Saturday 14:00 Session

November 13th, 2010  |  Published in Breaking News

With the score standing at four points to two in favor of the Europeans, the next six matches will decide which team has adapted to the unique conditions of the Barnsley Metrodome’s single lane installation and the pressure of a closely packed 500-seat stadium adding to the distractions.

High game 272 for Barrett

Last night saw a record Friday night crowd tense with excitement with some fabulous matches and with Europe currently in the driving seat it will be eager anticipation of their quartet ‘spanking the Yanks’ through today’s two six-match sessions.

This afternoon the opening match will once again be the Baker team which was won yesterday by Europe, 154-152, perhaps the lowest Baker team score in the 11-year history of the Weber Cup. Then we have the first doubles match, with the bowlers alternating shots. The third match will be singles, then doubles, on to another singles and the session closes with the third doubles.

POINTS:

EUROPE

9

UNITED STATES

3

The second session of this 11th Partycasino. com Weber Cup provided as much excitement as that set last night. The Europeans shot out of the gate by winning yet another Baker team match, which has usually been their historic downfall, but this time the match ended in a convincing 223-180 win.

Paul Moor in front of a troubled Pete Weber

The the first of three doubles encounters in this session took to the lanes and it was advantage Europe yet again with the Palermaa/Barrett combo easily defeating Barnes/Mack.

Then a singles saw Paul Moor clutch victory from the jaws of defeat from Peter Weber when the American missed a single 7-pin to open the door for Moor to clinch the match by just six pins, doing it with a tenth frame double.

The second doubles brought the europeans their fourth session win and they looked on course to whitewash the Americans. Koivuniemi and Moor settled into their strike zone to defeat Jones and Barnes and advance to a healthy points lead.

Then the final singles match of this session brought a veritable strikefest from Koivuniemi, shooting ten strikes in a row after the first two frames open for 258 to bury Jones, 258-213.

The session ended with a doubles match in which the Americans avoided their whitewash, taking the final point, 213-202, the Europeans once again rueing a missed single pin which could have made the final result so much closer.

Match 1: Baker team


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
6s1 X X X X X 9- X 9/ XX9
Europe 7 37 67 97 126 145 154 174 194 223 223
X 81 9/ 9/ X X 6/ 8s1 8/ X6/
USA 19 28 47 67 93 113 131 140 160 180 180

Match 2: Doubles -  Palermaa/Barret v Mack/Barnes

Names
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
Palermaa X X X X X 9/ X X 8s- 9/8
Barrett Europe 30 60 90 119 139 159 187 205 213 231 231
Mack X 6/ X 7/ X 9/ 8/ X X X8/
Barnes USA 20 40 60 80 100 118 138 168 196 216 216

Match 3: Singles -Paul Moor v Pete Weber

Name Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
Paul X 7s2 X X X X 7s/ 7s2 X XX9
Moor Europe 19 28 58 88 115 135 152 161 191 220 220
Pete X 8s1 9/ X X X X 9- X X9/
Weber USA 19 28 48 78 108 137 156 165 194 214 214

Match 4: Doubles -Koivuniemi/Moor v Jones/Weber

Name Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
Koivuniemi 9/ X X 7/ X 9/ 9/ X X XX8
Moor Europe 20 47 67 87 107 126 146 176 206 234 234
Jones X 9/ 9- X 8/ X X 7/ X 9/X
Weber USA 20 39 48 68 88 115 135 155 175 195 195

Match 5: Singles -Mika Koivuniemi v Tommy Jones

Name Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
Mika 9- 8s1 X X X X X X X XXX
Koivuniemi Europe 9 18 48 78 108 138 168 198 228 258 258
Tommy X X X X X 8s1 9/ X 8s/ 8s1
Jones USA 30 60 90 118 137 146 166 186 204 213 213

Match 6: Doubles -Barrett/Moor v Barnes/Jones

Name Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TOTAL
Barrett X X 8s1 X 9- X 9/ 8/ X XXX
Moor Europe 28 47 56 75 84 104 122 142 172 202 202
Barnes 9/ X X X X 9/ X X 8s1 8s-
Jones USA 20 50 80 109 129 149 177 196 205 213 213


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