Kam Bowl Closes

Ethel Suekuni
Ethel Suekuni
Yan Ki Young
Yan Ki Young


It's a sad day for many Oahu bowlers.

Kam Bowl closes its doors after nearly 50 years in business.

On its final day, it's filled with senior citizens bowling in a league.

"I'm going to miss this place, I'm really going to miss this place," said 83-year-old Ethel Suekuni.

She lives close by and has always enjoyed its convenient location.

"What I'm going to miss is the distance of the traveling," said Suekuni.

But even people who live far away, choose to come here, like this North Shore resident.

"I get up at 3 a.m., and then I take the bus at 5 a.m. to come here," said Kathy Lowe.

Most of these people will move to Aiea Bowl, just one of four bowling alleys that will remain open after today.

For people, like 91-year-old Yan Ki Young, this is more than just a bowling alley. It's a place to get some exercise, enjoy their favorite sport and catch up with good friends.

"Miss my bowling here, my favorite alley," said Young.