U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY
Each year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling League Day on September 3rd.
Primarily an outdoor sport until around 1840, bowling was called the game of ninepins and popular with gamblers. To snuff out the gambling, the state of Connecticut banned the game in 1841 which led the newly indoor lane owners to add one pin to their alleys to circumvent the law.
Clubs tried organizing and creating set rules, but it wasn’t until 1895 when the American Bowling Congress came together at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The American Bowling Congress established a maximum score of 300 which still stands today. Other rules, such as lane length, widths, and distances between pins were also determined.
Today, leagues of men, women and mixed teams of all ages play in bowling competitions around the world. Weekly league bowling is a great social outing as well as great physical activity.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Gather your league and go bowling. If you are not a member of a league, just invite some friends. Use #USBowlingLeagueDay to post on social media.
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