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Preliminary USBC research on scoring, pinfall shows why it may struggle to certify string pinsetters despite IBF move

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:00 pm
A string pinsetter. Photo by Qubica AMF.
Back in early November, the International Bowling Federation announced that it would fully support any federation around the world that allows the use of string pinsetters in certified competition, a move that includes extending their memberships to IBF compliant string centers, and recognizing leagues, tournaments, scores and averages in IBF compliant string centers. The string machines are cheaper than traditional (free-fall) pinsetters, don’t require a trained mechanic, are far less...