Bowling Extravaganza Wednesday 6th November

A date for your diary, start planning!

The Bowling Extravaganza returns for 16th year, we are taking over the whole of Hollywood  Bowl for the evening for a range of LGBTQI+ groups

More details will follow shortly


Bowling Extravaganza 2023 - winners BLAGSS Squash

Another fantastic event with 25 teams competing for the BLAGSS trophy. The winners this year were BLAGSS Squash (picture above) who won by 6 points with BLAGSS Badminton in second (a repeat of 2022) and BLAGSS Tennis (the winners in 2022) in third place. 

Bowling Extravaganza 2023 - results

BLAGSS Squash 1550

BLAGSS Badminton 1544

BLAGSS Tennis 1 1505

Outdoor Lads 1492

Out to Swim 1 1491

Frontrunners 1490

BLAGSS Tennis 2  1432

Rainbow Golfers 1379

BLAGSS Walking 1375

BLAGSS Football 1371

BLAGSS Bowling 1370

Tonic 2 1361

Kennel Club South 1333

SKKK Karate 1275

Trans Can Sport 1271

Out to Swim 2 1166

Lunch Positive 1158

BLAGSS Tennis 3 1153

BLAGSS Pickleball 1098

The Clare Project 1086

Tonic 1  1074



Bowling Extravaganza 2023 - £500 to Lunch Positive Charity

Over 200 bowlers representing 26 LGBTQ+ organisations gathered at the Bowlplex at the Marina to compete for this year's trophy, the sixteenth year the event has been organised by BLAGSS. To see the venue exclusively used by local LGBTQ+ organisations was a fantastic sight - an ideal time to meet up with old friends and make some new ones.

At this year's event BLAGSS raised £500 for LUNCH POSITIVE

BLAGSS Chair John Moore said "this is a fantastic event that brings the local community together. We are delighted to support LUNCH POSITIVE who provide valuable services for local people”.

Gary Pargeter, Lunch Positive Service Manager said -
Thank you so much to everyone at BLAGSS for staging this wonderful event and the brilliant funds raised for Lunch Positive. Lunch Positive is a small charity that reaches widely and involves many people with HIV. We help in many ways. This fundraising will directly support our emergency food bank and community food provision for people with HIV. This will especially help the development of additional food provision for people with HIV who are insecurely housed, street-homeless, and people experiencing both financial and housing difficulties. These funds raised will have a direct impact on the level of support we provide and the people we reach. We are deeply grateful. 


Bowling Extravaganza Rules

Each team has 8 players.  In the event that a team has less than 8 players this is how it will be handled. 

The system for calculating the results for teams with different numbers of players will be as follows: 

At the start of each game the numbers of players are entered into the system by the Bowling Management eg 6, 7 or 8 players. Teams will complete the Team Sheet, using actual names and return to the Organisers Table, before the games begin.  

A team with less than 8 members cannot play additional fictional members to make the numbers up to 8. 

Team scores are calculated as follows to enable scores between teams with a different number of members to be comparable. 

• Team of 8 - total score from 2 games

• Team of 7 - total score from 2 games, divided by 7, then multiplied by 8

• Team of 6 - total score from 2 games, divided by 6, then multiplied by 8

• Teams of less than 6 could play but not count on the final results.

The computerised system will provide the scores of each team member on each lane, which will then have to be added up by BLAGSS officials who will then apply the above calculation. The computer cannot do the maths across the two games.

This system is the one recommended by Bowlplex Management and is widely used at Corporate and Social events such as the BLAGSS event and will be used for this event.