LIVE: DAY TWO - First session (as it happened) - 15/10/2011
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Session two - Saturday, October 15 - 2pm
Baker - Europe 252-195 USA
Barrett / Moor 289-265 Fagan / Jones
Paul Moor 199-279 Tommy Jones
Palermaa / Koivuniemi 178-220 O'Neill / Barnes
Osku Palermaa 224-245 Bill O'Neill
Koivuniemi / Moor 222-193 Jones / O'Neill
QUOTES MIKA KOIVUNIEMI (EUROPE): "We finished the game strongly. The lane was tough bit it was an important game for us."
QUOTES: PAUL MOOR (EUROPE): "It was a good game to win as the US team had won the last three points."
4.55pm: The doubles match between Moor and Koivuniemi versus Jones and O'Neill swings one way and then the next. But a terrible split from Jones in the ninth sees the US pair leave their third open frame of the contest and that has cost them. Europe win it 222-193 and regain their two-point lead
QUOTES - BILL O'NEILL (USA): "I feel pretty good and that was what I needed for my confidence. When you put a player out three times in a row the aim is to get the momentum going."
4.25pm: Palermaa meets O'Neill in a repeat of a singles match from yesterday, which Palermaa won 201-199. O'Neill makes a poor start by missing a single pin in the second frame but Palermaa's open frame in the seventh gives O'Neill a chance. O'Neill takes the opportunity with seven strikes in a row to win it 245-224.
QUOTES CHRIS BARNES (USA): "We've finally stopped the bleeding. Momentum is a funny thing and we have a bit going back our way now. Neither team has a hold on this and when either team gets going it is hard it turn it back around."
QUOTES BILL O'NEILL (USA): "You only get a couple of shots in practice so good to saty out here. I'm tired of bowling terribly but in the last couple of shots I threw good. We're still losing and I hate losing."
3.40pm: America win their second point in a row as Bill O'Neill and Chris Barnes defeat the Finnish pairing of Osku Palermaa and Mika Koivuniemi. The Europeans' effort of 178 is the lowest of the tournament so far but Europe are still ahead 6-4.
3.15pm: Moor and Jones are straight back in action in singles match. The crucial moment comes when Moor leaves the single pin seven standing and then follows it up with the first gutter ball of the tournament. But Jones is in inspired form and rattles home a near-perfect 279, the highest score by either side in a singles match this year.
QUOTES - PAUL MOOR (EUROPE): "We just wanted to take the game first and after that we though about the 300 but getting the point on the board was the main thing."
2.55pm: It's a remarkable match as USA score 265 but still lose. Moor and Barrett and closing in on becoming the first pairing to make a perfect 300 game. But after ten successive strikes, the 10-pin wobbles but does not fall in the 11th frame. Europe win by 289-265.
2.54pm: The next match was a doubles clash between the English pairing of Paul Moor and Dominic Barrett versus Tommy Jones and Mike Fagan.
QUOTES - CHRIS BARNES (USA): "No excuses, I made two terrible shots and momemtum is a funny thing as I put us in a hole and Europe bowled a good game.
"In our practice session it looked better for us but we didn't make many good shots and they had their feet on our throats."
QUOTES - OSKU PALERMAA (EUROPE): "We had to get back from yesterday's Baker and it was a nice win. You just want to have fun in these matches."
2.18pm: The first match of day two is a Baker clash where all players from both sides are involved. It's a disastrous start from the Americans as captain Chris Barnes misses a single pin for an open frame. Moor later leaves an open frame after a 3,6,7 split but a succession of strikes in the row win them the point.