Related File(s): 2023 08 - RIP Callahan Memorial Open - NEBAs 1000th Results
Alex Aguiar wins Title # 28, winning the RIP Callahan Memorial Open (NEBA's 1,000th Event) at Callahan's Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT, on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Alex qualified 27th out of 341 bowlers competing during this historic event. We took the top 64 bowlers into single-game match-play finals. During round 1, Alex defeated Andy Schilkowski 258 to 237, advancing him to round 2, where he beat Henrick Tremblay of Canada 256 to 180. Moving into the third round of match-play, Alex continued his high scoring defeating good friend Jon Wilbur 258 to 178, advancing to round 4 to meet Darryl Washington, who was defeated 259 to 190. In the semi-final match, Alex had to turn up the heat a little to defeat Jeremy Milito 278 to 258 to advance himself to the finals against one of NEBA's up-and-coming stars, Nate Clarke. This was Nate's second appearance in the final match in the last two months. However, Alex continued his winning, defeating Nate 225 to 168. Alex averaged 255.66 during match play to take home his 28th title and a very nice $3,000 win, while Nate received $1,750 for second place. As we had 341 entries, we paid out 64 positions from match-play along with ten cash spots and 17 High Game out-of-the-money credits.
We want to thank everyone for participating in this historic 1,000th event in our 60th year of running our scratch tournaments. We also want to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support of NEBA as well as the Sport of Bowling, with much appreciation to the Callahan Family for hosting our event this past weekend, for adding monies along with Tech Vision Livestreaming and Many Styles of Bowling who added a total of over $7,000 to the prize payout this weekend.
Onto our next events at Yankee Lanes in Manchester, NH, on Saturday, September 16th, for the Yankee Lanes Women's Open, The Yankee Lanes Senior Open, and then the start of the Yankee Lanes Singles Open on Saturday night and Sunday, September 17th. Jeff Barden and Yankee Lanes will be adding $1,500 to both the Women's Open and Senior Open prize funds and $2,000 to the Singles Open prize fund, for a total of $5,000 added at our next event. This will also be the first Survivor round for the Paul Forry Cup Series, where the top 64 MUST bowl the 9 AM squad on Sunday to compete for their chance to move on in the top 48 toward a piece of the $10,000 prize fund courtesy of The Forry Family and Buddies Pro Shop.