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702 loses and 547 wins: 2021 USBC Masters shows again the madness of the double-elimination match play bracket

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Friday, April 2, 2021 11:00 pm
Spencer Robarge competing during the Junior Gold Championships. Photo by USBC.
There is nothing quite like the double-elimination match play bracket used in the USBC Masters: If you’re not strong enough mentally, it will drive you to despair and drink. Friday’s first of two days of match play at the 2021 USBC Masters at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno offered plenty of proof for that assertion, as there were seven winning scores of 578 or lower and four losing scores of 675 or higher as the 64-player field was reduced to 16 each in the winners and losers...