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The 11th Frame: Dick Allen masters the fascinating challenge of the Cheetah pattern to win the PBA Cheetah Championship for his second title of 2019

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 10:00 pm

Dick Allen won the PBA Cheetah Championship on Monday night for his second title of 2019 and seventh of his career. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
The now 33-foot Cheetah lane pattern is a fascinating challenge that is too often mischaracterized as “easy” when it’s actually a tricky puzzle that can yield high scores when solved correctly, but also result in train wrecks when not solved correctly.  That solving includes both finding a way to get to the pocket consistently and carry a high percentage of strikes, as World No. 1 Jason Belmonte did an excellent job of explaining in a guest appearance in the FS1 booth...

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