Because they only used nine pins.
The front pin in bowling is called the head pin or the one pin.
The front pin in bowling is called the head pin. It is also called the 1 pin.
in the 1830's is when they started to ban 9-pin bowling in Texas, so many changed to 10 pin.
The origins of nine pin bowling go back to England in the 13th century.
The head pin.
There are ten pins in tenpin bowling. That is why it is called ten-pin bowling.
In tenpin bowling, there are ten pins per lane. In 9 pin there are nine. In 5 pin there are five.
It's called the king pin.
Bowling alley proprietors in Connecticut invented ten-pin bowling. In 1841, there was a lot of crime at the nine-pin bowling centers that were popular then, and to end the problem the Connecticut legislature banned "bowling at Nine Pins." The proprietors added a tenth pin to get around the ban. For some reason the legislature didn't go back and ban "bowling at Ten Pins."