Brunswick News

June 09, 2015

Brunswick names Dream-Bowl Palace host of Brunswick Euro Challenge through 2018

MUSKEGON, Mich. (June 9, 2015) – Brunswick Bowling officials announced this month that the Dream-Bowl Palace will continue to host the annual BEC through 2018. Since its start in 2004, the Brunswick Euro Challenge has established itself as one of the largest bowling events in Europe, attracting a mix of promising amateur players and PBA stars from Europe, Asia, and the U.S. The tournament has been held at the state-of-the-art, 52-lane facility in Unterfoehring, Germany, for the past four years.

“We built our bowling center to accommodate European and world championship events, and we’ve been very happy hosting the Brunswick European Challenge,” said Martin Knoebl, center manager of Dream-Bowl Palace. “We ‘live’ bowling and are committed to growing the sport of bowling in Germany. We’re proud to have the world’s best bowlers come to the Dream-Bowl Palace and Unterfoehring for this great tournament, and we appreciate Brunswick’s help with lane maintenance, score keeping, and organization.”

“Dream-Bowl Palace is one of the best venues in all of Europe, and the Knoebl family has done a terrific job with the Brunswick Euro Challenge,” said Gary Smith, Brunswick Bowling vice president of international sales. “We’re pleased to have them signed on to continue hosting the tournament.”

The Dream-Bowl Palace features entertainment, dining, and event space spanning more than 86,000 sq ft over three floors. All bowling lanes are located on the first floor and feature Brunswick equipment including Vector® Plus scoring and management system, GS-X™ pinsetters, Frameworx® and Striking Line® furniture, and Pro Lane™ synthetic lanes.

“The Brunswick Euro Challenge is one of the European Bowling Tour’s ‘platinum’ events, and is key to the World Bowling organization’s mission of expanding the sport around the world,” said Kevin Dornberger, World Bowling president. “The Dream-Bowl Palace and Munich are the ideal location for this event.”

The 2015 BEC was the 10th stop of this year’s World Bowling Tour. Video of the event was streamed live online.

For more information about the BEC, visit www.brunswickeurochallenge.com.