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 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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How to Play 10-Pin Bowling – Part 3

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When it comes to knocking down pins, each player is awarded one point per pin. As each frame presents two opportunities to bowl, the combined number of both is his score for that frame. In the event that a player doesn’t manage to knock down all 10 pins after both opportunities, it’s termed an “open […]

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How to Play 10-Pin Bowling – Part 2

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There are two main ways a player can achieve a hook. One way sees the player relax their thumb before doing the same with their ring finger and middle finger while beginning to release the ball. This enables the necessary spin required for the perfect hook. With a right-handed player, the best time to relax […]

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How to Play 10-Pin Bowling – Part 1

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10-pin bowling is played by millions of people the world over. For those new to the sport, here’s a guide on how it’s played. The game of 10-pin bowling comprises 10 rounds known as frames. Each player in any given frame is presented with two chances to knock down each of the carefully arranged pins […]

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