the foul line
If a ball hits the foul line, it is a fair ball.
When you go past the foul line in bowling, it is called a foul.
There is a line at the end of the approach called the 'foul line'. Should any part of your body touch the lane past the foul line, a foul is called and you received 0 pins for that delivery. Not only touching the lane could cause a foul. But if your fingers or hand touch the wall beyond the foul line it is a foul.
It is called a foul. And the line is called a foul line.
A foul occurs when I bowler crosses the foul line. The foul line is a black line that is found at the end of the approach just prior to reaching the lane (where the oil is). If you cross this line, then you receive a miss or "0" for that shot.
There is no advantage to crossing the foul line, however there is a safety issue due to the fact there is lane conditioner beyond the foul line, which can cause you to slip. The sport does require a zero to be counted when crossing the foul line.
if the ball is hit on the foul line then it is foul
The approach area is 15 feet long from beginning to foul line. From foul line to the head pin (#1 pin) is 60 feet.
it's a no pitch if it does not cross the foul line. if it crosses the foul line it's a ball
Some folks call the foul line the charity stripe.
The outfield wall between the left field foul line and the right field foul line is in fair territory. All other walls are in foul territory.