Denmark Brings Home the Bacon

June 28th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Denmark Brings Home the Bacon

There are Danish bowlers – yes, and there are Danish bowlers. Jesper Agerbo and Mik Stampe come to mind but the frontrunner this year is young Thomas Larsen (22) from the island of Fyn in central Denmark and his home bowling center is in Odense, not far from his residence. He started off the 16:00 […]


Jahi the Flying Finn

June 28th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Jahi the Flying Finn

Young Flying Finn, Joonas Jahi, well, 26, from Helsinki, a devotee of tenpin at the famous Tali Bowl in that beautiful city (in the summertime), bowled his first squad on his initial visit to the Brunswick Italia Challenge in Asti Thursday afternoon and promptly topped the squad standings with 1361, not bad for one of […]


Italian Integration – or the Hands of Friendship

June 28th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Italian Integration - or the Hands of Friendship

In this neck of the woods, Asti, Italy, on a bright and sunny June morning, the organizers of the Brunswick Italia Challenge invited the groups of handicapped Italian bowlers from Asti, Turin and Milan to both meet with the American PBA players competing in the current tournament and then roll a ‘pro-am’ type tournament with […]


Ciminelli rules the Roost

June 27th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Ciminelli rules the Roost

Local Italian Avellino Zampieri from Padova came to the fore in Wednesday’s 16:00 squad with a six-game total of 1304 with his highest game of 265. But the laurels go to Ryan Ciminelli of the United States, a Brunswick staffer, who hit 1483 in the earlier 10:00 squad and set a target few will achieve. […]


Italians Enjoy Weekend Bowling

June 25th, 2012 by admin | Comments Off

Italians Enjoy Weekend Bowling

A heavy entry for the first weekend of the 2012 Brunswick Italia Challenge consisted almost entirely of Italian players, joined by just four ‘aliens’, two from Holland, one from the United States and one from Belgium. Unfortunately, their scores were overrun by the home country players. Even tournament host Riccardo Piunti joined the fray but […]


Russell the Magnificent

June 26th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Russell the Magnificent

Ronnie Russell, PBA bowler from Indiana, gave a masterclass in tournament bowling to the 250-plus Europeans playing the inaugural Brunswick Italia Challenge at the unique Red & Black bowling center in Asti, Italy, on finals day, June 26. Coming second earlier in the week after the six-game qualifying round, along with the rest of the […]


Final Qualifying

June 25th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

The going could certainly have not been called too tough, as scores were high and strikes in abundance for the last four qualifying scores for the Brunswick Italia Challenge at the fantastic Red & Black bowling centre in Asti, but the tough certainly got going and, for many, the ultimate goal was to be in […]


Penultimate Qualifying Day

June 24th, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Penultimate Qualifying Day

Just two squads taking to the Red & Black Bowling Center lanes on Friday, so only six squads to decide the top 36 to find their way to Sunday’s final rounds. Ten nations had players among the 35 contestants for the 14:00 (CET) squad and among the shining stars came Dominic Barrett from England, the […]


Russell the new Leader

June 23rd, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Russell the new Leader

Brunswick staffer Ronnie Russell from Indiana, USA put on a bowling masterclass for the contenders and spectators in Thursday evenings 18:00 squad, opening his six-game stint with 248 and consolidating the series with five solid 200-plus games to total 1487 to steal the tournament lead from Swiss Larry Ventobel’s 1455, set last weekend. Asked what […]


Denmark Again

June 22nd, 2011 by admin | Comments Off

Denmark Again

Lars Mulle Jorgensen from Copenhagen, proprietor of a 16-lane center in the Danish capital, “Brunswick, of course,” he emphasized, joined his girl friend Britt Brondsted in the 2011 Brunswick Italia Challenge 1400-club which now has six members, shooting 1410 to top Wednesday evenings squad and book his place in Sunday’s final rounds. “I’m not used […]



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