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The 11th Frame: USBC wisely bows to reality, announces it will implement a tiered center certification program

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 6:00 pm

Brad Mezo, top, of Bowling Voodoo, working with Ted Skrzynecki of the Greater Toledo (Ohio) USBC checking the topography of a lane. Photo courtesy of Bowling Voodoo.
Note: This story originally posted Nov. 25, 2019. It has been updated after a USBC conference call with media. Even the most ardent proponents of topographical leveling of lanes (which I count myself among) knew that when USBC announced it would be moving to tighter standards for lane topography at the 2017 USBC Convention, it was going to be a tough sell, as I detailed in this story. The simple fact is captured in the old cliché: you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip. The...

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