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# Bowling Pin Spacing (Overview: All You Need To Know)

What is Bowling Pin Spacing?

How much space is there between each bowling pin?

What are the essential elements you should know!

Keep reading as we have gathered exactly the information that you need!

Let’s dig into our bowling knowledge!

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## Bowling Pin Spacing

To start with, a bowling rack is made up of 10 pins laid out in the form of an equilateral triangle.

To be clear, a “pin deck” refers to a set of 10 pins placed on the pin deck.

Each bowling pin is numbered between 1 to 10 as you can see from the diagram below:

The first pin is called the head pin.

Behind the head pin, you have nine other pins placed at equal distances one from the other.

The bowling pins are placed in an equilateral triangular shape composed of three segments:

• Segment A
• Segment B
• Segment C

Let’s look at the space between each of these segments.

### Segment A: Pins From One Another

In Segment A, the bowling pins are placed at 12 inches from one another.

### Segment B: Pins In Front or Behind Another

In Segment B, the bowling pins are placed at 20.75 inches one in front of the other.

Segment B applies to pins 8 and 2, 1 and 5, 3 and 9 as they are placed directly one behind (or in front) of one another.

### Segment C: Side of Pin Deck

In Segment C, the side of the pin deck or the equilateral triangle measures 36 inches.

## Space Between Bowling Pins

How much space is there between the bowling pins?

Here are some additional spacing data that you will find useful:

• Each pin is 12 inches from its neighbor from any direction as measured from the center of the pin
• Pin 1 to Pin 10: 36 inches
• Pin 1 to Pin 7: 36 inches
• Pin 7 to Pin 10: 36 inches
• Pin 1 to Pin 5: 20.75 inches
• Pin 2 to Pin 8: 20.75 inches
• Pin 3 to Pin 9: 20.75 inches

Here are some additional dimensions that you may find useful:

• The pick deck measures 40.25 inches from its front to back
• There is a 3-inch space between the back row of the pin deck and the back of the lane
• There is a 2.5 inch between the 7 pin and the 10 pin to the gutter
• The bowling lane measures 60 feet from the foul line to the head pin
• The width of a bowling lane is 41.5 inches
• Each pin weighs 3 lbs 6 oz to 3 lbs 10 oz
• The approach area is 15 inches to the foul line
• The gutters are 9.25 inches wide
• Bowling pins are 15 inches tall
• Bowling pins are 2.25 inches at its base, 4.766 inches at the waist and 1.797 inches at the neck
• Bowling balls are 8.5 inches in diameter
• Pin spots on the pin deck are 2.25 inches in diameter

## Takeaways

What is the space between bowling pins?

How far apart are bowling pins spaced?

Let’s look at a summary of our findings.

#### Bowling Pin Spacing:

• Bowling pins are spaced at 12 inches from one another
• Pin 1 to Pin 10: 36 inches
• Pin 1 to Pin 7: 36 inches
• Pin 7 to Pin 10: 36 inches
• Pin 1 to Pin 5: 20.75 inches
• Pin 2 to Pin 8: 20.75 inches
• Pin 3 to Pin 9: 20.75 inches
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