Para Tenpin Bowling
Suitable for people with physical/visual impairment, tenpin bowling is a sport event that entails precision and steady service angle.
Tenpin bowling is categorized into two main groups: visually and physically impaired. The visually impaired group comprises three classes of TPB1, TPB2 and TPB3, where TPB1 athletes are the most visually impaired while TPB3 athletes are the least impaired. The physically impaired group comprises one wheelchair class (TPB8) and two standing classes (TPB9 for lower limb and TPB10 for upper limb impairment).
Games of tenpin bowling include Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team of Four. A set of game consists of ten frames. The athlete delivers two balls in each of the first nine frames unless a strike is scored. In the tenth frame, the athlete delivers three balls if a strike or spare is scored. Full score for one set is 300 scores.
In mixed gender event, each female athlete will be given an extra 10 scores. Class TPB1 athlete can compete with a trail and an assistant to direct the position while wearing a blindfold during the competition.
For more details of visually impaired group in tenpin bowling, please visit the website of International Blind Sport Association (IBSA): http://www.ibsasport.org/sports/tenpin-bowling/.