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Spare Your Way To Bowling Success

If you are looking to improve your average for the league season, improve your spare shooting and reduce the number of open frames per series of competition.

An extremely important key to achieving high scores, maintaining a high average, and excelling in competition is becoming an excellent spare shooter.

Everyone pays attention to getting strikes. Increasing your ability to strike is a matter of learning to align to the pocket and make sensible adjustments as the lanes change.

Truthfully, if you work at becoming a reliable spare shooter, your ability to make consistently good shots at the pocket will also improve.

Knowing how to make effective spare adjustments aides your knowledge of how your bowling ball will react crossing a variety of portions on the bowling lane.

If you understand more about spare alignment and adjustments, your strike alignment and adjustment process also improves correspondingly.

Avoid missing routine spares by being careless or not bearing down and paying attention to making an accurate delivery due to a disappointment in not getting a strike.

Use any spare conversion system you choose but practice shooting spares until your system becomes second nature.


If you struggle converting the 10 pin, roll thirty consecutive deliveries toward the 10 pin on the practice lane.

Use the first ball delivery of each practice game to roll at a corner pin spare and then use the 2nd ball delivery to target the pocket or the other corner pin spare.

Always have your spare ball ready for use. Keep the surface of your spare ball clean and the gripping holes fitted properly by using bowling tape as needed.

Becoming a great spare shooter is a wonderful goal for any aspiring bowler looking to improve his or her average and skills in competition. Often, the difference between winning and losing is reducing the amount of open frames accomplished by converting routine spares.