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Chris Forry Captures NEBA Title # 7 with a win at the Master's event in Auburn, MA

  • Oct 3, 2023

Chris Forry captures NEBA title # 7 with a victory at the NEBA master’s hosted by Bowlero Auburn Lanes in Auburn, MA, on Sunday, October 1, 2023.

We had 70 bowlers come out to compete on these grueling lane patterns for this year’s major event, the Master’s Tournament. With a special format for this event, everyone bowled 7 games of qualifying on the NEBA Sport Short 34 ft lane pattern, with the top 16 advancing to the single-game, double-elimination format for match-play on the USBC 2023 Master’s 46 ft Lane Pattern for match-play.

After the seven qualifying games, Tom Coco, Jr. was the High qualifier at +291 while the cut for the top 16 was minus 17. Our champion, Chris Forry qualified in 6th place at +66 to set him up to bowl number 11 seed Brandon Robertson, in the first match-play round. Chris defeated Brandon 234 to 157 and moved on to round 2 to face number 14 seed, Tim Elsass whom he defeated 260 to 182. Moving on to round three, Chris defeats the number 7 seed Brandon Boyer, 248 to 191, setting him up to meet the number 1 seed, Tom Coco Jr. Tom defeated Chris 212 to 193, moving Chris to the Loser’s bracket, where he faced off against a tough Anthony DeRobertis. As this match came down to the tenth frame, Chris won in a one-ball roll-off 213-10 to 213-9, moving him to bowl the number one seed again, Tom Coco, Jr. All Tom had to do was to beat Chris one more time to capture the title; however, Chris Forry had other ideas and defeated Tom in the first match 258 to 210 for this to set up the final game of the event where Chris continued to strike beating Tom 223 to 168.

This certainly was an exciting day for match-play. There was a lot of excellent bowling all day by some of the best bowlers in New England, and in the end, Chris picked up title # 7. We are happy to announce that Chris is now NEBA’s newest Hall of Fame member and congratulations to Chris.

We want to thank our event sponsors, Bloomfield Electric, Tony & Sue Reynaud, and DJ’s Pro Shop, for your continued support of NEBA, the sport of bowling, and for adding $3,500 to this event's prize fund. Chris took home $1,800 plus a paid entry in this year’s SPI Tournament of Champions event in November, while Tom Coco, Jr. took home $1,250 for his second-place finish.

Our subsequent events are on Saturday, October 21st, for the DJBT Youth Singles Open and on October 21-22 for the KR Strikeforce Open, which is the second survivor round in the Paul Forry Memorial Cup series at AMF Somerset Lanes in Somerset, Ma.

  • Entries: 70
  • Qualifiers: 16
  • High Qualifier: Tom Coco, Jr (1691)

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