Lane Maintenance Protocol and Topography Reports

2021 USBC Open Championships

South Point Bowling Plaza and South Point Bowling Center
Las Vegas
May 1 - July 17 (last day of team competition)

Team event took place at the South Point Bowling Plaza.
 
No. of Lanes: 60
Lane Surface: Brunswick Pro-Anvilane (Generation 2)
Pinsetters: Brunswick GSX
Pins: Brunswick Maxx

D/S took place at the South Point Bowling Center.

No. of Lanes: 64
Lane Surface: Brunswick Pro-Anvilane (Generation 2)
Pinsetters: Brunswick GSX
Pins: Brunswick Maxx

Lane Machines: Kegel Flex Walkers

The team practice sessions at The Orleans Bowling Center featured the 2021 team oil pattern.

The 2021 Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC featured the 2021 doubles/singles oil pattern.

See the Open Championships lane conditions here.


LANE MAINTENANCE PROTOCOL

In order to provide transparency on the lane maintenance process at the 202 Open Championships, Bowlers Journal Championships presented by USBC and team practice sessions, USBC is providing the following information:

- Lane maintenance operations summary


- Open Championships verification checklist 

Team: May 1-May15 | May 16-May 31 | May 31-June 15 | June 16-July 1 | July 2-July 17

Doubles/Singles: May 2-May 15 | May 16-May 31 | May 31-June 15 | June 16-July 1 | July 2-July 18

- Bowlers Journal/team practice verification checklist 

April 30-May 15 | May 16-May 27 | May 31-June 12 | June 16-27 | July 5-July 17


Watch a video about the lane maintenance procedures here.


TOPOGRAPHY REPORTS

Lanes 1-60 at the South Point Bowling Plaza 

*For the doubles/singles events at the South Point Bowling Center, no mapping or topography flattening took place due to the timing of the move to the Bowling Center.

NOTES:
- The Lane Map Graph is the gravitational influence on the lane prior to the application of lane conditioner.
- The black and dark blue areas of the Lane Map Graph are stronger gravitational forces to the right.
- The light blue areas of the Lane Map Graph are weaker gravitational forces to the right.
- The maroon and red areas of the Lane Map Graph are stronger gravitational forces to the left.
- The yellow areas of the Lane Map Graph are weaker gravitational forces to the left.
- The green areas of the Lane Map Graph represent a minimal gravitational influence.
- The bottom of each Lane Map Graph is the foul line, and the top is the end of the pin deck.


PREVIOUS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS/BOWLERS JOURNAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LANE MAINTENANCE PROTOCOL AND TOPOGRAPHY REPORTS

Click here to view the information from the 2018 events in Syracuse, New York.

 
Click here to view the information from the 2017 events in Las Vegas.


PREVIOUS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS LANE CONDITIONS

Click here to view previous lane conditions used at the Open Championships from 2010-2018.


USBC PATTERN BANK

Check out the USBC Pattern Bank, a convenient collection of oil patterns used at USBC and PWBA events. Click here