The first group is played
along an "alley", most commonly of wood.
Here the players attempt to score points by throwing
a ball to knock down pins. Included in this group
Five-pin bowling, played in Canada
Candlepin bowling, played in eastern Canada and
New England, is a variation of ten-pin bowling,
where the player gets to roll a small ball three
times per frame instead of two, and fallen pins
are not removed between throws.
Duckpin bowling, commonly found in the Baltimore,
Maryland area, in central Connecticut, and in
eastern Canada, is another variation of ten-pin
bowling, where the player rolls three times per
frame toward small, squat pins.
The second group is played on a lawn, usually
outdoors. Here the players throw a ball (which
may be eccentrically weighted) in an attempt to
put it closest to a designated point. This group