Final Standings

March 15th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Final Standings

FINAL STANDINGS: 1. €13,000: ROB THURLBY, England €7,500: Adrian Ang, Malaysia €4,750: Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia €3,500: Ildemaro Luiz, Venezuela €2,000: Michael Fagan, United States €1,900: Osku Palermaa, Finland €1,800: Norm Duke, United States €1,700: Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland €1,600: Nina Flack, Sweden (+€1,300 women’s added prize) €1,500: Jari Ratia, Finland. 11 – 16. €1,000 each: 11. […]


Final Qualifying Squad

March 13th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Final Qualifying Squad

So, the long wait is over and now 58 can look forward to competing in tomorrow’s finals, plus, of course, the six that progress forthwith from the dreaded Desperado squad later tonight. A total of 454 intrepid souls went through the qualifying rounds, 17 less than originally entered, and 53 short of the 507 entry […]


1400s Galore on the Penultimate Squad

March 13th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Adam Michaels from England came out on top of the penultimate quaifying squad, the 16:00 session on late Saturday afternoon. He totaled 1459, just four pins ahead of Ildemaro Ruiz, all the way from Venezuela. The top six on this squad were all over 1400 and the high game came from Denmark’s Mik Stampe with […]


Jousting for Qualifying Spots

March 13th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Jousting for Qualifying Spots

Now just two qualifying squads left to bowl and newcomers are still taking their places. Nine new faces joined the 08:00 squad this Saturday morning and had the pleasure of watching two perfect games, the first from Denmark’s Fredrik Ohrgaard and the second by the famed American pro Parker Bohn III. Parker Bohn also topped […]


Duke Joins the 1500 Club

March 13th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Duke Joins the 1500 Club

ONCE AGAIN it was the 20:00 squad on Friday evening that harvested many good scores, but it was star American PBA player Norm Duke that best demonstrated his prowess by hitting 1515 to take fifth place in the overall standings and book his place in the elite top 16 for Sunday’s finale. Duke was followed […]


Osku Comes to Town

March 12th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Osku Comes to Town

Osku Palermaa, from Espoo, Finland, made the stepladder final of the PBA tournament in the United States last weekend and has flown back across the Atlantic on the fourth stage of a journey that has taken in Dubai, Catalonia, The United States and now France. The journeyings have certainly not sapped either his energy or […]


Burning the Midnight Oil

March 12th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Burning the Midnight Oil

A bunch of 25 intrepid souls burned the midnight oil on the 24:00 Thursday night squad but away from the norm there were no 1400s. However, squad leader Adam Michaels from England rolled a creditable 265 and had a 1380 series. The two earlier squads, 16:00 and 20:00, had plenty of action with eight more […]


Fireworks galore

March 11th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

Fireworks galore

American Anthony Pepe tops the qualifying field with two near perfect games and a strong showing in France.


Broadsides from USA and Malaysia

March 11th, 2010 by admin | 1 Comment

Broadsides from USA and Malaysia

Some kindred spirit has liberally distributed magic dust over the lanes of Plaza Bowling in St. Maximin as the scores must be setting European Bowling Tour records, certainly for the number of 1400-plus scores in the qualifying rounds. Wednesday’s two squads should have charged high spectator admittance fees for both sessions. The first, at 17:00, […]


The Malaysian Challenge

March 10th, 2010 by admin | Comments Off

The Malaysian Challenge

Some of the big guns of international bowling fired their first salvoes on Tuesday evening and two Malaysians were in the top three places of Squad 7. Adrian Ang, whose medals, trophies and press releases grace the complete wall of a restaurant in Penang, Malaysia hit 1470 to be the highest of four scores over […]



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