10th Annual Barecats Bowling Invitational

Friday, Jun 7, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Orleans Bowling Center

10th Annual Barecats Bowling Invitational

EDL_barecats1Friday, June 7: 2:30PM – 4:30PM

WHERE: Orleans Bowling Alley

TICKET INFO: $60/Team; 20 Teams Available

Register your team today!

Jennie Lee, inspiration behind the Burlesque Hall of Fame, brought together the stripteasers of her day to form the Exotic Dancers League, an organization dedicated to creating better and safer working conditions for the women working at California’s revues and nightclubs.  Jennie knew that building and growing a community meant teamwork and cooperation. A lifelong sports enthusiast, Jennie brought her girls together not just at the Sassy Lassy, but on the softball diamond and bowling lanes, creating the Barecats League.

Serious competition at the Barecats Invitational Bowling Tournament 2018. Photo credit Allen Lee

The Burlesque Hall of Fame revitalized the Barecats in 2009 with a bowling tournament in honor of Jennie Lee. On Friday, June 7, we celebrate 10 years of rivalry and unsporting behavior as the bowling alleys at The Orleans Hotel & Casino thunder with the sound of balls hurtling down the boards. Burlesque Hall of Fame attendees dressed in their not-even-vaguely-bowling-appropriate best will strive to win accolades for Most Distracting, Best Dressed, and more. Oh, like Highest Team Score. It IS a sporting event, after all!

So get your team of four together, pick a fabulous theme and equally fabulous costumes, buff your balls and sign up today!  Don’t forget, our judges take bribes!

The Orleans Hotel & Casino requires that all participants be appropriately dressed.  (No pasties, no g-strings – you must wear at least the equivalent of a swimsuit.)

The Gutter Clowns at the 2018 Barecats Invitational. Photo credit Allen Lee

Take a peek at the 2016 Barecats Invitational event

This event is the most like the fucking Goat Farm!” – Jo Weldon

Taking us back to our stupid, trashy roots!” – Tigger!

A good group of degenerates!” – Midnite Martini

If Dr. Frank-n-Furter had a Bowling Alley in the basement of his mansion – this is what it would look like.” – Holly Rebelle, Barecats Bowling Coordinator