The only Professional Bowlers' Association (PBA) Tour event outside the U.S., the Strom Lucky Larsen Masters, starts today. The organizers, with help from their partners at Kegel, have decided on the oil pattern that will be used during the event.
This year, the Storm Lucky Larsen Masters will feature a longer lane pattern. The organizational team has made the decision a week earlier that the oil pattern will be between 44 and 46 feet in length.
Furthermore, there will be a change in lane movement this year that will require bowlers to finish their game on the same pair of lanes they started on at the beginning of their squad.
When discussing this year's SLLM oil pattern, Kristijonas Sergejevas, Kegel Sales & Product Development Specialist, expressed his hopes that Kegel and the organizers have managed to find the perfect oil pattern to accommodate all game styles.
'It always comes to the pattern being fair for many different styles. You have to take into consideration the bowling center, lane surface, the field that is going to participate in tournament,' Kristijonas Sergejevas said. 'We are always looking for challenge of course, Storm Lucky Larsen Masters is going to be pretty high level, so we were looking for a challenging oil pattern'.
Hear Martin Larsen and Kristijonas Sergejevas from Kegel talk about this year's pattern.
Over 300 player field, including dozens of full-time PBA Tour players such as Anthony Simonsen, Kyle Troup or Jesper Svensson, will try to snap a PBA Tour title at the Olympia Bowling, Helsingborg, Sweden, on September 1st-10th.