Status of Cal Bowl

Dear Cal Bowl team, friends, family and valued guests, The […]

Dear Cal Bowl team, friends, family and valued guests,

The health and well being of our loyal team and guests is and always will be our highest priority. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Cal Bowl, today, following the guidance of the Los Angeles County Health Department, we have determined that we must temporarily suspend the operation of our bowling center until further notice. We will closely monitor the circumstances and make further adjustments as necessary. While this is certainly disappointing news for us, our overriding concern is for those directly impacted by this potentially deadly disease, our community and the dedicated members of our team.

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We know that our community depends on us to provide an escape during uncertain times and we feel that responsibility deeply. We are forever grateful for the amazing efforts made by our team during these past few weeks to ensure that we safely continued to deliver the joy of bowling to our guests as long as possible.

We are profoundly grateful for the loyalty and support you have shown us throughout the years, and especially now. Our hope is for everyone to stay safe, stay healthy and be kind during this time. Please look out for one another, and we hope to see you back on the lanes very soon.

Best wishes,

Cal Bowl


  1. Evette Franklin April 28, 2020 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Praying that a safe environment continues there at Cal Bowl and with everyone that works for and enjoys all of your venues. Looking forward to the safe reopening of the facility. Keep us informed.

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      Cal Bowl April 28, 2020 at 8:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Evette!

      We are looking forward to seeing you very soon as soon as we are permitted by the County to reopen. You will like some of the changes we have in store for you. We can’t unveil what they are just yet, but rest assured that everybody will see them in the near future!

      Best wishes and stay safe!

      Cal Bowl

  2. Rod N. May 14, 2020 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Do you think we will get back to league bowling soon with the new USBC allowance for one team per lane and at least one unused lane between teams?

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      Cal Bowl May 14, 2020 at 5:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Rod,

      We will get back to league as soon as we are permitted to by the state and the CDC mandate is lifted. At that time we will be posting our safety guidelines that will be in accordance to the state’s policies and procedures to ensure a safe and sanitized center.

      This update this page as soon as we have any updates.

      Thank you for checking in, stay safe and we will see you on the lanes soon!

      Cal Bowl

  3. lisa primavera June 7, 2020 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Our children are serious bowlers and want to bowl safely.

    Will face coverings be required for everyone in the facility, including bowlers on the lanes, at all times?

    An indoor environment, especially for tournaments and leagues, where persons from different households are on the same pairs, presents a scenario where transmission is particularly likely. The science is convincing that masks are the primary method to limit transmission indoors, and outdoors in cases where physical distancing is not possible. In fact, physical distancing was a stopgap measure at the beginning of the pandemic when face masks for medical personnel were in short supply. The scientific consensus is emerging that universal masking is required, see, for more information. State and county policy makers seem to be a bit shy about mandating masks. But businesses can take that step on their own, as many have.

    Additional protections for bowlers and employees are needed as State Guidance does not seem to consider league and tournament conditions.

    The State of California guidance states that customer groups should be limited to persons from the same household. That is clearly not possible for leagues and tournaments. There is no sound reason why employees and spectators must be masked and not bowlers on the lanes. Particularly since it is the bowlers who will be expelling more droplets. Droplets can become aerosolized and linger or be blown farther than 6 feet; physical distancing is ineffective in such cases.

    Thanks for all you do for our community.

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      Cal Bowl June 8, 2020 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Hi Lisa,

      We can assure you that the moment we have an opening date, we will also have a polished set of safety guidelines adhering to COVID-19 safety procedures. We want everybody who comes into Cal Bowl to feel as safe as possible, while still having as much fun as they always have had in our building.

      That day should come any time now, and once it does, this page will be updated with all the information.

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