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Countdown starts for Bowlmor AMF’s world record bid

AMF Bay Shore Lanes in Santa Monica will take part in a world record effort.
AMF Bay Shore Lanes in Santa Monica will take part in a world record effort.
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So you’re a bowler and you want to take part of an effort to set a Guinness world record?

Here’s your chance.

Bowlmor AMF is aiming for a Guinness world record for most people bowling simultaneously throughout the U.S. from 4 to 5 p.m. (PST) Saturday, June 21.

Ten Bowlmor AMF bowling centers across the country will have judges at their site to make an official count of bowlers in action.

One of those 10 bowling houses will be AMF Bay Shore Lanes, 234 Pico Ave., in Santa Monica. Bay Shore Lanes has 24 lanes and the idea is to have bowlers active in all of them – as well as the nine other participating bowling centers.

“It’s going to be pretty crazy,” a Bay Shore Lanes spokesman said Monday.

He said no advanced reservations were needed to bowl on June 21. “Just come in,” he said.

The event is designed as a launch to Bowlmor AMF’s “Bowling Makes Saturday Night More Fun” campaign.

Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex in New York City will be the featured bowling center. Tom Shannon, Bowlmor AMF’s chief executive, chairman and president, is expected to take part.

A Bowlmor AMF representative said there was no current Guinness world record for most simultaneous bowlers. “We will be the first to attempt it,” according to the representative.

Bowlmor AMF is the largest operator of bowling centers in the world with 6,000 employees and 260 bowling centers.

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