Sunday, January 15, 2012
1841 and Bowling in Connecticut
The game of nine pin was very popular in Europe and eventually made its way to the United States, including Connecticut. Yet, because of gambling, Connecticut outlawed nine pin to inhibit the ways men placed dollars onto pins. To get around this, they added a pin, so that ten pin bowling became the sport it is today.
I know this because last night I went bowling with a group from Fairfield and checked into its history. Sure enough, there is a Connecticut connection. I am a little sad, however, because I was heading to a high score and lost my mojo. I ended up with a 182 and still, to this day, have not broken the 200 mark. That is a new goal to my life's bucket list.