Okay, so I went bowling last night with a buddy and we started talking about the rules the pro bowlers have to follow. (yes, we are exciting people…) Anyway, I guess I could google and figure all this stuff out, but I know many other dopers MUST be interested in professional bowling, so here goes:
How often can a pro bowler change bowling balls during a game? Can he/she change to a heavier ball or a lighter ball or whatever, whenever they want? Is there any possible advantage to this? (from my experience a heavier ball rolls “truer” and makes is easier to pick up 1 pin spares, but i’m not a great bowler)
Is there a time limit for him/her to bowl within? Like 2 minutes from the time the frame is reset, or is it just common courtesy?
you know when you hit a pin and it spins off its spot but stays standing? how is this treated for the pros? ie. move back to original spot on the reset or the nearest position? What is the machine knocks it down - guess it gets reset too?
Is there a maximum/minimum weight allowed for balls? I’ve seen 16 pound balls but what if you wanted the big bertha 18 pounder, do they have 'em?