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Questions about the sport of ten-pin bowling. This tag is not to be used for the act of bowling in cricket.

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Does the pin count

If I bowl my first ball and there are two pins but they’re wobbling and the gate comes down and one pin Falls before the pinsetter comes down. Does that pin count?
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How can I mitigate humidity causing me to stop short on the approach?

This past weekend, I was throwing a couple of games at a new alley and I found that I was consistently stopping short. To clarify, each time I released my ball, my lead foot wouldn't slide instead it ...
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Do bowling pin setters restore standing pins to their exact previous location?

In bowling, if a pin is “nudged” from its original location (by the ball or another pin’ after the first ball is bowled, is that pin’s new position saved and restored by the pinsetter? Is this even ...
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Bowling: Thumb exit point

I've watched a lot of YouTube videos about bowling a hook ball, but there's one aspect I'm still unclear on. When bowling a hook ball, should my thumb exit prior to or during outward rotation? In ...
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Bowling: Middle finger pain hooking a house ball

I'm waiting on my first reactive ball to arrive, and in the meantime, I've been trying to hook a house ball. I can hook the ball easily (if not accurately) thumb out, but when I put my thumb in, I ...
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How do you calculate a ten-pin bowling strike rate?

I'm a USBC League Bowler, and I'm tracking my own stats, and I want to know my Strike Rate Percentage. Theoretically, you would take and divide the number of frames bowled by the number of strikes ...
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Can Bowling be chosen as a sport in the Olympic Games? [closed]

Can bowling (10-pin) count as a sport that can be added to the Olympic program? Is there a chance it may feature in the Olympics one day?
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Can you legally use the gutter to pick up a split?

If I were to bowl the bowling ball into the corner of the gutter to pick up a split (usually 7-10 split applies here), is it still legal if it goes in the gutter completely, comes out of the gutter, ...
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Workout specifically for bowling?

I am an avid bowler, have been bowling in leagues and tournaments for years now. This year I feel like my strength hasn't been where it needs to be, and sometimes I lose momentum, and start throwing ...
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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 professional bowlers score higher?

It appears the average professional bowler scores around 230-240 out of 300. In my opinion, this should be much higher. In bowling, unlike other sports, there is one movement you need to perfect: ...
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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 ...
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