Champions: Jan Hodge and Ron Oldfield

The eleventh stop on the 2018 ISBT tour was a return to the popular venue of Euro Bowling in Deurne, Belgium, which attracted an entry of 67 men and 17 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 leader board, there were additional opportunities through Turbo games, 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.

Qualification squads ran from Thursday to Saturday, with two squads on the opening day. John Bosch from Netherlands led the first day with a total of 1456 including age bonus, ahead of Paul Cosgrove from England. Liliane Vintens led the ladies’ section with 1319, ahead of Farida Pascoal-Blom from the Netherlands.

The second day saw a huge score of 1515 from Belgium’s Gery Verbruggen, a 250 scratch average. Behind him were good scores from two UK bowlers, Ron Oldfield with 1471, and one pin behind Alan Keddie. Liliane Vintens was again top lady but did not improve her previous block score.

There were four squads on the final day of qualification. In the first, Uwe Tscharke led with 1412, ahead of fellow German Martina Beckel, whose 1369 block put her firmly at the top of the ladies leaderboard. In the second squad, Ron Oldfield led with a slightly higher block of 1482, while Jan Hodge from England booked her finals place with a solid 1322 block. Helmut Ulber from Germany easily took the third squad with 1513.

The final squad saw local bowler Herman Pellegroms from Belgium take top honours with 1378, while defending champion Angie Brown from England found a 1232 block to take the final ladies’ qualification place.

At the end of qualification, Gery Verbruggen was top qualifier with 1515, ahead of Helmut Ulber, Ron Oldfield and Alan Keddie. These four would miss the first final round. The cut for the finals in 20th place was Serge Van Mechelen from Belgium with 1377 Joining the top twenty would be three Scratch, three Turbo, and two Desperado qualifiers.

In the women’s rankings, Martina Beckel was clearly top with 1369, ahead of Jan Hodge, Liliane Vintens, Farida Pascoal-Blom and Angie Brown. These five would go forward to the finals, joined by one Scratch, one Turbo, and one Desperado qualifier.

10 men and 2 ladies took part in the Desperado competition. Robert Vallons and Paul Lamon, both from Belgium, gained the last qualification places, along with Anna Yang from the Netherlands.

Early on Sunday morning, 24 men played a four game block, the top 12 would progress to the later rounds. Roger Pieters led with 1001, ahead of fellow Belgian player André Geelen. John Bosch was the twelfth and final qualifier, he had tied with Frank Lindsay from England, but progressed through having the highest scratch total.

The sixteen bowlers were now split into four groups of four. Each group played a two game block, with the lowest player eliminated after each block until only one player remained in each block. After some close matches, the four finalists were Roger Pieters, Herman Pellegroms, Ron Oldfield and Hermann Wimmer from Germany. The final would be decided in a stepladder format.

In the first match, Ron Oldfield had a close win over Roger Pieters, then easily defeated Herman Pellegroms. In the final match, Hermann Wimmer couldn’t find strikes, leaving Ron Oldfield to coast to an easy win 240-195, for his 16th ISBT title.

In the ladies’ section, the format was two groups of four, with the lowest player being eliminated after each two game block. The four players to make the stepladder final were Jan Hodge, Martina Beckel, Liliane Vintens, and Farida Pascoal-Blom.

Liliane Vintens had an easy win in the first match against Farida Pascoal-Blom, then lost a close second match to Martina Beckel. The final match against Jan Hodge started with both players failing to make spares in the first frame. Neither player could strike freely, but Jan Hodge did enough to take a great win over Martina Beckel 192-179 for her first ISBT title.

The final stop for 2018 is the Zeeland Senior Open, which takes place at Bowling Goes in the Netherlands. The tournament runs from the 6th to 9th December. Full details are available at the ISBT web site, http://www.isbtbowlingtour.eu/

 

Results

Ladies

Stepladder Final

Pos Name   Age Bonus Scratch
Total
Total
Liliane Vintens BE 11 202 213
4th Farida Pascoal-Blom NL 23 147 170
Martina Beckel DE 9 206 215
3rd Liliane Vintens BE 11 192 203
1st Jan Hodge UK 13 179 192
2nd Martina Beckel DE 9 170 179

Final Round 2

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Martina Beckel DE 9 195 235 430 448 215.0
2 Farida Pascoal-Blom NL 23 186 179 365 411 182.5
3 Angie Brown UK 10 193 176 369 389 184.5
1 Jan Hodge UK 13 212 204 416 442 208.0
2 Liliane Vintens BE 11 171 206 377 399 188.5
3 Bianca Völkl-Brandt DE 3 199 169 368 374 184.0

Final Round 1

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Angie Brown UK 10 205 216 421 441 210.5
2 Martina Beckel DE 9 224 191 415 433 207.5
3 Farida Pascoal-Blom NL 23 180 190 370 416 185.0
4 Anna Yang NL 9 218 165 383 401 191.5
1 Jan Hodge UK 13 211 204 415 441 207.5
2 Bianca Völkl-Brandt DE 3 198 216 414 420 207.0
3 Liliane Vintens BE 11 181 208 389 411 194.5
4 Daniele Guigon FR 11 180 171 351 373 175.5

 

Qualifying

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Scratch Total Average
1 Martina Beckel DE 9 257 184 181 252 225 216 1315 1369 219.2
2 Jan Hodge UK 13 166 230 208 245 170 225 1244 1322 207.3
3 Liliane Vintens BE 11 215 213 219 226 216 164 1253 1319 208.8
4 Farida Pascoal-Blom NL 23 154 190 214 178 233 170 1139 1277 189.8
5 Angie Brown UK 10 177 182 214 201 199 199 1172 1232 195.3
6 Daniele Guigon FR 11 243 183 183 163 184 193 1149 1215 191.5
7 Marja Van Dijk-Uittenbogaard NL 7 185 202 211 237 155 182 1172 1214 195.3
8 Bianca Völkl-Brandt DE 3 197 192 168 245 202 178 1182 1200 197.0
9 Claribel Muis NL 10 228 148 192 212 149 194 1123 1183 187.2
10 Inge Hazeleger NL 4 158 192 179 182 219 213 1143 1167 190.5
11 Anna Yang NL 9 203 172 181 165 164 198 1083 1137 180.5
12 Marian Verhoef NL 13 172 199 182 181 181 124 1039 1117 173.2
13 Sabine Magam BE 9 185 138 169 188 164 179 1023 1077 170.5
14 Uschi Diekhoff DE 17 153 171 155 137 137 210 963 1065 160.5
15 Ruth Stander UK 34 135 153 119 139 153 143 842 1046 140.3
16 Wilma Di Giorno NL 7 152 203 140 112 158 154 919 961 153.2
17 Henny Van Der Jagt NL 23 148 137 171 134 124 106 820 958 136.7

 

Men

Stepladder Final

Pos Name   Age Bonus Scratch
Total
Total
Ron Oldfield UK 27 228 255
4th Roger Pieters BE 19 226 245
Ron Oldfield UK 27 193 220
3rd Herman Pellegroms BE 13 169 182
1st Ron Oldfield UK 27 213 240
2nd Hermann Wimmer DE 25 170 195

Final Round 4

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 169 197 366 416 183.0
2 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 168 201 369 373 184.5
1 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 225 225 450 476 225.0
2 Alan Jenkins UK 27 192 184 376 430 188.0
1 Ronald Oldfield UK 27 206 162 368 422 184.0
2 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 225 193 418 418 209.0
1 Roger Pieters BE 19 237 192 429 467 214.5
2 Arthur Dähn DE 17 158 162 320 354 160.0

Final Round 3

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 226 247 473 477 236.5
2 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 204 213 417 467 208.5
3 John Bosch NL 14 199 210 409 437 204.5
1 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 258 259 517 543 258.5
2 Alan Jenkins UK 27 184 226 410 464 205.0
3 Harald Punessen DE 5 183 192 375 385 187.5
3 Ronald Oldfield UK 27 226 208 434 488 217.0
2 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 213 243 456 456 228.0
1 André Geelen BE 22 213 192 405 449 202.5
3 Roger Pieters BE 19 215 216 431 469 215.5
1 Arthur Dähn DE 17 207 211 418 452 209.0
2 Alan Keddie UK 7 204 219 423 437 211.5

Final Round 2

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 256 265 521 571 260.5
2 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 267 279 546 550 273.0
3 John Bosch NL 14 222 228 450 478 225.0
4 Uwe Tscharke DE 6 232 226 458 470 229.0
1 Harald Punessen DE 5 299 224 523 533 261.5
2 Alan Jenkins UK 27 246 227 473 527 236.5
3 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 186 202 388 414 194.0
4 Helmut Ulber DE 19 183 183 366 404 183.0
1 Ronald Oldfield UK 27 196 248 444 498 222.0
2 André Geelen BE 22 192 218 410 454 205.0
3 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 227 214 441 441 220.5
4 Mo Singleton UK 24 183 182 365 413 182.5
1 Roger Pieters BE 19 216 195 411 449 205.5
2 Alan Keddie UK 7 205 228 433 447 216.5
3 Arthur Dähn DE 17 192 217 409 443 204.5
4 Giorgio Desimio BE 18 202 198 400 436 200.0

Final Round 1

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Scratch
Total
Total Average
1 Roger Pieters BE 19 237 255 208 225 925 1001 231.3
2 André Geelen BE 22 224 222 244 212 902 990 225.5
3 Alan Jenkins UK 27 193 247 211 191 842 950 210.5
4 Uwe Tscharke DE 6 246 246 245 184 921 945 230.3
5 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 205 191 217 226 839 939 209.8
6 Harald Punessen DE 5 216 233 224 226 899 919 224.8
7 Mo Singleton UK 24 159 241 223 198 821 917 205.3
8 Arthur Dähn DE 17 205 207 210 226 848 916 212.0
9 Giorgio Desimio BE 18 174 210 208 247 839 911 209.8
10 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 256 180 269 194 899 899 224.8
11 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 239 195 223 190 847 899 211.8
12 John Bosch NL 14 214 209 193 225 841 897 210.3
13 Frank Lindsay UK 18 208 190 205 222 825 897 206.3
14 Owe Herrmann NO 18 203 159 181 270 813 885 203.3
15 Marc Franceus BE 3 234 203 203 221 861 873 215.3
16 Mike Halliwell UK 11 245 173 183 213 814 858 203.5
17 Jeff Taylor UK 10 202 173 213 229 817 857 204.3
18 Robert Vallons BE 12 191 213 180 206 790 838 197.5
19 Henry Van Steenis NL 11 190 202 203 197 792 836 198.0
20 Frank Stander UK 38 159 138 160 193 650 802 162.5
21 Mick Ince UK 18 180 162 173 212 727 799 181.8
22 Paul Lamon BE 14 165 197 174 203 739 795 184.8
23 Valentin Fatu RO 6 221 193 168 173 755 779 188.8
24 Paul Cosgrove UK 1 227 196 159 157 739 743 184.8

Qualifying

Pos Name   Age Bonus Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Scratch Total Average
1 Gery Verbruggen BE 2 257 279 255 206 249 257 1503 1515 250.5
2 Helmut Ulber DE 19 216 216 257 217 214 279 1399 1513 233.2
3 Ronald Oldfield UK 27 215 205 215 244 216 225 1320 1482 220.0
4 Alan Keddie UK 7 214 245 227 278 259 205 1428 1470 238.0
5 Mike Halliwell UK 11 226 214 254 257 224 224 1399 1465 233.2
6 John Bosch NL 14 243 178 222 226 244 259 1372 1456 228.7
7 Owe Herrmann NO 18 224 194 235 204 248 237 1342 1450 223.7
8 Marc Franceus BE 3 223 219 258 244 258 224 1426 1444 237.7
9 Arthur Dähn DE 17 228 263 186 233 183 245 1338 1440 223.0
10 Alan Jenkins UK 27 192 216 207 259 187 200 1261 1423 210.2
11 Frank Stander UK 38 217 161 202 202 247 166 1195 1423 199.2
12 Frank Lindsay UK 18 205 202 223 226 212 246 1314 1422 219.0
13 Mo Singleton UK 24 172 236 188 240 247 193 1276 1420 212.7
14 Paul Cosgrove UK 1 200 213 279 237 248 236 1413 1419 235.5
15 Roger Pieters BE 19 202 214 244 221 224 196 1301 1415 216.8
16 Hermann Wimmer DE 25 233 187 203 204 233 205 1265 1415 210.8
17 Uwe Tscharke DE 6 180 257 233 244 257 205 1376 1412 229.3
18 Herman Pellegroms BE 13 193 184 258 259 214 216 1324 1402 220.7
19 André Geelen BE 22 216 235 194 235 194 178 1252 1384 208.7
20 Serge Van Mechelen BE 0 224 234 226 235 248 210 1377 1377 229.5
21 Henry Van Steenis NL 11 245 182 206 197 220 259 1309 1375 218.2
22 Giorgio Desimio BE 18 196 193 263 187 224 200 1263 1371 210.5
23 Harald Punessen DE 5 212 239 223 212 228 224 1338 1368 223.0
24 Valentin Fatu RO 6 244 235 242 246 210 152 1329 1365 221.5
25 Bruno Schmitt FR 12 214 194 191 244 237 199 1279 1351 213.2
26 Les Grant UK 24 191 152 234 171 203 250 1201 1345 200.2
27 Auke Broekhuizen NL 7 236 201 216 202 206 236 1297 1339 216.2
28 Steve Coates UK 7 207 206 224 223 234 201 1295 1337 215.8
29 Jeff Taylor UK 10 223 153 244 234 218 199 1271 1331 211.8
30 Chris Ellis UK 9 187 235 191 177 257 213 1260 1314 210.0
31 Alfred Metz DE 10 213 227 192 195 222 204 1253 1313 208.8
32 Robert Vallons BE 12 174 238 180 213 207 229 1241 1313 206.8
33 Marin Jean FR 6 214 226 211 199 205 218 1273 1309 212.2
34 Erwin Groen NL 7 219 226 212 196 186 227 1266 1308 211.0
35 Mick Ince UK 18 137 256 190 215 214 180 1192 1300 198.7
36 Swa Apers BE 31 210 169 169 194 194 168 1104 1290 184.0
37 Gunnar Trouillard BE 9 196 203 225 220 187 198 1229 1283 204.8
38 Dominique Brosens BE 9 159 247 196 183 225 215 1225 1279 204.2
39 Keith Hodge UK 20 236 200 139 180 207 195 1157 1277 192.8
40 Rene Gooyers NL 14 169 245 209 180 215 171 1189 1273 198.2
41 Douglas Sinclair UK 23 214 187 154 180 178 221 1134 1272 189.0
42 Ron Van Den Bogaard NL 6 226 149 217 210 235 192 1229 1265 204.8
43 Freddy Schijf NL 7 171 238 194 212 208 193 1216 1258 202.7
44 Peter Knopp DE 8 165 245 205 216 200 178 1209 1257 201.5
45 Yves Delafonteyne BE 4 192 214 199 199 202 225 1231 1255 205.2
46 Pierre Prou FR 19 195 172 146 214 220 190 1137 1251 189.5
47 Steve Wright UK 18 235 184 172 184 200 167 1142 1250 190.3
48 Greg Jerome UK 12 224 236 188 192 156 175 1171 1243 195.2
49 Jürgen Louia-Kretz DE 2 236 194 194 257 203 138 1222 1234 203.7
50 Guy Latry BE 24 171 193 183 192 164 184 1087 1231 181.2
51 Jurgen Laermans BE 3 185 231 182 203 218 191 1210 1228 201.7
52 Ben Van Denzel NL 10 215 176 228 148 197 203 1167 1227 194.5
53 Norbert Rondelez BE 10 190 200 197 202 161 209 1159 1219 193.2
54 Louis Hendriks NL 3 182 183 201 215 214 204 1199 1217 199.8
55 Paul Newton UK 21 190 179 185 175 172 178 1079 1205 179.8
56 Jochen Diekhoff DE 19 139 189 188 196 213 157 1082 1196 180.3
57 Dave Goodwin UK 18 210 179 200 168 158 165 1080 1188 180.0
58 Ivan Burian CZ 6 173 214 195 180 184 204 1150 1186 191.7
59 Gino Di Giorno NL 14 180 179 181 191 166 187 1084 1168 180.7
60 Hans Bakker NL 19 196 195 168 158 164 170 1051 1165 175.2
61 Paul Lamon BE 14 182 166 188 175 170 190 1071 1155 178.5
62 Ad Van Der Jagt NL 22 180 180 211 163 142 146 1022 1154 170.3
63 Michel Ligier FR 13 175 157 187 197 153 205 1074 1152 179.0
64 Danny Maes BE 11 165 166 192 148 176 210 1057 1123 176.2
65 Marc Van Wuytswin BE 10 173 203 178 191 191 126 1062 1122 177.0
66 Wilbert Anthonisee NL 2 161 140 184 198 169 174 1026 1038 171.0
67 Jens Muth DE 7 213 238 169 191 0 0 811 853 135.2

 

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