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The player rolls a ball to knock over as many pins as possible.

An Overview of Bowling

Ten-pin bowling is a sport in which a player rolls a bowling ball down a wooden lane with the objective of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible. You have two attempts to knock down 10 pins, and the total number you knock down is added to your score. You then have 10 opportunities to get as high a score as possible.


  • The world champion is crowned at the WTBA World Championship held by the World Tenpin Bowling Association since 1954.
  • The "Weber Cup" is the ten-pin bowling equivalent of golf's Ryder Cup.It is the world famous major world tournament of Team Europe vs. Team USA bowling championships that happens annually.

Find Bowling Activities Near You

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National Governing Bodies

British Tenpin Bowling Association

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Norwich Ten Pin Bowling Club

We are a ten pin bowling club for young people aged 5 to 21 with the emphasis on HAVING FUN while you learn to bowl. Join us to participate in this fantastic sociable sport, improve your bowling working with qualified instructors, and when ready join our

Come Bowling

Come Bowling

Come and join our new ten pin bowling group for people aged 50+ at The Bowling House.

You don't have to be a bowling expert to join our friendly group. It's all about trying something different, being active and having a go.

It's just £5.50 for two games including a cup or tea or coffee and there are bumpers, ramps, lighter balls and wheelchair access so that everyone can join in.

For more information, please contact Cathy Eden (Community Outreach Officer at Age UK Norwich) on 01603 496321 or email cathy.eden@ageuknorwich.org.uk or just come along!