All bowlers wear special bowling shoes. Normal street shoes can be dangerous and leave streaks on the lane. Bowling shoes guarantee that you can slide well, which is necessary. The staff at the front desk will help you find the right shoes.
After you have been assigned to a lane, you have to find a ball that is right for you. Select a ball, into which you can insert your fingers comfortably, but ensure that the ball is not too heavy. Insert the middle and ring fingers and the thumb into the holes of the ball.
A game consists of 10 boxes, which we call frames. At the beginning of each frame the player tries to hit all 10 pins. If it is successful, the result is a strike and the frame is over. If there are still any pins standing after the first throw, a second throw is made.
If the remaining pins are taken, the result is a spare. If there are still pins standing after the second litter, the result is an "open" frame. The player gets one point for every pin taken.
STRIKE: (10 pins hit with the first throw)
Counts as 10 plus a bonus result of the sum of pins that are taken with the next two throws.
SPARE (10 pins hit with two throws)
Counts as 10 plus a bonus result of the pins that are made with the next throw.
The ball must be round and has a circumference of 27 inches (687 mm) and weighs 3 to 7.5 kilograms.
The pins are 15 inches (38 cm) high, 4.75 inches (12 cm) wide and weigh 1650-1800 grams.
The track is about 20 meters long and 108 cm wide. The track must be flat within a tolerance of 1 mm.
The pins are placed in a triangle. The first pin is also called Headpin. The pins are numbered from left to right and from the front to the back.
Although bowling is easy to play, it is very difficult to become a real champion. In the professional field of sports bowling is very scientific and complex. This applies to both – the physical and the mental realm, as well as to the technology of the balls.
To move forward, you must improve your physical techniques and strategies. The main requirement is to review the accuracy and the ability to throw exactly.
To provide a strike, it is almost always necessary to hit the first pin. Right-handers should aim just to the right of the first pin, between pins No. 1 and No. 3 (Pin No. 1 and Pin No. 2 for left-handers). This area is also called "the alley". At this point you have the greatest chance of getting a strike.
The preparation is the position taken by the players on the start-up before playing the ball (usually you should look at the pins).
Right-handed (left-handed vice versa):
Start with a proper setup. Push off the ball, straight forward and slightly downward. The right foot follows this movement. Let the ball swing on the shoulder as you go forward. The ball starts to swing forward and swings past as you go. When the ball moves over the foul line (and you slide), the thumb slides out of its hole and the ball rolls over the fingers.
Attention: When you step over the line, you lose points!