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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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    Gable House Bowl
    22501 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
    We aren't your average bowling alley. We offer a unique and fun experience for you, your family, and friends. There are always a variety of specials running so check us out today!
    (310) 378-2265
    Fashion Lanes
    115 E 12th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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    (213) 745-2004
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    North County Tavern+Bowl
    200 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
    With locations throughout San Diego & Orange counties, Tavern+Bowl is knockin’ em down in your neighborhood.
    (760) 690-2300
    Champions Bowling & Embroidery
    17110 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 968-5033
    Fountain Bowl
    17110 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 963-7888
    Irvine Lanes
    3415 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
    (949) 786-9625
    Master Industries Inc
    14420 Myford Rd Ste 150, Irvine, CA 92606
    (714) 918-4650
    Braasch PRO Shops
    13698 Goldenwest St Ste C, Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 898-3305
    Orange County United States Bowling Congress
    13896 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843
    (714) 554-0111
    Westminster Lanes
    6471 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 893-5005
    Mach PRO Shop
    6471 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 893-5209
    Strike Orange County
    2405 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782
    (714) 258-8554
    Bulldog Bowling Balls
    15542 Computer Ln, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
    (714) 698-0464
    Bowl of Heaven
    16821 Algonquin St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
    (714) 840-5700
    Nike Inc
    20 City Blvd W Ste 617, Orange, CA 92868
    (714) 456-9172

    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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