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If bowling strikes you as an American past time, you may be surprised to learn that more than 100 million people in over 90 countries practice the sport. And did you know that bowling is ancient? Children’s graves of Egypt, dating back to 3200 BC, contain primitive bowling equipment. Before visiting a bowling center, brush up on these terms.

  • Approach – The approach is the stretch of lane from ball return area to foul line, usually 16 feet long. “Approach” can also mean the bowler’s beginning motion before the ball is swung forward.
  • Bowling Attire – Though mainly worn during professional tournaments, serious bowlers also like to wear bowling attire during open play. Satin jackets, striped short-sleeved collar shirts, grip gloves, nylon or leather ball bags, and of course bowling shoes fall into this category.
  • Cosmic Bowling – With cosmic bowling, the alley dims the lights, turns on smoke machines and black lights, and plays dance club music or rock ‘n’ roll classics. Sometimes, the alley will even hire a DJ. Cosmic bowling is a classic place to have a kid’s birthday party or a fun date.
  • Gutter – The gutter is the channel at either side of the lane that the ball falls into if it goes off course. A gutter ball yields no points.
  • Open Bowling – Non-tournament, non-league play is referred to as open bowling.
  • Perfect Game – A perfect game means that the bowler hit twelve strikes in a row, and the bowler receives a score of 300.
  • Spare – The next best thing to a strike, a spare is achieved when the bowler strikes down all ten pins with two balls.
  • Strike – A strike occurs when a bowler knocks down all ten pins with the first ball, often by angling the ball to hit at the center of the pins.
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    Brunswick Westcreek Lanes
    3025 Altamesa Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76133
    (817) 294-0501
    City View Lanes LLC
    6601 Oakmont Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132
    (817) 346-0444
    AMF Bowling Centers
    3149 S Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76015
    (817) 465-4997
    Greater Fort Worth Metroplex
    1101 E 1st St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
    (817) 336-2555
    Lucky Strike
    2845 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
    (817) 566-1463
    Cowtown Bowling Center
    4333 River Oaks Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76114
    (817) 624-2151
    Bowling Proprietors Association of America
    615 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
    (817) 649-5105
    United States Bowling Congress
    621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
    (817) 385-8200
    AMF Bowling Centers
    720 W Pipeline Rd, Hurst, TX 76053
    (817) 282-6754
    Bowling Proprietors Association of America
    621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX 76011
    (817) 649-5105
    AMF Bowling Centers
    1801 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006
    (817) 276-9898
    Cleburne Pin Center Bowl
    112 Williams Ave, Cleburne, TX 76033
    (817) 641-4441
    AMF Bowling Centers
    1901 Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76040
    (817) 540-0303
    Forum Bowling Lanes Inc
    2001 S Great Southwest Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051
    (972) 641-4406
    Brunswick Zone
    7301 Rufe Snow Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76148
    (817) 485-2695

    Bowling is a favorite past time for adults and children alike. Forms of the game date back centuries. Historically, the game of bowling was very popular, so much so that the game was outlawed to keep troops focused on archery practice. Today, the object of bowling in modern times is to roll a ball down a wooden alley or lane with the goal of knocking down a triangular group of ten pins. A ten pin knock down is referred to as a strike. Strikes and spares contribute to an excellent score. The bowling alley or center is host to a variety of events. For example families can take their children for a weekly game. Many bowling centers offer free bowling games for the kids. Cosmic bowling is also fun for a kid’s birthday party. Parents may want their children to use lighter weight balls so they don't get a gutter ball. Professional bowlers and bowling leagues frequent this establishment to participate in tournaments. Equipment associated with bowling includes bowling bags and shirts, shoes and jackets that can be monogrammed with a team name. Individuals can join bowling leagues with colleagues from social groups. The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) gives information on locations and dates and times of invitationals. They also offer information for playoff and championship games all over the country. If you’re bowling just for fun, visit your local bowling center, choose a lane and get rolling. However you choose to enjoy the game of knocking down ten pins, there are hours of fun and competition for all to enjoy.
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