Bowling Extravaganza

Bowling Extravaganza - Wednesday 1st November 2023

The annual event is taking place on Wednesday 1st November from 7pm with practice from 6.30pm.

Applications are now open - contact to register


Bowling Extravaganza 2023 - Wednesday 1 November 2023 at 7pm - with practice available from 6.30pm.

Once again BLAGSS will be organising the Bowling Extravaganza at the Hollywood Bowl, Brighton Marina. We will be taking over the whole complex providing 26 lanes for BLAGSS sports groups and community organisations.

Teams will comprise of 8 players at a cost of £100 per team, all profits from the event will go to a BLAGSS nominated local charity.

BLAGSS sports groups can register a team now by emailing  Teams can comprise a ‘sports group’ or a mixed group of friends - your choice. REGISTER YOUR TEAM NOW.

Registration will be open to Community Groups from 4 September, Community Groups are initially only able to register one team per organisation, requests for additional teams will be placed on a waiting list pending spaces becoming available. 

Full payment must then be made into the BLAGSS bank account (sort code 30-99-93, account code 01613506) by 30 September, please use the reference BOWL/team name. If payment is not received by this date your space may be given to a community group on the waiting list.  

Bowling Extravaganza 2022 - winners BLAGSS Tennis

Another fantastic event with 26 teams competing for the BLAGSS trophy. The winners this year were BLAGSS Tennis (picture above) who won convincingly with BLAGSS Badminton in second and Trans Can Sport in third place. 

Bowling Extravaganza 2022 - results

BLAGSS Tennis 1  1860

BLAGSS Badminton 1  1561

Trans Can Sport 1  1461

Outdoor Lads 1425

BLAGSS Walking 1423

BLAGSS Football 1419

BLAGSS Bowling 1323

BLAGSS Badminton 2 1313

Trans Can Sport 2  1298


Out to Swim 1 1271

Out to Swim 2 1271

Rainbow Families 1264

Front Runners 1235

Gay Classic Car Group 1173

Salteasers 1162

Ledward Centre 1145

Lunch Positive 1136

New Steine Hotel 1126

Camelford Arms 1085

SKKK Karate 1080

BLAGSS Tennis 2 1016

Other teams failed to register the minimum of 6 players

Bowling Extravaganza 2022 - £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 fifteenth 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.