Bowling scores could go up as more pins are knocked down at Lee’s Lanes, in Geneseo.

Bowling scores could go up as more pins are knocked down at Lee’s Lanes, in Geneseo.

Recent improvements to the bowling alley’s lanes have the potential to improve bowlers’ scores.

“Bowlers should have more consistent reactions and a stronger motion in the back part. And all that will increase pin action. That should help their scores,” said Lee’s Lanes manager, Mark Williams.

The 56-year old bowling alley underwent a series of lane improvements ranging from sanding to new coating.

The total project took nearly four days, but clean up efforts are ongoing.

“We had not sanded the lanes in 10 years,” said Williams. “There’s a lot of dust at the alley that’s going to take a few more days to clean up because we had to do so much sanding to flatten out the wear-and-tear on the lanes.”

The flat gutter part of the lanes was reinforced to help pins jump and bounce more, said Williams. Loose boards at the back of the lanes also were fixed.

To cap off the project, a new coating was laid on each lane.

“The plastic coating we had before had been on there for 10 years,” said Williams.

The new coating is “the best they make” said Williams. As a result, the lanes now “shine like a mirror.”

“Our goal is to increase traffic to the lanes, and we hope the improved scores will bring more people,” he said.

Williams said he’d especially like to see more residents sign up for the bowling alley’s Monday night men’s and co-ed leagues.

For more information about Lee’s Lanes, phone 944-4334.