Wed, July 17, 2024

Sean Buck captures his first NEBA title winning the Savage Arms Open presented by Northeast Megabucks on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at Bowlero Chicopee in Chicopee, MA.

  • Sun, June 30, 2024

Sean qualified 15th overall at plus 194 earning his spot in single-game match-play through the at-large cut from his qualifying on the Saturday night squad. We had 173 bowlers competing on Bowlero Chicopee’s recreation pattern where the top 40 advanced in the single-game match-play style format. During round 1, the top 24 bowlers had a one round bye, so the bottom 16 bowlers competed and the top 8 advanced to round two of match-play where we had 32 bowlers competing in round two. Sean received a one round bye and faced the number 18 seed Tyler Hurne and defeated him in a close match 268 to 254. Sean was locked in during match-play shooting 799 for his first three games. In the second match, Sean defeated Chris Viale 267 to 181 to advance to round three and face off against another local bowler in Robert Greene Jr, defeating Rob 264 to 222. Moving on to the semi-finals, Sean continued in the zone and defeated Jamyson Mathieu 268 to 227 to advance to his first championship match against a true competitor Malik Grove. This match went down to the tenth frame where Sean needed to throw the strike to clinch his first title defeating Malik 246 to 244.

Sean won $1,450 in Smart money plus a paid entry of $125.00 into the SPI TOC in November of this year for a total prize payout of $1,575.00 for his win, while Malik took home $950.00 for his second-place finish.

We would like to thank Savage Arms for their continued support of NEBA as well as Chris and Amy Viale of Northeast Megabucks for adding $500.00 to this weekend’s prize fund.

On Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 11 AM we have the Callahan’s Senior, Women’s and Super Senior Singles event presented by Fero Williams of Royal Flush Apparel. Make your reservations now at: https://www.bowlneba.com/tournaments/callahans-senior-open-callahans-bowl-o-rama-newington-ct/

Then on Saturday night and Sunday, July 20-21, 2024, for the Bud Callahan Memorial Open at Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama in Newington, CT. We would like to thank Lisa Callahan, the Callahan Family and Callahan’s Bowl-O-Rama for their continued support of NEBA and for adding a total of $6,000 to this weekend’s prize fund.

This is also the first Survivor round of the Paul Forry Cup Series.

  • All bowlers who qualified via the Qualifying Events (up to 72), 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 72-bowler field.
  • There will be two (2) survivor events:
    • 07/21 Rip Callahan Memorial Open - Callahan's Bowl-O-Rama - Newington, CT
    • 09/08 Yankee Lanes Singles Open - Yankee Lanes - Manchester, 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 72-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 

Make your reservations now at: https://www.bowlneba.com/tournaments/rip-callahan-memorial-open-callahans-bowl-o-rama/

  • Entries: 173
  • Cuts: 6 pm (1228), 9 am (1157), 12:30 pm (1149), At-Large (1091), W (1091), Sr (1155), SS (1149)
  • Qualifiers: 40
  • High Qualifier: Tarik Joyner (1324)