Regular Bowling


Experience an unforgettable time at Hunter’s Bowling Centres! Engage in friendly competition as you aim for strikes and spares, surrounded by an energetic atmosphere. Treat yourself to delectable snacks while creating cherished memories with friends and family. Whether you’re a 5-pin or 10-pin bowling fan, Hunter’s Bowling Centres promise hours of entertainment and social connection in a fun setting.

5 Pin Bowling

Five-pin bowling is a popular Canadian variant of bowling. Players aim to knock down five smaller pins arranged in a V-shape with a handheld ball. The pins are worth different point values, with the center pin being the highest. Players get three rolls per frame, aiming to knock down as many pins as possible. Unlike ten-pin bowling, there are no gutters, and fallen pins are cleared after each player’s turn. The game’s smaller pins and unique scoring system require precision and strategy for a successful play.

10 Pin Bowling

Ten-pin bowling involves rolling a heavy ball with three finger holes down a lane to knock down ten pins arranged in a triangle. Each frame grants two rolls, with the objective of knocking down as many pins as possible. Each pin counts as a single point; however, a strike, downing all pins in the first roll, awards maximum points, while a spare, clearing all pins within two rolls, offers extra points.

Bowling FAQ's

What are bowling balls made of?
Bowling balls are composed of a coverstock, determining grip and lane reaction, and a core, impacting weight distribution and ball motion. Coverstocks include materials like polyester, urethane, and reactive resin. Cores come in various shapes, affecting how the ball rolls and interacts with pins. Fillers may be added for weight adjustment. Manufacturers innovate to create balls with specific traits like hook potential and durability.
What is a good bowling score?
In 5-pin bowling, a good score is typically around 200 points or higher. In 10-pin bowling, a good score often exceeds 200 points as well. However, what constitutes a “good” score can vary based on skill level and competitive context. Professional and highly skilled amateur bowlers often aim for scores well above these benchmarks.
Which is easier 5 -pin or 10-pin bowling?
5-pin bowling is generally easier for beginners than 10-pin due to its smaller and lighter balls, simpler pin arrangement, and straightforward scoring. However, both games demand practice and technique for proficiency.
What are multiple strikes called by number?
In bowling, consecutive strikes are commonly referred to by specific terms based on the number of strikes 
in a row. Here are some of the terms used: 
  1. Double: Two strikes in a row.
  2. Turkey: Three strikes in a row.
  3. Four-Bagger: Four strikes in a row.
  4. Five-Bagger: Five strikes in a row.
  5. Six-Bagger: Six strikes in a row.
  6. Seven-Bagger: Seven strikes in a row.
  7. Eight-Bagger: Eight strikes in a row.
  8. Nine-Bagger: Nine strikes in a row (also known as a “Bagger 9”).
  9. Ten-Bagger: Ten strikes in a row (also known as a “Bagger 10”). 
Beyond ten consecutive strikes, the terms are less standardized, but they often continue with “Bagger” 
followed by the number of strikes in a row. For example, “Eleven-Bagger,” “Twelve-Bagger,” and so on. 
These terms add a fun and colloquial element to discussing a player’s performance during a game of 
What is a bumper in bowling?
In bowling, bumpers serve as protective barriers positioned in the gutters. These guards, primarily utilized by novices and youngsters, prevent the ball from veering off the lane. This feature fosters a more enjoyable experience by enhancing the chances of knocking down pins, particularly for those less skilled at the game.
What is ball lofting in bowling?
Lofting in bowling releases the ball above the lane’s surface, allowing it to travel through the air before making contact. It’s a technique to control the ball’s path and hook potential. Ball lofting is not advised, as excessive or improper lofting may cause increased wear on the lane’s surface, making it harder to maintain the lane’s condition.
How do you know what size bowling ball to use?
To determine the correct bowling ball size, consider your finger measurements and weight preferences. Measure finger circumference for grip, and choose a weight around 10% of your body weight. Beginners may opt for lighter balls, while experienced bowlers might choose heavier ones. For 5-pin bowling, find a comfortable ball size; for 10-pin, ensure snug finger holes for control. A well-fitting ball enhances performance and minimizes injury risk. For expert advice, ask one of our staff members for help.