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The 11th Frame: USBC’s new standards in topography, kickbacks cause some controversy over potential costs

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:30 pm

Technicians working to level lanes. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
There was a sense for a time Thursday morning that something was about to happen that might return bowling to the days when proprietors and the American Bowling Congress/Women’s International Bowling Congress engaged in great conflict over lane condition rules. That conflict ended when ABC essentially caved in the mid-1980s in the face of proprietors threatening to start their own national membership organization and that ultimately led to the end of meaningful lane conditioning rules....

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