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Irish Open 2008 - Dom Barrett and Ghislaine van der Tol PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 27 January 2008



24th January to 27th January 2008


The Event has now finished, Checkout all the latest news and details only at the official website  

 Dom Barrett has won the Men's event and Ghislaine van der Tol has won the Ladies' title.
 Dom and Ghislaine
 Winners Presentation
 Runner up Nick Froggatt
 Dom and Bowltech's Roger Whichelow
Photo's by Bowltech/Roger Whichelow


1) Get Carter
The 20th Irish Open has now begun. With 72 men and 36 Ladies making the 2nd round players need to start well. After four games it's England's Paul Carter leading on a 240 average with 963 ahead of Kim Bronsted from Denmark with a fine 961 (240.25) with Ireland's Colm Cloake 3rd on 948 (237) with Weber Cup Team USA Captain the one and only Tim Mack 4th on 909 (227.25),
In the ladies event Irish Star Amanda McDermott leads with 947 (236.75) ahead of Norway's Catherine Bjerkcke in 2nd on 778 (194.5) and Ireland's Hannah Cullen 3rd on 756 (89).
n812229105_242620_1621.jpg 2) Pole to Pole
He was mentioned in Daria Pajak's Interview lately as the best bowler in Poland, well at the moment Marek Przezpolewski (pictured left with Daria) is the best bowler in the Irish Open after 4 games. Marek shot a 300 in game 1 and followed up with a 276 in game 2, adding 235, 244 for an amazing 1055 (263.75). In 2nd, on an equally awesome score, is World Ranking Masters champion Stu Williams, who fired 279,255,246,244 1024 (256). Paul Carter is now in 3rd on 963 (240).
No change at the top of the ladies with Amanda McDermott from Ireland still leading on 947 (236.75) ahead of the Netherland's Paula Hemert 2nd on 838 (209.5) and  Sweden's Christel Carlsson on 812 (203) with Anikka Kilander (SWE) 4th on 811 (202.75),

3) Ghislaine's in town

Dutch star Ghislaine van der Tol shot 851 (212.75) to place 2nd behind leader Amanda McDermott. Kirsten Penny, fresh from her Qatar Open victory, fired a solid 819 to place 3rd on a 204.75 average. JoJo Allsebrook placed 8th with 791 (197.75) and 2007 winner Kerena Dykes bowled her way into 12th with a 768 (192).

No big changes in the mens list just Nick Froggatt rolling 951 (237.75) to place 5th, There's now 10 players over a 230 average. 



4) Carter and McDermott lead after 8

Paul Carter held his earlier lead after the 8 game block with half the field still to play, His 1876 (234.5) will see him safely into the next round. In 2nd at this point is Ireland's Barry Foley on 1751 (218.88) and Ireland's Colm Cloake 3rd with 1748 (218.5).

Ladies and Ireland's Amanda McDermont (Pictured) still leads with 1698 (212.25) ahead of Irish girl Hannah Cullen on 1618 (202.25) 


5) Froggatt and V.d Tol lead after 8

Rollrite proshop's Nick Froggatt now leads with 1888 (236) ahead of Paul Carter on 1876 (234.5) , In 3rd at this point is Denmark's Kim Bronsted on 1828 (228.5) and Ireland's Greg Gardner 4th with 1822 (227.75).

New ladies leader is again Ghislaine van der Tol from the Netherlands on 1751 (214.28), just in front of long time leader Ireland's Amanda McDermont with 1698 (212.25) and Qatar Open winner Kirsten Penny back in 3rd on 1671 (208.88).

dscf0125.jpg6) Carter and V.d Toll Now lead after 2nd round

England Leftie Paul Carter shrugged off Stu Williams to place 1st in the 2nd round with a total of 2805 (23.75) with Stu 2nd on 2759 (229.92). Rollrite's Nick Froggatt came in 3rd on 2734 (227.83) and Polish star Marek Przezpolewski 4th with 2706 (225.5). The cut fell on Canada's Stew Meadus with 2474 (206.17). Top 36 all make 3rd round.

Ghislaine van der Tol, the majestic leftie from the Netherlands, kept her cool to place 1st again with a total of 2591 (215.92). Irelands Amanda McDermott still 2nd on 2478 (206.50) and European women's number one Kirsten Penny 3rd with 2471 (205.92). Top 18 make it through with the cut falling on Norway's Catherine Bjercke with 2245 (187.08).


8) There's no getting Carter

There's no stopping Carter so far, he still leads after round 3 with 3677 (229.81), ahead of Stu Williams on 3643 (227.69) but there's a newcomer to the party in England's Will Kenney who has been bubbling under in previous rounds but his 3614 (225.88) including a 276 is enough to place him 3rd. Dom Barrett also made a move and is now 4th and also bowled a 276 in his 3590 (224.38). The cut for the top 18 fell at Tim Mack of the USA on 3439 (214.94).

stuwilliamsflag.jpg9) Caught him

He's currently leading our Polls to find best players of 2007, having won the World Ranking Masters in Florida last year and he's been chasing leader Paul Carter all weekend, but it's now Stu who leads on 4571 (228.55) just 3 pins behind is this week's TT interviewee Dom Barrett on 4568 (228.40).  The longtime Leftie leader Carter is now 3rd with 4547 (227.35).  Also qualifying for the top 10 round robin finals was Willey Kenney, Nick Froggatt, Alan Bride (IRE), Kim Brondsted (DEN), Greg Gardner (IRE), Wim Van Der Veen (NED) and Luke Hampshaw (ENG), an unlucky Paul Moor just missing the cut by 5 pins is eliminated.

Ladies 3rd round and Ghislaine still leads on 3440 (215) and is looking good at the moment, ahead of Ireland's best hope Amanda McDermott with 3377 (211.06) in 2nd and Sweden's Christel Carlsson who leapfrogs Kirsten Penny to place 3rd with 3350 (209.38) to Kirsten's 3336 (208.5). Others making the top 8 round robin include Norway's Heidi Thorstensen, Angie Brown (ENG), Laura Ivory (ENG) and Hannah Cullen (IRE). Out go last years winner Kerena Dykes (IRE), JoJo Allsebrook (ENG), Diana Zavjalova (LAT) and Debbie Watson (SCO) amongst others.


10) Rockin Robin

Fantastic Frog it should be as Leftie Nick Froggatt takes the lead after the round robin. Defending champion Nick is now well placed to retain his title in the step ladder finals, having shot a total 6761 including win bonus with Dom Barrett 2nd on 6719 and Paul Carter maintaining 3rd with 6698. Denmark's Kim Bronsted, who has been steady all weekend, grabs the last place in the step ladder with 6657.

Dutch girl Ghislaine holds the lead despite Kirsten Penny's push, v.d Tol's 5250 to Kirsten's 5144.  Sweden's Christel Carsson places 3rd on 4915 and, great news for Ireland, Amanda McDermott grabs 4th with 4803 and will play in the step ladder next.

11) Dom takes the carrott and Ghislaine holds her nerve.

dom_barrettsmall.jpg 1. Dom Barrett (ENG), 438 (2 games),

2. Nick Froggatt (ENG), 217 (1 game),

3. Paul Carter (ENG), 440 (2 games),

4. Kim Brøndsted (DEN), 176 (1 game),

First Match: Carter beats. Brøndsted, 236-176
Second Match: Barrett
beats Carter, 219-204
Title Match: Barrett
beats Froggatt, 219-217.

dscf0125.jpg 1. Ghislaine Van Der Tol (NED), 197 (1 game),

2. Christel Carlsson (SWE), 594 (3 games),

3. Kirsten Penny (ENG), 196 (1 game),

4. Amanda McDermott (IRE), 158 (1 game),

First Match: Carlsson
beats McDermott, 225-158
Second Match: Carlsson
beats Penny, 205-196
Title Match: Van der Tol
beats Carlsson, 197-164.


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