#58 Creation of PBA Lane Maintenance Program – PBA Top 60 Most Memorable Moments



Bowling Lanes Become More Consistent With Oil Maintenance Program

The PBA Lane Maintenance program was created mid-way through the 1971 season. Thirty-six years later PBA oil patterns were branded with animal names, descriptions and images (Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion, Shark and Viper). In 2013, a blue dye was added to the oil giving viewers an inside look at how the pattern looked on the lane. Today the PBA has 16 unique patterns that offer a variety of lengths, volumes and challenges. Current patterns are available at https://www.pba.com/OilPatterns.

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated to the sport of bowling and its professional competition, with thousands of members and millions of fans throughout the world. The PBA plays host to bowling’s biggest tournaments from the Go Bowling! PBA Tour, PBA Regional Tour, and PBA50 Tour. In 2019, the PBA was acquired by Bowlero Corporation, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling entertainment centers with more than 300 locations throughout North America. For more information, please visit PBA.com.

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