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2022 USBC Open Championships lane patterns nearly identical to 2021, so here's why scores were higher — outside of Chris Via's 2,303 all-events in 2021

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 6:00 pm
A pictorial of USBC Open Championships patterns from 2009-16. PDFs of the patterns for 2017-22 are at the bottom of this story.
USBC finally revealed the lane patterns for the 2022 Open Championships on Wednesday, two days after the tournament ended, and the most striking thing about them is how similar they are to the 2021 patterns. The 2022 team pattern was 42 feet featuring a 34-foot drop brush and 27.2 mL of Kegel Fire oil divided at 15.4 mL forward and 11.8 mL reverse. It was asymmetrical with left side ratios of 2.63-1 middle-outside track, 1.33-1 middle-middle track and 1.01-1 middle-inside track and right-side...