The I-5 Showdown – It’s a Wrap.

First, Thank you very much for embracing the crazy idea we had. I have heard mostly good feedback and I’m excited to see this crazy thing happen again.

Top 8 Teams (out of round 1):

I-5 Certified vs. Heavy Hittas
Make it Happen vs. Bigger Than Rainier
Southern Sushi vs. Hold Your Horse
The Real OC vs. Monster Squad

Top 4 Teams:

I-5 Certified  vs. Bigger Than Rainier
Hold Your Horse vs. The Real OC

Top 2 Teams:

Championship Match: The Real OC vs. I-5 Certified

Congratulations to The I-5 Showdown Champion:

The Real OC (Oregon)


Finally, As determined by number of individual point wins.

Washington is the overall Points Winner – Final Score:
Washington: 99.5 Points
Oregon: 66.5 Points

Hey Seattle, We Challenge You to a Duel!

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament is issuing the following challenge: Oregon vs. Washington bowlers – On May 19th, 2018 — We’ll see you in Centralia!

Questions should be directed to: Nick –  bitbowlpdx(at)

Registration Status: Registration is NOW CLOSED. 


Welcome to the I-5 Showdown!

The I-5 Showdown will pit 16 teams representing their respective regions (Oregon vs. Washington) in a head-to-head, elimination format. To the victor goes the spoils!

This event will be held on May 19th,  in Centralia, Washington at Fairway lanes!

With a maximum 16, four-person, teams (8 from each side) this event is sure to sell out quickly. We know you’ll want to be a part of this inaugural competition!

Rules and format can be found here:

Registration can be found here:

2017 Tournament Wrap!

First, we want to thank everyone who attended the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament this year. We hope you had a fantastic time!

Secondly, thank you for making our event a success.

Third, planning is already underway to make our 5th anniversary tournament bigger and better! You can help by taking our survey!

Fourth, results from the 2017 tournament have been published here:

Finally, Your team photos can be found here: — We will do this again!

One Stop Schedule of Events – 2017

Friday, October 6th 2017:

Welcome Party

We will be holding our Welcome Social and Registration Party at Santé Bar on Friday evening Oct. 6th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Sante Bar
411 NW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
Facebook Event 

Saturday, October 7th 2017:

Singles and Doubles Events

All bowling at Milwaukie Bowl

Singles shift – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
– Lunch Break –
Doubles shift – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturday Night Social Party 

at Local Lounge – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Our ever-popular Strip Jeopardy event is returning for 2017. Come join us at Local Lounge for an evening of mischief and mayhem.
Facebook Event

Sunday, October 8th 2017: Team Event

All bowling at Kellogg Bowl

Team shift – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Banquet: La Carretta

Cocktails start at 3:00 pm (no-host bar)
Buffet style dinner served at 4:00 pm
Finish banquet by 6:00 pm

The Bridgetown Invitational Joins The National Bowling Association

Just wanted to share a bit of news about the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament. The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament has joined with The National Bowling Association to provide bowlers with another opportunity to win National-Based awards. These awards, in addition to the IGBO and USBC awards will be based on some of the following scores.


You are not automatically signed up for The National Bowling Association if you are registered for the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament. Should you wish to register for TNBA, you must be a USBC member and you can pay a $21.00 sign up fee at the event.

We’re pleased to offer another opportunity for our bowlers to obtain rewards and recognition at the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament.

Registration Now Open!

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament for 2017 is Oct. 6-8, Columbus Day weekend…

Plan on spending a weekend with us bowling and have a great time.


Register now for the tournament:

We have a 24 team limit, so do not delay!  For 2017, we are using two houses for our bowling events. Singles and Doubles events at Milwaukie Bowl and our Team event at Kellogg Bowl.

Our 2017 Charity is Friends of the Trees! Friends of Trees 

Our awards are hand-crafted wooden carvings of the eleven bridges that span the Willamette River (which separates east and west Portland.)

2017 Award – Steel Bridge

Summer 2017 Bowling – 9 Pin No-Tap FUNdraisers!

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament will be holding 4 9-pin No-tap fundraisers this summer!

They’re held the 4th Friday of May, June, July, and August!

All Events Held at:
Kellogg Bowl
10306 SE Main St. Milwaukie, OR 97222

Cost: $15.00 Per bowler, shoes included.

May 26 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM
June 23 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM
July 28 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM
August 25 – 7:00 – 9:30 PM

Year End Donation

On February 20th the BIT committee donated $1,100 to our Non-Profit Partner for 2016, Cat Adoption Team!!!

It was with great pride that our tournament was able to donate such needed funds to such a worthy and successful organization. You can read all about them on our Non-Profit Partner page.

BIT also supported the Portland chapter of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence with a check of $400 for their tournament assistance and work in 2016.

Our community is great; THANK-YOU to all our bowlers, friends and family members who continue to support us and helped us reach our goals in 2016. Here’s to the 2017 tournament in October – stay tuned!

2017 FUNdraiser – Easter Brunch at Local Lounge!

Enjoy our Easter Brunch with friends and family, come to the Local Lounge, Sunday April 16th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Join the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament Committee for some crazy silly fun on Easter Sunday!

Enjoy our $20.00, all you can eat, Easter Buffet Brunch fundraiser for our 2017 Tournament next fall.

Tickets for sale in advance only; see BIT committee members Dan MacLeod, Greg Hess, or Wes Risher.

In addition to the Brunch we will are hosting a contest for the Best Bonnet and the Best Basket so please bring your creative Best Bonnet or Best Basket for entry into our Easter festivities.  Lastly, be on the look out for our BIT Bunny who will be making an appearance at our Easter escapade; perhaps you will be able to have a photo with the BIT Bunny.

This is our fourth year hosting this fun event (all 21 and over welcome), come out to support our BIT tournament and have some Easter fun, lots of raffle prizes will also be given away, make sure to buy your raffle tickets to support the tournament as well!

Check out the invitation here!