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  • Looking for ideas on Tough Tournament pattern.

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    Lane Cleaner: TechLine Oxyshock
    Lane Surface: 12+ year old HPLs

    Format: 6 games of qualifying, cut to top 16 (based on 64 entries). Round of 16 and 8 will be 2-game total pinfall elimination match play, seeded based on qualifying scores. Remaining 4 bowlers will bowl stepladder finals.

    Want a longer length pattern (42+), flatter left to right ratio, and a low-medium-low scoring pace.

    Any ideas or suggestions on what to use. US Open is always a given for low scoring pace, just was thinking about something different..
    Go with an established WTBA or PBA or Kegel pattern or are there others out there that I have not seen or heard of?



  • #2
    Why a long pattern?

    When you run a long pattern the place to start off is inside - then the lanes burn up in - then the only people left standing at the end are the young power players

    With a long format and many players - and I assume no re-oil - start off with a 38 foot pattern - and let them migrate in - this way the oil may last most of the day

    Let me know and I will build you a pattern


    • #3
      Jerry,the TD runs tournaments around the state (Brian Regan in Michigan of last few tournaments he had run.have been 38_,42 feet. wants a longer one this time and (the proprietor) wants s longer patter too.

      sorry for any errors. sent from my new phone.

      (also Jerry, I believe you stopped into our center a few years ago on your way to grand rapids, I may have you about wet shoes I'm sorry about that



      • #4
        Jerry is right, you are just about guaranteeing high rev high ball speed will win using a long pattern. Once the middle starts to burn those are the only players that will find good ball reaction and pin carry... everyone else will have to thread a needle to strike.


        • #5
          You can always try the World Ten Pin shots -

          Marty - Pro Bowl West
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          2 Kustodian Walkers


          • #6
            I love the WTBA patterns. Why reinvent the wheel?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by shamefowjze View Post
              I love the WTBA patterns. Why reinvent the wheel?
              All the collage teams that practice here are using these patterns, and we use them sometimes for our bi-weekly scratch sweeper tournaments.

              Marty - Pro Bowl West
              56 Jap A-2's Qubica VDB's
              2 Kustodian Walkers


              • #8
                I think we are going to go with the London Pattern. Thanks for the suggestions!


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