CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

Vanderbilt Hall At Grand Central Terminal Turned Into Bowling Alley For National Competition

The Teen Masters Bowling Championship at Grand Central Terminal on Aug. 7, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

The Teen Masters Bowling Championship at Grand Central Terminal on Aug. 7, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Trains aren’t the only things rolling in Grand Central Terminal this week.

Vanderbilt Hall has been converted into a bowling alley for the 15th annual national Teen Masters Bowling Championship.

The competition is being held Tuesday and Wednesday.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports

Eight of the top high school bowlers in the country are competing for the top prize of a $64,000 college scholarship.

“I firmly believe that an education is very valuable for several reasons but I also believe that sports can teach kids as much as classroom education can, so I try to combine the two worlds,” tournament founder Gary Beck said, adding that over $100,000 will be awarded during the event.

This is the second year Vanderbilt Hall is hosting the tournament, which is free and open to the public.

“It’s my intent to make Grand Central the equivalent of what Williamsport, Pa. is to Little League baseball,” Beck said.

The competition began at noon Tuesday.

Semifinals will commence at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The event will conclude at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Will you stop by to check out the action? Let us know below…