Author Archives: Camilla

4 Types of Bowling

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Bowling is an old, old game, dating back some thousands of years. Roman legionnaires, Egyptians, and everyone in between were intrigued by the game’s most primitive forms. There seems to be something perfectly human, not to mention timeless, about hurling a ball at a bunch of stationary objects. Today, the majority of Americans play what […]

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Alternative Uses of the Bowling Ball

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Sure, who doesn’t love bowling? Some people, in fact, love it so much that they’ve decided to invent new and novel ways of using the ball. These uses, from Hollywood to high art, may just inspire you to come up with something of your own. Zombie slaying Bowling has been seen in numerous movies and […]

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The Greatest Bowling Scenes

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While a writer’s strike has typically negative connotations in the world of film and television, we can all get on board those movies that feature strikes on the bowling lanes. Even if we’ve talked already on this site about the five all-time best bowling movies, let’s turn our attention now to the five best bowling […]

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The 5 Best Bowling Movies

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Ten-pin bowling is perhaps the only sport which sees its players eating burgers and drinking beer between each turn. It’s also a sport that, while not difficult to play, is almost impossible to become a master at. Movies featuring this pop culture phenomenon, however, are rare. Most are lowbrow comedies like She’s Out of My […]

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The History of Bowling – Part 3

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Most centres by the time 1960 came around were carpeted and air-conditioned, and provided such services as billiards tables, pinball machines, restaurants, and childminding.

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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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