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The Evolution of Bowling: From Ancient Egypt to the Modern Era

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Bowling is a popular sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Its history can be traced back to ancient times, where it was played in different forms by different cultures. Let’s explore the evolution of bowling, from ancient Egypt to the modern era. Ancient EgyptThe origins of bowling can be traced back to ancient Egypt, as early as 3200 BC. Archaeologists have discovered ancient artifacts and hieroglyphics that depict people playing a game that resembles modern-day bowling. The game involved rolling stones or balls towards a target, and the objective was to knock over as many pins as...

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Hook Your Bowling Ball Like A Pro

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Bowling is a popular sportthat is enjoyed by people of all ages. As a beginner, you might have used straight throws to get the ball down the lane. However, if you want to improve your game, it may be time to learn how to hook the bowling ball. It can be intimidating at first, but once you master the technique, you can hook the ball and get more strikes. In this blog post, we will discuss how to hook your bowling ball like a pro. Choose the Right Bowling Ball:The first step in hooking your bowling ball like a pro...

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PBA Urethane Bowling Ball Ban and USBC 2016 and 2017 Purple Hammer Ban Information

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

  USBC UPDATES NATIONAL TOURNAMENT RULES IN RELATION TO PURPLE HAMMER ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States Bowling Congress is aware of a claim that a portion of the Purple Hammer bowling balls manufactured at the Ebonite International plant in 2016 and 2017 may have been produced below USBC's minimum 72D hardness specification. The Hammer brand was purchased by Brunswick Bowling Products in 2019, and the Ebonite plant subsequently closed.USBC conducted an investigation, interviewing more than a dozen individuals, including former Ebonite employees, in an attempt to validate the claim. Brunswick fully cooperated with the investigation.USBC has confirmed a production...

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What You Need To Know About the New Rules in Bowling

Posted by Ronald Hickland on

Effective August 1st, 2019, you are only allowed to use a dry towel during competition. This includes any league or tournament that is USBC sanctioned. You should wipe your bowling ball off every shot to get keep your ball reaction consistent. Here is a quick video showing why it's important to wipe your bowling ball off every shot. So what happens if you get something on your bowling ball that a dry towel won't remove?  The most common situation is a black scuff mark like what you see on this all gold ball.  You aren't getting that off with a dry...

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Selecting a Tournament Arsenal - Junior Gold Series

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By Dustin Zehner, 2016 U20 Junior Gold Runner-Up One of the hardest decisions any Junior Gold bowler has to make is what bowling balls to bring after the practice sessions. There are a number of different components that need to be taken into account when choosing your arsenal. So let's talk about the different types of ball motion, how different surface prep can affect ball motion, and finally building your final arsenal for the tournament. The 4 Types of Ball Motion in Bowling The first step in building your arsenal is understanding the different balls on the market.  With the large...

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