PBA Oil Patterns: Cheetah
A cheetah may look harmless, but this speedster has a dangerous side. So does this pattern - with a fast scoring pace and play near the gutter, there's no room for error.
At 35 feet in length, the Cheetah is the highest scoring of the five named patterns. Originally designed for use on worn lane surfaces, the Cheetah has produced some of the most memorable moments on the PBA Tour because of its propensity for rewarding players who “live on the edge”. This pattern places a premium on the ball traveling towards the gutter in order to maximize the best possible angle to carry all ten pins. The scoring pace on Cheetah is normally high with the champion being required to know that success means striking and not just hitting the pocket. 2010-11 Lumber Liquidators PBA Tournaments Using Cheetah: Brunswick Pro Bowling Cheetah Championship – Las Vegas, NV
Recent Tournaments and Champions on this Pattern:PBA Tour
2013: WSOB - PBA Cheetah Championship (winner: Wes Malott)
2012: PBA World Championship (winner: Parker Bohn III)
2012: Alka Seltzer Plus Cold Cheetah Championship (winner: Bill O'Neill)
2012: PBA Cheetah Open, Presented by Ebonite (winner: Eugene McCune)