Last balls bowled at ten pin alley

XS Superbowl at Benton.'REF 0301147645
XS Superbowl at Benton.'REF 0301147645

A North Tyneside bowling alley has closed after 25 years in the borough.

The XS Superbowl, formerly known as Megabowl, shut its doors on Sunday.

The building is to be turned into a gym.

Namco Operations Europe Limited, the holding company for the venue, took the decision to close the facility for the last time.

Commercial director Phillip Millward said: “We’re extremely sad at the loss of XS, we’ve had eight fantastic years there and have really enjoyed being a part of the fabric of the local area.”

He said all 29 staff have been offered transfers to other Namco locations.

Xercise4les, a budget gym chain, will take over the site in Longbenton.