Brunswick News

April 14, 2014

Bowling Runs in the Family at All Star Lanes

Tom Myers practically grew up in a bowling center. His parents bought Hi Joy Bowl in Port Orchard, WA in 1970. Tom did everything there as a kid, from working the desk to chasing pins.

“I loved it,” he says. So much that he bought All Star Lanes & Casino—a second center his parents built in 1985 in Silverdale, WA—when his father passed in 2004. Tom still owns All Star Lanes & Casino with wife, Laurie. And now the kids are getting in the act, too. Twin sons Tommy and Tim and daughter Kylie (ages 20 to 24) all recently began working at All Star. Dad and mom may retire in five or 10 years and let the next generation take over. Meanwhile, the Myers love working the business and making it better.

They put in Vector® scoring and new Brunswick synthetic lanes in 2001. Added GS-X™ pinsetters in 2008. Totally redesigned the bar in 2012. And finished their latest renovation in 2013, adding a large redemption game room, upgrading to Vector HD scoring, installing video masking units, and turning 10 of their 40 lanes into a boutique bowling area with comfy Brunswick Striking Line® furniture and lane-side dining.

“You have to keep reinvesting. Keep modern,” Tom says. It’s obvious how proud he is of his family and the business they’ve built together. Other centers have come and gone from here during Tom’s 40+ years in bowling. Only two remain on the Kitsap Peninsula today—All Star and the original Hi Joy Bowl. (Still owned by Tom’s sister.) “Brunswick’s been great,” Tom says of his frequent business partner. As for us, we couldn’t be happier for All Star Lanes , or
prouder than to work with guys like Tom. Bowling runs in our veins, too.