The history of bowling is remarkable and mind-blowing. Bowling is a very popular sport to this date, it is believed that bowling traces to around 3200 BC from a boy in Egypt. The egyptians rolled stones at objects attempting to knock them down. As time continued, the game had time to develop and become more professional, they would develop rules and goals to achieve. The next known game of bowling was in Germany around 300 AD, and in 1366 the game of bowling was banned by King Edward III because it was taking archery practice away from his troops. The mass popularity bowling allowed it to be brought back. In the 1800’s the ten pin game was known around the world again because of the variation of only being able to use nine pins being outlawed because it was considered a gambling game. Adding the tenth pin gave people a way to keep bowling without violating the law. In the mindset of technology, the equipment that is used for bowling had tremendously improved. The sport of bowling has grown greatly since it first began and is still growing today. AS time progresses and the world evolves, bowling along with other sports will change and alter. In the early years of bowling, different counties created different types and strategies of bowling. In the years 1940-1960 bowling was so popular it was nicknamed “golden age of bowling.” By the year 1945, Bowling was an extremely popular money-making business in the United States. Around this same time, or era, a significant increase in bowling technology arose. IN the beginning, someone would have to manually set up the pins, but in the year 1963, the first automatic pinsetter was created, and even today, we still use them. Bowling pins have changed over the course of history, in many ways. The first known bowling pins were made of wood materials such as Maple, or even materials like stone. Pins were shaped and molded by the use of a lathe tool. When the pins were created with the material of wood, they had to be coated with a plastic coating. In today’s time, every bowling pin is almost the exact same. They have to be regulated by the USBC. All of the pins are required to be 15 inches high, and 4 ¾ inches wide.Every regulated pin weigh in at four pounds. The first known “bowling alley was played on an outdoor lawn. The types of bowling alleys that we have today were not developed until the late 1950s. For the excessive cost of $750,000, a California bowling alley was planned out and built. By the year 1962, a total of nine alleys had been created in the western United States.In the sport of bowling, the player will roll a weighted ball using three holes attempt to knock down pins.In bowling, the target is of the game is to knock over pins at the end of a lane. If you knock down all the pins on your first throw, it is known as a strike. If you were to not get all of the pins on your first role, but continue to knock the rest of them down, that is known as a spare. The maximum score is 300, which is achieved by getting 12 strikes in a row. A strike and a spare count 10 pins plus any other pins scored after a strike or after a spare. If if you throw two strikes in a row, it is known as a double. A perfect game is 300 and consists of 12 strikes in a row, you are given two more delivers in the 10th frame. Competition in league and tournament play includes individuals, as well as teams of up to five players.