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Tenpin Ltd, branded as simply Tenpin (stylized "tenpin"), is one of the largest tenpin bowling brands in the United Kingdom, consisting of 43 bowling centers ranging from 22 to 36 lanes, which often have on-site restaurants and bars. Many centers also include amusement arcades with attractions such as Sector 7 laser tag, table tennis, and air hockey. Bowling can be purchased per game, or as part of a birthday party or corporate event package. Many existing sites were formerly known as Megabowl until around 2008-09.
Cosmic Bowl is available at most locations; this makes the lanes glow in the dark, and adds dance music and a nightclub-like ambience. Lanes with ramps and bumpers for beginners are also available at all venues.
Tenpin is a member of the Tenpin Bowling Proprietors Association (TBPA). Many Tenpin sites are also used as venues for local and national ten-pin league competitions.
List of current locationsEdit
- Birmingham (Star City)
- Cheshire Oaks
- Edinburgh (Fountain Park)
- Kingston upon Thames
- Leamington Spa
- Manchester (Parrs Wood)
- Plymouth Barbican
List of former locationsEdit
- Chester (closed 10 October 2013 along with the Cineworld 6-screen multiplex cinema located adjacent to the centre. Both complexes on-site have since been demolished, and were replaced with an Asda supermarket a full year later)
- Newport (not owned by Tenpin; Closed as Megabowl on 22 August 2005. The centre has since been laid empty and falling into disrepair, and was scheduled to be re-opened into retail units by 2016. Some posters and external signage also remained since closure, but these were later removed. Nowadays the building houses a Home Bargains store, plus a gym complex and an ENERGI trampoline park)
- Maidenhead (closed 26 August 2018)
Hull Closed as Megabowl in the late 1990s