Rules and Basics
1- History & Object
2- The Essentials (Scoring,
3- Formats (Open, League,
4- Alley diagram
5- Glossary of Bowling
There is evidence in ancient Egyptian tombs that
a sport resembling bowling dates back more than
7,000 years. Thousands of years later, European
colonists brought a variation of the game, called
“nine-pins,” to America. Nine-pins
was quite popular with the colonist, however,
because of excessive gambling on the sport, a
law was passed banning a game using nine pins.
Legend has it that bowling enthusiasts found a
legal loophole to continue the game by adding
a tenth pin. For decades, ten pin bowling was
a saloon game with varying rules until the American
Bowling Congress was established in 1895 to standardize
the sport and form the game as we know it.
To bowl a ball down the alley and knock over pins
at the end of the lane to score points.
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