The ‘Pro’ Bowler
Three quick steps to the line, an elegant follow through with the
arm as the ball rolls effortlessly from the fingers. A flick of
the trailing leg, then step back and watch with the smug knowledge
that the ball will curl back just in time to hit the headpin and
send all the others toppling to the floor.
The ‘Speed’ Bowler
Their hefty swing can reach in excess of 20mph. These guys are officially
known as “crankers.” Stay well away.
The ‘Wannabe’ Bowler
Every group of mates going down for a fun game can boast one of
these. They might get lucky and watch their effort smash through
the pins at the end of the lane. This calls for much celebration,
usually in the form of a loud cheer and arm signal to correspond,
followed by a look round for any good looking members of the opposite
sex that may have been watching.
The ‘Beer’ Bowler
Most students fit into this category. If you can manage a whole
pint between frames, then join up. Stunt shots such as superman
dives down the lane seem like a great idea to them at the time.
It’s only usually their kneecaps (and the management of the
establishment) that disagree.
The ‘Lucky’ Bowler
The ones that don’t really care what they bowl, as long as
it’s fun. Yet every time they take a shot, as the ball thumps
rather ungracefully onto the lane, you know it’s going to
work for them. The ball rolls too far to the side of the lane and
you think there’s no way of a score more than two. But you’re
wrong. As those two pins topple to the floor, five others decide
they’re going too. Why does that never happen to me?
The ‘Flukey’ Bowler
Not so consistently lucky, but odd shot does impress. The ball is
clumsily released and bowler turns his back on the lane in disappointment,
only for onlookers to witness a surprise strike that never should
The ‘Unlucky’ Bowler
No matter how well these guys bowl, they can never manage a score
over 90. Ah well you know what they say, ‘it’s not the
winning, it’s the…’
The ‘Gutter’ Bowler
My type of bowler. Consistent at least, but every shot veers off
to one side or the other, rolling majestically down the gutter,
and leaving the pins to fight another frame.
Join the Napier Tenpin Bowling Club, now under new management,
every Wednesday at 7.30pm at Brannigans, Fountainpark, for a few
drinks and then on to Megabowl for a couple of games. Bowling is
only £1.25 per game with us - you can’t get it cheaper
So if you like bowling, or beer, or both, join us for a few games.
Just remember these famous words: “Ah Dude, let’s go