¬† took first place. Inger Peterson of Sweden in third place takes on England’s Liz Griffin in the opening match of the one-game knockout rounds.

STEPLADDER FINALS – WOMEN:

The stepladder finale opened with Inger Peterson of Sweden playing England’s Liz Griffin in the one-game knockout round.

It was the Swede who emerged the victor, 206-169, including age bonuses and she advanced to the second round to play defending champion Liz Pond, also from England. Pond kept her chances of a double alive by defeating the Swede, 199-193, in

Champions Uotila & Wimmer

a close-fought match.

The final, between Pond and Hannele Uotila of Finland, become a one-sided affair as Uotila put on pressure with three strikes in the fifth to seventh frames and then take the 2010 title, 206-169.

Uotila, from Espoo in Finland, bowling in her fifth Malta Senior Open, remarked: “I have been lucky enough to place high in all five events so I have made money for the trips to Malta.” She also won the British Open way back in 1988.

STEPLADDER FINAL – MEN:

With the defending champion Rosario Bellomonte of Italy and last year’s runnner-up and 2008 champion Chris Vandamme in the quartet, the men’s final was eagerly anticipated by the crowd of onlookers. However, Bellomonte was defeated in the first game by Rauli Raita of Finland in a squeaker, 183-180.

Raita then met Vandamme and was slaughtered, 258-182, to set up a final ‘twixt Germany and Belgium as Hermann Wimmer came on stage. Hopes of similar scores from Vandamme in the title match were dashed as Wimmer started with three strikes to which Vandamme had no effective reply and Wimmer took his first Malta title, 211-182.

Final standings: 1. Hermann Wimmer, Germany; 2. Chris Vandamme, Belgium; 3. Rauli Raita, Finland; 4. Rosario Bellomonte, Italy; 5. Roger Olofsson, Sweden; 6. Stig Hermansson, Sweden; 7. Brian Wilkins, England; 8. Jean Usan, France

Women: 1. Hannele Uotila, Finland; 2. Liz Pond, England; 3. Inger Peterson, Sweden; 4. Liz Griffin, England; 5. Berit Karlsson, Sweden; 6. Jan Hodge, England; 7. Angie Brown, England; 8. Kaz Barfoot, England.

ROUND ROBINS:

Name Nat B Gross 50% G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 W Dr L 200+ 251+ Pins Extra Bon Score
1 Hermann Wimmer GER 11 4190 2095 244 223 232 215 177 204 234 6 1 5 1 1529 155 77 3856
2 Chris Vandamme BEL 4209 2104 189 243 154 232 222 234 217 5 2 5 1491 125 3720
3 Rosario Bellomonte ITA 15 4141 2070 183 217 205 233 200 182 192 5 2 5 1412 125 105 3712
4 Rauli Raita FIN 5 4067 2033 190 215 182 173 167 234 174 3 4 2 1335 70 35 3473
5 Roger Olofsson SWE 3958 1979 148 245 177 192 233 212 189 4 3 3 1396 95 3470
6 Stig Hermansson SWE 11 4090 2045 176 257 168 157 175 147 179 1 6 1 1259 30 77 3411
7 Brian Wilkins ENG 7 3890 1945 175 189 215 167 212 216 158 3 4 3 1332 75 49 3401
8 Jean Usan FRA 3952 1976 159 196 191 214 197 188 204 1 6 2 1349 30 3355





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Name Nat B Gross 50% G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 W Dr L 200+ 251+ Pins Extra Bon Score
1 Hannele Uotila FIN 5 2977 1488 155 211 181 233 192 183 191 5 2 2 1346 110 35 2979
2 Liz Pond ENG 9 2895 1447 198 146 213 222 177 192 146 5 2 4 1294 120 63 2924
3 Inger Peterson SWE 9 2967 1483 178 187 159 161 179 157 186 4 3 1207 80 63 2833
4 Liz Griffin ENG 2 2980 1490 137 167 200 201 182 198 169 1 6 3 1254 35 14 2793
5 Berit Karlsson SWE 15 2878 1439 160 170 152 175 174 138 174 5 2 1143 100 105 2787
6 Jan Hodge ENG 2756 1378 163 201 177 194 159 211 201 4 3 3 1306 95 2779
7 Angie Brown ENG 2879 1439 192 182 166 189 154 190 180 2 5 1253 40 2732
8 Kaz Barfoot ENG 5 2770 1385 159 161 150 149 158 160 223 2 5 1 1160 45 35 2625

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