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The 11th Frame: Fusion Realtors Open lane pattern long and heavy

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 4:00 am

The basics of the lane pattern for this weekend’s Fusion Realtors Open were released Monday by Greater Iowa Bowling Association tournament operator Joe Engelkes. The pattern, which Kegel helped design, is 45 feet with 30.05 mL of oil and a 3.66-1 ratio, Engelkes said. That may sound like a prescription for big scores, but host center Maple Lanes has relatively high friction AMF HPL synthetics that have played difficult — at least to me — in the past. For example, in the...

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