BOWLING afficianados throughout the Kingdom will have - at long last - a venue to
keep their strike-ball delivery up to snuff as Cambodia's first ever American-style
"Bowl-a-drome" is expected to open by mid-August.
"We've heard that many bowlers want to come and I'm afraid that 12 lanes won't
be enough," said the proprietor of SuperBowl who requested his name not be put
The state-of-the-art, made in USA, bowling technology, which includes computerized
scoring machines, is currently sitting in Singapore, said the ten-pin senior executive.
Once the equipment arrives in-country and clears customs, he says that it will only
take three weeks to install.
Workers at SuperBowl's fourth floor location in the glitzy Hong Kong Center on Samdech
Sothearos Blvd. are working feverishly to finish the initial preparations before
the $600,000 worth of lanes, pins, balls and other equipment arrives.
The SuperBowl boss says that fees will be set at $3 per string and that bowling shoes
will be rented out for a dollar a pair.
Each lane will also have a bowling instructor as he believes many people may be unfamiliar
with the ins and outs of ten-pin bowling and novices need to be coached not to deliver
a ball when the pin sweeper is down.
SuperBowl has already had its soft opening with six snooker tables and a cafe overlooking
the Mekong in full operation, and the proprietor is bullish on the entertainment
complex's potential for a hefty return on the investment.
"I don't need to advertise," he says, "our snooker tables are full
already and we expect many bowlers to come too."