Saturday, September 01, 2012

Bowling - August 27th - Girls Afternoon Out!

I used my iPhone to take the pictures of our scores for the two games we played. It was fun to play since it was a rainy Monday afternoon. AA did very well with a 6 pound bowling ball. She did get tired, so we used one of the lowest ball guides so she could have more fun. We did not put the gutter ball barriers up either! I told her we both had to live without them! I played alot of bowling growing up but it was "candlepin" in Maine. Smaller balls and you used three to a frame.
We both had a few "spares" along with many gutter balls. AA said she had fun, so we will go again on a rainy day! If you have not played in awhile it is fun!

I looked up the differences as I cannot find candlepin here in the South.
Candlepin bowling was developed in 1880 in Worcester, Massachusetts by Justin White, a local bowling center owner, some years before both the standardization of the ten-pin sport in 1895 and the invention of duckpin bowling, said by some sources to have been invented the same year. Today the game is enjoyed in many diverse places such as California and Germany in addition to New England.[3] As in other forms of bowling, the players roll balls down a wooden pathway (lane) to knock down as many pins as possible. The main differences between candlepin bowling and the predominant ten-pin bowling style are that each player uses three balls per frame (see below), the balls are much smaller (11.43 cm, or 4.5" diameter) and do not have holes. Also, the downed pins (known as 'wood') are not cleared away between balls during a player's turn and the pins are thinner, and thus harder to knock down. Because of these differences, scoring points is considerably more difficult than in ten-pin bowling, and the highest officially sanctioned score ever recorded is 245 out of a possible 300 points.

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