Barcelona – Stepladder Final

July 17th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona - Stepladder Final

It was an all-Team Pergamon semi-final as eed two and three, Robert Andersson and Martin Larsen faced off for the privilege of going up against top seed Mika Koivuniemi in the final. It was near enough youth versus experience as Andersson, 24, bowed low to his team captain Larsen, 31. It was a nip and […]


Barcelona – Finals 1 & 2

July 17th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona - Finals 1 & 2

Not a bad start to the day for Sweden’s Robert Andersson. Bowling on the first squad of 24 which embraced qualifiers 25-42, plus the six women who did not make the cut, the Gothenberg member of the renowned Team Pergamon opened his account with 277, followed that with 187, then put his foot on the […]


Barcelona – Final Qualifying Squads

July 16th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona - Final Qualifying Squads

It is all now to the nitty-gritty as we go into the final qualifying day and only 27 places are up for grabs. The 15 squad winners all automatically go through to the finals and they will be joined by leaders 1 – 27. Making up the total to 48 for the stage one of […]


Barcelona – Squads 8 – 11 – Penultimate Qualifying

July 15th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona - Squads 8 - 11 - Penultimate Qualifying

Just eight more squads to bowl, or ‘ocho’ as they say in these parts, and there are several bunfights taking place as players tangle for places from waiting lists. Squad 8 opened the day with an amazing total of 19 women the larger total of the 28 taking their places at 09:00. Scoring was definitely […]


Barcelona – Squads 4 to 7 – Battling on

July 14th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona - Squads 4 to 7 - Battling on

Three days now of intense battles for supremacy in the qualifying rounds and most of the players are finding the going tough. After a very forgiving lane pattern used last week in San Marino, the 170-plus players vying for places above the cut here at Bowling Pedralbes are finding that they have to foces one […]


Barcelona – Squads 2-3 – The Marauders

July 13th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona - Squads 2-3 - The Marauders

Last week, in the Storm San Marino Open, the ten-strong group of Malaysia’s elite national squad found the lanes of the Rose ‘n Bowl in the republic’s capital Serravalle very much to their liking and not only took the top three places but nine of the ten finished in the money. Now the intrepid dozen, […]


Barcelona Squad 1 – You’re Welcome

July 12th, 2011 by Keith Hale | Comments Off

Barcelona Squad 1 - You're Welcome

Bowling Pedralbes, host of the 33rd Barcelona Open, well Ciutat de Barcelona is the official name, is one of those rare centers where you immediately feel at home. Walk through the doors and you are immediately firmly greeted by the management and staff, and that applies to all who frequently participate in its two European […]



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