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Bowling

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:30 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everybody! What do you call a place to play bowling?

https://carlyphi.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/174/

Thanks very much!

StevenLoan

Re: Bowling

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:21 pm
by BonnieL
Here it's a bowling alley. And we wouldn't say "play bowling," but simply "go bowling." Which I miss - finally gave away my bowling ball when I realized my back was never going to be in good enough shape to bowl ever again. :(

Re: Bowling

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:00 pm
by Stevenloan
BonnieL : Thank you so much.

Re: Bowling

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:18 pm
by tony h
In England, depending on whom you are talking to, this is bowling which is played on a green http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4aQGi1wNBdc/T ... ls+12a.jpg

What you had was 10 pin bowling which is played in a bowling alley.

... And is different to skittles played in an alley http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlQ9ABZaCEc/U ... 015956.jpg

Re: Bowling

Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:46 am
by Stevenloan
tony h : Thanks for the pictures.

Re: Bowling

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:42 pm
by BonnieL
tony h wrote:... And is different to skittles played in an alley http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlQ9ABZaCEc/U ... 015956.jpg
Are those rocks? They don't look very round.

Re: Bowling

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:36 pm
by Wizard of Oz
Steven if you are going to get the world wide view of these types of games then you need to know about Gorodki (Russian) and Kyykkä(Finland).

Re: Bowling

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:46 pm
by Bobinwales
And then there is Boules .

Re: Bowling

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:18 pm
by tony h
BonnieL wrote:
tony h wrote:... And is different to skittles played in an alley http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vlQ9ABZaCEc/U ... 015956.jpg
Are those rocks? They don't look very round.
No, they are wood. And, depending on which rules you are playing, you are allowed to bounce them off any surface that won't break or bleed or shout.