We’re proud of the fact that the sport of Ten-Pin Bowling was introduced in India by us, and we set up the very first Indian bowling alley in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. We provide end-to-end consultancy and project management, including equipment procurement, for setting up a bowling alley.
About Ten-pin bowling
Rules of the game
This game consists of knocking down ten pins, standing at a distance of 60 feet, by hurling a urethane ball that weighs between 6 lb. and 16 lb. (depending on the sex and the age of the player). There are 10 frames in a game and you have two turns to knock down all the pins per frame – with the exception of the 10th frame, which works a little differently.
The score is the number of fallen pins. If the player has knocked down the ten pins with two throws, he gets a “SPARE”. Concerning the score, the points of the next throw after the “SPARE” are added to the frame in which the player got a “SPARE”. If the player succeeds to knock down the ten pins in the first throw, he gets a “STRIKE”.
In this case, the points of the next two throws are added to the frame in which the bowler got a “STRIKE”. You make a “TURKEY” when you make 3 successive “STRIKES”. The rules are very simple and equipment is available in a range of sizes and styles. Even kids aged 4 and up can play.
The record for oldest player ever is a 104-year-old woman who participated in a competitive league Bowling in the US in 1985-1986.
Bowling centers in India
Some of the Indian Bowling centers in which we were involved fully from concept to commissioning
- Leisure Bowl New Delhi 8 lanes
- Sayaji Hotels Indore 2 lanes
- Club Aquaria Mumbai 2 lanes
- Kin pin Japer 4 lanes
- Buddy’s Mumbai 4 lanes
- Destination Point New Delhi 6 lanes
- Roll in Bowl In Mumbai 4 lanes
- Xandu Bowl New Delhi 6 lanes
- Snow Bowling Chennai 4 lanes
- Z-2000 Surat 4 lanes
- Strike 10 Mumbai 6 lanes
- Bulls Eye Mumbai 4 lanes
- The Allygator Hyderabad 4 lanes
- Dumas Resort Surat 4 lanes
The area and equipment cost
The minimum area requirement for a Bowling alley is 86 feet length, inclusive of lane and approach area, 12 feet width for a pair of lanes, inclusive of 2 lanes and ball return zone, and 10-12 feet height per lane. For an 8-lane Bowling centre, the area required is about 6000 – 8000 square feet, inclusive of alleys, snack bar, seating arrangements, etc. The other important factor is finance. Depending on the configuration and specifications of the equipment, one lane costs between $20,000 and $ 30,000. The price includes the lane, scorer, and pinsetter, masking unit, centre management system, accessories and spares.
- Ball Return System
- Seating Arrangements
- Centre Management System
Bowling has emerged as an excellent unique recreational activity in India over the past decade. With a high RoI and short break-even period, Bowling Alleys are highly lucrative additions to Family Entertainment Centres (FECs). Get in touch with us to learn how you can set up a bowling alley at your centre.