Fauxconut Bowling is a recurring challenge in Survivor.


The castaways would compete in a bowling tournament. Each castaway would be randomly matched against another castaway and given two rolls. The castaway who knocks down the most pins moves on to the next round. The remaining castaways would compete in another round and so forth until a winner is determined.


The challenge first appeared in Survivor: Samoa as an individual Immunity Challenge. It was contested as a single-elimination tournament among the final eight. Jaison Robinson defeated Shambo Waters in the final round to win immunity.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains as a tribal Reward Challenge. Reformatted for tribal use, the challenge featured head-to-head match-ups between members of each tribe, with the winner scoring a point for their tribe. The first tribe to score three points would win reward. The Heroes defeated the Villains 3-1, and received a reward of pizza, garlic bread, brownies, and drinks.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Damage Control"
Individual Immunity S19 jaison t
Jaison Robinson
Heroes vs. Villains
Tribal Reward S20 amanda tS20 candice t
S20 colby tS20 jt tS20 rupert t



  • Both times this challenge was used, someone from a blue tribe won.
  • Russell Hantz is the only castaway to compete in this challenge twice. He lost both times.
  • Dave Ball is the first and, so far, only person to get a strike in this challenge.
  • This challenge has only been used in seasons filmed in Samoa.


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