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Bowling is a throwing sport in which a ball is thrown towards pins in an effort to knock them down and earn points. Bowling dates back to Ancient Egyptian times, with balls made of grain husks, leather, string, or porcelain having been found dating back to 3200BC. World Bowling was founded in Hamburg, Germany, on January 27, 1952
A bowler will need to complete a series of 10 frames to complete a game or “string”. The goal is to be able knock down the largest number of pins possible within a limited number of tries.
The perfect game is scored at 300 points, meaning that the bowler was able to accomplish 12 consecutive strikes in the game.
- During the 1988 Summer Olympics, bowling was featured as a demonstration sport in Seoul, Korea
- A bowling ball must weigh ten to sixteen pounds and be no larger than 27 inches in circumference
- Indoor bowling lanes made their debut in 1840 in New York City