This challenge series shall be governed by the New England Bowlers Association
This challenge series is open to all 2022 NEBA Members
This challenge series shall not count towards any Bowler of the Year Point categories
There is no cost to enter this challenge series
This challenge series will take place over the course of eleven (11) NEBA Tournaments during the 2022 season
Each qualifying event will take the top eight (8) finishers from the hosting singles tournament.
Top four (4) finishers from the hosting doubles tournament.
If any/all bowler(s) from the top eight (8) have already qualified from a previous event, said positions will be deferred to the top bowler(s) in Bowler of the Year points after the conclusion of the Masters Tournament.
There will be eight (8) qualifying events:
04/10 BuddiesProShop.com Open Nutmeg Bowl Fairfield, CT
05/15 Green Mountain Open Rutland Bowlerama Rutland, VT
06/05 Savage Arms Open AMF Chicopee Lanes Chicopee, MA
06/25 Turbo Grips O/U Doubles AMF Cranston Lanes Cranston, RI
06/25 GrogMonster Sports Doubles AMF Cranston Lanes Cranston, RI
07/17 Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama Open Bowl-O-Rama Newington, CT
07/30 Yankee Lanes Doubles Yankee Lanes Keene, NH
07/31 Yankee Lanes Singles Yankee Lanes Keene, NH
All bowlers who qualified via the Qualifying Events (up to 64), plus the highest bowlers in Bowler of the Year Points after the final qualifying event, who did not qualify via a qualifying event, will make up the 64 bowler field.
There will be two (2) survivor events:
10/2 KR Strike Force Open East Providence Lanes E. Providence, RI
10/23 Yankee Lanes Open Yankee Lanes Keene, NH
Anyone who qualifies for the survivor event and does not bowl will forfeit their spot, and no alternate will take their place
During the 1st event, the top 48 scores of the 64 bowler field from the 9am squad, including ties, will advance to the 2nd event
During the 2nd event, the top 32 scores of the remaining bowlers from the 9am squad, including ties, will advance to the finale
All bowlers who advanced out of the survivor event will qualify for the finale.
The finale will be hosted during the final event of the 2020 season:
12/10-12/11 Ideal Bowling Concepts Open Norwich Bowl Norwich, CT
The top 20 finishers during the finale’s hosting tournament shall cash.
Final standings for the challenge will be determined by the bowler’s tournament finish during the finale’s hosting tournament.
If a bowler fails to advance to match play, their highest qualifying score will be used to determine finish for challenge series, placing behind any/all bowlers who qualify for match play.
Any ties will be broken by standard NEBA tie breaking rules (e.g. score during round eliminated in match play, high qualifying game)