Monthly Archives: August 2018

The History of Ten Pin Bowling – Part 2

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It was the Germans who mostly influenced the game’s development in the U.S. in the mid-late 19th century thanks to their nine-pin Kegelspiel game. They established numerous bowling games prior to, and more significantly, after, the Civil War. T

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The PBA Tour

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The PBA Tour is the major ten-pin bowling pro tour run by the Professional Bowlers Association. With its headquarters based in Seattle, the PBA boasts 43,000 members around the world. A small number of these members compete both nationally and international, which forms the PBA Tour. Each year, from September to April, the Tour holds […]

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The History of Ten Pin Bowling – Part 1

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The very earliest evidence to pinpoint the history of bowling is large stone and pottery skittles, and primitive bowling balls, found in 1930 by some archaeologists in an Egyptian’s grave that dates back to around 3200 BCE. Further, South Sea Islanders played what they called ‘ula maika’ in antiquity, a game not unlike skittles. The […]

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