It’s a Wrap: the 2022 I-5 Showdown

Thanks to everyone for making the 2022 I-5 Showdown a great success! We received a lot of good feedback about the event and about Triangle Bowl, the bowling house in Longview. Hoping to see you at the next I-5 Showdown!

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Special Thanks

I-5 Showdown Summary

Congratulations to Team Ate “Em” Up (Washington), winner of the final game and the I-5 Showdown rings!  Well done, everyone!

Congratulations to Oregon, who will keep the I-5 Showdown trophy until successfully challenged – next year?

SPECIAL NOTE: One I-5 Showdown bowler, Noah Wheeler, played a 300 game. Totally swooning here… congratulations on your aim, skill, and tireless arm!


Semi-Finals – Top Four Teams:
Washington: Ate “Em” Up defeated The Freaking Catallen
Oregon: WeRHere4Shots defeated 4 Shooters

Finals – WA & OR Teams playing for the rings & top cash prizes:
Ate “Em” Up (WA) defeated WeRHere4Shots (OR)

State Points Winner & Trophy Keeper, as determined by the sum of individual point wins by state:
Oregon: 256 points
Washington: 190 points


Click here to see even more photos from the 2022 I-5 Showdown!

Special Thanks!

Although many folks (and all you bowlers!) helped make the day a success, special thanks to Sam Hull (Oregon) and Karyn Turner (Washington) for their devoted efforts reaching out to bowlers, teams, and houses to raise interest and fill the lanes. We love you!

To Tim Tkacik, Dale Okazaki, Greg Hess, and Jeff Morin for their meticulous efforts to ensure accurate statistics, scoring, and winner payouts (and that monster bowl of chocolates).

To Triangle Bowl for hosting the I-5 Showdown, and we look forward to more events. Extra thanks to Triangle Bowl servers, bartenders, and kitchen staff who kept everyone well supplied with food, drink, and smiles. BTW, we were bowled over by the gold pins you set up for the final game – absolutely fabulous! (Triangle Bowl web site.)

General information about the 2022 I-5 Showdown.

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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: