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    So if you go clean up to the 10th and strike to start then split the next ball is that considered clean? My app says I had a clean game tonight but I struck in the 10th then left a 6-8 split in the fill and whiffed on that one. I assumed it was not a clean game?
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    I wouldn't consider it clean. Even though it's the last ball that you whiffed it's still not a spare, it's an open. Now if it was a double in the tenth then you threw the split, you didn't get a strike but it's not an open staying clean. Actually it wouldn't even be called a split, just an eight count.

    That said if it was a double and a gutter ball, it's still technically clean but I wouldn't be walking around bragging showing everyone a printout. LOL

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    Yes, it's a clean game. Clean games are based on 10 frames. 11th and 12th are considered extra bonus frames. As far as I know, it's always been this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Yes, it's a clean game. Clean games are based on 10 frames. 11th and 12th are considered extra bonus frames. As far as I know, it's always been this way.
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    I always wondered that but that's the way I would see it. Steve
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    The 11th and 12th "frames" are fills, not true frames so . . . yep, clean game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    So if you go clean up to the 10th and strike to start then split the next ball is that considered clean? My app says I had a clean game tonight but I struck in the 10th then left a 6-8 split in the fill and whiffed on that one. I assumed it was not a clean game?
    As the other have said.

    If you strike or spare on your first ball of the tenth, then it's considered a clean game the fill ball doesn't count.

    But in thing's like clean game pots (or apps), it may depend on if they have their own local definition.

    But using the classic definition, then yes you had a clean game.

    A USBC response to the question:
    You only have to get one spare or strike in the 10th frame to keep the game clean.

    The "Bowler's Guide" defines a Clean Game as follows: A game with spares or strikes in every frame.

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    interesting. then i had a clean game last night....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
    Yes, it's a clean game. Clean games are based on 10 frames. 11th and 12th are considered extra bonus frames. As far as I know, it's always been this way.
    I agree with you, but Iíve bowled in a league where the powers that be insisted that if the second ball in the tenth wasnít a strike you had to make that spare to have a clean game.
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    Wow, the masses have spoken. All these years I thought what I had said earlier. I guess I had more clean games that I've been credited with. Learn something new everyday.

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