2 veteran lanemen come to same theory on cause of Queens oiling fiasco; USBC cover-up much worse than the non-crime
JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2023 10:00 pm
A fresh lane, left, and a lane where the cleaner isn't picked up by the blades and vacuum motor in the tank, right. It attacks the oil and leaves a very dry and spotty lane. Photos by Jerry Kessler.
Jerry Kessler and Ted Thompson are veteran lanemen who know their craft, which is as much art as science and can lead to vigorous disagreements among experts.
Yet they independently came to the same conclusion about what likely happened to cause the fiasco with lanes 38 and 41 on the opening day of the 2023 USBC Queens.
The layman’s cliff notes of their theory is that it was an equipment malfunction that resulted in cleaner being drizzled onto the applied oil of the two lanes, resulting...