Questions about the sport of bowling.

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Tenpin Bowling League Rewarding Skill but also Attendance/Loyalty

I run a bowling league at work which is currently teams of two people bowling once a month against another team. Teams organise a match with their opponent so generally there are matches throughout ...
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Why don't pro bowlers score higher?

Why don't pro bowlers score higher? After a bit of research it appears the average pro bowl is around 230-240 out of 300, but in my head this should be much higher. In bowling unlike other sports ...
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In bowling, are there advantages in hooking or curving the ball

I bowled for the first time in long time the other day. I still tend to bowl and have my ball thrown to more straight up and down the lane. As in, i'll bowl in the middle of the lane and have it ...
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How to spin in Bowling?

Where would one start when trying to learn to spin a bowling ball? I've seen people bring the bowling bowl up into their elbow (inner part), then somehow manage to put a spin on it completely with ...
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What happens when a pin slides but does not fall?

Recently, I had a spare attempt with the 7-pin. I bowled a ball that hooked sharply before it hit the 7-pin. As a result, the pin slid toward the middle of the lane, but did not fall. I have seen some ...
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How does the 10th frame count towards a 'closed' game in bowling

At my club we were discussing what a 'closed' game is. A closed game is when you hae no open frames. The thing we couldn't agree on was the 10th frame. Lets assume we have 9 strikes. What if I throw ...
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Bowling: What is the difference between a 'ringing 10' and a 'solid 10'?

While I was watching bowling, after the first throw, only the 10 pin remained. The ESPN commentators sometimes called it a 'ringing' 10 pin and at times a 'solid' 10 pin. What is the difference ...
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Consistency in bowling stroke

Several years ago, I learned how to bowl by palming (I have two fingers inside, but my thumb and the rest of my hand supports the weight of the ball) the bowling ball. At first, I could bowl toward ...
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Oil Patterns in Bowling

I am aware that different oil patterns are used in the sport of bowling. Common oil patterns are the cheetah, chameleon, scorpion, shark, and viper. What is the significance of oil patterns in ...
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Lowest average to bowl a 300 game?

What is the lowest sanctioned average to bowl a perfect 300 game? I'm sure someone who is not a really good bowler got lucky and threw 12 strikes in a game. I wonder how bad that bowler was. I looked ...