Who invented candlepin bowling? – 2017


Who invented candlepin bowling?

Justin White

This form of bowling, mostly found in New England and Eastern Canada, was invented in 1880 in Worcester, Massachusetts, by local bowling alley owner Justin White. Unlike more traditional forms of the game, candlepin involves pins that resemble, well, candles. They’re tall and thin, and players must hit them with balls that are much smaller than a normal bowling ball – and lack finger holes. But to make up for the tiny size, players get three rolls per frame instead of two. Source: Boston.com

Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that is played primarily in the Canadian Maritime provinces and the New England states of the United States. There is also a set of lanes in the Wyoming, Ohio civic center, and also at a center in Fostoria, Ohio.

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