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The 11th Frame: Chris Gibbons takes Petersen Classic lead with 1,603

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 8:00 pm

The Petersen Classic entrance at Brunswick River Grove. Photo by Dave Beres.
Chris Gibbons of Madison took the Petersen Classic lead with 1,603 on Monday, edging past the 1,596 of Adam Barta and putting him in line for the estimated $20,000 top prize. Starting on lanes 3 and 4 at Brunswick Zone River Grove in suburban Chicago, Gibbons rolled games of 204, 179, 208, 217, 178 on notorious lanes 11-12, 200, 201 and 216 closing on 1-2. Gibbons said in a phone interview that he started his last game with a chop of the 5-9 on 1-2 when the machine set the pins far apart...

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