BOWLING IN BELGRADE – A MIX OF ENTERTAINMENT AND CHALLENGE

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Bowlers in Belgrade provide entertainment that brings together a team that connects people, serves a bit for fun, and a little more fun. In it there is a dose of challenges, excitement and uncertainty, and like every sport, and bowling requires a little skill, concentration and focus, but also a bit of luck.


Bowling has a long and rich history, and today it is one of the most popular sports in the world. British anthropologist Sir Flinders Petrie discovered a collection of objects in a children’s grave in Egypt in the 1930s, which seemed to be used for a rough form of bowling. If he was right, bowling has its roots since 3200 BC.


Until this time, there were a lot of variations and so-called “pin” games, but also games in which the ball is dropping on other items other than cones. This seems to imply that games have evolved over time, from an earlier period. One of the most stressful games is still in Edinburgh. The player turns around and the ball without a finger hole, between the balls of the ball on the cones. There were many other variations in Western Europe.

Bowling was also associated with Italian bottles, French petals and bowling in British lawns.
Bowling technology made a big step forward at the same time. The balls were mostly lignum vitae, of very hard wood. But in 1905, the first rubber ball, “Evertrue”, was introduced, and in 1914 Brunswick Corporation successfully promoted the Mineralite ball, introducing its “mysterious rubber composition”. Everything becomes organized, with agreed standards, and the game has just grown popularity.

Another technological breakthrough in 1951 led to a massive increase in popularity. American Machine and Foundry (AMF, then a manufacturer of machines for baking, tobacco and clothes) purchased patents for an automatic gun for Gottfried Schmidt, and by the end of 1952, a production model of pinspotters was introduced.

Broadcasting on television, the game gets more and more popular and spreads faster and more.


Today bowling has 95 million players in more than 90 countries around the world. Under the auspices of the Nacionale des Kuilleurs Federation (FIK), top bowling athletes regularly compete at Olympic and world competitions.

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