Ed Roberts becomes oldest to win open NEBA title at Westgate Lanes

The New England Bowlers Association reported that Ed Roberts, by virtue of his win this weekend at Westgate Lanes, became the oldest to win a regular NEBA title, as well as having the longest span between a bowler’s first and most recent titles (51 years). The title match was a study in contrasts, as well, as he defeated 18 year old Tyler Perry 233-222 in the final match, which was the largest difference in age between two bowlers in the final match in NEBA’s history.

In the final match, Tyler had a lead on Ed until Ed started stringing strikes in the 6th frame, running six in a row until the fill in the 10th. That forced Tyler to throw a double in the 10th to win, but a 9 pin on the first shot gave Ed Roberts the title.

Aside from the Saturday qualifiers already mentioned, NEBA’s official results sheet also showed that Westgate bowlers Danny Khuu and Shawn Hagan also cashed.