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USBC lane pattern designer Pierson talks Open Championships on

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 6:00 am
The 2012 USBC Open Championships venue. Picture by United States Bowling Congress.
Eric Pierson has one of the toughest and most thankless jobs in bowling: designing the lane patterns for the United States Bowling Congress. So many do not understand that lane pattern design is art, not science, and how fine the line is when trying to design a condition between brutally hard and ridiculously easy in this era of ball technology that changes a pattern so much so fast. But I've never seen Pierson lose his cool, and he's not afraid to be interviewed about his job. (Credit for...