ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
In its 3rd year, the Turkish Airlines Bowling tournament, which was launched in 2012, aiming to bring together our agencies also outside of the work environment and using the sweet competition of sport as a communication tool, will be repeated under the name Turkish Airlines Bowling 2014. As well as our domestic agencies and agencies from 11 countries of Eastern Europe and the Balkan region will participate at this year's tournament .
Under the scope of the prepared rules which were sampled by the professional league, Turkish Airlines Bowling league games will be held between 25 March - 24 May 2014, finals and the awards ceremony will be held on June 7.
The prize of the tournament’s champion will be a Cape Town holiday, as well as surprising great prizes are awaiting our other placed agencies .
A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930’s a collection of objects in a child’s grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC. However, different opinions have been suggested. A German historian, William Pehle, asserted that bowling began in his country about 300 AD.
Throughout the history, bowling has always been played outdoors. When an indoor was made in New York in 1840 for the first time, it has started to become an indoor game. After the game became popular, the game got a more professional condition thanks to an organization in 1875. The game was being played by the women as well as the men, and the women started to organize matches among themselves in 1917. In order to make the game easier and more playable, rubber balls were started to be used instead of hard wooden ones in 1905. In 1940, bowling had its modern form in our present day with the use of pin placing machines.