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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that is played primarily in the Canadian Maritime provinces, Quebec, Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.[1]

Comparison to ten-pin bowling

Candlepin bowling was developed in 1880 in Worcester, Massachusetts by a local bowling center owner, Justin White some years before both the standardization of the ten-pin sport in 1895, and the invention of duckpin bowling. Today the game is enjoyed in many diverse places such as California and Germany in addition to New England.[2] As in other forms of bowling, the players roll balls down a wooden pathway (lane) to knock down as many pins as possible. The main differences between candlepin bowling and the predominant ten-pin bowling style are that each player uses three balls per frame (see below), the balls are much smaller (11.43 cm, or 4.5" diameter) and do not have holes, the downed pins (known as 'wood') are not cleared away...

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Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that is played primarily in several New England states, and in the Canadian Maritime provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.

History and Differences

It was developed in 1880 in Worcester, Massachusetts by a local bowling centre owner, Justin White, some years before either the standardization of the tenpin sport in 1895, and the invention of duckpin bowling. As in other forms of bowling, the players roll balls down a wooden pathway (lane) to knock down as many pins as possible. The main differences between candlepin bowling and the predominant ten-pin bowling style are that each player uses three balls per frame (see below), the balls are much smaller (4.5" diameter) and do not have holes, the downed pins (known as 'wood') are not cleared away between balls during a player's turn, and the pins are thinner, and thus harder to knock down. Because of these differences, scoring points is considerably...

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HAVERHILL — It’s 9:30 on a recent Sunday morning. Most people are either in church or in bed, depending on whether they worship the Holy Spirit or imbibed too many spirits the night before. But the Pilgrim Lanes are rocking. A busload of Canadians has journeyed 14 hours to bowl in the Candlepin for Kids International Teams Tournament. There’s an even bigger contingent of New Englanders (ages 4-18) who are fired up for the match. When the TV lights are switched on it’s like being magically transported to a Saturday morning when “Candlepin Bowling’’ on Channel 5 (1958-1996) sometimes got better ratings than the Red Sox, Celtics, or Bruins.

‘‘When that show left it broke everybody’s heart,’’ said Bart Maderios, coach of the Pilgrim Lanes youth league program. There were a slew of others that also have been canceled. But today’s show is being taped, albeit for a web broadcast at www.cp4k.com.

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Few People Know About Candlepin Bowling Outside of New England. So If You Want To Test If Your A True New Englander, Try It! If You Don't Do So Well, Just Try It Again!

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candlepin

bowling leagues.

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candlepin

bowling alley in Nashua fully plans to stay in business.

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bowling, enjoy the scenic Green Mountain National Forest on a cross-country trek, or take a guided snowmobile tour.

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candlepin

bowling until age 96.

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In bowling, a pinsetter, or pinspotter, was originally a person who manually reset bowling pins to their correct position, cleared fallen pins, and returned bowling balls to players. Probably due to the nature of the work (low-paid, often part-time, manual labor that most frequently took place evenings), many pinsetters were teenage boys, and thus pinboy is another name used to describe the job. In 1936 Gottfried Schmidt invented the mechanical pinsetter while with the AMF firm, which largely did away with pinsetting as a manual profession, although a small number of bowling alleys still use human pinsetters. While humans usually no longer set the pins, a pinchaser, or in slang 'pin monkey', often is stationed near the equipment to ensure that it is clean and working properly, and to clear minor jams.

Many pinsetters are integrated with electronic scoring systems of varying sophistication. While many pinsetters have a manual reset button to use in case the pinsetter does not...

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Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that is played primarily in the Canadian Maritime provinces and the New England states of the United States. There is also a set of lanes in the Wyoming, Ohio, civic center,[1] and a center in Fostoria, Ohio, has candlepin lanes. Additionally, there is a ninepin bowling "club" in Bulverde, Texas, which uses candlepins on two of their lanes, although these lanes are not actually set up for Candlepin Bowling, as the club's primary interest is 9-pin bowling. It is also enjoyed in many diverse places such as California and Germany in addition to New England.[2]

Comparison to tenpin bowling[edit]

An early 20th century four-lane candlepin alley in

Windsor, Vermont

, United States, about 1910—note also the presence of stored

tenpins

and

duckpins

on a shelf behind the pit areas.

Candlepin bowling was developed in 1880 in Worcester, Massachusetts, by Justin White, a local bowling center owner, some...

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This page describes how to install Candlepin using the rpms. If you are building from source, please see Developer Deployment.

Install PostgresSQL.

$ sudo yum install -y postgresql-server postgresql

Initialize PostgreSQL.

$ sudo postgresql-setup initdb

Update /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf to be trust instead of ident:

# TYPE DATABASE USER CIDR-ADDRESS METHOD local all all trust host all all 127.0.0.1/32 trust

Enable and start the PostgreSQL server.

$ sudo chkconfig postgresql on $ sudo /sbin/service postgresql start

Configure the yum repo,

$ wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-candlepin.repo http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/candlepin/candlepin/fedora-candlepin.repo

OR

$ wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-candlepin.repo http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/candlepin/candlepin/epel-candlepin.repo

Install Candlepin

$ sudo yum install candlepin-tomcat6 ...
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The Dreaded Half Worcesterwarning: music

is just one of the possible vexing configurations

players

encounter in

candlepin bowling

, a regional variation on traditional bowling that's unique to northern New England and maritime Canada.

Developed in Worcester, MA, around 1880(warning: more music)

, the

game

is played in

gorgeousantiquealleys

dotted around New England and Nova Scotia, and features a

4 1/2" wooden or rubber ball

, three rolls per frame or "box," and 15 and 3/4" narrow, cylinder-shaped pins that are the devil to knock down -- even though you can use the

dead wood

to knock other pins down, a score over 200 is extremely rare.

Find some lanes

and

play

or just

take the quiz

- like so many regional quirks, this one's undergoing

a bit of a revival

.


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