Duckpin bowling has been around since the late 1800s and its popularity is rapidly spreading. It is seriously fun and now you can go duckpin bowling at the Big Apple Fun Center.
Duckpin balls are about half the size of a regular bowling ball and have no finger holes so you can roll them with your palm. Duckpins are arranged in a triangle like in ten-pin bowling, and are shorter and lighter, making it much more difficult to get a strike. Since duckpin is more difficult, bowlers get three rolls per frame.
Duckpin bowling scoring is like ten-pin bowling. If a bowler knocks down all 10 pins with their first roll, it is scored a strike; 10 points, plus the total number of pins knocked down with the next two balls. If a bowler knocks down all the pins with their first two rolls, it is a spare; 10 points plus the number of pins knocked down with their next ball. If a bowler knocks all 10 pins down with three balls, it is scored as ten.
Oh, and just because duckpin bowling is smaller doesn’t mean it’s easier. Believe it or not, there has never been a certified perfect 300 game in duckpin bowling. Ever.
The Big Apple features 5 duckpin bowling lanes with a comfortable lounge area complete with couches and tables where bowlers can hang with friends, get in the duckpin zone, or just enjoy a night out.
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