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MD USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 16:26:11 (EST)
To my dismay, I have seen the slow but steady decline in the bowling alleys
that have duck pins. However; I am constantly taking young people with me
on my duckpin outings. The kids love Duckpins. Even the 4 year olds can play.
Sr. citizens also find that they can bowl without lifting the standard 12-16
pound bowling ball that kingpins require. I drive 1 1/2 hours to Pikeside
Bowl in Martinsburg West Virgina to do most of my bowling.
Hogestown, PA USA - Friday, November 24, 2000 at 11:11:48 (EST)
Greetings from the land of rubberband duckpins. Our league (Edgeworth Club
mens league) has bowled since the early '30s. This year we've had a good
influx of younger bowlers, all impressed by how tough it is. Our game uses
2 balls with deadwood cleared. Same scoring as tenpins. Last year 2 of our
league bowlers journied to Montreal to bowl a group of French-Canadian bowlers.
They were MUCH better than us. Duckpins (rubberband) are alive and well in
Sewickley, PA USA - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 17:36:59 (EDT)
This sight is the greatest
Cranston, RI USA - Sunday, October 01, 2000 at 19:56:53 (EDT)
USA - Friday, September 22, 2000 at 01:59:40 (EDT)
I love to bowl duck pin because i'm a small girl and can't lift much so it's
much easier. I walk from school every thrusday just to bowl on my league
with my friends.
Mt. Airy, MD USA - Wednesday, September 13, 2000 at 16:18:49 (EDT)
I'm new at this site, and i've enjoyed reading and hearing about some of
the friends I know and have known in the past.I'v been duckpin bowling since
1972 and haven't stopped. I'll probably bowl ducks for as long as I can.Love
the game!Thanks for hearing about others who love this game too.
alexandria, va USA - Thursday, August 17, 2000 at 01:14:33 (EDT)
Just wanted to say I really liked the site, thanks for helping keep people
interested in duckpins :)
Baltimore, MD USA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 14:23:25 (EDT)
Great web-page! I'm about as proficient a bowler as I am literate with computers:
virtually nil! My girlfriend and I are starting to bowl regularly, both tenpins
and ducks (we are fortunate to have both here).
Hagerstown, MD USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 19:20:02 (EDT)
I was happy to find your website on Duckpin bowling, My sister and I have
just joined our second team this year. I am still learning, but I enjoy it
very much. I hope more people get interested again in the sport.
Providence, RI USA - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 17:56:44 (EDT)
Thank God, you have this website! Just wondering, why there is no duckpin
center or better still, no duckpin bowling here in sunny California? I have
not played this game, since 1983! 'Wish that California will wake up, and
have this game started.
Tustin, CA USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 13:42:58 (EDT)
Cleaned out the garage last week and found a box of duckpin balls and pins.
Set everything up on the sidewalk and the neighborhood kids had a great time.
So did I. Haven't bowled in 5 years since a job transfer to California (couldn't
bring myself to enter a tenpin lane)and thought I was over missing the fun
and fellowship of duckpin bowling. I was wrong!
San Bernardino, CA USA - Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 19:24:22 (EDT)
Have been an avid Duckpin bowler, including the Ladies Pro for over 25 years.
I bowl out of the T-BOWL Duckpin Lanes in Newington, Connecticut - the largest
Duckpin facility in the nation. I am very proud to be a part of the game/sport
of Duckpin Bowling and I urge one & all to participate!!!!!!!
Darlene P. Jambard Connecticut USA May 4,
2000 @ 15:22:40 (EDT)
I just found out that the office space we are leasing for our graphic design
business used to be a duck pin bowling alley! The best part is that the game
was played on our floor UPSTAIRS! I wanted to find out more about the game
and appreciate your web page! Thanks!
Columbus, OH USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2000 at 22:10:29 (EDT)
Love the site. Was a duckpin bowler for almost 15 years as a kid - was the
thing to do way back then. Hate to see the sport decline in popularity. Your
site brought back many great memories of Saturday mornings and old friends.
Nice to see someone remembers the old days......
Baltimore, MD USA March 23, 2000 at 13:14:54 (EDT)
LOVE THE GAME OF DUCKPINS-I BOWLED THEM FOR 32 YEARS BEFORE A JOB TRANSFER
TO FLORIDA.I LOVE BOWLING SO MUCH,THAT I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO BOWL WITH THE
BIG BALLS-UGH!! SURE DO WISH THERE WERE DUCKPINS IN JACKSONVILLE!!!!!
FORMALLY RICHMOND VA AND BALTIMORE MD NOW PONTE VEDRA BEACH FL, FL USA -
Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 21:37:57 (EST)
HEY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, I AM ON THE PROFFESSIONAL DUCKPIN PRO TOUR IN
VA. I AM ALSO THE V.P. OF THE CVDBA, I AM A 4-LEAGUE SECRETARY AND LOVE THE
SPORT, I GREW UP HERE AND HAVE BEEN BOWLING IT FOR 34-YEARS, I ALSO WAS THE
DUCKPIN CLASSIC WINNER ONE YEAR, WE NEED TO GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLED IN THE
SPORT, WE HAVE RECENTLY AT PLAZA BOWL IN RICHMOND,VA. STARTED HAVING LIVE
BAND NIGHTS ON SATURDAYS ONCE A MONTH, BOWL ALL YOU CAN AND LISTEN TO 3-4
BANDS PREFORM. IT HAS BEEN A GREAT SUCCESS. THE LOCAL VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH
COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE COME OUT IN TREMENDOUS NUMBERS. MAYBE ITS LIFE AFTER
ALL IN DUCKS. BANDS FROM N.C, PENN, AND LOCAL AND OTHER STATES HAVE BEEN
HERE THEY ALL HAVE ASKED TO RETURN, THEY LOVE OUR SPORT. THANKS AND KEEP
UP YOUR GOOD WORK.
RICHMOND, VA USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 17:35:11 (EST)
I remember as a kid in Balt.in the early 60's playing duckpin. I haven't
lived there for many yrs.. since you are still able to enjoy, I hope it last
forever for you.
USA - Tuesday, February 15, 2000 at 00:21:51 (EST)
I'm looking for duckpin balls. Vintage, New
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 18:28:38 (EST)
Hey, Robin; hey, everyone! I've loved ducks for more than 10 years.
Unfortunately, as a resident of Long Island, I am (literally) at least 100
miles from the nearest duckpin house! It hasn't stopped me, however. Every
3 weeks or so, I drive 2 hours to visit my favorite center, Highland Bowl
(formerly Cheshire T-Bowl) in CT. I would love to join a league; even better,
I'd love to bring ducks to L.I. (no pun intended). If anyone has any ideas,
please contact me; if anyone knows of any centers up for sale, ditto. Save
Copiague (L.I.), NY USA - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 06:04:59 (EST)
I discovered Duck Pin while visiting my fiance` in Hartford CT. We will be
living in Colorado and already miss the game! How do we revive this superior
form of bowling and spread it West?
CO USA - Sunday, February 06, 2000 at 18:57:17 (EST)
I love the site, thanks for all the memories. Unfortunately, memories are
all I'm able to have as I am duckpin deprived living in Florida. I'm 34 years
old and am now living in Tampa, but I was born in Baltimore. I was near to
a grown adult before I figured out after much travel that Duckpin bowling
was actually regional. I could never understand why no one knew what Duckpin
was. I got my first duckpin balls when I was 5 years old and I still have
them. They are black with a colored confetti pattern on them and every time
I've been lucky to get to play again someone always comments on them. There's
a little chip on one of them but other than that they are in great condition
still despite throwing them down the lane quite a lot. I even still have
the bag that they came in. There are few things more striking (no pun) than
to see two duckpin balls in their original bag. I have a new AMF ball now
that is slightly larger, but I'm told that the my old ones are a hard rubber
and the new ones are made out of something else. The new one certainly looks
and feels different. Duckpin is just so wonderfully compact. I have to ten-pin
bowl down here in Florida, and toting two of those monsters around is just
a chore. Once in awhile I'll take my duckpin balls with me to the ten-pin
lane just to try to expose some people down here to what duckpin bowling
is. I moved many times in my life and once found myself living in Indianapolis,
and had the luxury of a duckpin lane there, but now I'm left out in the cold
here in Tampa as there are no lanes. If I ever win the lottery, I'll open
a lane here and introduce children of all ages to the fun that duckpin gave
me for so many years. :-)
Jeffrey Thuma Rodgers
Tampa, FL USA - Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 03:14:13 (EST)
GREAT PAGE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY SOMETIME
MATTHEWS, NC USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 11:32:54 (EST)
Hi Robin; As a former east coast resident (md) I am familiar with duck pin
bowling, However, my interest now lies in doing crafts with bowling pins.
Could you please provide me with a supplier to obtain 6-12 duck pins for
my crafting? Used in good shape are economically preferred but I will purchase
new if necessary.
USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2000 at 16:10:06 (EST)
san antonio, tx USA - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 04:47:09 (EST)
It's nice to finally find someone who lives near me, and enjoys the same
type of bowling. I really enjoyed this site, and will probably keep coming
Brookeville,, MD USA - Sunday, December 12, 1999 at 17:47:36 (EST)
Comments: Great page! Very informative. I've been trying to find articles
about my father Frank Chiodi. He was sort of a local duckpin legend out of
Bridgeport, CT in the '60's and I thought it would be nice to collect some
memorabilia from his hey-day for a Christmas present.
Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 22:11:57
How did you get here: A link on Someone's Site
Comments: Great duckpin page! I also am lamenting the decline of duckpin
bowling. We are wondering if the alley we bowl at in MD on friday nights
is even going to be around next year for us, or if it is going to go the
way of many duckpin alleys in the area. Hope sites like yours help to keep
I am looking for a place to purchase a duck pin bowling ball for my
Re: Where can I find used pins and a ball Hi Robin: My husband is
from Annandale Virginia, who now lives in Florida. He has tried to tell me
about duckpin bowling, I had never heard of it, it sounds fun. His father
used to take him when he was a kid, he went on his own later on. He enjoyed
the game. Down here no one has heard of it, they look at you like you are
weird. Do you know of any place that sells old pins and a ball. It would
be neat to recreate the game down here. Any help would be appreciated.
Would anyone trade a wood duckpin for a new clear coat AMF ten pin?
Jim Myers --San Diego Ca.
Name: John Honeyford
How did you get here: A link on Someone's Site
Comments: Hi - I'm a 5-pin bowler from Canada and I think your site is great!
We use basically the same ball in 5-pin, though Duckpin is definitely the
tougher game. Keep up the great work -pls. e-mail me if you have any
How did you get here: A link on Someone's Site
Time: Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at 22:03:35
Comments: Great site with lots of info about my favorite game. I am trying
to find three old great duckpinning friends of mine, Chuck, Chrissy and Robin
King. If anyone can help, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. thanks.
I have recently found four duckpin bowling balls while cleaning out a
closet. These balls are not round in shape ( as I remember the balls as being)
but they some what oblong in shape all four of them. They where made by
Brunswick with a painted red dot on the side and with two grooves on each
side of the ball. Could you tell me if these balls where used for a special
or different type of duckpin bowling game given there shape. Any information
would be appreciated.
::::::Note from Robin: Has anyone ever heard of this?
Name: RON JOHNSON
Referred by: A link on Someone's Site
From: LOTHIAN, MARYLAND
Time: 1999-09-07 12:31:22
Comments: NICE SITE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! WE CAN'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION
ABOUT THE GREAT GAME OF DUCKPINS.
Do you know of any web sites where I can purchase duckpin bowling balls and
shoes? If so, would you kindly pass them along to me? Thank you in advance
for your help and keep on bowling.
Sincerely, Carl Bauer Jr.
Name: Rick Mahurin Referred by:
A basic Web Search
From: Indianapolis, Indiana
Time: 1999-08-14 11:49:49
Comments: My wife and I went duckpin bowling at Atomic Bowl here in Indianapolis
for the first time last night with friends; What a game! Breaking 100 seems
impossible, let alone 279. It requires far more finesse than Ten Pin and
is much less strain on your wrist. It's the coolest!! Thanks Robin
Subject: dUCKPIN pAGE
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 20:58:32 EDT
Hi Robin...I would like to know if you would like to add The Women's National
Duckpin Associations site to your page...It has all the stats of the Women's
pro's from all over the country..If intersted let me know and I will send
you the link..Your page is great for people who know nothing about duckpins
and also for us that enjoy the game and hope that it continues...
Subject: Reviving Duck Pins
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 1999 01:39:08 EDT
You should look to revive the sport at the 2 to 8 lane level. That way the
game could be taken to non-traditional places. Instead of a bowling alley
having a bar, a bar could have a bowling alley. Need to devise an approach
surface, or slip-on device, that will allow bowling in street shoes. Since
duck pin balls aren't drilled, equipment problems for participants is solved.
I'd try this approach in Las Vegas -- not strip or downtown, but on the local
level. There are thousands of bars in Vegas, all looking for some edge. A
couple of duck pin lanes would be feasible in a large number of bars. Look
for East Coast themed places to start.
Subject: Duck pin balls
Date: Sun, 9 May 1999 15:53:30 -0500
From: David Freeman
I'm looking for both duckpin and candlepin balls, preferably older ones that
have been used but are still in good condition. Any idea where I might find
them. Thanks, Dave Freeman
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