ISBT – Its a bowling tour for men and women age 50 and older. 2018 ISBT Bowling Tour consists of 12 tournaments in six countries, three each in Germany and France, two in The Netherlands and Belgium, and one each in England and Italy.

In each event, men and women bowl in separate divisions. Age bonus starts at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increases a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. TOP 32 men and top 12 women qualify to ISBT Masters Finals.

Season Points: 2018 ISB Tour.

Points – Last Updated 09/04/2018 at 10:00 PM

MEN/TOP 32 qualify to ISBT Masters Finals/

Name Ctry Points
1. Hermann Wimmer Ger 565
2. Helmut Ulber Ger 525
3. Giorgio Desimio Bel 465
4. Andre Geelen Bel 450
5. Steven Jeeves Eng 405
6. Roger Pieters Bel 390
7. Steve Carnall Eng 370
8. Jean-Philippe Rossire Swit 360
9. Auke Broekhuizen Neth 345
10. Valentin Fatu Bel 340
11. Domenique de Nolf Bel 310
12. Robert Bruce Eng 290
13. Robert Vallons Bel 285
13. Ivan Burian Cze 285
15. Frank Stander Cze 285
16. Lol Ellis Eng 280
17. Harald Punessen Ger 275
18.Alan Keddie Sco 270
18.Mick Ince Eng 270
20. Berny STÖCKL Ger 270
20.Ron Oldfield Eng 270
22.Michael Pray Eng 260
22. Pierre Prou Fra 260
22.Greg Jerome Eng 260
25.Arthur DÄHN Ger 235
26.Klaus-Uwe Lischka Ger 230
27. Jochen Diekhoff Ger 220
27.Paul Lamon Bel 220
27. Les Grant Eng 220
30. Ekkehard Oette Ger 215
31.Alan Jenkins Eng 210
32.Timo MÄKELÄ Fin 210

Rules: ISB Tour – 28.07.2018

WOMEN /TOP 12 qualify to ISBT Masters Finals/

Name Country Points
1. Martina Beckel Ger 595
2. Liliane Vintens Bel 575
3. Angie Brown Eng 540
4. Lynne Walker Eng 415
5. Linda Pray Eng 360
6. Uschi Diekhoff Ger 290
7. Petra Duplois Ger 280
8. Farida Pasoal – Blom Net 270
9. Claribel Muis Net 230
10. Marianne Pelz Ger 225
11. Bianca VÖLKL-Brandt Ger 220
12. Daniele Guigon Fra 215

2018 ISBT Men’s Champions:
1 – Helmut Ulber, Germany
Gery Verbruggen, Belgium
Timo Mäkelä, Finland
Serge Frouvelle, France
Roger Pieters, Belgium
Frank Stander, England
Steven Jeeves, England
Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland

2018 ISBT Women’s Champions:
3 – Martina Beckel, Germany
1 – Angie Brown, England
Liliane Vintens, Belgium
Angela Laub, Germany
Kimberley Oakley, England
Angelika Hernitschek, Germany


2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour Schedule

2018 ISBT #1
Arthur’s 13th Senior Open
Vegas Bowling in Osnabrück, Germany (March 7-11, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Helmut Ulber, Germany
Women’s Champion: Martina Beckel, Germany

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Martina Beckel, Helmut Ulber start 2018 ISBT with victory in Osnabrück
MARTINA BECKEL, HELMUT ULBER START 2018 ISBT WITH VICTORY IN OSNABRÜCK
 

Martina Beckel and Helmut Ulber of Germany kicked off the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tourwith victory in the 13th running of Arthur’s Senior Open, Sunday, March 11, at Vegas Bowling in Osnabrück, Germany.Total 99 bowlers, 73 men and 26 women, from twelve countries competed in this year’s event. The format for the tournament was 12 games qualifying from two 6 game blocks, with re-entries allowed.

Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased by one pin for every additional year of age with no limit. There were additional opportunities to qualify for the finals through Early Bird and Turbo rankings, and for the men a scratch ranking.

As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies. The tournament was played on the Kegel Stone Street pattern, which is from the Kegel Recreational library.

The tournament started on Wednesday, with qualifying continuing until the end of Saturday.

The final men’s rankings saw two UK bowlers at the top, Alan Jenkins with 2944 a significant distance ahead of Lol Ellis with 2897. Krzysztof Olesinski from Poland was in third place with 2885.

The top 7 would miss the first final round on Sunday, in seventh place was Harald Punessen from Germany. The last qualifier from the normal standings was Klaus-Uwe Lischka, also from Germany, with 2675. The players from 8th to 25th, plus six Early Bird and four Turbo qualifiers would bowl the first final round.

In the ladies’ section, Hilleve Huhta from Finland was top with 2672, ahead of defending women’s champion Liliane Vintens from Belgium and Marianne Pelz from Germany with distant 2544 and 2536, respectively. Places four and five belonged to Dutch Marian Verhoef (2523) and Germany’s Martina Beckel (2503).

Only the top six would automatically go forward to the final, this place was held by Rosemarie Grevefrom Germany with 2479. These six would be joined by two Turbo and two Early Bird qualifiers.

The first final round, which was held early on Sunday morning, featured a four-game block starting from scratch. This was won by Miroslaw Pajak from Poland, ahead of Helmut Ulber of Germany and André Geelen from Belgium. The cut for the next round was Manfred Rupertinger from Germany with 899.

In the second final round, the top seven from qualifying joined the top 11 players from round one. Giorgio Desimio from Belgium led the round with 1006 over the four games, ahead of Germans Hermann Wimmer and Helmut Ulber. The top ten would go forward to the final round, this place was held by Steve Carnall of England with 867.

Helmut Ulber continued his fine form in the grand final, and finished an easy winner with 1046 over the four game final, ahead of his fellow countryman Berny Stőckl and Lol Ellis of England, with Hermann Wimmer in fourth place. From left: Berny Stockl, Helmut Ulber and Lol Ellis.

The first ladies’ final round saw (from left to right) Martina Beckel lead with 806 from Marianne Pelz and Marian VerhoefFarida Pascoal-Blom from the Netherlands was the fourth and final qualifier for the ladies’ grand final.

In the ladies’ final, Martina Beckel had a single pin lead after three games, but a 278 last game made her the easy overall winner, ahead of Marianne Pelzand Marian Verhoef.

The second stop of the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour is the Euro Bowling Senior Open, which will be held at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Belgium, from March 29 to April 1. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

Results: Arthur’s 13th Senior Open

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2018 ISBT #2
Euro Bowling Senior Open
Euro Bowling in Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium (March 29 – April 1, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Gery Verbruggen, Belgium
Women’s Champion: Martina Beckel, Germany

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Martina Beckel, Gery Verbruggen capture titles in Euro Bowling Senior OpenMARTINA BECKEL, GERY VERBRUGGEN CAPTURE TITLES IN EURO BOWLING SENIOR OPEN
 

Martina Beckel of Germany captured her second consecutive win in the women’s division of the International Seniors Bowling Tour’s Euro Bowling Senior Open Easter Sunday at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium, while Belgian standout Gery Verbruggen took the men’s title.The second stop on the 2018 ISBT attracted an entry list of 73 men and 18 women. The format for the tournament was a single six-game qualifying block, with unlimited re-entries. For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Scratch scores and Turbo games.

Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies.

Qualifying started on Thursday, and André Geelen from Belgium led the way with 1498 including bonus from John Bosch, Netherlands, with 1455. In the ladies’ section, scores were also high, with 1288 from defending women’s champion Angie Brown of England in the first squad, being followed by 1350 from Liliane Vintens from Belgium in the late evening squad.

Friday brought more high scoring, with Gery Verbruggen having a stunning 1512 block, a 250 scratch average for the 52-year-old lefty. There were also scores over 1400 from English players Mick Ince(1450), and defending champion Alan Jenkins (1417). Many of the players felt the lanes played a little differently on the Friday, and although Liliane Vintens and Angie Brown were again top ladies, their scores were much lower than the day before, neither hitting 1200.

Unusually for an ISBT event, there was additional prize money for the highest Turbo scores. In the last game of the day, Robert Vallons of Belgium hit a perfect 300, unfortunately he hadn’t entered the turbo competion, so didn’t get the €200 prize, nor was his score enough to qualify for the final.

There were four final squads on Saturday, the first had German winners, Hermann Wimmer with 1421 and Karin Lischka with 1251. The second squad belonged to the English, with Mo Singleton‘s 1401 being just ahead of Frank Stander and Frank Lindsay, and Angie Brown improving slightly with 1294 in the ladies’ section.

The third squad of the day was won by Roger Pieters from Belgium with 1429, with Martina Beckelbeing top lady with 1254, just squeezing her into a qualification position.

The final squad was won by Peter Knopp from Germany with 1360, Angie Brown had another steady block of 1281 to finish ladies’ squad leader.

Players who had not done enough to qualify were still looking for the elusive Turbo game to make the next round. Playing on lanes 1 & 2, Auke Broekhuizen(left) had not done enough to make the cut, but a super 300 in the very last game not only ensured his qualification to the next round, but also the €200 first prize in the turbo competition.

At the end of qualifying, Gery Verbruggen had a small lead over André GeelenJohn Bosch and Mick Ince. These four would miss the first final round early on Sunday morning. The cut for the final was 1357, achieved by Frank Lindsay. These 22 players, together with three Scratch and three Turbo qualifiers would bowl again on Sunday.

In the ladies’ section, Liliane Vintens had a good lead over Angie Brown and Claribel Muis from the Netherlands. Only the top five would go to the final from the overall rankings, this place fell to Karin Lischka. Two Turbo and one Scratch qualifier would also bowl again on Sunday.

In the men’s section, the first finals round saw the 24 men bowl a 4 game block. Steven Jeeves from England won the squad with 979, ahead of Helmut Ulber from Germany, the winner of the season-opener in Osnabrück, Germany, and Laya Djouad from France.

The next rounds for both the men and lady qualifiers were bowled in four player groups, the groups being decided by finishing positions in the qualifying and first finals rounds. There were four groups of four in the men’s division (the photo above shows the 16 finalists), and two groups of four in the ladies’ section (the photo below shows the eight finalists). Each group would bowl two games, and the lowest scoring bowler would be eliminated each time.

After three rounds in the men’s section, only four bowlers remained. These four would then play a one game stepladder final to decide the overall winner.

In the first match, John Bosch defeated Mick Ince, 206-197. Bosch was then defeated by second-seeded Laya Djouad, 232-201. In the title match, no. 1 seed Gery Verbruggen struggled in the early part of the game to close down the 17-pin advantage Djouad had from being much older, but Verbruggen finally found his line, and a run of strikes make him the clear victor, 237-214.

From left: Djouad, Verbruggen, Bosch and Ince.

The early final rounds in the ladies’ section resulted in the top four bowlers from qualification making it through to the stepladder final.

Martina Beckel made short work of Claribel Muis, 225-202, and then dispatched Liliane Vintens, 234-203. The stepladder finals were being played on the lanes used by the men for the earlier rounds, and this was providing difficult for some of the bowlers.

In the final, neither Angie Brown nor Martina Beckellooked comfortable, with both having splits early on. However, Beckel managed to put together three strikes in a row in the second half of the game to emerge the winner, 224-202.

From left: Brown, Beckel, Vintens and Muis.

The third stop of the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour is the 7th Track Alsace Senior Open, which will be held at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France, from April 19-22. In conjunction with the tournament, the ISBT Masters for 2017 will be staged on Friday, April 20. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

From left: Laya Djouad, Gery Verbruggen, John Bosch and Mick Ince.

Euro Bowling Senior Open 2018 – Men’s Stepladder Finals

One-game matches; scores including handicap (in parenthesis)

Championship Round:

1. Gery Verbruggen (2), Belgium, 237 (1 game), 1.100 Euro

2. Laya Djouad (19), France, 446 (2 games), 750 Euro

3. John Bosch (14), Netherlands, 407 (2 games), 550 Euro

4. Mick Ince (18), England, 197 (1 game), 400 Euro

Playoff Results:

First Match: No. 4 Bosch def. No. 3 Ince, 206-197

Semi-Final Match: No. 2 Djouad def. Bosch, 232-201

Championship: No. 1 Verbruggen def. Djouad, 237-214.

From left: Angie Brown, Martina Beckel, Liliane Vintens and Maribel Muis.

Euro Bowling Senior Open 2018 – Women’s Stepladder Finals

One-game matches; scores including handicap (in parenthesis)

Championship Round:

1. Martina Beckel (9), Germany, 674 3 games), 500 Euro

2. Angie Brown (10), England, 202 (1 game), 400 Euro

3. Liliane Vintens (11), Belgium, 214 (1 game), 300 Euro

4. Claribel Muis (10), Netherlands, 212 (1 game), 200 Euro

Playoff Results:

First Match: No. 4 Beckel def. No. 3 Muis, 234-212

Semi-Final Match: Beckel def. No. 2 Vintens, 243-214

Championship: Beckel def. No. 1 Brown, 224-202.

Results: Euro Bowling Senior Open

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ISBT Masters for 2017
ISBT Masters
Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France, (April 20, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Ron Oldfield, England
Women’s Champion: Martina Beckel, Germany

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Beckel, Oldfield cap off 2017 ISBT season with victory in Masters
 BECKEL, OLDFIELD CAP OFF 2017 ISBT SEASON WITH VICTORY IN MASTERS

Martina Beckel of Germany and Ron Oldfield of England concluded the 2017 International Seniors Bowling Tour season with victory in women’s and men’s Masters competition at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France. It was the fourth Masters title for Oldfield and the third for Beckel and the second in-a-row.Every year, the top competitors from the ISBT series of tournaments are invited to participate in the ISBT Masters Finals featuring the top 32 men and 12 women from the previous year’s rankings.

There is no entry fee to participate. The prize fund of over 9.000 Euro is generated from the tournaments run during the year. For the 2017 year, the tournament was held during the Track Alsace Senior Open.

All players played a four-game qualifying block, then the top 5 ladies and top 15 men would go forward to a further four-game final block. Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit.

In the men’s qualifying round, Roger Pieters from Belgium was top with 950 including age bonus, ahead of Helmut Ulber from Germany and Christer Danielsson from Sweden. The cut for the final was 853, going to Uwe Tscharke from Germany.

In the ladies’ section, defending Masters champion Martina Beckel from Germany was top with 814, ahead of Kimberley Oakley from England and Bianca Völkl-Brandt from Germany. The top five was completed by Liliane Vintens from Belgium and Claribel Muis from the Netherlands.

In the men’s final round, several players were vying for the overall lead, and first of the leaders to finish was Ron Oldfield (center), posting a score of 949. Both Roger Pieters (left) and Hermann Wimmer (right) from Germany still had an opportunity to take the win by making the last few strikes, but neither succeeded, leaving Oldfield as the 2017 Masters’ champion, now with four ISBT Masters titles, ahead of Pieters and Wimmer.

In the ladies’ section, Bianca Völkl-Brandt (right) had a healthy lead going into the final game, but playing on the low-scoring lanes 3 and 4 she struggled, and was overtaken by good games from Martina Beckel(center) and Liliane Vintens (left), with Beckel taking her third ISB

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2018 ISBT #3
7th Track Alsace Senior Open
Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France (April 19-22, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Timo Mäkelä, Finland
Women’s Champion: Angie Brown, England

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 ANGIE BROWN, TIMO MÄKELÄ WIN 7TH TRACK ALSACE SENIOR OPEN

International Seniors Bowling Tour all-time title leader Angie Brown of England and Finland’s Timo Mäkelä captured the women’s and men’s title in the 7th Track Alsace Senior Open Sunday at Cristal Bowling in Wittelsheim, France. It was the first title for Mäkelä and the 17th for Brown since the Tour started in 2010.The third stop of the 2018 season drew 112 men and 28 women from 13 countries The format for the tournament was two blocks of 6 games qualifying, with re-entries being allowed. For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games and a Desperado squad.

Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies.

The opening squad on Thursday saw defending champion Christer Danielsson from Sweden start well with 1425 including bonus, ahead of Hermann Wimmer from Germany.

Martina Beckel from Germany took the top ladies spot with 1217, just ahead of Nadine Robert from France. Beckel has won the first two tournaments this season and the ISBT Masters for 2017, which was contested during the 7th Track Alsace Senior Open.

The second squad on Thursday was won by Valentin Fatu from Romania with 1389. In the ladies’ section, Angie Brown set the pace with 1226.

There were three squads on Friday, the first again went to Scandinavian bowlers. Petri Keituri from Finland was top with 1432, ahead of Ulf Lönngren from Sweden. English ladies led this squad, Kimberley Oakley had 1317, ahead of Angie Brown.

In the fourth squad, there was more English success, with Ron Oldfield, fresh off his victory in the Masters, hitting 1424, ahead of Auke Brokehuizen from the Netherlands. Petra Duplois from Germany had a solid block of 1280 to secure the squad win.

The final Friday squad was won by Dominique de Nolf from Belgium with 1377, ahead of Jean-Pierre Paugnat from France. Pépita Jacques from France led the ladies with 1266.

Helmut Ulber from Germany won the first of three squads on Saturday with 1412, ahead of Hermann Wimmer, while Liliane Vintens from Belgium was top lady with 1254.

Patrick Rolland from France took the second squad with 1479, ahead of England’s Lol Ellis and Frank Stander. There were a number of good blocks in the ladies section. Defending women’s champion Brigitte Fievet from France had 1333 and was followed by Martina BeckelMarianne Pelz and Bianca Völkl-Brandt, all from Germany.

One squad remained for players to make their moves for a place in the finals. Ron Oldfield had another big block of 1472, but pride of place went to Valentin Fatu’s 300 in his fifth game (pictured left), ensuring him of a place in the final. In the ladies’ section, Angie Brown had another good block of 1323 to win the squad ahead of Pépita Jacques.

With qualification over, it was a clean sweep in the overall rankings for England, with Ron Oldfieldfirst, and Frank Stander second, an amazing result for Stander bowling a 194 average at the age of 87 years old. In third place in the men’s qualification was Patrick Rolland.

The top eight would get a bye into the second finals round, eighth place went to Valentin Fatu, with the final cut at 32 falling to Noël De Lazzer from France on 2638.

In the ladies division, Angie Brown (center, with Frank Stander, left, and Ron Oldfield, right) finished top with 2583, ahead of Pépita Jacques and Martina Beckel. Last qualifier from the overall standings was Kimberly Oakleywith 2495.

For those who had not qualified, the Desperado Squad remained an option. Only 8 men and 4 women took part with the top two men and top lady moving forward to the finals.

In the men’s section, Patrick Mochon from France started with the first seven strikes, while Robert Bruce from England had the front six. Both players had now done the hard work and closed the games out to qualify for the final stages.

The ladies Desperado was very close, with Lynne Walker from Wales having a solid closed game to finish with 198 with bonus. Françoise Augustine from France was also having a solid game, and although her scratch score was not as good, she became the Desperado qualifier by a single pin including age bonus.

The quarter final round was five games starting from scratch. Timo Mäkelä was the comfortable winner with 1228, ahead of Roger Pieters from Belgium and Christer Danielsson. Only the top 16 would go forward. Noël de Lazzer again hit the cutoff number with 1071.

The quarter final round saw the 16 bowlers from the previous round joined by the top eight from qualification. This round was another Scandinavian affair, with Ulf Lönngren and Timo Mäkeläleading with 1303 and 1222, respectively. Only eight players would make the round robin final, eighth place was Helmut Ulber from Germany with 1149.

After three games of the men’s round-robin final, Lol Ellis had a slight lead over Patrick Rolland. In the next game they played each other, and a win for Rolland put him into the lead.

However, Timo Mäkelä (center) was now scoring strongly, and a 247 scratch average over the last four games gave him a comfortable victory over Patrick Rolland (left) and Ulf Lönngren (right), the first ISBT podium finish for Timo Mäkelä.

In the women’s final, Angie Brown started strongest with a 265 first game, but Liliane Vintens was slowly pegging back the lead, and by the end of the third game they were level.

However, Angie Brown continued to score well and win her matches, and by the start of the last game had a comfortable 65 pin lead over the rest of the field. The last game started well from Angie Brown, but the last five frames were opened through splits or washouts, leaving her with a disappointing 149 game.

Targeting back-to-back titles in the Alsace Senior Open, Brigitte Fievet (left) looked like she might take advantage of this with a 233 game, but in the end, she fell 10 pins short to finish in second place, with Liliane Vintens (right) in third, leaving Angie Brown (center) to collect her record 17th ISBT title.

The fourth stop of the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour is the Italian Senior Open, which will be held at Reno Bowling, Bologna, Italy, from June 2-10. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

Results: 7th Track Alsace Senior Open

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2018 ISBT #4
Italian Senior Open
Reno Bowling in Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna, Italy (June 2-10, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Serge Frouvelle, France
Women’s Champion: Liliane Vintens, Belgium

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Liliane Vintens, Serge Frouvelle take the titles in Italy Senior Open
LILIANE VINTENS, SERGE FROUVELLE TAKE THE TITLES IN ITALY SENIOR OPEN
 

Liliane Vintens of Belgium and Serge Frouvelle of France took the women’s and men’s title in the Italy Senior Open, which was held June 2-10 at Reno Bowling in Casalecchio di Reno, Bologna, Italy.The fourth stop on the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour for bowlers age 50 and older attracted an entry list of 123 competitors, with the majority coming from Italy. Just 39 participants were from other countries.

The format for the tournament was two six game qualifying blocks, with re-entries allowing the lowest blocks to be replaced. For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games and Early Bird qualification.

Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies.

The pattern selected by the organisers was different from that often seen on the ISBT, almost meeting the requirements for a sport condition with a 3.3 ratio. On paper, it looked like it might prove challenging for the competitors.

Qualifying started a week before finals day, and in total there were 21 qualifying squads.

The first Saturday of the tournament saw good scores from Italian bowlers in both divisions, with Gaziano Pachera leading with 1384, ahead of Erminio Vettoretti. In the ladies’ division, Daniela Buzzelli also started strongly, with blocks of 1276 and 1160, with Maria Grazia Locatelli also having a fine 1207.

On Sunday, Harry Mickelson from the US had a very strong block of 1465, well clear of second place Italian Loris Masetti who had 1261. Locatelli was top lady for the day, with 1132.

There were only two squads on each of the next four days, and Monday again belonged to the Italians, with Aurelio Briganti having a fine 1398, ahead of Luciano Lambertini. Tuesday was led by Dante Didonfrancesco from Italy with 1347, while Angie Brown from England was top lady with 1153.

Wednesday saw another Italian top of the day, with Luciano Marsero shooting 1394, and Beate Albert from Germany being top lady with 1208. Mickelson was again top of the men on Thursday scoring 1354, and Maria Rosaria Matrullo from Italy being top lady with 1173.

By now it was becoming clear that the pattern was proving very challenging to many of the bowlers, made even more difficult by the unusually hot and humid conditions after some unseasonable heavy rain.

There were three more squads on Friday. This proved a difficult day for many of the bowlers, Antonio Maddaloni from Italy was top with 1345, just a pin ahead of Alan Keddie from Scotland. Brown was again top lady and improved her overall total with a 1225 block.

There were four final squads on Saturday, top bowler of the day was Loris Masetti from Italy, who was the architect of the lane pattern that had challenged so many during the tournament. Just behind him was Helmut Ulber from Germany, and bowl owner Gabrielle Benvenuti. Matrullo had 1231 in the ladies’ section, to ensure her qualification place.

After completion of the 21 qualifying blocks, it was Harry Mickelson who took top spot with 2819, ahead of a trio of Italians Luciano MarseroLuciano Lambertini and Loris Masetti. The cut for the top 24 was Jürgen Preuss of Germany with 2552. These 24 would be joined in the finals by six Early Bird and two Turbo qualifiers.

In the ladies’ section, defending champion Daniella Buzzelli was top qualifier with 2436, ahead of Maria Rosaria Matrullo and Angie Brown. Only the top five would proceed automatically to the finals, fifth place went to Maria Grazia Locatelli with 2339. Two Early Bird and one Turbo qualifier would also make the final round.

The 32 male players (pictured left) from qualifying were then divided into four groups of eight bowlers, each playing a round robin format. The top two from each group progressed to the grand final, which was another 8 game round robin.

In the blue group, Italians took the top places, with Franco Vanzella and Dante Didion going through to the final. In the green group Granziano Pachera from Italy and Georgio Desimio from Belgium were clear qualifiers. The red group saw Ed Roberts from the U.S. take top spot from Italian Aurelio Briganti. The red group was won by Serge Frouvelle from France, ahead of Italian Mirko Nannetti.

In the men’s final, it was close from start to finish, with Frouvelle having a slight lead over Desimio with one game left to play. Another solid game from Serge Frouvelle rewarded him with a very close win by eight pins ahead of Mirko Nannetti, with Ed Roberts just three pins behind in third place after a strong last game.

In the ladies’ final, it was close between Liliane Vintensfrom Belgium and Angie Brown throughout the final. After four games, Brown had a slight lead, but then had a poor game against Vintens in game five to go behind, with Maria Grazia Locatelli taking a slight lead over both of them.

A 231 in game six gave Brown a single pin lead, but Liliane Vintens had a better last game to take the title with Angie Brown in second place and Maria Grazia Locatelli in third place. L-R Brown, Vintens and Locatelli.

The next stop on the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour is the Böblingen Senior Open which will run from July 7-15 at Dream Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

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2018 ISBT #5
7th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Böblingen
Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany (July 7-15, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Roger Pieters, Belgium
Women’s Champion: Angela Laub, Germany

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Angela Laub, Roger Pieters emerge victorious at Böblingen Senior Open
ANGELA LAUB, ROGER PIETERS EMERGE VICTORIOUS AT BÖBLINGEN SENIOR OPEN
 

Angela Laub of Germany and Roger Pieters of Belgium emerged as women’s and men’s champion, respectively, in the Senior Open Dream-Bowl Böblingen last Sunday at Dream-Bowl in Böblingen, Germany.It was the first victory on the International Seniors Bowling Tour for Laub, while Pieters won his third title.

The fifth stop on the 2018 ISBT was the second visit of the year to Germany. The seventh edition of the tournament attracted an entry list of 84 men and 25 women.

The format for the tournament was a single six-game qualifying block, with unlimited re-entries. For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games, Early Bird qualification, Scratch scores and a Desperado squad.

Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies.

Bowling started the weekend before the finals day, with four squads being held. Robert Vallons from Belgium was the only non-German player in the top places, leading in the men’s section with 1437, including bonus, followed by Klaus Lischka with 1412, and Harald Laub with 1398.

In the women’s section, Martina Beckel had an impressive 1333 block, followed by Karin Lischka with distant 1230, both players now guaranteed finals places through the Early Bird qualification, if not through the overall ranking.

The Thursday squads were led by English bowler Steven Jeeves and Austrian Walter Domin, both scoring 1356. Christiane Clerc from France was top lady with 1212, ahead of Marianne Pelz from Germany.

Friday’s squads were led by Roger Pieters, going to the top of the leaderboard with a solid 1526, ahead of Hans-Jürgen Naumann from Germany with 1445. Highest lady was Angie Brown from England with 1200, just a pin ahead of German bowler Gisela Insinger.

There were three squads on Saturday. After the first two, André Geelen from Belgium had scored best with 1509, ahead of Gary Baker from England with 1456. Christiane Clerc improved with 1250, while Lynne Walker from England did enough for a qualification place with 1208.

The final squad of the day saw a number of bowlers trying to make the final cuts. Steve Carnall from England finally found a good block with 1404, ahead of Robert Bruce from Wales with 1381. In the ladies’ section, Angie Brown improved with 1243, no other women scored enough to change the overall leaderboard.

The final qualification standings showed Roger Pieters was top with 1526, ahead of André Geelen(1509) and Gary Baker (1456) The cut for the top 24 who would continue to the finals was Hermann Wimmer from Germany with 1351. To these 24 were added 5 Early Bird qualifiers, 7 scratch qualifiers, and two Turbo qualifiers. This left two places to fill from the Desperado squad.

The top 10 women would automatically progress to the finals, led by Martina Beckel (1333), Christiane Clerc (1250), and Angie Brown (1243). The cut in tenth place was Angela Laub with 1151. Two Early Bird, two Scratch, and one Turbo qualifier would also make the finals, to be joined by a single Desperado qualifier.

Only 11 men and 1 women took part in the Desperado Squad. Paul Lamon from Belgium was top with 221, a single pin ahead of Auke Broekhuisen from the Netherlands. As only 1 women took part, Uschi Diekhoff from Germany automatically qualified.

Overall qualifiers 19 to 24, plus all the other qualifiers from the other sections had an early start on Sunday, bowling a four-game block, with only 10 bowlers progressing to the next round. Valentin Fatu from Romania was the emphatic winner with 1001, well ahead of the rest of the field. 10th place, and last qualifier for the next round was Arthur Dähn from Germany with 838.

In the second final round over six games, the two top players from the qualification round continued to lead the field, André Geelen scoring 1309, ahead of Roger Pieters with 1291. Only 8 of the 28 players would make the next round, last bowler to make the cut was Steven Jeeves with 1373.

In the women’s section, Martina Beckel continued to look unbeatable, her score of 1336 was well ahead of Marianne Pelz in second place. Eighth place went to Kerstin Deterfrom Germany with 1164. Picture shows the top 8 men and women.

After a further three games with pinfall carried forward, just the top four would make the final round. The top three places of André GeelenRoger Pietersand Manfred Zabel from Germany remained unchanged, but a charge from Steven Jeeves moved him from eighth to fourth place, to squeeze into the final.

In the women’s section, Martin Beckel easily retained first place, ahead of Marianne Pelz and Angela Laub. Almost up to the end, the important fourth place looked like being between Angie Brown and Gisela Insinger, but an amazing last game of 266 from Petra Duplois gave her the last finals place, making an all-German ladies final.

The final rounds were single-game elimination, all the remaining players played one game, and the lowest was eliminated. First to fall in the men’s section was Manfred Zabel, followed by Steven Jeeves in the next round. The final match was a battle between the two leaders since qualification, in the end Roger Pieters managed to outscore André Geelen, 247-215, including age bonus, to take his third ISBT title.

In the first game of the ladies’ section, previous leader Martina Beckel was unable to find a good strike line, and was struggling to keep with the others, eventually failing to progress, finishing in fourth place. Marianne Pelz was eliminated in the next game, leaving Angela Laub and Petra Duplois to contest the title. In a tight match, Angela Laub just took a five pin victory, 195-190, for her first ISBT title.

The next stop for the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour will be the Dutch Senior Open August 1-5 at Bowling Nieuwegein in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

Results: 7th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Böblingen

2018 ISBT #6

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Kimberley Oakley, Frank Stander triumph in 13th Dutch Senior Open 2018
 

KIMBERLEY OAKLEY, FRANK STANDER TRIUMPH IN 13TH DUTCH SENIOR OPEN 2018

English bowlers swept the titles once again in the Dutch Senior Open 2018 at Sportcity Bowling in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. Kimberley Oakley defended her International Seniors Bowling Tour title in the women’s division while 87-year-old Frank Stander won his first ISBT title, following in the footprints of Ron Oldfield and Steven Jeeves who have captured the men’s title in 2017 and 2016, respectively.Featured photo from left: Bianca Völkl-Brandt. Hermann Wimmer, Kimberley Oakley, Frank Stander, Keith Hodge and Angie Brown.

The Dutch Senior Open always attracts a large number of entries and is always well supported by local bowlers. With 121 men and 33 women taking part, this was the best supported tournament so far on the 2018 tour.

The format for the tournament was a single qualifying block of eight games, with unlimited re-entries. For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games and Scratch scores. Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies.

The first two squads on Wednesday were led by Giorgio Desimio from Belgium with a good 1810 block with bonus, some way ahead of Dirk-Jan Vosselman from Netherlands with 1718. Farida Pascoal-Blom, also from the Netherlands was top lady with 1578. An unfortunate failure of the air-conditioning system made the bowl even hotter than usual.

The scoring on Thursday stepped down a notch, with no bowler managing to score over 1700 with bonus, nearest were Netherlands bowlers John Bosch with 1675 and Jelle Ijlst with 1637. The ladies were also struggling to score, Angie Brown from England being the only female over 1500 for the day, scoring 1537.

Although the air-conditioning system was now repaired, many bowlers were struggling to find a consistent line to the pocket on what looked on paper to be a not too difficult pattern. Coupled with new Twister pins which didn’t want to fall over, achieving a good score was proving to be very difficult.

The three qualifying squads on Friday were all lead by English bowlers. In this first, Jan Hodge scored 1671 in the ladies’ section to finish eight pins higher than husband Keith Hodge. The second squad was taken by Frank Stander with 1684, with Kimberly Oakley top lady with 1577. The final squad of the day went to Lol Ellis with 1740, while Bianca Völkl-Brandt from Germany was top lady, preventing a total English domination.

Saturday provided three last chances for players to gain qualification places. In the men’s division, the top four bowlers would miss the early final round on Sunday, providing an added incentive to improve scores.

The top three places in the first squad all went to English bowlers, Jeff Taylor with 1699, 2016 Dutch Open winner Steven Jeeves with 1680, and Steve Carnell with 1650. In the ladies’ section, Germany led the way with Bianca Völkl-Brandt hitting 1617, ahead of Martina Beckel‘s 1522.

In the second squad, nationalities were reversed, with German Hermann Wimmer leading the men’s section, and English bowlers Jan Hodge and Angie Brown leading the women’s division, although neither improved their earlier scores.

The final qualification squad was again led by English bowlers, with Frank Stander posting 1822 with bonus, to win not only the squad, but also the qualification standings. Defending champion Ron Oldfield was some distance behind with 1735. In the ladies’ section, Liliane Vintens from Belgium was top with 1511, while Lynne Walker from Wales just squeaked into the scratch qualification place shooting 1408.

After completion of qualifying, Frank Stander was top with 1822, ahead of Giorgio DesimioLol Ellisand Ron Oldfield. These four would all miss the first finals round on Sunday. The cut for the top 31 fell at 1615 for Kalle Gaiser from Germany, this being the lowest ISBT first round cut for many years.

The ladies’ qualification was led by Jan Hodge with 1671, ahead of Bianca Völkl-Brandt and Farida Pascoal-Blom. Again, the cut for the final rounds at 1458 for Nel Tel-Kelder from the Netherlands was exceptionally low.

Very early on Sunday morning, men qualifiers 5 to 31, plus the three Turbo and two Scratch qualifiers bowled four games, with only the top 16 progressing to the semi-final. This was won by Germans Hermann Wimmer with 883, ahead of Berny Stöckl.

The semi-finals for both the men and ladies followed on. In the men’s division, Frank Stander again led the way with 921, almost 50 pins ahead of Keith Hodge. Only the top eight would make the round robin final, this place going to John Bosch with 807.

Martina Beckel suddenly found scoring form, and won the round with 848, ahead of Nel Tel-Kelder. The cut for eighth place was very close, with Lynne Walker needing to spare in her final frame to advance to the final. The ball just failed to convert the spare, allowing Jan Hodge to qualify with 706.

Both finals were played in round-robin format, with 30 pins for a win, and 50% of the pinfall from the previous round being carried through.

After three games, Frank Stander had opened his lead up to 125 pins, ahead of Robert Bruce from Wales. Although the remainder of the field tried to catch him, they couldn’t, and Stander (center) had an easy victory, finishing 150 pins clear of the field to win his first ISBT title, and at the age of 87 also become the oldest ever winner. Second place went to Hermann Wimmer (left), with Keith Hodge(right) finishing third.

In the ladies’ final Kimberley Oakley took an early lead, but was pegged back by Angie Brown. After four games, Oakley had a nine pin lead over Brown, and in the next match they played each other in what looked like a decisive match.

Kimberly Oakley (center) won the match, and then cruised to the overall win, retaining her title from 2017. Bianca Völkl-Brand (left) had a good finish to end up second, ahead of Angie Brown (right).

The next stop on the tour is the Paris Senior Open, which will be held August 15-19 at La Factory in Mossey le Neuf, France. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

Results: 13th Dutch Senior Open 2018


2018 ISBT #7
Paris Senior Open
La Factory in Moussy-Le-Neuf, France (August 15-19, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Ron Oldfield, England
Women’s Champion: Beckel Martina
, Germany

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Martina Beckel, Ron Oldfield emerge as champions in Paris Senior Open
MARTINA BECKEL, RON OLDFIELD EMERGE AS CHAMPIONS IN PARIS SENIOR OPEN

Martina Beckel of Germany won her third title of the 2018 International Seniors Bowling Tour season and the twelfth ISBT title in her career and England’s Ron Oldfieldcaptured his record 15th ISBT title and the first this season as they emerged as the women’s and men’s champion in the Paris Senior Open at La Factory in Moussy-Le-Neuf, France (pictured).In its second year, the entry was substantially better than in 2017, with 116 men and 33 women competing. The format for the seventh stop on the 2018 ISBT tour was two blocks of 6 games qualifying, with the lowest block optionally being replaced by a better re-entry score.

For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games and a Desperado squad. Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased by a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events, there was a separate division for ladies.

All four of the men’s squads on the first qualifying day were taken by French bowlers. In the first, Georges Torok shot 1406, and in the second, Alexandre Petitjean scored 1330, including the tournament’s first 300 in game 4. He also took the third squad, with 1497, including a 299 game. The fourth squad went to Grégoire Duchemin with 1337.

In the ladies’ section, defending women’s champion Nadia Goron from France had 1213, Liliane Vintens from Belgium had 1216 and 1242, and the fourth was won by one of the strong Italian contingent, Daniela Buzzelli.

Day two saw a further four squads, with Christophe Hournon from France taking the first with 1371. Further squad wins went to defending men’s champion Roger Pieters from Belgium, Steven Jeevesfrom England, and Jean François Jourdain from France all scoring just under 1400.

Nadia Goron had another good block in the ladies’ section scoring 1234, with fellow French bowler Pépita Jacques taking the second squad with 1230. The final two squads of the day went to Italian bowlers Daniela Buzzelli with 1218 and Alessandra Morra with 1309. It was now becoming clear that the ladies’ section was very strong, and the cut was likely to be unusually high.

There were also four squads on Friday. The day was led by Hermann Wimmer from Germany who had the highest qualifying block of all with 1545. Steven JeevesRon Oldfield and Lol Ellis from England, and André Geelen from Belgium all had blocks well over 1400 to gain good qualifying positions.

A number of ladies also scored over 1200, including Brigitte Fiévet from France and Alessandra Morra, but the best block of the day by far went to Martina Beckel from Germany with 1339.

The final qualifying day only had three squads, the first two saw scores around 1400 from André GeelenAlan Jenkins from England, and Laya Djouad from France. Often the final squad is difficult to achieve a good score in, but on this occasion, four bowlers all easily beat the 1400 mark, led by Mike Halliwell from England with 1444, ahead of Laya DjouadKeith Hodge from England and Ingar Gabrielsen from Norway.

In the ladies’ section, there were more good blocks from Brigitte Fiévet and Daniela Buzzelli, but Martin Beckel again showed her form with a 1320 block, completing qualification with the two highest blocks bowled in the ladies’ section.

The top four men from the overall standing would miss the first final round, the top three were all English led by Ron Oldfield with 2904, ahead of Lol Ellis with 2880, Alan Jenkins with 2847, and André Geelen with 2845.

The men’s cut in 30th place was Robert Bruce from Wales with 2650. Four Early Bird, two Turbo and two Scratch qualifiers would join them in the finals, with the remainder having to compete in the Desperado Squad if the wished to continue in the tournament.

Martina Beckel led the ladies’ qualification by over 100 pins from Alessandra Morra and Nadia Goron. The cut for the final rounds in 6th place was Pépita Jacques with 2487. One Early Bird, one Turbo and one Scratch qualifier would join them in the final, leaving one place to be filled from the Desperado Squad.

Seventeen men and three women took part in the Desperado. Marcello Liperoti from Italy and Helmut Ulber from Germany were the two male qualifiers, while in a low scoring ladies’ section, Maria Rosaria Colazza was the sole qualifier.

The first final round for the men took place early on Sunday morning, with 36 men taking part. The top 20 would go forward to the next round after a four game block, starting from zero. Winner of the last event in Nieuwegein, Frank Stander from England easily won the round with 1029. Last man through in 20th place was Timo Mäkelä from Finland with 852.

The next round would see the top 10 go forwards to the knockout finals. Steven Jeeves easily won this round, with 1060, a 260 scratch average. Last qualifier was Lol Ellis with 938. Christophe Hournon had the tournament’s second 300 game, which helped secure him sixth place in the round.

The next round saw the lowest two bowlers in both the men’s and ladies’ section eliminated. Lol Elliswas top in the men’s division, with Martina Beckel continuing to dominate the ladies’ section.

The following round cut both divisions from eight to four. In the men’s section, this left Roger PietersSteven JeevesLol Ellis and Ron Oldfield in contention. In the ladies’ division, Martina BeckelDaniela BuzzelliNadia Goron, and Alessandra Morra were the four remaining players.

The next round was played purely to determine the lineup for the grand final matches. In the grand final round, Steven Jeeves defeated Lol Ellis 484-441 to finish third. Ron Oldfield (right) defeated Roger Pieters 453-440 to take the men’s championship, his 15th ISBT title.

In the ladies’ section, Nadia Goron defeated Daniela Buzzelli to take third place, while Martina Beckel (left) demolished Alessandra Morra, bowling games of 269 and 255 to win 542-392, for her twelfth ISBT title.

The next stop on the tour is the 5th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Palace, which will be held from August 25 to September 2, 2018 at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

Results: Paris Senior Open


2018 ISBT #8
5th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Palace
Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany (August 25 – September 2, 2018)
Men’s Champion: Kimmo Lehtonen, Finland
Women’s Champion: Angelika Hernitschek
, Germany

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Angelika Hernitschek, Kimmo Lehtonen win their first ISBT title in Munich
 
ANGELIKA HERNITSCHEK, KIMMO LEHTONEN WIN THEIR FIRST ISBT TITLE IN MUNICH
 

Angelika Hernitschek of Germany and Finland’s Kimmo Lehtonen led the men’s and women’s eliminator finals wire-to-wire on the way to win their first title on the International Seniors Bowling Tour in the 5th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Palace at Dream-Bowl Palace in Munich, Germany, Sunday.The eighth stop on the 2017 ISBT tour was the third visit of the year to Germany and the second time to Dream Bowl in Munich, and attracted an entry of 100 competitors, 78 men and 22 women.

The format for the tournament was a single six-game qualifying block, with unlimited re-entries. For those not able to qualify through the main leaderboard, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games, Scratch and Early Bird qualification and a Desperado Squad.

Age bonus started at age 51 (1 pin per game), then increased a pin for every additional year of age with no limit. As with all ISBT events there was a separate division for ladies.

Qualification started the weekend before the finals for the Early Birds, and in the men’s section the top four places were a clean sweep for German bowlers. Hermann Wimmer led the way with 1468 including bonus, followed by Helmut Ulber with 1431, Berny Stöckl with 1385, and Dieter Rau with 1383.

In the ladies’ section, Marett Schiller from Germany was top with 1258, with Angie Brown from England just behind with 1246. These two were guaranteed early bird qualification places, ahead of Germans Angela Laub and Margrit Schaschl, both scoring just under 1200.

Qualification squads resumed on Thursday, with Josef Pail from Austria having high score for the day with 1405, just ahead of Fernando Gomez Quir from Spain. Christiane Clerc from France was top lady with 1184, ahead of Liliane Vintens from Belgium with 1141.

There were two more squads on Friday, led by Alex Schmitt from France with 1442, ahead of Kimmo Lehtonen from Finland and Roger Pieters from Belgium. There were good scores in the ladies’ section with Angelika Hernitschek from Germany taking the overall lead with 1274, closely followed by an improved block from Liliane Vintens of 1251.

There were three squads on Saturday, the final qualification day, with a number of players trying to improve to ensure qualification for the finals.

In the first squad of the day, Uwe Tscharke from Germany won the first with 1460, ahead of Paul Cosgrove from England with 1434. In the second squad, Scot Alan Keddie was top with 1454, ahead of Harry Vierhufe from Germany. Alessandra Morra was top lady with 1279. In the final squad, Frank Öing came out top with 1439, ahead of Georgio Desimio from Italy.

The top 24 men from the qualification list were now guaranteed finals places, along with five Early Birds, seven Scratch and two Turbo qualifiers. The men’s standings were led by Hermann WimmerUwe Tscharke and Alan Keddie, with Jean-Phillipe Rossire from France making the cut in 24th place with 1373.

Alessandra Morra and Angelika Hernitschek led the ladies’ section, with final qualifying place in 10th going to Margrit Schaschl from Germany.

There remained just two Desperado places for the men, and one for the ladies. 11 men and 2 ladies took part, with Klaus Lischka from Germany and Guiseppe Rosellini from Italy going through. Anna Yang from the Netherlands was the sole woman qualifier.

The first final round on Sunday saw the male qualifiers from 19th place downwards bowling a four game block, with only the top 10 staying in the competition. Dieter Rau from Germany came out on top, with 964. 10th place and the cut to the next round was Patrick Delarue from France with 875.

The next round saw all the remaining players (pictured left) bowl six games, with the top eight in each division going through. Renato Bortolon from Italy led after this round with 1438, with Roger Pieters from Belgium just making the all important 8th place to reach the third final’s round in the men’s section.

In the ladies’ section (right), Angie Brown had a slight lead over Alessandra Morra, with Danielle Guigon from France getting the last place in the next round.

The next round would cut the eight bowlers down to four after a further three games were played, with scores from the previous round carried through.

At 88 years of age, the oldest player in the field, Frank Stander from England made good use of his 38 pins a game bonus to lead after this round. Joining him in the elimination final was Kimmo Lehtonen from Finland, Renato Bortolon, and Harry VierhufeL-R Lehtonen, Stander, Vierhufe and Bortolon.

Angelika Hernitschek led the ladies’s section after nine games, ahead of Alessandra MorraAnja Lieb from Germany, and Angie BrownL-R Morra, Lieb, Hernitschek and Brown.

The final rounds were single game elimination, all the remaining players played one game, and the lowest was eliminated.

In the first men’s match, Kimmo Lehtonen was clear leader with a 279 game, ahead of Harry Vierhufe. The third place battle was close, with Frank Stander getting it by just 2 pins.

The second round again saw Kimmo Lehtonen lead by some margin, Frank Stander again did just enough to progress to the final match.

In the title match, Kimmo Lehtonen quickly overcame the 38 pin age bonus, and looked on course to have an easy win, but Frank Stander finished needing two strikes in the tenth frame to achieve an unlikely win. He was unable to find the first strike, which handed the victory to Kimmo Lehtonen.

In the women’s section, Angie Brown was first to go. In the second match, Angelika Hernitschek was the clear winner, and Alessandra Morra needed to convert the 6-10 spare in the 10th frame to progress to the final. The ball ran just a little wide, taking only the 10 pin, leaving Anja Lieb with an unexpected place in the final by a single pin.

In the final match, Angelika Hernitschek had a comfortable victory over Anja Lieb, 234-200.

The next stop on the tour is the 2nd Stroud UK Senior Open, which will be held from September 12-16, 2018 at Stroud Bowl in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Full details are available at the ISBT website.

Story and Results courtesy of Tony Brown.

Results: 5th Senior Open Dream-Bowl Palace


2018 ISBT #9
2nd Stroud UK Senior Open
Stroud Bowl in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (September 12-16, 2018)


2018 ISBT #10
French Senior Open
Planet Bowling in Lomme, France (September 26-30, 2018)


2018 ISBT #11
Flanders Senior Open
Euro Bowling in Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium (Nov. 8-11, 2018)


2018 ISBT #12
Zeeland Senior Open
Bowling Goes in Goes, Netherlands (December 4-9, 2018)


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