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Vegas Bowling Blog ~!

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by VegasVegan, Sep 30, 2013.

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  1. VegasVegan

    VegasVegan Tourist

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    My new venture is a blog about the bowling scene in LV. The LV.

    Although the sport(?) of bowling is not what it used to be, bowling is still alive and kickin in LV. What with the South Point's new bowling stadium and the one at The Quad and all the bowling tournaments and conventions each year.

    Vegas Bowling! Look for it soon.
     
  2. makikiboy

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    I'm guessing that the quad will have their alleys in another area (apart from the quad hotel and casino) since i don't think there is any room for an alley in the current setup. Probably in a "convention center" locale that is close to the ferris wheel?

    also, is the "bowling stadium" at SP different from their current bowling alley upstairs? the SP alleys have been around for as long as SP has been around.

    yes, there are a lot of alleys in vegas. The RR alley is kind of funky and they even have separate 10 alleys for the VIP's.

    I have a tournament next june at the orleans and had a tournament at sam's town this past march.

    yeah, unusual because many of the alleys have closed down in honolulu. there hardly is any public alleys, maybe 3 public alleys and a few military alleys.
     
  3. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Can't wait to read about it...
    I'm an avid bowler (201 book average; weak I know) but I've bowled at a lot of the casinos in Vegas (I remember the 100 lane bowling Alley at CastAways
    Good times...
     
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  4. VegasBJ

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    I used to bowl a lot back in the day - before kids, lol. 3-4 traveling leagues a week. Barely picked up a bowling ball since then (18 years +).

    I had 3-4 balls I traveled with as you did not know the lane conditions and set up until you got to the lanes each night.

    Got tired of my wife calling me a nerd, + with having a newborn that I had to watch at night since my wife worked graveyard shift, my "balls" have been retired. :evillaugh
     
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    Vegas is a wonderful place for bowling. My wife was on two leagues, year round.

    I used to be a big bowler but I retired. Started in Junior leagues and bowled until around age 50. Best average was 185. The 33 week season just got to be too long. Best series 749, but never a 300.

    The equipment has changed the game so much. I never owned more than 1 ball at a time. Still occasionally go out and bowl a few lines with my wife (she still league bowls twice a week) and I'm using a 25+ year old ball.
     
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  6. VegasVegan

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    Bowling is not a sport. I am only in it for the money.
     
  7. flailing

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    Rec on were to Bowl

    Which of the hotels close to the strip has the best bowling offering? Maybe something for late morning or early afternoon so I can get away from the tables for a bit. An excellent selection of beer is helpful with good food a plus but beer more so. Is it worth it to run out to RR if I have time and no alcohol in my system (I'll have a car)? Other than that I'll take a cab close by. Is Monday afternoon the best as there are no leagues, no kids and fairly quiet with no witness' to my poor athleticism. What about the one across from Palms? Could hit up both. Thanks.
     
  8. makikiboy

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    the gold coast is across the palms and rio. there are shuttles to get to the GC from the strip so you don't need a car. The orleans also has a bowling alley and easy to get to with car or the shuttle. the orleans has over 50 lanes so I think they are things (leagues, etc.) going on all the time. unless there is a big tournament you should be able to get a lane in either place IMHO at most hours of the day. Best to call to be sure though.

    if you have a car you could also check out southpoint alley, it is kind of neat, they have a center walkway and alleys on both sides of the walkway. the red rock alley is also kind of neat too, nice and hi tech looking.

    weekdays mornings and early afternoons are best if you want to avoid the kids. There are some early morning specials at some alleys (sam's town) but usually bowling is relatively cheap compared to the tables, lol. you may want to avoid later afternoon as the schools get out and the kids might go bowling or have leagues or tournaments after school (best to go in the morning IMHO).

    Not really sure about the food and beer selection but I usually have no problem with them at all the alleys.
     
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