The Greater Kingston Tenpin Bowling Association, certification number 15004, is a service organization dedicated to providing benefits to the Greater Kingston Tenpin Bowlers.
The Association provides sanctioning services to bowling leagues in the area as well as regulatory services which ensures that the playing field for all bowlers is within specification. It also provides assistance in interpreting the rules of the game.
In affiliation with the Canadian Tenpin Federation, the Association provides an awards program and the opportunity to enter tournaments provided for the members throughout the season
GKTBA is proud to have developed some of the best junior bowlers in the province. Last year was no exception as our very own Christine Milsap won the Provincial High average award for senior girls with a 193! Christine was also the first female junior bowler to ever roll a 300 in Kingston in 2020. Congratulations to a wonderful junior career and many more accomplishments as an adult.
Some big changes have happened this summer of 2022 in the Kingston area bowling community!
Cloverleaf Lanes has been sold to new ownership and is now named Splitsville Kingston. Some big plans are in motion to update the nearly 60 year old bowling centre in summer 2023.
Prost Bowling Centre has also been acquired by new ownership and will be operated and managed by local member and pro shop owner Mike Conley, also under a new name, Limestone Lanes. MC Pro Shop within the bowling centre remains open.
You can read the full article from the Kingston Whig Standard here.
|Association Manager||Jordan Henwood|
|Awards Program||Jordan Henwood|
What is Ten-Pin Bowling?
Ten-Pin bowling is a competitive and recreational sport in which the player, called a bowler, attempts to knock down as many pins as possible by rolling a ball along a smooth path called a bowling lane. On either side of the bowling lane are two gutters which run the entire length of the lane. These gutters prevent bowling balls that have left the playing area from returning to the lane and knocking over pins. A bowler is provided with ten frames, which make up a complete game. Each frame allows the bowler to roll a maximum of two rolls per frame, except in the tenth frame where an extra shot can be earned by striking or sparing.
- Bowling is played in 90 countries around the world and located in all 5 Olympic Zones.
- With more than 100 Million participants and 10 Million competitors, bowling is one of the largest and best organized sports in the world.
- The bowling industry spends a much larger amount of money each year on airlines, restaurants, hotels and rental cars, and has far more registered, due-paying participants than any other sport.
- Bowling is for people of all ages. People as young as 3 and as old as 100 are regular participants.
- Over 35% of people who bowl 25 times a year or more are over the age of 45.