Bowling scoring involves a situation whereby, a unique scoring system is setup which tends to keep track of the current score an individual has achieved while playing the game together with the strikes and spares, which ultimately gives multiple marks to the player. The system enables the scores to be numbered or tabulated in a certain format, so as to avoid confusion when it comes to an individual wanting to know what his or her score is.
We get to see that the alleys present in most bowling areas are equipped with machines that tend to automatically register an individual as he or she plays, in regards to how he scores. Bowling scoring consists of a number of games which continuously come up as the score keeps adding up. To understand this better, the different types of bowling-scoring will be highlighted and explained, so as not to confuse a first time player who needs to know how the game goes about.
One particular game of bowling consists of ten frames whereby, the frames have a minimum score of zero and a maximum score of three hundred. Each of the frames gives two chances laid out whereby, the individual playing has to knock-down 10 pins. Pins are the bottle like looking items that an individual is required to knock down. The two chances given are supposed to enable the individual knock down all the ten pins some people who have mastered the game, get to knock down all the pins in one sweep, but an individual starting out may require two or more chances of knocking down all the ten pins, but nevertheless, the rules of the bowling scoring have to apply.
There are also strikes and spares, which are terms used in bowling whereby, when an individual gets to knock down all the ten pins on his first throw of a ball that is called a strike which is denoted by an X on the score sheet. If an individual is not lucky the first chance to knock down all the ten pins, a second chance is given which is called a spare, and is denoted by a/l in the bowling scoring score sheets. Another term one should keep in mind, that is normally used in the bowling world is an open frame whereby, when an individual has already exhausted the two chances of trying to knock down the ten pins, and after the second chance one pin still remains standing, that last pin is termed as an open frame whereas open frames are taken at face value, strikes and spares can be worth more but not less than the open frames.
The reason why the strikes and spares are worth more than the open frames, is because the strikes and spares get to be counted and tabulated at the score sheet, since that is how the bowling scoring rules apply. The open frame will be noted but tabulation will not take place, since it had surpassed the two chances that are supposed to be there. Earlier on, the explanation of a strike was that the pins get to be knocked down on the first chance when one throws a ball.
An individual, who is tackling bowling for the first time, needs to know how to score a strike. We get to see that a strike is worth ten points, which is added un to the value of ones next two rolls. At minimum, ones score for a frame in which a strike is achieved, will be 10(10+10+10) and if the same individual gets lucky and his or her next two shots get to be strikes, the frame will be worth 30(10+10+10)
The bowling scoring rules stipulate that when an individual throws a strike in the first frame, he or she will not yet have a score, until two more balls are thrown and they happen to be strikes, for the individual to figure out the total score for the frame. When an individual proceeds to the second frame and he or she throws a six on the first ball and a second on the second ball, the score on the first frame will be tabulated as 18(10+6+2), since a strike was not achieved on the second frame.
We also get to explain the spare, which is the second chance an individual is given, when the first chance of knocking down all the ten pins fails. The spare is worth ten points, as long as one knocks down all the remaining pins on his or her second throw, plus the value of the next roll one gets to play. This happens like this when an individual throws a spare on his or her first frame, then in his first ball of the second frame, he throws a 7, the score for the first frame will be 17(10+7).
Bowling scoring tends to sound confusing but when this key points are kept in mind, the bowling game will be come a breeze when it comes to understanding it and when all the strategies are kept in mind an individual will be come a pro.In bowling scoring one has to also know how an open frame is scored. If an individual neither gets a spare nor a strike in a frame, the persons’ total score will be the total number of the pins he knocks down. We get to see that an open frame is where the two chances of knocking down the pins have been surpassed. If an individual knocks down five pins on his first throw of a ball and two pins in his second throw, his score on that particular frame will be 7.This is actually the total number of scores the individual has achieved in knocking down the pins.
Bowling Scoring – The Conclusion
A number of individual normally understand the basics of bowling scoring initially, but ultimately get confused when tying to add the total scores they have achieved in every frame. An individual total score is just a sum total of each individual frame he has played. So when each frame is treated individually, the bowling scoring system can be understood much easier.