With just over three months until the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships begin, the PBA has announced the oil pattern that players will be competing on.

The oil pattern for the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships will be 42 feet with 28.7 mLs of Kegel “Ice” conditioner. With a ratio of 5:1, it falls under the parameters of a Challenge pattern.

You can download the oil pattern here.

Eric Pierson, the PBA LBC National Championships tournament director and head of lane maintenance, said players may enjoy the pattern better than a typical house shot, as the pattern structure will allow many of them to play in their comfort zone.

“It is very playable for different styles and skill levels of bowlers,” Pierson said.

Check out this video breakdown of the oil pattern, featuring Kris Prather and bowlers from the Milwaukee area. Prather won the 2022 PBA World Championship at Bowlero Wauwatosa, the host center of the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships.

The 2023 PBA LBC National Championships are open to all bowlers from all centers of all skill levels, including non-Bowlero Corp centers. There are no PBA membership or average requirements.

All bowlers are now able to register here.

Players will bowl six games of singles competition across 12 lanes. They can also enter the optional Doubles and four-player Team divisions an unlimited number of times.

Players can enter one of five divisions: Men and Women’s Handicap, Open Classic, Women’s Classic and a Senior Classic. First place in the Open Classic will pay $25,000, with the other divisions awarding $5,000 first place prizes. All divisions will award prizes on a 1:8 ratio. 

Additionally, the top three (3) bowlers in the Open Classic, Women’s Classic division and the PBA Exempt division, as well as the winner of the other three divisions (Men’s Handicap, Women’s Handicap and Senior Classic) will be invited to the 2023 PBA LBC National Championships Clash. That FS1 televised event will take place at Bayside Bowl in Portland, Maine, and include a total prize fund of $100,000.

More information on the PBA LBC National Championships can be found here.