Best Answer

No one knows for sure; but the usual answer given is that an observer, upon seeing how much the smaller, lighter pins flew around after a strike, pointed out how they reminded him of how wild ducks scatter every which way at the sound of a shotgun blast.

User Avatar

Wiki User

13y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why do people call duckpin bowling 'duckpin'?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What are bowling's main rules?

It depends on if you are speaking of the American Tenpin Bowling, Canadian Tenpin Bowling, Duckpin bowling, Candlepin bowling, etc.

Where can you find duckpin lanes in metro Manila?

Armal Bowling Center in Pasig City and Market Place Bowling Center in Mandaluyong city.

What are four forms of the game bowling?

There is tenpin bowling, duckpin bowling, fivepin bowling, ninepin bowling. Variations of tenpin include color pin, red head pin, 9 pin no tap, Monte Carlo, Even/Odds, Low ball, and best frame.

When strike how many bonus ball in duckpin bowling?

Two Actually you get two bonus throws, not frames.

Is there any bowling game where you can score higher then 300?

In all games that I am aware: tenpin, duckpin, and candle stick, a perfect score is 300. The only exceptiont that I am aware of is five pin bowling. The perfect score is 450. You get 15 pins for a strike.

What do they call bowling in Hawaii in English?


What is duck pin bowling?

1) On eBay, or a similar auction site.2) Many bowling centers will sell you a new bowling pin. Expect to pay around $20-$25.3) Some leagues, known colloquially as Hav-a-Ball leagues, can provide you with a themed bowling pin (usually in lieu of a similarly-themed bowling ball) as part of the cost of participation.

Where can I find duckpin bowling in Manila Philippines?

There is one at UP Diliman Alumni Center. The wood lane is not smooth and you can see the ball jumping as it rolls down the lane. The pin setter is also done manually by the personnel there.

How people have practice for bowling?

Maybe People practice for bowling from Fun Bowling game,playstation2,wii sports or go to bowling alley.

What is the highest score in duckpin bowling?

The highest possible score is the same as in tenpin bowling. A perfect game would consist of 12 consecutive strikes in the same game = 300 pins.The highest actual score, however, is 279, bowled by Pete Signore Jr. of Connecticut on March 5, 1992. (The record for a woman is 265, set by Carol Gittings of Maryland on May 6, 1973.)

How much to go bowling?

Every bowling centre is different. Call your local centre to get an idea of prices.

There are 10 pins in a game of bowling Oh really i thought only 8 No who don't you go ask Ellenn?

There are TEN (10) pins in a standard game of bowling. In regards to the ball rolled... ... the larger ball is used in standard 10-pin bowling, and is rolled up to a maximum of twice per frame per person. ... the smaller ball is used in "duckpin" bowling (still 10 pins, although smaller), and is rolled up to a maximum of THREE times per frame per person.