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COVID-19 pandemic impact on bowling centers delays tiered center certification for topography to 2023, USBC announces

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020 11:00 am
Brad Mezo, top, of Bowling Voodoo, working with Ted Skrzynecki of the Greater Toledo (Ohio) USBC checking the topography of a lane. Photo courtesy of Bowling Voodoo.
Even the most ardent proponents of topographical leveling of lanes (which I count myself among) knew when USBC announced at the 2017 USBC Convention that it would be moving to tighter standards for lane topography that it was going to be a tough sell, as I detailed in this story. The long and winding course USBC began in 2017 culminated with the announcement in December 2019 that it would take the approach many experts have been recommending for years: tiered center certification, as I...