Type of game:
Bowl, Skittle and Pin Games
Character of the game:
Competitive
Country of origin:
Spain
Aim of the game:
In this game you must throw the semispherical wooden ball to knock down the skittles.
Number of players:
Two Player Multi Player
1 against 1, 2 against 2, etc.
Age
6 +
Difficulty:
Medium
Area of play:

Indoor Outdoor
Equipment
Ball Pin 9 skittles or ninepins (“bolos”), made of black poplar wood. 1 semispherical ball (“bola”), made of holm oak wood. 1 small skittle (“miche”).
Motor skills
Balance Flexibility Accuracy
Social skills
Cooperation Competion Communication
Cognitive skills
Strategy Building Tactics
equipment
Background
This game is from the region of Léon.

Source: Dirk Nasser, Director AccETTD, Asociación cultural y científica de Estudios de Turismo, Tiempo libre y Deporte (www.accettd.com


Set up:
The field is 25-30 meters long and 9-10 meters wide. The skittles must be positioned as in the photograph.
Rules
  • Objective (for two players):
    To win the match you must get 40 points. You can get points by throwing the ball correctly.
    The throwing is correct:
    - if you knock down any ninepin (except in the first throwing the one known as the “cincón” does not count).
    - if the ball goes into the “castro” (main) area (1,40x1,40m) without leaving it crossing the final line where the three rearmost skittles are placed.
  • How can you get points?
    - If the ball goes into the “castro” area without knocking down any skittle: 6 points.
    - If the ball knocks down one skittle  (except the ones named “medio” or the “miche”) : 6 points.
    - From the second skittle onwards, every one knocked down gets 1 point.
    - If you knock down the “medio” skittle, you get one point more than if you knock down any other.
    - If you knock down the “miche”, you get an extra 4 points.
  • If the ball goes over the “stop line” (“línea de parada”), you can “birlar”, that is: you can throw the ball again from the place where the ball has stopped.
  • You can throw the ball twice in each turn.

Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instructions.
  • Balance the ability level of the team.
  • Practice games before introducing scoring.
  • Provide enough time for players to familiarize themselves with the equipment and the game.
  • Rules:
    • Increase/decrease the number of players
    • Increase/decrease the amount of points needed to win the match
    • For recreational play the rules can be simplify
    • For safety reasons, nobody should cross the throwing area
    Environment:
    • Increase/decrease the distance of throwing
    • Ensure the playing area has a smooth surface and is free of obstacles 
    Equipment:
    • Brightly colored equipment can be used 
    • Audible equipment can be used
    Background
    This game is from the region of Léon.

    Source: Dirk Nasser, Director AccETTD, Asociación cultural y científica de Estudios de Turismo, Tiempo libre y Deporte (www.accettd.com