For the first time in 10 years of Brunswick Euro Challenge competition, Europe's richest tournament was contested at Europe's biggest bowling center, 52-lane Dream-Bowl Palace in Unterföhring near Munich, Germany. The 10th edition of the 106.000 Euro BEC tournament ran from March 19-24 and offered a 15.000 Euro top prize and a PBA International title (if the winner was a PBA member). In the championship match, No. 1 seed, Ronnie Russell, United States and No. 3 seed, James Gruffman, Sweden, squared off.