No Tap bowling
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Started by metmike - Nov. 17, 2020, 12:17 a.m.

3 articles below.

The 2nd one, I couldn't believe. An almost 97 year old woman bowling a 300. Then I watched the news coverage and of the 3 shots they took of her bowling for the story, none were strikes. WTHeck.  The story is about her getting all strikes, I thought and the coverage has her getting no strikes out of 3 tries. Couldn't they wait around long enough for her to get 1 strike?

Thats when I investigated more and learned something new. She bowled a NO TAP 300 game, which means she got at least 9 pins in each frame and apparently, they count as strikes, even when 1 pin is left standing.

Have you guys ever heard of this before?

Florida man is oldest bowler to roll a perfect game |
Arthur Ulmer of Melbourne, Fla., rolled the second perfect game of his bowling career on Dec. 7, 2010. But what makes the second more special is the fact he will enter the United States Bowling Congress record book as the oldest person to roll a 300 game.

Video: 96-Years-Young Woman Rolls a Perfect 300 Game -
A 96-year-old Pennsylvania has become the first person at her local bowling alley to roll a “no tap 300,” meaning she knocked down at least nine pins in each frame. Sara Lyons, who will be 97 on Nov. 30, was bowling at Kennedy Lanes in McKees Rocks when she finished her game with a score of 300 — becoming the first person to do so at the alley.

Open bowling - Wikipedia
While league bowling and tournaments are very important in the bowling world, there is also another side to the game which goes out of the rules.Fun games or open bowling give players a break from normal bowling, and can often be played competitively. Some give bowlers a chance to practice picking up odd pins—some of which they might not come across very often in a normal game.


In this game the bowler does not need to knock down all ten pins to score a strike. A no-tap value is assigned to the game, which states the number of pins you must knock down to score a strike. For example, in a game of 9 pin no-tap if 9 pins are knocked down, it is scored as a strike. With manual Scoring, each bowler can have his own no-tap value, so novices and experienced bowlers can compete together. Automatic scoring is typically limited to the same no-tap value. There are also other variations of no-tap, which include split no-Tap and/or pin combo no-tap.

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