The USBC Team shot sure isn't easy. The length, volume and general flatness of the pattern have to be contended with. Once a shot is found, it does play fairly well, provided that you stay slow and consistent. Any shots that are too fast, too far outside or too far inside will result in an errant pin count because the ball will either miss the point or fly right by it. I felt fairly confident with my performance on this for my first go. A couple poorly timed bad breaks took me down from a high 500 to the 550 that I ended. Let's see what week two brings!