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BOWLING VARIATIONS: Tenpins

OVERVIEW

Tenpin Bowling is the most recognized and most widely played version of bowling in the world, with an estimated 72 million bowlers taking part on an annual basis.  The tenpin game originated in the 19th century and was an offshoot of Ninepin Bowling.  To sidestep a gambling ordinance, the Ninepin ‘diamond’ configuration was modified by removing a pin from the last flank, and adding another pin to make up the corners of the Tenpin setup’s “fourth row” of pins.

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RULES

How to Play


ASSOCIATIONS

United States Bowling Congress
World Tenpin Bowling Association


VIDEO LINKS

Final ABC Telecast: Walter Ray Williams, Jr vs Pete Weber
First-ever telecast 300 Game: Jack Biondolillo vs Les Schissler (Final 3 balls)
2013 Tournament of Champions: Pete Weber vs. Jason Belmonte
1993 ABC Senior Masters: Phil Ware vs Frankie May (Part 1 of 2)