It is Larsen Again

by Bob Johnson 0

When it comes to deciding as to who knows their way around the pairs of lanes at Bowling Pedralbes the name of Thomas Larsen

Thomas Larsen

from Denmark quickly comes to mind. The young Danish international and national team member won the Catalonia Open here a couple of years ago and is always a contender come finals day in both European Bowling Tour events here.

He gave notice of his intent to be on the podium come Sunday evening when winning squad number eight with a score of 1350, which should be good enough to make the cut, but as fifty per cent of the qualifying score is carried forward into the final rounds a score around 1400 is preferred, so Larsen will be entering the fray once again.

Larsen did not have it all his own way through the squad and was chased down the home straight by Romanian Romeo Gagenolou, but the lithe Dane managed to hold off the challenge and finish with a 35 pin buffer.

“I am having a good year and am really excited about bowling for Denmark in the upcoming Men’s European Championships in Vienna, Austria,” Larsen said.

There are three more squads scheduled for today (Friday) and four more tomorrow, so we are currently at the halfway stage and the cream of European bowlers are now displaying their talents.

All good stuff!

Full tournament information, interviews and results on: www.fcbb.cat

LEADERS AFTER SQUAD 8:

P Player Federation 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pins Hdcp Total
1 Mats Maggi Belgium 234 254 237 205 245 249 1424 0 1424
2 Ildemaro Ruiz Venezuela 228 238 255 219 245 239 1424 0 1424
3 Dominic Barrett England 213 208 218 300 257 222 1418 0 1418
4 Osku Palermaa Finland 174 255 232 259 247 232 1399 0 1399
5 Eike Kabowski Germany 252 204 222 269 255 195 1397 0 1397
6 Tore Torgersen Sweden 258 259 259 246 192 182 1396 0 1396
7 Marcial Ovide Marron Catalonia 234 235 267 217 202 234 1389 0 1389
8 Dennis Eklund Sweden 233 289 215 216 222 206 1381 0 1381
9 Perttu Jussila Finland 189 244 267 233 200 245 1378 0 1378
10 Peter Ljung Sweden 235 216 275 203 233 209 1371 0 1371
11 Thomas Larsen Denmark 206 248 238 201 234 225 1350 0 1350

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.