National Duckpin Youth Association 

The Best in Youth Duckpin Bowling!

The Basics of Duckpins
Pins:
Height –           9 ½ in.
Diameter at base –   1 3/8 in.
Diameter at belly –   4 1/8 in. 
Weight –                1 ½ lbs.

The pins are set in a 3-foot equilateral triangle, measuring from center of pin to center of pin, namely, 1-7, 7-10, 1-10 triangle.  The closest any two pins are
to each other is 12 inches center to center.  The distance from the 1 to the 5 pin is 20 ¾ inches.
Balls:
Weight – Max. 3 lbs. 12 oz. 
Diameter – Min. 4¾ in.       
               Max. 5 in.
Lanes:
Approach – Minimum of 15 feet 
Lane Bed – 60 feet from foul line to
head pin; a lane bed is not less than 41” wide.
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