Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bowling Center with Gay Games connections closes

15 April marked the last day of business after 51 years for Serra Bowl in Colma, CA, just outside San Francisco. Serra Bowl was the site of the annual gay tournament, the Golden Gate Classic, and was also the home of some large LGBT bowling leagues. For nearly the past year, the General Manager of Serra Bowl was Gay Games co-founder and Honorary Life Member Sara Waddell Lewinstein. When Sara received the prestigious Tom Waddell Award at the 2010 Gay Games, the formal presentation of the trophy was made to her on the lanes at Serra Bowl. In our photo, Sara is flanked by Honorary Life Member Derek Liecty (on the left) and FGG Officer of Marketing Doug Litwin (on the right).

The San Francisco Chronicle ran a great article about the final day of Serra Bowl on its web site, including 8 photos and a three-minute video that is mostly an interview with Sara Waddell Lewinstein. You can read the article HERE.

This was a sad day for the local bowling community and continues a trend that has seen a number of local bowling centers close in recent years. Among these are Japantown Bowl and Park Bowl on Haight Street, the site of bowling during Gay Games I and II. LGBT bowling leagues are still alive and well in the San Francisco area, but one of the major local destinations for this sport has closed.

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