Bowling has a long history dating back all the way to the 1930's. However, we may not be correct. A child's grave was found in Egypt with a collection of objects that may have been used for a crude form of bowling. If this is correct, then we can conclude that bowling's ancestry dates back all the way to 3200 B.C.! Anyway, nobody really knew about the sport back then (obviously). In the 17th century, peasants used to bowl in the backyards of their homes. Bowling balls used to be made of husks of corn, and were covered with material such as leather, and were bound with string. Because of their weight and size, they were rolled instead of thrown. However, a later form of bowling was made where you toss the ball instead of rolled. These types of bowling balls were lighter than the ones they rolled.

The first official rules for pin bowling were established in New York City on September 9, 1895. The longest surviving bowling lane exists at the New England's Roseland Cottage house museum. It used to be owned by a man before he passed away. Fast forward a couple years later, P.B.A was founded and shown on television for the very first time. Records show that it used to be called championship bowling.

Come many years later, bowling has become a very popular sport in the U.S.A and around the world. Many people play for fun. Others play for competition. Whatever the case, it has become one of the most played sports in the world. As a matters of fact, it is enjoyed by more than 95 million people in more than 90 countries worldwide. There are many competitions for bowling such as games and tournaments. When you think about it, millions are bowling right now. So go be a part of the fun.

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