Using the 3-6-9 Spare System Moving Right

Duration: 2:14

Bowling coach Carolyn Dorin-Ballard teaches you how to use the 3-6-9 spare system to move right along the boards to adjust in order to pick up a spare. Here she shows you how to adjust to pick up the 2, 4 and 7 pins.

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4 Responses to “Using the 3-6-9 Spare System Moving Right”
  1. Frank Payton
    Frank Payton

    Back in 1990, I went into a bowling alley in Fresno, CA to take a couple of private lessons. I was a 163 average bowler and wanted to learn that big hook to produce more strikes. The instructor told me to bowl a game while we chatted about past experiences, etc. So I did…. then he said that he wouldn’t teach me a big hook. If I wanted lessons from him, he was going to teach me how to pick up my spares. That instructor was Bill Bunetta, may he rest in peace. Mr. Bunetta was the innovator of the 3-6-9 spare system. After two private lessons with Bill, I took to the lanes that fall for league play. I finished the season with a 177 average. 14 pin increase between seasons. I am now an 80%+ spare shooter thanks to Bill’s system and I had the pleasure of learning from the master. Thank You again, Bill Bunetta. I’ve since improved my spare game over the years and with off and on bowling, I average in the high 190’s.

    • Frank Payton
      Frank Payton

      My last line was that I’ve since improved my strike game to raise my average into the high 190’s

  2. Bob

    Is the bowler using her strike ball or a plastic spare ball for these 3-6-9 moves?? The video does not say and it’s not clear.