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 how to hook a bowling ball.
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 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.
he most basic way to hold a bowling ball is called the conventional bowling grip.
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.
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.
A description of the house oil pattern.
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?
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 quick overview of bowling etiquette you should follow in a bowling alley.
The maximum legal bowling-ball weight is 16 pounds. Does that mean all the best bowlers use 16-pound bowling balls?
A quick overview of using the fingertip bowling grip.
An overview of reactive-resin cover stocks and bowling balls.
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 step-by-step tutorial on how to clean your bowling reactive-resin bowling ball using the immersion method.
If you watch enough bowling, you've seen and heard people talk about buckets. What are they? Here is the definition and an example.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
A quick overview of the conventional bowling grip.
Some things need to be common knowledge to any bowler. Here are seven of them.
The layout and dimensions of a bowling pin rack.
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 quick explanation of how to calculate your bowling average.
A quick overview of how often to clean your bowling ball.
An explanation of how to score a no-tap game of bowling.
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.
Bowlers who rely on a smooth, consistent delivery are referred to as strokers.
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.
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Bowlers who combine some elements of cranking with some elements of stroking are known as tweeners.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use lateral adjustments to your advantage.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's track and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
Does throwing a hook make you a great bowler? Does a bigger hook generally represent a better bowler?
A quick explanation of what an RG rating is in reference to a bowling ball.
A quick explanation of a bowling ball's pin and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
A description of the Viper oil pattern.
An overview of urethane cover stocks and bowling balls.
Simple bowling adjustments that, when applied correctly, will drastically improve your scores.
A definition of a Greek Church in bowling.
You may have heard the phrase, “Easy house shot.” But what does it mean? Is any shot in bowling actually easy, especially for a beginner?
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.
An overview of plastic and polyester cover stocks and bowling balls.
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.
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?
Does hitting the head pin guarantee a strike? Why or why not?
A description of the Chameleon oil pattern.
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 description of the Cheetah oil pattern.
The complete 2014 PBA Tour television schedule.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to pick up spares by making simple adjustments in your starting position.
A review of the Ebonite Maxim bowling ball, a plastic ball from Ebonite.
A definition of a turkey in bowling.
Facts, specs, and general information on bowling pins.
The truth about some of bowling's commonly held misconceptions.
A description of the Scorpion oil pattern.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a man's foot size in inches.
A collection of the PBA's animal-themed oil patterns, commonly used in sport leagues and also in various PBA tournaments.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use forward and backward adjustments to your advantage.
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.
A chart outlining which bowling-shoe size correspond's to a woman's foot size in inches.
For left-handed bowlers. The science behind one of bowling's great frustrations - throwing a seemingly perfect strike ball but leaving the 7 pin.
Why do some bowling balls have four holes in them? What is a weight hole? It all stems from side weight.
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.
A quick tutorial on how and when to use speed adjustments to your advantage.
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.
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.
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.
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 definition of a beer frame in bowling.
A popular side game among individual bowling teams or entire leagues is poker. How does it work?
A quick tutorial on how and when to change bowling balls.
A description of the Shark oil pattern.
You may have heard about sandbagging, but do you know what it is? And have you ever seen it put into action?
A profile of professional bowler Pete Weber, one of the most popular and charismatic bowlers in PBA Tour history.
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.
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?
The power of a cranker and the smooth release of a stroker combine to define a power stroker.
A quick description of the one-pair lane courtesy rule, predominantly used on the PBA Tour.
A definition of a Gordie Howe in bowling.
A definition of striking out in bowling.
The complete 2014 PBA50, formerly Senior Tour, schedule.
A review of the Raw Hammer Acid bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A definition of a gutter 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 profile of professional bowler Walter Ray Williams, Jr., the all-time leader in wins on the PBA Tour.
What's the ideal lineup for your five-person bowling team?
If you bowl with any level of frequency greater than never, you should buy your own bowling shoes. Here are five reasons why.
A quick explanation of a bowler's positive axis point and how it can help you when getting equipment drilled.
A definition of an entry angle. Bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Chris Barnes, one of the top bowlers on the PBA Tour.
A definition of a blind score in bowling.
Is it truly possible to waste strikes in practice as so many league bowlers joke from week to week?
A list of scenarios in which pins you knock down don't actually count.
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.
Why should you warm up before bowling? The importance of being ready to bowl and suggestions on how to do so.
A definition of a backup ball. Bowling.
A definition of a Brooklyn strike in bowling.
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.
Can you determine the quality of a bowler by the number of bowling balls in his arsenal?
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.
What's the ideal lineup for your four-person bowling team?
A definition of a 300 in bowling.
A definition of bedposts in bowling.
A definition of a brat in bowling.
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 board 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 review of a bowling shirt from Bowling Concepts.
What happens if you or someone else bowls on the wrong lane?
A profile of professional bowler Norm Duke, recognized as one of the top PBA Tour bowlers of all time.
A definition of scratch in bowling.
A review of the Brunswick C·(System) Versa-Max reactive-resin bowling ball.
A general overview of the PBA Regional Tour - what it is, why it exists, and how to join.
A brief explanation on the stepladder format of competition, often used to determine PBA Tour champions.
A profile of professional bowler Jason Belmonte, the most famous two-handed bowler in the world.
A definition of a bowling ball's cover stock.
A definition of a picket fence in bowling.
A definition of a washout in bowling.
Information on the benefits and downsides of each bowling-ball cover stock.
Defining walled-up lane conditions in bowling.
A list of every BPAA All-Star Competition Champion, now known as the U.S. Open.
A definition of an anchor in bowling.
A definition of a bowling foul.
A definition of a break point in bowling.
An explanation on the multiple ways to earn an exemption on the PBA Tour.
A review of the Brunswick Siege bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Brunswick.
Is there a particular place you have to stand while bowling? What are the rules regarding a bowler's starting position?
May a PBA Tour bowler drink alcohol during competition?
A list of every PBA Hall of Fame member in the performance category.
A definition of a clean game in bowling.
A review of the Raw Hammer Anger bowling ball, a reactive resin ball from Hammer.
A definition of a strike in bowling.
A definition of all the way in bowling.
Definitions of marks in bowling.
A profile of professional bowler Sean Rash, known for his high number of revolutions and charismatic nature on the lanes.
A definition of a bratburger in bowling.
An explanation of how the Petraglia bowling scoring system, sometimes referred to as golf, works.
A definition of a baby split in bowling.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding Rock and Bowl, a popular promotion run by most bowling alleys.
A quick guide on determining which bowling bag is best for you, your arsenal and your game.
A definition of dead wood in bowling.
Can you become a better bowler simply by spending money on new equipment?
The definition of a full roller in bowling.