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This is one of the nicest versions of Molkky – the aesthetic storage box is a nice accessory for the whole, the bowling and stick are a nice size and the game is the real object, a Finnish game made in Finland in an eco-friendly way. Finnish bowling is a target game with 2 opposing players or teams. Teams can have 2 or 3 players. Place the cones on a sandy or grassy surface. Stand a few meters away and try to knock them over with the throwing cone. Score exactly 50 points to win the match. If you or your team exceed 50 points, your score drops to 25.To win, you need concentration, precision and mental arithmetic skills! In summer, bowling takes place on a hard gravel field, which is the official surface of the game. In winter, games take place indoors on gravel, but the game can also be played outdoors on snow or ice (for example, in parking lots or frozen lakes). Finnish bowling, also known as Karelian bowling, outdoor bowling or kyykkä, is a century-old game of Karelian origin. The goal of Finnish bowling is to throw wooden rackets at cones and try to remove them from the playing field with as few throws as possible.
Bowling can be played with teams of four, in pairs or in a single game. Finnish bowling is one of three bowling games played at the Gorodki Sport World Championships. Other games are Classic Gorodki and Euro Gorodki. Each player, in turn, enters the throwing field and tries to knock the pins off the playing field by throwing the racket. Ejected cones or unused bats give points; Bowling that remains on the playing field or between playing fields has negative points. The men`s team race was the first form of competitive bowling in Finland. From 1951 to 1961, the Finnish Men`s Team Championships were held in Seurasaari, Helsinki. Since 1961, the games have been held at the same time as the Karelian Summer Festivals in Finland. The men`s individual competition was added to the program in 1954, but the first championship medals were awarded in 1964, when the sport was officially given championship status. In 1971, the first medals of the Finnish championships were awarded for individual veterans` competitions.
In the late 1980s, a new form of play was introduced at the first Finnish Individual Pentathlon Championships. The last addition to Finnish bowling was the men`s doubles race in 2005. Outdoor bowling is played on a gravel surface that is as flat as possible. The playground, including the fringes, measures approximately 23 feet × 72 feet (72 feet by 22 metres). The field consists of two playgrounds and an area that divides the field into two parts. The home team`s field is the opponent`s playground. The playing field measures 5 x 5 metres (16 ft × 16 ft) and the area between the squares is 10 metres (33 ft). Playgrounds for children under 10 are 3 by 3 metres (9.8 feet × 9.8 feet) and the area between the squares is 6 metres (20 feet). Molkky is an excellent bowling game of Finnish origin. The rules are simple: throw the Molkky throwing stick on the numbered pins.
Flip a single pin to mark the number on that cone, or you simply get a point for every inverted cone – this subtle rule makes the game interesting. The winner is the first player to drop exactly 50 points in the bowling value, but if you overtake, you are broke and go down to 25. Molkky is a bowling game of Finnish origin with cleverly numbered pins knocked over by throwing sticks. The rules are easy to understand, but make it an entertaining game. Essentially, if you only shoot down 1 cone, you get the number on that cone. If you knock over more than one cone, you will only get the number of inverted cones. This subtle rule makes the game interesting – sometimes you try to knock over a single pen, and on other occasions it makes more sense to aim for a piece of multiple cones. Cones are wooden cylinders rounded at the corners, 100 millimeters (3.9 inches) high and 70 to 75 millimeters (2.8 to 3.0 inches) in diameter. At the beginning of the game, pairs of cones are placed in the front line of the playing field.
In team games, 20 pairs of cones are placed at intervals of 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) of edges. In single games, 10 pairs of cones are placed similarly, with edges of 125 centimeters (49 inches). On a small playing field, the distance to the sideline is 25 centimeters (9.8 inches). In 1951, with the approval of President Urho Kekkonen, there was a movement to revive Finnish bowling. A set of rules and a scoring system were developed taking into account the traditional conditions and rules of the Karelian cone. Every year, Nordic championships are also held in Finland or Sweden, including a national match between Sweden and Finland. Finnish bowling is mainly played in Finland, although there are half a dozen Swedish bowling clubs, a strong club in Estonia and some activities in Russia. The third Finnish Bowling Championship was held in Karlsruhe in 2006. The fourth World Championships were held in Molodechno, Belarus from July 31 to August 6, 2009. In addition to Finnish bowling, two versions of the Russian Gorodki were also played at the championships.