Is Bowling a sport?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by PastorSBC1303, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. PastorSBC1303

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    What do you say?

    I have been having an ongoing conversation with a friend of mine that says bowling is a sport. I happen to disagree.
     
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    Hi,

    It is a fine line between a hobby/past time and a sport. Others to be considered I would assume are fishing, darts, pool/snooker, hunting etc. They don't include much physical exercise but they have sporting elements which is what I would regard as the definition.

    cheers

    p4017
     
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    Bowling is just a game like checkers or chess, not a sport.
     
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    DH says it's a sport.
     
  5. Jim1999

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    If bowling isn't a sport, then neither is golf. Sport is defined as "a game or competative activity..." (Oxford Ditionary)

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    PastorSBC, are you possibly objecting to bowling as a sport because you might be implying that a bowler is an athlete? Just a thought.

    I'd say bowling is a sport. However, I don't think anybody would say that a bowler is an athlete.
     
  7. PastorSBC1303

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    ccr that is a good point. I could possible concede that bowling is a sport. However I do not think I could ever say that a bowler is an athlete.

    Yet I still have a hard time seeing an "activity" that takes place in smoke filled bars as a "sport" [​IMG]
     
  8. Elnora

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    Pastor,
    We had a bowling alley (well, before it burned down) There was no smoke filled bar there (till it caught fire [​IMG] ) . Just family bowling. A bowler may not be an athlete. But many athletes bowl. [​IMG]
     
  9. Rachel

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    Yeah, I was thinking it's a sport because of the competition. Can get wild out there on the lanes. :D
     
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    not a sport, but a game
     
  11. jstrickland1989

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    Sport in the JD of 2005 (James Dictionary)

    "Any physical activy that is not boring"

    So therefore, no, it's not a sport. I would put bowling in the same category as golf,cricket,and pool.

    James
     
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    Lawn Bowls is definately a sport .... not so sure about the other kind

    Regards
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    Hey now that is personal! ;) :D Golf is a sport, you perform much better if you are an in shape athlete like Anika Sorenstam or Tiger Woods. Bowling doesn't matter as much. Thats why I know 80 yr. old women who can bowl great, but don't have the flexability to swing a golf club. [​IMG]
     
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    However, it takes 12 excellent shots to bowl a 300, while it takes only ONE excellent (or lucky) swing to make a hole-in-one.

    Many a bowler has achieved the ultimate in bowling, rolling a 300, and several have shot a 900 3-game series. But golfers are still swingin'away trying to achieve that perfect golf score, an 18.(For 18 holes, not one!)
     
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    I actually did it one time. :cool:

    James
     
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    My DH has bowled many 300 games. He says it's a sport.
    It's a sport. :cool:
     
  17. PastorSBC1303

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    well I am sure no one is going to doubt Mr. Elnora :rolleyes:
     
  18. Jim1999

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    I read where someone listed cricket as a non-sport. They have obviously never played cricket and have something against rounders and even baseball.

    Hockey is one huge brawl, but some insist that is a sport also, and I shall allow that. Even darts takes skill and accuracy. I think some definitions of wot is a sport is too limited. The dictionaries are much broader in definitions.

    Cheers, and if you can't play a sport; be one,

    Jim
     
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    What can I say, he is an athlete. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Brother Ian

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    It's a sport.
     

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