6 Unbelievable Bowling World Records

Bowling is a fun, social sport but it’s also a competition. With sports and competitions come the records that define certain people as the best. We’ve compiled a fun list of bowling world records, from the expected to some you never knew existed.

Most Bowling Strikes in 30 Seconds

On May 19, 2013, Francis Levine-Croteau of Quebec, Canada scored eight strikes in just 30 seconds. Francis also holds the record for most duckpin bowling strikes in one minute, at 14 strikes.

Highest Between the Legs Bowling Score

On August 19, 2014, Mark Vetter scored 280 points in a single game of ten-pin bowling, releasing all the balls between his legs.

Largest Bowling Alley

Inazawa Grand Bowl in Japanis the largest bowling alley in the world with 116 bowling lanes on one floor. Built in 1972, it covers 182,000 square feet.

Most 300 Score Games

According to the USBC record books, Ferro Williams has bowled more than 135 of perfect 300 games.

Most Strikes in a Row

In May of 2010, Tommy Gollick bowled 47 consecutive strikes at Red Crown Bowling Center in Harrisburg, Pa.

Longest Bowling Session

Stephen Shanabrook once bowled for five days straight, with only a five-minute break allowed between games. He did it for charity, but it landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Setting a world record is no easy feat. We hope that these records inspire you to hit the lanes, even if it’s just for fun!