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Brunswick Ballmaster Open 2021 - INFO


Brunswick Ballmaster Open is the most known bowling tournament in Europe. The tournament is played since 1971. Now in 2021, the Tournament is the 51st year in a row. Since 1974 the Tournament is played in the world-famous Tali Bowl. Bruswick Ballmaster Open is part of the European Bowling Tour. The 50th Anniversary tournament last year was the richest tournament in the Tour ever with 150.200 euro total price money. The Anniversary tournament was a record-breaking tournament in many ways. 690 different bowlers from 28 different countries all over the world made a total of 1334 entries.

The year 2021 has started. Unfortunately, the Brunswick Ballmaster Open is postponed to later dates. We hope to inform new dates soon. 

Due to those facts, the 2021 tournament will have fewer participants and a lover price pool. Regardless of this, the tournament will be one of the richest in EBT also in 2021. New tournament dates will be informed soon. The last qualification squad is on Saturday X.X.2021 at 14:00. Top 48 from qualification including top 3 from squads 1 to 8, top 2 from squads 9 to 11, top 2 from squads 12 to 14, and top 3 from the Desperado squad goes to the finals. The top 16 from the qualification goes directly to the final step 2. The first step of the finals for players seeded in positions 17 to 48 will start on Saturday at 19:30. See the full schedule.

The official hotel for the tournament is Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa. Read more from the Hotel page.

Read the tournament rules in European Tenpin Bowling Federation website.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, we can not know the current situation in January. That's why everything with the tournament can change. We are not following the normal EBT cancelation rules where the players will get penalty points after canceling all entries less than a month before the tournament starts. We understood the situation and it's safe to make reservations. But if you know you are not able to come please make your cancelation asap. E.g. no shows will get the penalty and are responsible for the entry fees. What we don't know and what we can't guarantee is that the tournament is organized in any case. Because no one knows what is the situation of COVID-19 in January. So if we need to cancel the tournament e.g. due to the Finnish government instruction we are not responsible for your other expenses like flight tickets etc. At the moment in November, bowling in Finland is quite normal. If the situation in January is quite similar there is no reason why we can't run the tournament.

Last COVID-19 instructions to arriving in Finland here


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The bowling balls used in Brunswick Ballmaster Open 2021 must meet the USBC Bowling Ball Specifications / similar specifications in Finnish Bowling Federation Bowling Ball Specifications. In short, the rules mean that bowling balls drilled with a balance hole are not allowed and the bowler must use all the holes in every shot.

During the tournament, all bowlers must follow the EBT rules about altering the bowling ball surface. In shortly changing the bowling ball surface between the games is not allowed.


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