King Edward III outlawed the game in order to keep his troops focused on their archery practice.
Rules of the game established
The first standardization of the rules of the game was established on September 9, 1895 at Beethoven Hall in New York City. It was then that the American Bowling Congress was formed and major national competitions began.
The Mineralite ball introduced
The first Mineralite ball was introduced in 1914 by the Brunswich Corporation
Women's Bowling Congress founded
The Women’s International Congress came much later in the year 1917 under the encouragement of proprietor Dennis Sweeny. The women leaders participating in a tournament later formed the Woman’s National Bowling Association.
Pin Setting Machine Installed
irst commercial installation of a pin setting machine came in 1952