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The 11th Frame: Early reports from 2017 USBC Open Championships paint a familiar picture of lane conditions

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:00 am

The Classic Lanes Raisins, top row, and Classic Lanes Kids dominated the leaderboards early in the 2017 USBC Open Championships. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
In a general sense, there aren’t any tricks to succeeding at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships: Do a little homework to come up with a game plan that enables you to keep the ball around the pocket at the start, work together to transition the lanes in a logical way, take advantage of the lanes when they open up, and make your spares. For more than a decade, it’s been possible to come up with a solid game plan by reading the Open Championships lane pattern data...

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