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About Bowling

Did You know?

Ten Pin Bowling is celebrating 50 years in Ireland, it was first introduced here in 1963.
The first indoor alley was opened in New York in 1840.
Bowling is the number one participation sport in the USA.
The largest bowling alley is in Japan with 141 lanes.
The origins of bowling can be traced back to the Romans and Greeks about 4000 years.
The maximum score is 300
In competitions / leagues handicaps are used to give everyone a more even chance, the handicap is added to your score at the end of a game.

Bowling Terminology

Frame: A single turn for a bowler, constituting one or two rolls, depending on pinfall. A game is made up of 10 frames.
Channel/ Gutter: Located on either side of the lane to catch an errant throw.
Strike: All ten pins down on the first roll. This is the aim of all bowlers at the start of each frame.

Double: Two strikes in a row during a single bowling game.
Foul: A shot where the bowler’s foot crosses the “foul line” at the end of the approach and start of the lane

Spare: All ten pins down on two ball rolls of a frame

Turkey: Three strikes in a row during a single bowling game.
Wombat: Getting a spare after throwing a gutter ball on the first throw. Derived from coming from ‘Down Under’

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