Tips for bowling like a pro


Scoring: Three strikes and you’re not out!

A single game of bowling consists of 10 frames per bowler. Each bowler can score a minimum of 0 or a maximum of 300 in a single bowling game. In each one of the 10 frames a bowler gets 2 chances to knock down all ten bowling pins; each bowling pin is worth 1 point of your bowling score.

In a single frame the best outcome for a bowler is to knock down all 10 bowling pins on their first throw for that frame, which is called a strike. The second best outcome is for a bowler to knock down all 10 bowling pins, or the remaining bowling pins, in their second throw for that frame. This is called a spare. An open frame is when a bowler fails to knock down all 10 bowling pins in both throws for a single frame.

In bowling, 1 point of the bowlers score is equal to 1 bowling pin knocked down; 1 bowling pin = 1 point. A strike is worth 10 points, plus the value of your next 2 throws. The lowest score you can get in a frame with a strike is 10, which would require the bowler to miss all 10 pins their next frame. The highest score you can get in a frame with a strike is 30, which would require the bowler to get a strike their next 2 frames.

For more information on how to score and play the game, call Muggly’s Bowling, 541-336-2787.


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