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Of the houses mentioned in this thread almost all were wood when the PBA bowled on them. Of the ones that remain I am pretty sure they have all gone synthetic.
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Executive and Strike and Spare in Louisville,Ky are still wood.Funny when I watched the pros at
Executive in the early 2000's one pissed off pro said they should call it no carry lanes


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1980:

ARC Alameda OpenMel's Southshore BowlAlameda, California
 
AMF center
 
Showboat InvitationalShowboat Bowling CenterLas Vegas, Nevada

Closed

Miller High Life ClassicBrunswick WonderbowlAnaheim, California

Closed

Quaker State OpenForum Bowling LanesGrand Prairie, Texas

Open

Rolaids OpenDick Weber LanesFlorissant, Missouri

AMF center

Midas OpenBrunswick Northwest BowlPalatine, Illinois

Closed

AMF Magicscore OpenLandmark LanesPeoria, Illinois

Open

Ford OpenBuckeye LanesNorth Olmsted, Ohio

Open

True Value OpenDon Carter's Kendall LanesMiami, Florida

Closed

Fair Lanes OpenFair Lanes UniversityAdelphi, Maryland

Looks to be closed. Possibly an AMF center. Same difference. 

Long Island OpenGarden City BowlGarden City, New York

AMF center

BPAA U.S. OpenBradley BowlWindsor Locks, Connecticut

Open

PBA National ChampionshipSunnybrook LanesSterling Heights, Michigan

Closed

Miller High Life OpenRed Carpet Celebrity LanesMilwaukee, Wisconsin

Closed

King Louie OpenKing Louie West LanesOverland Park, Kansas

Closed

Firestone Tournament of ChampionsRiviera LanesAkron, Ohio

AMF center

Showboat PBA Doubles ClassicShowboat Bowling CenterLas Vegas, Nevada

Closed

Northern California OpenMowry LanesFremont, California

AMF - closed

City of Roses OpenTimber LanesPortland, Oregon

Closed

Seattle OpenLeilani LanesSeattle, Washington

Closed

U.S. Polychemical OpenCedar LanesFresno, California

Closed

Southern California OpenGable House BowlTorrance, California

Open

Tucson OpenGolden Pin LanesTucson, Arizona

Open

Amarillo OpenAmarillo BowlAmarillo, Texas

Appears to be closed

Quad Cities OpenPlaza Bowl NorthDavenport, Iowa

Looks to be closed. There is a Plaza Bowl about 60 miles NE of Davenport

Waukegan Super Touch OpenBertrand LanesWaukegan, Illinois
 
Open

Buffalo OpenThruway LanesCheektowaga, New York

AMF center - closed

Canadian OpenHamilton Mountain BowlHamilton, Ontario

Looks to be open. Different name.

Columbia 300 OpenGalaxy LanesSarasota, Florida

Looks to be open. AMF house

Brunswick PBA Regional Champions ClassicBrunswick Olympic BowlRochester, New York

Closed

Kessler OpenRoyal Scot LanesLansing, Michigan

Open

Kessler ClassicAstro BowlGreenwood, Indiana

Hard to say here. Looks like it may be Hi-Way lanes now. 

Northern Ohio OpenWestgate LanesFairview Park, Ohio

Open

Syracuse OpenBrunswick Holiday BowlSyracuse, New York


Closed?

Not claiming 100% accuracy here. Just a quick google search.

For 34 events my scorecard reads:

10 open

14 closed

4 AMF centers

5 unknown


I actually thought more would be closed. Tomorrow I'll try to do another season.

 



Quad Cities OpenPlaza Bowl NorthDavenport, Iowa

 this is now called Miller Time Bowl. My high of 857 was shot here.
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I don't even know what "famous" means....if it means bowling in a house that has been on the PBA tour?  

My son bowled all over indy for Jr. Gold last year and I hear possibly a couple were PBA stops.....Woodland lanes and a few others...."BIG 70-80 lane houses"

Each Christmas, we bowl at the Columbus Square Bowling Palace in Columbus Ohio...... it's an awesome single row of 74 lanes....the PBA bowled there back in the 80s or 90s.  I like bowling there because the lanes are always fresh..........
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I only bowled in famous bowling alleys in my past. Narrows Plaza Bowl and TechCity Bowl. I never bowl in Leilani Lanes but it all gone and the sign still there
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Only places "famous" that I've bowled are Olympic Bowl here in Rochester (where they had all those pro tournaments in the 80s and 90s), and Thruway Lanes in Buffalo where they've had pro tournaments recently. 


Both big houses, Thruway 60 lanes, Olympic 88?

Both very closed.

Hurts...............

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Too bad the King Louie houses are gone!   Living in KC...those would be in my backyard.  
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Garden City Bowl, Ferraro's Mid City Lanes...
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I bowled at the Thunderbowl in Allen Park Mi.
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I bowled at the Thunderbowl in Allen Park Mi.


I was looking for you in the fight video, but couldn't spot you!!!
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Both big houses, Thruway 60 lanes, Olympic 88?

Both very closed.

Hurts...............


Thruway had 60 lanes (in a row), Olympic had 80 lanes split among 6 bays.
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I used to go there for "sock hops" when I was a teenager.  The put down flooring of some kind over the lanes and brought in a disc jockey.  I remember one was Jack the bell boy.   

As to being in the video was there an old tall, overweight, white guy in the video?

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I used to go there for "sock hops" when I was a teenager.  The put down flooring of some kind over the lanes and brought in a disc jockey.  I remember one was Jack the bell boy.   

As to being in the video was there an old tall, overweight, white guy in the video?


No shirt on as well? 
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