Skittles

An absolute fun-fest! Skittles at the German Country Club is an absolute must-do for groups of friends, colleagues or families. Contact us today to reserve your alley and let the games begin!

Skittles is an old European target sport, a variety of bowling, from which Ten-pin bowling, Duckpin bowling, and Candlepin bowling in the United States, and Five-pin bowling in Canada are descended.In Germany, in the 3rd or 4th century monks played a game with a kegel, which was a club, carried for self-defence. In the game, the kegel represented a sin or temptation and the monks would throw stones at it until they knocked it over. The modern German term for skittles is Kegeln.shutterstock_4148680

The German sport Kegeln is played with nine pins. It is popular, with officially registered “Bundeskegelbahn” (Federal bowling alleys) to be found in almost every sizable town.

European championships are held each year. Over 90,000 members are on teams in Germany, while there are 120,000 in Europe overall. Austria, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary and Liechtenstein are other common places to find Ninepin bowling lanes.

People interested in playing Kegeln may contact The German Club for bookings and some basic explanations on the skittle alleys and games to be played.

Alley rental fee: R400,- for 2 alleys for 2 hours
(where more than half the group are members, a 50% discount will be applied)