You can celebrate your participation in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake (and your vacation budget savings) at Sebasco by trying your hand at some classic New England candlepin bowling on our very own vintage lanes. Built in 1936, the Sebasco Harbor Resort bowling alley has grown to become one of the most popular activities for families visiting our resort.
The origin of candlepin bowling dates back to the late 1800s and Worcester, Massachusetts is credited as its birthplace. Because of its unique challenges, this style of bowling has remained popular throughout New England for more than a century. Though they share many similarities, candlepin bowling and ten-pin bowling have many more differences. The most obvious difference is the size and features of the bowling ball. Ten-pin bowling balls weigh up to 16 pounds, have a diameter of 8.5 inches and have finger holes drilled into them to help the bowler. Candlepin bowling balls, on the other hand, weigh only 2 pounds 7 ounces, have a diameter of 4.5 inches and have no holes. The pins in ten-pin bowling are 15 inches tall and their widest part has a diameter of 4.7 inches. Candlepin pins are 15.75 inches tall and have only a 3-inch diameter, giving them the appearance of tall white candles.
The way in which the games are played differs as well. The biggest difference is in ten-pin bowling, the knocked down pins are removed from the lane before the next frame. In candlepin bowling, the felled pins, also known as deadwood, are left in place and used as an important tactical feature. Regardless of your skill level in a game of ten-pin, playing a game of candlepin bowling is fun, challenging, and popular with every age and gender!
Book your stay at Sebasco Harbor Resort before March 29th for great savings and a great cause. You just can’t lose!
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