AMF Kegler’s Lanes

AMF Kegler’s Lanes

  Name: AMF Kegler’s Lanes  
  Address: 2000 Seminole Trail  
  City: Charlottesville  
  State: VA  
  Zip: 22901  
  Phone: (434) 978-3999  
  Lanes: 48  
  Lane Type: Wood  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does AMF Kegler’s Lanes Rate?
Votes:    212
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3
Food: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
Price: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Fun: Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3
Overall: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
 All bowling center ratings are the opinions of visitors to this web site and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of
AMF Kegler’s Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 3/4/2012 Name: Local billy boy!
well keglers did get it. city turnamnt was great. even the head manager bartending and running pitchers was cool. they all ran hard for the bowlers. i hear this may be the last march turney cause the dudes runnon it screwed up? what up? had a blast!
culpepper needs a clue how to run an alley! bartender also the cook and no one waitering? wtf
oh well good and bad everywhere

Comment Date: 11/5/2011 Name: Joey
Hey Joe take some lessons on english. I hope you have better math than english skills or you will be a former owner. That said this alley has excellent customer service. Not perfect but pretty darn good for both open bowlers and league. I do both and have been pretty happy. Try the free stuff or eclub coupons and you can bowl cheap. They treat you well; no one blows you off especially the managers. See the black guy and you will be satisfied. racist? no he knows hes black. so does vette and james knows he is white. enjoy these people because they are good!

Comment Date: 10/1/2011 Name: Joe owner of acenter
After reading the commments good and bad. Icome down ther just about every summer to bowl with family and friends. I’ve been to many others close by centers around town. Your center is OK You can’tplease everybody knoe matter what you do or don’t do.But I understand about the help.Your center is own by AMF that’s what makes the differents. Private centers like mine makes ALL the differents. You can get better control of your help and everything that happen in the center. When something happens and you go to the front desk and ask for help, the person ther may care or not because they know who’s gonna tell on them. If you don’ then you must deal with it plain, that’s the way it is for BIG own centers

Comment Date: 5/15/2011 Name: jazzy mom
sat may 14 at 500pm i have a birthday party for my daughter it was good i have a good time i am sorry i was in a bad mood i took my anger out on my party host i made him feel bad . he did a great job i forget to tip him for his good job he did gave me summer coupon for my family so we will bowl this summer on open bowling.

Comment Date: 2/5/2011 Name: yolanda
i have a party yesterday at 5pm for my child birthday clint your party host was very good at his job he was very fast and prompt he help out alot our pizza and sodas came out fast he is the best party host you have have partys out here years ago in the early 2000 my host in the past is not as fast as clint you need to keep clint for along time he knows his job thank you alot

Comment Date: 9/25/2010 Name: another anonymous
guy has been there every night we have bowled.
Get over it

Comment Date: 9/12/2010 Name: Anonymous
I think this is a great place to state how one feels abouy the employees and management. The manager truly does not care about anyone but himself and thats obvious. Where is he on league nights? He prefers to work days and leave the rest up to his employees to take care of. AMF is it not obvious yet that hes not doing his job.

Comment Date: 8/6/2010 Name: Peg
Hi to all,
I actually came upon this site by accident while searching for something else. But once here I started reading all the comments regarding Keglers and was really surprised. I bowl in a league there and have been the secretary for the summer and fall leagues for a little while. I can’t comment on lane conditions, or how a ball is suppose to go down a lane because these are things I don’t know. I bowl my average of 110 plus each week and getting better. I have worked with the employees of Keglers as well as the manager and everyone there has been very resposive and helpful. They are all nice and easy to get along with. If there is a problem and I need their help, then the problem is taken care of. I like Keglers, and from what some of these comments are it seems that Keglers has gone thru changes for its customers. No place is perfect, there will always be fault found from someone. I enjoy it there, what I find hardest to deal with at times, not all the time, are some of the bowlers. But then everyone has a bad day once in a while. I want to thank the staff at Keglers for all the kindness they have shown me and the helpfulness they have demonstrated. Great job.

Comment Date: 6/27/2010 Name: James Worley (yes that James Worley)
I am confused. I could have sworn this was a space to rate the bowling center. It seems like a place to air petty grievances. Now I have been on a 10 year “hiatus”, so a lot of things are different from the last time I was at Keglers. It seems some are good and some are ok at best. But personal “attacks” on people here aren’t gonna solve a thing. If the people who are trully concerned about the state of youth bowling, then volunteer your time and make it better. I don’t think the officials of the youth league just came in and said ” ok I’m now your president”. As far as the lane conditions are concerned, oil breaks down. If you know anything about conditioner, this should not be shocking to you. There are several factors that contribute to this “breakdown”. If the conditions are so much better elsewhere, then I suggest you go there, if inflated scores are what you want. But if you want to be a bowler, then I would suggest that you put more time in learning to adjust. Even the pros have to move a board every now and then. And they are getting paid to play. Do I average what I use to, no. Have I shot any 800’s since my return, not even close. But I enjoy the competition, and the fun of hanging out with my team. We haven’t finished any higher than 3rd place in any of the leagues since my return, but it has been a lot of fun. If you have legitimate complaints, contact AMF. Running people down on this page only makes YOU look bad. This is not the place to accuse or defend. If the youth league needs some help with volunteers, I officially throw my name in the hat. I am at Keglers on Monday night through the summer.

Comment Date: 4/11/2010 Name: tired
just want to thank amf for yet another fubar. had a chance to really show they care about league bowlers. but again we get a crappy shot, indifferent management, crappy food(overpriced) and a manager who could care less if we were there.
strange how we go to the other center, they are happy to see us, and the scores went through the roof. same bowlers,same equipment,different lanes. why is their shot that much better Mr Brockner? since you bowl there why dont you tell us? BECAUSE YOU CAN’T!!!!Just stay up there with the queen of Culpeper. I challenge anyone from amf to answer this? but if they do they will hide behide AMF employee.
and they wonder where the league bowlers are going?

Comment Date: 3/2/2010 Name: perturbed
deer keglers: i would go in the labor-hole for bowling; but not for bowling at keglers (and if you don’t know what the labor-hole is, your not kool!)

Comment Date: 2/24/2010 Name: CONFUSED
closed for remodeling?that is all that you can tell us?now i am not the only bowler that feels that you all are pulling the wool over our eyes.we all know that the damage is much more severe than expected.i understand that this is not amfs fault but what you can be held accountabel for is the fact that you all are nor getting the word out on the problems or the solutions.we have one alley in charlottesville and amf takes advantage of that.for years we have felt like the black sheep of amf not telling your league bowlers what is going on you are pretty much saying to us that you are taking a wait and see approach.maybe you dont know what is going on that is a possibility just tell us that is all we guys knew that the bowling alley wasnt going to open on the 22nd of february why lie about finally get a decent staff of employees in place and want to throw everything away by making it sound like it is going to be a secret as to when you are going to open.i really think that amf had a chance to show some class and inform people as to what was going on but instead wants to leave everyone in the dark.guess this is your business model for the future.

Comment Date: 7/24/2009 Name: disappointed
I go to keglers often and I have to say that up until recently it was a pleasant place to be. However I myself have had several encounters with the bartender Wendy. She is a very rude and disrespectful young lady. I enjoy spending time at the bar after my bowling sesion however if I notice that she is the only bartender there I prefer to just pack my stuff and leave. In general I think the facility is a wonderful place and I have had a few issues about the seating area being dirty however I also understand that the employees are doing their best to clean these areas up immediately after a bowling session. Other then the issues with Wendy I enjoy the time that I spend there.

Comment Date: 5/10/2009 Name: Anonymous
if you had a problem with 3 different employees then i would have to think the problem may not have been the employees.

Comment Date: 5/6/2009 Name: Anonymous
if you ask me the center needs to get some new employees in there. d—-n is trying so hard to let everyone know hes in charge, he will kick out any person for any reason. w—y is the most rude person i have ever encountered, and y—-e is only nice to you if she knows and likes you. someone must know by now this is not good for buisness.

Comment Date: 11/6/2008 Name: casey
keglers has went to hell over the years…it use to be a fun place for people to hang out N do whatever play games meet up with friends N things like that but now u gotta pay to get in what kinda {deleted} is that?? N u cant hang out there or they will be like leave so it s*cks dont go!!!

Comment Date: 8/9/2008 Name: employee
It is 20.00 with shoes from 10-1, 15.00 from 11-1 or 10.00 12-1. There is no more just “hanging out” after 10. Also pool is 10.00 per person after 10. (all you can play) This is Friday and Saturday

Comment Date: 7/25/2008 Name: amanda
how much do u have to pay to get in keglers now? also do u have to be 21 now? cuz i went there on a sat night and there was a lady at the door with the cop and they said that we had to pay and i was like i just wont come in then…so if anyone could answer my ? then thanks

Comment Date: 7/14/2008 Name: clint marziali
i like working at keglers the staff is great to work with james is great mananger to work with he tried his best to get more leagues bowlers in to fill up all forty eight lanes up. he always help out alot with his emplyoess and shift super visor so are open bowlers will come back i bowl in the summer three leagues and in the fall three leagues i like my discount for open bowling

Comment Date: 7/2/2008 Name: LYNN
All I want to do here was comment on the parent of the youth bowler. I have been present to 99% of the days that they youth league was bowling in every season before this past season. Not to mention my husband has volunteered his time too. I had tried to resigned at the beginning of this past season due to my work responsibilities but I was told that “we can work around your schedule”. I do apologize that you were unaware of this. I have a couple daughters that bowled in this league and I supported them whole heartedly. I also supported each child there without pressure. My oldest daughter is now unable to bowl in this league because she now bowls in an adult league on her own and my youngest daughter continued to bowl in this league until it got to the point where I was unable to bring her. She is still able to bowl, and I would bring her but the transportation is not there, I do apologize to each and every parent for my absence, but I was also unaware that this was not made clear to you all of the circumstances either at the beggining of the season. I do have a question for you though?? EVERY YEAR there have been requests addressed to ALL parents that volunteers are NEEDED, ARE YOU one of the loyal parents that volunteer?? I was! I cannot vouch for anyone else but I can admit in my opinion Ginger Houchens is doing the best she can with what she has been given. She is a good person that deserves the parents to back her! If you have anymore questions for me please feel free to ask! Kind Regards : )

Comment Date: 6/16/2008 Name: Anonymous
if you are going to bitch and whine and comment on other people and their children why are you afraid to use you name, i know its easier to make hateful comments if the person doesn’t know who you are, this site is like a soap opera

Comment Date: 6/15/2008 Name: Stephanie Alans Girlfriend!!
Wow and were adults….thats scary. If you think you could run the youth league better my hats off to you. But why blast someone if your to much of a coward to post your own name. If you only new how much time and effort goes into running that youth league maybe you would have a leg to stand on. As i see it its volunteer work things happen and people may not always be able to attend every single week. If you think you could do a better job why dont you try to fill those shoes. Otherwise i would keep your mouth shut.

Comment Date: 6/14/2008 Name: Ginger Houchens
This is my first, last and only comment I will make on this page. I have to agree with Alan on what things need to be discussed on a message board, no Alan and I havent always seen Eye 2 Eye, but we get over it. Bagering people on here is bad and uncalled for. Keeping your personal opinions to yourself or directly to the person you have issues with is what needs to be done. Alan, sorry you were blamed about that, I know you had nothing to do with finances, that was all on Brenda, I will say however thanks for stepping in and getting our money back as quickly as you did!
As far as the youth league is concerned it is asked time in and time out for parent volunteers, so please help, Scott and I would love the extra help…we volunteer our time and believe it or not it does take a lot to run any league. Anyway, I am done with this message board!

Comment Date: 6/13/2008 Name: SummerLeagueBowler
It has been quite a while since I posted and checked things out.
This has gotten out of hand truly. This board should not be used to attack peopel personally — only the conditions of the center, prices, etc.
I am assuming you all are adults so why not go to these people and address them if you have REAL problems with them or the way they do things. Or howabout VOLUNTEER to help, thats what I did.

Comment Date: 6/13/2008 Name: alan harlow
i am going to offer an apology to all of the bowlers and people that i have apparently offended in the past.i do not feel that i own the place and as far as all of the other stuff getting passed around on this site about me and my family i just want to make it perfectly clear that although i shared my opinions about our local alley i did so and was not afraid to let amf know who i was.i must admit that maybe i harbored some bad feelings towards amf because of the summer before where brenda took money from the bowling alley and then accused me of taking the money.while i know that this is not all amfs fault i feel that they could have told people more of the facts instead of letting people assume things.i have not bowled at all this summer but from my understanding the shot is holding up well.i am pleased to hear this.i want the internet trash talking to end here when it comes down to it you can approach me and talk to me face to face or dont bother trying to stir up anymore stuff.i am washing my hands of all this mess.i am not hiding behind a keyboard i am expressing my opinion while i may not agree with everyones opinion i will respect it.if you think i own the place that is you opinion.i will work on that.once again sorry to all the people that i have offended.

Comment Date: 6/12/2008 Name: Parent of Youth bowler
I have decided that my child will not be back next year to bowl in the youth leageu. Here are my reasons why: (1) The president (Scott Harlow) really has no idea what he is doing, he is very unorganized, never there (or leaves early if he does come), he makes his own rules up as he goes to benefit him or his daughter, (2) Promised a coaching clinic and NO ONE EVER SHOWED UP after December and when they did show up before then, they only worked with the ones that wanted, (3) I don�t like how he talks to the kids, trys to be overly competitive, my child is there to bowl, have fun, meet knew people, not to feel pressured into bowling a perfect game, my child has only been bowling for a little while, what do you expect (3) All the children are supposed to get shirts and have been promised for months, still haven�t gotten them � plus they are black shirts and boring (4) ABSOLUTELY no fund raising was done, so how are you supposed to stay on top of expenses � maybe a good thing we didn�t do any, hard to tell what he would have done with the money (5) I hear that we had a VP, but she was NEVER there, I think her name was Lynn, not sure of a last name (6) The secretary (Ginger, can�t remember her last name either) was there every week, very nice, but couldn�t do but so much more with the limited amount of information that was passed down to her, I am surprised that she is willing to come back, I wouldn�t want her job.

Comment Date: 6/12/2008 Name: My input
Wow, just found this site. Never knew it was around. Seems people like to run their mouth, guess I will add my 2 cents. It is pretty sad to see that the Harlows are on here trying to play cool when in actual they are the ones that act like they run the show and walk around the center like they own it. Guess they need to practice what they preach. Yeah, right, like that will happen. They are control freaks I tell yah.
This sleeping with the mechanic is kind of funny, come on, he is a nice guy, but look at him. Brenda sure did mess him up.
Yeah the center is way to expensive and the food isnt that good of quality either. I think it is really funny when you buy the messiest item on the menu and they dont even bring you napkins…what the heck.
Oh well, this will probably cause more furry on this message board…kind of like to watch people go at it.

Comment Date: 5/29/2008 Name: Sherry
Well I really tried to stay away but couldn’t help myself. First of all I don’t throw a tremendous hook, however I do not throw a straight ball either. Second I have bowled in Keglers since it opened longer than a lot of others that are currently there – no I don’t walk around the center like I own it however I have bowled there since I was 18 and I should be entitled to input and some recognition for continuing to bowl when others quit bowling long ago. Kegler’s is a lot cleaner than a lot of other centers I have bowled in, has a lot more room too for seating etc. My only complaint with them has always been I think they are overpriced and that the association membership (for women for instance is down 75% from where it was about 10 years ago) mostly due to people not being able to afford it as well as way too much drama going on out there. I will continue to bowl however because I love the game regardless of some people who can’t even bother to post their real names.

Comment Date: 5/28/2008 Name: UNHAPPY
My initial thoughts after reading ALL the comments is – WOW!
I am amazed at how GROWN ADULTS act like adolesents!! and we expect our kids to be better? How can they when they see how idiotic the adults are??? Come on people, if you have complaints post them! Speak your mind – that is the freedom of speech we get because we are FREE americans!!! If you want to act like kids are bully each other, take it somewhere else – this is not the place for it!!!! If you want to get something done – GO TO AMF – straight to the top – then MAYBE something will get done with the bowling center! I myself have bowled in that center for numerious years and now I have stopped and I will NEVER return due to the fact that there are TOO MANY problems with this place that have not been fixed and I dont see in the forseeable future that it will be fixed. There are too many problems there. From the poor service, to the unsanitary bathrooms, uneatable food (roaches and mice debris) (not to mention the price you are paying for the unhealthy conditions) the rowdy children that parents DO NOT CONTROL, the NUMEROUS FIGHTS that break out ALL THE TIME!!! (police are there quite often) To the center manager, who when he is there he is smelling of alcohol but is never there after 5pm (anyday)I have decided that I can spend my money else – where I can enjoy myself than to go to a bowling center that can cause me health problems. I have written to the corporate office regarding: The unsafe conditions, uneatable food, intoxicated manager, rude and cursing language of the center wait staff and BARTENDER, the pro shop (which clearly there is no PRO there!!!)the numerious fights and the cost of all this? If everyone that has written something on here were to boycott this place or maybe get a petition ( I suggest boycott – I HAVE) then maybe there will be a change or maybe get a new facility – right? There are a couple people who work there who deserve better than to put up with the greif that they are given, but they are the ones who chosse to continue to work there. Speak your mind, but remember complaing only gets you so far, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/21/2008 Name: Joe Tusa
What a shame to see what has happened to this center. When I was there we worked really hard to turn things around, and although things were not perfect when I left, we did make some advances. The state tourn coming back proves that point. I thought I had left the center in better hands. I am sure that Dave still does his best but prob does not get the support he really needs from Kathy Segers and AMF. If you are so upset, e-mail Fred Hipp ( about your concerns and leave Dave alone. I don’t know who is running the center now, but bypass him and go to the top. With the way AMF is closing centers around the country, if you don’t get them to do something you won’t have a place to bowl. I’m sure glad I left AMF when I did.

Comment Date: 4/16/2008 Name: Anonymous
Boy idi someone touch a nerve.Growup Sherry.If you did not act like you own the place because you are dating dave no one would even notice you.How could he lay down a shot for you you are a straight bowler.A talented straight bowler but still a straight bowler.Also if Dave wants to asy something how about let him do it.If our oiling machine had not come out of the dumpster behind a center amf ran out of busisness we would not need a new one. What would he like more smoke machines
Also don’t call people out, you do not have the skills ,bowling or emotional to handle it

Comment Date: 4/15/2008 Name: William Buono
I am a return bowler from the 90’s and just starting to get back into this. We bowl at Kegler’s pretty much every week now for open bowling.
I go with my neighbor who just throws straight balls through the headpin but seems to get lucky. We bet $5 a game and I usually have to give him 30 plus pins but lately he’s getting lucky and beat me.
I’ve been to keglers on various saturday’s and on a sunday and find different conditions, one time all out hook, one time totally tight.
can someone tell me where they lineup to get the best shot. I throw a twisted fury – 16lbs. I finally have beaten him lately but it was getting embarrasing.

Comment Date: 4/7/2008 Name: Sherry
After my brief rant now let me make my comments on the lanes.
1. I personally think the so called house shot is too easy – it creates the mindset that you are better than what you actually are. I would much prefer to bowl on a tougher shot and not bowl as well but that is my opinion. Also just because you don’t happen to bowl well – s*ck it up and face the fact that you aren’t a professional and that perhaps you should learn to adjust better. If I bowl bad I BOWLED BAD it had nothing to do with the shot that is put out there – if I am any good I should be able to adjust to anything that is put out there.
2. I personally have thought in my bowling at Keglers since 1989 that the shot has been more consistent this year than any other.
3. Items break down, nothing in this world in perfect and everything requires maintenance why you all suddenly think a new lane machine will solve your problems is ridiculous and money wasted on Kegler’s part – the money could be better used elsewhere.
4. Food service is getting better – there is one new lady that I have noticed the past few weeks that is consistently asking if we need anything (I should however paid attention to her name) – however I still think that for the prices getting silverware and napkins shouldn’t be something you have to ask for.
5. As for Dave and the lanes during the tournament – he should have never reoiled them in the first place – he should have just left out there what was done by Jeff and left it at that. He never should have tried to correct what others perceived as a problem.
6. As for open bowling pricing – I feel that are too high for this area and that AMF should revisit the prices especially with the open rates they charge at their 300 centers which are supposed to be a whole lot nicer than what we get.

Comment Date: 4/7/2008 Name: Sherry
To the idiot below who made the comment about sleeping with the mechanic – why don’t you post your real name – too chicken??? Why don’t you go back and see I averaged over 190 long before Dave ever came to work at Keglers and that perhaps I have taken the time to listen to people who have tried to help me better my game. Any time you would like to bowl me at another center besides Keglers feel free to let me know. I personally have never been happy with the operation at Keglers but they are the only gig in town. Also you stupid fool remember my highest game ever bowled was at Mountain Bowl which Dave didn’t have any part of either.

Comment Date: 4/3/2008 Name: KeglersBowler
To “amfer” — print it out and take it to him! Have it put in your file.

Comment Date: 3/29/2008 Name: amfer
thank you to the league bowlier who said i was doing a good job. please let the management team know this please.

Comment Date: 3/27/2008 Name: League Bowler
I have no opinion on the tournament conditions because I didn’t bowl. However, as a keglers league bowler and member of the local men’s association (NOT a board member mind you) my guess is that the ‘board member’ that posted here is not even a board member at all but just some jerk trying to make trouble. Both Stephanie and Scott are right
A. Please get facts in order before blasting people. B. IF you are a board member, do your job and approach a problem right, like a man and a professional.
That being said, here are my thoughts on this house:
A. We need a consistent house shot
B. The food is entirely too expensive for the quality of what we’re served. You can at least give league bowlers some sort of discount.
C. The center managers and food manager are trying really hard from the looks of it– but their staff stinks. There is very poor customer service in the front except for Heather ( I think- name?) and Tammy M. and the service is even worse at the snack bar except for DJ.

Comment Date: 3/26/2008 Name: Stephanie
To the “Board” Member who responded to Alan, get your facts straight before making comments. Most of you league bowlers sound like babies and kids. Your never happy! You dont like the service or lane conditions go elsewhere but quit whining!! But then again your there week after week spending your money so things must not be so bad!!

Comment Date: 3/26/2008 Name: Scott Harlow
It seems like every year at tournament time these things seem to get started. As a board member I find that our job is to deal with bowler related issues(league disputes,awards, score and lane verification among other things)not engage in anonymous responses to message board traffic. The Pba board has several meetings a year and all pba bowlers are invited to attend.
I have a very good working relationship with the staff at AMF Keglers does that mean when i am unhappy i should not say anything?Absoluteley not.
I have at least found the staff will at least listen to my concerns even if there is not an esay way to fix the problem.
Finally it is unfair to attack a person who voices his or her opinion on a message board. If you have something to say to a poster and you know who they are walk up to them and say it.I personally am available on mondays and wednesdays if you want to discuss this posting with me.
I will also bring this matter in front of the pba board at our spring meeting as i think this is unprofessional on the part of our board members.
As board members we have certain responsibilites and I’m not sure this is one of them.

Comment Date: 3/26/2008 Name: alan harlow
life is simple if you have something to say then say far as our nameless board member goes dont address me over this e-mail come to me if you have something to say to me.i have went to our staff and what has been done nothing as far as how i bowled i have shot worse scores on better conditions.i am enough of a man to admit my mistakes can any of you????? hey i know that i may have been venting a little last week but how many times cam you tell me that you have seen 4 200plus average bowlers have to throw plastic equipment with 2 and a half games far as the nameless board member wants to go when you are filling out the checks for the city tournament i get one to so maybe i didnt bowl as bad as you think.grow yourself a set and lets talk about this man to man.if any of you think i am the only one who seems to be ranting maybe you should talk to your assistant manager who also bowled and made mention of the fact that the shot has been getting worse.i heard that dave put down a better shot thursday and that the shot held up for three games.if you have fixed the shot then my hat is off to you.

Comment Date: 3/23/2008 Name: wasted my tourn. $$
honestly- in this bowling center you must HAVE to be sleeping with the lane mechanic in order to shoot a score worth hollering about. maybe that’s the secret- his woman seems to bowl pretty well from what i’ve seen. maybe he’ll take on a few more and more of us so WE can bowl worth a hoot too. i bowled in the city tournament too and it was just plain ridiculous I don’t know any other way to put it. my hats off though to the team that won it – they figured out the darn lanes which no one on my team was able to do. while i’m at it- if i sleep with the lane mechanic you think he would do something about the nasty food and theprices for the food and the beer. no on can afford that crap! league bowlers should be taken care of better since we bring in money every week.

Comment Date: 3/21/2008 Name: Board Member
Alan:I guess seeing you talk to the staff at the alley is a big show all along; if you hate it so much say something. I have seen you yuck it up with all of them and now you complain? Oh well I guess you did not bowl well. I find them listening more lately and I have been told a new machine is on its way (summer) So speak to the sources and not the masses.

Comment Date: 3/17/2008 Name: alan harlow
once again our concerns fall on deaf it is this past weekend we have our annual city tournament and what could go wrong went wrong.1st i have to commend amfs kitchen staff for a job well done.way to hustle ladies and far as the lane go saturday yielded high scores on the first shift.(three honor scores)way to go jason and the day went on the scores plummeted.the lanes were re-oiled after each shift.sometimes twice because our lane machine is a piece of junk.supposedly their was a problem with the scrub brush on the machine and our head mechanic thought he may have fixed it.sunday morning came and first shift yielded some high scores.our head mechanic was supposed to bowl but had to take 0’s the first game because he had to finish oiling the lanes.this man paid his money to bowl he should have been their but that is not my problem is i do not feel that he took the proper time and care to oil the last remaining lanes so he could get to his lanes and bowl himself.every year participation in these tournaments dwindles and alot of it has to do with inconsistent lane conditions and the constant lies told to the bowlers.if you want to save money by thinning the about cutting out the smoke machines and some other stuff and putting out a fair shot for everyone.i myself will tell anyone interested in bowling that lives
any closer to a different house besides this one save your time and money and bowl their unless you like constant lies and overpriced food.and to think amf wants to know why they are losing league least a 1/4 of the bowlers here in charlottesville are trying to get on leagues in the surrounding that should give corporate something to think about.with gas prices soaring above three dollars a gallon bowlers are still willing to travel 45 miles away
and bowl.come on corporate let us know that you hear us.

Comment Date: 2/21/2008 Name: upset
once again league bowlers are feeling like we are having smoke blown up our butts again.for over three weeks now we have been promised that our controlmodule will be fixed so we do not have to walk to the front desk to ask for ball returns and score adjustments.we just finished the mixed state tournament and while it was fun and challenging i can tell you from experience that it was not the same shot that was put down the prior two weeks.if you ask dave the mechanic i am sure that he will give you a long drawn out explanation of what happened but as far as that goes we as bowlers are tired of listening to excuses about what is wrong .FIX THE PROBLEM!!!!!
while i do know that dave is a very hard worker and probably one of the best mechanics on the east coast i also feel that he is one of the best at dodging the truth when it comes to lane conditions.i know that he is understaffed get him some help please.stop making the bowlers suffer.rumor has it bowl america is trying to come to town.if this is true keglers may want to start listening to our complaints instead of ignoring them.

Comment Date: 2/8/2008 Name: disgruntled league bowler
the service s*cks.if you are not part of a certain click you get overlooked.the bartender is rude and overall a nasty person to deal with.the owner of the proshop has limited knowledge when it comes to drilling a bowling ball leaglly.the manager sat in our league meetings at the beginning of the year and told the bowlers if we had any questions or concerns come to him.we cant because he is gone before 5pm
on most occasions.the place is more like a hangout than a bowling alley.on league nights when the asst. manager is bowling he can get service from the bartender and lane servers but not the regular i said you have to be part of the click.

Comment Date: 1/7/2008 Name: Not a bowler
Food service is horrible. They don’t even know if they are out of something, when they realize, they don’t bother to let you know until you inquire for it. They are not very bright I guess. But again what do you expect from minumum wage work force………..

Comment Date: 1/5/2008 Name: Jacob
Going to AMF Keggler’s in Cville, while fun, is insanely overpriced. It is literally cheaper for me to drive to Waynesboro and bowl there and drive back than to bowl at Keggler’s (I get about 35mpg @ >70mi x $3/gal = >$6 in gas). I have gotten food there once and was so repulsed by it that I didn’t eat it. That was a shame, because it was so expensive, I expected it to be at least decent. Each time I go, I continue to have expectations about cleanliness, and am always disappointed. I wish that there was an alternative or they cleaned up their act. Also, they do play very inappropriate for children content on the big screens at times when children are welcome.

Comment Date: 12/14/2007 Name: tiffany
keglers is awsome but some of the people are snobby little sluts hahahah

Comment Date: 9/3/2007 Name: B-dizzle
hey keglers is awsome i go there all the time…i be dat boi in da pink shirt all da time…no joke..ayyy yo to da boi andrew go s*ck one yo!

Comment Date: 7/8/2007 Name: Dave Brockner
Lane conditions at Kegler’s are not the easiest to bowl on. Our league pattern is closer to a sport condition than most house patterns. I try to keep 5-7 units across entire lane. With this volume of oil the pattern will naturally evolve as bowlers bowl on it so be prepared to make adjustments as you bowl. I switched to a more temprature stable oil in Jan 2007 which has a more predictable rate of change than oil I was using before. If you are coming to open bowl please call and make a reservation and let them know you would like a league pattern on your lanes. The pattern I use for open bowlers throwing house balls is not as oily as my league patterns.

Comment Date: 4/15/2007 Name: Naundi
kool place prolly to lots of people

Comment Date: 1/27/2007 Name: andrew
like most business’s in C’ville kegler’s is not in the best condition, i’m new at bowling i’m just getting into it and plan on doing it a lot more. the lane conditions and the facilites aren’t the best but at least c’ville does have a bowling alley. if another alley did open up and was serious i think that kegler’s would lose the league business, but c’ville and surrounding area’s are filled with white trash that runs the place down.

Comment Date: 3/9/2006 Name: a friend
Send an e-mail to Fred Hipp. the address is

Comment Date: 3/8/2006 Name: Geneva Reynolds
I am a league bowler (3 leagues) and I am shocked at how filthy the bowling center has become. When we arrived for our Wednesday morning league today, the tables were dirty, popcorn, food and drinks spills were all over the bowling area. The lane approach was dirty. We are suppose to begin practice at 9:15AM. We did not get started until 9:40AM. I had my second ball damaged by AMF equipment in two days. The ball that was damaged today I just purchased one week ago at a cost of over $200.00. I would like to know if there is a plan to correct these issues? Does adding a comment here really HELP? I can be reached at {Phone number deleted}. Sincerely

Comment Date: 3/5/2006 Name: recreational bowler
I’ve lived in Charlottesville all my life. And yes, Keglers is the only place to go. I think the facility is overall good. True some lanes break, but its not a HUGE deal. The problem I have is the pricing. I’m a league bowler so Ii get a discount to pay 2.50 a game, but that is only valid for specific times. Also, most of the staff doesn’t seem to care about customer service. They finish what they are doing before they consider helping you. There are two females that work there that are extremely helpful. But everyone else s*cks. The manager doesn’t seem to give a crap about anyone. It’s true the pro shop is never open, but when it is, Scott seems to be a nice guy and know whats he’s doing. The food is ridiculous in price and service. Don’t eat there. Don’t play pool there, it’s cheaper to buy your own table. If you have your own shoes, and are a part of a league, then 2.50 per game isn’t bad. Otherwise, you have to get another job to afford it.

Comment Date: 2/3/2006 Name: League bowler LB
I have bowled at this center almost since it opened because there was no other alternative in Charlottesville if you wanted to be on a league. The other bowling alley that used to be in Charlottesville was old but they really knew what they were doing. The prices were great, the food was great and the lane conditions were always superb. Keglers doesn’t seem to get it. A good bowling doesn’t just exist of a pretty bowling area (new chairs, tables, carpets etc.) League bowlers pay a lot of money to bowl and they should expect quality bowling conditions. The pro shop is rarely open when you need something and the center doesn’t seem to care about the lane conditions that the bowlers complain about. There has been some high scores shot there but not on a consistant basis. You can go there on almost any league not where bowlers are serious about their bowling and you will see a lot of frustrated faces. I have seen bowlers carry in as many as 8 different balls just to be able to adjust to the horrible lane conditions. I don’t blame the lane guy (Dave) but on the center’s lack of concern for their customers. If another bowling alley were to come into the area then Keglers would have to close down!! If it weren’t for my love for the game and my good friend I meet each week I would never go there again!

Comment Date: 1/10/2006 Name: MoRich Matt
The all-wood lanes are vintage and predictably awful. Dave, the guy who actually works on the equipment and oils the lanes, is a great guy, but he has some VERY subpar stuff to work with. Synthetic oil on wood lanes?? You’ve got to be kidding me. This place has the worst and QUICKEST carrydown I have ever seen (we’re talking adjusting every 2-3 shots if you have any amount of revs). Plus, the pinsetters seem to constantly be in a state of disrepair, though they are older than I am, so Dave is certainly not to blame there.
Overall, Stanton or Fredericksburg have way better houses, but unless I want to drive all that way, I’m stuck. I will say I have met plenty of great people during my 1+ year there.
As a side note: the food is subpar and ridiculously overpriced. Stop by Wendy’s on the way and eat in the parking lot if you have to, unless you want to pay $10 for a club sandwich. I’m not exaggerating.

Comment Date: 11/13/2005 Name: Rollin’ Randy
This place is more of a joke and a place to do any bowling. The building is not kept up well, the pro shop is never open, and the prices are ridiculous. At the same time, I’m not up for a long drive to get my bowl on so I guess I have to put up with it when I do want to bowl.

Comment Date: 11/5/2005 Name: KID
It s*cked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My Sunday school went there and we could not even get a lane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 8/28/2005 Name: JD
Service is terrible. Pro shop is awful for being the only house in the area. The pro is never there and when he is, he is dumb as a door-nail. The lanes are in good shape… usually a bit dry. Real wood lanes, which is unique. Way over-priced. You have to be KIDDING ME that you charge so much for bowling. Harrisonburg, Staunton, Woodstock, Front Royal, and Strasburg have $1 games at least once per week. I suggest you drive AWAY from the terribly managed, awfully seviced, sorry excuse for a bowling alley, and get a good deal with better lanes in the valley.

Comment Date: 8/27/2005 Name: Big Guy
One time I ate a Hot Dog off the floor there. The food is great!

Comment Date: 8/7/2005 Name: Ih8work
Horrible place for league bowlers. They do extreme bowling all weekend with no lights on. Pro shop s*cks. Scott is never open and has no idea what he’s doing. Drive to Staunton or Richmond to bowl and stay away from Keglers.

Comment Date: 8/6/2005 Name: Lauren
There is one thing that I do not like – the service at lanes. When I was there our lane broke at least 8 times and it took like 8 minutes to get it fixed.

Comment Date: 4/26/2005 Name: Joseph Tusa
My dad used to manage Kegler’s. It’s one of the best bowling centers that I have ever been in. Joe Tusa, my dad, is also one of the best GM’s I’m sure this company has ever seen. Dave Brockner is by far the best Facilities Manager’s in this company as well. As for now, Matt Deutsch is maganging it. I know the center will be in good hands. I have also bowled there and can tell you that the lane conditions are top notch. Keglers can get busy, but it’s the only center within at least sixty-two miles either way. If you’re ever in the area, stop by and tell them that Joey told you too.. You won’t get discount, but they’ll know I had something to do with it.

Comment Date: 4/6/2005 Name: Anonymous
I work for a large corporation in CHVL and have tried on several ocassions to book events at Keglers. It is very difficult to get ANYONE to call me back. They promise and promise but no one ever calls. Maybe they just don’t want our business. I wish we had another bowling facility in the area!!

Comment Date: 2/22/2005 Name: Jonathan Rivers
I drove 30 minutes to come here and they had league bowling all day. It was very disappointing because I called beforehand and even after a friend told me they might have it, I called AGAIN. Both times they told me they did not have league bowling and that I could come and bowl there. This place is a horrible place to bowl and I would never go there again. The people are the worst ever and I hate them.

Comment Date: 1/3/2005 Name: sherry d.
During public bowling hours, when a lot of young children are there, their big screens are showing MTV. This totally inappropriate.

Comment Date: 5/16/2004 Name: Robert Simmons
I work at AMF Kegler’s and I think that this is one of the finest facilities and has some of the most potential I have ever came across in the many years of experience I have had working in the bowling industry. Joe Tusa is a fine GM and Matt Deutsch is on top of everything he comes across and I absolutely wouldn’t give my job up for ANYTHING. Kathy Segers, Red Critzer and Dave Brockner are also very good at what they do for our center as well. Keep on making more progress so we can reach to the top!

Comment Date: 5/2/2004 Name: terri roberts
I think the lane conditions at Keglers suck…..

Comment Date: 4/9/2004 Name: Charlotte H
It is a fun place, but a little over priced.
I mean- its just bowling!

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