Denmark Again

by Bob Johnson 0

Lars Mulle Jorgensen from Copenhagen, proprietor of a 16-lane center in the Danish

Lars Jorgensen

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 to bowling well in tournaments as I am usually supporting Britt,” he told us. “I bowl one or two European Bowling Tour events a year, not often many more than that, so I am pleased to have played so well this evening.”

Are there any nuptials on the horizon. “I’m not a believer in marriage,” he responded, “but we want to be best of friends for life.”

Many international stars will be joining the early runners from Thursday, among them Brunswick’s Chris Loschetter, who recently won

Webmaster Rick Kruse shows something of interest to his work-mates

the Kuwait Open, picking up a nice bonus of $25,000, and American cohort Ronnie Russell. Another PBA member is  Stuart Williams from England and he is traveling with fellow countrymen Dominic Barrett, WBW World Bowler of the Year for the past three years and Paul Moor.

Top-ranked 2011 European Bowling Tour Osku Palermaa from Espoo, Finland, is not on parade this week, expecting fatherhood at any moment, partner Veronika Lantto having been told she just has this week to bring the new child into this crazy world.

More on that as the news develops.

Also here on Brunswick’s behalf are Pat Mitchell to set the lane condition, and nobody has yet been negative on that subject, quite unusual, and chubby Rick Kruse to handle the complicated scoring and results on www.brunswickitaliachallenge.com.

Live scoring is also available on that channel.

Full results: www.brunswickitaliachallenge.com

Further details: keithhale679@aol.com

TOP 25 AFTER WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22:

POS NAME NAT GEN BEST
PINS
LAST
GAME
SQUAD # SQUAD
COUNT
HAND
1 Vontobel, Larry SUI M 1455 211 05 2 R
2 Brøndsted, Britt DEN F 1431 221 11 1 R
3 Baravaglio, Luca ITA M 1420 234 02 1 R
4 Osella, Luca ITA M 1417 280 02 1 R
5 Jørgensen, Lars Mulle DEN M 1410 220 15 2 R
6 Boccato, Marco ITA M 1406 247 06 2 R
7 Spadavecchia, Andrea ITA M 1397 220 02 3 R
8 Santu, Alessandro ITA M 1365 230 03 1 R
Qualified to final step 1 (Position 9 – 36)
POS SEED NAME NAT GEN BEST
PINS
LAST
GAME
SQUAD # SQUAD
COUNT
HAND
9 1 Tomatis, Daniele ITA M 1356 250 15 2 R
10 2 Vercellino, Mario ITA M 1353 255 02 3 R
11 3 Favero, Alessandro ITA M 1350 219 03 1 R
12 4 Cimino, Fabio ITA M 1349 248 05 3 R
13 5 Ecoffey, Xavier SUI M 1343 205 04 2 R
14 6 Medveditskov, Alexander RUS M 1343 202 11 3 R
15 7 Celli, Maurizio ITA M 1335 257 04 2 R
16 8 Silletti, Alessandro ITA M 1334 212 02 1 R
17 9 Fanizza, Pierfranco ITA M 1326 209 03 4 L
18 10 Sanfelici, Dante ITA M 1324 244 02 1 R
19 11 Origlia, Eros ITA M 1323 241 05 4 R
20 12 Gonella, Fabio ITA M 1322 193 15 2 R
21 13 Buzzelli, Daniela ITA F 1318 201 03 2 R
22 14 Bados, Vivien FRA M 1307 195 05 2 R
23 15 Battagli, Giovanni ITA M 1300 226 06 2 L
24 16 Celli, Massimiliano ITA M 1299 205 05 3 R
25 17 Prandi, Federico ITA M 1298 182 04 1 R

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Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.