# Bowling Score Calculator

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The bowling score calculator allows you to calculate the total score, scored by a player in a ball-throwing game by putting some inputs. Our bowling score calculator simplifies the process of maintaining and keeping the score up to date after every ball is thrown toward the pins.

## What Is Bowling Score?

A bowling score is the number of pins knocked down by a bowler during the game. It has 10 frames and each frame has two chances to knock down all pins.

Traditionally, keeping score in bowling involved complex manual calculations, even experienced bowlers can make mistakes in this. Hence, the bowling score calculator is a handy tool that automates the process of calculating your scores in a bowling game.

So goodbye to pen and paper and let your score be tracked by this bowling tracker.

## Rules Of Bowling:

### Strike:

If you knocked down all the 10 pins in a single throw, then it's a Strike and stated as marked “X” in our bowling score sheet.

### Spare:

If you knocked down all the 10 pins in two consecutive throws, then it’s a Spare and stated as marked “ / “ in the bowling score calculator.

### Open Frame:

If you don't hit the 10 pins in two throws, then it’s an open frame in our bowling scorecard.

### 10th Frame:

The rule of the 10th frame is a bit different as compared to others which are as follows,

• If you knocked strike in the first throw, then you get a chance to have two more throws in that frame.
• If you knocked spare in the first two shots, then you get an extra third shot in that frame.
• If you leave the frame with an open frame, then the game ends there.

## Score Calculations:

### Frame 1:

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 5

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 3

Total Score =   5  +  3  =  8

### Frame 2:

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 4

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 3

Total Score = Frame 1 Score + Frame 2 Score

Total Score =  8  +  4  +  3  =  15

### Frame 3:

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 1

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 6

Total Score =  Frame 2 Score + Frame 3 Score

Total Score =  15  +  1  +  6  =  22

### Frame 4:

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 2

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 3

Total Score =  Frame 3 Score + Frame 4 Score

Total Score =  22  +  2  +  3  =  27

### Frame 5:

Strike!

The score of this frame depends on the following frame and the previous frame. Therefore, check the score of frame 6 first.

Total Score = Frame 6 Score + Frame 4 Score + Frame 5 Score

Total Score =  1  +  27  +  10  =  38

### Frame 6:

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 0

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 1

Total Score = Frame 5 Score + Frame 6 Score

Total Score =  38  +  0  +  1  =  39

### Frame 7:

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 5

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 0

Total Score = Frame 6 Score + Frame 7 Score

Total Score =  39  +  5  +  0  =  44

### Frame 8:

Strike!

The score of this frame depends on the following frame and the previous frame. Therefore, check the score of frame 9 first.

Total Score = Frame 9 Score + Frame 7 Score + Frame 8 Score

Total Score =  10  +  44  +  10  =  64

### Frame 9:

Spare!

The score of this frame also depends on the following frame and the previous frame. Therefore, check the score of the 10th frame first.

Pins hit the ground in the first round = 9

Pins hit the ground in the second round = 1

Total Score = Frame 10 Score + Frame 8 Score + Frame 9 Score

Total Score =  10  +  64  +  9  +  1  =  84

### Frame 10:

3 Strikes Again!

Total Score = Frame 9 Score + 3 Strikes Score

Total Score =  84  +  10  +  10  +  10  =  114

## How Does This Bowling Score Calculator Work?

For accurate results, you have to follow some inputs in order to keep track of your score.

Input:

• Enter the number of pins you knocked down in each frame

Output:

• The total score of the game that you make

## FAQs:

### What Is Highest Range of Score in Bowling?

• As a beginner, you will score around 50 to 70 points in your first game
• An average bowler can score between 130 to 150 points.
• Bowlers who are quite proficient at bowling can score up to 200 points in this game.

### Is There Any Foul In Bowling?

Yes, there is a foul whenever a player's body comes into contact with or goes over the foul line.  The pinfall doesn't count if the ball goes out from the alley before it hits the pins.

### What Is The Max Score Limit in Bowling?

For a perfect bowling score, a player needs to hit strikes in all 10 frames consecutively, including 3 strikes on the 10th frame of bowling score card, that is 300.

## References:

From the source Wikipedia: Bowling, Variations, Equipment, Accessibility and scoring, bowling scoring card.