Paris Senior Open 2017 – ISBT Tour 2017 Stop 3 – Champions: Nadia Goron and Roger Pieters

La Factory, Moussy Le Neuf, France

27th April to 30th April 2017

The third stop on the 2017 ISBT tour was again France, this time at a new location, La Factory in Moussy Le Neuf, near Paris. 84 men and 18 women competed, with a strong French entry. The format for the tournament 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.

The first two squads were won by French bowlers, Gérard Calonnec took the first with 1335 with age bonus, the second by Roger Froloff with 1379. In the ladies section, the scores were quite low, with Véronique Boulot taking the first with 1136, the second going to Claudie Lenfant with 1114.

Squad three saw the first non-French winners, the first 1400+ men’s series going to Belgian Georgio Desimio with 1422, and in the ladies Farida Pascoal-Blom (Netherlands) had a fine 1274. Squad four saw the first 300 game of the tournament, going to Lionel Thomas of France. Roger Pieters (Belgium) took the squad win with 1419, while Fatima Sancho (France) had a steady block to finish with 1217.

There were very few German competitors at this tournament, due to a clash with their National Championships, however Hermann Wimmer had a huge 1565 block to take squad five, with Navine Lavrut (France) posting the highest ladies series with 1329. Squad six was won by Lol Ellis (England) with 1480, while Fatima Sancho had another fine block of 1289 to be well placed in the overall standings.

There were three squads remaining on Saturday, the first was again won by Lol Ellis, this time with 1443. Nadine Lavrut was again top lady with 1232. The second squad of the day was won by two French players, Patrick Rolland with another high total of 1563, and Nadine Robert with 1106.

The final squad saw players trying to improve their places, and top of the pile was Alan Keddie (Scotland) with 1413, looking to achieve a top 4 place and miss the first final round. Although this got him close, it left him in fifth place overall. In the ladies section, Angie Brown (England) had her best block with 1246 to remain in a qualification position.

In the men’s division, the top four would miss the first final round, the top player was Partick Rolland with 3012, ahead of Hermann Wimmer, Lol Ellis and Mo Singleton (England). The cut for the final was Jacques Brunet (France) with 2618. Two Turbo and two Scratch qualifiers would join them in the finals, with the remainder having to compete in the Desperado if the wished to continue in the tournament.

In the ladies division, Nadine Lavrut led the way with 2381, ahead of Fatima Sancho and Angie Brown. Only the top five would qualify from the overall list, and in fifth place was Farida Pascoal-Blom. One Turbo and one Scratch qualifier would join them in the final, leaving one place to be filled from the Desperado squad.

Ten men and two women took part in the Desperado, and the high scores all came from the right hand lanes. On lanes 19 and 20 Eric Huyghe (Belgium) and Laurent Matiere (France) both started strongly, and left the remainder of the field behind to easy quality for the finals. The women’s competition was very close throughout, but a double towards the end of the game sealed qualification for Triss Carman (England).

Later that evening, it was realised that the comprehensive results being provided by the Lexer system were not correct. The qualification rules required that one of the first two blocks bowled were retained in the final total, and this hadn’t happened. Re-calculation of the scores showed that two bowlers had been incorrectly given top 30 places – Gabrielle Benvenuti (Italy) and Valentin Fatu (Romania). However, as the Desperado had now completed, they had missed their chance to make the finals through the Desperado. The organisers decided that the only fair solution was to allow them to participate in the finals, but also include the two bowlers who had been incorrectly excluded – Frank Stander and Jack Smith, both from England. Fortunately, both were still in the area, and could take up their rightful places on Sunday morning.

The first final round for the men took place early on Sunday morning, with 34 men taking part. The top 20 would go forward to the next round after a four game block, starting from zero. Valentin Fatu took advantage of his unusual qualification route to win the squad by a long way with 1000, 80 pins ahead of Loris Masetti (Italy). After two games, Alan Keddie was towards the bottom of the field, but games of 237 and a magic 300 meant he easily qualified in eighth place.

The next round saw 24 bowlers playing for a place in the eight person final. Jack Smith bowled well and finished with a 279 to win the round from Mo Singleton. Ron Oldfield (England) just made the cut with 924.

Both the men and women now had an eight person Round Robin final. In the men’s division, the lead changed hands several times, before two final games of 254 and 247 gave Roger Pieters a clear win over Ron Oldfield and Jack Smith. In the women’s final, Fatima Sancho looked unbeatable, starting with games of 247 and 226 to open up a significant lead, but she could not maintain this pace, and was slowly overtaken by Nadia Goron and Angie Brown. The final game was between these two, with Angie Brown needing to win by 32 to secure the title, in the end, a win by 14 pins was enough to secure her second place.

The next stop is the Italy Senior Open at Reno Bowling, Bologna, Italy. The tournament runs from the 2nd to 11th June 2017. Full details are available at the ISBT web site, http://www.isbtbowlingtour.eu/

Men

Final

Final Round 2

Pos Name Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Scratch
Total
Bonus Total Average
1 Jack Smith UK 14 203 232 216 279 930 56 986 232.5
2 Mo Singleton UK 23 214 208 256 214 892 92 984 223.0
3 Roger Pieters BE 18 289 189 225 192 895 72 967 223.8
4 Noël De Lazzer FR 11 193 279 212 233 917 44 961 229.3
5 Gilbert Houchard FR 21 228 259 222 168 877 84 961 219.3
6 Bruno Dufeutrelle FR 10 224 258 194 235 911 40 951 227.8
7 Frédéric Rollier FR 8 215 214 217 248 894 32 926 223.5
8 Ron Oldfield UK 26 191 181 233 215 820 104 924 205.0
9 Lol Elis UK 17 225 179 211 225 840 68 908 210.0
10 Valentin Fatu RO 5 172 237 201 277 887 20 907 221.8
11 Hermann Wimmer DE 24 171 222 214 203 810 96 906 202.5
12 Loris Masetti IT 20 201 210 204 200 815 80 895 203.8
13 Gabriele Benvenuti IT 11 207 255 206 183 851 44 895 212.8
14 Patrick Rolland FR 13 195 227 204 205 831 52 883 207.8
15 Gérard Calonnec FR 17 211 210 168 224 813 68 881 203.3
16 Alan Jenkins UK 26 186 198 187 191 762 104 866 190.5
17 Alain Sobkowiak FR 12 206 212 204 195 817 48 865 204.3
18 Frank Lindsay UK 17 167 179 222 212 780 68 848 195.0
19 Frederic Goron FR 16 165 187 203 215 770 64 834 192.5
20 André Geelen BE 21 208 182 185 162 737 84 821 184.3
21 Roger Froloff FR 21 187 154 215 174 730 84 814 182.5
22 Dominique De Nolf BE 11 182 174 180 223 759 44 803 189.8
23 Daniel Billebeau FR 12 168 233 177 166 744 48 792 186.0
24 Alan Keddie UK 6 206 184 169 182 741 24 765 185.3

Final Round 1

Pos Name Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Scratch
Total
Bonus Total Average
1 Valentin Fatu RO 5 216 279 246 259 1000 20 1020 250.0
2 Loris Masetti IT 20 249 278 183 210 920 80 1000 230.0
3 Ron Oldfield UK 26 172 290 215 217 894 104 998 223.5
4 Alan Jenkins UK 26 216 248 238 186 888 104 992 222.0
5 Jack Smith UK 14 247 256 248 185 936 56 992 234.0
6 Gabriele Benvenuti IT 11 289 224 202 215 930 44 974 232.5
7 Alain Aubert FR 26 211 226 226 200 863 104 967 215.8
8 Alan Keddie UK 6 186 212 237 300 935 24 959 233.8
9 Noël De Lazzer FR 11 211 244 212 245 912 44 956 228.0
10 Daniel Billebeau FR 12 235 246 188 236 905 48 953 226.3
11 Frederic Goron FR 16 224 205 235 225 889 64 953 222.3
12 André Geelen BE 21 195 235 214 211 855 84 939 213.8
13 Frank Lindsay UK 17 213 193 226 222 854 68 922 213.5
14 Gilbert Houchard FR 21 167 204 191 268 830 84 914 207.5
15 Frédéric Rollier FR 8 228 216 216 199 859 32 891 214.8
16 Bruno Dufeutrelle FR 10 234 193 197 226 850 40 890 212.5
17 Alain Sobkowiak FR 12 227 211 192 206 836 48 884 209.0
18 Roger Froloff FR 21 202 170 221 203 796 84 880 199.0
19 Gérard Calonnec FR 17 235 201 185 191 812 68 880 203.0
20 Roger Pieters BE 18 232 225 173 175 805 72 877 201.3
21 Dominique De Nolf BE 11 227 195 211 199 832 44 876 208.0
22 Frank Stander UK 37 193 189 154 192 728 148 876 182.0
23 Gaël Scellier FR 3 188 216 233 223 860 12 872 215.0
24 Laurent Matiere FR 1 208 235 214 205 862 4 866 215.5
25 Giorgio Desimio BE 17 211 223 202 161 797 68 865 199.3
26 Jeff Taylor UK 9 205 233 195 192 825 36 861 206.3
27 Lionel Thomas FR 10 204 210 170 218 802 40 842 200.5
28 Robert Vallons BE 11 170 235 222 169 796 44 840 199.0
29 Jacques Brunet FR 26 174 167 174 214 729 104 833 182.3
30 Laurent Quittelier FR 5 182 192 201 232 807 20 827 201.8
31 Falcao Belmiro PT 6 237 169 193 200 799 24 823 199.8
32 Eric Huyghe BE 0 189 161 279 192 821 0 821 205.3
33 Helmut Ulber DE 18 201 193 163 158 715 72 787 178.8
34 Auke Broekhuizen NL 6 172 210 181 193 756 24 780 189.0

Qualifying

Pos Name Age Bonus First Series Second Series Total Average
1 Patrick Rolland FR 13 1563 1449 3012 238.0
2 Hermann Wimmer DE 24 1565 1398 2963 222.9
3 Lol Elis UK 17 1480 1443 2923 226.6
4 Mo Singleton UK 23 1464 1433 2897 218.4
5 Alan Keddie UK 6 1448 1413 2861 232.4
6 Bruno Dufeutrelle FR 10 1453 1355 2808 224.0
7 Giorgio Desimio BE 17 1422 1354 2776 214.3
8 Alain Aubert FR 26 1403 1359 2762 204.2
9 Roger Froloff FR 21 1379 1371 2750 208.2
10 Helmut Ulber DE 18 1387 1358 2745 210.8
11 Ron Oldfield UK 26 1399 1340 2739 202.3
12 André Geelen BE 21 1322 1394 2716 205.3
13 Falcao Belmiro PT 6 1329 1371 2700 219.0
14 Roger Pieters BE 18 1419 1268 2687 205.9
15 Gilbert Houchard FR 21 1361 1315 2676 202.0
16 Daniel Billebeau FR 12 1334 1340 2674 210.8
17 Alain Sobkowiak FR 12 1302 1367 2669 210.4
18 Gérard Calonnec FR 17 1335 1334 2669 205.4
19 Robert Vallons BE 11 1320 1341 2661 210.8
20 Frederic Goron FR 16 1427 1229 2656 205.3
21 Alan Jenkins UK 26 1360 1293 2653 195.1
22 Frédéric Rollier FR 8 1332 1310 2642 212.2
23 Lionel Thomas FR 10 1352 1286 2638 209.8
24 Frank Lindsay UK 17 1318 1319 2637 202.8
25 Loris Masetti IT 20 1403 1234 2637 199.8
26 Dominique De Nolf BE 11 1326 1309 2635 208.6
27 Noël De Lazzer FR 11 1353 1280 2633 208.4
28 Jacques Brunet FR 26 1351 1267 2618 192.2
29 Frank Stander UK 37 1326 1284 2610 180.5
30 Jack Smith UK 14 1293 1316 2609 203.4
31 Didier Marmion FR 16 1385 1219 2604 201.0
32 Les Grant UK 23 1337 1260 2597 193.4
33 Laurent Quittelier FR 5 1323 1272 2595 211.3
34 Jeff Taylor UK 9 1259 1335 2594 207.2
35 Gabriele Benvenuti IT 11 1225 1365 2590 204.8
36 Shigefumi Goto JP 7 1324 1259 2583 208.3
37 Jean François Jourdain FR 13 1357 1215 2572 201.3
38 Valentin Fatu RO 5 1191 1369 2560 208.3
39 Domenico Nespoli IT 19 1292 1268 2560 194.3
40 Gaël Scellier FR 3 1356 1200 2556 210.0
41 Patrick Hunter FR 9 1360 1193 2553 203.8
42 Ian Buckland UK 12 1261 1288 2549 200.4
43 Patrick Herbaut FR 23 1260 1287 2547 189.3
44 Bruno Perez FR 5 1210 1326 2536 206.3
45 Steve Wright UK 17 1204 1329 2533 194.1
46 Alain Duboz FR 8 1299 1234 2533 203.1
47 Yves Strobbe FR 6 1282 1245 2527 204.6
48 Mike Halliwell UK 10 1224 1301 2525 200.4
49 Auke Broekhuizen NL 6 1300 1222 2522 204.2
50 Joël Rost FR 9 1263 1257 2520 201.0
51 Didier Fouquet FR 16 1320 1199 2519 193.9
52 Armand Lavrut FR 18 1227 1273 2500 190.3
53 Alexandre Petitjean FR 4 1264 1229 2493 203.8
54 Pierre Prou FR 18 1251 1228 2479 188.6
55 Ismaêl Boulfelfel FR 13 1245 1233 2478 193.5
56 Fabien Fleury FR 1 1260 1215 2475 205.3
57 Grégoire Duchemin FR 2 1237 1221 2458 202.8
58 Yvon Marchand FR 15 1243 1205 2448 189.0
59 Laurent Matiere FR 1 1265 1182 2447 202.9
60 Jean Mary Mathey FR 2 1197 1249 2446 201.8
61 Stephane Gromadzik FR 1 1282 1156 2438 202.2
62 Dave Goodwin UK 17 1243 1184 2427 185.3
63 Paul Le Louarn JE 16 1210 1216 2426 186.2
64 Michel Ligier FR 12 1230 1190 2420 189.7
65 Yves Delafonteyne BE 3 1154 1263 2417 198.4
66 Bruno Perrault FR 14 1243 1168 2411 186.9
67 Jean-Luc Pilon FR 11 1207 1198 2405 189.4
68 Bruno Belin FR 2 1241 1160 2401 198.1
69 Yvan Le Bois FR 6 1172 1229 2401 194.1
70 Doug Sinclair UK 22 1194 1200 2394 177.5
71 Manuel Petit FR 9 1199 1188 2387 189.9
72 Ezio Racca FR 25 1230 1157 2387 173.9
73 Nick Wright UK 1 1242 1137 2379 197.3
74 Guy De Keersmaeker BE 22 1197 1177 2374 175.8
75 Eric Huyghe BE 0 1192 1181 2373 197.8
76 Mick Ince UK 17 1107 1263 2370 180.5
77 Joseph Perruzza FR 20 1185 1152 2337 174.8
78 Martial Petit FR 14 1155 1154 2309 178.4
79 Dominique Van Den Hove FR 15 1137 1133 2270 174.2
80 Paul Lamon BE 13 1130 1125 2255 174.9
81 Jacques Roux FR 12 1189 1062 2251 175.6
82 Frédéric Charrier FR 6 1008 1178 2186 176.2
83 Steve Coats UK 6 1126 1006 2132 171.7
84 Bruno Vatin FR 4 1065 0 1065 84.8

Women

Final

Qualifying

Pos Name Age Bonus First Series Second Series Total Average
1 Nadine Lavrut FR 15 1329 1232 2561 198.4
2 Fatima Sancho FR 0 1289 1217 2506 208.8
3 Angie Brown UK 9 1213 1246 2459 195.9
4 Nadia Goron FR 9 1252 1143 2395 190.6
5 Farida Pascoal NL 22 1274 1110 2384 176.7
6 Nadine Robert FR 15 1196 1162 2358 181.5
7 Odile Verlinde FR 3 1229 1116 2345 192.4
8 Triss Carman UK 7 1190 1112 2302 184.8
9 Véronique Boulot FR 7 1136 1099 2235 179.3
10 Claudie Lenfant FR 5 1114 1092 2206 178.8
11 Anna Yang NL 8 1084 1083 2167 172.6
12 Kathleen De Keersmaeker UK 19 1119 975 2094 155.5
13 Marie Pierre Scellier FR 6 1049 1008 2057 165.4
14 Claribel Muis NL 9 1051 975 2026 159.8
15 Ginette Belolo FR 17 1031 984 2015 150.9
16 Joanita Nkonge FR 1 1012 996 2008 166.3
17 Sharon Le Louarn JE 6 965 945 1910 153.2
18 Ruth Stander UK 27.5 1034 746 1780 120.8

 

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