I have long thought that candlepin bowling is better than tenpin and a recent Boston Globe Magazine article contains the proof:
In tenpin, there are between 40 and 50 thousand perfect games bowled each year. Four different times, a perfect tenpin game has been bowled by someone who is legally blind.
By contrast, the average score for an elite candlepin bowler is 130 out of 300 with an all-time high of 245.
Isn’t a game more fun when people don’t routinely achieve perfection and where the game is more about how well you can do rather than merely reducing the number of times you screw up the perfect game?
All this talk about how cool candlepin is makes me actually want to get myself to a bowling alley…