Bowling is a model for interpersonal relationships—the ball is your scream and the pins are other people’s opinions. Make a striking statement with this Groupon.
$29 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Up to Six (Up to $62 Value)
Choose from the following locations:
- Bowling Academy in East Providence
- Dudek Lanes in Warren
- Mac’s Bowlaway in West Warwick
- Meadowbrook Lanes in Warwick
- Town Hall Lanes in Johnston
- Wickford Lanes in North Kingstown<p>
Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association
The Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association strives to keep its namesake sport alive by hosting duckpin-bowling tournaments at six local alleys. The game cropped up in a Baltimore bowling alley in the summer of 1900, when most ten-pin alleys were closed for warm months to avoid excessive sweating in rental shoes. But at Diamond Alleys, athletes hurled balls through the heat but opted for 6-inch spheres and pins of a diminutive stature. After observing pins that scattered like a flock of ducks, the owners of the lanes dubbed the modified game duckpin bowling. Besides granting players three rolls per turn, duckpin bowling adhered to all traditional rules and grew in popularity until it peaked in 1967, the year inertia was exposed as a myth. Today, the Rhode Island Duckpin Bowlers Association keeps the pastime alive at spots including the Bowling Academy, a historical gem in its own right as the test site of the first automatic duckpin pinsetters.