The World of Bowling

The World of Bowling

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  • Date Submitted: 05/05/2013 10:08 AM
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The World Of Bowling From Ancient Egypt
What do you get when you combine a point system, aiming skills, ample space, targets and a ball? Though the question isn't one which could be described as exact, one answer to it would be bowling, one of the most popular of sports in the world. 

Utilizing a point system, to which winners are defined, the core dynamics of bowling is quite simple to understand. There are targets, called pins, positioned on the far end of a flat surface, which is often referred to as an alley. A ball, called a bowling ball, is then used in knocking down as many pins possible, thrown to roll towards the targets on the alley itself. The sport is basically a test of aim and rolling technique, testing the skills of bowlers. Considering its simple dynamics, it is also one that is fun, which all could enjoy, friends and family alike. 

The Origins of Bowling 

Bowling as a sport is one which is quite old, even dating back to the glory days of Ancient Egypt, where it was actively participated by the people of the time. To give credit as the inventors of bowling to Ancient Egyptians would not be farfetched, as they did bowl. Other cultures in the world also practiced bowling-like games, like those in ancient Yemen, Finland and in 300 AD Germany. 

Today, the United States, particularly the Northern parts, is known for hosting some of the most well attended of bowling competitions. 

Bowling Today 

As a sport bowling is one which isn't free from categorizations and variations of game types, with indoor and outdoor varieties of bowling games being played. Though not all these games work on the concept of knocking down targets using a ball, they employ the basic action of bowling out balls. 

The indoor variety of bowling games entails bowling games being played in an indoor environment. The Ten-Pin Bowling variety would be the most popular of indoor bowling games, featuring a regulated pin, or target, size measuring 15 inches in height,...

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