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The 11th Frame: Facing long odds, defending champion Team NABR grinds to 3,132 to move into ninth at 2016 Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, April 18, 2016 11:59 pm

Team NABR, left right, Adam Barta, Brian Waliczek, Scott Pohl, Rob Gotchall, Mike Rose Jr. Photo from Facebook.
I think most serious United States Bowling Congress Open Championships competitors would agree that the hardest game you bowl all year is the first game of team event at the tournament. The lanes are fresh and difficult, the adrenaline is flowing, and the stakes are as big as they get outside the PBA Tour. Add in the emotion of the ceremonies if you are coming in as a defending champion and the multitude of great teams in the tournament, and it’s easy to see why no team with the same...

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