BASIC RULES

 

*       Don’t put your hands into ball return

 

*       Don’t cross the foul line

 

*       Remain on your lane

 

*       Don’t interfere with other bowlers

 

*       Score by knocking down pins

 

*       Roll the ball down the middle of the lane

 

*       Gutter balls count as zero

 

                       

 

  BOWLING TERMS

 

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Knock down all pins with 1st ball

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Takes 2 balls to knock down all pins

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After throwing your first ball, you leave two pins separated

 

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Goalpost Split – Most difficult split to pick up in bowling (leaving pins no.7 / 10) standing

 

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Turkey - 3 strikes in a row

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4 strikes in a row

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The score for a perfect game is 300. Check out our 300 game scores are on the Board behind your screens

 

 

FACTS

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*      It’s the only sport where you get to wear funny clown shoes

 

*      It is 60ft from the “foul line” to the “head pin” and 43” wide

 

*      95 million people enjoy “Ten Pin Bowling” in 90 Countries    spanning 6 Continents

 

*      137 muscles are used in the body while playing “Ten Pin Bowling” – You don’t have to be athletic to participate

 

 

 

FACTS

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*      It is the second largest sports participation in the World       (fishing is number 1)

 

*      It is a uniform sport i.e. it is played the same way     Worldwide

 

*      ALSAA is the most successful team provider in Ireland – 5    out of 8 for this year’s European Youth Championships came from ALSAA’s Bowling Club. All of the boys team for the Triple Crown also came from ALSAA’s Bowling Club

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF BOWLING

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*      It is a social sport

 

*      Indoor all year round sport

 

*      It is a friendly competitive sport

 

*      It is a team / individual sport

 

*      It is a mixed sport (boys / girls)

 

*      It is a non-contact sport

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS OF BOWLING

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*      There is the potential to represent Ireland as it is a    Worldwide Sport and people play professionally

 

*      It is an affordable sport as club discounts are available to members

 

*      People from 5yrs to 105yrs can play

 

 

 

 

 

Competitive Age Levels

Under 12’s

Under 16’s

Under 19’s

Under 23’s

Adult

Seniors (50+)

 

 

 

 

 

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