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The entry fee went up $5 to $95. All of the $5 goes towards the prize fund. Half of the increase goes directly into the prize fund standings. The other half goes towards out of money prizes. These prizes will be $50 towards a future entry based upon high games for those who did not make the cut.
Remember that the membership fee is $25 for renewals and non-members. That will be $120 for entry and membership due the first time you bowl in 2017. The membership is good for the 2017 season which is January through December. First time members are eligible for Rookie of the Year. Those who do not want to join can pay $15 to bowl as a non-member. Anyone new to NEBA or past bowlers who have not bowled in two years since 2014 can bowl as a guest only pay the entry fee.
2016 Bowler of the year Ryan Graywacz won back-to-back titles, again, for his fifth title in the last eleven months. The 24 year-old won his first title last March then went on to win three more times and dominate the points in 2016. At the Cambridge Credit Counseling Invitational, Ryan received a bye into the second round then shot 1116 to earn the #9 seed in the bracket. The right-hander defeated Chris Viale 248-175, Michael Cimba 269-267 and #1 seed Bill Holota 224-205 in the first three rounds of match play. He tied Joe Scianna with 217 in the semi-finals then won a 9th and 10th frame roll-off 46-39 to advance to the championship match. Ryan won the final match 289-149 over 16-time champion Bill Webb for the $3,000 first place prize. Bill won $1,600 for his runner-up finish. Cambridge Credit Counseling Corporation added $3,500 to the prize fund in addition to the $3,943 added by NEBA which equals $1 per every entry in 2016. Thank you to Cambridge Credit Counseling for their continued support and for making this event such a success.
Cuts: Round 1 (1055 & 1047 Senior/Super Senior/Women), Round 2 (982)
High Qualifier: Bill Holota (1198)
Related File: NEBA Results 2017 01 CCCI Graywacz
The start time of the Cambridge Credit Counseling Invitational has been delayed an hour to give people more time to clear the snow and get to East Hartford safely. The first round starts at 10AM.
Below is a recap of new rules and changes for 2017:
- Balls may not be used until the World Wide Release date
- The Entry Fee was raised to $95 with the $5 increase being split between the prize fund standings and out of money awards of $50 towards a future NEBA entry
- For doubles, PBA/PWBA regional or national champions that have won within the last 15 years may not bowl with a champion whether won as a member or non-member
- Staggered Random lane cross for qualifying will be implemented
- Lanes will not be reoiled for the finals in tournaments with one qualifying squad
- An elimination style finals will be used August 6 and April 29-30
- Lane cross for special tournaments will have the right lanes moving to the right and left lanes moving left instead of the entire pair going in the same direction
On Behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to wish all of our NEBA members, guests, their families, our fabulous sponsors and future NEBA members a very Happy Healthy New Year. May your strikes be plentiful, your spares exact and your splits minimal. See you next year on the lanes.