Paramus Lanes—Paramus, NJ

120--Paramus Lanes (200 Route 17-Paramus)

200 Route 17 




8 Responses to “Paramus Lanes—Paramus, NJ”

  1. Frank Schmitt Says:

    Was this where the 2nd year of Championship Bowling with Chris Schenkel took place?

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      Yes and no. From what I’ve been told, the TV show was filmed on lanes in a temporary annex attached to the actual Paramus Lanes building. Once the filming was over, the annex was torn down.

      • Bob Shuttleworth Says:

        Paramus Bowling has two sets of lanes. The lower lanes, 1-36 and then later another 24 were added on the Rt 17 side. They were easy to seperate from the other section. Unfortunately the audience seating section, which held 500, and was used for “Make That Spare” and other TV venues, was at the lower end.
        (I worked there from about 1966 -1969.)

  2. Frank Schmitt Says:

    Wow! I’ve seen a couple of matches from that season & the structure didn’t look temporary to me. I’ll have to look again.

    • J.R. Schmidt Says:

      Joe Norris told me that the temporary structure was used for the TV matches, and he did bowl in one of them. Bill Lillard appeared on ten shows. If he reads this, maybe he can confirm–or refute–Norris’s story.

  3. Frank Schmitt Says:

    I checked out the Stan Gifford-Ed Kawolics match on YouTube that was held in Paramus & it looks like your info is correct. There were 4 lanes (they used 3 & 4) with the ball returns to the outside of Lanes 1 & 4. The ceiling was quite high for a bowling establishment and a huge “Championship Bowling” in script on the far wall above the pins. I’d say it looked quite temporary upon further review.

    • Bob Shuttleworth Says:

      There was a 500 seat audience behind lanes , about – 1 – 24. ( Maybe less – Cant quite remember) It was quite steep, with good visibility from each seat. That was the reason for the High ceiling.

  4. Bill Stacy Says:

    I know I’m a little late to the conversation. Does anyone know when the Paramus bowling Home of Champions closed?

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