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Bowling is a sport in which a player rolls or throws a bowling ball towards a target. In pin bowling variations, the target is usually to knock over pins at the end of a lane. The pin version of bowling is often played on a flat wooden or other synthetic surface. The most common types of pin bowling include ten-pin, nine-pin, candlepin, duckpin and five-pin bowling, while in target bowling, bowls, bocce, carpet bowls, pétanque and boules, both indoor and outdoor varieties, are popular.

Professional Bowlers Association Specifies Maximum Size and Weight

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Bowling is a sport where a weighted ball is rolled down an alley and is aimed at a target of ten pins. The goal being to knock over all 10 pins in the first role. The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) regulates the bowling balls that can be used in PBA Tour competitions.  With nearly 4,300 members representing 13 countries, the PBA considers itself the “major league” of bowling in the world.  In addition to size and weight, the PBA rule for bowling ball specifications also covers balance, holes, surface, plugged equipment, gripping materials, and damaged equipment.

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