Monday, September 29, 2008

Owh bowling!~!~!

   Bowling is a sport in which players attempt to score points by rolling a bowling ball along a flat surface either into objects called pins or to get close to a target ball. There are many forms of bowling, with the earliest dating back to ancient Egypt[1], while other instances where bowling was first seen can be traced to ancient Finland and Yemen[citation needed], and much later in 300 A.D. in Germany.[citation needed] Bowling is also a great recreational sport. Most high schools have teams and the bowling is very competitive. There are also many leagues that you can join.  

Indoor variations

ncluded in the indoor category:

-  Ten-pin bowling: In the United States, tenpins is the best known form of bowling, which in both amateur and professional versions, is also played around the world, making it one of the largest participation activities. The balls have two or more drilled holes in which to insert fingers for gripping the ball.

-  Candlepin bowling: Played in eastern Canada and in New England, a variation of ten-pin bowling, with "double-ended" pins that are the tallest in any bowling sport.

-  Duckpin bowling: Commonly found in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England states and eastern Canada, is another variation of ten-pin bowling involving small, squat pins, sometimes with rubber at their widest points (rubber band duckpin bowling). The official small pin is about 9 3/8 inches (24 cm) high and 4 1/8 inches (10 cm) in diameter at its widest part. It weighs no more than 1 pound 8½ ounces (700g). The standard duckpin ball has no finger holes. The maximum diameter is 5 inches (13 cm). For duckpins and candlepins, the maximum weight of the ball is 4 pounds 12 oz (1.7 kg).

-  Five-pin bowling: Played in Canada.

-  Nine-pin skittles: Played in Europe.

-  Bumper bowling: Ten-pin bowling played with the addition of barriers to the channels, making "gutter balls" nearly impossible, popular with children's parties.

-  Power Wheelchair Bowling: Recent advances have made it possible for people who are severely disabled to bowl alongside able bodied players through use of a ramp that attaches to the wheelchair. This sport is approved by the United States Bowling Congress.

... Im so into bowling rite now. I've been playing bowling since the first year im in UiTM which is back in 2005. Why do i played bowling? because i found it interesting, when people trying to knock all the pins in such many ways of throwing.. The 1st time I throw the nowling ball, i found it very difficult. But now, i know the secret how to make a perfect throw.. But, rite now i doesnt own my own shoes or ball, because its so expensive to buy.. But, rite now im into buying either one (shoes or bowling ball) and will be buying the other gear when i have the money..hehehe.. Well, orang belum kerja, what do you expect..hehe.. For those who havent try bowling i suggest you to go to the nearest bowling alley and try it..


queen quirin said...

hmmmmmm...... r u planning to "BUY" your own ball?