Ebonite International to serve as name sponsor for English Open
Feb 12, 2008
HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Ebonite International has joined hands with Andy James and Alex Hamilton, organizers of the Premier Tenpin Bowl Club (PTBC), to become the name sponsor of the 2008 English Open. The 2008 Ebonite English is scheduled for December 3-7 at Lakeside Superbowl in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England.
For years, the British Open, under the auspices of the British Tenpin Bowling Association, was one of the most well organized and well-attended events in European Bowling. Upon its demise several years ago, James, Hamilton, and a group of concerned players and proprietors met to organize a replacement event. The English Open was first held in 2006 under the sanction of the BTBA. However, their stated goal from the very start was to become a Major event on the European Bowling Tour (EBT). This goal was accomplished in 2007 as The English Open became an EBT sanctioned Challenger event.
The 2008 schedule is comprised of 18 events to be held in most major European bowling countries to include Finland, France, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Catalonia, Turkey, Belgium, Slovenia, Austria, and England. The 2008 Tour also includes its newest and largest event, the Qatar International Open.
“Ebonite brings high visibility, stability and promotional abilities to our tournament that will result in an increased prize fund and more stature for the English Open,” said James. “Our goal now is to achieve Major status with the EBT. With Ebonite’s sponsorship, that goal is now within reach.”
Mike Quitter, vice president of international for Ebonite International, said, “Andy and Alex have been stalwarts in bowling on the Eurpoean scene for many years. Their work with this tournament the past two years has been phenomenal and we look forward to making this year’s event the most memorable and well attended English Open ever.”
For additional information or tournament entries, bowlers should contact Andy James at email@example.com or Alex Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based in Hopkinsville, KY, Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that current services bowling centers, distributors and retail shops both domestically and internationally. The company’s consumer product brands include Ebonite, Hammer, Robby’s, Columbia 300 and Track. Its commercial product brands are Ebonite VanTech Capital Equipment, Vantage Genuine Parts, Ebonite Bowling Center Direct and Powerhouse™.
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