All About Bowling

Bowling is a fun game and has been around for a long time. If you haven’t been bowling before, or its been a while since you did, then it’s time for you to go and try out the lanes for a good strike. Bowling is one of the most accessible sports to play. The game is over 4000 years old, and it all started in the ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek era. It was part of their culture which they enjoyed.

Bowling can be played from the early age of three to 103, which makes it a sport for everybody. When visiting a bowling alley, you will see at least three generations represented in family outings. Everyone is laughing and excited, as they compete with each other for the highest score. The game is also played by less-able people because there are hardly any limitations.

People go bowling for:

  • Birthdays
  • Corporate employee events
  • Dates
  • Hangouts
  • Fundraisers
  • Parties
  • Children’s parties etc

There is no limit to which people go bowling. Even when its raining or the sun is too hot, it’s still a perfect time to go bowling. It’s always a great place to meet new people and is as much fun as you can get.

The Different Bowling Games

Many bowling games are played around the world; some of them include five-pin bowling, ten-pin bowling, duckling bowling and candlepin bowling.

The five pin bowling game uses five pins. The centre pin usually comes with five points, while the two pins on each side of the centre pin win three points for the player. When the player strikes all the five pins, they get 15 points. If a player scores 450 points straight after the game, it is termed a perfect match.

The ten pin bowling game is the most popular and is used all around the world. The game includes 20 pins, and each pin has just one point. The maximum score for this game is 300, and it only allows up to two balls for each frame, i.e. a total of ten frames.

Duckpin bowling uses ten pins, and each pin carries one point, like the ten pin bowling game. It also has a high score of 300.

The candlepin bowling game also uses 10 pins, which give one point each. The game allows three balls per frame, and players can score maximum marks of 300 for a perfect match.