15 Facts About Bowling


Bowling is a target sport and recreational activity in which a player rolls a ball toward pins or another target .

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Bowling is played by 120 million people in more than 90 countries .

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Bowling banned bowling for the lower classes and imposed a levy for private lanes to limit them to the wealthy.

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Bowling had a bowling lane built next to his home for his children, sometimes rolling a ball himself.

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In 1905, the International Bowling Board was formed; its constitution adopted the laws of the Scottish Bowling Association, with variations allowed at the individual country level.

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In September 1907, the Victorian Ladies' Bowling Association was founded in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, becoming the world's first women's lawn bowling association.

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In late 1916, the Women's International Bowling Congress was founded inSaint Louis, Missouri, merging with the United States Bowling Congress in 2005.

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In 1926, the International Bowling Association was formed by the United States, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, and Finland, holding four world championships by 1936.

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On 18 April 1948, the Professional Women Bowling Writers was founded in Dallas, Texas, admitting men in 1975.

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In 1950, following extensive lobbying by civil rights groups in the wake of the 1947 integration of Major League Baseball, the American Bowling Congress opened its membership to African Americans and other minorities.

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About 1950, the Golden Age of Ten-Pin Bowling began, in which professional bowlers made salaries rivaling those of baseball, football, and hockey players; this ended in the late 1970s.

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In 1960, the Professional Women's Bowling Association was founded as the first professional women's bowling association; it went defunct in 2003.

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In 1962, the American Wheelchair Bowling Association was founded in Louisville, Kentucky, by Richard F Carlson.

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In 1995, the National Bowling Stadium opened in Reno, Nevada, becoming known as the Taj Mahal of Tenpins.

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Bowling pins are constructed by gluing blocks of rock maple wood into the approximate shape, and then turning on a lathe.

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