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 semifinal match, No. 3 seed, James Gruffman, Sweden, met No. 2 seed, Dominic Barrett, England.