The British Tenpin Bowling Association

European Champions Cup Bratislava 2013

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The 2013 European Champions Cup took place in the BNC Bowling Centre, Bratislava in Slovakia between the 20th and 28th October 2013.  TEAM ENGLAND'S Richard Teece and Lisa John traveled to the BNC Bowling Centre in Bratislava to represent England  Playingon the familiar dual-oil format, after practice on Tuesday 22nd Lisa and Richard bowled 8-game blocks on both oils and then on combined oils.  Finals played-out on Sunday 27th October.  We are grateful to MAURICE TEECE for his reports throughout the weekend.

 

Event Information and links
Official website fo the Championship:
http://ecc2013.eu
Bowling centre website:
http://bnc-sk.sk
Detailed All-Nations Report:
http://talktenpin.net

The BTBA and TEAM ENGLAND wish Lisa and Richard the very best of success.


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Richard Teece and Lisa John receive their silver medals

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Final Qualification


MEN - Final Qualification

Pos  Name Fed Oil 1 Oil 2 Comb. oil Total Diff AVG Games
Dennis Eklund SWE 1850 1685 1965 5500 +442 229,2 24/24
Mads Sandbaekken NOR 1819 1775 1709 5303 +245 221 24/24
Kimmo Lehtonen FIN 1796 1674 1783 5253 +195 218,9 24/24
Achim Grabowski GER 1802 1573 1746 5121 +63 213,4 24/24
Richard Teece ENG 1770 1694 1652 5116 +58 213,2 24/24
Anze Grabrijan SLO 1643 1752 1704 5099 +41 212,5 24/24
Arturs Levikins LAT 1655 1761 1653 5069 +11 211,2 24/24
Jeffrey van de Wakker NED 1812 1556 1690 5058 0 210,8 24/24

WOMEN - Final Qualifiction

Pos  Name Fed Oil 1 Oil 2 Comb. oil Total Diff AVG Games
Isabelle Hultin SWE 1896 1716 1747 5359 +632 223,3 24/24
Lisa John ENG 1762 1695 1763 5220 +493 217,5 24/24
Daria Kovalova UKR 1673 1762 1770 5205 +478 216,9 24/24
Sanna Pasanen FIN 1745 1698 1670 5113 +386 213 24/24
Nicole Sanders NED 1611 1650 1820 5081 +354 211,7 24/24
Lauriane Celie FRA 1634 1599 1683 4916 +189 204,8 24/24
Ivonne Gross AUT 1628 1656 1523 4807 +80 200,3 24/24
Alena Korobkova RUS 1478 1587 1662 4727 0 197 24/24

 

Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, Finals

MEN - Final step 1

Seeding Lane Name Fed G1   G2   G3   Point
2 9 Mads Sandbaekken NOR 188   288   232   2
7 10 Arturs Levikins LAT 221   185   191   1

1 11 Dennis Eklund SWE 249   244   0   2
8 12 Jeffrey van de Wakker NED 214   217   0   0

4 13 Achim Grabowski GER 213   176   201   1
5 14 Richard Teece ENG 212   244   237   2

3 15 Kimmo Lehtonen FIN 190   192   259   2
6 16 Anze Grabrijan SLO 174   232   233   1

 

MEN - Final step 2

Seeding Lane Name Fed G1   G2   G3   Point
2 3 Mads Sandbaekken NOR 189   201   0   0
3 4 Kimmo Lehtonen FIN 243   226   0   2

1 7 Dennis Eklund SWE 239   197   0   0
5 8 Richard Teece ENG 245   221   0   2

 

MENS - Final step 3

Seeding Lane Name Fed G1   G2   G3   Point
3 5 Kimmo Lehtonen FIN 181   235   235   2
5 6 Richard Teece ENG 238   215   224   1

 


 

WOMEN - Final step 1

Seeding Lane Name Fed G1   G2   G3   Point
2 1 Lisa John ENG 192   198   0   2
7 2 Ivonne Gross AUT 174   179   0   0

4 3 Sanna Pasanen FIN 214   247   0   2
5 4 Nicole Sanders NED 182   209   0   0

1 5 Isabelle Hultin SWE 195   254   0   2
8 6 Alena Korobkova RUS 188   214   0   0

3 7 Daria Kovalova UKR 212   257   213   2
6 8 Lauriane Celie FRA 233   195   207   1

 

WOMEN - Final step 2

Seeding Lane Name Fed G1   G2   G3   Point
2 9 Lisa John ENG 235   194   0   2
3 10 Daria Kovalova UKR 181   179   0   0

1 13 Isabelle Hultin SWE 211   166   0   0
4 14 Sanna Pasanen FIN 226   217   0   2

 

WOMEN - Final step 3

Seeding Lane Name Fed G1   G2   G3   Point
2 11 Lisa John ENG 201   192   0   0
4 12 Sanna Pasanen FIN 215   237   0   2


Full Male Qualification

Pos  Name Fed Oil 1 Oil 2 Comb. oil Total Diff AVG Games
Dennis Eklund SWE 1850 1685 1965 5500 +442 229,2 24/24
Mads Sandbaekken NOR 1819 1775 1709 5303 +245 221 24/24
Kimmo Lehtonen FIN 1796 1674 1783 5253 +195 218,9 24/24
Achim Grabowski GER 1802 1573 1746 5121 +63 213,4 24/24
Richard Teece ENG 1770 1694 1652 5116 +58 213,2 24/24
Anze Grabrijan SLO 1643 1752 1704 5099 +41 212,5 24/24
Arturs Levikins LAT 1655 1761 1653 5069 +11 211,2 24/24
Jeffrey van de Wakker NED 1812 1556 1690 5058 0 210,8 24/24

James Gruffman SWE 1719 1760 1575 5054 -4 210,6 24/24
10  Hafthor Hardarson ISL 1719 1690 1632 5041 -17 210 24/24
11  Emil Polanisz POL 1769 1735 1526 5030 -28 209,6 24/24
12  Olexandr Kondratyev UKR 1628 1663 1715 5006 -52 208,6 24/24
13  Kanstantsin Karazeyeu BLR 1821 1562 1606 4989 -69 207,9 24/24
14  Evangelos Krizinis GRE 1615 1700 1614 4929 -129 205,4 24/24
15  Wim Claessens BEL 1686 1536 1683 4905 -153 204,4 24/24
16  Gyorgy Bodis HUN 1547 1614 1703 4864 -194 202,7 24/24
17  Artur Colomer CAT 1596 1588 1651 4835 -223 201,5 24/24
18  Marco Reviglio ITA 1636 1707 1472 4815 -243 200,6 24/24
19  Mauro Anastasi MLT 1457 1610 1699 4766 -292 198,6 24/24
20  Philippe Huber SUI 1589 1555 1576 4720 -338 196,7 24/24
21  Marius Piticariu ROU 1530 1594 1582 4706 -352 196,1 24/24
22  Roman Starchenkov RUS 1588 1482 1620 4690 -368 195,4 24/24
23  Michael Rauscher AUT 1601 1506 1534 4641 -417 193,4 24/24
24  Linas Sasnauskas LTU 1544 1596 1494 4634 -424 193,1 24/24
25  Ben Slutzki ISR 1545 1625 1442 4612 -446 192,2 24/24
26  Steven Gill SCO 1425 1696 1474 4595 -463 191,5 24/24
27  Mathias Sarmadi FRA 1593 1502 1478 4573 -485 190,5 24/24
28  Habib Dogan TUR 1513 1574 1484 4571 -487 190,5 24/24
29  Vladimir Majski SRB 1628 1431 1468 4527 -531 188,6 24/24
30  Zoran Banjac CRO 1533 1533 1451 4517 -541 188,2 24/24
31  Michal Vcelis CZE 1594 1461 1439 4494 -564 187,2 24/24
32  Lyndon Walters WAL 1397 1691 1390 4478 -580 186,6 24/24
33  Luboslav Jurinyi SVK 1416 1565 1471 4452 -606 185,5 24/24
34  David Seay NIR 1359 1530 1468 4357 -701 181,5 24/24
35  Darin Trayanov BUL 1409 1496 1394 4299 -759 179,1 24/24
36  Daniele Bronzetti SMR 1470 1521 0 2991 -2067 186,9 16/24

 

Full Female Qualification

Pos  Name Fed Oil 1 Oil 2 Comb. oil Total Diff AVG Games
Isabelle Hultin SWE 1896 1716 1747 5359 +632 223,3 24/24
Lisa John ENG 1762 1695 1763 5220 +493 217,5 24/24
Daria Kovalova UKR 1673 1762 1770 5205 +478 216,9 24/24
Sanna Pasanen FIN 1745 1698 1670 5113 +386 213 24/24
Nicole Sanders NED 1611 1650 1820 5081 +354 211,7 24/24
Lauriane Celie FRA 1634 1599 1683 4916 +189 204,8 24/24
Ivonne Gross AUT 1628 1656 1523 4807 +80 200,3 24/24
Alena Korobkova RUS 1478 1587 1662 4727 0 197 24/24

Sue Abela MLT 1629 1526 1564 4719 -8 196,6 24/24
10  Anastasia Rovithaki GRE 1587 1418 1684 4689 -38 195,4 24/24
11  Martina Schütz GER 1534 1685 1462 4681 -46 195 24/24
12  Luminita Farkas-Bucin ROU 1489 1619 1491 4599 -128 191,6 24/24
13  Marija Tkacenko LAT 1546 1541 1506 4593 -134 191,4 24/24
14  Tania Yusaf SCO 1429 1604 1546 4579 -148 190,8 24/24
15  Anne - Maree Williams WAL 1648 1453 1468 4569 -158 190,4 24/24
16  Jana Lebrova CZE 1551 1453 1554 4558 -169 189,9 24/24
17  Olga Tarasova UKR 1526 1491 1536 4553 -174 189,7 24/24
18  Ebru Ozogluuntur TUR 1637 1399 1489 4525 -202 188,5 24/24
19  Melissa Vallons BEL 1451 1510 1560 4521 -206 188,4 24/24
20  Janne Monsen NOR 1454 1440 1530 4424 -303 184,3 24/24
21  Dragana Petrovic SRB 1497 1408 1505 4410 -317 183,8 24/24
22  Cristina Sanz CAT 1469 1441 1482 4392 -335 183 24/24
23  Maria Toth HUN 1461 1505 1423 4389 -338 182,9 24/24
24  Aksana Sinitsa BLR 1430 1413 1545 4388 -339 182,8 24/24
25  Lucyna Charezinska POL 1393 1435 1550 4378 -349 182,4 24/24
26  Simona Fasol ITA 1420 1428 1503 4351 -376 181,3 24/24
27  Dagny Edda Thorisdottir ISL 1435 1476 1437 4348 -379 181,2 24/24
28  Jurate Palaimaite LTU 1381 1417 1451 4249 -478 177 24/24
29  Ivana Krajacic CRO 1359 1437 1411 4207 -520 175,3 24/24
30  Sofia Hristova BUL 1406 1402 1358 4166 -561 173,6 24/24
31  Vanessa Martinez SUI 1299 1376 1434 4109 -618 171,2 24/24
32  Beata Valigurova SVK 1280 1331 1153 3764 -963 156,8 24/24
33  Mateja Kerovec SLO 1184 1295 1262 3741 -986 155,9 24/24
34  Lauren Dugan NIR 1160 1074 1339 3573 -1154 148,9 24/24
35  Sarit Mizrahi ISR 1438 1502 0 2940 -1787 183,8 16/24

 

ECC2013_LJRT_2FINALS DAY - SUNDAY, 27th OCTOBER 2013 - by Maurice Teece

 So Finals Day dawned and it was clear, after the thick fog of the night before which was more like a London "pea souper" on the way back to Team England's hotel I missed a red light at a junction, dilligently following the sat nav's instructions to turn left, I did so right in front of a tram, whoops! a daisy.

Well we made our way to their Hotel to pick up Richie as he had asked us the night before to pick him up as he didn't fancy climbing around the Bus to the Bowl. I asked him how his foot was this morning and he said it was stiff and had trouble getting it moving. When we got to the Bowl, Brenda inspected his foot and he had some bruising to the top left side of it. She administered some pain killers and ointment to his foot and wrapped it up in stretch bandage we had in our first aid kit. He stood up and pronounced that it was better and that he would bowl the first match and see how it went. Lisa arrived and got ready for her match with Ivonne Grosse of Austria on Lanes 1&2, Richie was to play Achim Grabowski of Germany on 13&14. Naturally your correspondent was too concerned with Richie to go and see how Lisa was progressing in her match. But Jean her Mum was relaying that all was going well and that she would win her first game. Richie began against Achim and it was shot for shot in the first game until the tenth frame when Richie had to go for the ten pin. As yesterday the this was the pin that would cause him the most pain, with the twisting of the foot at this acute angle. He missed the ten pin handing the game to Achim.

I was at this point becoming a bit more comfortable with Richie's bowling, as he was not showing any signs of quitting, moreover he gritted his teeth knowing that he could equalise because Achim was weaker on the Long Pattern. So it was Richie beat Achim in the second game and the came the decider. By this time Jean had come down to join us as Lisa had comfortably won her second game against Ivonne and was now in the medals.

In the decider on the short pattern. Richie summoned up a huge English Lion's courage and played his socks off with some brilliant short pattern play, Achim had some how lost the shot he had in the first game, throwing some balls that confused him as they didn't do what he expected and soon succumbed to Richie's consistent deliveries. Richie was now in the medals as well.

There was now a break while people had food or re-grouped for the next match. Lisa was to play the "machine" Daria Kovalova of the Ukraine and Richie was paired against The No.1 seed Dennis Eklund of Sweden. To be honest I was thinking well at least he's got a Bronze medal I happy with that, considering he's carrying an injury that most people would have withdrawn from the tournament. Lisa started brightly against Daria and the "machine" on the short somehow "broke down". Lisa won the first game on the short pattern and the second on the Long was pretty much the same, as Daria could not break 200 in either game and our Lisa scored 235 and 194 to progress to the Final. Richie started against Dennis Eklund on the short and Dennis threw the first 7 strikes and Richie could not stay with him, although he did not open he did not give up, as long as there was "room on the sheet" he persisted to find his shot, the 8th frame was the turning point Denis must have pulled the shot as he plowed through the headpin and left the "greek church" and he only took the three off the right. Meanwhile Richie had strikes in the 6th and 7th frame, he turkey'd into the 8th and 4 bagged the 9th frame. Meanwhile Dennis had struck in the 9th and only made a 9 spare in the 10th fill ball was 8 so a 239. Working out the maths, Richie knew he had to strike in the 10th the ball was good and he duly struck he now knew he needed 7 pins to win the match. He summoned up the strength to deliver just one more good shot it smashed the pocket leaving one pin that was enough to win the fist game. The second on the Long was going to be a battle because Dennis had been unbelievably good on the Long pattern all week. Richie started first and split with a 6,2, Dennis struck, it was at this point that Richie moved left and began to strike.

4 strikes later and with Dennis only managing spares and one strike it was "game on". At this point Dennis was deep in conversation with Peter Lung the Swedish Coach, Dennis elected to move left with Richie and doubled, however Richie matched him strike for strike. In the 8th frame Richie threw a pocket shot and left the 4 pin and spared it. Dennis thre a good shot but only made 9 spare. The difference at this point was 22 pins in Richie's favour. Richie was by now feeling the pressure and threw on a little wide and left the 2,4,8,10 and took out 2, 201 in the 9th. Dennis' next shot was unbelievable, he sent the ball well wide and left the washout 1,2,4,6,10 and only managed to take out 4pins leaving the 10 pin.The difference was still 21pins in Richie's favour going into the 10th frame. It was still possible for Dennis to win but he needed 3 strikes and a bad shot from richie. Richie stepped up needing only 9 pins to shut out Dennis. He threw a good shot but he got hold of it and left a 3,10. Needing only 1 pin he launched his spare ball at the 3 pin and actually spared it. He had done it, he'd actually beaten arguably the best player in the tournament, an expression of disbelief and realization that he was in the final going for gold was on his face. Dennis finished off the game despondent and made 8 spare 8 in the 10th. They shook hands and your correspondent had to go out of the bowl as he didn't want to see people watching him sob like a baby, I was so proud that he had fought so hard and his English Lion attitude had won him through, emotion had got the better of me, when I returned to the lanes they were preparing for the Ladies Final.

Lisa was to play Sanna Pasenen of Finland in the Final. Lisa started on the short pattern and was matching Sanna shot for shot, but Sanna managed a double and that was the difference Sanna won the first game 215 to 201. The second on the Long pattern was also a close match but Sanna began to string strikes together and finally winning 237 to 192.

The Mens Final followed, Kimmo Lehtonen for Finalnd and Richie Teece for England. Kimmo chose to start on the short and struck, Richie spared. During the game Kimmo left 3 splits and made a 181, Richie stayed clean and stuck out from the 8th Frame making a 238. The second game was a tense affair, Kimmo had not been good on the Pattern during the week but in this game he came back like a train. It was tit for tat in the first four frames with both players starting with a double, 9 spare, strike. Richie stepped up and got a 9 and spared it, Kimmo struck again, both players struck in the next 2 frames  this time 21 pin in Kimmo's favour. Richie split in the 8th frame but spared it Kimmo 9 spare. Richie knew he would need to strike and soon but could only manage a 9 spare. Kimmo once again struck. Game 2 was effectively over and it ended Kimmo 235 Richie 215. So it was to be a decider for the Gold, Kimmo started on the short, again Kimmo had his striking boots on and Richie wasn't about to give in he matched Kimmo being slightly behind in the match but it was all down to the last frame Kimmo had to spare to win but he left a 2, 7, and took only the 3 pin. He knew if Richie struck out it would be a draw and 9,10th roll off. Richie struck in the 10th but the ball came up slightly high in the 11th and left a 4 pin. The title was Kimmo's. The emotion was electric he jumped up and shouted Yes! Yes! Yes! he knew it was his to lose but it turned out he'd won. Richie was gracious in defeat and the 2 men hugged one another as if they were long time friends.

The medal ceremony commenced and I have a load of Pics of the medalists and I'll let you have them on disk. I'll include all the Pics and Vids I took all week.

Brenda and I would like to personally thank Lisa John, Jean John and all the Home nations players and parents for their help and support during the Championships, without you it would not be the same.

Once we got home Richie was taken to Casualty at West Middlesex Hospital as we were concerned at the blackening of his foot. He was X Rayed and the Doctor confirmed that Richie had indeed broken a bone in his foot and he is now wearing a plaster cast, going from his toes to his knee on the left leg. No more Bowling/Driving for you young man, not for a few weeks anyway. To say he wore his England shirt with pride somehow pails into insignificance, knowing how much courage it must have taken to bowl through all that pain and still produce some of the best bowling I have seen, to get a silver medal for his country.


ECC2013_LJRT_1SATURDAY, 26th OCTOBER 2013 - by Maurice Teece

Day 3 started with the top 18 Ladies playing on the combined pattern Long/Short for the 8 places of Finals Day. Lisa John started for England and Anne Maree Williams for Wales and Tania Yusaf for Scotland. Lisa found the short pattern played just a little longer than previously, but with all her experience soon mastered the conditions and started to make ground on the others as they had more trouble than Lisa getting to grips with the left lane long pattern, which did not break down to friendly. Lisa finished with a 1763 and a combined total of 5220 (217.5 ave).

Tanya Yusaf of Scotland finished with a 1546 including a 267 game 4579 total (190.8 ave). Anne Maree Williams finished with a 1468 and a combined total of 4569 (190.4 ave). These 2 finished 14th and 15th respectively.

The afternoon squad saw the Welsh,Scottish, and Northern Irish take to the Lanes on the combined patterns.David Reay (NIR) Finished with a 1468, 4357 (181.5 ave). in 34th place overall. Lyndon Walters finished with a 1390, 4478 (186.6 ave) and 32nd place and Steven Gill of Scotland finished with a 1474, 4595 (191.5 ave) overall and placed 26th.

The evening squad saw Richie Teece take to the lanes on the combined pattern. Richie did not start to well he ground out a 189 and moved a pair right. The previous occupants had burnt the line richie wished to use on the left lane and he had great difficulty reaching the pocket from any angle. It was strike,split all the way and richie finished game 2 with 153. During the 3rd game Richie came up to talk to Lisa and discuss what move he should make and whilst returning to the lane fell over the bowling bags that had been placed on the steps leading down to the play area. Thankfully he put out his and to protect his head from the ball racks and seats. He still managed to scrape his arm and more importantly twist his ankle. After a medical intervention from his Mum and Lisa, Ibruprofen, Bio Freeze, paracetemol, Richie dusted himself off gritted his teeth and told us I'm going to do this!!!

Well I may be a bit biased but my son showed me that he was more than a son, he was a soldier. The courage he showed bowling for his country could not have been misplaced in Afghanistan. In fact the medal he will receive tomorrow should be for valor in the face of conflict. It was then that Richie produced some of the most incredible bowling I have seen from someone so injured. Every time he went for a 10 pin he squealed in pain as he let go. The other players could not believe that he had not pulled out and were full of admiration for his pluckiness. He produced a 224,255,215,238 and 207 leading up to the last game. By now the swelling was causing him a lot of pain but he stuck it out to make a 171 and qualify in 5th place overall.

We quickly got him off the lanes shoes off and an ice pack on his ankle, Lisa and \I cleared his stuff away from the lanes while Brenda took care of Richie. Eventually emotion overtook us all and there was barely a dry eye in the house. He had done the almost impossible and qualified for the finals tomorrow. We took Richie back to the hotel not before had had some "medicine" from the KEGEL guys. He will be treating the ankle back there tonight and returning in the morning with Lisa to take part in the Finals Day. Lisa will play Ivonne Grosse(AUT) and Richie will play Achim Grabowski (GER) in a best of three match.


ECC2013_RT_3FRIDAY, 25th OCTOBER 2013 - by Maurice Teece

Day 3 was an early start as Richard was about to play the Long pattern, he started with a 203 and quickly realised that the pattern was playing shorter than official practice. He continued with games of 224,191,214, by now he had moved a long way left on the approach and ad changed ball a coouple of time trying to find a better match up. After a 205 and 207 game. He the made a bold move to try and gain a little extra length on the shot, by lofting the first few feet of the lane. This produced the desired effect and a massive 254 followed, he completed the set with 196 putting him in 2nd place overall behind James Gruffman (SWE) and in front of Hafthor Hardarson (ISL).

As we left the centre for a tour of the city the Mens squad B was bowling, Richie stayed behind to watch. At the finish of the squad Richie was in 6th place overall on 3464 a matter of 6 pins behind Kimmo Lehtonen of Finland and 48 pins in front of Arturs Levikins of Latvia who had just bowled a 1761.

Other home nations players were in the A Squad, Lyndon Walters of Wales who scored a 1691 only 3 pins behind Richie a fantastic result given the conditions to play on. Steven Gill for Scotland was in the B squad and had a 1696, two pins more than Richie again a great achievement as in this squad was one of the leaders Achim Grabowski who only scored a 1573. Well done to them both nkeep it up in the combined lads. David Seay of Northen Ireland started brightly with 228 and finished with a 226 but the middle games wern't so good and finished with a 1530, if he sorts out the transition in the combined he too could progress further.

The ladies bottom 17 players overall now played the combined pattern left lane Long right lane Short.


ECC2013_LJ_3THURSDAY, 24TH OCTOBER - by Maurice  Teece

Day 2 started the Men Squad B on the Long pattern. Your correspondent was't there as Lisa wasn't due to take to the Lanes until 5pm. However when I did get there I arrived to see that Richard was now 7th after the second squad being overtaken by Dennis Eklund, Kanstantsin Karazeyeu (BLR), Mads Sandbaekken (NOR), Achim Grabowski (GER), and Kimmo Lehtonen of Finland,

The Ladies A squad were playing their 3rd game when we arrived and the leaders as expected were Daria Kovalova (UKR) and Nicole Sanders (NED). It was a battle to the finish for the pair of them with Daria finishing in 1st place.Tania Yusaf (SCO) was playing this squad and did a very good job finishing with a 1604 putting her in 15th place overall. Lauren Duggan (NIR) played and finished with a 1074 slightly less than the short total, putting her in 35th place overall.

The ladies B squad took to the lanes at 5pm and Lisa got off to a sparkling start 238 followed by 200 and 236 to take the lead from Isobelle Hultin (SWE) staying there for the fourth game with a 219. The fifth game was difficult as the Lanes were now changing so much Lisa was having some difficulty getting a good read from the ball. After a ball change that didn't improve things much Lisa finished with a 180 and handed the lead back to Isobelle. Lisa found a better shot on the next pair and stated to make back some ground on Isobelle but was being hounded by Sanna Pasenen (FIN). It was right down to the last game and Lisa opened in the 10th to let Sanna beat her by 3 pins. However over the 2 patterns Lisa was still in second place.

Anne Maree Williams played the B squad as well and after her above par performance on the short pattern, we were wondering if she would produce the same on the Long. She gave it all she had, but after a few missed spares and some bad carry, she finished with a creditable 1453 placing her in 11th place overall 118 pins off the top 8 cut. Considering Anne only plays League once a week, she has played well above expectations wearing her Welsh shirt with pride.


ECC2013_LJ_2bWEDNESDAY, 23RD OCTOBER - by Maurice Teece

 ECC2013_RT_2bDay 1 started with the girls in squad 1 on the short pattern. The conditions seemed to be playing harder than official practice. Daria Kovalova Leading on 1673, Nicole Sanders of the Nederlands second on 1611 and Anastasia Rovithaki of Greece third on 1587. Tanya Yusaf of Scotland finished with 1429, Lauren Dugan of Northern Ireland didn't fair so well and finished with 1160. Hope to see more from her on the long oil pattern.
The second squad B had our own Lisa John and Wales' Anne-Maree Williams playing. The conditions seemed to be equally difficult, with people finding carry issues. However Lisa finished second with 1762 to Isobelle Hultin from Sweden on 1896 and in front of third, Sana Pasanen from Finland on 1745. Anne Maree Williams from Wales finished 5th overall after a blistering 279 start finishing on 1648.
The blokes took to the lanes next when Squad A started the short. Richie Teece representing England and Lyndon Walters representing Wales. After a rather taxing session where they had the same carry issues that the girls had experienced. Richie finished second on 1770 with Jefferey van der Wacker of the Nederlands topping the squad on 1812. Third was Hafthor Hardarson of Island on 1719. Lyndon finished 18th on 1397.

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The 2013 European Champions Cup takes place in the BNC Bowling Centre, Bratislava in Slovakia between the 20th and 28th October 2013.  TEAM ENGLAND'S Richard Teeceand Lisa John travel tothe BNC Bowling Centre in Bratislava to represent England in the 2013 European Champions Cup.  Playing on the familiar 2-pattern singles format, following practice on Tuesday 22nd Lisa and Richard will bowl 8-game blocks on both oils and then on combined oils.  Finals play out on Sunday 27th October and players returnon the 28th.


 

Event Information and links
Official website fo the Championship:
http://ecc2013.eu
Bowling centre website:
http://bnc-sk.sk
Detailed All-Nations Report:
http://talktenpin.net

The BTBA and TEAM ENGLAND wish Lisa and Richard the very best of success.


WEDNESDAY, 23RD OCTOBER

ECC2013_LJ_2bLISA JOHN began her 2013 European Champions  Cup this afternoon, as part of Women's Group B.  Playing on the short 'Oil I' at 35ft, Lisa bowled the third-highest game 1 total of 215, undaunted by the perfect 300-game of Isabelle Hultin (SWE) and 279-game of Anne-Maree Williams (WAL) that were playing-out nearby in the compact 16-lane BNC bowling centre.  Lisa added games of 185, 235, 232, 200, 184, 278 and 233 for a 1762 (220.2) total, completing the opening block in second place, behind the 'in-form' Hultin (1896, 237.0) and 17 pins above Sanna Pasanen (FIN) in third on 1745 (218.1).

Lisa will bowl the long 43ft 'Oil II' on Thursday evening at 6.00pm (5.00pm UK).

Pos Name Fed G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 Total AVG
1
Isabelle Hultin SWE 300 201 254 177 258 224 245 237 1896 237
2 Lisa John ENG 215 185 235 232 200 184 278 233 1762 220,2
3 Sanna Pasanen FIN 214 172 223 197 234 189 259 257 1745 218,1

ECC2013_RT_2bRICHARD TEECE played his opening squad, Men's Group A, this evening. Opening with games of 213 and 180, Richard added a superb middle four-game series with games of 257, 225, 244 and 258, ending with 183 and 210 for a total 1770 (221.2) to also finish block 1 qualifying in second place, behind Jvan de Wakker (NED) on 1812 (226.5) and 51 pins above Hafthor Hardarson (ISL) in third on 1719 (214.9).

Richard will bowl his long oil block on Friday at 9.00am (8.00am UK).  He does not bowl Thursday.

Pos Name Fed G1 G2 G3 G4 G5 G6 G7 G8 Total AVG
1 Jeffrey van de Wakker NED 278 211 283 216 192 192 237 203 1812 226,5
2 Richard Teece ENG 213 180 257 225 244 258 183 210 1770 221,2
3 Hafthor Hardarson ISL 233 205 227 225 216 193 177 243 1719 214,9

MAURICE TEECE writes from Bratislava: Day 1 started with the girls in squad 1 on the short pattern. The conditions seemed to be playing harder than official practice. Daria Kovalova Leading on 1673, Nicole Sanders of the Nederlands second on 1611 and Anastasia Rovithaki of Greece third on 1587. Tanya Yusaf of Scotland finished with 1429, Lauren Dugan of Northern Ireland didn't fair so well and finished with 1160. Hope to see more from her on the long oil pattern.

The second squad B had our own Lisa John and Wales' Anne-Maree Williams playing. The conditions seemed to be equally difficult, with people finding carry issues. However Lisa finished second with 1762 to Isobelle Hultin from Sweden on 1896 and in front of third, Sana Pasanen from Finland on 1745. Anne Maree Williams from Wales finished 5th overall after a blistering 279 start finishing on 1648.
The blokes took to the lanes next when Squad A started the short. Richie Teece representing England and Lyndon Walters representing Wales. After a rather taxing session where they had the same carry issues that the girls had experienced. Richie finished second on 1770 with Jefferey van der Wacker of the Nederlands topping the squad on 1812. Third was Hafthor Hardarson of Island on 1719. Lyndon finished 18th on 1397.

 


Schedule

Day
Date From To Activity
Tuesday 22.10.2013 - - Ball registration


- - Lane maintenance


09.00 10.00 Team Managers Meeting at Bowling Center BNC


11.00 12.30 Official practice 1, maximum 16 countries


12.30 13.30 Lane maintenance


13.30 15.00 Official practice 2, maximum 16 countries


15.00 16.00 Lane maintenance


16.00 17.30 Official practice 3, maximum 16 countries


17.30 18.00 Break and line up for the march in


18.00 19.00 Opening Ceremony





Wednesday 23.10.2013 08.00 09.00 Lane maintenance


09.00 12.30 Women Group A, 8 games Oil I


12.30 13.30 Lane maintenance


13.30 17.00 Women Group B, 8 games Oil I


17.00 18.00 Lane maintenance


18.00 21.30 Men Group A, 8 games Oil I





Thursday 24.10.2013 08.00 09.00 Lane maintenance


09.00 12.30 Men Group B, 8 games Oil I


12.30 13.30 Lane maintenance


13.30 17.00 Women Group A, 8 games Oil II


17.00 18.00 Lane maintenance


18.00 21.30 Women Group B, 8 games Oil II





Friday 25.10.2013 08.00 09.00 Lane maintenance


09.00 12.30 Men Group A, 8 games Oil II


12.30 13.30 Lane maintenance


13.30 17.00 Men Group B, 8 games Oil II


17.00 18.00 Lane maintenance


18.00 21.30 Women Group 2, 8 games combined oil





Saturday 26.10.2013 08.00 09.00 Lane maintenance


09.00 12.30 Women Group 1, 8 games combined oil


12.30 13.30 Lane maintenance


13.30 17.00 Men Group 2, 8 games combined oil


17.00 18.00 Lane maintenance


18.00 21.30 Men Group 1, 8 games combined oil





Sunday 27.10.2013 08.00 09.00 Lane maintenance


09.00 10.45 Quarter finals women and men, best of 3 games


10.45 11.45 Lane maintenance


11.45 13.30 Semi Finals women and men, best of 3 games


13.30 15.00 Final women, best of 3 games


15.00 16.30 Final men, best of 3 games


16.30 17.00 Medal ceremonies


20.00 - Banquet





Monday 28.10.2013 - - Departures

 

 
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