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Could you please tell me why the Falls Church Duckpin Bowling Center was closed? Who owns the property (my research shows MD Falls Church LLC)? How would I go about opening a duckpin bowling branch? Thank you for your time and for your aid. EYS
Elisa <>
Fairfax, VA USA - Tuesday, November 02, 2004 at 12:17:55 (EST)

Great web site. Looking for Arrow duckpin balls in blue and black or red and black, preferably 4 7/8 max weight 3 10. If any to sell, please contact me at Greg
Greg Peteraitis <mikewood450@rogers.ocm>
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, October 22, 2004 at 23:42:33 (EDT)

Congratulations,your site is very,very good. thanks and bye,bye
Beto Soto <>
Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico - Friday, October 08, 2004 at 00:22:22 (EDT)

Congratulations, your site is very,very good. Thanks and bye,bye.
Beto Soto <>
Chihuahua , Chihuahua Mexico - Friday, October 08, 2004 at 00:19:51 (EDT)

I want to bring the opportunity to add another state to the ranks of duck pin membership. FL has a large quatity of ten-pin bowlers and I am one of them. I was raised in CT and also bowled both styles there. I beleive Duck Pim bowling could have a recreational market in Florida. This is the transplant capital of the USA and there are a multitude of poeple here that remember Duck Pin but can't find it. I need some help and advice to bolster a following or market research report to gain support for an alley. Maybe even financial support to build an alley as a Florida partner to your successful business. Please help.
Dan Konopka <>
Sanford, FL USA - Monday, October 04, 2004 at 12:49:06 (EDT)

I am researching the possibility of opening a Duck Pin Center near the University of Notre Dame. Does anyone have equipment for sale anywhere nearby or other info on operating such a center?
Michael Lepay <>
South Bend, IN USA - Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 16:27:49 (EDT)

Duckpin bowling is the best!
Jeanette Taylor <>
Falls Church, VA USA - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 15:51:49 (EDT)

How would you like to purchase your own to lanes, We own two complete lanes with all the parts for returns, scoreboard racking mechanics, ect... ect..... If interested , I can email photos of all components to you. Thanks Mike
Mike Snow <>
Orcutt, CA USA - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 09:45:17 (EDT)

I am interested in reserving your bowling center for a Gospel Bowl night. I can be reached at 410-323-7268. I need to know the cost to reserve the center, down payment needed, amount of people to enter the center and dates available.
Sadiyyiah T. Parker <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 23:18:16 (EDT)

I am interested in reserving your bowling center for a Gospel Bowl night. I can be reached at 410-323-7268. I need to know the cost to reserve the center, down payment needed, amount of people to enter the center and dates available.
Sadiyyiah T. Parker <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 23:18:15 (EDT)

the owner of the Falls Church Bowling Center died - his wife sold the alley and it's getting torn down to become a business park :( 32 duckpin lanes gone for good. I swear that place was like stepping back in time to the 50's! lime green floors, old school ball return.
Mike <>
Manassas, VA USA - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 09:57:35 (EDT)

This is a great site. I was on a league in Maine until I moved to Winchester VA last year. I need to find a place that's got duckpin. Suggestions? I think it's the best way to meet people. I had a blast on the league, and miss it terribly. Thanks for any direction you can give me.
April <>
Winchester, VA USA - Sunday, August 29, 2004 at 11:13:25 (EDT)

Great site!!! Ducks are THE best form of bowling, bar none! Would like to see more houses open and a rubberband house or two, also.
Jack Miller <>
Baltimore, Md USA - Monday, August 23, 2004 at 15:34:03 (EDT)

Where can I purchase duckpins online or in a store?
Elizabeth <>
High Point, NC USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 20:03:10 (EDT)

Interested in opening an alley. A retirement project. Yes I read all your comments. Any leads on drawings of the pinsetters, I might get into that business. I used to set pins in our local firehouse about 1000 years ago. Keep the faith. Thanks
Spence Wildman <>
Prospect, KY USA - Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 14:25:43 (EDT)

Great site! I love duckpin bowling, have been doing it since I was about 6. Let the ducks fly again!
Millington, MD USA - Wednesday, August 18, 2004 at 15:40:23 (EDT)

I enjoy reading through this informal place. I will surely visit you again to see if anything new appears on it. Good luck for the future.
suzi <>
USA - Monday, August 16, 2004 at 05:13:49 (EDT)

Great website. Looking for a set of Arrow Duckpin balls. If anyone has a set to sell, please contact me at Greg
Greg Peteraitis <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 23:14:15 (EDT)

This site is great!!! I just decided to join a duckpin league this fall with some people from work and my fiance. I'm not very good but it is a lot of fun!! However, I am having a hard time trying to find the ball I want!! It must be pink!! If anyone can offer any help feel free to contact me!!Yeah Duckpins!!
Danielle Giannone <>
Bel Air, MD USA - Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at 11:03:35 (EDT)

Very cool trip down memomory lane. I like to read these notes. I hope others post similar recollections! CS
Chris <>
Jupiter, FL USA - Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 21:12:33 (EDT)

I belonged to a bowling league for youth at the Dual Highway Bowling Center in Hagerstown in the late 60's. I won a trophy for high game. I carted the trophy around until it got tossed while my "ex" was cleaning a closet. Atlanta never hard of duck pins. My children and I bowl when we get together. There's no hook to my throw, but I know where to find the pocket. I still remember Judy Sharkey and Joy Shank, my fellow bowlers and friends.
Dale Chapman-Wakeman <>
Roswell, GA USA - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 12:07:03 (EDT)

We offer the largest selection of retro style unisex bowling shirts available blank, theme-printed, hand-embroidered, & with personalized chainstitched names. We have over 25 years experience creating custom printed bowling shirts for corporate clients & bowling league teams. Go to
Jason <>
Saint Louis, MO USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 22:27:16 (EDT)

I am purchasing the Bowlarama Center in Norfolk Virginia with my sister and family providing on-site management. Are there places to purchase equipment including pins?
Rob Turner <>
Tampa, FL USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 10:35:50 (EDT)

What company makes duckpins?
Paul H <>
dayton, oh USA - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 18:26:53 (EDT)

This is excellent. Duckpins live! -- Ged
Ged Carbone <>
Warwick, RI USA - Thursday, July 08, 2004 at 11:59:12 (EDT)

Please note that Evans Bowling Center in Kilmarnock, VA is still open, but Printer's Alley in Tappahannock, VA is closed. I have sent an email to clarify this, but it still has not been taken care of.
Stephen Coghill <>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 12:47:08 (EDT)

I miss Duck Pinning so much! My friends and I used to play for fun in Plainfeild, CT. It's such a great game to play. Hopefully I can go visit my friends and have a few rounds.
Jana Hart <>
Perris, CA USA - Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 21:48:52 (EDT)

i like your website...
marielle angelica <>
Quezon City, - Phillipines - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 12:05:42 (EDT)

Hello, I am very interested in openning a duckpin bowling alley. Are there any manufacturers left making them. Or if you know of any for sale, I'd love to know. Thanks Tom
Tom Dury <>
Charlotte, NC USA - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 20:35:19 (EDT)

I just bought a set of 18 pins and 2 balls of an antique duck ball set.The pins are made of wood "Brunswick Red Crown Duck Pin" and the balls are a hard rubber. Kind of cool. The guy we got them from said they were from the 50's.
shon gunn <>
Auburn, ca USA - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 21:23:17 (EDT)

invitation to all bowling fans to join the official bowling fanlisting @
I enjoyed your site, take care :)
Melissa <>
Ashland, OH USA - Friday, June 11, 2004 at 14:00:57 (EDT)

I never have done any Duckpin bowling, but have seen it on TV when I have been back home in Mass. I grew up with Candlepin bowling. Maybe some day I will be in an area to try it.This is a great site to learn about the game.
Al Eaton <>
Tamap, FL USA - Friday, June 04, 2004 at 13:17:19 (EDT)

I have been active in the duckpin industry for years. In 1985 I wrote a book on Duckpins and the bowlers that contributed to the success of this sport. If interested, I would send you a copy. I see you have great interest in this sport. Thank You.
Joseph Grover <>
Dundalk, MD USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:45:43 (EDT)

I have been bowling the sport of Duckpins since I was 11years old, that makes 33years of fun and excitment in the sport. I today bowl in the Balto. Women's Pro-League and Balto. Pro-Doubles and I travel on the Women's pro-tour. Thank for this website.
Donna Grover <>
Dundalk, MD USA - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:41:00 (EDT)

I purchased 8 balls and 2 bags from Shipping was only $2.95 and they shipped it out fedex ground. Took me 3 days to get the order and their stuff is brand new. If you want to mix and match and make a great set for yourself I would suggest going to this site and checking them out. if you email them and ask for Adam he might even wave your $2.95 shipping if your nice.
Andy Griffern <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:50:40 (EDT)

I used to enjoy bowling in a duckpin league, but about 10 years ago, I dropped out of the league, and lost interest in bowling. Recently I realized how much I missed ducks and joined a league, only to find that the majority of members in the league were senior citizens. I checked out a couple other duckpin leagues, and it was the same thing. Nothing against older people, but I'm just looking for a duckpin league w/people my own age. When I bowled 10-15 years ago in Timonium, the duck league consisted of about 16-20 teams, mostly young adults, and it was fun, and competitive. Now it seems like everyone my age has switched to tenpins. What is happening to duckpins in Baltimore? Since when did ducks become a sport strictly for children, and grandparents?
Steve McKeown <>
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 13:56:14 (EDT)

It's so good see people remembering and talking about duckpin bowling. I grew up in the Philippines and started playing duckpin when i was 8 years old. I won the men's national when i was 17 with. My average was average 139.
My Grand dad owns a bowling alley with 26 lanes in it. I live in Australia now and there are no duckping bowling in here, some of them don't even know it. I miss duckpin so much.
Ricardo De La Cruz <>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 01:48:02 (EDT)

Great bowling site! We allways love to check in for some information and fun. Keep up your great work (and excuse my bad english)!
Al Dudino <>
USA - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 08:42:56 (EDT)

I love your Duck pin site. I never been to a Duck pin bowling Alley. Can you Put up a photo of A Duck pin pinsetter and a Photo of the bowling Lane?And photo of a duck pin?
Andrew Wagner <>
Merrimack, Nh USA - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 07:31:09 (EDT)

My parents been on a duck bowling league since i was 4. I am now on the bowling league because I finally turned 16 and you have to be 16 or older to be on this league. It call the "Old Timers". We bowl every wednesday at Severna Park Lanes. We are ending our season in 4 weeks but we will start up again in a couple of months. GREAT WEBSITE!
Jennifer <>
Pasadena, MD USA - Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 16:19:42 (EDT)

Second Visit!!!
Dave Middledorf <>
Silver Spring, MD USA - Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 14:32:48 (EST)

In the mid-1940's,we had Rubberband Duckpin lanes,in the basement of the movie theater,in California,PA. I remember it cost 15 cents to bowl a game. At that time, in Newell,Pa.the YMCA had lanes.
Waino Pekkanen <>
Mentor, OH USA - Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 11:13:47 (EST)

Congratulation on the creation of this page. It provides a lot of information and a place to go and chat about our sport. Thanks a lot.
Julio Feliciano <>
Bowie, MD USA - Monday, March 22, 2004 at 15:59:06 (EST)

Are there any duck pin alleys in Virginia or MD.?
Barbara Motyka <>
Bristol, Va USA - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 01:30:03 (EST)

I bowled in a FBI employees recreation league in the Washington, DC area in the late 50's, if anyone reads this that perhaps bowled in this league I would like to hear from you.
Jim Atwell <>
Lexington, NC USA - Monday, March 15, 2004 at 22:05:25 (EST)

I bowl at Zips Classic Lanes in Johnstown PA. After going through this site, I noticed that it is stated that a 300 game has never been rolled in Duck Pins. However, about 30 years ago a man by the name of Chuck Mishler bowled a perfect game. I also see that Zips Classic Lanes is not even registered on this site, but it is a real place. I am in 2 leagues, Sunday night is a mixed league and Wed. night is an all male league. If anyone has questions about Zips or anything else write me an E-mail and I will be happy to answer anything.
Philip M. <>
Johnstown, PA USA - Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 17:24:46 (EST)

ducks are the bombdiggity!
i dont think i could ever convince our "shop league" to roll tenpins again.
mark spencer <>
norfolf, va USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 19:57:37 (EST)

I love the game,but I need a closer place to play.I play at Timonium.So if anyone Knows of a closer place,let me Know.
Shawn Creager <>
Jacobus, Pa USA - Monday, March 01, 2004 at 09:22:51 (EST)

a very good sight i have used it to help teach my children some history.
denny cross <>
greenwood, in USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 11:17:33 (EST)

I wish you had duck pins for sale and duck pin bowling tapes. Thanks.
Tim Thomas <>
Blue Earth, MN USA - Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 02:13:04 (EST)

Mark Spencer <>
norfolk, va USA - Friday, February 13, 2004 at 02:26:37 (EST)

I found the site very interesting and it was very informative about the game.
Dustin Newlin <>
Terre Haute, IN USA - Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 14:44:09 (EST)

Great site
Westminster, Md. USA - Sunday, February 08, 2004 at 14:40:43 (EST)

I'm a candlepin bowler, but have tried duckpins. Lots of fun, but the ball is too heavy! What is the highest game bowled? I thought 300 was doable in ducks...candlepin record is 245.
TonyD <>
Medford, MA USA - Thursday, February 05, 2004 at 14:08:07 (EST)

I bowled duckpins in the 50s in Uniontown, Pa., State Bowling Lanes. Would scores for any of my games be available....I recall bowling 268 and receiving ackowledgement it was a high score for ducks...I was in a league at the time, I think it was Laurel but am not sure. Any information?
Barbara Cloud <>
Pittsburgh, Pa.. USA - Saturday, January 31, 2004 at 17:24:26 (EST)

can i bowl at this site?
jennifer <>
London, ontario canada - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 14:37:06 (EST)

I am a former NDYA bowler and competed in the national tournament in Wheaton, MD after my team won the 1979 Virginia State Tournament. My team missed winning the state championship in 1980 by six pins. I will always treasure those memories of going to the nationals when I was 11 years old. Years later, I wanted to go back to the bowling center in Maryland where I competed so I called around to find out directions on how to get there. My heart sank when I found out the bowling alley was torn down and had been for quite some time. If I had known this would happen, I would have gone back there as often as I could. But now that is impossible. A Blockbuster is now in it's place. I wonder if they would let me bowl a frame for old time's sake in the new release DVD section?
Kevin Smith <>
Harrisonburg, VA USA - Friday, January 09, 2004 at 23:17:20 (EST)

just surfed in...
USA - Wednesday, January 07, 2004 at 05:17:05 (EST)

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