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Bowling

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Bowling ball and two pins

Bowling can refer to two distinctly different types of game. The first is played along an "alley", most commonly made of synthetic material imitating a wood surface. Historically, bowling lanes were made of wood, however most centers around the United States have upgraded to the synthetic playing surfaces. Several sports involve a ball rolling towards a target, in this case pins, here the players attempt to score points by knocking the targets down. Included in this group are

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Bowling pathway

The second group of bowling is played outdoors, usually on a lawn. Here the players throw a ball, which is sometimes eccentrically weighted, in an attempt to put it closest to a designated point. This group includes games such as Lawn bowls, Bocce Ball, and P鴡nque.

See also

  • Skittles — the sport from which "alley" based Bowling originated
  • Skee ball — a game that plays similar to bowling

External links

  • Bowling tips (http://www.angelfire.com/nv/bowling/tips.html)
  • The Kegel (http://www.fighttimes.com/magazine/magazine.asp?issue=4&article=121&title=The-Kegel) - A historical game related to bowling
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