The organizer of Kegel Aalborg International have received more and more comments from bowlers, that a late May period of the tournament fits badly with the many taking a break in between seasons, especially in Northern Europe
Following these comments, the number of athletes attending the tournament has dropped over the resent years, till a level that low in 2018, that it makes it impossible for the organizer to conduct the tournament.
An attempt to move the tournament to November in 2018 failed, because the national calendar, as a consequence of a World Championship at the end of the year, already is packed.
The organizer has therefore no other opportunity than cancelling the tournament in 2018. All fees to ETBF have been paid and the very few athletes having bought non-refundable flight tickets will be refunded.
The Kegel Aalborg International will be back in the European Bowling Tour 2019, with an expected conduction period in the first half of November 2019.
Updated list of tournaments included in the EBT 2018
Stop Period Federation Tournament Category
01 26.12-07.01 Sweden AIK International Tournament Powered by Track Silver
02 05.01-14.01 Finland Brunswick Ballmaster Open Gold
03 14.01-21.01 Ireland 30th Irish Open Championships in ass. with Storm Satellite
04 10.03-18.03 Germany Brunswick Euro Challenge Platinum
05 15.04-22.04 Netherlands Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel Tournament 2018 Silver
06 01.07-08.07 Spain VI Brunswick Madrid Challenge Bronze
07 07.07-15.07 San Marino 14th Storm San Marino Open Gold
08 14.07-22.07 Germany Track Dream-Bowl Palace Open Silver
09 26.08-02.09 Denmark Odense International Satellite
10 25.08-09.09 Sweden Storm Lucky Larsen Masters Platinum
11 08.09-16.09 Italy Rome Open Satellite
12 05.10-14.10 Norway Norwegian Open 2018 by Brunswick Bronze