# Bowling Score Calculator

Our bowling score calculator will help you figure your bowling score based on how many pins you knock down each throw. Unless you are an avid bowler, you may not know exactly how calculate your bowling score. Of course, the goal is to knock down as many pins as you can, but more goes into the score than just adding up how many pins you knock over.

Bowling usually refers to ten-pin bowling. This is where you throw a bowling ball down a lane trying to knock over ten bowling pins that are set up at the other end. You have two throws per frame to try to knock down all ten pins. If you knock down all ten pins on the first throw then you threw a “strike.” This is usually represented by the letter “X” and you do not throw a second ball since you already knocked down all ten pins. If you still have pins standing after the first throw, then you throw a second ball. If you knock down the remaining pins with your second throw then you threw a “spare.” This is usually represented by a (/) forward slash.

If you bowl a “strike”, then you score 10 points for the throw and the next two throws are added to it. If you throw all strikes then you would score 30 points per frame for a perfect score of 300. If you bowl a “spare”, then you get 10 points for the frame and your next throw is added to it. If you bowled a spare and knocked down 5 pins for the next throw then you would get 15 points for the frame where you bowled a spare.

To use our bowling score calculator simply enter the number of pins you knocked down on each throw of the frame for all ten frames. To enter a “strike” place an “X” in the box and leave the second box for that frame empty. To enter a “spare” input the number of pins you knocked down on the first throw then put a (/) forward slash in the second box of that frame.

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