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Bridgetown Welcomes New Tournament Co-Directors!

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament, it’s board of directors, and dedicated committee members would like to announce the “passing of the baton” from previous tournament director, Nick Church, to 2019 Co-Directors:

Sam Hull & Kerrie Johnson


The following is from the desk of the co-directors:

We are proud to be a part of this unique organization and serve as your 2019 Co-Directors of the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament! We are excited to be involved in our committee’s continued collaboration efforts, and hope to drive increased participation in support of fundraising for our local events and charities. The strength, unity and camaraderie this community offers is so heartwarming, and being able to give back to the same community that has welcomed us with open arms is such an amazing opportunity!
We look forward to a fantastic 2019 Bridgetown Invitational and hope to see some new and familiar faces!

Both of these individuals have contributed greatly to our planning during the past year and have volunteered to step up and bring you a great tournament experience. The entire Bridgetown committee would like to thank Nick for his leadership through the 2018 tournament year and continued input as we continue planning our sixth annual event on October 18-20, 2019. We’ve got some new tricks up our sleeve this year for an incredible event and we’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the City of Roses in October 2019!

Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2018 Tournament

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What is the cost:

How do I register?
Registration is now closed!

Can I mail my registration?
No, you must process your registration online, however you may mail your payment to:
Bridgetown Invitational Tournament
P.O. Box 80084
Portland, OR 97280

What is the handicap?
90% of 230 (We have a team average cap this year of 880), those who enter above 230 average receive zero handicap (No negative handicap will apply.)

I won a free entry, what do I do?

Location, Location, Location!
Where will bowling be held?
Crosley Lanes, in Vancouver! http://bitbowl.org/bowling-house/

What are the tournament rules?
Please see here for our 2018 rules: http://bitbowl.org/tournament-rules/

Do you have a host hotel?
Yes! This year we do! The Holiday Inn Express is our host hotel: http://bitbowl.org/tournament/host-hotel/

What is the schedule of events?
Registration begins at 11:45 AM Saturday, September 29. Singles Event starts at 1:00, Doubles Event at 4:30 – Teams on Sunday, September 30, at 10:00 AM

Our full schedule is here: http://bitbowl.org/schedule-of-events/

What are your side-pots?

! (Scratch and Handicap) $5.00 per entry

Optional All Events
$10.00 – A separate pot with 80% payout – Expected Cash Ratio (based on 20 entries) is 1:4 – All Scores, with Handicap or Scratch, qualify to determine the all-events winner!

Burnside Blind Doubles  –
 Pair up with a mystery date!  $5.00 per entry – A separate pot with 80% payout – Expected Cash Ratio (based on 20 entries) is 1:4 – All of your scores, with all of your mystery partner’s scores, with Handicap, combined to pay out!

Throughout the event, we’ll be running:

The Bridge is Still Standing 50/50 Strike pot  – $1.00 per ticket
How does it work, you ask? If your ticket is drawn, you’ll draw a card between 3-8 — Your task, to win the pot, is to leave those pins STILL STANDING (cause in a city of bridges, we’re hoping they never fall down!)  If the person misses, the pot rolls over to the next game (we’ll draw two chances each game.) If it rolls over all the way to the end, we’ll draw till someone wins!

Have more questions?
Have you looked here for information? http://bitbowl.org/tournament/

Question still not answered? Check out our contact page: http://bitbowl.org/contact-us/

Our 2018 Award: The Burnside Bridge


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Tournament 2018


In 1891, Burnside Street was renamed from “B” street to take the name of Dan Wyman Burnside, a local businessman who was a proponent of the 1866 dredging of the Willamette River. Construction of the original Burnside Bridge began in November 1892, and the bridge opened on July 4, 1894. It was a swing-span truss bridge made of wrought iron and steel.

The replacement was part of a $4.5 million bond that also included the construction of the Ross Island and Sellwood bridges. The public would later learn that the contract was given for $500,000 more than the lowest bid. Three Multnomah County commissioners were recalled as a result of the scandal, and a new engineering company assumed control of the project.

The bridge opened on May 28, 1926, at a final cost of $4.5 million (including approaches). It is the only Willamette River bridge in Portland that was designed with input from an architect. This led to the Italian Renaissance towers and decorative metal railings.

Streetcars crossed the Burnside Bridge until 1950,[10] and electric trolleybuses serving the Sandy Blvd. route did so from 1936 to 1958.[11] Currently, three TriMet bus routes use the bridge.

In the 1990s the Burnside Bridge was made a Regional Emergency Transportation Route, the one non-freeway bridge to be used by emergency vehicles. In 1995 one of the six lanes was removed to accommodate new bicycle lanes. From March until November 2002 the bridge went through a $2.1 million seismic retrofit, making it the first bridge operated by Multnomah County to receive earthquake protection.

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 2012.