The History of Bowling

  • Oct 23, 1366

    King Edward III, England

    King Edward III outlawed the game in order to keep his troops focused on their archery practice.
  • Rules of the game established

    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 Mineralite ball introduced
    The first Mineralite ball was introduced in 1914 by the Brunswich Corporation
  • Women's Bowling Congress founded

    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

    Pin Setting Machine Installed
    irst commercial installation of a pin setting machine came in 1952
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