How to Keep Score in Bowling

How to Keep Score in Bowling


How to Keep Score in Bowling. Follow these steps to keep your own score
while you knock down the pins. You will need A pencil and a scoring sheet. Step 1. Fill in the names of the bowlers on your scoring
sheet in the order they will be bowling. Notice that each bowler has 10 scoring squares
after their name – one for each frame. Step 2. Record the number of pins that the bowler
knocks down in their first roll in the upper-left corner of the square for frame no. 1. Use an X instead of a number to denote a strike,
and go on to the second frame without recording a total. Circle this first number to indicate that
the bowler threw a split. Step 3. Mark the number of pins knocked down in the
second roll in the small square in the upper-right corner. Use a slash to denote a spare. Step 4. Add the total number of pins downed in the
frame if the bowler didn’t throw a strike or a spare. Record this number in the bottom part of the
square. Step 5. Wait until the next frame to calculate the
total if the bowler throws a strike or a spare. They will get credit for pins in the next
frame. Step 6. Add 10 to the number of pins knocked down
in the bowler’s first throw of the second frame if they threw a spare in the first frame. Write this total in the bottom part of the
first frame square. Two strikes in a row are known as a double. Three in a row is a triple or a turkey. Throw 12 strikes in a row to get a perfect
score of 300. Step 7. Combine the total number of pins knocked down
in the two throws of the second frame if the bowler threw a strike in the first. Then add 10. Write this number in the bottom of the first
frame square. A bowler gets a third ball if they throw a
spare or a strike in the 10th frame. Step 8. Add together the total score for each of a
bowler’s 10 frames to get their final game score. The highest score wins! Did you know The Professional Bowlers Association,
formed in 1958, has over 4,300 members and awards over $9 million in prize money.