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History of Bowling: Evolution of The Sports of Ten Pin Bowling

The history of bowling is traced back to the era of Stone Age. In this regard, the first proof of the game was discovered in Egypt in the round about 1930 by Sir Flinders Petrie, a British Anthropologist, along with his team.

He found an object from the grave of the child which seems the equipment of primitive form of the bowling game.

History of Bowling: Starts From Germany

Some historians argue the history of bowling and ascribe the advent of bowling much before. Historians of Germany claim that the game is originated from their native land around 300 AD In Germany.

William Pehle, a German historian, is in the top of the list of them. At that time, it is considered as a religious ceremony to determine the absence of sin. German monks introduced this game to the general public and flourished as a customary test of faith.

History of Bowling: Popularity of This Game in England – Ten Pin

After that bowling was played around 1100 in England. During the mid of Fourteenth 14th century, several other forms of bowling like half-bowls, skittles, and nine pins were pervasive.

King Edward III mention first time in writing of the game in 1366. He liked too much this game. In that reference, he allegedly imposed a ban on this sports for his troops as this game was distracting the attention of the troops from archery practice.

Later on, in the ruling era of King Henry VIII, bowling became more popular and was played as a symbol of nobility and social status.

History of Bowling: Advent of Bowling In America

Bowling was also famous in the USA since Colonial days. English, Dutch and German settlers imported their own forms of bowling to the land of America in the seventeenth 17th century.

It was the time when ninepin bowling is regularly played in an area of New York City. This is still known as “Bowling Green”. Due to the vice of gambling, Connecticut banned nine pins bowling in 1841.

The American Bowling Congress came into being in 1895 which standardized bowling in America. He was entrusted with the responsibility of organizing the official competition. In 1917, The Women Bowling League formed under the encouragement of proprietor Dennis Sweeny.

With the passage of time, ten-pin bowling has changed. Various tricks and tactics have been developed. The invention of automatic pinsetters totally changed not only the bowling game and but also its industry.

At present, Currently, about ninety-five (95) million people of over ninety (90) countries are playing this game and have fun.

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