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a bowling game using slender bowling pins

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WEBSTER - Many great things have come out of Worcester, but certainly one of the best is candlepin bowling.
In recent years, candlepin has experienced a decline in popularity, and many well-known candlepin facilities have closed.
Now a local business offering "candlepin reinvented" is promising to pave the way for a resurgence of interest in candlepin bowling.
The highest string ever recorded in the history of candlepins is a 245.
The Colonial, on Mill Street, is the last remaining candlepin bowling facility in Worcester, beckoning bowlers of all ages into its clean, spacious sporting arena.
Unlike tenpins, candlepin bowling features thinner pins and 3-1/2-pound bowling balls, three per frame with no in-between clearing away of the downed pins.
And it makes us wonder whether today's champions, whether professionals or amateurs, could hold a candlepin to the great names of the past.
"I love the candlepins, but I did go over to tenpins for awhile when I bowled with the Foster Grant league," he said adding that he retired as a supervisor from Foster Grant after 46 years of making those "famous sunglasses."
White began manufacturing the new pins, and before long many establishments only had candlepins and competition between members began to increase.
Candlepin bowling is alive and well on Putnam Street in downtown Fitchburg.
The master of ceremonies of the banquet was former Red Sox and Boston Braves announcer Jim Britt, who later went on to perhaps more fame - some would say infamy - as the host of the "Candlepins for Cash" television show on Channel 5.
The answers are Curt Gowdy for the Red Sox and Don Gillis on "Candlepins for Cash."
Also in March, we peeked inside Colonial Bowling Center on Mill Street, the last remaining candlepin bowling facility in Worcester, beckoning bowlers of all ages, including 85-year-old Mitch Hilow, into its clean, spacious sporting arena.
Harry's major interest was candlepin bowling; he was on the bowling leagues of Jefferson, Colonial Lanes and Bay Path lanes.
McHugh was also an avid candlepin bowler, participating in the Industrial Leagues in the 1950s through the 1980s.