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Lane pattern lesson: A.J. Johnson, Nick Pate, Tom Smallwood, Brad Miller advance in an ugly Round of 24 show of the 2020 PBA Playoffs

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:00 pm
A.J. Johnson advanced out of the Round of 24 of the 2020 PBA Playoffs. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
One of the confounding and frustrating things about bowling is how computerized lane machines can put down lane oil in precisely measured miniscule amounts exactly the same time after time and yet a pattern plays different round to round and day to day. And we’re talking comparing the same lanes so topographical differences are accounted for. What can’t be accounted for are factors that include temperature, humidity, and who knows what else is. Simply put, lane conditioning is as...