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Bridgetown Invitational 2018-2019 Charity Partner: Camp KC 

Hi Everyone!

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament is pleased to annouce the selection of our 2018-2019 charity partner:

Camp KC 

Camp KC is a program of Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). As a component of CAP’s year-round Kids Connection program, Camp KC is a great opportunity for children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS to spend a full week together, making new memories, and building trusting and supportive relationships, while enjoying a fun camping experience.

We will be raising funds, awareness, and donations for this project all year and look forward to working with the team to help enrich the lives of the children the camp serves.

For more information on Camp KC and their service mission – please check out: https://www.facebook.com/CampKCKidsconnection

 

 

Organizational Announcement: Bridgetown Annual Meeting

Hey bowlers and friends –

At our Annual Meeting, held March 10, 2018, the Board of Directors held elections for our 2018 – 2020 director positions.

President: Nick Church
Secretary: Wes Risher
Treasurer: Greg Hess

Additionally, we established two new director positions: (which are presently vacant.)

Vice President
Director-at-Large

If you have interest in serving on the Board of Directors of the Bridgetown Invitational Non-Profit Corporation, please see Nick, Wes or Greg.

Finally, the Board of Directors reviewed, amended, and accepted the following change to the mission statement of the Corporation and the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament:

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament (BIT) exists to foster unity, communication, diversity, and fellowship among individuals and to promote the sport of bowling by enriching the lives of LGBTQ community members, friends, and our allies through social opportunities as a member tournament of IGBO, an international gay bowling organization.

We are continuing to plan a successful and fun Fifth Annual tournament. If you’re interested in helping out please let, Wes, Greg, or Nick know.

Our Present Board and Tournament Committee is here: http://bitbowl.org/committee/

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)gmail.com

Registration Status: (*as of 12:00 PM / 4/17/2018) 

**Washington Team Registration is Now CLOSED**

Two Oregon Team Spots Remain (8 bowlers)

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: http://bitbowl.org/the-i-5-showdown-rules/

Registration can be found here: http://bitbowl.org/the-i-5-showdown-registration/

Bridgetown Donation to Friends of Trees

Hello Bowlers and Friends!

Now that we’ve wrapped up our 2017-2018 fiscal year for the tournament, we have been able to determine our donation to our 2017-2018 charity partner, Friends of Trees.  We presented Friends of Trees with a check for $1,000.

Friends of Trees is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Their mission: to inspire community stewardship of our urban forest by bringing people together to plant and care for urban trees and natural areas.

For more information about Friends of Trees, please check our their website: http://www.friendsoftrees.org/

Stay Tuned – We have determined our 2018-2019 charity partner and will be annoucing that soon!

 

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: http://bitbowl.org/past-tournaments-2017/

Finally, Your team photos can be found here: http://bitbowl.org/2017event/ — 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.

Awards: 

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: http://bitbowl.org/register-now-2017/

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
http://www.kelloggbowl.com/

Cost: $15.00 Per bowler, shoes included.

Dates:
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