Ten Pin Bowling Styles

  • 22 April 2020

Hello dear readers, How are you? We are back with a new, fresh blog to meet you. We’ll now introduce you to the Ten pin bowling styles and rules.


First, we’ll take a look at Ten pin bowling styles.


Ten Pin Bowling Styles - Ten-pin bowling can be played with any of the following three styles:-


Stroker- - It is a style in which no wrist movement is required. Stroker has low to average revolutions rate and low to average ball speed.


Tweener- - In this style the player has to do hard wrist movement but keeping nerves smoother. Tweener also has a low to medium revolutions rate, but sometimes it goes to high revolutions rate and medium ball speed. This style is a combination of cranker & stroker styles


Cranker- - It requires tons of wrist action with medium to high (usually high) revolutions rate and medium to high ball speed.


Spinners -- In this bowling technique Bowlers have to rotate the ball on a vertical axis and then throw with the strong force.


Now, it's time to understand the rules of Ten Pin Bowling. Are you ready? Let’s have a look at it.


Ten Pin Bowling Rules:-

Fouls - When a player crosses the foul line and touches the lane during the bowling, a foul is awarded to the player.
In foul, if some pins are knocked down, those are not counted.
A foul is counted as a ball with zero scores. If the player knocks down all pins in the second chance after the foul, it is considered as a spare.
If less than 10 pins are knocked down in the second chance after a foul, it is considered as an error.
In the case of a player scoring a foul in the second chance of a frame, only the score that has been scored in the first chance is considered as the total score for that specific frame.
If a player scores a foul in the first chance of the 10th frame and then knocks down all 10 pins in the second chance, it is considered as a spare and he/she gets a third chance to play. The spare can be calculated from the last two balls. In the case of a foul in the third ball of the 10th frame, only the scores of the first two balls of the 10th frame are considered while totaling the score.
Based on the game rules, no appeal is allowed once the automatic machine signals for a foul or the judge declares a foul.
If the automatic machine stops working, a human judge is appointed by the officials to check the fouls.
In league games, opponent captains can act as a judge or can appoint anyone else to check the fouls.

Dead Ball - A dead ball is a ball that is counted as an empty ball and the player is given another chance to bowl. A bowling ball is considered dead in the following cases?
Before delivering the ball, if the player notices that some of the pins are missing from the set-up.
If a human pinsetter interferes and removes any of the pins before the player has rolled the ball or before the ball reaches the pins.
If a player bowls on the wrong lane out of turn.
If a player gets interfered with any pinsetter, moving objects or by any spectator before rolling or during the delivery, he can ask for a re-spot of the pins.
When the ball comes in contact with any foreign obstacle.

Basic Etiquette - At the time of the game, a player has to follow some basic bowling etiquettes like:-
stop lofting while playing excessively on the lane and refraining from using abusive languages or obscene gestures during the game.
Wet shoes are not allowed as it damages the playing area.
Players are expected to be ready before their approach and shouldn’t delay the game while getting the set-up.

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