Ebonite International to serve as name sponsor for Lahti Open
Feb 06, 2008
HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Ebonite International has reached an agreement with Lahti Bowl in Lahti, Finland, to serve as the name sponsor of the 2008 Lahti Open. Scheduled for October 12-19, 2008 marks the first year of the Ebonite Lahti Open, a sanctioned stop on the European Bowling Tour (EBT), which consists of scratch tournaments held across the continent.
Mr. Jouni Helminen and Ms. Pauliina Aalto, proprietors of Lahti Bowl, are active participants in the EBT and have bowled in tournaments in most major countries on the Tour.
“Given our experience, it is only natural that we should organize and conduct our own EBT event. It’s our goal to make the Ebonite Lahti Open the best tournament in Scandinavia,” said Helminen.
The EBT sets standards for and sanctions a full schedule of scratch singles tournaments throughout Europe and the middle east. Events are either classified as Major or Challenger tournaments. The 2008 schedule currently includes 18 events from Qatar to Finland that are open to both amateur and professional bowlers. The 2008 Ebonite Lahti Open will be a Challenger event.
Mike Quitter, vice president of international for Ebonite International, said, “We have known Jouni and Pauliina for many years and admire their abilities both as bowlers and business people. They are exactly the type of people with whom we wish to become associated in their first tournament venture. We hope this is the first of many tournaments to be held in Lahti in the coming years.”
For additional information or tournament entries, bowlers should contact Lahti Bowl at email@example.com.
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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