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Aguiar Hits 20 with 3rd Invitational Win


Alex Aguiar became the second bowler in NEBA's 55 year history to win 20 titles with is third win at the Cambridge Credit Counseling Invitational. Alex also won the invitational in 2009 and 2012. The 38 year-old won in a convincing fashion leading the 5 game block with 1244 then also leading after the 2 game eliminator to gain the important #1 seed. The high seed in match play had to get beaten twice to get knocked out. Alex defeated Derek Hamm (247-222), John Kirker (203/235-227/191) and a one pin victory over Joe Scianna (244/215-248/214) to earn a spot in the championship match against Strike F/X partner Jon Van Hees. Alex coasted to his 20th win with a 233-189 victory to take home $3,000 and a paid entry into the Brunswick Tournament of Champions. As always, a special thank you to Cambridge Credit Counseling for sponsoring this event. Their $3,500 plus $1 for every entry last year added $7,530 to the prize fund.

Entries: 96
Qualifiers: 36
Cuts: Qualifying (1106), Cashiers (1050)
High Qualifier: High in Qualifying Joey Transue (1201), #1 seed Alex Aguiar (1244)
Related File: NEBA Results 2018 01 CCCI

Lane Pattern for the 2018 Cambridge Credit Invitational


The lane pattern for the 2018 Cambridge Credit Invitational to be held on Sunday January 7, 2018 at HOF Silver Lanes in East Hartford, CT. Squad time is 9am and the top 16 get the 1st round buy and will bowl in the 12:30 squad. Pattern Name: NEBA CCCI-Medium Pattern Type: Sport Pattern Length: 40' Pattern Volume: 24.55ml Pattern Ratio: 3.8:1 Make your reservations at

Related File: NEBA Cambridge Credit - Medium

$7,530 added at the Cambridge Credit Counseling Invitational


228 bowlers are eligible to bowl NEBA's invitational tournament on January 7, 2018 sponsored by Cambridge Credit Corporation. Any member who bowled five or more tournaments can compete for $7,530 added to the prize fund. Cambridge Credit Counseling adds $3,500 while $4,050 is from $1 per entry in 2017. Reservations are open!

Related File: CCCI Qualifiers and Rules 2018 January

Nick Marien Strikes His Way to Bowl Winkles Pro Shop Open


Congratulations to Nick Marien on winning his first title at the Bowl Winkles Pro Shop Open, held yesterday at Apple Valley Bowl. Nick went through a gauntlet to win his first title. Nick defeated bowler of the year runner-up Chris Monroy 280-279, Senior Bowler of the year John Kirker and champion Roger Baral 290-289 to advance to the championship match. He finally added his name to the list of champions winning in stunning fashion against 2017 Bowler of the Year Alex Aguiar 248-236. Nick averaged an astonishing 270.5 throughout the finals! He took home $1350 and free entry into next years Brunswick Tournament of Champions.

Thank you to Rich Reynolds for sponsoring this fantastic event. Make sure to visit Bowl Winkle's Pro Shop for all your pro shop needs. Thank you to Shawn McDowell and the entire staff at Apple Valley Bowl. We appreciate your hard work and superb service this entire weekend.

Thanks to every sponsor, Bowler, member, bowling center, viewer and anyone else who helped make 2017 a great year for NEBA. We truly appreciate every single one of you and can't wait to see you on the lanes in 2018.

Entries: 163
Qualifiers: 40
Cuts: 1205(6PM), 1196(9AM), 1171(12:30PM), 1171(At-Large), Sr/SSr/Wmn made squad cuts
High Qualifier: Keith DeMaine (1244)
Related File: NEBA Results 2017 12 AVB Bowl Winkles

John Kirker Senior Champion


John Kirker won the senior tournament at Apple Valley Bowl with a convincing 279-232 championship match victory over Hall of Famer Tony Reynaud. En route to the final match, John defeated John Conroy 231-169, Mike Zarnick 268-231

Entries: 70
Qualifiers: 16
Cuts: Squad (1160), Super Senior (1135)
High Qualifier: Tony Reynaud (1292)
Related File: NEBA Results 2017 12 Apple Valley

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