5th Stop in The European Bowling Tour 2008 (EBT Major)

Approval status
Approved by The national federation, ETBF and WTBA
Classification WTBA Tournament
Open for Players from all WTBA member federations
   
Tournament information
Tournament organizer Valcke Bowling
Tournament name Brunswick Euro Challenge
Centre Plaza Bowling Saint Maximin
City Saint Maximin
Country France
First day 7 March 2008
Last day 16 March 2008
   
Tournament delimitations
Category Open
Event Singles Mixed
Women handicap 8 pins per game
Professionals allowed Yes
Entry fees See the qualification squads and fees further down the list
   
Tournament contact information
Contact the centre No
Contact person Martina Jakobi
Address Martina Jakobi
Ginnheimer Str. 6
65760 Eschborn
Germany
Phone + 49 619 647 2713
Mobile + 49 172 667 3750
Fax + 49 619 6472 7713
Email martina@brunswickeurochallenge.com
   
Centre address
Address Plaza Bowling Saint Maximin
Z.A.C. Du Bois Des Fenêtres
60740 Saint Maximin
France
Phone +33 344 259 119
Fax +33 344 252 885
Email henri@brunswickeurochallenge.com
   
Centre specifications
Number of lanes 28
Approaches Brunswick Pro Lane (Synthetic)
Surfaces Brunswick Pro Lane (Synthetic)
Pin decks Brunswick Synthetic Anti Skid
Pin setters Brunswick GS-X
Pins Brunswick Max
Score system Brunswick
   
Dressing specifications
Oil machine Brunswick Authority22
Oil, Cleaner, Pattern prepared by, Dressing done by Brunswick

 

Prize money expressed in EUR
Position Single Mixed Women Extra "B" Bowlers
Position 1 16.000 1.300 1.700
Position 2 9.000 1.100 1.400
Position 3 6.000 840 1.200
Position 4 4.300 630 1.000
Position 5 2.200 420 850
Position 6 2.200   750
Position 7 2.200   630
Position 8 2.200   530
Position 9 1.280   420
Position 10 1.280   320
Position 11-16 1.280   210
Position 17-32 540  
Position 33-64 320    
Total 73.220 4.290 10.060
Grand total tournament prize fund: € 90.000 (including € 2.430 for special prizes)
Payout for women and B-Bowlers will be done according to their positions in the qualification standing, not including desperado results

 

Tournament format

Qualification
6 games (entries and re-entries)

Desperado squad
1 game

64 players will qualify for the final steps
16 players will qualify directly for the final step 2, which is players positioned 1-16 in the qualification standing
48 players will qualify for the final step 1, which is:
- Players positioned 17-52 in the qualification standing
- Players positioned 1-6 in a separate standing for the squads conducted 7-9 March
- Players positioned 1-6 in the desperado standing
In cases of players from the separate 7-9 March standing is positioned in the interval 1-52 in the qualification standing, the next positioned player in the 7-9 March standing will qualify



Final step 1:
48 players will play 6 games starting from scratch.
Top 16 will qualify for the final step 2
The players not continuing to the final step 2 will be ranked 33-64 according to their positions in the standing of the final step 1

Seeding for the final step 2-5
Players positioned 1-16 in the qualification standing will be seeded 1-16.
Players qualified from the final step 1 will be seeded 17-32 according to their positions in the standing of the final step 1

Matches in the final step 2-4
All matches will be combined as the highest seeded player vs. the lowest seeded player, the second highest seeded player vs. the second lowest seeded player etc.

Final step 2
There will be 16 matches, best of 3 games
The winners of the matches will qualify for the final step 3
The losers of the matches will be ranked 17-32 according to their seeding

Final step 3
There will be 8 matches, best of 3 games
The winners of the matches will qualify for the final step 4
The losers of the matches will be ranked 9-16 according to their seeding

Final step 4
There will be 4 matches, best of 3 games
The winners of the matches will qualify for the final step 5
The losers of the matches will be ranked 5-8 according to their seeding

Final step 5
There will be 3 stepladder matches

Stepladder match 1
The player seeded 4 and the player seeded 3 will play a one game match
The looser of the match will be ranked 4 in the final tournament standing

Stepladder match 2
The winner of match 1 and the player seeded 2 will play a one game match
The looser of the match will be ranked 3 in the final tournament standing

Stepladder match 3
The winner of match 2 and the player seeded 1 will play a one game match
The looser of the match will be ranked 2
The winner of the match will be ranked 1

 
 
Tournament tie rules
Qualification and the final step 1
In case of a tie in the qualification or in the final step 1, the highest ranked player will be the player with the highest last game. If a tie still exists, the highest ranked player will be the player with the highest second last game, then the player with the highest third last game etc.

Desperado
In case of tie in the desperado squad, the highest positioned player will be the player with the highest position after the qualification.

Final Step 2-5
In case of a tie in any game in any match in the final step 2-5 a one ball roll off on a full set of pins will be played, repeated until the tie is broken.
 
 
Lane assignments and lane movements
Lane draws Done by the organizer
Players per pair in squads 4
Frequency of movement After each game
Movement method Left lane players moves left and right lane players moves right
Number of lanes to move 4
   
   
Entry policies
Entry restriction before Maximum one entry and maximum two re-entries can be pre-ordered. Maximum 2 pre-orders can be placed on Friday-Saturday
Entry restriction during A player can keep a maximum of 3 non played entries
Squads will close for all entries 30 minutes prior starting time for the official lane draw
Max number of entries Unlimited
Cancelling of re-entries Possible
Re-entry procedure During the tournament, players are signed up by using the first-come-first-served method. When a players is signed up for a squad, he will get a priority number, which will be one higher each time another player with a higher priority number is removing his entry from the squad

 

Qualification squads and fees in €
Squad Day Date Time Spots Entry fee Re-entry fee
Squad 01 Friday 07.03.2008 20.30 56 140 -
Squad 02 Saturday 08.03.2008 13.00 56 140 110
Squad 03 17.00 56 140 110
Squad 04 Sunday 09.03.2008 13.00 56 140 110
Squad 05 17.00 56 140 110
Squad 06 Monday 10.03.2008 20.30 56 140 110
Squad 07 Tuesday 11.03.2008 20.30 56 140 110
Squad 08 Wednesday 12.03.2008 17.00 56 140 110
Squad 09 21.00 56 140 110
Squad 10 Thursday 13.03.2008 10.00 56 170 135
Squad 11 14.00 56 170 135
Squad 12 18.00 56 170 135
Squad 13 22.00 56 170 135
Squad 14 Friday 14.03.2008 08.00 56 170 135
Squad 15 12.00 56 170 135
Squad 16 16.00 56 170 135
Squad 17 20.00 56 170 135
Squad 18 Saturday 15.03.2008 00.00 56 170 135
Squad 19 08.00 56 170 135
Squad 20 12.00 56 170 135
Squad 21 16.00 56 170 135
Squad 22 20.00 56 170 135
Desperado 00.00 - 50 -

 

Schedule for the final steps
Sunday 16 March 2008
09.00 Final step 1
12.00 Lane maintenance
13.00 Final step 2
15.30 Final step 3
16.45 Final step 4
18.00 Lane maintenance and TV setting
19.00 Final step (3 stepladder matches)
20.00 Award ceremony
 
 
Result and media services
Results in the centre Yes
Results at the website Yes
Squad standings Yes
Qualification standing Yes
All final stages Yes
All game scores presented Yes
Press room available Yes
Connection by cable Yes
Wireless connection Yes
Players internet Yes
   
   

Hotels provided by the organizer

The tournament is supported by Brunswick , USA