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World Series of Bowling

Post by pjape » November 16th, 2017, 3:26 pm

Yesterday I was watching some video highlights from the WSOB. When I watched a round on the Shark, I was very surprised.

I always thought the Shark was an inside shot, but there were many bowlers playing very far outside. Bill O'Neill and Liz Johnson were going right up seven. Either they changed the Shark pattern, or the lane surface at the National Bowling Stadium is very high friction.

Does anyone have any insight on this?

Oh, and does anyone else think the scores are ridiculously high?

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Post by TonyPR » November 16th, 2017, 6:47 pm

Scores were definitely high, pattern apparently changed from when it was 45' (couldn't find a 2017 chart though), bowling center friction and topography I have no idea.

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Post by MegaMav » November 16th, 2017, 8:18 pm

The patterns changed this year.
They are slightly higher ratio and lower volume.

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Re: World Series of Bowling

Post by sportcoupe » November 17th, 2017, 8:13 pm

FYI: the matches that are to be taped for the future WSOB shows on ESPN can be seen live on WatchESPN Saturday and Sunday.

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Post by J_w73 » November 20th, 2017, 9:24 pm

I watched it live at the stadium and all of the bowlers were playing all the patterns pretty much the same from the outside. 5, 6 ,7.. There seems to be some area as well for some bowlers.. out to 3 or tugged to 10 and it still hit the pocket. A lot of bowlers were using urethane.
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Re: World Series of Bowling

Post by georgeh » November 21st, 2017, 12:08 am

sportcoupe wrote:FYI: the matches that are to be taped for the future WSOB shows on ESPN can be seen live on WatchESPN Saturday and Sunday.
They are available now on WatchESPN app. Sports tab, bowling, replay and you will see the list from Saturday and Sunday

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