PBA Oil Patterns: Viper
A viper strikes with multiple angles of attack. This pattern will challenge players to attack the pins from multiple angles in order to score well.
The Viper is a 37 foot long, multiple angles pattern that normally yields medium to high scores. Bowlers will need to place a premium on the ball traveling straight through the front part of the lane when the lanes are “fresh”. Once Viper breaks down, multiple angles are available for attack. Viper is the most versatile of the five named patterns and can be used on any lane surface. The champion on Viper will be the bowler who can outsmart their opponent playing multiple lines. 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tournaments Using Viper: Pepsi Viper Championship – Las Vegas, NV and PBA World Championship TV Finals – Las Vegas, NV
Recent Tournaments and Champions on this Pattern:PBA Tour
2012: WSOB Viper Championship (winner: Brad Angelo)
2012: PBA World Championship (winner: Parker Bohn III)
2011: Bayer Viper Open (winner: Stuart Williams)
2011: PBA World Championship (winner: Osku Palermaa)