2018 PBA Tulsa Open Stepladder Finals features Andrew Anderson, Richie Teece, Kris Prather, E.J. Tackette and Stuart William hosted at The Lanes at Coffee Creek in Owasso in suburban Tulsa, Okla, bowling on the PBA 39-foot Bear Open lane condition on the left lane and 33-foot Wolf condition on the right lane in each match
Bowling on the PBA 39-foot Bear Open lane condition on the left lane and 33-foot Wolf condition on the right lane in each match, the 18 players in the match play field are having to call on all of their experience, as well as consulting with their ball reps, to make the right ball choices and develop their strategy for lane play. Almost without exception, the players are using a different ball and playing entirely different lines on each lane.
To get to this point in the tournament, the 18 finalists were the top scorers after two rounds (24 games) of qualifying in the Wolf and Bear Opens – the first two events of the FloBowling PBA Fall Swing – but bowled on the same lane condition throughout qualifying in those tournaments.