Basic Ten Pin Bowling Rules are as Follows:
Each game consists of ten frames with two balls per frame. The bowler who scores the highest pin fall wins.
- A Strike is when all ten pins are bowled over with the first ball of a frame.
- A Spare is when all ten pins are bowled over using both the balls in a frame.
- An Open frame is when pins remain standing after both balls have been bowled.
- A Split is when pins are left standing after the first ball is bowled on both sides of where the number 1 pin or head pin would be standing.
- Scoring is always calculated by the individual frame.
- A strike is recorded as 10 plus the number of pins bowled with the next two balls in your game.
- A spare is recorded as 10 plus the number of pins bowled with the next ball in your game.
- An open frame is recorded as the number of pins bowled.
For your safety
- The black line at the beginning of your lane is called a foul line and for your safety you are not permitted to cross it. If your ball gets stuck or a pin lands in your gutter, please ask us for help.
- All balls should be placed on the rack on your lane, not nursed in your lap, and returned to the storage racks at the end of your game.
- The person whose turn it is to bowl should be the only one on the timber area of your lane.
- Your childrens’ safety is your responsibility whilst in the centre.
More information about Bowling can be found here:
- For more information ‘About the Bowl’ CLICK HERE.
- For more information about ‘Casual’ and ‘Team’ Bowling CLICK HERE.
- For more information about ‘Birthday Parties’ CLICK HERE.
- For more information about ‘Group Functions and Events’ CLICK HERE.