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Know the different kinds of Bowling Pins

Bowling pins are the targets that are to be aimed at, hit, and knocked down in the game of tenpin bowling. It would be of interest to a potential bowler to know a little bit about them, whether the person is playing ten-pin bowling or five-pin bowling.

The commonly used bowling pins are 4.75 inches in width and stand 15 inches in height. Their standard weight is 3lb. 6oz. but there are also pins that are now allowed (beginning in 1998) that weigh 3lb. and 10oz.

Bowling pins are made by gluing blocks of hard maple wood together. Makers of bowling pins use these blocks to create the pin shape by using a lathe. The formed shape will then be coated with hard layers of plastic material and are painted white to produce a finished product that is shiny and pleasing to the eye.

The ABC (American Bowling Congress) is an institution that specifies how the pins are to be made – according to their set standards. They are also the one responsible for checking the bowling alleys and the bowling lanes for compliance. Some venues may not have strict regulations or enforcement of pin shapes and sizes or the pin setting machine. These irregularities (if any) would affect every delivery of the ball as well as the scoring. Read the rest of this entry »

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SUKMA XIII 2010 – Bowling

SUKMA (Sukan Malaysia) XIII held in Melaka has proven to be the best for some states, but disappointing for others.

As far as bowling is concerned, it has proven to be the best for Sarawak. With a total haul of 7 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals, they have surpassed their official goal of 4 gold medals. Wilayah Persekutuan gave them a good fight by amassing 4 gold medals, 5 silver medals and 1 bronze medal.

What this year’s results show is a far cry from past SUKMAs when powerhouses like Selangor, Penang and even Sabah, dominated most of the medals on offer. What went wrong? I suppose it’s back to the drawing board for some states to dissect their performance.

Having said that, the youths who dominated this year’s tournament have proven their worth. The majority of them are either in the country’s national backup squad or national youths. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge

Midtown Bowl, Manila, Philippines

Courtesy of BowlingDigital.com

Two-time Asian Youth Games gold medalist Michael Mak of Hong Kong, out averaged his nearest competitor in the Round of 24 by almost 14 pins to lead the top 8 players into the match play portion of the 7th Euro-Med Storm International Masters Challenge.
 
Michael Mak (left) Cha Mi-Jung (centre) Aaron Kong (right)

Mak had a slow start into the 8 game block starting from scratch with 199 and 201, then fired games of 238, 288, 279, 257, 257 and 238 to finish atop the leaderboard with 1957 8-game total and an average of 244.63.

Korean women’s pro bowler Cha Mi-Jung, who rolled the tournament’s first 300 game in the qualifying, was a distant second with 1866 including 8 pins handicap per game. Round of 48 leader, Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, was third with 1847.

His fellow countryman, Aaron Kong, made the cut in fifth place with 1838 followed by Hussain Al-Suwaidi in sixth place with 1823.

Three of the top eight spots belonged to PBA bowlers. 2-time PBA champion and 2007-09 PBA Rookie of the Year, Rhino Page was fourth with 1840, with 2006-07 PBA Player of the Year, Doug Kent in seventh at 1817 and 2009 USBC Masters champion John Nolen in 8th at 1814.

Those 8 will determine the four finalists in round robin match play over seven games plus position round, once again starting from scratch (10 pins bonus per win, 5 for a tie).

The top 4 will advance to the stepladder finals. No. 4 bowls No. 3 and the winner takes on No. 2. The winner of the semifinal match must defeat the top seed twice to win the title. The winner will walk away with one million Philippine Peso or approx. 21,000 U.S. Dollar.

 

 

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