A sport in which individuals compete against one another or as members of a team against another team in rolling a ball down a 60-foot long alley in an attempt to knock down 10 pins arranged in a triangle.
The object is have the highest individual or team score, that is the greatest number of pins knocked down, at the end of the game. A game is divided into ten frames each of which consists of two attempts to knock down the pins.
If all 10 pins are knocked down with one ball (a strike) or with two balls (a spare), a bonus of all the number of pins knocked down with the bowler’s next one or two balls is added to his score in that frame. If a strike or spare is rolled in the 10th frame, a total of three balls can be rolled for that frame to provide the bonus.
The highest possible score for a game, 12 consecutive strikes, is 300 (a perfect game).
Filipino Hall of Famers
Rafael “Paeng” Nepomuceno and Olivia “Bong” Coo were the very first Filipinos to have barged into a hall of fame. The duo were the inaugural inductees to the International Bowling Hall of Fame, together with a Swede. Lita de la Rosa was inducted posthumously seven years later.