Brunswick Euro Challenge Win Gives Jesper Svensson Fourth PBA Title at Age 21

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Fresh off his Professional Bowlers Association Rookie of the Year season, Swedish two-handed star Jesper Svensson turned back Martin Larsen’s bid for his first title, 228-222, to win his fourth PBA Tour title in the Brunswick Euro Challenge Sunday at Dream-Bowl Palace.

Svensson, the 21-year-old World Youth Champion, won $12,700 along with his sixth European Bowling Tour title in the 13th annual Brunswick Euro Challenge after Larsen’s pocket 7-10 in the ninth frame gave him a chance to win. Needing a double and seven pins in his 10th frame to ice the victory, Svensson responded with a double and nine pins.

Martin Larsen started the three-player, all-Sweden stepladder finals with a 245-175 victory over Jesper Larsen. The two Larsens are not related.

The Brunswick Euro Challenge was the final event in a three-tournament PBA International-World Bowling Tour series that included stops in Qatar and Bahrain. PBA competition returns to the United States April 1-6 with the PBA Maine Event at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine.

The 2016 PBA League Elias Cup competition will kick off the Maine Event over the April 1-3 weekend, followed by the bowlingball.com PBA Maine Shootout presented by Xtra Frame. The Maine Shootout will be the first of 10 Xtra Frame PBA Tour events scheduled for the 2016 season, each offering a minimum $10,000 first prize plus a PBA Tour title. All Xtra Frame PBA Tour events will be covered start-to-finish on Xtra Frame, the PBA’s online bowling channel. For subscription information, visit pba.com and click on the Xtra Frame link.

BRUNSWICK EURO CHALLENGE

Dream-Bowl Palace, Munich, Germany, March 20

Final Standings:

1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden, $12,770. 2, Martin Larsen, Sweden, $9,605. 3, Jesper Larsen, Sweden, $6,215.

Stepladder Results:

Match One – Martin Larsen def. Jesper Larsen, 245-175. Championship – Jesper Svensson def. Martin Larsen, 228-222.

Final Step 3 Standings (after 13 games, including 30 match play bonus pins for each match win):

1, M. Larsen, 6-1, 3,332. 2, J. Larsen, 4-3, 3,245. 3, M. Larsen, 5-2, 3,237. 4, f-Daniel McEwan, Stony Point, N.Y., 5-2, 3,138, $3,390. 5, Paul Moor, England, 3-4, 3,099, $3,110. 6, f-Jasmine Nathan, Singapore, 1-6, 2,965, $2,825. 7, Tommy Jones, Simpsonville, S.C., 3-4, 2,938, $2,440. 8, Joey Yeo, Singapore, 1-6, 2,908, $2,260.

Step 2 Cashers:

9, Stuart Williams, England, $2,035.

10, f-Kelly Kulick, Union, N.J., $2,035.

11, Mattias Olsson, Sweden, $2,035.

12, f-Bernice Lim, Singapore, $2,035.

13, Parker Bohn III, Jackson, N.J., $1,810.

14, Andrew Cain, Phoenix, Ariz., $1,810.

15, Jason Sterner, Jonesboro, Ga., $1,810.

16, f-Joline Persson, Sweden, $1,810.

17, Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., $1,580.

18, Anthony Simonsen, Princeton, Texas, $1,580.

19, n-Curtis Hooper, England, $1,580.

20, nf-Tina Hulsch, Germany, $1,580.

21, Sean Rash, Montgomery, Ill., $1,470.

22, Cameron Weier, Tacoma, Wash., $1,470.

23, n-New Hui Fen, Singapore, $1,470.

24, Tobias Börding, Germany, $1,470.

25, n-Tracy See, Singapore, $1,355/

26, n-Martin Paulsson, Sweden, $1,355.

27, n-Tore Torgersen, Norway, $1,355.

28, Mik Stampe, Denmark, $1,355.

Step 1 Cashers:

29, nf-Cherie Tan, Singapore, $1,245.

30, n-Marco Baade, Germany, $1,245.

31, Jimmy Mortensen, Germany, $1,245.

32, n-Mikael Roos, Sweden, $1,245.

33, Tim Mack, Indianapolis, $1,245.

34, n-Markus Bergendorff, Denmark, $1,245.

35, Francois Louw, South Africa, $1,130.

36, n-Glenn Morten Pedersen, Norway, $1,130.

37, Jon Van Hees, Charlestown, R.I., $1,130.

38, nf-Jazreel Tan, Singapore, $1,130.

39, nf-Anja Ginge, Denmark, $1,130.

40, n-Juhani Tonteri, Finland, $1,130.

41, Carsten Hansen, Denmark, $1,130.

42, Richard Teece, England, $1,130.

43, nf-Shayna Ng, Singapore, $1,130.

44, nf-Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia, $1,130.

45, n-Andreas Gripp, Germany, $1,015.

46, n-Petteri Salonen, Finland, $1,015.

47, Thomas Larsen, Denmark, $1,015.

48, Raymond Teece, England, $1,015.

49, nf-Daphne Tan, Singapore, $1,015.

50, n-Mattias Wetterberg, Sweden, $1,015.

51, f-Anggie Ramirez, Columbia, $1,015.

52, n-Magnus, Johnson, Sweden, $1,015.

53, Dom Barrett, England, $1,015.

54, Osku Palermaa, Finland, $1,015.

55, n-John Wells, England, $905.

56, n-Jaroslav., Lorenc, Czech Republic, $905.

57, n-Tay Hui Wen, Singapore, $905.

58, n-Alexander Tarsoly, Hungary, $905.

59, n-André Michow, Germany, $905.

60, n-Ludwig Ingerskog, Sweden, $905.

61, n-Dirk Völkel, Germany, $905.

62, nf-Annie Thorell, Sweden, $905.

63, n-Jakob Karlsson, Sweden, $905.

64, n-Tom Janetzki, Germany, $905.

f–denotes female (female entrants received 8 handicap pins per game); n-denotes non-member.

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