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The 11th Frame: Two-hander Brian Valenta makes history winning PBA Regional with hard rubber ball

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013 6:00 pm

Brian Valenta won his first PBA title in historic fashion over the weekend, using a hard rubber Brunswick BLACK BEAUTY to win the PBA Laraway Lanes Midwest/Central Open. Photo by Jeff Richgels.
Brian Valenta won his first PBA title in historic fashion over the weekend, using a hard rubber Brunswick BLACK BEAUTY to win the PBA Laraway Lanes Midwest/Central Open in New Lenox, Ill. I posted on Facebook and Twitter asking for the last time someone won a PBA title with a rubber ball. Paul Wolf reported that Derek Banks won with a Brunswick LT-48 in the mid-1980s but that doesn’t really count because an LT-48 hooks much more than a Black Beauty. The more proper question would be:...

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