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Bucketofslawski

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I was thinking about that myself, and I agree with you regarding the carry. The "exception" in Corpus Christi (2006) is probably related to the lane condition. It allowed an extreme outside line, like Billings in 2002. I misplayed the lanes in our team event and had 570 while a teammate shot 685 playing first arrow. For doubles and singles I moved way outside and went 628-683 The 2006 pattern is available at Kegel if you want to look at it.

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Yea, I shot 720 in team playing 5 board at Corpus Christi.  However I couldn't play out in the minors.  Shot 590 in doubles, but bounced back for 700 in singles when I found a good fall back look inside 15.  Only humid city where I ever cracked 2000.  All my others were in Albuquerque, Reno  a couple of times, and Billings.  Drier climates seem to allow the shot to open up inside a bit nicer which may be the reason for better carry. 

Also going back a few years, Albuquerque 2000  was the first year that the ABC introduced a sport compliant condition for the Masters.  We were all warned that the condition would be more challenging than in prior years.  However, the cut score was higher than the prior year in Syracuse.
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I question whoever is in charge of scheduling these large bowling events. How they chooses host bowling sites?  Is the goal............."Pick the place furthest in BFE for everybody"?      The El Paso Nationals reminds me of the Missouri Pepsi youth.   LittleBuck recently bowled in this event.   It's a 'so-called'  big state event, but they chose to host this event in a small town lost in BFE......far away in the middle of nowhere with no decent highways leading to this town. (unless you live in nearby BFE)   LOL...

On to national events....................El Paso.....Why not host the event in Cuidad Juarez Mexico?    It's just as out of the was as El Paso.......OK...if Texas Hosts.............stick to the big 3-5 cities please and keep bowling events out of BFE.  Dallas, Houston, San A.....ect, etc...

I'm not even going, but I see the same scheduling of events in weird places. 


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It could be cheaper to rent a convention center in El Paso vs say Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago or NYC.
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It isn't just up to the USBC (or the ABC before it). There has to be interest from the host city, a proposal made including specifics of the availability of a suitably sized convention center at a reasonable cost. If somebody isn't pushing for it hard at the local level it isn't going to happen. I don't have any idea what the actual cost is to host the tournament for the 130+ days it needs from installation through disassembly. Most convention centers are booked for much shorter time periods. In addition, a city like Chicago would require union labor, at union prices. You cannot just bring your own crews into McCormick Place to set things up.

The ABC tournament used to have choices between several cities each year, all eager to host the event. That isn't the case anymore. Detroit hosted 5 tournaments, but 1971 was the last one. Chicago hosted 6, the last in 1953 set a record for entries which was not topped until Reno in 1984. But Chicago never hosted another tournament. New York City hosted just one, in 1937. If it goes to New York it is upstate (Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Syracuse, Rochester) which has seen many tournaments, but none since 1999. Syracuse is slated to host the 2018 tournament.

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