Bowling: Most Popular Articles
An explanation of how the bowling scoring system works, how to add strikes and spares, and why 300 is a perfect score.
A tutorial on choosing the right bowling ball for your style and abilities.
A step-by-step tutorial on finding the ideal starting position, target, and speed that will help you throw strikes consistently, as well as build a foundation for picking up any spare.
Three strikes is a turkey. What about four strikes? Nine strikes? Learn what to shout after each successive strike you throw.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to hook a bowling ball. Page 5.
The basics of how to hold a bowling ball.
There are many different types of bowling styles, and it's often hard to categorize a bowler's method. Here are some of the most common bowling styles.
Having a bowling ball drilled specifically for your hand and your game is a vital piece of becoming a consistent, high-scoring bowler. Before you drill your ball though, there are a few things you need to know.
Every bowling alley requires bowlers to wear bowling shoes, and it's not just so they can get another couple dollars out of you. It's for the safety of you, the other bowlers and the upkeep of the bowling alley and its equipment.
An explanation on how to calculate your bowling handicap.
A description of the house oil pattern.
For right-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 10 pin.
An explanation of how to score a no-tap game of bowling.
Bowling balls come in many different weights. Which one is right for you?
A perfect score in bowling is 300. Why does it take 12 strikes to get there when there are only 10 frames?
Some things need to be common knowledge to any bowler. Here are seven of them.
You had a good game last week. 200, 220, 250, etc. Could you be a pro?
An article on the minimum qualifications required to join the Professional Bowlers Association and how to earn and maintain a spot on the PBA Tour.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
A quick overview of bowling etiquette you should follow in a bowling alley.
An overview of reactive-resin cover stocks and bowling balls.
A quick overview of using the fingertip bowling grip.
A definition of a bucket in bowling.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to clean your bowling reactive-resin bowling ball using the immersion method.
The maximum legal bowling-ball weight is 16 pounds. Does that mean all the best bowlers use 16-pound bowling balls?
A quick explanation on how to calculate your bowling average.
A quick tutorial on how and when to alter your finger position to control your shots.
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The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin rack.
Simple bowling adjustments that, when applied correctly, will drastically improve your scores.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use lateral adjustments to your advantage.
A quick overview of the conventional bowling grip.
A quick overview of how often to clean your bowling ball.
An explanation of the foul line and its function.
Facts, specs, and general information on bowling pins.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's track and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
Bowlers who rely on a smooth, consistent delivery are referred to as strokers.
Does throwing a hook make you a great bowler? Does a bigger hook generally represent a better bowler?
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For left-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 7 pin.
Does hitting the head pin guarantee a strike? Why or why not?
A quick explanation of what an RG rating is in reference to a bowling ball.
Bowlers who use a lot of wrist action to put a high number of revolutions and power into their shots are referred to as crankers.
What is a bowling sponsorship? And how do you get one? Learn the basics of what a bowling sponsorship is and how you can apply to get one yourself.
The Baker Format is used in many levels of bowling competition, notably collegiate and high-school bowling. The PBA Tour uses it for specific events.
An overview of plastic and polyester cover stocks and bowling balls.
It seems contradictory, but for most people, it's true: as you get better, bowling gets harder. What's going on here? Why is this?
Bowlers who combine some elements of cranking with some elements of stroking are known as tweeners.
An overview of urethane cover stocks and bowling balls.
The truth about some of bowling's commonly held misconceptions.
Many of the aspects of bowling taken for granted by experienced bowlers are complete revelations to beginning bowlers. Here are six things you may not know about bowling.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's pin and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
Have you ever considered joining a bowling league but didn't actually do it? Here are the top 10 reasons to reconsider and finally join the ranks of league bowlers.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
Overall standings for the 2013 PBA League Elias Cup.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use forward and backward adjustments to your advantage.
A definition of a Greek Church in bowling.
A popular side game among individual bowling teams or entire leagues is poker. How does it work?
Before you begin touting your greatness to potential bowling sponsors, you should know what they want to see from you. If you can benefit them, they may want to benefit you, too.
You may have heard about sandbagging, but do you know what it is? And have you ever seen it put into action?
A quick tutorial on how and when to use speed adjustments to your advantage.
A review of the Ebonite Maxim bowling ball, a plastic ball from Ebonite.
The power of a cranker and the smooth release of a stroker combine to define a power stroker.
A description of the Cheetah oil pattern.
What's the ideal lineup for your five-person bowling team?
A description of the Chameleon oil pattern.
A quick tutorial on how and when to change bowling balls.
A review of the Raw Hammer Acid bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A definition of a rolloff in bowling.
Bowlers who put a vertical-axis rotation on the ball, intending to hit the head pin, then move down the line are called spinners.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a woman's foot size in inches.
No matter how much fun you're having with your friends, there are some things you should never do while bowling. Here are five of them.
The complete 2014 PBA Tour television schedule.
A collection of the PBA's animal-themed oil patterns, commonly used in sport leagues and also in various PBA tournaments.
Is it truly possible to waste strikes in practice as so many league bowlers joke from week to week?
Bowling sponsorships are divided into multiple tiers, depending on a bowler's status. Learn more about the tiers and which one might fit you best.
A description of the Viper oil pattern.
A description of the Scorpion oil pattern.
A review of the Raw Hammer Anger bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
Why do some bowling balls have four holes in them? What is a weight hole? It all stems from side weight.
Bumper bowling involves blocking the gutters from a lane, meaning people of all ages and abilities have a legitimate chance to knock down pins and enjoy a game of bowling.
Information on the benefits and downsides of each bowling-ball cover stock.
A quick explanation of a bowler's positive axis point and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
A quick guide on determining which bowling bag is best for you, your arsenal and your game.
A definition of an entry angle. Bowling.
Why should you warm up before bowling? The importance of being ready to bowl and suggestions on how to do so.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a man's foot size in inches.
The complete 2014 PBA50, formerly Senior Tour, schedule.
With one season down, the PBA League teams were forced to rethink their rosters and retool for the second season of PBA League competition. Here are those rosters.
The soles of your bowling shoes will wear over time, causing you to lose some of your slide on the approach. Learn how to combat that with a wire brush.
A review of the Brunswick Siege bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Brunswick.
A list of every PBA Hall of Fame member in the performance category.
A definition of a washout in bowling.
The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin deck.
League bowling has long been a popular recreational sport for people of all ages. But for those who have never competed in a league: do you have to be good to join?
A definition of a spare in bowling.
What happens when controversy erupts on the PBA Tour over the popping sound of a plastic water bottle? It's assigned a name and talked about seemingly endlessly. If you missed it, this article explains the basics of what exactly Bottlegate was.
A general overview of the PBA Regional Tour - what it is, why it exists, and how to join.
Is there a particular place you have to stand while bowling? What are the rules regarding a bowler's starting position?
Can you determine the quality of a bowler by the number of bowling balls in his arsenal?
A list of scenarios in which pins you knock down don't actually count.
A profile of professional bowler Pete Weber, one of the most popular and charismatic bowlers in PBA Tour history.
No matter how many members are on each team in your league, there's a strategy to forming a lineup that will optimize your team's performance.
A definition of a turkey in bowling.
A definition of a gutter in bowling.
Do you bowl even moderately often? Have you ever considered purchasing your own bowling ball, rather than using one of the balls on the rack in the alley? Here are five reasons to buy your own bowling ball.
A profile of professional bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr., the all-time leader in wins on the PBA Tour.
A brief explanation on the stepladder format of competition, often used to determine PBA Tour champions.
Can you become a better bowler simply by spending money on new equipment?
A definition of striking out in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Chris Barnes, one of the top bowlers on the PBA Tour.
A description of the Shark oil pattern.
If you bowl with any level of frequency greater than never, you should buy your own bowling shoes. Here are five reasons why.
A profile of professional bowler Norm Duke, recognized as one of the top PBA Tour bowlers of all time.
A quick description of the one-pair lane courtesy rule, predominantly used on the PBA Tour.
A definition of a hambone in bowling.
A definition of a board in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Jason Belmonte, the most famous two-handed bowler in the world.
You may have heard your league-bowler friends talk about a strike pot. What are they talking about?
A definition of a blind score in bowling.
A definition of a break point in bowling.
What's the ideal lineup for your four-person bowling team?
A list of every PBA Tournament of Champions Winner in history.
A description of the the dead-ball rule, which gives bowlers another chance at a delivery without penalty.
May a PBA Tour bowler drink alcohol during competition?
A definition of all the way in bowling.
What happens if you or someone else bowls on the wrong lane?
A definition of a baby split in bowling.
A definition of the pocket in bowling.
A definition of a bowling ball's cover stock.
A definition of a beer frame in bowling.
After one season in existence, and following re-signing and free-agency periods, each of the eight PBA League teams rounded out their rosters in the one-round PBA League draft.
A definition of a backup ball. Bowling.
A definition of an approach in bowling.
An explanation of how the Petraglia bowling scoring system, sometimes referred to as golf, works.
A profile of professional bowler Sean Rash, known for his high number of revolutions and charismatic nature on the lanes.
A definition of an arsenal in bowling.
A definition of a layout in bowling.
A definition of a bowling frame.
A profile of professional bowler Osku Palermaa, the first two-handed bowler to win a major title on the PBA Tour.
When you throw a dead ball, the delivery doesn't count and you get another chance without penalty. This FAQ explains when and why you may call a dead ball.
What happens if you or someone else bowls out of turn?
The definition of a full roller in bowling.
A collection of real stories from the always-fascinating world of league bowling.
A review of the Brunswick Nexxus f(P+R) reactive-resin bowling ball.
The Dallas Strikers of 2014 more closely resemble the roster from the previous season than any other team in the league, making no free-agent acquisitions.
A profile of professional bowler Mike Fagan, a versatile power tweener who won his first major title in the 2012 USBC Masters.
Definitions of marks in bowling.
A definition of an anchor in bowling.
The complete 2013 PBA50, formerly Senior Tour, schedule.