In tenpin bowling what is a fill ball?

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In tenpin Bowling, there are ten frames (not 12) per game. The bowler has two shots per frame to knock all ten pins down. In the tenth frame, if the bowler knocks all ten pins down in his first shot (a strike), then he gets two more shots. These extra two shots are called "fill balls." They are not extra frames (sometimes erroneously referred to as the 11th and 12th frame).

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