KINGSTON; JAMZONE Bowling of Manor Centre, Kingston 8, made history only a year or so ago by introducing Jamaica’s first Bowling Alley and Family Entertainment Centre. It literally took Jamaica by storm, quickly winning a reputation as the ultimate one-stop recreation and entertainment destination for all ages. Young people especially, became quick fans of the unique facility, featuring 12 state-of-the-art lanes with bumpers and automatic LCD scoring, quickly earning the reputation as the perfect place to provide a top-quality bowling experience for everyone, in a safe environment, along with exceptional service and personal attention..
An initial invitation to some selected Corporate Area Schools to have their students taught bowling and then to have the best among them participate in an interschool Bowling Competition has been warmly embraced by a number of schools whose students are ready to participate. Teams both in the under 14, and 15 years and over category drawn from Preparatory, Primary and High School have already signed up to begin their training.
To facilitate matters, students will be picked up from school free of cost by JAMZONE Bowling at the end of the school day and transported to the Bowling
Alley in Manor Centre, where they will be taught the new skill in a six-week
Training Programme expected to end by late July. Keen assessors will record scores, so that the best among the students will be selected to represent their respective schools. What is expected to be a keenly fought competition will take place in the summer months, and be recorded for airing on television.
Says JAMZONE Bowling Operations Manager, Gavin Williams, from the early days of our operation as a Bowling Centre, youngsters have been among our greatest fans; so this idea to come up with a competition that would allow them to hone their skills and win trophies for their schools quickly came to mind. The fact that the competition will actually take place in the summer holidays is also a plus for parents who can be assured that their children will be productively engaged in refining a skill that is already known worldwide as one of the most popular sources of Family Entertainment.
“I expect this competition to further light what is already a burning interest among our ‘schoolers’, so that the Schools’ Tournament will quickly grow from being a national competition to become an international one!” says Mr. Williams.