Italy Senior Open 2018 – ISBT Tour 2018 Stop 4 – Champions: Liliane Vintens and Serge Frouville

Reno Bowling, Bologna, Italy

2nd to 10th June 2018

By Tony Brown

The fourth stop on the 2018 ISBT tour was in Italy, at Reno Bowling in Bologna. This attracted an entry list of 123 competitors, with the majority coming from Italy, only 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 Pachera Gaziano leading with 1384, ahead of Vettoretti Erminio. 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. Maria Grazia 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. Harry 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. Angie 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. Maria Rosaria 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 Marsero, Luciano Lambertini and Loris Masetti. The cut for the top 24 was Jürgen Preuss 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 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, 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 US take top spot from Italian Aurelio Briganti. The Red group was won by Serge Frouville from France, ahead of Italian Mirko Nannetti.

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

In the ladies’ final, it was close between Liliane Vintens from Belgium and Angie Brown throughout the final. After four games, Angie 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 Angie Brown a single pin lead, but Liliane Vintens had a better last game to take the title from Angie Brown, with Maria Grazia Locatelli in third place.

The next stop on the 2018 tour is at the Böblingen Senior Open at Dream Bowl in Böblingen, Germany. The tournament runs from the 7th to 15th July, full details are available at the ISBT web site, http://www.isbtbowlingtour.eu/

Results

Men

Final

Final Round 1

Qualifying

Pos Name Age Bonus First Series Second Series Total Average
1 Harry Mickelson US 23 1465 1354 2819 211.9
2 Luciano Marsero IT 8 1394 1336 2730 219.5
3 Luciano Lambertini IT 12 1389 1318 2707 213.6
4 Loris Masetti IT 21 1357 1341 2698 203.8
5 Helmut Ulber DE 19 1340 1319 2659 202.6
6 Dante Didonfrancesco IT 19 1347 1309 2656 202.3
7 Alan Keddie UK 7 1344 1308 2652 214.0
8 Vittore Rescazzi IT 20 1325 1325 2650 200.8
9 Serge Frouvelle FR 8 1319 1318 2637 211.8
10 Santo Provenzi IT 18 1324 1313 2637 201.8
11 Alder Zappaterra IT 8 1346 1269 2615 209.9
12 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 1308 1303 2611 192.6
13 Giorgio Desimio BE 18 1331 1270 2601 198.8
14 Ulf Lonngren SE 22 1324 1267 2591 193.9
15 Edward Roberts US 25 1318 1273 2591 190.9
16 Patrick Delarue FR 20 1310 1269 2579 194.9
17 Steven Jeeves UK 5 1321 1255 2576 209.7
18 Aurelio Briganti IT 26 1398 1176 2574 188.5
19 Filippo Glorioso IT 13 1337 1234 2571 201.3
20 Claude Escarguel FR 18 1295 1275 2570 196.2
21 Graziano Pachera IT 6 1384 1184 2568 208.0
22 Antonio Maddaloni IT 13 1345 1217 2562 200.5
23 Gabriele Benvenuti IT 12 1328 1230 2558 201.2
24 Juergen Preuss DE 22 1296 1256 2552 190.7
25 Mirko Nannetti IT 5 1350 1197 2547 207.3
26 Horst Albert DE 26 1277 1263 2540 185.7
27 Claudio Zucconi IT 18 1295 1234 2529 192.8
28 Valentin Fatu RO 6 1277 1249 2526 204.5
29 Bruno Baravaglio IT 13 1259 1258 2517 196.8
30 Patrice Sustar FR 17 1273 1244 2517 192.8
31 Erminio Vettoretti IT 3 1360 1157 2517 206.8
32 Franco Vanzella IT 18 1260 1249 2509 191.1
33 Vladimir Pitas CZ 22 1257 1246 2503 186.6
34 Federico Rossi IT 1 1246 1231 2477 205.4
35 Giuseppe Sciascia IT 14 1263 1212 2475 192.3
36 Antonio Garilli IT 17 1241 1229 2470 188.8
37 Avellino Zampieri IT 8 1262 1207 2469 197.8
38 Zdenêk Havlicêk CZ 22 1263 1194 2457 182.8
39 Sandro Maltinti IT 10 1242 1201 2443 193.6
40 Jean-Philippe Rossire CH 16 1236 1206 2442 187.5
41 Steve Carnall UK 12 1236 1203 2439 191.3
42 Ivan Burian CZ 6 1227 1199 2426 196.2
43 Aniello Graziuso IT 5 1276 1149 2425 197.1
44 Mauro Bruschi IT 7 1244 1176 2420 194.7
45 Jens Muth DE 7 1232 1162 2394 192.5
46 Gianni Marchiori IT 13 1212 1181 2393 186.4
47 Stefano Michelini IT 9 1234 1148 2382 189.5
48 Riziero Togni IT 17 1191 1189 2380 181.3
49 Ermanno Morini IT 15 1236 1143 2379 183.3
50 Giorgio Galluzzo IT 15 1231 1139 2370 182.5
51 Paolo Felici IT 13 1246 1121 2367 184.3
52 Paolo Feretti IT 7 1267 1095 2362 189.8
53 Marco Piovella IT 8 1237 1122 2359 188.6
54 Rinaldo Amadori IT 22 1206 1150 2356 174.3
55 Calogero Miraglia BE 16 1182 1167 2349 179.8
56 Ezio Bona IT 17 1184 1153 2337 177.8
57 Marco Zorzan IT 2 1184 1133 2317 191.1
58 Angelo Maggi IT 13 1189 1124 2313 179.8
59 Maurizio Tiso IT 8 1231 1073 2304 184.0
60 Maurizio Gasperini IT 9 1186 1106 2292 182.0
61 Daniele Moscatelli IT 6 1205 1079 2284 184.3
62 Luigi Vicentini IT 14 1189 1094 2283 176.3
63 Sergio Cerrato IT 12 1172 1107 2279 177.9
64 Massimo Isoppo IT 10 1159 1116 2275 179.6
65 Claudio Rubagotti IT 13 1145 1130 2275 176.6
66 Auke Broekhuizen NL 7 1142 1130 2272 182.3
67 Maurizio Cecchini IT 10 1173 1095 2268 179.0
68 Robert Willem NL 21 1134 1128 2262 167.5
69 Mirko Presti IT 0 1132 1129 2261 188.4
70 Francesco Guarienti IT 18 1139 1115 2254 169.8
71 Renato Murarotto IT 27 1164 1090 2254 160.8
72 Roberto Montali IT 16 1134 1106 2240 170.7
73 Roberto Camoratti IT 1 1123 1116 2239 185.6
74 Roberto Pilotti IT 11 1121 1116 2237 175.4
75 Ennio Giroldini IT 14 1136 1092 2228 171.7
76 Generoso Ciccone IT 18 1114 1110 2224 167.3
77 Salvatore Lo Piccolo IT 16 1117 1104 2221 169.1
78 Jerome Greg UK 12 1132 1085 2217 172.8
79 Marco Borbeggiani IT 4 1161 1052 2213 180.4
80 Fabio Primavera IT 9 1110 1098 2208 175.0
81 Danilo Catani IT 15 1159 1036 2195 167.9
82 Daniele Fracasso IT 13 1102 1082 2184 169.0
83 Renato Bortolon IT 2 1210 969 2179 179.6
84 Lamberto Catalani IT 2 1125 1041 2166 178.5
85 Laurence Gaillard FR 3 1080 1077 2157 176.8
86 Michael Pray UK 19 1096 1058 2154 160.5
87 Efren Paroligan IT 17 1079 1074 2153 162.4
88 Francesco Anacleria IT 19 1069 1067 2136 159.0
89 Dominique Brosens BE 9 1101 1012 2113 167.1
90 Giuseppe Pascotto IT 28 1065 1045 2110 147.8
91 Roberto Cesi IT 4 1082 1016 2098 170.8
92 Lorenzo Rosa IT 3 1080 1015 2095 171.6
93 Manuel Siriban IT 9 1077 1004 2081 164.4
94 Silvio Merzi IT 22 1101 960 2061 149.8
95 Antonio Fecchio IT 17 1065 972 2037 152.8
96 Fabio Bersanetti IT 12 1054 969 2023 156.6
97 Giuseppe Nastasi IT 15 1067 935 2002 151.8
98 Jose Juliano IT 7 1015 966 1981 158.1
99 Massimo Losi IT 3 1207 736 1943 158.9
100 Pedro Edgard Magsimo IT 2 1009 901 1910 157.2
101 Stefano Beltrami IT 18 1150 717 1867 168.7
102 Maurizio Calegari IT 9 965 301 1266 149.3
103 Luciano Di Rella BE 19 1095 0 1095 163.5

Women

Final

Qualifying

Pos Name Age Bonus First Series Second Series Total Average
1 Daniela Buzzelli IT 2 1276 1160 2436 201.0
2 Maria Rosaria Matrullo IT 16 1231 1173 2404 184.3
3 Angie Brown UK 10 1225 1153 2378 188.2
4 Beate Albert DE 8 1208 1149 2357 188.4
5 Maria Grazia Locatelli IT 16 1207 1132 2339 178.9
6 Christiane Clerc FR 8 1184 1133 2317 185.1
7 Lynne Walker UK 1 1157 1150 2307 191.3
8 Liliane Vintens BE 11 1150 1141 2291 179.9
9 Francoise Sustar FR 18 1198 1077 2275 171.6
10 Vecchio Rosa Del BE 23 1156 1113 2269 166.1
11 Maria Vittoria Tiragallo IT 1 1144 1084 2228 184.7
12 Elva Dario IT 22 1154 1074 2228 163.7
13 Linda Pray UK 16 1123 1095 2218 168.8
14 Anna Cionna IT 1 1121 1077 2198 182.2
15 Luciana Cafaro IT 8 1080 1068 2148 171.0
16 Carmen Secchi IT 11 1050 1048 2098 163.8
17 Doriana Marconi IT 10 1051 1046 2097 164.8
18 Pasqualina Curcio IT 5 1048 1038 2086 168.8
19 Anna Yang NL 9 1006 1003 2009 158.4
20 Nadia Petre BE 5 967 848 1815 146.3

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