Even though almost every bowling center in the world,
has automatic scoring or is in the process of installing scorers,
it's still very important to know how to keep score. Plus, if you
are familiar with it, then you could answer that favorite question
of many bowlers, "What if I got that strike?"
- A game is made up of ten frames. Games can also be called a
line by some "old-timers".
- During each frame, a bowler receives 2 chances to knock down
or "pick up" all 10 pins.
- A bowler that knocks down all 10 pins on his/her first shot of
the frame, doesn't take a second shot, and receives a Strike.
- A bowler that doesn't knock down all 10 pins during his or
her's first ball and "picks up" all the remaining pins receives a Spare.
- An open frame refers to a frame where a bowler
left 1 or more pins still standing after taking two