On the Subject of Bowling

Why does bowling need to be so complicated? Just throw the ball at the pins and be over with it!

Using the table below in Stage 1, determine whether each pin is standing on a standard Ten-Pin Bowling alley, then continue to Stage 2 for further instructions.

Stage 1: Use the edgework to determine which Pins are standing.

Pins Standing Requirements
1 The Serial Number contains a vowel
2 There are at most 3 indicators
3 Last digit of the Serial Number is even
4 A Serial port is present
5 An FRQ indicator is present
6 There are at least 3 battery holders
7 A DVI-D port is present
8 There are two or more non-empty port plates
9 There are more than two D batteries
10 No other Pins are standing

Stage 2: Find the correct table based on the colour of the pins and use the first rule that applies.

Red Colored Pins

1. If Pin 10 is standing, bowl at Position 2 at an angle of

2. If Pin 1, 3, and 7 are standing, bowl at Position 9 at an angle of -5°

3. If Pin 4, 6, and 7 are standing, bowl at Position 1 at an angle of -20°

4. If Pin 3, 5, and 6 are standing, bowl at Position 1 at an angle of 45°

5. If Pin 2, 5, and 9 are not standing, bowl at Position 9 at an angle of -40°

6. If Pin 1, and 4 are standing, bowl at Position 8 at an angle of 10°

7. If Pin 3, and 6 are standing, bowl at Position 1 at an angle of -15°

8. If Pin 4, and 7 are standing, bowl at Position 2 at an angle of 30°

9. If Pin 5, and 8 are not standing, bowl at Position 2 at an angle of -35°

10. If none applied, bowl at Position 4 at an angle of 15°

Blue Colored Pins

1. If Pin 10 is standing, bowl at Position 10 at an angle of -5°

2. If Pin 3, 7, and 9 are standing, bowl at Position 9 at an angle of -30°

3. If Pin 2, 5, and 8 are standing, bowl at Position 8 at an angle of 20°

4. If Pin 2, 5, and 7 are standing, bowl at Position 5 at an angle of 15°

5. If Pin 1, 2, and 3 are not standing, bowl at Position 6 at an angle of 30°

6. If Pin 2, and 7 are standing, bowl at Position 1 at an angle of -20°

7. If Pin 3, and 6 are standing, bowl at Position 9 at an angle of -30°

8. If Pin 8, and 9 are standing, bowl at Position 4 at an angle of -45°

9. If Pin 8, and 9 are not standing, bowl at Position 4 at an angle of -10°

10. If none applied, bowl at Position 3 at an angle of 35°

Green Colored Pins

1. If Pin 10 is standing, bowl at Position 10 at an angle of 25°

2. If Pin 4, 8, and 9 are standing, bowl at Position 8 at an angle of -45°

3. If Pin 3, 7, and 8 are standing, bowl at Position 6 at an angle of

4. If Pin 1, 5, and 6 are standing, bowl at Position 1 at an angle of -15°

5. If Pin 2, 6, and 9 are not standing, bowl at Position 5 at an angle of 45°

6. If Pin 2, and 8 are standing, bowl at Position 2 at an angle of -35°

7. If Pin 1, and 4 are standing, bowl at Position 4 at an angle of 10°

8. If Pin 5, and 9 are standing, bowl at Position 5 at an angle of -20°

9. If Pin 3, and 7 are not standing, bowl at Position 9 at an angle of 35°

10. If none applied, bowl at Position 3 at an angle of -45°