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The 11th Frame: 2013 USBC Open Championships to feature different lane patterns for team, minors

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:00 am

The USBC announced Thursday that it would use different lane patterns for team and minors at the 2013 USBC Open Championships at the National Bowling Stadium in Reno. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
Using separate lane patterns for team and minors (doubles and singles) at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, which USBC announced Thursday it would do starting in 2013, could be significant or small. The devil will be in the details of how different the patterns are. For example, if USBC simply uses the same pattern but varies the distance by a couple of feet, the difference between team and minors will be small. But if the patterns are radically different in shape and/or...

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