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The 11th Frame: 29 years after winning first PBA Regional title, Madison’s Chris Gibbons wins second at home center Bowl-A-Vard Lanes

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:00 pm

Chris Gibbons won his second career PBA Regional tourney on Sunday at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes. Photo by Morgan Roen.
The long and winding journey of Madison Area USBC Hall of Famer Chris Gibbons reached a new peak Sunday at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes as he won his second PBA Regional title 29 years after winning his first. The first came in 1990 at St. Clair Bowl in the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, when he was a wild young man and the balls were much tamer — the reactive resin era had not begun. While the balls soon got wilder, temporarily rendering his power spinner much less effective, Gibbons...

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