For beginner and intermediate bowlers, the 3-6-9 spare system is a great way to quickly get lined up to make spares on both sides of the lane. In this free video, Scott Pohl, owner of On Track Pro Shop, teaches right handed bowlers how to make the 3, 6, and 10 pin consistently.
In order for this spare system to be effective, you must be lined up and constantly hitting the pocket. Kaley Triske is lined up utilizing board 25 on the approach and targeting the 2nd arrow.
It is called the 3-6-9 system because that is how many boards you will be moving with your feet to the left to make the 3, 6, and 10 pins from your strike shot, using the same strike target.
You can use your strike ball or a plastic spare ball with this system.
Located just right of the headpin, the 3 pin requires right handed bowlers to move 3 boards to the left on the approach, while throwing at the same strike target on the lanes to convert this spare.
The 6 pin is located next to the 3 pin and it requires right-handed bowlers to move 6 boards to the left on the approach, while utilizing the same strike target to convert this spare.
The 10 pin is located next to the 6 pin and it is the farthest pin on the right-hand side. Right-handed bowlers will move 9 boards to the left on the approach to make the 7 pin, while using the same strike target on the lane.
Check out “Basic 3-6-9 Spare System Moving Right” and “Developing a Spare System” for more instructions geared towards improving your spare shooting.