The Origins of Bowling


Bowling is one of the most popular pastimes in developed countries. The entire championship attracts the attention of viewers and TV watchers, who follow the sporting careers of the skilled player. Indeed, bawling turned from a simple game to a real sporting event, but less people have been aware of its distribution since ancient times. Bowling seems to be a popular game of all time and people.
The first notification of bawling dates back to 5200 BC, which was stated by archaeological investigations in Egypt. In particular, the find in one of the tombs included a small stone ball, three pieces of thin marble and nine pins, indicating that the game’s principles and strategies were familiar to ancient people. In 1939 there was an assumption that introduced that a ball was thrown through a small gate formed by a thin marble.

3rd Century Germany

The German historian William Pel states that bowling originated in Germany in the 3rd century. At first, it had nothing in common with entertainment, but was considered a religious ritual. Pins are a kind of weapon, used for attacking and mistreating. That is why bowling symbolizes the eradication process, as the pins are the embodiment of.

Over the following centuries clay and wooden sidewalks for bowling were erected in other European countries; pin game conquer France, Spain and England; in the British Isles, in particular, bawling was considered a privilege of the aristocracy, while variants of the pin were popular among the working class. Many bowling clubs opened in England in the 15th century. It was also popular in the Netherlands and in the 17th century was exported to the United States. So, the general idea that bowling has started in America seems bogus and contradictory.

The true boom of modern type bowling was registered at the end of the 19th century, when the 10th pin was added. In addition, in 1895 the first institution that controlled the rules of the game was founded – the American Bowling Community. Over time, this game was successful and distributed all over the world. At the same time, new equipment and technological solutions were needed. One of the related patents was issued to Gottfried Schmidt in the late 1930s; he invented the automatic tweezers – a device for automatic ball and pin return. Speaking of bowling balls, it has also undergone several technological changes; in the early 20th century it was made of stone wood and until recently bowling balls were made of polyester and various polyurethane modifications.