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Thanks, Everyone!

The 2022 BIT is a wrap! We will be posting results and related information shortly.

Read more about:
schedule of events
how to register
general information, tournament rules, awards, and more


Please note, BIT will be fully COVID-safe and compliant above and beyond any basic government health requirements, to do what we reasonably can to protect your health and safety and that of all attendees. That will include appropriate social distancing and other measures. We rely upon the state of Oregon and Washington County and will set parameters around masks, etc. based on their recommendations at the time of the event. Learn more.

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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Success! February 2022 9-Pin No-Tap Fundraiser

February’s “Mardi Gras Fun Bowling Night” 9-Pin No-Tap fundraiser was a great success! We raised over $1000 toward the prize fund for the Bridgetown Invitational Tournament this October.

The Bridgetown Invitational Tournament is scheduled for October 7-9, 2022, at Superplay in Beaverton, Oregon.

Congratulations to Cole, Jim, and Lenore, the winners of the three games at the fundraiser. We loved watching you play and cheering you on!

Thanks to Superplay and staff for their support and help. We look forward to holding more great events at Superplay as well as our regular bowling season.

And thanks to everyone who came, bowled, contributed time or support, dressed up in their Mardi Gras finest, and otherwise helped make the fundraiser so much fun and a success.


  • photo of cole in beads
  • photo of jim
  • photo of lenore
  • photo of a guy in feathers and beads
  • photo of a guy with tiki shirt, beads, and glowing headgear

Related Information

What is a “9-Pin No-Tap”? 9-Pin No-Tap bowling is a special scoring format in which hitting down either 9 or 10 pins counts as a strike, and is often used to enhance the fun or speed of the game. Read more.

Original flyer for the “Mardi Gras Fun Bowling Night” 9-Pin No-Tap fundraiser (PDF).

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