Larsen Bumped into Top Spot Following the Start of the 2016 World Bowling Tour

Larsen at the Brunswick Euro Challenge Photo:

Larsen at the Brunswick Euro Challenge

LAUSANNE, March 21 – With the first half of 2016’s World Bowling Tour events coming to a close, the World Bowling Tour Rankings see Swedish stayer Martin Larsen head the men’s list whilst the USA’s Danielle McEwan remains in top spot for the women.  The latest changes include the results from the global tour’s H.H. Emir Cup, Kingdom of Bahrain Open and the Brunswick Euro Challenge.

Larsen’s second placing in Munich’s Brunswick Euro Challenge combined with his steady, top 15 performances in the year’s first two tournaments saw him bump England’s Dom Barrett out of the top spot with a narrow 32 point lead.    Barrett, who won the 2015 World Bowling Tour Final’s match, is now sitting in second with 402 points to Larsen’s 434 after missing the first two tournaments and performing with a disappointment in Munich.

McEwan, who has had an incredible six months in the sport, sits comfortably in front of her USA teammate Liz Johnson.  After leading the women’s scoreboard in all three tournaments, McEwan boasts a total 615 points to Johnson’s 445

The completion of the three events begins the qualification period for the 2017 World Bowling Tour Finals, the system being based on just those scores from the 2016 events.

The tour will see a break over the Northern hemisphere’s Spring period, beginning again with the World Bowling Tour Thailand in Bangkok from August 6th to 12th.

About The World Bowling Tour: The World Bowling Tour is sanctioned by World Bowling, the governing body for the sport of bowling.  The tour is the premier international bowling series that is hosted in numerous, unique cities around the globe.  Men and women compete for points to earn places on The World Bowling Tour rankings.  The points system is based on a continuous two-year cycle, where points include every event from the previous two years format.

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