Jesper Svensson says Team Europe are targeting another perfect Weber Cup after performing a demolition job on Team USA at least year’s tournament.
Sweden’s Rookie Sportsman of the Year 2016 was instrumental in Europe’s victory last summer, winning all eight singles and doubles matches he played on debut as the hosts dismantled America for a 19-11 success.
The Euro quartet of English pair Dominic Barrett (captain) and Stuart Williams, and Swedes Martin Larsen and Svensson remains intact for 2017, with USA brining in 12-time PBA Tour champ Sean Rash as captain and World Champion EJ Tackett to make their debuts at Metrodome Arena, Barnsley, September 8-10.
“It’s a great pleasure to be selected to bowl for Team Europe again,” said Svensson. “I am already looking forward to seeing everybody in Barnsley.
“Last year’s event was a great experience and perfect performance for us, so I hope we can keep doing what we did last year and get another victory for Europe.”
The Weber Cup is the annual transatlantic tenpin tussle which promises high drama as Europe’s best taken on their American counterparts over a series of team, doubles and singles matches.
Rash takes up the American captaincy as he and Tackett both make their Weber Cup debuts at Metrodome Arena. Marshall Kent and Kyle Troup return to the USA line-up having established themselves as fan favourites in 2016.
Weber Cup XVIII takes place from Friday, September 8 until Sunday, September 10 at the Metrodome Arena, Barnsley. Tickets are on sale now at www.webercup.com priced from just £11 for adults and £6 for concessions with family ticket discounts available.