Don your bowling shoes and get ready to strike the pins. Offering 16 lanes of tenpin bowling, The Lighthouse Bowling invites novice and professional bowlers to hone their skills at the Boardwalk’s indoor bowling alley. As one of many popular things to do in Port Elizabeth, round up the crew and get ready for some serious tenpin bowling at the Boardwalk! What will your team’s name be: The Boardwalk Bowlers, The Lucky Strikers or the Pin Pushers?
Did you know? Tenpin bowling is known as ‘the throwing sport’ and has received significant support to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
How to score correctly
Players keep score by adding the number of pins knocked down in each frame while special bonuses are awarded for strikes and spares (leftover pins). When a strike is bowled, players are awarded a score of 10 (for knocking down all 10 pins), plus they get to add the total of the next two rolls to that frame.
Fun Fact: A ‘golden turkey’ is achieved when a player bowls nine strikes in a row.
Tenpin bowling for kids
As one of many fun things to do with kids in Port Elizabeth, how about hosting a bowling birthday at the Boardwalk! Although bookings aren’t required, patience is requested during school holidays and high-peak periods. Perfect for tweens and teenagers, The Lighthouse also has 14 pool tables and a lounge with TV screens that play music and sports.