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9/18/17 4:12 P

S = Split

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8/19/17 7:10 A

R = Ringing 10-pin 7-pin.

When you have a solid pocket hit and the 6-pin for righties or 4-pin for lefties flies around the 10- or 7-pin leaving that pin standing.

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6/27/17 1:36 P

Q = Quick eight -- Pocket hit which leaves the 4-7 for a right-handed bowler or 6-10 for left- handed bowler.

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4/17/17 11:16 P

P = Pindeck (where pins are set up)

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1/30/17 9:43 P

O = Open frame (without a strike or spare)

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12/2/16 6:04 P

N = No-tap

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9/16/16 1:13 A

M = Mechanic

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9/12/16 1:04 A

L = Lanesman (the mechanic that oils the lanes)

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7/27/16 9:21 P

K= Kegler (another name for a bowler)

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7/18/16 9:33 P

Jersey Strike (also known as a Brooklyn Strike)

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6/10/16 3:18 P

I = Illegal (bowling balls, for example, that don't meet USBC standards)

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5/8/16 11:47 A

H = Hall-of-Fame

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4/25/16 1:07 P

G = Game

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4/10/16 11:12 P

F = Frame

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3/26/16 12:48 P

E = Error (In days long past was used to describe an open frame)

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3/7/16 3:52 P

D = Double (two strikes in a row)

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2/26/16 11:43 A

C = Cross-lane shots (Patrick's favorites)

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2/15/16 10:26 P

A = Posted twice so --

B = Bumpers (that kids use)

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2/15/16 10:24 P

A = Average

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1/31/16 9:29 A

Z = Zero (what we get of we roll gutter balls or miss a spare)

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1/6/16 1:48 P

Y = Yank a shot is to pull it inside of target

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8/14/15 6:36 A

X = Symbol for a strike.

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1/18/15 10:30 P

W = Waitresses

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8/19/14 4:44 A

Vice-grips = finger inserts

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2/3/14 8:40 P

Underground ball returns (they used to be above ground from foul-line to end of approach)

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11/30/13 9:54 P

Ten-pin (our nemesis )

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10/14/13 6:54 A

Strike

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6/20/13 10:49 P

Rack (Part of machine that picks up and resets pins after each shot.)

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5/30/13 12:01 A

"Quality" shot -- what we aim for every roll of the ball. Always work to make the best shot you can. -- Lou

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4/23/13 3:10 P

Pit (where knocked down pins go before being reset.)

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3/15/13 3:08 P

Open frame (when we get no strike or spare)

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1/18/13 6:03 P

No-tap

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12/5/12 7:56 A

Morich (ball manufacturer)

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11/7/12 6:28 A

Lane

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10/16/12 9:44 P

K = Kickback (the side boards next to the 7 and 10 pins)

Love the "Jacob"

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10/16/12 9:37 P

J--Jacob: After throwing a gutter ball, picking up all ten pins on the spare shot.

(I've never heard this before).

"Que Sera, Sera" What will be, Will be.

(For my bowling)...The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph!

We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

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10/7/12 7:05 A

I = Inside line

(usually the 3rd arrow or further left -- for right-handers or further right for left-handers)

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10/7/12 1:34 A

"Que Sera, Sera" What will be, Will be.

(For my bowling)...The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph!

We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

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8/22/12 9:18 P

G = Gutters

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(Scroll down to see what has already been used) -- Lou

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8/21/12 5:06 P

F=foul

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8/21/12 7:57 A

E = Ebonite

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8/7/12 11:23 P

D = Double (two strikes in a row)

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8/7/12 5:55 P

If I take the D you know what I will say, so I shall pass.

D=??

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8/7/12 4:21 P

C = Channel (another name for gutters)

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7/29/12 12:19 P

B= Buzzard
Three open frames in a row.

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7/28/12 11:10 P

A = Armswing

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7/11/12 11:17 A

Sorry about the confusion as I really didn't think about an order to this game. The only thing I could think of at the time was how many time I or others around me have said they are going to quit bowling because of a streak of bad games or weeks or seasons.........................

Not that many people really do quit (although I do know of several who did), but anyhow, that's where I came up with the out of order Q, which really isn't a bowling term anyway.

Goodness, perhaps I should just quit typing!!

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7/10/12 10:56 P

Cat, I hope you just got out of order and don't stop playing the game or leave the team.

Back in order:

Z = Zero (what we get if we roll a first ball gutter or don't knock down any pins on a spare shot)

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7/10/12 6:17 P

Q is for I quit!!!

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7/9/12 10:31 P

, Cat. I hoped someone would pick up on that one.

Y = Yank (refers to a shot that is pulled inside of target)

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7/9/12 9:37 P

Okay.
X for strike.

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6/21/12 4:18 P

W = Wash-out (1-2-4-10 for righthanders; 1-3-6-7 for lefthanders)

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6/19/12 5:21 P

V = Vise Grips (finger and thumb inserts)

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6/13/12 1:09 A

U = USBC (Bowling's governing body)

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6/12/12 8:37 A

T = Tap

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6/11/12 11:41 P

S = Strike

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R = Rack

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6/10/12 7:49 P

Q = (Women's) Queens tournament

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P = Perfect game

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6/6/12 3:33 A

O = Open Frame

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6/6/12 1:02 A

N = No-tap tournament

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M = Manager

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L = Lanes (of course!)

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6/2/12 5:18 P

K = Kegler (a term for bowler)

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6/2/12 3:16 P

J Joyce bowling

Ha Ha I am still trying to get my back right so I can bowl Tuesday, I will know Tuesday morning. I have a 12 pound ball at home and I am going to see if I can lift it and throw it doun my hall way on the carpet. If I can I will go if not another week off no reason to push it.

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5/31/12 10:50 P

I = Ice (for soft drinks and cocktails) -- Lou

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5/29/12 11:52 P

H = House shoes

(Remember, any item in a bowling center is fair game for this list, as are names of pro bowlers, staff assignments, scoring terms, etc.

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5/26/12 7:02 P

G = (wait for it!) Gutter ball!

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5/25/12 9:37 P

F = Finger holes (how would we roll the ball without them? )

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5/25/12 2:30 P

E is for easy spare or "ringing" eight pin!

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5/25/12 1:55 P

D down the lane couldn't think of anything.

Taking DGD to bowl today and try my bowl the they roughed up so I will be able to bowl Tuesday.

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5/25/12 8:03 A

C = Control counter

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5/24/12 12:55 A

B = Back-up Ball

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5/23/12 10:22 P

Bowling has many terms special to our sport, as well as names of bowling balls, equipment companies, types of tournaments, and more. Let's go through the alphabet with some of these. Remember: As long as it pertains to bowling it is fair game. Ready to play?

A = Average

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