Euro 50+ Open 2018 – Champions: Martina Beckel and Gery Verbruggen

ISBT Tour 2018 Stop 2

Euro Bowling, Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium

29th March to 1st April 2018

Champions: Martina Beckel and Gery Verbruggen

The second stop on the 2018 ISBT tour was at Euro Bowling in Deurne, Belgium, and attracted an entry list of 73 men and 18 women. The format for the tournament was a single 6 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 from the Netherlands with 1455. In the ladies’ section, scores were also high, with 1288 from England’s Angie Brown 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 from Belgium having a stunning 1512 block, 250 scratch average. There were also scores over 1400 from English players Mick Ince (1450), and 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 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 Beckel from Germany being 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 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 Andrée Geelen, John 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, 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, and two groups of four in the ladies’ section. 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 to 197. John Bosch was then defeated by Laya Djouad 232 to 201. In the title match, Gery Verbruggen struggled in the early part of the game to close down the 17 pin advantage Laya Djouad had from being much older, but Verbruggen finally found his line, and a run of strikes make him the clear victor 237 to 214.

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

In the ladies’ section, Martina Beckel made short work of Claribel Muis 225 to 202, and then dispatched Liliane Vintens 234 to 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 Beckel looked comfortable, with both having splits early on. However, Martina Beckel managed to put together three strikes in a row in the second half of the game to emerge the winner 224 to 202.

The next stop is the Track Alsace Senior Open, which takes place at Crystal Bowling, Wittelsheim in France. The tournament runs from the 19th to 22nd April, and takes place at the same time as the 2017 ISBT Masters tournament. Full details are available at the ISBT web site, http://www.isbtbowlingtour.eu/

Results

Men’s Stepladder Final

  Name   Age Bonus Scratch Total
John Bosch NL 14 192 206
4th Mick Ince UK 18 179 197
Laya Djouad FR 19 213 232
3rd John Bosch NL 14 187 201
1st Gery Verbruggen BE 2 235 237
2nd Laya Djouad FR 19 195 214

Men’s Eliminator Round 3

Group A
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 248 275 523 527 261.5
2 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 217 205 422 472 211.0
Group B
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Laya Djouad FR 19 212 246 458 496 229.0
2 André Geelen BE 22 214 224 438 482 219.0
Group C
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 John Bosch NL 14 206 197 403 431 201.5
2 Helmut Ulber DE 19 160 199 359 397 179.5
Group D
Pos Name Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Mick Ince UK 18 232 188 420 456 210.0
2 Jean Marc Marin DE 6 224 207 431 443 215.5

Men’s Eliminator Round 2

Group A
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 224 259 483 487 241.5
2 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 205 205 410 460 205.0
3 Ron Bogaard Van Den NL 6 227 171 398 410 199.0
Group B
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 André Geelen BE 22 213 202 415 459 207.5
2 Laya Djouad FR 19 201 202 403 441 201.5
3 Klaus Lischka DE 9 157 170 327 345 163.5
Group C
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Helmut Ulber DE 19 240 223 463 501 231.5
2 John Bosch NL 14 223 205 428 456 214.0
3 Frank Stander UK 38 190 140 330 406 165.0
Group D
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Mick Ince UK 18 180 237 417 453 208.5
2 Jean Marc Marin FR 6 181 224 405 417 202.5
3 Mo Singleton UK 24 170 177 347 395 173.5

Men’s Eliminator Round 1

Group B
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Laya Djouad FR 19 216 221 437 475 218.5
2 André Geelen BE 22 208 203 411 455 205.5
3 Klaus Lischka DE 9 197 199 396 414 198.0
4 Roger Pieters BE 19 215 153 368 406 184.0
Group C
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Helmut Ulber DE 19 228 217 445 483 222.5
2 Frank Stander UK 38 158 205 363 439 181.5
3 John Bosch NL 14 225 181 406 434 203.0
4 Alan Jenkins UK 27 180 161 341 395 170.5
Group D
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Jean Marc Marin FR 6 257 267 524 536 262.0
2 Mick Ince UK 18 197 217 414 450 207.0
3 Mo Singleton UK 24 203 194 397 445 198.5
4 Steven Jeeves UK 5 222 184 406 416 203.0

Men’s Round 1

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Steven Jeeves UK 5 260 243 233 223 959 979 239.8
2 Helmut Ulber DE 19 248 201 237 185 871 947 217.8
3 Laya Djouad FR 19 195 203 236 223 857 933 214.3
4 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 189 217 199 211 816 916 204.0
5 Ron Bogaard Van Den NL 6 173 225 267 225 890 914 222.5
6 Roger Pieters BE 19 194 213 248 183 838 914 209.5
7 Frank Stander UK 38 218 188 194 155 755 907 188.8
8 Jean Marc Marin FR 6 195 235 183 267 880 904 220.0
9 Mo Singleton UK 24 214 214 160 216 804 900 201.0
10 Alan Jenkins UK 27 212 190 188 201 791 899 197.8
11 Klaus Lischka DE 9 208 207 212 225 852 888 213.0
12 Frank Lindsay UK 18 215 204 205 192 816 888 204.0
13 Peter Knopp DE 8 215 204 203 231 853 885 213.3
14 Frank Öing DE 2 250 214 195 217 876 884 219.0
15 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 236 226 228 193 883 883 220.8
16 Steve Wright UK 18 191 212 204 201 808 880 202.0
17 Jurgen Laermans BE 3 217 236 199 201 853 865 213.3
18 Auke Broekhuizen NL 7 199 194 226 218 837 865 209.3
19 Mike Halliwell UK 11 208 210 219 176 813 857 203.3
20 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 246 150 203 194 793 845 198.3
21 Louis Hendriks NL 3 202 246 202 181 831 843 207.8
22 Ekkehard Oette DE 23 189 147 205 189 730 822 182.5
23 Robert Bruce UK 0 191 193 205 218 807 807 201.8
24 Giorgio Desimio BE 18 183 203 167 179 732 804 183.0

Men’s Qualifying

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Scratch Total Average
1 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 237 279 268 278 256 182 1500 1512 250.0
2 André Geelen BE 22 236 236 221 214 180 279 1366 1498 227.7
3 John Bosch NL 14 240 226 238 269 194 204 1371 1455 228.5
4 Mick Ince UK 18 248 247 196 238 167 246 1342 1450 223.7
5 Roger Pieters BE 19 189 227 256 196 191 256 1315 1429 219.2
6 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 258 203 194 219 217 180 1271 1421 211.8
7 Alan Jenkins UK 27 213 215 237 186 180 224 1255 1417 209.2
8 Mo Singleton UK 24 181 211 184 227 222 232 1257 1401 209.5
9 Mike Halliwell UK 11 216 225 223 247 203 216 1330 1396 221.7
10 Giorgio Desimio BE 18 201 168 213 237 211 257 1287 1395 214.5
11 Ron Bogaard Van De NL 6 201 224 257 225 248 202 1357 1393 226.2
12 Helmut Ulber DE 19 237 208 212 216 207 196 1276 1390 212.7
13 Laya Djouad FR 19 245 210 184 226 221 190 1276 1390 212.7
14 Jean Marc Marin FR 6 226 247 209 180 255 234 1351 1387 225.2
15 Steven Jeeves UK 5 267 290 185 259 172 181 1354 1384 225.7
16 Ekkehard Oette DE 23 207 222 210 236 191 177 1243 1381 207.2
17 Frank Stander UK 38 171 195 181 189 201 216 1153 1381 192.2
18 Klaus Lischka DE 9 243 196 225 215 206 225 1310 1364 218.3
19 Steve Wright UK 18 210 168 202 235 214 227 1256 1364 209.3
20 Peter Knopp DE 8 258 211 227 191 201 224 1312 1360 218.7
21 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 213 215 186 212 237 217 1280 1358 213.3
22 Frank Lindsay UK 18 185 216 200 200 190 258 1249 1357 208.2
23 Francois Apers BE 31 223 201 172 215 166 186 1163 1349 193.8
24 Les Grant UK 24 208 212 203 158 254 159 1194 1338 199.0
25 Jurgen Laermans BE 3 189 216 226 224 215 247 1317 1335 219.5
26 Jean-Philippe Rossire CH 16 214 203 190 223 191 217 1238 1334 206.3
27 Alan Keddie UK 7 247 234 216 196 170 226 1289 1331 214.8
28 Frank Öing DE 2 218 238 226 213 199 224 1318 1330 219.7
29 Guy Latry BE 24 204 200 223 188 193 178 1186 1330 197.7
30 Robert Bruce UK 0 268 224 183 226 224 204 1329 1329 221.5
31 Auke Broekhuizen NL 7 185 247 235 150 168 300 1285 1327 214.2
32 Ivan Burian CZ 6 179 204 219 236 219 233 1290 1326 215.0
33 Bruno Schmitt FR 12 200 209 179 187 246 233 1254 1326 209.0
34 Robert Vallons BE 12 188 167 196 189 214 300 1254 1326 209.0
35 Harald Punessen DE 5 250 207 194 194 237 213 1295 1325 215.8
36 Valentin Fatu RO 6 211 246 218 246 181 177 1279 1315 213.2
37 Peter Vd Oever NL 7 221 202 228 191 183 245 1270 1312 211.7
38 Jochen Diekhoff DE 19 181 213 200 216 186 201 1197 1311 199.5
39 Alfred Metz DE 10 188 218 191 242 214 197 1250 1310 208.3
40 Shigefumi Goto FR 8 224 189 193 256 190 203 1255 1303 209.2
41 Guy Lipscomb UK 11 217 234 204 226 161 190 1232 1298 205.3
42 Uwe Tscharke DE 6 199 215 207 206 195 238 1260 1296 210.0
43 Laurent Quittelier FR 6 207 247 191 200 211 201 1257 1293 209.5
44 Vladimir Dvorak CZ 18 198 214 204 194 167 205 1182 1290 197.0
45 Gunnar Trouillard BE 9 171 184 202 224 227 226 1234 1288 205.7
46 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 178 191 278 225 217 198 1287 1287 214.5
47 Louis Hendriks NL 3 246 246 193 184 204 194 1267 1285 211.2
48 Jack Smith UK 15 196 210 213 218 159 193 1189 1279 198.2
49 Vallons Robert BE 12 205 186 215 218 197 182 1203 1275 200.5
50 Paul Lamon BE 14 219 159 203 221 170 205 1177 1261 196.2
51 Joseph Bulzan BE 24 163 224 195 176 158 200 1116 1260 186.0
52 Perniaux Michel BE 21 198 213 191 173 172 182 1129 1255 188.2
53 Dominique De Nolf BE 12 233 180 176 213 166 214 1182 1254 197.0
54 Greg Jerome UK 12 236 184 224 188 151 189 1172 1244 195.3
55 Steve Carnall UK 12 194 180 213 195 183 205 1170 1242 195.0
56 René Gooyers NL 14 193 182 175 192 211 193 1146 1230 191.0
57 Michael Pray UK 19 182 182 192 184 169 195 1104 1218 184.0
58 Etienne Couvent BE 12 184 219 204 187 166 185 1145 1217 190.8
59 Dominique Brosens BE 9 157 256 163 212 211 163 1162 1216 193.7
60 Erwin Groen NL 7 234 184 178 190 203 183 1172 1214 195.3
61 Maarten In ‘T Veld NL 20 176 195 178 149 186 209 1093 1213 182.2
62 Pierre Prou FR 19 174 171 168 179 207 194 1093 1207 182.2
63 Dave Goodwin UK 18 181 123 185 189 206 199 1083 1191 180.5
64 Jean-François Jourd FR 14 211 190 170 179 158 196 1104 1188 184.0
65 Ronny Van Roey BE 0 187 203 174 236 193 174 1167 1167 194.5
66 Yves Delafonteyne BE 4 179 212 168 193 209 174 1135 1159 189.2
67 Rob Gorter NL 11 199 201 165 191 155 176 1087 1153 181.2
68 Michel Ligier FR 13 170 179 230 145 162 182 1068 1146 178.0
69 Norbert Rondelez BE 10 180 161 155 224 160 173 1053 1113 175.5
70 Patrick Maes BE 1 185 200 176 174 186 182 1103 1109 183.8
71 Roel Mol NL 2 171 222 149 170 223 161 1096 1108 182.7
72 Marc Van Wuytswink BE 10 140 204 160 192 147 195 1038 1098 173.0
73 Ad Van Der Jagt NL 22 165 148 188 159 145 158 963 1095 160.5

300 games (2) – Robert Vallons, Auke Broekhuizen.

Women’s Stepladder Final

  Name   Age Bonus Scratch Total
Martina Beckel DE 9 225 234
4th Claribel Muis NL 10 202 212
Martina Beckel DE 9 234 243
3rd Liliane Vintens BE 11 203 214
1st Martina Beckel DE 9 215 224
2nd Angie Brown UK 10 192 202

Women’s Eliminator Round 2

Group A
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Liliane Vintens BE 11 170 213 383 405 191.5
2 Martina Beckel DE 9 180 193 373 391 186.5
3 Karin Lischka DE 8 188 184 372 388 186.0
Group B
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Angie Brown UK 10 206 204 410 430 205.0
2 Claribel Muis NL 10 190 201 391 411 195.5
3 Lynne Walker UK 1 212 189 401 403 200.5

Women’s Eliminator Round 1

Group A
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Liliane Vintens BE 11 203 226 429 451 214.5
2 Martina Beckel DE 9 235 202 437 455 218.5
3 Karin Lischka DE 8 193 217 410 426 205.0
4 Bianca Völkl-Brandt DE 3 171 196 367 373 183.5
Group B
Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Angie Brown UK 10 234 205 439 459 219.5
2 Claribel Muis NL 10 166 212 378 398 189.0
3 Lynne Walker UK 1 179 211 390 392 195.0
4 Linda Van Kerckhove BE 2 183 194 377 381 188.5

Women’s Qualifying

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Scratch Total Average
1 Liliane Vintens BE 11 252 234 166 244 210 178 1284 1350 214.0
2 Angie Brown UK 10 226 199 192 177 234 206 1234 1294 205.7
3 Claribel Muis NL 10 187 192 199 201 215 214 1208 1268 201.3
4 Martina Beckel DE 9 190 184 216 212 247 151 1200 1254 200.0
5 Karin Lischka DE 8 227 180 151 233 186 226 1203 1251 200.5
6 Lynne Walker UK 1 267 202 204 182 162 214 1231 1237 205.2
7 Bianca Völkl-Brandt DE 3 210 192 203 223 179 200 1207 1225 201.2
8 Malou Carola BE 7 156 184 182 183 231 226 1162 1204 193.7
9 Kerstin Deter DE 2 205 200 188 173 196 205 1167 1179 194.5
10 Linda Van Kerckhove BE 2 135 210 171 227 188 232 1163 1175 193.8
11 Farida Pascoal-Bl NL 23 177 181 182 166 171 158 1035 1173 172.5
12 Daniele Guigon FR 11 211 190 156 178 176 192 1103 1169 183.8
13 Linda Pray UK 16 179 193 173 148 194 174 1061 1157 176.8
14 Uschi Diekhoff DE 17 167 179 162 164 201 162 1035 1137 172.5
15 Elena Miliaguina BE 7 188 145 149 162 180 245 1069 1111 178.2
16 Inge Hazeleger NL 4 180 163 172 160 193 212 1080 1104 180.0
17 Anna Yang NL 9 165 158 186 188 164 172 1033 1087 172.2
18 Ruth Stander UK 34 146 161 150 115 109 179 860 1064 143.3

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