GREENE – Since opening its doors on February 1, 1948, the Greene Bowlodrome has provided the local community with the love of bowling. Being one of the few alleys remaining in Chenango County, the Greene Bowlodrome continues to stay open for the public and provides the proper family atmosphere, along with its classic style.
Sean Miller, along with his father Byron, took over the Bowlodrome in 2010 and remain a great part of the alley’s legacy in their 13 years in the making. Sean and his staff have only made a few changes since then with redoing the carpet, a little retouching on the lanes and bar, and even adding in an outdoor patio and horseshoe pit that can best be enjoyed in the summertime. The only thing that never changed was that the alley still has the original six maple wood lanes to keep its classic touch while scores are still written by pencil and paper.
“We thought it was a great opportunity to get the alley back to its glory,” Miller said of his family purchasing the alley. “We do the best we can to stay consistent with a goal to revamp bowling and get more people back into it.”
Aside from being the premier host to the Greene/Oxford Bowling team that’s season runs from now until mid-February, the Bowlodrome features eight leagues seven days a week, along with hosting birthday parties and in-house and charity bowling tournaments. In August, the alley also runs an annual charity golf tournament at the Genny Golf Course. The Greene High School gym classes also use the lanes on occasion. So, the lanes are always put to good use.
The Bowlodrome also sticks by its motto of “Beer, Wings, and Bowl” that is written on the side of the building and features its popular flavors of Bourbon Molasses, Carolina Gold, and / or Garlic.
In the midst of the high school bowling season, the Bowlodrome will be hosting two big tournaments to kick-off 2024. On January 6th and 7th, the alley will host their ninth annual in-house two person Best Ball tournament with a mixed division and open division squaring off on the 6th while a separate men’s and women’s division tournament takes place on Saturday, Jan. 13.
On February 3rd, there is the 12th annual sweethearts tournament, which is already filling up, and costs $25 per couple with a 50 percent payout. Interested couples may visit the Bowlodrome to sign up. For more information about these tournaments or the alley in general, please visit the Greene Bowlodrome Facebook page.The Miller family looks forward to continuing on the Bowlodrome legacy for years to come.