The sport of Candlepins
is a bowling game unique to New England and the Canadian
Maritime Provinces. First played in Worcester, Massachusetts
in 1880, Candlepin Bowling is an exciting skillful sport,
requiring minimal physical strength while demanding
great timing, dexterity and patience from each participant.
Candlepin bowling is enjoyed by the young and old, the
strong and the handicapped, by boys and girls, men and
It is indeed a sport for
all people. That is what prompted the formation of the
International Candlepin Bowling Association. The I.C.B.A.
is an umbrella organization that consist of delegates
from each State and Provincial Association. Its members
see Candlepin Bowling as a part of history and wish
to ensure its future.
One of the goals of the
I.C.B.A. is to unify the sport so that Candlepin Bowlers
will be bowling under the same conditions and rules
no matter where they bowl.
Welcome to the sport
Updated by The International
Candlepin Bowling Association
June 7, 2005