The All Star's First Bowler

Calverton resident waited outside for doors to open on the bowling alley's official first day.

Opening day at The All Star, a new bowling alley on Route 58 in Riverhead, couldn't come soon enough for Calverton resident Paul Dichtl.

On Thursday, the official opening day of the lanes -- the bowling alley had two friends' and family nights earlier in the week -- Dichtl was sitting outside in his car, waiting eagerly for the doors to open.

When the moment finally came, at approximately 4 p.m. -- the All Star will have a "soft" opening for approximately two weeks and be open only in the evenings -- Dichtl, who came alone, grabbed his bowling bag and headed inside.

Because the Tuesday Night Mens Pacers team Dichtl has belonged to in Saville went from being a five to a four-member group, Dichtl hasn't bowled in appproximately two years.

"I'll probably bowl a 190 today," he said. Laughing, he added, "The first game doesn't count."

Admiring the new lanes, Dichtl said he felt some other bowling alleys on Long Island weren't in condition fit for his top-of-the-line bowling balls.

Dichtl also admired the new game room and other amenities of the new lanes and waited to rent bowling shoes so he could throw the first ball.


Rick Brown October 20, 2012 at 08:43 PM
New pins...old pinsetters=marred balls. Maybe that's why Paul is posing with plastic. Good balls get eaten up in this place.
Matt November 25, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Very expensive $9 per game and $5 for shoe rental and to to it off my 5 yr old threw an extra ball down the lane and was charge 90 cents. $74 for 5 kids to bowel 1 game. Really.
DJ Lightning December 04, 2012 at 11:34 PM
The All Star, Brigid Keiran and general manager, Peter Sgroi now have paid for my VJ/DJ performance of Saturday, November 3, 2012 at The All Star so my prior post has been retracted. The All Star is a nice, state of the art venue. Thanks for getting this taken care of. Good luck!


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