PBA Oil Patterns: Chameleon
Chameleons change color to outsmart their enemies. To excel on this pattern, bowlers must be versatile in many styles of play.
The Chameleon is 39 feet in length and utilizes a “retro” approach to pattern design. Instead of “smoothing out” the oil on the lane, increased volumes are placed in “zones” encouraging players to choose a specific area of the lane to play. This is a multiple-angles pattern allowing the bowler to choose what part of the lane best suites their particular game. The scoring pace is medium to low as the primary challenge faced by bowlers is the large number of adjustments which are needed to move from “zone to zone”. Large moves, more than five boards at a time, are common to stay out of trouble and to conquer the Chameleon. 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tournaments Using Chameleon: WSOB Chameleon Championship – Las Vegas, NV.
Recent Tournaments and Champions on this Pattern:PBA Tour
2012: PBA World Championship (winner: Parker Bohn III)
2012: WSOB Chameleon Championship (winner: Scott Norton)
2011: PBA World Championship (winner: Osku Palermaa)
2011: WSOB Chameleon Open (winner: Jason Belmonte)