Session 3: Europe10 – USA 8

October 15th, 2011  |  Published in Breaking News

Session 3 – Saturday 19:00

Dominic Barrett

One Baker team match as the opener will be followed by five singles events to complete the second day’s

Mike Fagan

schedule.

With the Europeans leading 7-5 after a very interesting Saturday afternoon session, Chris Barnes is determined to get his quartet at least back on level terms, but more hopefully in the lead at the end of the session.

With the Europeans having won the last two Weber Cups and the overall score now standing at 6 wins to five in favor of the Americans, Chris Barnes, the American captain, is determined to keep that advantage and not let the home players even the score.

Baker team line-ups:

Europe: Osku Palermaa, Mika Koivuniemi, Dominic Barrett, Paul Moor.
USA: Chris Barnes, Bill O’Neill, Tommy Jones, Mike Fagan.

An extremely satisfied group of four Europeans sat on stage after the opening match of session 3, the Baker team event. This has always been the key event in many recent confrontations, but this year they seem to have got their act together. Asked earlier why Osku Palermaa has not changed the team or the line-ups, he responded: “Why change a winning team?” Why indeed.

Back to a two-point buffer as Chris Barnes got the upper hand over a frustrated Dominic Barrett, finishing the European off with a 212-179 victory. Barrett suffered two 2-10 splits, the first in the first frame and the second in the fourth and that put him in catch-up mode. Barnes did leave the door slightly ajar by leaving a 7-10 split in the eighth frame but all ten pins refused to jump into the pit for Barrett and nine-spares were just not enough to trouble the lithe American.

Now Barrett continues, taking on Mike Fagan.

Not a high-scoring match this time and Fagan in trouble right from the start, opening his account with two splits while Barrett coasted merrily along, full of confidence on a difficult lane condition, that is until he missed the single 10-pin in the seventh frame. A chance for Fagan to step in was truly scuppered when he left the 2-8-10 split in the ninth frame, so heigh-ho, another point for Europe for a 9-6 lead.

Now it is the match of the captains as Chris Barnes and Osku Palermaa go head-to-head.

Could it possibly have been a sympathy miss for Palermaa when both players started the frist frame with opens? That, my friends is very doubtful and it didn’t mean that it cost the Finn the match as Barnes came back to pile on the pressure.

This was a fresh lane condition which Barnes quickly mastered with a four-bagger from the fifth frame and after that he never looked back, getting his own back on Palermaa, 225-192.

Now Koivuniemi versus Jones and it was murder, the Finn the victim. “Nightmare on elm Street,” said TV commentator Cass Edwards. Opening up with three splits was nightmare enough for Koivuniemi and finding himself 69-27 behind in just the third frame was enough to just spoil the day. Trouble came back with a 7-10 split in the eighth frame and the result of 269-181 made Koivuniemi slink away with his tail well and truly between his legs.

Now the pressure is on Paul Moor to beat Bill O’Neill, otherwise today’s program closes with a 9-9 result. If Moor can pull the rabbit out of the hat, then it will be 10-8 and that is what the European team want.

Oh, there will be dancing in the streets of Barnsley (and Hull) tonight, may an impressive firework display as well, all in celebration of Payul Moor’s win over Bill O’Neill and save the disappointment of having the second day and third session finish with a drawn finish instead of the now 10-8 European lead.

Session 4 commences at 13:00 tomorrow and the final session at 18:00. don’t miss it, this is a fantastic showcase for bowling.

 

Name Nat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

   BAKER

 X

X

7/

9/

6s1

9/

X

X

 X

X81

 

  USA

 27

 47

66

82

 89

109

139

169

197

216

216

   

9/

 X

9/

9/

9/

 X

 X

 X

 X

 XX8

 

  Europe

 20

40

59

78

98

128

 158

 188

218

246

246

Name Nat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

 Chris  

X

X

 X

 9/

X

 9/

 X

8s1

 X

 X7s1

 

 Barnes USA

30

59

79

99

119

139

158

 167

194

212

212

 Dominic
 

 8s1

X

X

8s1

9/

 X

 X

 9/

 9/

7 2

 

 Barrett Europe

9

37

56

 65

 85

114

134

153

170

179

179

Name Nat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

 Mike  

 6s2

 7s2

X

6/

 X

 X

 9/

6/

7s2

X9/

 

 Fagan USA

 8

 17

37

 57

86

106

122

139

 148

 168

168

 Dominic
 

8/

9/

X

 9/

 X

X

 9-

X

7s/

 9/6

 

 Barrett Europe

 19

39

59

79

108

127

 136

156

175

191

191

Name Nat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

 Chris  

 8s1

X

 7/

9/

X

X

 X

X

9/

 XX8

 

 Barnes USA

 9

29

48

68

98

128

157

177

197

225

225

 Osku  

 9-

X

9/

 9/

8/

 X

 X

 9/

9/

X8-

 

 Palermaa Europe

 9

29

48

66

86

115

135

154

 174

192

192

Name Nat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

 Tommy  

 9/

 X

 X

 9/

X

 X

X

 X

X

X XX

 

 Jones USA

20

49

69

89

 119

149

179

209

239

269

269

 Mika  

 6s3

7s2

7s2

X

X

X

9/

 8s1

X

 X9-

 

 Koivuniemi Europe

9

18

27

57

86

106

124

133

162

181

181

Name Nat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Total

 Bill  

X

X

 9/

X

 X

9/

 8s/

X

9/

 8/9

 

 O’Neill USA

29

 49

69

98

118

136

156

 176

194

213

213

 Paul  

 X

X

 X

9/

 X

 X

 9/

 X

 X

X 9/

 

 Moor Europe

30

59

 79

99

128

148

168

198

227

247

247

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