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Enzo Franco won the 19th International of Vidy by 'Storm' in Switzerland


Enzo Franco won the 19th International of Vidy by 'Storm'
Picture source: Organizer's Facebook page

The 19th International of Vidy by 'Storm' was held from the 30th of January till the 5th of February in Lausanne, Switzerland. A total of 122 athletes from France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Switzerland participated in Singles and Doubles bowling events, with Enzo Franco of France being atop of them all, winning a champion title.


29 players made the cut in the Singles qualifiers, where Swiss Bados Vivien, Mario Del Gaudio of Italy, Thomas Verschuere from France, and his compatriot Kenya Billaut secured No. 1-4 seeds to qualify straight to the semifinals.


Bowlers from 5 to 29 seed and the three best performers at the Desperado game were competing in the Singles quarterfinals, playing 6 scratch games. Top 12 qualified for the Singles semifinals. French Louis Karczewski made a stunning performance, scoring two back-to-back perfect games during the quarterfinals, which guaranteed him a spot in the semifinals.


Sixteen remaining athletes were divided into four groups of four bowlers, bowling three games in each group, with the lowest-scoring athlete being eliminated after each game.


The four winners of the Singles semifinals advanced to the final stage of the 19th International of Vidy by 'Storm' and had another elimination round of three games, with the lowest-scoring athlete being eliminated after each game.


Enzo Franco came atop of his opponents, scoring 259-222-237 in the finals, and became a champion of the 19th International of Vidy by 'Storm'. Maxime Dubois of France came in second and Italian Andrea Mangiacotti finished third.


Theo Olry and Quentin Deroo from France came atop in the Doubles event, scoring 2846 total during their 6 games.


The total prize fund for the 19th International of Vidy by 'Storm' was 17,750 €.