Bowling Alley is a long narrow track on which bowling ball is thrown by the bowler to hit bowling pins in the games of Skittles, candlepin, duckpin, nine-pin, five-pin, and tenpin bowling.
Bowling Alley is also referred to the building, place or center in which these games are played. Alleys are made up of wood. It is a sport of great entertainment.
Most of the people enjoy it with family and friends. It is too much popular in the developed countries. About all the bowling alleys offer food and wine in their centers.
It is made up of wood. It is a sport of great entertainment. Most of the people enjoy it with family and friends. It is too much popular in the developed countries.
About all the bowling alleys offer food and wine in their centers. The bar has become an inalienable part of it.
History of Bowling Alley
Newyork City of United State of America is the birthplace of the bowling alley. First bowling alley opened in Newyork City in 1840. Its name is Knickerbocker Alley. It had clay surface instead of wood.
With the passage of time, bowling had become famous in North America and Newyork city named as “Bowling Capital of North America”.
Gambling and wine became an integral part of bowling. The United States has controlled gambling in this sports by passing myriad regulations but bars are still considered its predominant feature.
Length of Bowling Alley
The length of the alley depends upon the size of the building of the alley. It also varies according to different types of bowling games.
The standard size of the bowling alley in Tenpin is 60 feet from the foul line to the center of the first pin or 62 from the foul line to end of the pin deck.
But it is only 24 feet long in Skittles bowling. Inazawa Grand Bowl is the largest bowling alley having one hundred and sixteen (116) lanes located in Japan.
In the times of second world war or before, there was a trend of using manual pinsetters. With the introduction of modern technology in this sports in 1952, manual pinsetters replaced with automatic or mechanical pinsetters.
Bowling alleys are mostly located in shopping centers and in urbanized areas as well. It is a great place to meet, drink, socialize and have fun.