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The 11th Frame: 2019 USBC Open Championships lane patterns and scores continue trend by staying close to 2018 and 2017

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 5:00 am

A pictorial of USBC Open Championships patterns from 2009-16. PDFs of the patterns for 2017-19 are at the bottom of this story.
Any knowledgeable bowler who competed in the 2019 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships knew this year’s lane patterns were similar to the patterns used at both the 2018 and 2017 Open Championships. And if they didn’t figure that out from ball reaction, the scores showed the difficulty level was very close. In fact, the scoring pace has been fairly close for the past five years — after the 2014 Open Championships that featured the Beamonesque 3,720 of...

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