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The 11th Frame: USBC offering tournament-long 8-person brackets in addition to — not instead of — daily 8-person brackets at 2017 Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:00 pm

One of the much-discussed problems with the new 3-division format for the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships is what it may do to brackets. The addition of the Standard division means that brackets will be split three ways and by age, rather than two ways and by age, as has been the case. The scenario that has many concerned is ending up on a squad where there is little action in their division and age. This not only would leave some bowlers disappointed, but...

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