Rolling back the years in Bei­jing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Bowl­ing is strik­ing back! The Bei­jing club bowl­ing league kicks off on Sun­day at the Bei­jing Donghuan Bowl­ing Cen­ter with eight teams tak­ing part. The eight-month event will be fol­lowed by com­pe­ti­tions at Dita, Nanxinyuan and Wangjing bowl­ing cen­ters.

The Baker for­mat com­pe­ti­tion fea­tures two- , three- and five-mem­ber teams.

Bowl­ing en­joyed a boom in the 1990s with over 100 al­leys in Bei­jing crowded ev­ery night and cus­tomers form­ing long queues de­spite each frame cost­ing around 30 yuan. How­ever, en­ter­ing the 21st cen­tury, the so­cia­ble sport was sur­passed in China by golf and other cheaper sports.

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