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 РBALL РKEGEL- 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 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

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 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.

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.

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.

How a Bowling Alley Works

Lane, ball and pins are needed on a bowling alley.


Each lane is 60 feet long from the error line to the cavalry. The runway is assembled from 39 planks. T, usually right-handed people count the order of boards from left to right while the left-handed person is the opposite.

Each arrow in seven arrows on the runway is separated by 5 boards. They were used as points of view. The first arrow counted from the right is on the 5th board, the second arrow is on the 10th board so on with the remaining arrows.

In addition to the arrow used as a point of view, the dots can also be used for sighting. Players often imagine in the beginning a line connecting the dots to the arrows to form a ball rolling. Use the arrows to watch as their distance to the error line is closer to the bars.

The starting line is 15 feet long. Behind the starting line there are two rows of dots. They act as reference points for each throw. This does not mean that when we start we have to stand right above the dots.


Bowling balls are made of hard materials (mostly made of plastic), with different weights and colors. The weight of the ball is measured in pounds and the weight of the ball is marked with the number written on the ball. The lightest is number 6, the heaviest is number 16 (7.3 kg). The ball has 3 holes to keep the finger in. Before playing, you should choose the right weight ball and the medium holes to keep your fingers from being too tight or too wide.

Pin (kegel)

The pin is made of durable materials and has the same size and is automatically arranged on the runway. Each kegel has a certain position in numbers.