Ebonite International to sponsor Overseas Events
Feb 18, 2008
HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Ebonite International will sponsor six tournament stops on the 2008 European Bowling Tour (EBT) and two ETBF sanctioned European events, announced Mike Quitter, vice president of international for Ebonite International.
“Our brands are committed to the future of sport bowling and competitive bowling in both domestic and overseas markets,” said Quitter. “It is our intent to remain actively involved in European Bowling and the EBT so that both amateur and professional bowlers have more opportunities to participate in quality, professionally managed, competitive events.”
EBT events are sanctioned scratch singles events for both amateur and professional bowlers. Events are classified as either Major or Challenger events. 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.
EBT events sponsored by Ebonite International include:
•Ebonite International Luxembourg International (EBT Challenger), January 30 – February 3, in Foetz, Luxembourg
•Hammer Bronzen Schietspoel (EBT Major), February 3-10, in Tilburg, Netherlands
•6th Columbia 300 Vienna Open (EBT Major), September 30-October 5, in Vienna, Austria
•Ebonite Lahti Open (EBT Challenger), October 12-19, in Lahti, Finland
•5th Oltremare Columbia 300 Open (EBT Major), November 15-23, in Naples, Italy
•Ebonite English Open (EBT Challenger), December 3-7, Warwickshire, England
ETBF Sanctioned events sponsored by the company in 2008 include the Hammer ALSAA Open in Dublin and the Internationale de Vidy by Track, March 26 – 30, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Ebonite International is a privately-owned company that 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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