Does/has anyone here played candlepin bowling? Where I am it is, by far, the dominant form of the game. There are a couple alleys that have some 10 pin lanes, more for novelty, and I believe there is a five pin lane, but more for the troops stationed here from other parts of the country.
Candlepin is difficult, but, in my opinion, the most interesting. It allows dead pins into play, etc. I was once the best in the province in my age group (as a teen), but since I have played little since then, I'm nowhere near as good. It's amazing and frustrating how quickly your skills deteriorate without practice. It's still fun though.