One of the most significant advances in bowling was the invention of the automatic pin-setting device, which eliminated boys’ services and dramatically accelerated the game. When you are in the run-up zone, the magic mechanism is closed by a scoreboard that shows the following information: strike, first or second ball, foul and the number of […]
No one is allowed to mark or apply on any part of the take-off area or track any substance that could injure or cripple a player or cause the take-off area or track to such a state that it would be impossible for other players to compete under equal and normal conditions. It is strictly […]
Membership of any American Bowling Congress player may be suspended if they do not pay their dues to participate in sanctioned league or tournament games or if they refuse to share prize money with the team as agreed orally or in writing. A suspended player is prohibited from playing for any team in a sanctioned […]
A bowling player’s average score is determined by dividing the total number of pins hit by the number of games played in the same league in one season. The overall average is the average of the pins knocked down in all leagues in which a given player has participated. It is determined by adding the […]
The league or tournament officials will appoint a referee to call the fouls. He is responsible for detecting any violation of the rules and regulations relating to fouls by any player. League or tournament leaders may also use any automatic foul detection device that is sanctioned by the ABC. If the automatic foul detection machine […]
A foul is considered committed when any part of the player’s body is or oversteps the line of the throw and touches any part of the equipment or structure of the track during or after the execution of a throw that was deemed correct. When committing a foul, the player will not be credited with […]
A bowling ball used in the game and marked by its owner is considered private property. Other game participants are prohibited from using it without the owner’s permission.
In league games, when a player mistakenly used an unallocated track and the error was detected before another participant entered the game, the ball is considered ineffective, and this player is invited to go to his track and use his attempt again.
If a single pin or several pins are broken or are in any way severely damaged during the game, they must be immediately replaced with pins of the same weight and condition as used in this set. The broken pin does not affect the number of points scored by the player.
Players are prohibited from yielding pins to each other. Only those pins that are actually knocked down or disappeared from the playing surface of a given lane as a result of a correct ball throw are counted.