All About Bowling
Bowling has a long and rich history, and today it is one of
the most popular sports in the world. A
British anthropologist, Sir
Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930's a collection of objects in a
grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was
bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC.
The first standardized rules were established
New York City, on September 9, 1895, when the first
official governing body of bowling was formed.
It was known as the
American Bowling Congress (ABC). The membership was mostly men although
permitted by ABC rules to join. In 1916, the Women's International Bowling Congress
(WIBC) was formed by a
group of 40 women, and served as a partner organization with the ABC
through 2004. The Young
American Bowling Alliance (YABA) was
established in 1982, after
previously existing as the American Junior
Bowling Congress, specifically to serve youth
bowlers from pre-school through collegiate
These three organizations, in addition to High School
Bowling USA and College Bowling USA,
became one under the USBC umbrella on January 1, 2005.
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