PBA Oil Patterns: Bear
The 40 feet, Bear pattern takes a page from the legacy of the U.S. Open and is the most challenging of the PBA animal patterns with a flat 1 to 1 ratio. Consideration has been given by increasing overall volume of oil to accommodate aggressive playing surfaces along with today’s high tech bowling balls. Expect a low scoring pace for this pattern as it remains the ultimate test of a bowler’s skill.
Recent Tournaments and Champions on this Pattern:PBA Tour
2013: Lucas Oil PBA Milwaukee Open (winner: Chris Barnes)
2013: Lucas Oil PBA Bear Open (winner: Jason Belmonte)