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# What are the Pin values in 10 pin bowling?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

9y ago

In any of the variants of 10-pin Bowling (including Duckpins or candlepins), each pin is worth one point.

However, when you are scoring a strike (all pins down on first ball) or spare (all pins down on 2nd ball), the scoring is more complex.

For a spare, the score is 10 plus the number of pins knocked down on the first ball of the next frame (so, for example, a spare followed by a 7 count would be 17)

For a strike, the score is 10 plus the number of pins knocked down on the next two balls thrown (so, for example, a strike followed by a 7 count then a completed spare would be 10+7+3 = 20). The most points that could be scored in a frame would be a strike followed by a strike, followed by another strike, 10+10+10 = 30.

This gives us the maximum possible bowling score of 300 (10 frames, maximum of 30 pins in each).

If a strike or spare is thrown in the 10th and final frame, the bowler immediately throws one (in the case of a spare) or two (for a strike) bonus balls, called "extra frames". These frames do not score on their own, they only serve to determine the extra pins for the 10th frame's mark.

Wiki User

13y ago

Wiki User

11y ago

It would depend on if the lanes are tenpin bowling lanes or different. It would also depend on the type of pinsetters. Each lane typically has a total of 20-22 pins, of which 10 are set and the other 10 are in the machine waiting to be set on the next frame.

Wiki User

9y ago

the values are from left to right 2-3-5-3-2 for a total of 15 points per frame

Wiki User

9y ago

In 10-pin bowling, all of the pins have the same value of 1.

Wiki User

11y ago

5 Pin