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Straighter is greater in Cheetah Championship bracket matches as field reduced to 8

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 6:00 pm
Walter Ray Williams Jr. on Tuesday advanced to the Round of 8 in the Cheetah Championship. Photo by Pro Bowlers Association.
For years, straighter was greater on the 35-foot Cheetah lane pattern, but in recent years power players going left to right have thrived on Cheetah. That still was the case in Cheetah Championship qualifying last Tuesday at GEICO PBA World Series of Bowling VIII — it could hardly be otherwise with eight games of qualifying and the rev rates of many PBA Tour players. But that wasn’t the case in bracket match play on fresh oil on Tuesday at the National Bowling Stadium. Those...