Basic Ten-pin Bowling Rules

Bowling is simply throwing a spherical weight thrown on a 60-foot lane with the goal of knocking 10 pins at the end of the road. Each bowling game you have a maximum of 21 pitches corresponding to 10 frames with a perfect score of 300 points. Check out the bowling scorecard below.

For ease of understanding, you must first familiarize yourself with two terms: Frame and throws. 1 frame has a maximum of 2 throws. Basically, the number of points you gain in a frame is the total number of batteries you knocked plus the bonus points if you hit Strike or Spare on the previous throw. If you throw the ball in the lane 2 on the side of the lane, your score will definitely be zero because no batteries will fall.

Strike is what is called when you knock down all 10 pins on the first throw of each frame. Then you will move on to the next throw and get bonus points for the last throw. These bonus points will be equal to the total number of batteries you throw in the next 2 throws. Strike’s symbol on the scoreboard is X.

Spare is when you dump all 10 batteries in 1 frame after 2 throws. The symbol is / on the scoreboard.

The scoring rule like that applies to each serial frame. With such a point-of-point principle, the more strike you get, the more your points will spike very quickly, or at least try to alternate strike and spare, don’t leave any pin left after every turn.

Particularly on frame 10 will be a little different. Frame 10 does not apply the same bonus points as the previous 9 frames. If you Spare on frame 10, you will be rewarded with 1 more throws immediately. If you Strike on the 10th pitch, you will be awarded 2 more throws immediately.

Sometimes you will see some other symbols on the scoreboard. S: stands for Split. That is when you finish 1 throw where the remaining batteries are scattered far apart. It was a difficult case to knock the remaining batteries out.

E: stands for Error. That’s when you take the foul line in front of the lane before throwing. You have broken the law and the lane signal will light up and beep. The score for the foul throw is 0 points.

If you’re new to bowling, this can be a little tricky. Do not worried. The calculation of points is done by computers.

Bowling: Cases of sore fingers and how to fix them (part 2)

Pain in the second finger notch

Reason:

  • Finger and thumb hole distance is too short.
  • The rubber finger was stretched, causing the finger hole to widen, causing the bowler to stick his finger too deep to the second knuckle.

Overcome:

  • Put the ball, measure the distance finger and thumb to fit the hand.
  • Replace new finger.

Pain in the sides of the finger tip

Reason:

  • The finger hole is drilled diagonally to the left or right too much.
  • The finger hole is too tight, squeezing the sides of the finger.

Overcome:
Re-drill finger with proper drilling direction and large hole. If the drilling direction is ok, just drill the finger hole to enlarge.

Pain in the index finger and the palm of the hand near the base of the index finger

Reason:
The position of the bottle in these two areas is considered normal depending on the way the ball is held and released. However, if you have pain (no pain, then carefree) in these two areas it means that when holding the ball, you turn your hands too much to the right, making the pressure on these two areas too great. It can make you feel like a sprained pain, numbness, especially in the palm of your hand at the base of your index finger.

Overcome:
Reduce the hand rotation to the right too much when handling the ball and swing.

Pain in the side of the thumb on the palm of the hand

Reason:
Painful position A: Finger and thumb spacing is too short. Or the thumb hole kicks out (reverse) too much causing the base of the thumb bone to press on the edge of the thumb hole, causing pain.
Pain position B: The thumb hole is too small and kicks too much to the left (right hand).

Overcome:
Fill the thumb hole and re-drill with more reasonable distance and angle. You need to be aware of the tilting left and right, the angle of the thumb forward or reverse of the thumb. This is money to help you get rid of your thumb easily when releasing the ball and not hurt your hand when the bowl.

Bowling: Cases of sore fingers and how to fix them (part 1)

Sore fingers, calluses, swelling and even bleeding are what most bowlers have experienced. Sadly, many bowlers don’t know what’s going on and don’t know how to fix them. You must read the following article if you want to get rid of this pain.

1: Tip of fingertips near nail with calluses and burning

Reason:

The distance between the 2 finger holes and the thumb hole is so far that the right finger reaches and sticks to the edge of the hole. This prevents the two fingers from reaching the finger hole deep enough (only licking the edge of the hole a bit). Every time you play the ball, try to stick your fingertips to the edge of the finger and cause irritation and calluses.
The finger hole is drilled with a diameter too small, so the finger cannot fit deep into the hole. The drill angle of the finger facing out or facing too much makes the bowler cling to the finger hole inconsistently and uncomfortably.

How to fix:

Cover the ball, measure the distance between 2 finger holes and thumb to fit the hand. The distance is just when inserting 3 fingers into the hole, you feel comfortable, the ball falls completely in the palm of the hand, and we can fit a pencil through the distance between the palm and the ball surface. Note, the pencil fits rather than inserted, but loosely. If loose means the distance between the palm and the surface of the ball is too wide, in other words the thumb finger distance is too short. Another point to note is that the distance between thumb and finger fit will make the bowler insert the thumb into the hole straightly, without having to shrink the thumb. If the gap of 3 holes has fit and the finger hole is too tight, we will drill the finger hole wide enough to fit the finger in.

2: Bruised nail

Reason:

The finger hole is drilled with a diameter too small, so the finger cannot fit deep into the hole. Or the finger hole is not small, but the bowler sticks to his finger too little.

How to fix:

Drill the finger hole wide. If the finger hole is not tight, the bowler must proactively insert the finger deeper, until the 1st knuckle of the finger. In this case, there is no need to drill the finger hole wide.

Is bowling with your left hand more favorable than your right?

There is a war in the 10-pin bowling world, which is how to end the era of left-handed dominance. The problem is the oil layer, covering over 2/3 of the length of each roll.

The case is under scrutiny at the AMF Bowling Center in Nottingham, which hosts the annual English Open. The center is also home to Britain’s No. 1 bowling player, Nick Froggatt, left-handed.

Why is this sport more favorable for lefties? Froggatt thought it was because there were too many right-handers to dry the oil on one side of the fairway. He said there are few left-handed people like us, so the puttings are not much affected on the left. The oil dries quickly on the right side, so it’s no surprise that the right hand player has more difficulty.

Each 10-pin roller is 18 meters long, but only the first 12 meters are oiled. The purpose is to protect the roller from wear and damage. However, the top players know how to turn that layer of oil to their advantage. Oil helps the ball roll in a straight line, but in the dry part, friction slows the ball down and hits the pin at an angle according to the pitch.

Oil sweeping is often quite complicated with many styles, and is done by the machine. Ron Garton, a mechanic at the Bowling Center in Nottingham, is seeking to address this instability. He said people who play hand often encounter difficulties while left-handed people are still carefree after 15 games.

Garton intends to find a way to disproportionately sweep the oil, that will make the right-hand players in the first place, before the oil runs out. Inspector of the 10-pin Bowling Association of England Paul Le Manquais said there were no regulations banning the use of different types of oil scanning. But if it does, it will only create more trouble.

According to Paul Le Manquais, the ways of sweeping oil still need to be balanced and the only solution is to treat the taxiways not affected by the ball. Such measures are being studied in the US.

Whatever the outcome, Nick Froggatt said, he always welcomes solutions to help right-hand players. He shared that if he wins, he wants it to come from my talent and play, not based on the disadvantages of others.

Which Bowling Style Is For You?

As you all know, bowling is a popular sport. There are 3 styles of bowling with different advantages and disadvantages. Help you decide exactly, see what style of play best suits you.

STANDARD STYLE

Like its name, bowler will carry an absolute straight towards the battery. Hitting is the style that both bowler and beginner have to master and practice every day. Before you do the remaining 2 styles of fighting, master this straight style of fighting!

STRENGTH

You will see WIND style wins. As you step into the more professional level.
With a straightler bowler only need to throw as hard as possible – The greater the speed, the higher the breaking.
If the ball goes right somewhere near pin 1, the battery will splash.
The straight shot is often chosen by tall, muscular bowlers.
AN ADVANTAGE of this style is: bowling is virtually unaffected by lane oils. This will help bowler save quite a bit of cost to buy the ball.

WEAKNESS

Straight Throw will minimize the ability to control the breaking of the ball against the battery.
Because when you throw straight, the ball will collide pin. And you will have a hard time guessing how the battery will bounce off. Because when the ball hit the pin number 1 area. The battery will bounce in many ways: Sometimes the ball will hit the battery directly and give you a split. Sometimes the battery will splash but still leave you with batteries that you could not expect.

HOOK STYLE

Hitting Hook is a style of putting the ball in a curved orbit like a hook. Following this trajectory, the ball will circle right and back and bump into pin 1-3 (optimal for strike). Hook style is used by most amateur, semi-professional and professional bowlers.

SPINNER STYLE

Spinner is the way in which a bowler moves the ball in a straight line towards the pin, but the ball will be rotated along the vertical axis perpendicular or inclined to the lane surface.

Life Sciences in Bowling

Science and bowling, for many people, don’t have too many similarities. Yet a professor of mathematics at Saint Louis University wrote a lecture called The Physics of Bowling. The professor’s name is Dylan Brody Johnson. Let’s find out!

6 degree contact angle divine

By his research, he showed that strikes occur at a much higher frequency if the contact angle between the ball’s taxi line and the straight line is 6 degrees, and the ball hits the pin in the middle of pin number 1 and pin number 3. At the same time, in his lecture, he also demonstrated that such a 6-degree angle is impossible to achieve if the pitch is completely straight.

Swirling ball lines

The magic in bowling lies in a secret. When making a pitch, a skilled player will create spin for the ball. At this time, due to its own rotation, the trajectory of the ball will also curve. Only now can players create a 6-degree contact angle as mentioned in the previous section.

Slippery runway

According to the professor, anyone who has accidentally set foot over the Foul Line has noticed the smoothness of the runways. The type of oil and the uniformity of the oil distribution on the runway will affect the trajectory of the ball, and of course also affect the ability to hit Strike. Usually the oil will only be lubricated from the Foul Line to about 15 ft. (about 4.5 m) from battery bottles. If the ball still has a high kinetic energy and high spin on this line, it will follow an abnormal trajectory.

Strike is the king

Try some maths! Everyone knows that a perfect game consists of 12 strikes in a row with a total score of 300. In fact, a player cannot score 200 points without achieving any strike. The highest score a bowler can achieve will be only 190 if he scored all spare 9-1 and scored 9 points in the “turn 11”.

Perfect match game

A player who has a 50% chance to strike in each of his / her throws is already very good. However, the ability for that person to achieve a perfect game will only be 1 / (2 ^ 12). That is, for every 4096 games, there will be only one perfect game. It would make us want to go out and try it a few thousand times.

All about Lane, Ball, Kegel, Oil Pattern and Game in Bowling

For spectacular pitches like pro bowlers, technique will be the key to bowling. However, understanding the basics LANE – BALL – KEGEL- OIL PATTERN AND GAME is essential for the bowler. Before playing, the bowler needs to understand the concepts of lane, ball, Kegel,  oil pattern and game.

LANE
Lane is made of shockproof material and has a fairly flat surface. A runway should only have a maximum of 3 bowlers thrown. On the lane, there are different lines and markers:

  • Horizontal lines are prohibited from touching the ball
  • 7 arrows are divided into different distances
  • Kegel ranks from 1 to 10

BALL
Bowling ball is made from hard material. The ball has different weight and color and the ball has 3 holes for the finger to hold. Keeping the ball properly, to give the most accurate pitch is what the bowler needs to pay attention to.

KEGEL
Kegel is made of quite durable material, has the same size and is automatically folded on the runway. Each kegel has a unique numbered position according to its number.

GAME
A game has 10 frames. Each frame, the player is thrown 2 times, except the last turn. In 1 game there will be 2 cases: STRIKE and SPARE. STRIKE is the case of a bowler throwing 10 kegels from the first time. SPARE is the case of the bowler after two new throws. When the bowler reaches both STRIKE and SPARE, the bowler will gain points.

OIL PATTERN
Understanding the amount of oil used on the lane is also the way the Bowlers hold the victory in their hands. Each center will have different usage of oil level. And the impromptu oil technician will also create and create a new level of oil. However, there are basically 4 types of oil:

  • Forward: Spread towards the player slowing down the ball.
  • Reverse: Spread towards the battery to increase the speed of the ball.
  • Combined: Create a thick layer of oil as the background for the ball.
  • Buff: A buffer before the ball rolls to the oil-free position to prevent the ball from being hooked early. Because when this thin layer of oil is peeled off, it will cause the ball to hook sooner.

All About Bowling Ball Balance Hole

The balance hole is an additional hole in the bowling ball that is not used for clamping purposes. The balance holes are mainly used to make the ball have a static weight in accordance with the specifications of current USBC devices. Once a bowling ball has been drilled, there are still options to refine the reaction for the player. The balance hole can affect the bowling ball response depending on the size and position of the hole.

Historically, the higher the balance hole compared to the midline, the more it reduced the likelihood of a bowling ball burst. The lower the hole in the balance, the more likely it is for a bowling ball to burst. Not all balancing holes in the same position will have the same effect with the bowling ball. There are other variables that will affect the way they change the performance of bowling balls.
 
Low RG means that most of the volume is at the center. Higher RG means that most of the volume is located away from the center. Lower RG balls will need less energy to change direction. They will move faster and roll sooner. Higher RG balls require more energy to change directions. They will forward slower and roll back later.

Each ball will have both low RG axis and high RG axis. It is important to note that the pin is the surface symbol for the low RG x axis of a bowling ball. Generally, 6 3/4 ″ from the pin will be the high Y axis of the bowling ball. The distance from the x-axis to the balance hole will be important in determining the degree and type of effect of the balance hole on the response of a bowling ball. The distance somewhere in the middle will have little or no effect.

How to Choose Bowling Balls According to Level

Choosing the ball for each level of play is what the bowler needs to pay attention to. Because you don’t always play one level. There will be levels such as hitting, spinner or hook that you use during practice and competition. Let’s decode the level!

Choose ball for hitting straight

Bowler needs to choose a polyester or urethane ball
There is no need for a core or a shaft because the core and the shaft do not affect the straight line

Choose a ball for Spinner

When you hit Spinner, your ball doesn’t need a complicated core or shaft, nor does it need a weight of just 11lbs and the optimal ball case is Urethane.

Choose ball for hook

For this case, the bowler wishes to have a separate ball and play with the nature of exploring and entertainment.

How to choose a ball:

• Weight: at least 14lbs.
• Performance: Entry
• Coverstock: Reactive Resin

For those who are passionate and want to pursue long-term bowling, they need to choose the ball:

• Weight: at least 14lbs.
• Lane Condition: Medium
• Coverstock: Reactive Resin
• Finish: Polished

Choose the ball for the passionate bowler and want to win high in the tournament:

In addition to the two types of balls on the ball you should choose more
Weight: at least 14lbs.
Lane Condition: Heavy
Coverstock: Solid Reactive
Finish: Matte

Or balls there
Weight: at least 14lbs.
Lane Condition: Dry
Coverstock: Urethane

Professional bowlers, who regularly participate in tournaments, should own a matte ball in the basket. Matte Ball will be a powerful weapon, which helps the bowler hit the hook extremely well when participating in the competition.

Matte ball bearings for long and heavy oils with 100% core. In particular, it helps the ball rotate and reverse direction violently. Matte ball catches friction quite well It’s quite sticking to the floor, but the hook amplitude will be small and the reversing ball will be slow and smooth, not as harsh as normal balls.

Flat Spot Benefits in Bowling

To get the ball in your way, FLAT SPOT plays an extremely important role!

FLAT SPOT helps you:

Allows you to bring the ball to the floor in the smoothest and most gentle way.

In this way, the rotation of the ball will not be affected by this degree of ball contact with the floor. The ball on the floor of the athletes will make the lowest landing angle and minimize the bounce of the ball when hitting the runway.

• Limit up to 100% of the lift or hit-up ball on the sky when released.

Flat Spot is made of ball orbit (half circle elips). This helps you not to feel the loft in the sky causing the ball to be hooked early, which is often called early reaction. Flat Spot will minimize the situation of ball jerk, early hook, etc. It is great that the stability of the ball line will increase many times, and make the feeling of grasping easier than hook trajectories.

• Increase your Rev rate significantly.

It is great that the rev rate will increase significantly. When the score is equal, the pressure on the finger will decrease by 50%. This makes the hands, wrists and arms much more comfortable and flexible. From there, it helps the hand speed up the rotation of the ball.

• Increases the stability of the runway and makes it easy to grasp.

The flat spot will show you a great change at the rev rate without you having to put too much pressure on your hands. The stability of the ball will increase many times and you will feel easier to grasp its hook trajectory. Everything is easier to predict, no longer feels like a sudden jerk, early hook, etc.

Here are four factors that create FLAT SPOT:

• Create clear sliding steps.
• Keep your upper body from bending too much forward.
• Flexible and shrinking knees at the end stage.
• Always keep in mind, stick the ball on the floor, not lift anymore.