TO PLAY THE GAME
The rules of duckpin bowling are easy to learn, and once you become acquainted
with the basic rules of play, you will be ready to roll in no time at all.
regulation game consists of 10 frames, or boxes. A bowler is allowed up to
three balls per frame to knock down as many pins as possible
If all ten pins are knocked down by the first ball in any frame, it is called
a 'Strike' and is usually symbolised on the score sheet with
A Strike counts as 10 plus the total of the pins knocked down with the next
two balls that are rolled.
(counts 10 + next two balls)
If all ten pins are knocked down with the first two balls in any frame, it
is called a 'Spare', and is usually symbolised with a diagonal line
on the score sheet. A spare counts as 10 plus the total of the pins knocked
down on the next ball rolled.
(counts 10 + next ball)
the bowler fails to get a strike or a spare, he/she rolls the third ball
to get the remaining pins and the total pins knocked down on three balls
becomes the score for that frame.
Score is kept in an accumulated manner, left to right, through the 10
frames, with a perfect game being 300. Information is from the brochure
of the Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America.
A Perfect game has NEVER been bowled in the history of