The British Tenpin Bowling Association

European Men Championships 2015


ENGLAND'S MEN TAKE SILVER IN TEAM OF FIVE

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(l-r, back): Alex Hamilton (Manager), Paul Moor, Leon Devlin, Chris Oates, Coach (Jon) Zadel

(front): Darren Cundy, Adam Cairns and John Wells

"In a stunning finals that was impossible to call and had online streaming and live scores
viewing figures soaring, Finland's Joonas Jehkinen had to dig deep requring a strike on the
very final ball of the match to give Finland a win by just a single pin over England, 1100-1099
who had to settle for silver."


FINAL ALL EVENTS: Leon Devlin would find himself in fifth-place for the Masters, with an event total of 5140 / 214.2 / +218 and a bye into the second round.  Adam Cairns found 11th place, with 5043 / 210.1 / +121.  John Wells was just two pins short of the top-24 with 4920 / 205.0 in 25th, Paul Moor 29th with 4875 / 203.1, Chris Oates 31st with 4865 / 202.7 and Darren Cundy 40th with 4807 / 200.3.

In Masters step 1, Adam was defeated by Christophe Hachin of France 187-151 & 233-177.  In step 2, Leon would tie the first game 210-210 but see the tie-break go against him 10-8, and be defeated 228-186 in game two, by Markus Jansson of Sweden.  Martin Larsen of Sweden would eventually be the Master Champion, defeating Tore Torgesen (NOOR) 212-164 & 215-171.


TEAM OF 5 BLOCK TWO: In Block 2 England bowled tightly and were never more than a few pins adrift of Denmark who would just squeez-ahead into third place in the squad, putting England fourth, with their squad total 3080.  Darren bowled his second set towards his Masters, adding a further 562 pins to his total.

Overall with the two blocks combined, England totalled 6227 (207.6) to take third-place ahead of the finals, behind the Danes with 6355 and the Finns, who headed qualification with 6378.

In the semi-finals, England defeated Denmark comfortably 1139-957 to setup a finals with Finland, who had defeated Sweden 1072-1037.  In a stunning finals that was impossible to call and had online streaming and live scores viewing figures soaring, Finland's Joonas Jehkinen had to dig deep requring a strike on the very final ball of the match to give Finland a win by just a single pin over England, 1100-1099, who had to settle for silver.

ALL EVENTS: After team block 1, Leon Devlin sits on the cut-line for the top-8 in eigth, with 4480 (213.3, +141).  Adam Cairns is also in great position, just 35 pins behind the top-8 but comfortably within the first cut to the top-24 with 4445 (211.7).  Paul Moor is placed to make a challenge on the top-24 in 29th (41 pins off top 24 with 4298 / 204.7) as is John Wells in 32nd with 4285 / 204.0 at -54.  A fighting last set from Chris Oates and Darren Cundy, at 4255/202.6/-84 and 4245/202.1/-94 could also see them make the top-24 and have a shot at the finals.


TEAM OF 5: Bowled over two 3-game blocks, Darren Cundy stood-aside as England built a block 1 total of 3147 (211.6) to lead both after game 1 and the end of the squad.  At the end of squad 2 when all remaining countries teams had bowled their opening three games, England were in third-place, behind the Fins with 3158 (210.5) and the Danes in first, on 3252 (216.8).  6th man Darren Cundy bowled for his All Events in one of the make-up teams, adding 589 to his scores.

In Block 2 England bowled tightly and were never more than a few pins adrift of Denmark who would just squeez-ahead into third place in the squad, putting England fourth, with their squad total 3080.

Overall with the two blocks combined, England totalled 6227 (207.6) to take third-place ahead of the finals, behind the Danes with 6355 and the Finns, who headed qualification with 6378.

In the semi-finals, England defeated Denmark comfortably 1139-957 to setup a finals with Finland, who had defeated Sweden 1072-1037.  In a stunning finals that was impossible to call and had online streaming and live scores viewing figures soaring, Finland's Joonas Jehkinen had to dig deep requring a strike on the very final ball of the match to give Finland a win by just a single pin over England, 1100-1099, who had to settle for silver.


TRIOS: John Wells, Chris Oates and Paul Moor bowled a total 3619 (201.1 avg.) for 16th place, with Leon Devlin, Darren Cundy and Adam Cairns just 20 pins behind in 18th place with 3599 (199.9).  The Fin's Joonas Jehkinen, Osku Palermaa and Kimmo Lehtonen headed qualifying with 3889 (216.1) with the Swede's second on 3816 (212.0), Isreal third on 3810 (211.7) and Germany fourth on 3768 (209.3).

Two extremely tight semi-finals saw Finland defeat Germnay 698-694 and Sweden defeat Israel 642-637.  In the finals, it was Finland, bolstered by a 244-game from Lehtonen, that emerged the winners, 636-555.


DOUBLES: Darren Cundy and Leon Devlin bowled 2559 (213.2 avg.) but were just beaten to the top-four by Sweden and Germany, who tied on 2563 (213.6) before a tie-break saw Sweden's Markus Jansson and Magnus Johnson Jnr finished qualification in third, over Germany's Marco Beade and Tobias Bording in fourth, with Denmark's Frederik Ohrgaard and Jesper Agerbo first and Greece's Georgios Stefanidis and Vasileios Stefopoulos second.  Chris oates and Adam Cairn's finished in ninth with 2501 (208.4) whilst Paul Moor and John Wells finished 41st with 2298 (191.5). 

In the semi-finals, Denmark defeated Germany 473-393 and Greece narrowly pipped Sweden by just two pins (429-427) to meet Denmark in the finals, who would defeat them 442-416.


SINGLES BRONZE FOR ADAM CAIRNS

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Adam with Coach Zadel - Bronze Singles

SINGLES: Adam Cairns took England's first medal at the European Men Championships 2015 after finishing in second place in the singles, with a superb 1372 (228.7 avg.) over six games of qualifying.  A powerful set comprising games of 191, 255, 221, 200, 238 and a finishing 267 placed him just 20 pins behind Ramon Hilferlink from the Netherlands who headed qualifying.  Paul Moor finished in 6th with and equally superb 1333 (222.2), John Wells 14th with 1313 (218.8), Leon Devlin 33rd with 1259 (209.8), Darren Cundy 55th with 1220 (203.3) and Chris Oates 67th with 1199 (199.8).  Just 70 pins separated the top-10 bowlers. 

In the semi-finals, Adam would loose to Denmark's Thomas Larsen 218-227, whilst Romain Franchi (FRA) defeated Ramon Hilferlink (NE) 241-231.  Larsen would go on to defeat Franchi in the finals to take gold.



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The 2015 European Men Championships take place in Denmark, at the Lovvang Bowling Centre, between the 3rd and 14th of June.

Lovvang Bowling Centre is situated 10 minutes drive from Aalborg, home of the championship hotels and the airport.  The 30-lane centre is is divided into two floors, with lanes, reception, dressing rooms and café in the basement; restaurant, pro-shop, administration, and meeting rooms at the first floor.  Bowlers will be bowling on synthetic Brunswick Anvilane Pro approaches, lanes and decks with AMFLite II pins, and lane maintenance will be with Defence C dressed with Kegel Fire & Ice with a pair of Kegel Flex machines.

Online scoring and official streaming are available, and the very latest information can be obtained from the official website below.

Our team for 2015 is Adam Cairns, Paul Moor, Darren Cundy, Chris Oates, Leon Devlin and John Wells with Manager Alex Hamilton and Coach Jon Zadel.  The BTBA wish them all the very best of luck.

Schedule

Schedule 

Weekday
Date
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Activity
Sunday
31.05.2015
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Last day of Presidium members to arrive


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Monday
01.06.2015
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Last day of Congress delegates to arrive
10.00
15.00
ETBF Presidium meeting in Lovvang


Weekday
Date
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To
Activity
Tuesday
02.06.2015
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Ball Registration
09.00
15.00
ETBF Congress at Radisson Blu
15.00
20.00
Unofficial practice


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Wednesday
03.06.2015
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Last day of team arrivals
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Ball Registration
10.00
20.00
Unofficial practice


Weekday
Date
From
To
Activity
Thursday
04.06.2015
09.00
19.00
Ball Registration
09.00
10.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
10.00
Team Managers meeting in Lovvang
10.00
11.30
Official Practice Squad 1
11.30
12.30
Lane Maintenance
12.30
14.00
Official Practice Squad 2
14.00
15.00
Lane Maintenance
15.00
16.30
Official Practice Squad 3
16.30
17.30
Lane Maintenance
17.30
19.00
Official Practice Squad 4
19.00
20.00
Break and line up
20.00
20.30
Opening Ceremony in Lovvang


Weekday
Date
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To
Activity
Friday
05.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
12.30
Singles Squad 1
12.30
13.30
Lane Maintenance
13.30
17.00
Singles Squad 2


Weekday
Date
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To
Activity
Saturday
06.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
12.30
Singles Squad 3
12.30
13.30
Lane Maintenance
13.30
17.00
Singles Squad 4
17.00
18.00
Break and Lane Maintenance
18.00
18.45
Singles Semi Finals
18.45
19.30
Singles Final
19.30
20.00
Medal Ceremony, Singles


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Sunday
07.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
12.30
Doubles Squad 1
12.30
13.30
Special Olympics
13.30
14.30
Lane Maintenance
14.30
18.00
Doubles Squad 2


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Monday
08.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
12.30
Doubles Squad 3
12.30
13.30
Lane Maintenance
13.30
17.00
Doubles Squad 4
17.00
18.00
Break and Lane Maintenance
18.00
18.45
Doubles Semi Finals
18.45
19.30
Doubles Final
19.30
20.00
Medal Ceremony, Doubles


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Tuesday
09.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
11.45
Trios Squad 1
11.45
12.45
Lane Maintenance
12.45
15.30
Trios Squad 2
15.30
16.30
Lane Maintenance
16.30
19.15
Trios Squad 3


Weekday
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Wednesday
10.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
11.45
Trios Squad 2
11.45
12.45
Lane Maintenance
12.45
15.30
Trios Squad 3
15.30
16.30
Lane Maintenance
16.30
19.15
Trios Squad 1
19.15
20.00
Break and Lane Maintenance
20.00
21.00
Trios Semi Finals
21.00
22.00
Trios Final


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Thursday
11.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane maintenance
09.00
13.30
Team Squad 1
13.30
14.00
Medal Ceremony, Trios
14.00
15.00
Lane maintenance
15.00
19.30
Team Squad 2


Weekday
Date
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Activity
Friday
12.06.2015
07.00
08.00
Lane Maintenance
08.00
12.30
Team Squad A
12.30
13.30
Lane Maintenance
13.30
18.00
Team Squad B
18.00
19.00
Break and Lane Maintenance
19.00
20.30
Team Semi Finals
20.30
22.00
Team Final
The highest ranked teams from day 1 will be seeded for Squad B
All other full teams and extra players will be seeded for Squad A
Weekday
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Saturday
13.06.2015
08.00
09.00
Lane Maintenance
09.00
10.15
Masters Step 1 (8 matches)
10.15
11.30
Masters Step 2 (8 matches)
11.30
12.00
Medal Ceremonies Team & All Event
12.00
13.00
Break and Lane Maintenance
13.00
14.15
Masters Step 3 (4 matches)
14.15
15.30
Masters Step 4 (2 matches)
15.30
16.45
Masters Final
16.45
17.00
Medal Ceremony Masters
20.00
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Farewell Dinner at Nordkraft

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Sunday

14.06.2015

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Departures

 
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