Bowling World Records

30 Records Found

01:07 The Internet

Most Ten-Pin Bowling Strikes In One Minute

Michael Hamilton

Michael H. threw 11 ten-pin bowling strikes in one minute.

05:46 United States

Highest Backwards Bowling Score

Andrew Cowen

Andrew Cowen scored 280 points in a single game of backwards bowling. He completed 10 straight strikes during the attempt. Cowen set the record at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, Illinois.

01:25 United States

Most Bowling Balls Held At Once


Tyler S., a member of the Crazy Pinz team, held nine bowling balls at once.

02:31 The Internet

Tallest Bowling Ball Tower

Eric Smyth

Eric S. stacked seven bowling balls in a tower.

06:57 United States

Highest Between-The-Legs Bowling Score


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

00:55 Germany

Most Bowling Pins Knocked Down While Swallowing A Sword

Franz Huber

Franz Huber knocked down 14 bowling pins while swallowing a sword. WARNING: This record can be extremely dangerous. Please do not attempt this record unless you are above the age of 18 and trained as a professional sword swallower. We will not accept submissions in this category from minors.


Youngest Person To Bowl Over 100 Points

Brawly Jacobs

Five-year-old Brawly Jacobs bowled a game and achieved over 100 points. He has a birth defect which does not prove a hindrance in his interest in this sport. Read his story here.


Most Disney Princess Bowling Pins Knocked Over By A Baby

Molly Nussbaum

Sixteen-month-old Molly Nussbaum knocked over seven Disney Princess bowling pins.

01:00:27 Canada

Most Duckpin Bowling Pins Knocked Down In One Hour

Francis Levine-Croteau

Francis Levine-Croteau knocked down 4,718 duckpin bowling pins in one hour.

01:10 Canada

Most Duckpin Bowling Strikes In One Minute

Francis Levine-Croteau

Francis L. completed 14 duckpin bowling strikes in one minute.

00:48 Canada

Most Bowling Strikes In 30 Seconds

Francis Levine-Croteau

Francis L. scored eight strikes in 30 seconds while bowling.

02:42 United States

Most Times Throwing A Bowling Ball Onto Forehead, Balancing It, Rolling It To Neck, And Bouncing It Back To Front Of Body In One Minute

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankeythrew a bowling ball onto his forehead, balanced it, rolled to the back of his neck and then popped it back to the front of his body 12 times in one minute.

02:21 United States

Longest Time Balancing Two Bowling Pins On Chin

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey balanced two regulation bowling pins on his chin for one minute, 48.10 seconds.

02:39 United States

Longest Time to Balance A Bowling Ball On Top Of A Bowling Pin on Chin While On Knees

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey balanced a 10-pound bowling ball on top of a bowling pin for one minute and 59.28 seconds.

02:25 Australia

Farthest Distance To Throw A Cricket Ball


Demythrate threw a cricket ball 492.12 feet (5905.44 inches)

00:28 United States

Most Catches While Juggling Four Bowling Pins

Brian Pankey

Brian Pankey made 39 catches while juggling four regulation-sized bowling pins. He set the record to celebrate World Juggling Day. #WorldJugglingDay2012

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