HickokSports.com - History - Five-Pin Bowling A brief history of the sport of 5-pin bowling, including the evolution of the scoring system.Category Sports Bowling Five-Pinfivepin bowling. Table of Contents. five-pin bowling caught on quickly.The first league was formed in Toronto in 1910. Two years http://www.hickoksports.com/history/fivepin.shtml
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents When ten-pin bowling was introduced to Toronto in 1905, it became a lunch-time recreation for many people. To speed up the game, they frequently had only five pins set up. Thomas F. Ryan, owner of the Temperance Street Bowling Club, in 1909 was inspired to create a new sport based on that idea. He had five pins whittled down and he set up a system in which each pin was assigned a number of points from 1 to 5. Five-pin bowling caught on quickly. The first league was formed in Toronto in 1910. Two years later, a rubber band circling the throat of the pins was added to increase the amount of action. The first women's league was established in Toronto in 1921 and two years later the sport was introduced to Western Canada. That resulted in the founding of the Canadian Bowling Association, based in Toronto, 1927. However, bowlers in Western Canada adopted their own scoring system in 1930. Ryan's original system had assigned the values 4, 2, 1, 3, and 5 to the 1 through 5 pins respectively. The Western system used the values 1, 4, 5, 3, and 2. In 1944, the Western Canadian Five-Pin Bowling Assocation was founded in Regina, Saskatchewan. The two areas of the country continued with their own scoring systems until 1952, when a new national system was established, assigning the values 2, 3, 5, 3 and 2 to the five pins.
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Extractions: Matchmaker.com: Sign up now for a free trial. Date Smarter! Five-Pin Bowling Table of Contents History W hen ten-pin bowling was introduced to Toronto in 1905, it became a lunch-time recreation for many people. To speed up the game, they frequently had only five pins set up. Thomas F. Ryan, owner of the Temperance Street Bowling Club, in 1909 was inspired to create a new sport based on the idea. He had five pins whittled down and he set up a system in which each pin was assigned a number of points from 1 to 5. Five-pin bowling caught on quickly. The first league was formed in Toronto in 1910. Two years later, a rubber band circling the throat of the pins was added to increase the amount of action. The first women's league was established in Toronto in 1921 and two years later the sport was introduced to Western Canada. That resulted in the founding of the Canadian Bowling Association , based in Toronto, 1927. However, bowlers in Western Canada adopted their own scoring system in 1930. Ryan's original system had assigned the values 4, 2, 1, 3, and 5 to the 1 through 5 pins respectively. The Western system used the values 1, 4, 5, 3, and 2. In 1944, the Western Canadian Five-Pin Bowling Assocation was founded in Regina, Saskatchewan. The two areas of the country continued with their own scoring systems until 1952, when a new national system was established, assigning the values 2, 3, 5, 3 and 2 to the five pins.
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents The pins in ten-pin bowling were originally tall and slender, almost cylindrical. It was hard to get high scores with such pins, so bowling alleys in New York City about 1850 began to use the familiar larger, bottle-shaped pins. After the Civil War, "big pin" bowling became the dominant version of the sport throughout the country. But in 1881, Justin P. White, the owner of a billiard room in Worcester, Massachusetts, and John J. Monsey, an expert billiards player, revivedor perhaps re-inventedthe older form of bowling. The original candlepins were 11 inches high and tapered to a diameter of 1 inch at each end. Bowlers used a wooden ball, 3 inches in diameter and weighing about 3 pounds, on a regulation-sized tenpin alley. Because of the size of the ball and spacing of the pins, it was very difficult to get a good score, so White and Monsey hit on the idea of leaving fallen pins, or "deadwood," on the lane to increase scoring. Using deadwood to help knock down the remaining pins is an important tactical feature of candlepin bowling. The pins are now somewhat bigger than in 1881: 15 3/4 inches high and 2 15/16 inches at the middle, tapering to 1 3/4 inch at the ends. The ball is 4 1/2 inches in diameter and weighs from 2 pounds, 5 ounces, to 2 pounds, 7 ounces.
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Extractions: By Terrance D. Burns 5-pin Bowling dates back to 1909 when it was officially recognized as being developed by Thomas F. Ryan. I believe this to be the only truly Canadian Sport left since all other sports have become international in nature yet 5-pin remains the only truly Canadian sport being played in every province and territory of Canada. If anyone knows of a place in the U.S.A. or elsewhere please let me know! Mail me! 1909 Thomas F. Ryan invents 5 pin Bowling in Toronto, Ontario original pin count is established as "4-2-1-3-5" 1910 first league formed 1912 rubber band added to pin 1918 first 400 game bowled by Alfred Shrubb 1921 first 450 perfect game bowled by Bill Bromfield 1921 first Ladies 5 pin Bowling league started by Marion Dibble in Toronto 1922 first inter-city match between Toronto and Montreal using a telephone hookup 1923 Winnipeg's Charles Gibson introduces 5 pin bowling to Western Canada 1927 first bowling organization Canadian Bowling Association (Toronto) 1928 first official rule book printed 1930 Western Canada adapts own scoring system. Pin values equal ' 1-4-5-3-2 '
Five-Pin Bowling - Bowling At BellaOnline fivepin bowling. five-pin bowling When ten-pin bowling was introducedin Canada in 1905, it became a lunch-time recreation for many people. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art6513.asp
Extractions: is BellaOnline's Bowling Host 5-Pin Bowling - Are Half the Pins Twice the Fun? Bowling as a sport has been around in one version or another for approximately 7000 years. Another variation is "5-Pin" Bowling found mostly in Canada. It is sometimes referred to as "Canadian 5-Pin." The majority of 5-Pin centers are in Ontario with 231 centers. British Columbia has 85, Alberta - 79, Saskatchewan - 52, Manitoba - 41, Quebec - 21, Newfoundland - Although five-pin bowling has been played, at times, in Scotland, the British West Indies, the Phillipines (sic), Argentina, and small areas of the United States, it now seems to be confined entirely to Canada, where there are more than 500,000 participants. Bowladrome was a clever name for the first 5-pin bowling center in Canada. Thomas F. Ryan was the owner, and in the early 1900´s (there is some debate about whether it was in 1908, 1909, or 1910) he invented Canadian 5-Pin bowling. Since people found the ten pin bowling balls to be too heavy and hand setting ten pins took too long he designed a game that could be played by less athletic people, as well as could be played more quickly. He changed the number of pins to five and modified their size. In addition, he changed the size and weight of the bowling ball
Five Pin Bowling Five Pin Bowling. LEARN ALL ABOUT THE INVENTION OF FIVE PIN BOWLING The Canadianversion of the game, known as fivepin bowling, was invented by Tommy Ryan. http://www.geocities.com/drhwebmaster/five_pin_bowling.htm
Extractions: Five Pin Bowling LEARN ALL ABOUT THE INVENTION OF FIVE PIN BOWLING Bowling is an old and popular sport. The Canadian version of the game, known as five-pin bowling, was invented by Tommy Ryan. Before five-pin was invented, many poeple would bowl ten-pin during their lunch hours, however they found that the games were too long and that they couldn't finish them before having to go back to work. That's why five- pin was invented. The games were not as long and strenous as ten-pin and his new balls were only a fraction of the size; about 3.5 pounds. The smaller, lighter pins introduced new problems. They bounced all over the alley, even out the windows. Ryan solved this problem by placing rubber bands around the pins. Ryan never actually patented his invention and did not profit financially from it. Five-pin bowling is a very popular and fast growing sport in Canada. RETURN TO HOME PAGE
Borderline Bowl-o-rama An article written about 5 pin bowling, from an American's perspective.Category Sports Bowling Five-Pin More importantly, however, this place houses one of Canada's best keptentertainment secrets fivepin bowling. Annually, more than http://www.wcug.wwu.edu/~klipsun/jan98/bowling.html
Extractions: Borderline Bowl-o-rama - Amy King At first glance, the scene looks typical. Outside, the glaring neon lights resemble signs found in towns everywhere. Inside, the worn half-red and half-blue shoes also provide a reminiscent stench. This place offers shelter from the rain, and it also marks their specific destination. More importantly, however, this place houses one of Canada's best kept entertainment secrets: five-pin bowling. Annually, more than 1 million Canadians try their hand at five-pin bowling, and more than 600,000 test their skills in leagues, said Terry Burns, avid five-pin bowler. Burns, who has been five-pin bowling for more than 20 years, also coaches Youth Bowling Council teens and competes regularly in five-pin tournaments throughout Canada. Burns describes himself as a "fanatical five-pin bowler," and says that five-pin is the most popular form of bowlingin Canada. "All other sports have become international in nature," Burns said. "Yet five-pin remains the only truly Canadian sport being played in every province and territory of Canada." Novice Americans may consider the radical differences between five-pin and 10-pin bowling something to be experienced first-hand.
Bowling Came To Guelph Around 1950 | The Guelph Mercury Friday April 19, 2002 Tony Saxon For The Mercury The Guelph connection to thesport of bowling specifically five-pin bowling - is as strong as it gets. http://www.guelphmercury.com/news/special/175_anniversary/news_special_020419132
Extractions: The Guelph connection to the sport of bowling - specifically five-pin bowling - is as strong as it gets. The inventor of the five-pin version of the sport was a man named Tommy Ryan, who haled from the Royal City. Ryan owned one of the country's first bowling facilities in Toronto in the early 1900's. Back then the only bowling was 10-pin, a distinctly American game that some say has its origins in ancient Egyptian, where a sport similar to bowling was played. But Ryan, being an innovator of sorts, decided the 10-pin game put a little too much emphasis on power, and not enough on accuracy. So in 1909 Ryan took some of the pins used at his bowling alley to his father's workshop and put them on the lathe, making it a smaller and lighter target. He also developed a smaller ball to use, thus rewarding accuracy instead of brute strength, explains Chris Bidner, longtime manager of Bowlerama in Guelph. At first the five-pin game's popularity was mainly in Eastern Canada, but slowly but surely it spread right across the country.
Pin Talk pleased to see Morris receive his first Master's ring. Morris, 74,is renowned for his unprecedented support of fivepin bowling. http://www.waterdownlanes.com/pintalk/coulter.htm
Extractions: The Hamilton Spectator The first perfect games of the new season proved to be repeat performances for two Hamilton keglers. Connie Ward rolled her third perfect 450 five-pin game in the Hamilton-Niagara Pro league at Stryx Lanes in Grimsby. Jim Ostrosser cracked his second perfect 300 single in Saturday 3-Man 10-pin action at Skyway Lanes. Ostrosser notched his initial 300 in September 1998 at Skyway. This time around Jim jolted games of 213, 216, 300 and 233 en route to 962 for four. Meanwhile, bowling sensation Connie Ward continues to add to her bowling laurels. There is no disputing that Connie is a force in both five and 10-pin play. Last February, Ward became the first Hamilton bowler to record perfect games in both sports with a perfect 10-pin game. Connie had previously posted two perfect five-pin games during the mid-1980s. Ward holds the Hamilton Women's Association record high average of 211 and last year was tops again for the fourth time with a 208 mark. She was a member of the 1992-93 Canadian ladies' team.
Cyberspace - Karl Mamer A Short History of fivepin bowling. . In five-pin bowling the foremostpin is worth five points. It's two flankers are worth three points. http://www.yrad.com/essays/fivepin.htm
Extractions: A Short History of Five-Pin Bowling Along with the sports of basketball, lacrosse, hockey, three-down football, and extreme curling, Canada is also responsible for giving the world five-pin bowling. No one in the rest of the world actually plays five-pin bowling but then they didn't really play hockey in Southern California for a long time either. You just wait. For over 7,000 years bowlers have been throwing a large heavy ball at ten pins and trying to knock them down. In 1880, an American took the sport indoors and set up lanes. In 1909 along came Canada's Tommy Ryan. He owned Toronto's highly exclusive Toronto Bowling Club. It featured the standard ten-pin game. It also had the cream of Toronto society as members. While Canada's rich elite wanted to bowl, they had other things to do and couldn't wait around all day for pin boys to manually set up ten whole pins. Tommy Ryan had an idea. The game could be played twice as fast if you got rid of half the pins. It was a brilliant insight. Because Ryan's clients were of the leisured class, he made the ball lighter. He reduced it from a ten-pound ball to a smaller rubber four lbs ball. Ryan also lathed down the size of the pins. He added a third throw. Why should the elite be relegated to only two tosses of the ball? Give 'em three. They've earned it. Another modification Ryan made to the game was to assign each pin a different point value. In ten-pin bowling, each pin is equal. Ten pins. All equal. The very idea of pin equality smacked of Bolshevism to Ryan's elite clientele. In five-pin bowling the foremost pin is worth five points. It's two flankers are worth three points. The two in the back are worth only two points. For a strike you add the total of your next two balls and for a spare you add the total of your next ball. Five-pin bowling stuck with the ten frame system. There are some traditions you don't change.
Extractions: Category Description Five-Pin bowling originated in Canada, where it is played in centres across the country. It is played with a small ball, the 5 pins have rubber rings around their middles, there are 3 balls per frame and a perfect game score is 450. Please read through the sites for more information.