Bowling Basic Rules For Kids
The purpose of bowling is to score points by knocking down pins with a bowling ball.
Pins are set up in a pyramid pattern with one pin in the front and four pins in the rear (4-3-2-1).
Bowlers take turns bowling one at a time. Other bowlers should stay behind the active bowler and avoid distracting them.
Bowlers must wear special shoes with smooth soles.
A game of standard bowling consists of ten frames.
During each frame, the bowler has two chances to knock down as many pins as possible by rolling the ball down the lane.
If a bowler knocks down all ten pins on their first try, they are awarded a strike, which is worth 10 points plus the number of pins knocked down on the next two throws.
If a bowler scores a strike in the tenth frame, they are allowed two more attempts for that frame.
If a bowler knocks down all ten pins within the two attempts of a frame, they are awarded a spare. On the next roll, they earn 10 plus the number of pins knocked down.
One point is awarded for each pin that is knocked down.
If a player fails to knock down all ten pins after their second attempt, this is called an open frame.
The bowler or team of bowlers with the most points at the end of ten frames is the winner.
A perfect game is when a bowler scores 12 strikes in a row and accumulates a total of 300 points.