Berndt Wins

June 20th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Berndt Wins

Marcus Berndt of Sweden, a student at Wichita State University, claims the 2010 Malta Open.


Berndt Number 1 Seed

June 20th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Berndt Number 1 Seed

Marcus Berndt of Malmo, Sweden topped the 12-person round robin field after a gruelling eleven games and now awaits his three challengers before he jousts for the 2010 title. Winning nine of the eleven games, Berndt hit 2437 scratch and 2672 with win and high score bonus points, outpointing England’s Matt Chamberlain. Cypriot George Stavrinou […]


Chamberlain takes over

June 20th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Chamberlain takes over

Matt Chamberlain from England had his chance of a 300 in his second game of this second stage of the Malta Open finals, but left two pins on his last ball to set a new tournament high game of 298. This gave him the lead on the squad and he kept first place right up […]


Menno’s the Man

June 20th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Menno's the Man

Menno van den Heuvel, 39, from s’Hertegenbosch in the Netherlands came into the final rounds after a squeaker in the Desperado squad last night, bowling 218 to tie for fourth place. He came through that tie by placing higher in the qualifying standings so took his place in stage 1 of the finals this morning. […]


Cyprus in the Frame

June 19th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Cyprus in the Frame

One of the biggest groups to attend this year’s Malta Open comes from the other bowling-crazy Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Their Charis Panayiotou left it to the final qualifying squad to put his tiny nation in the frame, clinching the €100 squad bonus by leading the final 20 bidding for glory with 1347, holding a […]


Arpa Keeps the Maltese Tradition

June 19th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Arpa Keeps the Maltese Tradition

Arguably Malta’s most ubiquitous male bowler, Kenneth Arpa sailed through squad 7 and like three of his fellow country folk, walked off with the €100 squad leader’s bonus. Bowling 1397, with a high game of 264 and all solid 200s, Arpa slots neatly into third place in the overall standings and with only one more […]


A Determined Dozen

June 19th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

A Determined Dozen

Just a squad of 12 took to the Eden SuperBowl’s lanes early on Saturday morning, the first of three final qualifying squads, bar the late night Desperado test which will see four players through to the finals tomorrow morning. It was a case of ladies on top with Malta’s star Sue Abela winning another squad, […]


Williams the Robber Baron

June 18th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Williams the Robber Baron

Marcus Berndt of Sweden won the last squad for Friday, posting 1345 for his six games. Therefore, he wins €100 as squad leader – but no. As he won yesterday’s opening squad the rules say that he cannot pick up two squad prizes. Therefore, the money went to second-placed Stuart Williams from England, the tournament […]


Malta Again, and Again and Again

June 18th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Malta Again, and Again and Again

Just four squads into the 2010 Malta Open and three of them have been won by Maltese, each walking off with the €100 squad prize. Only 13 Maltese have entered the fray this year and now Mark Spiteri, 45, has topped a squad after Neil Sulllivan and Sue Abela’s earlier efforts. Just Marcus Berndt from […]


Malta 1-2-3 in Squad 3

June 18th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Malta 1-2-3 in Squad 3

A head-to-head battle between mother and son Sue Abela and Justin Scicluna throughout the Friday morning squad saw mum victorious and taking the €100 by the narrow margin of 18 pins. Mum, however, did hav e the slight advantage of a bonus of eight pins per game female handicap. It became a Maltese 1-2-3 as […]



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