Residents of Watson Lake can now throw strikes and spares in style.

The bowling alley at the Morgan Chaddock Recreation Centre is now computerized, which means that lanes can be segregated, therefore more than one group can bowl at a time.

Also, it keeps score for you on big screens instead of requiring bowlers to manually do it themselves; this makes the game more appealing to those of us that don’t know how to score.

It also puts your names up on the screen, and if it is someone’s birthday you can personalize a message; it could be perfect place to hold your next birthday or event.

The bowling alley in Watson Lake is a place where people of all ages and skills levels can bowl — that’s the main reason the recreation centre is getting dinosaur bowling-aids for the children. They can put their bowling balls in the dinosaurs, which help the kids bowl, and ensure the floor won’t be damaged, and the kids won’t get hurt.

You don’t have to wear a special bowling outfit, but bowling shoes are available at the front.

There are restrooms and lockers to change into comfortable clothing for the game.

Behind the lanes is a rest area; players can sit and keep score while observing their partner’s game.

Currently there is a group interested in doing league bowling, so if you are interested in this particular sport, come and play — it is a great way to meet new people, or to grow closer with your group of friends.

The total spent on the bowling alley was just over $80,000, but it was worth it. And if you are still thinking of good reasons to take your kids or friends bowling to the Watson Lake bowling alley, there are some points that you should consider next time:

Bowling can be played year-round, so you don’t have to worry about extreme heat or cold; bowling is great for birthdays at all ages; bowling is inexpensive; bowling is a social sport in which you can share good conversation; bowling teaches patience, sportsmanship, and how to work with a team.

Can you think of any other reasons to come bowling?