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    How are Bowling points calculated?

    I can not figure out how the points are awarded in Bowling. I have created several Miis to try and figure it out but no luck. Any help? It does not appear to have any direct correlation to your average. For example on a new Mii my first game was a 192 (192 average) but I got 212 point then my second game I bowled a 177 (192 + 177 / = 185 average) and got 168 additional points for a total of 380 and third game I bowled 150 (192+177+150/3= 173 average) and got 116 points for a total of 496. How are the points awarded? See below for more scores that were bowled quickly just to see what would happen with points. I intentionally bowled good (235) and bad (130) games to see what would happen to points. There does not seem to be any clear coloration.

    Score Plus Points Games Total Pins Average
    192 0 212 1 192 192
    177 168 380 2 369 185
    150 116 496 3 519 173
    182 123 619 4 701 175
    188 89 708 5 889 178
    235 144 852 6 1124 187
    192 62 914 7 1316 188
    179 22 936 8 1495 187
    172 -5 931 9 1667 185
    130 -17 914 10 1797 180
    198 76 990 11 1995 181
    174 -9 981 12 2169 181
    190 29 1010 13 2359 181
    209 50 1060 14 2568 183
    223 60 1120 15 2791 186
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    You bowl, if you get an open square then you just add that to the previous score, spare, 10+ the next roll and strike is 10+ the next two rolls.

    For ex.

    first you get a 2 and a 7: score right now is 9
    then you knock down 9 and 0: your score is not 18
    you get a 2 and 8(spare): right now you cant ad your score up cuz you need the next score to do so.
    you get a 5 and a 4: so now, your score is 37. you add 10 and 5 and the 4(first roll of this turn)
    you then get a strike: you cant add yet, need two rolls.
    another strike: cant add yet since you only bowled once
    you then get 9 and a 0: your score right now is... 65 (you add 10 another 10 for the strike and the 9. that gives you 52 you add the other 9 since you had an open square giving you 65)

    yea, so spare = 10+1 more roll and strike = 10+2 more rolls

    im not very good at explaining but i hope that helps.

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    I'll attempt a different explanation:

    A frame is the set of two attempts you get to roll and try and knock down the 10 pins.
    Be advised that at the beginning of every frame there's 10 pins.
    A strike is when you knock down all 10 pins on the first roll of a frame.
    A spare is when you knock down all remaining pins on the second roll of a frame.

    Your score for a frame is as follows:
    • Normally: If you don't knock down all 10 pins on two rolls, the points you earned for that frame is equal to the number of pins you knocked down. Example: On frame 1 you knock down 3 pins on the first roll, 4 pins on the second. On frame 2 you knock down 5 pins on the first roll, 1 pin on the second. Your score on frame 1 is 7 (3 + 4), and score for frame 2 is also 6 (5 + 1). Your total score after frame 2 is 13 (7 + 6).
    • Spare: If you get a spare, the score for the frame is the 10 pins you knocked down this frame, plus the number of pins you knock down during the first roll of the next frame. As such, you cannot calculate the value of a frame with a spare until your next roll. Example: On Frame 1 you knocked down 8 pins on your first roll, and the remaining 2 pins on your second roll. On Frame 2 you knocked down 6 pins on the first roll, 2 pins on the second roll. Your score on the first frame will now show 16 (10 + 6), and score of frame 2 will be 8 (6 + 2). Your total score by frame 2 will be 24 (16 + 8).
    • Strike: If you get a strike, the score for the frame is the 10 pins you knocked down this frame, plus the total score of the next frame. Example: On Frame 1 you knock down all 10 pins. On Frame 2 you knock down 6 pins on the first roll, 3 pins on the second. Your score for Frame 2 is 9 (6 + 3), and your score for Frame 1 is 19 (10 + 9). Your total score after Frame 2 is 28 (9 + 19). It's usually easier to calculate your total score backwards, like for your latest frame then add it to your previous scores.

    Extra tidbits:
    • Special rules for the 10th frame: if you knock down all 10 pins by at least the second try, you'll have three chances to roll. For example, if you get a strike on the first roll, you'll be able to roll two more times. If you get a spare (meaning you don't knock down all 10 pins until the second roll), then you'll only be able to roll one more time. Of course, if you don't even knock down all 10 pins by the second roll, the frame is done.
    • Because Strikes look at the total score of the next frame to add to your score, consecutive strikes raise your score exponentially. Three strikes in a row, for example, is worth at least 60 points: the third frame will be worth 10, second frame worth 20, first frame worth 30. Add them up to get 60.
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    Good replys on how bowling is scored, but I think he wants to know how the game decides how many "points" to give you on your quest to become a Pro. I can't figure out any definate system other then, if you beat your average, your points will go up, and if you bowl lower then your average, your points will go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dajedikidd
    Good replys on how bowling is scored, but I think he wants to know how the game decides how many "points" to give you on your quest to become a Pro. I can't figure out any definate system other then, if you beat your average, your points will go up, and if you bowl lower then your average, your points will go down.
    X 2...he definitely wasnt talking about how the bowling score is calculated, but rather how the Wii computes points to get you to pro status...
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    I must not have been very clear in my original question. Thank you for your thorough explanation on bowling scoring but that I already knew. It is how the "points" are accumulated that puzzles me. There has to be some methodology to it but for the life of me I can not figure it out. The bowling scoring is traditional bowling scoring. Thank you for your efforts though. Any ideas on the points accumulation.

    Quote Originally Posted by K LoLo
    X 2...he definitely wasnt talking about how the bowling score is calculated, but rather how the Wii computes points to get you to pro status...

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    Well, the points awarded or taken away do not coorelate exactly to your average or difference from your average. The only thing I can guess is that there is a "curve" applied where, in addition to having to beat your average to go up, the more games you bowl, the more you must beat your average by in order to advance the same number of points. (ie, beating your average by 50 points on your 5th game will give more points then beating your average by 50 on your 10th game.) Similarly, it could be a percentage issue, where beating your 100 average by 10% (10 pins) would give a similar increase to beating your 200 average by 10% (20 pins).

    Or, it may be nothing like that at all!

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