This came up at dinner last night. Here in Atlantic Canada, as in Maine (and other New England ?) - we play Candlepin Bowling. The pins are more cylinder shaped - small balls (no finger holes), and a some rule variations. It's seems to be in agreement that it's a regional thing - but nobody seems to know why . Anyone know why Atlantic Canada and Maine have a thing for Candlepin bowling ? I don't think we even have a "large ball" bowling option around here.