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The 11th Frame: Bill Lillard might be the greatest USBC Open Championships competitor ever

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 4:00 am

A strong case can be made that Bill Lillard is the greatest competitor in USBC Open Championships history. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
It’s one of those sports debates that you almost never find consensus on: who is the greatest (fill in the blank). In the case of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, a strong case can be made that Bill Lillard is the greatest competitor in tournament history. His eight Eagles — six in the Regular Division and two in the Classic Division — aren’t the most, but they are close. And he nearly won a ninth in 1981 when he finished third in doubles with his...

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