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01/12/18 – Clarification on Regional Oil Patterns

January 12, 2018 Bowling Blog Updates


Earlier this week, the KHSAA released the oil patterns for the upcoming regional bowling tournaments. Those oil patterns can be found in the regional instructions and on the Bowling webpage under the regional pulldowns. 

After discussion with the Bowling Advisory committee, the KHSAA wanted to address and clarify the usage of the 2018 patterns prior to the tournament. For 2018, there is no explicit or implied restriction on the use of oil patterns during the season. Regional host centers have been notified to use these oil patterns for the regional competition, but the host center can do as they wish with the pattern that has been released during the remainder of the season. 

As always, this is a continually evolving discussion and will be evaluated after this season to see what, if any, changes need to be made for the future.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Bridenbaugh ( 



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