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Bowling is one of the oldest and most popular
games in the world.
Bowling is a sport that can be dated back to
circa 3200 BC. In the 1930's, a British
anthropologist named Sir Flinders Petrie
discovered a collection of objects in a child's
grave in Egypt that appeared to be used for a
primitive form of bowling.
• Bowling came from ancient Egypt back in 3200 BC. Where it was found by a British
anthropologist named Sir Flinders Petrie in a child’s grave. Then in Germany
during 300 AD, it was found by William Pehle. It continued on in the United States
in the 1800’s, where the tenpin game became popular because the nine pin was
considered was outlawed as a gambling game. It continued on even during modern
times as it is a popular game with technology being used to help improve the game.
• A bowling lane is 42 inches wide and 60 feet long,
from the foul line to the head pin.
• The two lines of dots are called approach dots, with
the first set located 12 feet away from the foul line
and the second set is 15 feet away from the foul line.
• The entire lane is normally not oiled, with the final
few feet normally left dry. It is oiled to serve as
protection from the impact of a 16 pound ball.
• The reason for this is, greater friction exists between
the ball and a dry surface, as opposed to that between
the ball and an oiled surface.
EQUIPMENT AND GEARS
• What you need in playing bowling is a bowling ball and
• You may also need shoes that can withstand slippery places.
• However there are two types of bowling balls, the tenpin
bowling ball and the five pin bowling ball. The tenpin is
bigger than the five pin and it has three holes that are
mostly used for holding the ball. The five pin is smaller and
it doesn’t have three holes in its surface and it is more
lighter than the other.
RULES OF THE GAME
• The rules of the game are simple.
• Primary goal is to knock off all the pins to gain scores. The
game consist of ten frames. In each frame the bowler
(player) has two chances to knock off the pins. If the bowler
is able to knock down all the pins in on strike, it is called a
• If the bowler does it with two it is called a spare.
“Most of the time there are no officials. It's usually up to the bowlers and
coaches to police themselves and their opponents. This is because there are few
judgment calls necessary in bowling (versus, for example, a football referee trying to
see whether the ball crossed the goal line) because of electronic scoring and foul line
monitoring. If the scoring system miscounts the pins, the bowler will alert the other
team that the count is wrong, the opponent will agree that it's wrong, and then
someone will change the score in the computer.”( Daniel Leonard,Sep.30,2014)