Ten Pin Bowling
|ABOUT THE GROUP|
|Group Convenor:||Brenda Wells||Phone: 0115 962 5757|
|Assistant Convenor:||Ian Clutterbuck|
|Meeting venue:||MFA Bowl||11:00am on the 2nd Thursday of the month|
This group is open to all members of Carlton & Gedling U3A. All you need to do is turn up at the bowling alley at 11:00am on the second Thursday of the month. Sessions are very informal and casual. It does not matter if you have played before or not, and whilst the person with the highest score may receive some applause, it is not a competition.
If you are wearing flat casual shoes, no need to hire any from the centre. The cost is £7.50 for 2 games and a cup of tea.
For an overview of future meetings click View Public Calendar and select Ten Pin Bowling from the drop-down list.
CONTACT THE GROUP CONVENOR
|To send an email to Brenda, click Contact the Ten Pin Bowling Group.|
|Ian Clutterbuck||Brenda Wells|
HOW TO SCORE AT 10 PIN BOWLING
The bowler is allowed 10 ”frames” in which to knock down pins, with frames 1 thru 9 being composed of up to two rolls. The tenth frame may be composed of up to three rolls: the bonus roll(s) following a strike or spare in the tenth frame.
Bowling has a unique scoring system which keeps track not only of the current pin-fall in a frame, but also strikes and spares which allow for the value of subsequent pin-fall. Effectively, there are three kinds of marks given in a score:
All ten down in the first ball. A strike earns ten points plus the points for the next two balls thrown.
Example - if a player got a strike then followed with a 7 then 2, their value for the strike frame would be 10+7+2 = 19.
All ten down by the second ball. A spare earns ten points plus the points for the next ball thrown.
Example - if a player gets a spare then follows it with 7 pins down on the first ball of the next frame, their value for the spare frame would be 10+7 = 17.
One or more pins still standing after the second ball. Open frames count the value of the pinfall in that frame only.
Example - if if a player knocks down 5 on their first ball and 3 on their second, the open frame would be worth 8 points.
The maximum score in a game is 300. This consists of getting 12 strikes in a row (one strike each in frames 1 to 9, and all three possible strikes in the tenth frame).