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Apple Valley Bowl

  Name: Apple Valley Bowl  
  Address: 1304 South Main  
  City: Plantsville  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06479  
  Phone: (860) 628-4553  
  Hours: Fall - Open 9am Everyday  
  E-Mail:  
  Website: www.applevalleybowl.com  
  Lanes: 36  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
  Comments: Features 36 Lanes, Cosmic Bowling, Bowl Winkle's Pro Shop (860) 276-0323, bowlwinkles.com  
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Comment Date: 8/12/2012 Name: Anonymous
Sure the new owner will do something to make it better. Only problem I see is that I heard that jerk that runs the pro shop will still be there. You know who I mean, mister loudmouth that knows everything.

Comment Date: 7/11/2012 Name: The Garbage Man
New name, same dump.

Comment Date: 5/3/2012 Name: Apple Valley Bowling Center
New name for Super Bowl gone ..

Comment Date: 4/14/2012 Name: Who is buying Super Bowl Lanes..?
Brunswick is dumping Super Bowl Lanes ... When ..?

Comment Date: 6/13/2011 Name: Anonymous
How ingenius of you to point an idiot, you must be one yourself...anyway...the point to get accross here is the "Better bowlers" as put are one that are set in their ways, and unwilling to change, therefore they are "old" as in "old school". Let me explain it in a way even you can understand Captain brains, these "better bowlers" are only good when they can stand in the same spot, roll the ball over the same arrow, 36 times in a row and score a 900 every week. But if they can't do that it is everything under the suns fault but theirs. And its so easy to to be a copout and quit or go elsewhere. Or if they can score good they still find something to whine about(pricing,too hot, too cold, a dustball,damn near anything you can think of)...its in their nature....what they should do is look into the mirror and see where the real problem lies. And that goes for every bowler in every center !!!

Comment Date: 5/18/2011 Name: Anonymous
So what you are saying is that all the better bowlers here are old ? Wow, you really are an idiot.

Comment Date: 3/21/2011 Name: Anonymous
The shot in that place hasn't changed in years. Most of the "better bowlers" as you say just can't admit they are getting old and can't hold up like the used to, but as usual as with any bowler in any house its ALWAYS the lanes, never the bowler. Besides even if the shot was changed, isn't that a challenge to the bowler ? Isn't that what the "sport" is all about ? Oh yeah I forgot... everyone is supposed to walk in every week throw the same ball over the same mark and shoot 900 every week, if not then is has too be the lanes. Its an ego thing. The fact is for most of the "better bowlers" as you say they could oil the lanes between every shot and they still would find something to p*ss and moan about...going to another house will not change the fact that they are getting old and can't do what they used to do good.

Comment Date: 3/16/2011 Name: Anonymous
Kerry, give me a break. The new manager is a joke. He changed the shot and most of the better bowlers are talking about going somewhere else next season. You might be the only team in the league. Good Luck.

Comment Date: 3/8/2011 Name: Kerry King
The new general manager is a great addition to the center. We bowled the Hartford County tournament at Superbowl and the center ran great. The GM was available, accommodating and personable. Our team is talking about switching centers and bowling a league at Superbowl. We bowled leagues there for years and left because the staff used to not care. That did not appear to be the case anymore. A+ Great Improvement.

Comment Date: 11/21/2010 Name: Anonymous
good place to bowl. great pro shop.

Comment Date: 7/13/2010 Name: WOW !!!
Talking about bringing in the the bowlers in the summertime, I was there this past Monday and the $1 games, hot dogs and sodas is an awesome deal.The place was jammin'.GREAT IDEA

Comment Date: 7/1/2010 Name: Anonymous
Your joking right ?? Those guys come in and do nothing but complain about everything from lane conditions which are now freshly oiled to how noisy is the water in the river...and Bob is one of the primary complainers, hes forever talking junk about this place, even though he runs a business out of the same building. But you say they're trying to bring in business, what a joke.

Comment Date: 6/30/2010 Name: Chip
What a stupid comment. Bob and Rich are bringing bowlers into the center during the summer. a time that typically is very slow. As usual the people that are encouraging the growth of bowling are shot down.

Comment Date: 6/16/2010 Name: Anonymous
Ah Just like every year...just a way for Rich and Bob to get cheap bowling for their buddies so they play one shot wonders and stroke each others egos....just like summer, another rerun.

Comment Date: 5/12/2010 Name: Chip
Lucky doubles back on Tuesday Nights. Run by Pro shop partners Rich and Bob, excellant summer bowling event.

Comment Date: 4/5/2010 Name: Anonymous
Whats really gross is the PEOPLE that clean Colony, now thats gross. I'm pretty sure they are all inbred. I do know that the one in charge of them is like an overgrown 12 year old, that thinks he knows how to bowl. Damn freaks....

Comment Date: 3/10/2010 Name: Anonymous
This place should hire the people that clean colony, its gross here,

Comment Date: 2/6/2010 Name: Anonymous
Dont see you talking bout small breasted women

Comment Date: 1/19/2010 Name: Anonymous
only you would think of her big boobs. It is not just her boobs it was her personality, her smile, her looks, very HOT woman. She just was very outgoing and loved life in its self. she was a great part of Super bowl and is greatly missed.

Comment Date: 1/18/2010 Name: jim
Great pro shop.bob and rich are both great.bought lots of equipment there and always very satisfied.bob and rich are very knowlegeable and very helpful.and always take time to answer any questions or help with your game.highly recommend them!

Comment Date: 1/11/2010 Name: Anonymous
wow look what a pair of big boobs can do,

Comment Date: 1/6/2010 Name: Anonymous
right....sure she did and sure you do

Comment Date: 11/19/2009 Name: Steve W
Actually Vannessa is in stamford. Just so you no. She has been back and forth to there and NC she is buying her dads house. I know Vannessa`s brother.

Comment Date: 10/25/2009 Name: Anonymous
Sure she did and sure you do...did you know your eyes are brown ?

Comment Date: 9/21/2009 Name: Anonymous
Vanessa has moved back. She lives in stamford I have her number if any of you want it let me know. As for her having twins, She had 1 little girl.

Comment Date: 9/17/2009 Name: Anonymous
How can you get over her? Still keeping fingers crossed she will be back. You just never no

Comment Date: 8/12/2009 Name: Anonymous
Vanessa is in NC taking care of her twins (real babies)& working for an AMF center. As for her coming back...you have a better chance of having Earl Anthony joining a league with you this year. Let it go...move on....

Comment Date: 7/31/2009 Name: Anonymous
Has anyone heard on Vanessa and how she is doing? Is the rumor true that shes coming back?

Comment Date: 7/16/2009 Name: Tickle Trick
How come BRC hasn't renewed their lease for this place??

Comment Date: 7/16/2009 Name: Anonymous
Umm...perhaps the lease isn't up yet ?? Sounds logical to me...

Comment Date: 6/30/2009 Name: Anonymous
I think the guy at the front desk on saturday nights is very polite. But sonny has his moments on being nice too.

Comment Date: 6/28/2009 Name: Anonymous
I also joined this league and they changed it to 4 people per team instead of 2 people per team. But you think thats cheap the cosmic bowling is cheap along with the .99 cents a game for open bowling. whats nice about the cosmic bowling is that they have a dj.

Comment Date: 6/1/2009 Name: Interesting....
I guess that rumor of this place closing in May got squashed, June first and still open. I heard they have a HUGE summer league starting this Thursday.

Comment Date: 4/25/2009 Name: Stan
Rich, we are taking some time off. Doing it for over 9 years, just about every weekend has taken its toll on us. If we come back, I still have the mailing list and will send out emails and also post on other bowling message boards. Thanks for asking.

Comment Date: 4/20/2009 Name: Richie
Hey Stan whatever happened to your tournament? Will you be starting that up eventually?

Comment Date: 3/2/2009 Name: Stan
John, I think you missed my point. If the lanes are that easy and the balls explode when they hit the pins, then why doesn't everyone average over 230 ? I will give you that everyones average has increased with the new equipment but the bowlers that are that good today would still be good 20 years ago. If you are averaging 160 in todays environment, then you would have probably averaged under 140 before meaning you would still not be a very good bowler. As far as switching balls, you have to admit that todays bowlers needs to know whats in the bag and how will this ball react to the current lane condition. The name of the game has always been carry. You saw Pete Weber throwing plastic a few weeks ago and you saw him this past weekend throwing reactive. Both shows he could not carry the 10 pin. Yes he did switch to a different ball this weekend and did carry but it was too late. Now no one on this site throws the ball any better than Pete and he proved, even with todays explosive equipment, you still need to carry the corners. All todays equipment and easy lane condition did was to increase everyones average. A 200 average 20 years ago and you were in the top 5% in the state, today, you are just an average bowler. Maybe that is what you are trying to say. John, as a former Por Shop owner, you know even with the easiest lane conditions, if you have the wrong ball, wrong layout or wrong surface, you will not score. Ask Pete. This is what makes this current environment more challenging. There are just too many variables in the equipment and knowing the differences is what separates the good bowlers from the average ones. One last point, I am not talking about some house bowler who bowls mutiple leagues in one house. If this guy is not averaging over 230, then he should take lessons. John, good debate.

Comment Date: 3/1/2009 Name: John C
Why is it that bowlers not only accept equipment that inflates scores, but also demand it. In other sports there is an outcry when players use enhanced equipment or even ehancing drugs. When a baseball ball player is caught using steroids they want his stats pulled. Todays bowling balls are no different. Maybe baseball can do what bowling has done, with tougher lane conditions, they can simply pull the homerun fences back and make them higher. Problem solved, right? Maybe these balls are why the general public has no respect for the sport. The week the pba ran a plastic ball tournament Espn and the media talked about it all week. What does that tell you? I love bowling I only want to see it survive. And by the way I only began bowling in 1997, long after the use of plastic and rubber.

Comment Date: 2/28/2009 Name: John C
Well at least Stan is man enough to sign his name. I re read my past post don't see any whining.By the way I never said I was a great bowler. I am better then I was, more 700's this year, and higher scores in general. Stan I disagree with you. Yes todays oil are more slick, however I dont see that in Ct. I have bowled out west, much more oil and I did have to use reactive. Even two handed could use reactive. Billy Hall and Bill Taylor have both commented that it is very dry in this region. The problem I have with todays equipment is that it allows bad bowlers to score. Then to make it worse the better bowlers complain that the equipment and easy shots are to blame. Guess what good bowler, that is why you are scoring. Plus I dont think it is a skill to keep switching balls till you score. Don't quite see how that is a skill. The reason most people disagree with me is that they would have to admit that it is the ball that makes them good. Well at least we have something to debate.

Comment Date: 2/27/2009 Name: Anonymous
No not in our heads, in our face yes. If you want to be so alienated from this so called joke of a sport why do you come on sites like this to whine? Perhaps because you are like the rest of society and refuse to accept change. A suggestion for you, why do you head on up to Rockville and bowl there. Face it John you are not the bowler you used to be nor want to be and for that everyone has to suffer by listening to you whine about the past being gone. Get over it, get with it or get out of it. Enough said !!

Comment Date: 2/27/2009 Name: Stan
Everybody is bowling on the same conditions and everybody has access to the same equipment. This being said, than why do some folks average 160 and others 230 ? The game has always been about carry. The better bowlers know when to switch balls and know about surface adjustments,layouts and can repeat shots. This is bowling 101 for the modern bowler. The bowler from yesterday needed to repeat shots but knew far less about the equipment they were using. Not to mention that todays lanes are made from much harder materials. Factor in the newer types of oil, you have a much slicker condition than you could have imagened many years ago. The newer equipment is the result of the manufacturers trying to even out the playing field. In a way, todays game is much simpler. Stay up the back of the ball and let the ball do the work. In the old days, you had to work the ball more to get a good reaction. BUT doing this caused many wrist and arm injuries. I've bowled in both environments and I find them both equally chalenging. You have to move and, your can't live in the past.

Comment Date: 2/26/2009 Name: John C
Maybe not popular, but I am in your head. Don't you get confused, todays equipment has made this sport a joke. I am not impressed with any score bowled by bowelers using balls on steroids. I stopped drilling balls because I could not be part of that farce any longer. And By the way I posted about Pats back to back 300 games on the TBA message board.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: John C
Next season I am running a classic era bowling league. Plastic and rubber balls only. Maybe some of you big mouths will join, and learn how to bowl.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: Annonymous
I thought this site was to rate the bowling alley, not for personal attacks. That is all I have to say.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: Chip
Wow, I am popular.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: Anonymous
No don't get it confused...popular and annoying are two different things. Popular because you needlessly toot your own horn. Annoying because you wish you were as good you proclaim yourself to be, and use this website to tell everyone about it. Just like you did when you bowled at hamden lanes. Fact is your not a great bowler by any means, average at best who got lucky and shot a good series, get over it. If people came on here to brag about every honor score they've bowled in this center they'd be looking for a new server twice over, and I'm talking about REAL numbers like 800's and 300's, in fact last season on Friday night mixed a certain bowler rolled 2(yes 2) 300's back to back, yet I didn't see any posts on here about it, perhaps because he didn't use a rubber ball.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: Anonymous
Big talk bowl Chip for money or shut up Todd

Comment Date: 2/18/2009 Name: Anonymous
And Chips set last night(2/17)....170-190-156 for an exciting 522 series.

Comment Date: 2/18/2009 Name: Anonymous
784 is not bad, but what does he bowl without the bumpers ?

Comment Date: 2/11/2009 Name: Anonymous
Chips set last night 258 276 250. 784. not bad. And with a rubber ball. By the way he never complains

Comment Date: 2/8/2009 Name: Anonymous
I have seen "Chip" bowl and might I say the scores are sparatic as a richter scale on crack. Can't help but wonder why people who bowl in other houses end up with lower averages and then hold a higher average at Superbowl always seem to cry the most about the lanes at Superbowl. In a nut shell if the lanes are not to your liking @ Superbowl and they are, with your other lower averaging house, why do you continue to bowl @ Superbowl and cry every week ?

Comment Date: 2/4/2009 Name: Anonymous
hey joe s, no they are not closing. stop trying to spread rumors !!!!!!! what a troll

Comment Date: 1/29/2009 Name: Anonymous
If you people are as good as you say that you are than you should have no problem putting your money where your mouth is and bowling Chip for money. Does not matter what the condition is or whatever. Shut up and let your bowling do the talking not your toilet of a mouth. You people are really sad.

Comment Date: 1/27/2009 Name: Joe S
Is it true they are closing there doors come May?

Comment Date: 1/24/2009 Name: Anonymous
Chipello is a CrAzY but brave man.

Comment Date: 1/20/2009 Name: Chip
Angel is that u looking for action?

Comment Date: 1/20/2009 Name: James Earl Jones
No, they don't. There are two leagues that bowl on the same side, all lanes which have been oiled the same way, and the linage is 3 dollars different.

Comment Date: 1/20/2009 Name: Anonymous
Vanessa is back in CT we spoke on Saturday

Comment Date: 1/19/2009 Name: John C
See our league is growing already. I guess my comments sparked interest.

Comment Date: 1/19/2009 Name: DING DING DING!
OK, Since your calling people out now we should get action bowling going. $100 a man min. Sounds like John wants action. What do you say? And please don't start with excuses. Be a man

Comment Date: 1/19/2009 Name: Anonymous
Don't flatter yourself John.

Comment Date: 1/19/2009 Name: Anonymous
To James Earl Jones . All primetime leagues pay the same amount for lineage, except or the non primetime ones that bowl at special times, Midnight, 10am, 2pm etc.

Comment Date: 1/18/2009 Name: James Earl Jones
AHAHAHA! Same amount for Linage? You make me laugh sir, you really do. Linage for a men's league is usually about 10 dollars, while mixed are about 8 dollars. Please don't insult my name until you know what you are talking about.

Comment Date: 1/16/2009 Name: It just takes a moroon
John did not complain on Tues. he bowled ok consindering he is coming off an injury. In fact Mark P backed out of money match with him.

Comment Date: 1/16/2009 Name: Steven
I bowled agaisnt John on Tues. he did not complain at all. He seemed to have a good time. Mark gave him a hard time and backed down to a money match

Comment Date: 1/16/2009 Name: Neba bowler
I cant believe what i am reading. Instead of insulting John C (Chip) You should be taking lessons from him. when he was done with me, I was averaging 239, high in New Haven county that season, and cashing in nebas. Best ball driller i ever used too.

Comment Date: 1/14/2009 Name: James Earl Clueless
True that the mens league has a higher payout because you are putting more into the prize fund. Both leagues pay the house the same amount of money for lineage so they deserve the same kind of service.

Comment Date: 1/14/2009 Name: Doesn't Take A Genius
I think its safe to say that John made a fool of himself once again. I found out that he caused problems at many centers and stabs people in the back all the time. I watched him bowl horrible Tuesday and must have heard a million complaints as he looked for shoulders to cry on. Its funny how much he annoys people and being from an observant stand point, people would try and walk away or avoid eye contact so they don't have to get an ear full each frame. How do people put up bowling on his team? Anyways John, LEARN TO BOWL and keep quiet! you know NOTHING about this game obviously. Also you should learn to have fun! I don't want hate but you just need to have the facts told to you. PS. Lose the Danny Weissman shoes.

Comment Date: 1/14/2009 Name: Anonymous
2 cents, just about what that post is worth.

Comment Date: 1/13/2009 Name: Bill
I also bowl at Superbowl Lanes and I find this quite amusing. Let me give my 2 cents as they say. Why would anyone want the same shot week after week? Isn't that was makes bowling fun; having to figure out the lanes. I would be so bored if the shot was always the same. Also, how is this house supposed to make any money? If everyone wants the lanes oiled before their league; when are the lanes to be used for open bowlers? Centers do need open bowlers if they are to continue drafting people into leagues. The next thing that people will be asking for is that no one be allowed to bowl on their lanes at all (I can see this coming by some of these comments). I have asked and from what I understand the lanes are oiled every weekday and not every league gets oiled right before their league starts and there are quite a few 290+ plus games and some 300 games on lanes that have not been oiled prior to their leagues starting. I think instead of everyone complaining maybe we should try to promote having a fun time instead of just high scores. Just my 2 cents.

Comment Date: 1/13/2009 Name: mark p
good 2 cents bill

Comment Date: 1/13/2009 Name: James Earl Jones
HAHAHA. You know what a Mixed League's payout is, right? It is, statistically, the lowest paying league out there. Join a MEN'S league if you want freshly oiled lanes, and shell out the 22 dollars a week. Don't cry when you are paying $12 a week and don't shoot 700 every week. Try adjusting once in a while. Ever heard of it? Probably not because if you did then you wouldn't be here bawling your eyes out about the lanes. Learn to adjust and stop crying, seriously. It's bowlers like you who infuriate me the most. "WAHHHH. MY BALL WON'T DO THE SAME THING EVERY TIME EVEN THOUGH I'M IN GAME 3, WAHHHH." Join a men's league, pay the extra money, and stop crying over lanes that you are too bad to adjust to.

Comment Date: 1/12/2009 Name: Anonymous
To put Bob the pro shop guy in the same company as Tom Baker and Butch Soper, are you and Bob a couple ? Sure does look that way. John C, just remember, spinning the ball just kills the ball and it does not hit. Staying under and up the back of the ball will give you a better hit with more control. Isn't this what bowling is about ?

Comment Date: 1/11/2009 Name: Anonymous
Of course the shot is to easy, if it wasn't the cry babies and whiners who bowl there would throw a hissy fit. Oh damn they do now. Hey what do you mean "to easy" ? Remember the rules boys and girls: 1) Stand in the same spot all 3 games. 2) Throw the ball over the same mark all 3 games. 3) Kick the ball return or wall when you miss said mark.Because god knows its the inanimate objects fault. 4) And most importantly folks don't forget to yell at the guys running the control desk and make an a** out of yourself, because even moreso than than the ball return and the walls its definitely their fault that you can't bowl consistantly well.

Comment Date: 1/9/2009 Name: John C
You mean a bad release just like Tom Baker, Butch Super, and at some times ernie scheigal used. If you know anything about bowling you should know there is lots of ways to get it done.

Comment Date: 1/9/2009 Name: jeff
I bowl on wednesday and sub on tuesday. I average 20 pins higher on Wednesday. That saids it all

Comment Date: 1/9/2009 Name: Anonymous
to John C. A thumb down release is a BAD release, period ! Guess you and Bob the pro shop guy went to the same bowling lessons.

Comment Date: 1/8/2009 Name: Anonymous
If anything the lanes are too easy at SuperBowl.

Comment Date: 1/7/2009 Name: Wednesday Night Bowler
I bowl on Tuesday nght and wednesday night. Big differnece, the wednesday night shot is a lot easier and more consistent, thats why there are honor scores. By the way John is not the one complaining.

Comment Date: 1/7/2009 Name: Jim C
Hey mark P dont bowl Chip with his rubber bowl, he will destroy you. Before he got hurt, I saw him throw a 300 with that ball, and average over 200 with it. If you never bowled with a hard shelled three peice ball, dont do it you will only look stupid.

Comment Date: 1/7/2009 Name: Anonymous
You think the Pro Shop guy knows how to bowl ?? I don't know you but thought you were kind of knowledgealbe until you made that statement. If thumbs down is good bowling, then most of us according to you, must be great bowlers.

Comment Date: 1/7/2009 Name: Joe
I liked the last message from John C. I would hate to have the same shot on the same lanes week after week after week. That is what makes bowling fun. It is the good bowlers that can adjust and score on tough lane conditions. I am not up to that standard yet, but I hope to be someday. I want to get my game up to the point where I can walk into any house under any condition and still score well. That is why they make all the different balls for different conditions and you can even have them drilled differently depending on the shot you want. So the next time you want to blame the lanes, try looking at your own game first. I think they do a good job at Super Bowl, with a fantastic pro shop. My only complaint is that their snack bar is usually never open and almost always out of inventory.

Comment Date: 1/7/2009 Name: John C
I may not alweays agree with Bob in the pro shop, however I respect his knowledge and ability to bowl. If he is using a weak release, it is only because todays balls are too powerful, and the backends are too strong, for a bowler with any kind of hand.

Comment Date: 1/6/2009 Name: Anonymous
Allow me to interject here but the Wednesday night mixed league does not have the lanes oiled before their league, in fact they are oiled by the same person that oils them every weekday morning and thats it for the day. Yet there are some pretty high averages on that league and strangely enough no crying. As far as inconsistancies on the lanes "John" I beg to differ with that comment due to the fact there have been more honor scores on those lanes in the past year and a half then there have been since Mike oiled and mantained the machine himself.

Comment Date: 1/6/2009 Name: John C
Unlike the angry wimp, I will sign my post. There is no reason to insult the bowlers that make a comment on this board. I find that when people are paying for something, even bowling, they want good service. I think the goal should be to build up the league not encourage the bowlers to leave. I myself have forgotten more about this game then most house bowlers will ever know. In fact I sent a bowler I coached since he was 12, to your scratch thanksgiving tournament. I even let him use one of my balls. The ball was urethane and layed out for the over dry backends that most of the bowlers seem to need. He did win. And shot a 299 in the process. So don't talk about some kid taking our money, my kid already took all of yours. He beat your house bowlers in their own back yard, with yesterdays equipment. I don't have a problem with the shot on tuesdays and I enjoy the league. One of the things I like about the shot is that it is never the same, it makes for good practice. I am sure the kid at the desk can beat us on that shot, for the simple fact that he can throw todays equipment faster then most of us can. And that is the only reason. However I will bowl anyone if we both use a plastic or rubber ball. ( except Bekish or Bob T from the pro shop, they actually know how to bowl, without having the equipment do it for them) And I wont even have to throw it with 2 hands. LOL. The problem with bowling now, is that the bowler with the most speed, can take advantage of todays bombs, and with more back end, they will always win. That does not make them better. They simply match up. I just hope the league bowls next year, it is a lot of fun. By the way sign your name, or shut up.

Comment Date: 1/6/2009 Name: mark p
if you want to build up a fun league all the bowlers in said league should be having fun. all members of the league should be looking for new teams to grow. one bad apple can spoil it for all. to john c if you want to bowl a game or two next tuesday 1/13/09 after league useing what you bowl with that night. bring the kid to. i am just a down and in house bowler just ask todd in your league or bob in pro shop

Comment Date: 1/5/2009 Name: CRY BABY WAHHHH
If the lanes were perfect in your eyes and you were able to bowl 700 series each week would you come on here and say how nice the shot was or do you just like to complain? Maybe the about of teams you have doesn't matter...maybe its the amount of money you pay per week. I'm going to guess its probably somewhere around 12 dollars and after your prize fund is taken out your lineage is down to around 7.50 per person. You want your "perfect competitive conditions" i suggest you leave your FUN MIXED league and join a men's league. I enjoy seeing grown men come onto a website to complain about lanes conditions and the way the league is run instead of asking the people in charge of your league, who by the way, get paid so much money per year for running your league out of the league fee you pay per week. MAYBE you're lanes aren't oiled to the way YOU like it is because the league officers chose to not have them done. Threaten to leave then go right ahead, have fun at some other house where you're average is going to drop about 10-15 pins because you don't know how to adjust correctly. And if you don't feel like talking to your officers go ask the kid running the desk on your Tuesday night and i'm sure he'll answer any question you have. And while you're at it since you're such an amazing bowler and it's just the lanes fault that you have a bad night here and there, ask that same kid to bowl you for say 50 bucks and put your money with your mouth is. He's one of the nicest kids i've met to work at the lanes and there is nothing more that he enjoys then beating people that complain about lanes in a game for money. Oh and he'll let you pick the lanes you want to bowl so you'll have no excuse

Comment Date: 1/5/2009 Name: Anonymous
I think you all should stop and think exactly how much oil and time it will take to oil 6 lanes ? Very little oil and about 15 - 20 minutes. Not very long and very little oil used. Just good marketing to keep the bowlers happy and wanting to come back. For you guys that think you are so great, bring your "hook in a box" ball down on Tuesday night and try to bowl on bone dry lanes. Do you think that will be fun ?? Also, stop bringing up the kid at the desk, if you want to bowl this guy for money, then why don't you bowl him. Actually, bowl him on Tuesday night AFTER the league is done. All of you are a bunch of clowns and it appears with very little bowling knowledge.

Comment Date: 12/31/2008 Name: Anonymous
You should do your research before you start crying. Maybe its not the fact that you have 6 lanes but that you only pay 7 dollars for lineage and your league officers chose to not get the lanes done. You want your perfect lane conditions than join the mens league and pay the 22 per week. Its funny if you shoot amazing one week youre the best but if you do bad its the lanes fault.. Give me a break and grow a pair if you got a problem I suggest you talk to the people that run your league instead of crying on some website and if that doesnt suit your needs go ask the kid at the front to bowl you and he'll not only be glad to take your money but happy to show you just how bad a bowler you are since you dont know how to bowl unless you have perfect conditions.

Comment Date: 12/27/2008 Name: Richard Andrews
I bowl in the Tuesday night league & the lane conditions are a desaster to say the least. I came to bowl Tuesday night & the senior league bowled in the afternoon, as usual, then the Thursday night league bowled as a makeup so they would not have to make up a night atthe end of the year. By the time we got on the lanes at 7:00 there was no oil on the lanes & the ball was hooking out of control. I asked if the lanes were going to get oiled before we got on them & the lane help just laughed. If you look at the comment dated 11-30-08 by a Brunswick employee & I quote "All leagues should get the same service. Including freshly oiled lanes." This has never been the case. I am thinking of cutting my loses & not coming back the second half. This house has been going down hill for several years.

Comment Date: 12/4/2008 Name: Anonymous
Well that didn't take long, back to Vanessa2you. Might I suggest 3 words....GET OVER IT !

Comment Date: 11/30/2008 Name: Brunswick Employee
All leagues pay the same lineage. So all leagues should get the same service. Including freshly oiled lanes.

Comment Date: 11/30/2008 Name: John C
Just a bowler. I think you are missing the point. And so is the center management. Let me guess, you are not the CEO of brunswick, are you? I would like to see the league grow. I know of others who have walked out early in the season because of this same issue. And I heard two bowlers say they are not coming back. Let me ask you. Would you fill these lanes with open bowlers if we werent there? The bottom line is that an empty lane makes no money. And let me ask you, is this the policy for the Monday or Wednesday night leagues? Look I could care less I like the people i bowl with. I would just hate to see it end over an issue this stupid. By the way sign your real name or is the fact that you make no sense embarrasing.

Comment Date: 11/28/2008 Name: annonymous
Vanessa is still down south; doing fine by the way. The reports of her being in the hospital are false.

Comment Date: 11/27/2008 Name: Anonymous
You people talk about adjusting to lanes. For the person that likes dry lanes, why can't you adjust to oil ? Maybe you are not good enough and can only hook you ball on bone dry conditions. If you are a fun league and could care less about lane conditions, maybe that is why you only have 6 or 8 teams. Who would want to bowl in a league like this ? So why are you giving the guy that wants oil a hard time and telling him to adjust when you can not adjust to oil. You are pathetic !

Comment Date: 11/25/2008 Name: Joe S
How is vanessa doing has anyone heard?

Comment Date: 11/22/2008 Name: Just a bowler
I also bowl on this league. It is a very small, non money, non competitive league. It is supposed to be just for fun. The lanes are oiled during the day, there is no need to oil again. If you are a good bowler, you are supposed to be able to adjust. Maybe some of us bowlers don't want the lanes to be oiled. Maybe some of us bowl better on drier lanes. All I can say is, if you want to be a huge competitive bowler, then just go join a mens league. Part of your weekly bowling fee only goes to the house, the rest goes into the little prize fund that our league has. So, I highly doubt that you and your team spend $100.00 a week. There are many of us who are happy with the conditions that we have and don't want to hear complaining all the time. Again, if you are not happy with the league, then just leave.

Comment Date: 11/21/2008 Name: Anonymous
okay so pay them an extra $35 and you will get your stupid oil. Just remember because you bowl bad doesnt mean more oil is needing to be added. YOU JUST S*CK!

Comment Date: 11/21/2008 Name: Anonymous
Son, do you know how much oil is and also how much would be used to oil 6 or 8 lanes ?? It would cost hardly anything !! Don't post if you have no real knowledge of what you are talking about.

Comment Date: 11/20/2008 Name: Anonymous
I always find it amazing how everyone wants something for free. First of all how much is your league paying for linage ? I can't help but wonder if it even remotely equals up to this : The person to set up and run the the oil machine?How do you think it gets up to the lanes from down back and moves from one lane to the next, remote control ? I'm sure they're not going to do it for free.I'm sure you wouldn't either. What about the materials involved to strip and oil the 12 lanes in question? I'm sure there is NOT an oil tree out back nor is the duster cloth anything like a roll of Bounty.Maybe its dropped every month by the pin fairies. Oh and lets not forget the electricity to run the machine. I've seen it run and don't remember seeing any solar panels on it, nor did I see any mice on wheels inside of it either. Wonder who has to eat the cost on that? But thats not your problem, right ? But in fact it is your problem due to the fact if the house keeps giving everyone what they want for free how long do you think it will take before you have no choice but move your league because the house went out of business. You see the SMART thing to do would be to have a league meeting and discuss paying a couple dollars more for linage and have the lanes oiled for you(which by the way from what I read on this site you'll still find something to whine about)then go discuss it with the management, that sounds much more mature than crying on a message board or to the person at the front desk, but god knows we can't have any of that kinda nonsense going on now, can we?

Comment Date: 11/19/2008 Name: John C
I am sure oil is expensive. However let me explain something to you. Because of this my team has decided not to return. Now we all pay lineage, and we all spend money in the bar and snack bar. Between all of us we must spend 100.00 per week x 35 weeks. Times how many seasons we would have bowled. Do the math, It was a bad business decision. Remember every bowler is a customer weather they bowl the big leagues or not.

Comment Date: 11/19/2008 Name: Anonymous
are you aware on how much oil is? If more oil is used they are going to have to charge you like 1-2 dollars more in linage. they are oiled in the morning so theres no need for them to be oiled again.

Comment Date: 11/18/2008 Name: Anonymous
Yea, I agree. They should oil before EVERY league regardless how big or small it is. Talk to the manager and complain. How long would it take to oil 6 lanes ??

Comment Date: 11/15/2008 Name: John C
Can we talk bowling now? I joined a small tuesday night league, 6 teams. I was told by a staff member that they are not going to oil on tuesdays any longer . The logic is the league is small, 5 teams and a vacant. What difference does that make, THEN JUST OIL 6 Lanes! This is why you are losing league bowlers. Don't oil and you will be down to 4 teams.

Comment Date: 11/9/2008 Name: Anonymous
Probably a thought that makes any sense ?? Or maybe she went jogging and knocked herself out....

Comment Date: 11/5/2008 Name: Anonymous
She had something on her brain

Comment Date: 10/28/2008 Name: Joe S
does anyone know what happened or whats wrong with her. To the person that knows whats going on with her please send her my regards. and please keep us updated.

Comment Date: 10/25/2008 Name: Anonymous
who said I have a wife? Not all of us are married.

Comment Date: 10/24/2008 Name: Anonymous
Get over it. You should try to spend as much time worrying about your wife.

Comment Date: 10/21/2008 Name: Anonymous
its not looking-- they dont have high hopes for her

Comment Date: 10/20/2008 Name: Anonymous
Thats strange I thought this site was about bowling alley's ? I think we should rename it to Vanessa 2 u .com

Comment Date: 10/20/2008 Name: Anonymous
vanessa is still in critical condition and still in the ICU unit. She is not doing well.

Comment Date: 10/17/2008 Name: Anonymous
vanessa is in critical condition.

Comment Date: 10/17/2008 Name: Anonymous
does anyone know what happened to her? I tried to call her but her phone is not working or atleast what hospital is she at?

Comment Date: 10/15/2008 Name: Anonymous
that was stupid. She is in her 20`s you dumb a**s what does she need a face lift for shes not like your wife under the knife all day, or under another man

Comment Date: 10/14/2008 Name: Anonymous
face lift complications ?

Comment Date: 10/12/2008 Name: Anonymous
just so all of you jerks know vanessa has been in the ICU unit for the past week and a half

Comment Date: 10/11/2008 Name: Anonymous
Lets talk about those who should leave, the pro shop guys.

Comment Date: 10/10/2008 Name: Anonymous
who wouldent do her. She was hotter then hell

Comment Date: 10/10/2008 Name: Anonymous
no just vanessa

Comment Date: 10/9/2008 Name: Anonymous
You would probabaly also do Sonny

Comment Date: 10/4/2008 Name: Anonymous
i would do her

Comment Date: 10/2/2008 Name: j bowler
oh hell ya she was!!!!!!

Comment Date: 9/30/2008 Name: Anonymous
she was hot though.

Comment Date: 9/23/2008 Name: big bowler bear
dude what the hell are you talking about? She looked like a man. You need to seriously think on who you are thinking about. If it is Vanessa you are BLIND AS HELL! She would be the last person to look like a man. Wonder what your wife looks like

Comment Date: 9/21/2008 Name: Not blind
Are you guys crazy, she was not that hot. I think you need to hang out in other places. There are better looking women then the ones that usually work in bowling centers.

Comment Date: 9/17/2008 Name: Anonymous
Well you summed it up with the "one of the guys" comment. She even looked like one too.That is until you looked down. 11 o'clock in the morning? Interesting...why would you be visiting a married woman at her job during the day when you bowl at night? Flirting and meaning nothing by it.Wonder what her husband would think about that or perhaps your wife...

Comment Date: 9/16/2008 Name: bowler man
okay so your telling us that she just laughed because she was drunk. Not even close. She had maybe 2 or 3 beers. I saw her drunk 1 time. I was there 3 nights a week and sat in the bar with her when we were all done. so your telling me a person has to laugh and be happy drunk? I think your a jealous girl that sat alone on league night hoping for a drink from one of us. You are the girl that eats the 15 girl cheeses all to her self huh? by the way, she was not ugly by any means! oh ya she must have been drunk during the day to at 11 in the morning because she was always smiling and laughing then. She was flirty but meant nothing by it. All of us were the same, she was just one of the guys. you have to say that michele, mike, sunny, joey and everyone else that works there has to be drunk as well or as you put it. "intoxicated" to be happy. They all are a great bunch of people. you stupid person!!!

Comment Date: 9/14/2008 Name: Anonymous
Quiting bowling over THIS girl is rediculous, especially since she is married with children and would just flirt with league guys(s*ckers) in order to get drinks and attention, anyone and almost everyone could see that. Smiling and laughing usually go hand in hand with intoxication. As far as pretty not even close. Sorry to burst your bubble. Lastly I heard through the grapevine she moved to NC, have a nice trip....

Comment Date: 9/13/2008 Name: Anonymous
You are right big bowling bear, there are plenty of resons to quit this place. In fact there are two big reasons right in the pro shop.

Comment Date: 9/11/2008 Name: Big Bowler Bear
I dont think you should quit a game because the pretty looking girl left. If you are thinkig of leaving, leave for a good reason. dont get me wrong I miss her to. She always had a smile on her face and was always laughing about something. We all miss her.

Comment Date: 8/21/2008 Name: dan
i am going to quit the monday men. no vanessa, no new players, same old crap. Whos with me? Does anyone know if she would be coming back? Does anyone know where she moved to?

Comment Date: 8/17/2008 Name: bowler man
From what I heard Vanessa moved. That s*cks who are we going to stare at now? I dont think sonny makes a pretty little lady?

Comment Date: 5/14/2008 Name: BOWLER
We dont know where she is. She is M.I.A we all miss her though. I hope she is still working there and did not leave us. This will bring sad to a lot of people I hope she is there next season. I hope she is okay. Anyone know if she is still there. Someone has to know something come on people help me out

Comment Date: 5/11/2008 Name: Anonymous
I would like to make a little correction on what "Anonymous" said on 3/9/2008. This correct IS from an employee of Brunswick, someone who knows Charlie and has worked with him, so knows this information to be TRUE. Charlie was NOT released from Brunswick. He has left due to family reasons (i.e. his parents are aging, and not doing well), though I do not know if he plans to return in the future. I believe he has been off for about six months or so, though he is still seen hanging out in the manager's invitational league. (This is still in Lowell, of course.)

Comment Date: 5/10/2008 Name: Anonymous
where has vanessa been did she leave? She makes my whole experince worth wild going. if she isnt there any more there is no reason for me to be. any one got any clue where she is?

Comment Date: 4/28/2008 Name: Monday nights ?
Thay would just blend in with the rest....

Comment Date: 4/28/2008 Name: Chip
Some clown is making post under my name. Sonny I have no problem with your lanes I enjoyed bowling there all season, See you next year. I did talk to many of the leagues at Hamden. Most felt it was too far to travel. I am still working on them.

Comment Date: 4/26/2008 Name: awesome lanes
i am from hamden. i checked out your lanes on thursday. they are awesome. they were not dry not to oily. they were great I am going to see if i can get the rest of my league to your lanes by the winter.

Comment Date: 4/25/2008 Name: Anonymous
thank your lucky stars that you didn't get the monday league from hamden....biggest bunch of crybabies ever!!! If something is wrong or they don't get their way they just go to the desk and yell at whoever is there. And if they don't bowl well, then it must be the lanes....i think they must all be PBA members....

Comment Date: 4/21/2008 Name: John C
Sonny, I would like to thank you for your generous offer to floor leagues from Hamden. However after describing how dry your shot is; And how bowlers that drop the ball into the approach can score, Most of them have decided to bowl Amity. I did try. However they could not get by a ball hooking at the arrows, and rolling out at the pins. It remined them of the old Hamden with wood lanes. Thanks anyway, I did try.

Comment Date: 4/18/2008 Name: REALLY???
And let me tell you after going on {website deleted} website for usbc,,,if they change the current format from units to ratios,the game will hopefully bring back skill and shotmaking,which abc couldnt/wouldnt do before usbc is 2day.like i said go onto {website deleted} click on lane certification then bowling lanes & you'll see for yourselves

Comment Date: 4/15/2008 Name: Not who you think it is...but close
As well they should although I doubt it will go very far, because as proven on this site and in the bowling alley's themselves. There are only what is referred to as wannabe bowlers who want to walk into any given house and do nothing but throw to same shot everytime and adjust to nothing but yet shoot a 900 series. When they shoot a great game it inflates their ego.If they don't its everybody elses fault but the person throwing the ball. I really don't think anybody (especially the frequent whiners who have no life but to come to a site like this just to complain and bash in the shadow of darkness) is up to a challenge of a PBA like shot because they stand the chance of getting knocked off their high horse and being exposed as the novice that they really are,sorry but you know who you are and yes you do know its true.Yes SAD but very true.

Comment Date: 4/12/2008 Name: Anonymous
WORD HAS IS THAT THERE DOING THE PBA SHOT

Comment Date: 4/4/2008 Name: jim womack
to anonymous,for your information,according to usbc,the oiling rules is 3 units of oil.distance-wise,is up to the center.for lane inspections,the association,checks 3 distances on the lane(s).15',30' and when the machine stops oiling.i've seen it done plenty of times.if a center wants to oil 45'ft,they can.30'ft they can.as long as 3 units the pick-up reader(tape),thats all that matters.JUST REMEMBER THAT!!!!!

Comment Date: 3/30/2008 Name: JOHN BELOWKOWSKI
I have fun here. The food is good the lanes are awesome the people are great and the light show at night is great There should be some stuff that you can buy for night fun like necklaces and stuff but over all its a great time. I recommened this place to everyone.

Comment Date: 3/29/2008 Name: Anonymous
Wow !! Thats the smartest thing I've seen on this board yet. Somebody finally gets it !I was starting to think the entire bowling world is retarded.

Comment Date: 3/28/2008 Name: j bowler
why is everyone acting like jerks?? GET OVER YOUR BOWLING ITS NOT THE LANES ITS YOU !!!

Comment Date: 3/26/2008 Name: Anonymous
For you guys picking on the guy that mentioned the rocking chair. Obviously you can not read. The man said, in simple terms, stop dreaming the way it used to be and be happy that bowling is still around. Everyone always want to compare bowling the way it was in 1960 to now. Who cares ? I was not around in 1960, I do not care what the lanes were like. If they are easier today than 1960, well, thats the way it is. You guys should take your video cameras and take video of yourself. Guess you all still throw rubber bowling balls, since you liked the past so much. Would hate to hear you old farts are bowling with the new equipment made in 2008 and you are all probally still averaging 160 because you s*cked then and you still do now.

Comment Date: 3/26/2008 Name: league bowler
to the dude that says charlie was hotter then her. you need an eye glass upgrade she is hot. by the way i think the lanes are great ya sometimes there a little to oily but theres a great shot out there. I bowl 2 times a week there and 1 time at another ally these are awesome compared to the other lanes

Comment Date: 3/24/2008 Name: Improving bowler
Hey don't be so hard on these guys. I have been bowling much better there. I have negative revs and my ball used to never hook an inch. However now with the less oiled lane condition I am bowling great. I still drop the ball and put nothing on it, but now it is destroying the pins. In fact anyone who stays behind the ball and can turn it is bowling bad. The place is great they have made me, the 160 bowler, a steady 200 plus shooter. Thanks guys, I am sure a lot of top pba players will come out of here.

Comment Date: 3/24/2008 Name: bobby johnson
to this clown annonymous,you're telling mechanics to stay in their rocking chair???you and these jokers saying this center's going to close,a pass on these rediculous statements about lane conditions.now all of a sudden,this joker ed who i can care less about how much he spent open bowling and didnt have oil,snack bar being closed..WHO CARES!!!!remember,usbc and these centers putting out these blindman conditions,are the ones who made you & your buddies put in the high clouds(cloud 9).dont forget that.if i was in charge of usbc,the 3 units of oil rule would be bye bye birdie.so,you should thank your lucky stars,pal.

Comment Date: 3/24/2008 Name: RM
to dan,these days,the mechanics of the 70s,about 15% are retired,the others,still are in the business.you say,stay in your rocking chair???i got news for you,we can videotape your lousy bowling on a real condition and put it on public tv,anywhere.and yes,it'll be good for the real bowlers to see what happens when these wall of china conditions,are not there.have i done this,yes..you jokers make good comedy channel material.

Comment Date: 3/23/2008 Name: are you kidding ?????
Charlie was hotter than her

Comment Date: 3/22/2008 Name: ex amf meadows bowler
you're all lucky usbc aka abc doesnt make conditioning change to 40'ft minimum,get rid of 3 units of oil,make it 10 units,then maybe clowns like you wouldnt know how to adjust,better yet bowl maybe a 140.it's time for a change and get these susposed 200-250 averages down to more manageable.time for skill to come back.

Comment Date: 3/21/2008 Name: DJ
no that rumor has been going on for a long time. they are not closing. I am sure they would let us know if they were. and that girl is a hottie and her name is Vannesa if i am not mistaken

Comment Date: 3/20/2008 Name: JB
Heard a rumor that this place might be closing down in 1 year or 2. Anyone hear this ?

Comment Date: 3/19/2008 Name: just a bowler
Ok in just reading your comments you all sound like a bunch of girls unless you all are? I just dont get it. But to the comment of J bowler. yes dude she is HOT.(whats her name)?

Comment Date: 3/18/2008 Name: Stan
To Dan Prue You like to use my name when you post and also Franks (plus who knows what other names you use). Be a brave person and use your own name. I read this board maybe once per week and only posted one reply a long time ago. This board is only for fools like you who want to complain but want to do it with someone elses name. As far as my game goes, save your money and let me know when you want to loose it. I am available anytime. As for your game, You stand left, drift to the right gutter and think you are hooking the lanes. Your game is as pathetic as you are.

Comment Date: 3/18/2008 Name: Frank
Why is everyone ripping Bob a New one.. his prices got to high for me...he charged me full price for a box of tape a couple of years ago and i thought he was my friend...now we barely talk... bob is very smart when it comes to bowling he loves to debate with everyone about bowling.. however once he gets something in his head and it worked once thats it...he is very tough and it is very hard to get him to listen to you..like stan. another no it all... check out his arm swing sometime...why does my shoulder hurt..give me a break..leave bob alone...just agree with him and move on...avoid stan...

Comment Date: 3/18/2008 Name: Dan
to ex amf meadows lanes bowler It get tired of all you old guys saying back in the day. Those days are GONE, get over it. I am sure you would love to ride you horse and buggy to work in below zero weather and snow up to you waist. Todays game is todays game, whether its baseball football, golf or Bowling. YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK, JUST SIT IN YOUR ROCKING CHAIR AND WAST YOU TIME THINKING ABOUT HOW IT USE TO BE.

Comment Date: 3/16/2008 Name: ex amf meadows lanes bowler
to j bowler,as a ex-mechanic,you're lucky i dont do the lanes.i'll put down 45' gutter to gutter,no guide to the pocket,then your 2 300s will be nothing.back in the day,lanes were stripped once a week.backends,once a week.if you're a bowler,bowl on pba lane conditions and lets see what happens!!!!!and you're 200t avg.will be also history,too!!!

Comment Date: 3/16/2008 Name: FB
Bob is probably the worse driller in the state. If you are a fun bowler, then you can go anywhere, Walmart, Bowlwinkles, Modells. Target etc. But if you are serious about your game, then go to a real Pro Shop where the people are knowledgeable and FRIENDLY.

Comment Date: 3/12/2008 Name: j bowler
like the people who work there. there nice and some are cute. I go to look at THE girl. shes nice always smiling. and someone is always there to help. I am sure that people are always going to complain about something. to oily to dry. give it a chance and work your own pattern. I got 2 300 I like the lanes there can sometimes be either to dry or to oily but work with it. nothing can always be perfect

Comment Date: 3/10/2008 Name: Chip
Come on give the guy(Bob), a break hes not that bad.

Comment Date: 3/9/2008 Name: Anonymous
Boy you all like to complain alot. I hope your scores show for it. Now, Bob in the Pro Shop is a very nice guy. I have never had any balls drilled by him. He can be one to over do it in some sense and not keep quiet when maybe he should, none the less he is very knowledgeable about this sport as one would like to see in the Pro Shop. I don't know Rich so I really can't speak for him. Now with the Manager issue. If all of you knew how Charlie left the place and crap he didn't do that he should of, maybe you as well would have the same frown on your face day in and day out because all you would be doing is digging out of what hole Charlie put that place in. Further more, Charlie from what I know has been released from Brunswick. If that remain true, what does that tell you? He knows how to bring a place down. Give it some time and this place will be back where it belongs. As for conditions, people will always complain when its too oily or to dry. You can't make everyone happy.

Comment Date: 3/3/2008 Name: Stan
Bob, thinks he is Gods give to Bowling... just drill three holes and let the bowler adjust..

Comment Date: 3/1/2008 Name: Harry
Joe, well said. bob is an idiot. If you have to go there, deal woth Rich.

Comment Date: 2/25/2008 Name: Joe
I have no complaints with Rich, he is awesome, its Bob that he has to worry about, he is driving this pro shop out of business. He has no clue on what he is doing. If the customer knows what he wants then give it to him. Why would you try to sell him a different ball? Bob is not a good bowler anyway, least RIch can bowl and knows what he is talking about. If you go to the pro shop deal with Rich and you'll be a happy customer.

Comment Date: 2/19/2008 Name: Anonymous
My issue which includes my friends (on my team) are that he is loud and a self proclaimed "know it all". A guy on my team and I are very close in our grip. He tried my ball a few times during practice and he liked it. He went into the pro shop and try to talk to Bob about buying one. Bob would not sell him the ball. He tried to sell another companies ball that he had in stock. Bob strongly said, that is not the ball for you and would not sell it to him. My friend basically said the guy is an idiot (stronger words than that)and went to laurel Lanes and bought the ball he wanted. He is bowling very well, his average is up and more importantly, he is having fun again. Do not ask me what my problem is, ask Bob what his problem is.

Comment Date: 2/18/2008 Name: Bowler
Bob is a good guy...he has a well stocked Pro shop...and he can get you anything you need...UPS is fast...!!! What is your issue with BOB...

Comment Date: 2/17/2008 Name: Anonymous
I hope the Pro Shop move is out of business !

Comment Date: 2/11/2008 Name: FB
You are exactly correct when you say that Bob is always willing to give advice to anyone and everyone. Mater of fact, he has a hard time keeping his mouth shut. Bob and Rich are both a joke. Go to Buddies or try Gary Grant at Wallingford Bowl. At least they will LISTEN to you and you can have a two way conversation about you game and equipment.

Comment Date: 2/9/2008 Name: JB
Who cares if the Pro Shop moves ? They are one of the worse shops in the state. If you want good service go to Buddies or Wallingford Bowl and see Gary Grant. He know his stuff and can drill circles around those two idiots at Super Bowl. If Gary's arm was in shape, he could also bowl circles around them. Super Bowls pro shop is for chumps. If you are a chump, then go to Super Bowl. Enough said !

Comment Date: 2/7/2008 Name: Pro Shop Moving
Are Bob and Rich Moving...??? this would be a BIG Lost to Super Bowl Lanes.. Bob is always ready to give advice to anyone. Both Bob and Rich know the Game of bowling inside out...Both are excellent Bowlers who have passion for the game...However, Bowling is becoming a JOKE..very painfull to guys like Bob and Rich...Sad...Hang tough Guys..

Comment Date: 2/6/2008 Name: Joe
I think the place is going to close down. They have hardly any league bowlers and the place is starting to look rundown. I hope they stay open, but I would not bet on it.

Comment Date: 11/30/2007 Name: Bowling God
Open Bowling is for the guy who needs to blow of some steam and have a few beers.. He is NOT even thinking about the Manager's issues...at the end of the night just tell he how much he owes so he can go home and beat his wife...Please don't give the average bowler that much thought.... The League Bowl is a totally differ Guy. he wants either Wet, Medium or Dry Lane conditions depending on his game... if he doesn't see his shot then his average is going down. Not a happy guy...and he will let the manager know about it... this is a NO win situation for the manager...as a manager you should NOT be surprised by this... the core bussiness of bowling is to turn the lanes on...collect the money....and turn the lanes off...thats it...all the other stuff is the real issue..don't blame the bowlers for that..thats on the manager...and the guys at the Top...who don't bowl...

Comment Date: 11/29/2007 Name: Anonymous
What makes you think I was ever there ? I'm just somebody who knows. And I can tell you for a fact that all the managers who have been there all came up to the same result. It's not the managers its the people just ask ANY bowling alley manager, I have and they all have the same answer.

Comment Date: 11/27/2007 Name: Anonymous
you made some good points, but being the manager you have to at least try to friendly to the bowlers. You may not like them or your job but being friendly should be a priority for a person working with the public on a daily basis. we all have our bad days, but every day seemed bad for you. hope you are happier now that you have left.

Comment Date: 11/22/2007 Name: Anonymous
Perhaps if you had to deal with a bunch of grown people acting like whiny little babies (League Bowlers) people who are as ignorant as the day is long (open bowlers) you'd lose your smile too. You have league bowlers mostly grown (physically) men who do nothing but complain about EVERYTHING like a bunch of little old ladies who couldn't shake PMS after menopause, or open bowlers who think the whole idea of the bowling alley is to see how many things they can destroy, or that that pin rakes sole perpose is for target practice then have the nerve to blow up when they learn that have to actually pay for their bowling (" no the $3 you paid on the way in was for shoe rental only") On top of that having a staff that wouldn't know what work is if it came up and bit them on the nose. All the while having corporate bosses constantly in your face screaming about how your not making enough money. Its easy to sit here and toot your horn about how bad a manager or a center is without even knowing the first thing about how to run one or whats involved. You'd think with all these backseat managers with all their comments and complaints there would be bowling centers popping up about every 1/2 mile or so.And what really amazes me is through all the whining crying and carrying on people do, they keep showing up day after day and year after year. Kinda makes you wonder who the real donkey's are, doesn't it ?

Comment Date: 10/26/2007 Name: Future Bowling Center
Charlie was not a happy Guy... when ever your lane turn off after 7 minutes.. Charlie always had a comment about you must be bowling too slow.. He was a Big Red Sox fan...Hopefully he has found his Joy..in Lowell...he was a real Donkey...

Comment Date: 10/22/2007 Name: Anonymous
Have you noticed, the new manager lost her smile. She is getting more like Charlie. She walks around and says nothing to the bowlers, matter of fact, she starting to look grumpy like Charlie did. There must be something in the water over there !

Comment Date: 10/17/2007 Name: Anonymous
Yup, Charlie has been moved from that center, and he is in the one in Lowell, MA.

Comment Date: 10/12/2007 Name: Anonymous
this is a great center if you want to have fun go there. there is a great group of people who work there and they are awesome.

Comment Date: 10/9/2007 Name: Anonymous
Pro Shop is the BEST. Thought you were serious until I read that part. Real good, you almost had me.

Comment Date: 9/22/2007 Name: Looking for an outside shot..
Super Bowl Charlie is Gone...However Sonny is still there.. Pro Shop is the BEST... Mike does a GREAT Job on the lanes...very consistent... High Scoring Shot...Lefties have the edge.. However Righties are close behind and there are more of them... New manager seem very nice...only time will tell..

Comment Date: 7/12/2007 Name: Anonymous
Wow, you rated it a "B" for Food, Beer and Glow Bowling. Now go and join a league and come back and tell us what you think.

Comment Date: 7/9/2007 Name: King Pin
This center is one of the best around that I've been to, and appears to be in very clean condition all the time. The bar is well staffed and stocked, it has Noble Roman's pizza and other food, has an ample pro shop with a couple of nice guys running it (although seperately owned from the center), and the lanes are in decent shape! A lot better than Colony or Bristol!! Went glow bowling one night with the kids, that was a blast! Overall a "B"

Comment Date: 5/20/2007 Name: Are you kidding
The pro shop is run by a self proclaimed "know it all" and his partner is in love with only hammer balls. Their work at best is "marginal". What shops have you compared them to ?? If its Berlin Bowl, you are right, they are better then them, but anyone else around, not even close.

Comment Date: 4/23/2006 Name: Anonymous
Why would you get robbed ? I go all the time and never get robbed.

Comment Date: 4/3/2006 Name: yo
go here if you want to get robbed.

Comment Date: 11/7/2005 Name: John Phillip
I went to use the Pro Shop (Bowl Winkles) on Saturday to have 2 new balls drilled. Although they were quite busy, they professionally fitted my ball, and the owner stayed 30 minutes late to finish drilling... a perfect job! In an era when most Pro Shops seem to be closing or not caring about their customers, Bowl Winkles was a pleasure. Planning to tey the lanes this week, and hope they are as good as the Pro Shop!

Comment Date: 8/12/2004 Name: Jimmy
Yes, these previous comment is true except for the manager part. The new manager, Charlie, is a very fair and respectable person. The man running the tourny was fired from the lanes for some unknown reason. But yes he is not to be trusted.

Comment Date: 5/9/2004 Name: PAT HAYES
This center has a friendly staff and lane conditions that are tougher than conditions that most bowlers are used to. NOTE: Be very cautious of bowling in Monday night Scratch Tourney since the person running it will not pay 3rd and 4th place, even though he will claim to until it appears to be a disadvantage to him (he placed 2nd) and the winner. The fact that the 1st and 2nd place finishers both work at this center is the reason I doubt the validity of the last minute payment changes. Don't waste your time or money with this apparently condoned (by the new manager)scheme!!!

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