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The 11th Frame: With out-of-the-box thinking of using urethane on 47-foot Scorpion pattern, Tommy Jones wins PBA Jonesboro Open

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2016 8:00 pm

PBA Jonesboro Open winner Tommy Jones, middle, with Downums Waste Services owner Scott Downums, left, and Jonesboro Bowling Center proprietor Stacy Blaxton. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
Conventional thinking is that urethane balls are meant to be used on short patterns and/or low volume patterns where the hooking power of resin is too much and/or too hard to control. How many people would ever imagine using urethane on a long and high volume pattern like the 47-foot PBA Scorpion pattern? At least one, according to Tommy Jones. And it wasn’t Jones, who won the tournament with a clutch 10th frame strike to beat Kyle Troup 237-228 in the title match. Jones earned...

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