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# How is a strike and a spare scored?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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Well, a spare is worth 10 plus the next ball, and a strike is worth 10 plus the next 2 balls. Without seeing the score card, that's all I can tell you.

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### What is a strike scored as?

Depending on whether you get a strike, spare, or an open frame, the score is the frame with the strike: 10+x+y. X means your first throw and y is your second.

### In scoring with bowling what is it when a split becomes a spare?

It is still scored as a spare.

### How is bowling scored?

Each frame consists of two deliveries, unless you knock all 10 pins down on the first delivery, this is called a strike. If you knock them all down after the second delivery its a spare. In the tenth frame however, if you get a strike or spare, you get three deliveries. The total number of pins for each frame gets added together unless you roll a strike or spare. If you roll a strike its worth 10 plus what you get on your next 2 deliveries. A spare is worth 10 plus your next delivery. This means in a frame where there's a strike or spare the score for that frame can't be filled in until your next two or one deliveries have been thrown respectively.

### How many fames are there in bowling?

There are 10 frames in bowling. If you get a strike or spare in the 10th frame you get additional shot(s) -- 1 for spare and 2 for strike.

### In the last frame of bowling do you get a chance to bowl a total of 4 balls?

In the last frame you get a chance of bowling 3 balls. You can get three strikes, a strike and a spare (a spare is two balls) or a spare and a strike.

### If you get a spare in the tenth frame and fill it with ten is that fill considered a strike?

No. Technically there are only ten frames in bowling. If you Spare in the tenth frame, you get a bonus shot called a fill shot. If you strike in the tenth frame, you get two bonus/fill shots.no

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### Isn't a spare and then a strike the same thing as getting 2 strikes in a row?

No... with a spare you will add 10 plus the next ball rolled to get your score for that frame. A strike you will add 10 plus the next 2 balls rolled to score that frame. The maximum frame score you can receive for a spare would be 20. If you rolled a strike for next ball after your spare. The maximum for a strike would be 30. If you rolled 2 strikes in your next 2 balls after you strike.

### If a hitter gets a hit is it scored a ball or a strike?

For the pitcher's ball/strike pitch numbers, it is counted as a strike.

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### What is the difference between a strike and spare?

The different between a strike and a spare is the number of shots used in knocking all 10 pins down. A strike is knocking all 10 pins down in one shot. A spare is knocking all 10 pins down in two shots.

### What are the release dates for Firehouse - 1974 Strike Spare and Burn 1-7?

Firehouse - 1974 Strike Spare and Burn 1-7 was released on: USA: 28 February 1974