Cleveland, GAThis week we used Pattern C1. Pattern C measures 39 feet, which is a medium length. Similar to Pattern A, a wide variety of strategies can be used depending on the type and condition of the lane surface. However, Pattern C incorporates a larger volume of oil placed further down lane, which often demands a more direct line. The scoring pace is normally medium to low for this pattern.
We had 10 left-handers in the tournament, 5 on A squad and 5 on B squad. There were 2 that made the cut. Most were playing the 10 - 15 boards, with a little swing. The graphs do not show much, but there are some indications of this.
The right-handers on A squad in general had lower rev rates then the other 2 squads. The graphs do not show as great of a depletion in the breakdown area as the other 2 squads. This along with the number of right-handers per squad prevented the middle from opening up to give the bowlers a little swing area. A squad had only 26 right-handers, while B squad had 37 and C squad had 36. This, I believe prevented the middle from opening up to give the bowlers a little swing area.
The area to play was definitely R15 to R19 at 15 feet, R10 - R12 at 25 feet and just outside 10 at 37 feet.
Laneman for the Southern Region
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