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.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to hook a bowling ball. Page 5.
Three strikes is a turkey. What about four strikes? Nine strikes? Learn what to shout after each successive strike you throw.
The basics of how to hold a bowling ball.
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.
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.
For right-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 10 pin.
A description of the house oil pattern.
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 step-by-step tutorial on how to clean your bowling reactive-resin bowling ball using the immersion method.
A perfect score in bowling is 300. Why does it take 12 strikes to get there when there are only 10 frames?
You had a good game last week. 200, 220, 250, etc. Could you be a pro?
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.
Some things need to be common knowledge to any bowler. Here are seven of them.
The maximum legal bowling-ball weight is 16 pounds. Does that mean all the best bowlers use 16-pound bowling balls?
The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin rack.
An overview of reactive-resin cover stocks and bowling balls.
A quick overview of using the fingertip bowling grip.
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.
A definition of a bucket in bowling.
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.
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A quick explanation on how to calculate your bowling average.
A quick overview of how often to clean your bowling ball.
A quick tutorial on how and when to alter your finger position to control your shots.
An explanation of the foul line and its function.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's track and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
Simple bowling adjustments that, when applied correctly, will drastically improve your scores.
Does throwing a hook make you a great bowler? Does a bigger hook generally represent a better bowler?
A quick tutorial on how and when to use lateral adjustments to your advantage.
A quick overview of the conventional bowling grip.
Bowlers who rely on a smooth, consistent delivery are referred to as strokers.
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.
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A quick explanation of a bowling ball's pin and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
Bowlers who combine some elements of cranking with some elements of stroking are known as tweeners.
Facts, specs, and general information on bowling pins.
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.
Overall standings for the 2013 PBA League Elias Cup.
Does hitting the head pin guarantee a strike? Why or why not?
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.
For left-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 7 pin.
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?
An overview of plastic and polyester cover stocks and bowling balls.
A quick explanation of what an RG rating is in reference to a bowling ball.
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 quick tutorial on how and when to use speed adjustments to your advantage.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use forward and backward adjustments to your advantage.
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.
An overview of urethane cover stocks and bowling balls.
You may have heard about sandbagging, but do you know what it is? And have you ever seen it put into action?
A review of the Ebonite Maxim bowling ball, a plastic ball from Ebonite.
A quick tutorial on how and when to change bowling balls.
A description of the Chameleon oil pattern.
The truth about some of bowling's commonly held misconceptions.
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?
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.
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.
Bowlers who put a vertical-axis rotation on the ball, intending to hit the head pin, then move down the line are called spinners.
The power of a cranker and the smooth release of a stroker combine to define a power stroker.
A description of the Viper oil pattern.
Why do some bowling balls have four holes in them? What is a weight hole? It all stems from side weight.
A general overview of the PBA Regional Tour - what it is, why it exists, and how to join.
A review of the Raw Hammer Acid bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A definition of a rolloff in bowling.
A collection of the PBA's animal-themed oil patterns, commonly used in sport leagues and also in various PBA tournaments.
The PBA League made its debut in 2013. How does the league work?
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.
What's the ideal lineup for your five-person bowling team?
The complete 2014 PBA Tour television schedule.
A quick guide on determining which bowling bag is best for you, your arsenal and your game.
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 definition of a turkey in bowling.
A definition of an entry angle. Bowling.
A review of the Raw Hammer Anger bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A profile of professional bowler Chris Barnes, one of the top bowlers on the PBA Tour.
Information on the benefits and downsides of each bowling-ball cover stock.
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.
A description of the Scorpion oil pattern.
A profile of the L.A. X, owned by Chris Paul and featuring franchise player Jason Belmonte.
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.
Why should you warm up before bowling? The importance of being ready to bowl and suggestions on how to do so.
A list of scenarios in which pins you knock down don't actually count.
A description of the Cheetah oil pattern.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a woman's foot size in inches.
The Silver Lake Atom Splitters made the highest-profile moves of the offseason, grabbing Wes Malott and Tommy Jones to join the team in the quest for the Elias Cup.
A description of the the dead-ball rule, which gives bowlers another chance at a delivery without penalty.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a man's foot size in inches.
A profile of professional bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr., the all-time leader in wins on the PBA Tour.
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 definition of a hambone in bowling.
Is there a particular place you have to stand while bowling? What are the rules regarding a bowler's starting position?
The complete 2014 PBA50, formerly Senior Tour, schedule.
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.
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 quick explanation of a bowler's positive axis point and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
A list of every PBA Hall of Fame member in the performance category.
A definition of an oil spill in bowling.
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.
If you bowl with any level of frequency greater than never, you should buy your own bowling shoes. Here are five reasons why.
What's the ideal lineup for your four-person bowling team?
A definition of a gutter in bowling.
What happens if you or someone else bowls out of turn?
The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin deck.
A profile of professional bowler Norm Duke, recognized as one of the top PBA Tour bowlers of all time.
The definition of a full roller in bowling.
Is it truly possible to waste strikes in practice as so many league bowlers joke from week to week?
Can you determine the quality of a bowler by the number of bowling balls in his arsenal?
A definition of a blind score in bowling.
A definition of a washout in bowling.
What happens if you or someone else bowls on the wrong lane?
Bowling on the burn is a completely different experience from bowling on the fresh , and is one reason
A definition of a backup ball. Bowling.
The definition of flat gutters in bowling.
A definition of a 300 in bowling.
Despite Barry's 300 game and 800 series, Paul somehow turned the spotlight to him and his incredible feats.
A profile of professional bowler Pete Weber, one of the most popular and charismatic bowlers in PBA Tour history.
A review of the Brunswick Siege bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Brunswick.
A definition of a baby split in bowling.
A collection of real stories from the always-fascinating world of league bowling.
Can you become a better bowler simply by spending money on new equipment?
A brief explanation on the stepladder format of competition, often used to determine PBA Tour champions.
Have you ever fallen or seen somebody else fall unexpectedly when stepping onto a bowling lane? It's slippery because it's covered in oil.
A definition of a foundation frame.
A description of the Shark oil pattern.
A definition of an arsenal in bowling.
A quick description of the one-pair lane courtesy rule, predominantly used on the PBA Tour.
A definition of striking out in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Sean Rash, known for his high number of revolutions and charismatic nature on the lanes.
You may have heard your league-bowler friends talk about a strike pot. What are they talking about?
A review of the Brunswick Nexxus f(P+R) reactive-resin bowling ball.
A definition of a board in bowling.
An explanation of how the Petraglia bowling scoring system, sometimes referred to as golf, works.
A collection of information and articles related to 2008-2009 PBA Tour Rookie of the Year Jason Belmonte.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Rock and Bowl, a popular promotion run by most bowling alleys.
A review of the Brunswick C·(System) Versa-Max reactive-resin bowling ball.
A profile of professional bowler Jason Belmonte, the most famous two-handed bowler in the world.
A definition of a ringing ten pin.
A definition of a Brooklyn strike in bowling.
A definition of an approach in bowling.
A definition of an anchor in bowling.