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    Default Bowling Legend Passed Away Today: R.I.P. Mo Pinel 1942-2021

    Maurice Louis Pinel, Jr. passed away peacefully today at 8:45a.m. with his loved ones at his side in Baton Rouge, LA. He had recently contracted the COVID-19 virus and his heart, lungs, and body fought off this terrible virus as long as it could. Honoring his wishes, he will be cremated and a celebration of life bowling tournament will be held in his honor later this year. Please do your part in stopping the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a mask and getting the vaccine when you are able.
    In lieu of flowers and cards, please consider donating to either the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( or to Bowl 4 Life ( in Mo's name.

    Interview with Mo Pinel about his career in the bowling industry with Think Bowling
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    Right handed Stroker, high track ,about 13 degree axis tilt. PAP is located 5 9/16Ē over 1 3/4Ē up.Speed ave. about 14 mph at the pins. Medium revís.High Game 300, High series 798

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    ugh. i just watched one of his videos on youtube the other day. said he was in FL on his 'tour'. Definitely a legend. RIP Mo
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    Made a five hour plus drive about 5-6 years ago to attend one of his clinics in Pa. Amazing man & passion for bowling. Got fitted by him, got his benchmark layout for me & bought a ball. Today, I still use his layout on everything. Spent one full Summer comparing his fitting with the one I already had from Chris Forry from Buddies Pro Shop in CT. Chrisís worked for me and I still get everything drilled by Chris though I live far away now. That said, I am very glad I took the time & effort to spend a session with & get to meet Mo. Saw him later at a PBA 50 event in Florida & was too shy to introduce myself. Regret that now, RIP Mo Pinel

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    R.I.P Mo. I have had the pleasure of talking with Mo many times over the years aand he was a pleasure to talk with. He freely and knowledge to anyone who asked gave his advise to anyone who asked. He was a certified genius in the ball design/knowledge in the bowling world. He will be sorely missed
    Still love the game but had to quit because of my left leg amptation
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    One of the greatest minds, if not the greatest mind, in bowling.

    I figured he'd be in the age group where he'd have already gotten the vaccine.
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