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ELC Los Angeles Strikes, Spares, Splits and Gutter balls April 7th, 2010

ELC Los Angeles students spend an afternoon bowling.  There is evidence this game actually originated in the Stone Age! Nowadays bowling is a popular American pastime and competitive league sport.

Bowling vocabulary:

Alley: the wooden playing surface

Gutter ball: When the ball is thrown or rolls into the drop off on their side of the lane.

Strike: When all ten pins are knocked down with one ball.

Spare: When all ten pins are knocked down with two balls.

Splits: When the center pins are knocked down while pin(s) on on right and left side remain standing.