Tenpin bowling

Ten-pin bowling is a sport that uses the imperial system of measurement.

Lane dimensions

The length of a regulation lane is 60 feet from the foul line to the centre of the headpin. The lane is 42 inches wide but is measured in boards. There are 39 boards.

Markings

Board 20 is the center board,  counting from either side. It is marked by the Center Arrow. Arrows are 5 boards apart for easy board counting.  

Lane surface

The surface is free of all continuous grooves. It is perfectly flat both side to side and front to back with a maximum tolerance of just 40/1000th inch allowed.  

Lane approach

The approach where the bowler delivers the ball is not less than 15 feet in length. The same lane finishing coating is applied from edge board to edge board. 

The pin deck

The pins are located within a 91.44cm equilateral triangle, with each of the pins aligned 30.48cm apart centre to centre.

Pins

Each pin is 12 inches from its neighbour in any direction (as measured from the centre of each pin).

Tenpin bowling lane

References

Tenpin Bowling Australia Ltd.www.tenpin.org.au/

Fusion Bowling. www.fusionbowling.com/resources/bowling-alley-lane-dimensions/

Sports association details

Tenpin Bowling Association of Western Australia Inc

Amanda Ladlow
President
Address PO Box 1969 Malaga WA 6944
Email president@tenpinbowlingwa.com.au
Website www.tenpinbowlingwa.com.au
Twitter @TBAWA_News

Disclaimer

The information in this guide is general in nature and cannot be relied upon as professional advice concerning the design of, or marking out for, sporting facilities and playing areas. No assurance is given as to the accuracy of any information contained in this guide and readers should not rely on its accuracy. Readers should obtain their own independent and professional advice in relation to their proposed sporting activity.