According to the Santa Anita Bowling Green Club and the Palo Alto Lawn Bowls Club, lawn bowling bowls are sprayed with a spray chalk to mark those that have come into contact with the jack. The jack is the small white ball used as a target in lawn bowling.Know More
While touchers were traditionally chalked with an X mark, as described on MastersGames.com, the benefit of using a modern spray chalk is that it does not require anyone to come into physical contact with the bowls, which could affect the outcome of a game.
A bowl that has been sprayed as a toucher is not considered to be out of play if it falls into the ditch, which is a shallow trench that surrounds the bowling green. Members of bowling clubs often bring their own spray chalk, but in some clubs, it is a responsibility of a person known as the marker, a non-playing bowler who sprays the touchers and keeps score throughout the game.Learn more about Classic Sports
Bowling nicknames usually come from either the style of play that a bowler has, such as "Lefty," or from some personality quirk, such as "Spike." In most cases, there is a creative reason or story behind the nickname.Full Answer >
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Increased throwing repetitions and target precision are the keys to improving in the game of duckpin bowling. The differences in ball and pin size require a slightly different approach than that of traditional 10-pin bowling.Full Answer >
The highest possible bowling score is 300, so a good bowling score is one that is as close to 300 as possible. Typical good bowling scores for professionals and league players are in the low 200s.Full Answer >