The Basics of Keeping Score
The Bowling Crew game has an automatic scouring. But even though, it's a good idea to know the fundamentals of keeping score in the sport of bowling. After all, you have to know how to keep score if you want to know what you need to bowl to beat your opponent!
Unlike a real game of bowling that consists of 10 frames, the Bowling Crew game consists of 3 frames, in which a bowler has two chances per frame to knock down all ten pins.
In traditional scoring, one point is scored for each pin that is knocked over.
- Open: When less than all ten pins are knocked down in two rolls in a frame (an open frame), the frame is scored with the total number of pins knocked down.
- Split: When the first ball of a frame leaves standing two or more non-adjacent groups of one or more pins.
However, when all ten pins are knocked down with either the first or second rolls of a frame, bonus pins are awarded as follows:
- Strike: When all ten pins are knocked down on the first roll (marked "X" on the score sheet), the frame receives ten pins plus a bonus of pin fall on the next two rolls (not necessarily the next two frames). A strike in the 3rd (final) frame receives two extra rolls for bonus pins.
- Spare: When a second roll of a frame is needed to knock down all ten pins (marked "/" on the score sheet), the frame receives ten pins plus a bonus of pin fall in the next roll (not necessarily the next frame). A spare in the first two rolls in the 3rd (final) frame receives a third roll for bonus pins.
The score board is shown in the end of every frame. You can open it manually at any time by taping on an arrow on the right side.
Every serious bowler aspires to bowl what is called the Perfect Game, as one of his or her goals. The maximum score for a single frame is 30 pins — 10 for the pins actually knocked down in that frame when a strike is rolled, plus 10 pins for the first roll that follows (which would have to be a strike), and another 10 pins for the second roll (which would also have to be a strike). Times this by the 3 frames in a game of bowling and you get the perfect game — a 90. It is achieved by rolling 5 consecutive strikes in a single game. You can see how many Perfect Games you got in your profile.