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Bronze for Ray Teece in the European Champions Cup 2012

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Ray Teece and Jenny Billingham represented Team England in the 2012

European Champions Cup in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, with Teece taking

Bronze in the Men's Division

 

ecc2012_Team_Englands_Ray_Teece_4The British Tenpin Bowling Association and Team England congratulates Ray Teece on his Bronze medal at the 2012 European Champions Cup.  Played on combinations of short (35ft) and long (40ft) patterns, Teece bowled 8-game sets of 1,687, 1,753 and 1,728 to complete the qualifying rounds in second place with an all-events average of 215, behind a blisteringly "in-form" James Gruffman of Sweden, and above international stars including Mads Sandbaekken and Gery Verbruggen.

 

Mens Combined Totals

Pos Name Nat Oil 1 Oil 2 Comb. oil Total Diff AVG Games
1 James Gruffman SWE 1927 1932 1788 5647 +694 235,3 24/24
2 Raymond Teece ENG 1687 1753 1728 5168 +215 215,3 24/24
3 Yoan Alix FRA 1766 1732 1613 5111 +158 213 24/24
4 Mads Sandbækken NOR 1808 1688 1605 5101 +148 212,5 24/24
5 Habib Dogan TUR 1766 1621 1696 5083 +130 211,8 24/24
6 Lasse Lintilä FIN 1657 1701 1675 5033 +80 209,7 24/24
7 Gery Verbruggen BEL 1835 1615 1582 5032 +79 209,7 24/24
8 Achim Grabowski GER 1638 1643 1672 4953 0 206,4 24/2

Cutting to the "Top 8" for the Masters, Teece continued in fine form, defeating Gery Verbruggen of Belgium 255, 200 -v- 247, 187 in the quarter finals (Step 1) and was unfortunate not to defeat Yoan Alix of France in the semi-finals in a very close match that went for the 3 full games.  Despite games of 198, 206 and 204 Alix met James Gruffman in the finals having bowled games of 204, 191 and 236 against Teece.

Quarter finals - step 1

Seeding Lane Name Nat G1
G2
G3
Point

1 9 James Gruffman SWE 261
205
0
2

8 10 Achim Grabowski GER 247
170
0
0

 
3
11 Yoan Alix FRA 278
254
0
2
6
12 Lasse Lintilä FIN 223
234
0
0
 

2 13 Raymond Teece ENG 255
200
0
2
7 14 Gery Verbruggen BEL 247 187 0 0
 
4 15 Mads Sandbækken NOR 199 233 0 0
5 16 Habib Dogan TUR 235 239 0 2

Semi-finals - step 2

Seeding Lane Name Nat G1
G2
G3
Point
1 3 James Gruffman SWE 279
258
0
2
5 4 Habib Dogan TUR 218
163
0
0
 
2 5 Raymond Teece ENG 198
206
204
1
3 6 Yoan Alix FRA 204
191
236
2

The tournament's Mens Division was won by Sweden's James Gruffman, who also had a perfect 300-game during qualification, when he defeated Frenchman Yoan Alix 265, 194 to 184, 189.

ecc2012_Team_Englands_Jenni_Billingham_3England's Jenny Billingham started well, finishing the short-oil squad in tenth place, and the long oil squad in 5th place.  Unfortunately she struggled with the combined short-long squad finishing it in 17th place, and 19th in the All-Events.

Pos Name Nat Oil 1 Oil 2 Comb. oil Total Diff AVG Games
19 Jenny Billingham ENG 1471 1621 1456 4548 -196 189,5 24/24
 

The tournament's Womens Division was won by the Ukraine's Daria Kovalova, who defeated Birgit Pöppler, who had been the favourite to win the tournament after first-class scoring during qualification, 188, 226 and 216 to 231, 199 and 211.

 

 
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