Victory for the Netherlands

July 4th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Victory for the Netherlands

Rounds 4-6 of the finals of the Track Dream Bowl Palace Open brought excitement, close matches and frustration for some. The quarterfinals saw left-handed Ghislaine van der Tol of the Netherlands, the last remaining woman of the tournament, defeat fellow leftie England’s Paul Moor, 447-440. Then Dominic Barrett of England had a close encouter with […]


Sascha on Top

July 4th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Sascha on Top

We only have a short break between stages two and three, so a brief report. Sascha Hauchwitz, 31, from Berlin topped stage two with an impressive 969, highlighted by a 279 finish after 237, 223 and 230. Fellow countryman Marco Baade trailed the Berliner with 912 and American pro Chris Loschetter held third with 907. […]


Koivuniemi in Control

July 4th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Koivuniemi in Control

Going for his third EBT title of 2010, tall Finn Mika Koivuniemi, the star PBA pro bowler, set the pace in the first of the final rounds of the Dream Bowl Palace Open in Munich Sunday morning. Rolling the second perfect game of this 2010 event and the 62nd of his career in his third […]


Just Perfect

July 3rd, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Just Perfect

Well, we waited through 14 squads for a perfect game and it came from the slender hands of Ghislaine van der Tol, 23, from Utrecht in the Netherlands with the last ball of the last game, clean as a whistle and slap in the pocket for the talented left-hander. Scores rocketed in this final qualifying […]


Two Hands Better Than One

July 3rd, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Two Hands Better Than One

Osku Palermaa of Finland, the Scandinavian star with the unique two-handed delivery, saved his best effort until squad 13, the penultimate qualifying squad, to beat off his challengers and win his place into tomrrow’s finals. Palermaa was helped along his way with a 297 in his third game of the series, leaving the 4-6-7 to […]


Germany Back in the Frame

July 3rd, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Germany Back in the Frame

Words of wisdom decree that you take very much care when matched against a sick bowler or golfer. Squad 12 of the Dream Bowl Palace Open contained three ‘sickies’: Mika Koivuniemi, who has been resting for three days with a bad back; Andrew Frawley of Australia, the Kuwait coach, who has been out of things […]


Denmark Rules

July 3rd, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Denmark Rules

Thomas Larsen of Denmark must have had a multi-vitamin breakfast this morning as he came out onto the Dream Bowl Palace lanesĀ  to roll 279 in his opening game and 267 in the sixth, putting together a six-game series of 1449 to take second place in the overall standings. That gave the slim Dane a […]


Mads the Magnificent

July 2nd, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Mads the Magnificent

Happy Birthday to Mads Sandbaekken of Norway, 23 today. A nice birthday present came his way with the final squad on Friday evening as he put together a nice 1393 series to top the squad and come second in the overall standings to Pasi Uotila of Finland, missing breaking the 1400 barrier by just seven […]


Sweden on Top

July 2nd, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Sweden on Top

Well, it took quite some time for a 1400 to appear on the horizon but that barrier was thoroughly beaten in squad 9 as Sweden’s Robert Andersson from Gothenburg opened as normal with 245, 217 and 214. Then he upped the gears to show just what can be done on these lanes with 265, 264 […]


Williams takes over

July 1st, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Williams takes over

After six sub-200 games in Squad 6, sturdy Englishman Stuart Williams found a good line to the pocket to produce his best performance of the tournament so far, posting 1389 over the six games of Squad 7. Williams comes to Munich fresh from winning the 6th Cockatoos Open in Paphos, Cyprus last week, pocketing a […]



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