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Bowling Terms

No Tap Game

means if all pins fall except one the corner 2 pins on your first ball it counts as a strike in every frame. There are single doubles and triple formats of this game.


3,6,9 Game

means you get a strike in the 3rd 6th and 9th frame.


Pins over Average (POA)

like a handicap in golf so if you enter a tournament and you average is 150 and you bowl 175 you would be 25 pins to the good. This format is can be used with all varieties of games above.


Scratch

Just best score with no Handicaps used.


Turkey

means three strikes in arrow.


Perfect game

in 5 pin means a score of 450 or 12 strikes in a row.


Strike

is a score of 15 plus what you get on the next two balls you throw. (Shows on screen as a X.)


Spare

is a score of 15 plus what you throw on your next ball (shows As/).


Headpin

striking and only hitting the middle pin (5 points and shows asH).


Split

striking headpin and either right or left 3 pin only (8 points and shows as S).


Chop Off

striking headpin three pin and two pin either side (10 points and shows as C).


13 count

striking all pins down except either two pin (will show as either R or L depending what pin is left standing).


Aces

means leave both 2 pins standing (score of 11 and shows as A).


Super spare

if you make a spare of Aces, Splits, or A headpin.


Gutterball

means ball hits no pins and falls into the gutter of the lane.


Donkey

means everyone you were bowling with either got a spare or strike which is called a mark and you didn’t.


Check Frame

means everyone got a mark in that frame. Strike or spare.


Bingo Game

speed version of bowling trying to get a variety of different scores i.e. headpins, strikes, spares, aces.

 
 

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