Victory for Colombia

October 9th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

It was Colombia’s Clara Guerrero who fought off all the opposition to take the 2011 European Women’s Masters trophy and first prize after defeating double past champion Kirsten Penny of England, 238-184 and 214-194 in the best of three game semi-final and then taking on Sweden’s Joline Persson-Planefors for what seemed to be an easier […]


Great Semi-Final Line-up

October 9th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

GREAT SEMI-FINAL LINE-UP It was all done and dusted for the top three as the second stage of the finals drew to a close, with Jensen dominating from Guerrero and Penny, but it was an all-Swedish battle for that vital fourth place as Helen Johnsson and Joline Persson-Planefors were nip and tuck through to the […]


Finals Day in Barcelona

October 9th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Finals Day in Barcelona

After six gruelling squads over three days of qualifying, the leading 24 girls now face two four-game blocks before the four semi-finalists are named. Fifty per cent of the qualifying scores is carried forward into the two final stages and then the leading four play best of three games in semi-finals and the two winners […]


Squad 6 – Last Chance Saloon

October 8th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Squad 6 - Last Chance Saloon

  Just 24 girls on the final qualifying squad on Saturday evening, many desperate to hit a score that will get them into tomorrow’s final rounds, others looking to improve a position they already hold within that coveted 24 group that will carry forward and, by the way, also get a free lunch between squads. […]


Squad 5 – A New Leader

October 8th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Squad 5 - A New Leader

Yippee! Roll the drums and sound the trumpets. We’ve had a 1300 and so a new name at the top of the leader board. Young Nicki Ainge from England has taken the tournament by the bootstraps and knocked Clara Juliana Guerrero off her perch, posting 1306 with five consecutive 200-plus games and a 192 finish, […]


Squad 4 – Triumph over Adversity

October 8th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Squad 4 - Triumph over Adversity

Not a good start to the final qualifying day for the contestants in the 7th European Women’s Championships as a power failure right at the beginning of Saturday’s first squad, squad four of six on the schedule, delayed the start for at least 30 minutes and the eventual loss of power to the scoring computers […]


Ole, As They Say in These Parts

October 7th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Ole, As They Say in These Parts

And with quite good reason, too. and there were plenty of good reasons for those joyous Catalan shouts when squad 3 took to the Bowling Pedralbes lanes on Friday evening and the stars of European women’s bowling gave a masterclass in showcasing our fascinating sport. As usual, the format calls for six qualifying games for […]


EWM Youth vs Experience

October 7th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

EWM Youth vs Experience

It was 16-year-old Daria Kovalova from the Ukraine ho hit the headlines in squad 2, the Friday afternoon squad of the European Women’s Masters at Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona, pipping Laurence Gaillard of France for the honors in the tenth frame of the sixth game, 196-170, to win the squad. There were just a dozen […]


Clara Sets the Pace

October 6th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Clara Sets the Pace

All the fives, 55, and that’s not a bingo call but the total entry for the 2011 European Women’s Masters which this year switches to the lanes of Bowling Pedralbes, and 18 of those entries took to the approaches on Thursday evening to get this popular event underway. As usual, six games are bowled in […]


Set for the Women’s European Masters

October 4th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Set for the Women's European Masters

The popular 14-lane Bowling Pedralbes in Barcelona is the new home for the 2011 European Women’s Masters, and, for the Under 20′s in the field, the President Samaranch Trophy, dedicated to the late IOC president. The field contesting this year’s event over the four days of October 6-9 is 50-strong with maybe a few late […]



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