Italians Enjoy Weekend Bowling
A heavy entry for the first weekend of the 2012 Brunswick Italia Challenge consisted almost entirely of Italian players, joined by just four 'aliens', two from Holland, one from the United States and one from Belgium. Unfortunately, their scores were overrun by the home country players. Even tournament host Riccardo Piunti joined the fray but me might lose journalist privileges if we report his total score.
The total entry has now passed the 300 mark and a final total of around 310 is on the cards. There are even entries from Pakistan and Iran, so the competition entry is only exceeded by the Ballmaster Open in Finland and the Brunswick Euro Challenge in France.
Current top 10 standings:
PBA player Sean Rash from the United States, an early front-runner for several Americans on the entry list, has set the pace of 1442, the only score over 1400 to date.