Storm Laurels to Palermaa

July 22nd, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Storm Laurels to Palermaa

“I think that the stepladder final came to a very satisfactory conclusion.” Wise words from one-year-old Ida Palermaa after watching her father Osku Palermaa beat England’s Dominic Barrett, 227-207, in the final stage of the stepladder final of the 34th Ciutat de Barcelona at the popular Bowling Pedralbes. Both players were merrily striking through the […]


It’s That Ruiz Man Again

July 22nd, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

It's That Ruiz Man Again

It’s that man again! Ildemaro Ruiz, our friend from Venezuela, kept up his winning ways by dominating the second stage of the quarterfinal, outpointing all 48 players to hold a comfortable buffer going into the semi-final, another four-game block for the leading 24 after today’s four-game opener. “I just tried to stay relaxed and focused […]


Finland’s Lampo Sets the Pace

July 22nd, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Finland's Lampo Sets the Pace

It was a fair tussle for honors between Stuart Williams of England, Chris Klerk of the United States and Denmark’s Frederik Ohrgaard going into the last of the four games for those finishing qualifying in 25th to 42nd places. That is until ‘shining light’ Sami Lampo of Finland decided to spoil the party by firing […]


Racpan Grabs the Final Spot

July 21st, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Racpan Grabs the Final Spot

It was a case of ‘last chance saloon’ for the 28 intrepid souls fortunate enough to gain a place on the final qualifying squad on Saturday night, the winner sure of a place in the final but the rest hoping to come home with a score better than 1302, the 42nd place cut. The man […]


PBA Star in Ascendancy

July 21st, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

PBA Star in Ascendancy

It comes as no surprise that PBA star Amleto Monacelli from Venezuela should rise to the top and become champion of a squad, the only disappointment maybe is that he left it to the penultimate session to do just that. The PBA and USBC Hall of Famer started his six game tour of Bowling Pedralbes […]


13 and Lucky for Heinonen

July 21st, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

13 and Lucky for Heinonen

Reputed to be unlucky for some, Squad 13 was very much in favor for Markus Heinonen of Tampere, near Helsinki, Finland, the second finn to win squad honors this week. Opening his account with ten strikes foa 289, Heinonen followed that with 257 and 204 but slumped to 179 before recovering with another 257 and […]


Rebecka Takes Over

July 21st, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Rebecka Takes Over

It is always good to see a member of the fairer sex take a turn at leading a squad and who could be better than lithe blond Rebecka Larsen from Gothenberg, Sweden? No stranger to the Bowling Pedralbes lanes, having been a finalist here in the annual European Women’s Masters, Larsen enjoyed a Saturday morning […]


Lopez Tops Squad 11

July 20th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Lopez Tops Squad 11

The first of the visiting Americans to hit the headlines is Miquel Lopez from Phoenix, Arizona, a student at the bowling famous Wichita State University in Kansas. He came through to top Friday’s final squad with 1379, three pins better than the target set by Mik Stampe of Denmark, finishing his six-game set a few […]


That Ruiz Man Again

July 20th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

That Ruiz Man Again

There is a man in the house who loves to bowl on thse Bowling Pedralbes lanes, and that is Ildemaro Ruiz from Venezuela. Yes, it is a long way to go home for lunch, but Ruiz set the pace here on Tuesday night with 1424 and on his re-entry this evening fell just short of […]


Barrett Supreme

July 20th, 2012 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barrett Supreme

Taking what we think Dominic Barrett claims as his rightful place. the top of the leader board, the Englishman has certainly booked his place for the final on Sunday morning, set to be rolling off with the top 24 at midday. Romanian coach American Joe Slowinski earlier stated that the Bowling Pedralbes lanes here in […]



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