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The player rolls a ball to knock over as many pins as possible.

An Overview of Bowling

Ten-pin bowling is a sport in which a player rolls a bowling ball down a wooden lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. You have two attempts to knock down 10 pins, and the total number you knock down is added to your score. You then have 10 opportunities to get as high a score as possible.


  • The world champion is crowned at the WTBA World Championship held by the World Tenpin Bowling Association since 1954.
  • The "Weber Cup" is the ten-pin bowling equivalent of golf's Ryder Cup.It is the world famous major world tournament of Team Europe vs. Team USA bowling championships that happens annually.

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Earls Barton Bowls Club

Earls Barton Bowls Club

A community focused lawn bowling club in the heart of Earls Barton, Northamptonshire. We welcome new bowlers of any standard from novice to experienced. We also offer free taster sessions and expert coaching if required.

Wellingborough Swanspool Seniors Bowls Club

Wellingborough Swanspool Seniors Bowls Club

Swanspool Seniors Bowls Club are a fun club, although like most clubs we like to win matches, if we don’t then maybe next time.

Oundle Bowling Club

Oundle Bowling Club

We are a friendly local bowling club with both lawn and short mat bowling available. Never tried bowling before? Come and have a go. Experienced coaches welcome beginners and the disabled. We have a full social programme with many events through the year