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The 11th Frame: How lane assignments are done at the USBC Open Championships

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 pm

The 2017 USBC Open Championships venue at South Point Bowling Plaza in Las Vegas. Photo by United States Bowling Congress
Who bowls on what lanes at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships long has been a topic that brings out what I call the #TinfoilHat crowd — those who see a conspiracy in everything. Part of the reason is that the process has, to my knowledge, never been explained in detail publicly, as this story will. The processes detailed here have only applied in the last decade or so, as before that lane assignments were done manually from the then-bowling headquarters in the...

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