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Tuesday, 02 January 2007 01:37

Bowling

Female bowler at end of lane  Bowling
Players throw a ball down a wooden lane in an attempt to knock down 10 "pins"

Tenpin bowling is an indoor sport played all around the world on a professional, amateur and social basis. It is a sport that is very simple to learn, but difficult to master.

Players propel or roll a ball by hand down a wooden lane in an attempt to knock down a target - 10 pins arranged in a triangular pattern. The game is divided into 10 rounds called frames. Players score points according to the number of pins they knock down.

Tenpin bowling requires a high level of hand-eye co-ordination and skill that is comparable to other technical sports, such as golf or snooker.

Bowling is a popular participation sport, with recreational bowling alleys commonly found in cities or towns worldwide. Even amateur bowlers have felt the thrill of scoring a "strike" - knocking all 10 pins down with one ball. At the top level, however, competitors aim to achieve this time and time again.

There are 12 tenpin bowling events in the 15th Asian Games: men's and women's singles, doubles, trio, team of five, masters and overall.

 
 

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