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EWC 2024: Sweden Takes Early Lead in Doubles Qualifiers

Nora Johansson and Josefin Hermansson at the European Bowling Women's Championships
Picture source: Svenska Bowlingförbundet

The two-day competition in the Doubles category of the European Women Bowling Championships 2024 is heating up. Today, 35 pairs competed in a six-game qualification round, all trying to be among the top four who will move on to the semifinals tomorrow.

In Squad 1, Sweden's Nora Johansson, the Singles Event champion, and Josefin Hermansson, the bronze medalist, took an early lead. They scored a total of 2620 pins, with an average of 218.3. Their score held strong, remaining unbeaten in Squad 2.

Denmark's Megan Gales Dicay and Camilla Keller secured second place in Squad 1 with a total score of 2537 (211.4 average). The Danish team is currently ranked third in the overall standings.

Emma Friant and Marie Matczak took third place in Squad 1 with a pinfall of 2523 (210.2 average). This score was just enough to keep their semifinal hopes alive, placing them in fourth position overall.

England's Hannah Ailes and Rachel Cox finished fourth in Squad 1 with a pinfall of 2449 (204.1 average). However, this wasn't enough to stay in the top four overall, as they are now in ninth position after two qualification squads.

In Squad 2 of the EWC 2024, only one duo made it into the overall top 4. Finland's Jenni Heino and Eliisa Hiltunen excelled with a total score of 2555 (average 212.9), placing them second overall in the Doubles event standings.

Zuzana Kvasničková and Ema Iwazawa from the Czech Republic scored 2518 total (209.8 average) to finish second in Squad 2 and fifth overall in the Doubles standings.

Alexandra Lopes D'Andrade and Laura Garcia of France scored 2489 (207.4 average), placing them third in the squad and sixth overall, while Janin Ribguth and Nadine Meier scored 2478 (206.5 average), putting them in fourth place in the squad and seventh overall.

European Women Bowling Championships 2024 will continue tomorow with the Squad 3 and Doubles event finals.

European Women Bowling Championships 2024 Schedule:

Monday, June 10th

  • 10:00-13:45: Doubles squad 3

  • 14:30-15:10: Doubles semifinals

  • 15:15-15:45: Doubles finals

Tuesday, June 11th

  • 10:00-13:00: Trios squad 1 (series 1-3)

  • 14:00-17:00: Trios squad 2 (series 1-3)

Wednesday, June 12th

  • 10:00-13:00: Trios squad 2 (series 4-6)

  • 14:00-17:00: Trios squad 1 (series 4-6)

  • 17:45-18:45: Trios semifinals

  • 18:55-19:55: Trios finals

Thursday, June 13th

  • 10:00-14:30: Teams squad 1 (series 1-3)

Friday, June 14th

  • 10:00-14:30: Teams squad 2 (series 4-6)

  • 15:15-16:45: Teams semifinals

  • 16:55-18:25: Teams finals

Saturday, June 15th

  • 09:00-10:15: Masters final step 1

  • 10:25-11:40: Masters final step 2

  • 12:30-13:45: Masters quarterfinals

  • 13:55-15:10: Masters semifinals

  • 15:15-16:30: Masters finals

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