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The 11th Frame: The Villages PBA50 Tour stop latest to show the bastardization of Cheetah

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 10:00 pm

The PBA Cheetah lane pattern was conceived as a pattern for bad lane surfaces that forced/enabled bowlers to play the less worn outside part of the lane. Used on those surfaces, it was a great pattern that yielded a wide range of scores depending on many factors, including how bad the surface was and how good the players were. Somewhere along the way, though, Cheetah got bastardized into a pattern used mostly to generate high scores. The PBA acknowledges that in its current description of...

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