Bumper bowlers try to hit "Mr. Pin" to score extra points.
Melissa Rosenberg keeps score.
Rio Oros gives a sigh of relief after
knocking down all his pins.
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David Rosenberg gives some pointers to
Imagine . . . bowling a 320
In a newly developed concept in
bowling called "Bumper Bowl," a
320 game is not impossible.
This innovation is designed for
youngsters who might otherwise
never have attempted to bowl.
Handicapped individuals and senior
citizens are also getting the itch to
try "Bumper Bowl."
One of the exciting aspects of
Bumper Bowl is that it is impossible
to throw a gutter ball. Plastic tubing
is placed in the entire gutter area,
allowing a person to always knock
down at least one pin.
We're getting children bowling
at an age when they would have
never started playing the sport,"
said Mary Franz, coordinator of
Bumper Bowl at West Bloomfield
Lanes. "Once the kids start playing,
we can't get them off the lanes. They
love it. It's good experience for
The average age of Bumper
Bowl players at West Bloomfield
Lanes is four to five years old. A
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Christopher Varon awaits yet another
Amy Rosenberg chooses her ball.