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Every First & third Saturday of the month, the LAFFurs hold their monthly [[wf:Fursuit|fursuit]]-friendly [[w:Bowling|bowling]] meet. The evening begins with a welcoming dinner and then once food and drinks are had we round-up the fans towards their vehicles to head to the bowling alley. Thanks to cooperation with the bowling alley staff, furry fans are welcome to suit up and bowl in their fursuits. A [[wf:Headless lounge|headless lounge]] is provided by the alley free of charge. In the background, artists set up supplies on the tables and begin drawing, often offer sketches to friends or those interested. The event usually lasts 2 or 3 games before the after-parties begin. Popular venues are [[w:Denny's|Denny's]], [[w:Steak n Shake|Steak n Shake]], and [[SliderCon]] at [[w:White Castle|White Castle]].
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Every First & Third Saturday of the month(may vary), Downers Grove Furry Bowling hold their monthly/bi-monthly [[wf:Fursuit|fursuit]]-friendly [[w:Bowling|bowling]] meet. Thanks to cooperation with the Tivoli bowling alley staff, furry fans are welcome to suit up and bowl in their fursuits. A [[wf:Headless lounge|headless lounge]] is provided by the alley free of charge. In the background, artists set up supplies on the tables and begin drawing, often offer sketches to friends or those interested. The event usually lasts 2 or 3 games before the after-parties begin. Popular venues are [[w:Denny's|Denny's]], [[w:Steak n Shake|Steak n Shake]], and SliderCon at [[w:White Castle|White Castle]].
  
 
Updates can be received on the new Downers Grove Bowling [http://www.facebook.com/groups/471158552931098/ facebook page]  
 
Updates can be received on the new Downers Grove Bowling [http://www.facebook.com/groups/471158552931098/ facebook page]  
 
Live updates can be recived via our [http://twitter.com/DGFurBowl Twitter] @DGFurBowl
 
Live updates can be recived via our [http://twitter.com/DGFurBowl Twitter] @DGFurBowl
  
for any questions or concerns you can E-mail us at DGFurBowl@gmail.com
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For any questions or concerns you can E-mail us at DGFurBowl@gmail.com
 
Google Documents can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlG-D
 
Google Documents can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlG-D
 
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== '''2014 DATES''' ==
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== ''''' 2018 UPDATE & CHANGES posted on 12/13/17''''' ==
[[File:BOWLINGFLYER.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Downers Grove Furry Bowling]] Flyer]]
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Great news! Since the Tivoli loves us so much they are offered to have us there twice a month!
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ALSO the Tivoli has now given us ALL 12 bowling lanes! More bowling more fun!
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To help everyone out as to when all the meets are (in case something doesn't get updated or sent out) here is a list of ALL the dates:
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''' Downers Grove Furry Bowling
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Place: Tivoli Bowling Lanes, 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
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General Admission: $3
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Bowling: $11 (Includes shoes)
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This covers the cost to rent the alley.
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Member badges are required as this is a semi private event.
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Prices:
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Regular badge $6
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Custom Picture $10 (Pre-Order Only) This will have your own picture on it. Must be SFW. Please email your picture to dgfurbowl@gmail.com Along with your name and badge name.
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The reason for this is the cost of running the bowling has previously come out of us on staffs own pockets. The cost of the badges will offset the cost of the rooms, wristbands and any other supplies we use for the meets.
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== '''2018 DATES''' ==
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[[File:BOWLINGFLYER.jpg|right|thumb|150px|[[Downers Grove Furry Bowling]] Flyer]]
  
  
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To help everyone out as to when all the meets are (in case someone doesn't get FB, or Twitter updates) here is a list of ALL the dates. All dates are subject to change. We do our best to update them in a timely manor. Note; not all days may not be the 1st and 3rd Saturday:
  
 
<center>
 
<center>
 
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="2" align="center"
 
{| class="wikitable" border="1" cellpadding="2" align="center"
|+ Downers Grove Furry Bowling 2014 Dates
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|+ Downers Grove Furry Bowling 2018 Dates
 
|-
 
|-
! width="150pt" | '''1st Week'''
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! width="150pt" | '''1st Meet'''
! width="150pt" | '''3rd Week'''
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! width="150pt" | '''2nd Meet'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''January 4th'''
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| '''January 20th'''
| '''January 18th'''
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| '''None'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''February 1st'''
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| '''February 3rd'''
| '''February 15th'''
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| '''February 17th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| (Only one meet in march due to scheduling conflict with Alley)
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| '''March 17th'''
| '''March 15th'''
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| '''March 24th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''April 5th'''
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| '''April 7th'''
| '''April 19th'''
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| '''April 21st'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''May 3rd'''
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| '''May 5th'''
| '''May 17th'''
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| '''May 19th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''June 7th'''
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| '''June 2nd'''
| '''June 21st'''
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| '''June 16th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''July 5th'''
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| '''July 7th'''
| '''July 19th'''
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| '''July 14th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''August 2nd'''
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| '''August 4th'''
| '''August 16th'''
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| '''August 18th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''September 6th'''
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| '''September 1st'''
| '''September 20th'''
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| '''September 15th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''October 4th'''
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| '''October 6th'''
| '''October 18th'''
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| '''October 20th'''
 
|-
 
|-
| '''November 1st'''
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| '''November 3rd'''
| '''November 15th'''
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| '''November 17th'''  
 
|-
 
|-
| (NO December 6th meet due to MidWest Furfest this weekend)
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| '''December 8th'''
| '''December 20th'''
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| '''December 22nd'''
 
|}
 
|}
 
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</center>
 
__TOC__
 
  
 
==Event Summary==
 
==Event Summary==
===Badges===
 
  
Anyone in attendance at Tivoli Bowl who is part of our group must wear a D.G. Fur Bowl badge, regardless of whether you enter our function space or bowling lanes. Badges signify acceptance of the LAFF Event, and must be displayed at all times while on Tivoli's property.
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===Staff===
  
The cost of a badge for the new 2014 year will be $1. The new badges will be in color, and instead of the expensive plastic badges, they will be laminated. Also, there are two different types(colors) of badges; Under 21 years old and Over 21 years old.
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[[File:IMG_20171019_083257.jpg|right|thumb|400px|[[Downers Grove Furry Bowling]] 2017 Staff Group Picture -
You can purchase your badges at the bowling alley only and must show some form of government/state picture ID with your date of birth, so that we can give you the proper badge.
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]]
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If you have any questions, issues or concerns please find one of us we will have special badges that say STAFF on them.
  
The new badges will be made on the spot, hand written names & laminated then punched and clipped.
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The Staff consists of (in no real order) Odie, Razz, Lavos, Anthrax, Eight, Narkiel, Scorch, Takumi/Ravyn, Kamikaze, Gazzy,& Glacier.
You can PREREG online but you must bring in the $1 and valid form of ID to pickup your badge (and consent form is under 18yrs old)
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PRE-REG HERE:
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* '''Head B*tch in charge''' Odie DerpDawg
http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlRegForm
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* '''Head of the LAW (Security):''' Razz Husky
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* '''Security Officers:'''  Takumi/Ravyn, Anthrax, Odie DerpDawg, Glacier, Kamikaze(Securikitty), Sholf, Flat Tire & Golden
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* '''Registration:''' Gazzy, Lavos, AJ, Heath
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* '''Door & bowling signups:''' Scorch, Anthrax & Razz
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* '''Consultants/Advisor:'''  Editor, Jade
  
===New Staff===
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We also have an ever-changing group of awesome volunteers (who wear special volunteer badges to signify this)
The new Staff consists of (in alphabetical order) Cavix, Chaz, Glocky, Jade, Mud, Part-E,& Takumi.
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If you are interesting in joining staff, please see a staffer and ask to be a volunteer first(so we get to know you).
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'''Contact info:''' Please e-mail us at DGFurBowl@gmail.com
  
* '''Head of Public Relations & Registration:''' Jade Wolf
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===Cover Charge ===
* '''Head Chairperson:''' Chaz
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The alley has asked for a $3 'CASH' cover charge each meet for all non-bowlers attending this meet.
* '''Head of Security:''' Glocky
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If you are bowling the fee is waived(or included however you want to look at it) in with the $11/person to bowl.
* '''Security Officers:''' Cavix, Takumi, Mud & Part-E
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* '''Registration:''' Part-E
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===Badges===
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Anyone in attendance at Tivoli Bowl who is part of our group must wear a D.G. Fur Bowl badge, regardless of whether you enter our function space or bowling lanes. Badges signify acceptance of the event terms, and must be displayed at all times while on Tivoli's property.
  
We also have an ever-changing group of awesome volunteers.  
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You can only get your badges at the alley at the registration table(setup in the party room, to the left) must show some form of government/state picture ID with your date of birth, so that we can give you the proper badge.
  
Contact info: Please e-mail us at DGFurBowl@gmail.com
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Prices: Regular badge $6 Custom Picture $10 (Pre-Order Only)
  
 
===Code of Conduct===
 
===Code of Conduct===
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http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlP-C-F
 
http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlP-C-F
  
===Dinner (Patio)===
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===Dinner (N/A)===
 
{{Meets  
 
{{Meets  
| Event Start = Early 2004 (Different lunch locations)
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| Event Start = Currently there is no specific location for dinner. normally people do individual groups and not one large group.
| Founder = [[Ash]]
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|  
| Organizer = Downers Grove Furry Bowling Staff Committee (Previous Organizers [[Butterscotch]], [[Shale]], [[Blazger]], [[Rayven]], [[Timoran]], [[Reimori]])
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| Event When = Every First & Third Saturday of the month (Unless otherwise stated in the LAFF Emails or up above in the calendar for event)
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| Event Time = 8 pm to 9 pm
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| Event Cost = around $6-$10
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| Event Where = [http://www.patioribs.com/ Patio] at 2780 S. Highland Ave., Lombard, IL [https://goo.gl/maps/OHwIu Google Maps]<BR>[[File:Patio Restaurant Lombard.png|300px]]
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| Fursuiting allowed = No
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| T&E allowed = The dinner is ear/tail/badge-friendly
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| Minors allowed =
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| wifi = Yes
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| number of attendees = avg 35-40
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| Regular attendees = [[:Category:Bowling_Attendees|list of Bowling Attendees]]
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| Description =
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| GMap = <googlemap lat="41.837244" lon="-88.011618" zoom="18">
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41.837266, -88.011764, The Patio
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</googlemap>
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}}
 
}}
 
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[[Category:Events]]
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| Event Start =  
 
| Event Start =  
 
| Founder =  
 
| Founder =  
| Organizer =  
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| Organizer = Odie & D.G. Fur Bowl Staff
 
| Event When =  
 
| Event When =  
| Event Time = 9:30 pm
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| Event Time = 9:00/9:30 pm
| Event Cost = $11 for unlimited bowling through midnight and shoes
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| Event Cost = $3 Cover charge for non-bowlers & $11 for unlimited bowling through midnight and shoes
 
| Event Where = [http://www.tivolibowl.com/ Tivoli Bowl], 938 Warren Ave., Downers Grove, IL. [https://goo.gl/maps/jW9Mu Google Maps]<BR>[[File:Tivoli Bowling Lanes.png|300px]]
 
| Event Where = [http://www.tivolibowl.com/ Tivoli Bowl], 938 Warren Ave., Downers Grove, IL. [https://goo.gl/maps/jW9Mu Google Maps]<BR>[[File:Tivoli Bowling Lanes.png|300px]]
 
| Fursuiting allowed = Full-fursuits are allowed, but your footpaws must be non-slip, indoor only for safety. A designated changing space is provided for fursuiters.
 
| Fursuiting allowed = Full-fursuits are allowed, but your footpaws must be non-slip, indoor only for safety. A designated changing space is provided for fursuiters.
 
| T&E allowed = Yes
 
| T&E allowed = Yes
| Minors allowed =  
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| Minors allowed = yes
 
| wifi =  
 
| wifi =  
 
| number of attendees =  
 
| number of attendees =  
| Regular attendees =  
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| Regular attendees = 100+
 
| Description = <BR>
 
| Description = <BR>
 
* Expected activities: Bowling, Artists Alley, Arcade games, etc. Or you could be boring and just talk with your friends and socialize the whole time.
 
* Expected activities: Bowling, Artists Alley, Arcade games, etc. Or you could be boring and just talk with your friends and socialize the whole time.
* Notes: You may sign up for bowling at The Patio or the bowling alley, but '''signup must be done before 9:25.''' After then, signup is closed.
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* Notes: You may sign up for bowling at the bowling alley, but '''signup must be done before 9:25.''' After then, signup is closed.
 
| GMap = <googlemap lat="41.796552" lon="-88.007913" zoom="16">
 
| GMap = <googlemap lat="41.796552" lon="-88.007913" zoom="16">
 
41.795748, -88.007843, Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL
 
41.795748, -88.007843, Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL
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After parties are usually organized on a spur of the moment basis around midnight, as bowling winds down.
 
After parties are usually organized on a spur of the moment basis around midnight, as bowling winds down.
  
* [[SliderCon]]
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* [[Denny's]] 17W660 22nd St Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 [https://goo.gl/maps/masgD Google Maps]<BR>[[File:Oakbrook Terrace, IL Dennys.png|300px]]<BR>(Due to popular demand from the many going to this Denny's location now, I added it so people know where to go. One server each time and for some reason seem to do better then SnS ordering process plus we get to use there private room all for us. As of last meet, we filled it up.)
* [[Denny's]]
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* [[Steak n Shake]] in Downers Grove, IL [https://goo.gl/maps/BWbA2 Google Maps]<BR>[[File:Downers Grove, IL SnS.png|300px]]
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* [[Steak n Shake]] 1520 Ogden Ave Downers Grove, IL 60515 [https://goo.gl/maps/BWbA2 Google Maps]<BR>[[File:Downers Grove, IL SnS.png|300px]]
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
The LAFF Bowling event was first organized by [[Ash]] in early 2004. The first meet only had four attendees. Since then, attendance has skyrocketed to an average of 30-50 [[w:furry|furries]] each month, with some months bringing even bigger crowds than that. Several people have taken charge of organizing the event as it has been handed down to new volunteers. Following Ash were [[Butterscotch]], [[Shale]], [[Blazger]], [[Rayven]], [[Timoran]], [[Reimori]], and is now being run by a LAFF STAFF committee.  
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The Downers Grove Furry Bowling Event (Formerly known as LAFF Bowlingwas first organized by [[Ash]] in early 2004. The first meet only had four attendees. Since then, attendance has skyrocketed to an average of 30-50 [[w:furry|furries]] each month, with some months bringing even bigger crowds than that. Several people have taken charge of organizing the event as it has been handed down to new volunteers. Following Ash were [[Butterscotch]], [[Shale]], [[Blazger]], [[Rayven]], [[Timoran]], [[Reimori]], and then was being run by a D.G.Fur Bowling staff committee that was headed by [[JadeWolf]] Who has now passed the torch on to [[Odie]] & the D.G.Fur Bowl Staff.
  
 
The event began at the Fox Bowl in Wheaton, Illinois, where it remained for several years. While Shale was running the event, it moved for the first time; on October 28th, 2006, the Halloween Bowl event introduced the Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights alley. At this alley, there were several new features: Air Hockey, DDR, Karaoke, and a large party room. At first, fursuit feet could not be worn in the alleys, and there was no private changing area except the restroom; both issues have since been resolved. Unfortunately, the alley's Karaoke event was moved to Friday nights, but soon after Timoran began hosting [[w:Wii|Wii]] events, primarily including [[w:Super Smash Bros. Melee|Super Smash Bros. Melee]].
 
The event began at the Fox Bowl in Wheaton, Illinois, where it remained for several years. While Shale was running the event, it moved for the first time; on October 28th, 2006, the Halloween Bowl event introduced the Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights alley. At this alley, there were several new features: Air Hockey, DDR, Karaoke, and a large party room. At first, fursuit feet could not be worn in the alleys, and there was no private changing area except the restroom; both issues have since been resolved. Unfortunately, the alley's Karaoke event was moved to Friday nights, but soon after Timoran began hosting [[w:Wii|Wii]] events, primarily including [[w:Super Smash Bros. Melee|Super Smash Bros. Melee]].
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In January 2008, Timoran announced that Bowling would move to a new alley, since the Brunswick Zone would no longer have a party room available. The new alley, Tivoli Bowl, would provide the same amenities and pricing as before.
 
In January 2008, Timoran announced that Bowling would move to a new alley, since the Brunswick Zone would no longer have a party room available. The new alley, Tivoli Bowl, would provide the same amenities and pricing as before.
  
In Mid 2012, Timoran stepped down from the mantel of organizer, passing the torch to Reimori and a few volunteers.  Later that year, Reimori would pass the torch to the LAFF STAFF committee to keep the event running.
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In Mid 2012, Timoran stepped down from the mantel of organizer, passing the torch to Reimori and a few volunteers.  Later that year, Reimori would pass the torch to the LAFF STAFF committee, headed by [[JadeWolf]] and Chaz to keep the event running.
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Come 2014 an official change in name to "Downers Grove Furry Bowling" aka D.G. Fur Bowl was made.  The change was made due there being other bowling events in the Lake Area so we wanted to be more specific about the location of this one and give the other bowling events a chance to grow. There is still a committee of furries to help keep it running, called D.G.Fur Bowl Staff. It was headed by [[JadeWolf]] til
  
Come 2014 an official change in Name to "Downers Grove Furry Bowling" aka D.G. Fur Bowl was made. There is still a committee of furries to help keep it running.
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End of 2015 [[JadeWolf]] handed over the torch to [[Odie]] and the rest of the D.G.Fur Bowl Staff but has stayed a part of the staff in order to help.
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[[File:2015_DGFur_Bowling_Staff.jpeg|right|thumb|400px|[[Downers Grove Furry Bowling]] 2015 Staff Group Picture -
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Top: Cavix, Anthrax, Ravyn, Lavos, Unix. -
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Bottom: Narkiel, Odie, Razz, Jade, Midget]]
  
 
[[Category:Events]]
 
[[Category:Events]]
 
[[Category:Bowling Meets]]
 
[[Category:Bowling Meets]]
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[[Category:Illinois Meets/Events]]

Revision as of 21:49, 14 December 2017

Every First & Third Saturday of the month(may vary), Downers Grove Furry Bowling hold their monthly/bi-monthly fursuit-friendly bowling meet. Thanks to cooperation with the Tivoli bowling alley staff, furry fans are welcome to suit up and bowl in their fursuits. A headless lounge is provided by the alley free of charge. In the background, artists set up supplies on the tables and begin drawing, often offer sketches to friends or those interested. The event usually lasts 2 or 3 games before the after-parties begin. Popular venues are Denny's, Steak n Shake, and SliderCon at White Castle.

Updates can be received on the new Downers Grove Bowling facebook page Live updates can be recived via our Twitter @DGFurBowl

For any questions or concerns you can E-mail us at DGFurBowl@gmail.com Google Documents can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlG-D


2018 UPDATE & CHANGES posted on 12/13/17

Downers Grove Furry Bowling

Place: Tivoli Bowling Lanes, 938 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

General Admission: $3 Bowling: $11 (Includes shoes)

This covers the cost to rent the alley.


Member badges are required as this is a semi private event.

Prices: Regular badge $6 Custom Picture $10 (Pre-Order Only) This will have your own picture on it. Must be SFW. Please email your picture to dgfurbowl@gmail.com Along with your name and badge name.

The reason for this is the cost of running the bowling has previously come out of us on staffs own pockets. The cost of the badges will offset the cost of the rooms, wristbands and any other supplies we use for the meets.


2018 DATES

Downers Grove Furry Bowling Flyer


To help everyone out as to when all the meets are (in case someone doesn't get FB, or Twitter updates) here is a list of ALL the dates. All dates are subject to change. We do our best to update them in a timely manor. Note; not all days may not be the 1st and 3rd Saturday:

Downers Grove Furry Bowling 2018 Dates
1st Meet 2nd Meet
January 20th None
February 3rd February 17th
March 17th March 24th
April 7th April 21st
May 5th May 19th
June 2nd June 16th
July 7th July 14th
August 4th August 18th
September 1st September 15th
October 6th October 20th
November 3rd November 17th
December 8th December 22nd

Event Summary

Staff

Downers Grove Furry Bowling 2017 Staff Group Picture -

If you have any questions, issues or concerns please find one of us we will have special badges that say STAFF on them.

The Staff consists of (in no real order) Odie, Razz, Lavos, Anthrax, Eight, Narkiel, Scorch, Takumi/Ravyn, Kamikaze, Gazzy,& Glacier.

  • Head B*tch in charge Odie DerpDawg
  • Head of the LAW (Security): Razz Husky
  • Security Officers: Takumi/Ravyn, Anthrax, Odie DerpDawg, Glacier, Kamikaze(Securikitty), Sholf, Flat Tire & Golden
  • Registration: Gazzy, Lavos, AJ, Heath
  • Door & bowling signups: Scorch, Anthrax & Razz
  • Consultants/Advisor: Editor, Jade

We also have an ever-changing group of awesome volunteers (who wear special volunteer badges to signify this) If you are interesting in joining staff, please see a staffer and ask to be a volunteer first(so we get to know you). Contact info: Please e-mail us at DGFurBowl@gmail.com

Cover Charge

The alley has asked for a $3 'CASH' cover charge each meet for all non-bowlers attending this meet. If you are bowling the fee is waived(or included however you want to look at it) in with the $11/person to bowl.

Badges

Anyone in attendance at Tivoli Bowl who is part of our group must wear a D.G. Fur Bowl badge, regardless of whether you enter our function space or bowling lanes. Badges signify acceptance of the event terms, and must be displayed at all times while on Tivoli's property.

You can only get your badges at the alley at the registration table(setup in the party room, to the left) must show some form of government/state picture ID with your date of birth, so that we can give you the proper badge.

Prices: Regular badge $6 Custom Picture $10 (Pre-Order Only)

Code of Conduct

Please read our Code of Conduct: http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlC-O-C

Minors (17 Years old and under)

Minors(17 yrs of age & under) who are not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (21yrs or order) are not permitted, UNLESS they have their parent/guardian sign a consent form prior to attending.

If the parent/guardian is not with the minor when registering and handing in the consent form we will need to call the parent/guardian and verify the inform provide is correct before we are able to issue a badge and allow said minor into the function space, if we are not able to verify the information admittance will be denied until we can verify.

Parental consent forms can be found below or you can request to have one e-mailed to you at DGFurBowl@gmail.com.

http://tinyurl.com/DGFurBowlP-C-F

Dinner (N/A)

Date Started: Currently there is no specific location for dinner. normally people do individual groups and not one large group.
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Bowling

All details are as same as above except for the following:

Current Organizer: Odie & D.G. Fur Bowl Staff

Time: 9:00/9:30 pm
Cost: $3 Cover charge for non-bowlers & $11 for unlimited bowling through midnight and shoes
Where: Tivoli Bowl, 938 Warren Ave., Downers Grove, IL. Google Maps
Tivoli Bowling Lanes.png
Fursuiting allowed: Full-fursuits are allowed, but your footpaws must be non-slip, indoor only for safety. A designated changing space is provided for fursuiters.
Tails and Ears allowed: Yes
Minors Allowed: yes
Regular attendees: 100+

Description:

  • Expected activities: Bowling, Artists Alley, Arcade games, etc. Or you could be boring and just talk with your friends and socialize the whole time.
  • Notes: You may sign up for bowling at the bowling alley, but signup must be done before 9:25. After then, signup is closed.

After Bowling Wind-down

After parties are usually organized on a spur of the moment basis around midnight, as bowling winds down.

  • Denny's 17W660 22nd St Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 Google Maps
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL Dennys.png
    (Due to popular demand from the many going to this Denny's location now, I added it so people know where to go. One server each time and for some reason seem to do better then SnS ordering process plus we get to use there private room all for us. As of last meet, we filled it up.)

History

The Downers Grove Furry Bowling Event (Formerly known as LAFF Bowling) was first organized by Ash in early 2004. The first meet only had four attendees. Since then, attendance has skyrocketed to an average of 30-50 furries each month, with some months bringing even bigger crowds than that. Several people have taken charge of organizing the event as it has been handed down to new volunteers. Following Ash were Butterscotch, Shale, Blazger, Rayven, Timoran, Reimori, and then was being run by a D.G.Fur Bowling staff committee that was headed by JadeWolf Who has now passed the torch on to Odie & the D.G.Fur Bowl Staff.

The event began at the Fox Bowl in Wheaton, Illinois, where it remained for several years. While Shale was running the event, it moved for the first time; on October 28th, 2006, the Halloween Bowl event introduced the Brunswick Zone Glendale Heights alley. At this alley, there were several new features: Air Hockey, DDR, Karaoke, and a large party room. At first, fursuit feet could not be worn in the alleys, and there was no private changing area except the restroom; both issues have since been resolved. Unfortunately, the alley's Karaoke event was moved to Friday nights, but soon after Timoran began hosting Wii events, primarily including Super Smash Bros. Melee.

In addition to the new alley, October brought a new staff member to the bowling event: Blacksilver, who would assume the role of Bowling Alley Liaison. He is responsible for maintaining good will with the bowling alley to ensure that the event's unique needs are met. Any issues the group has with the alley, or vice versa, are often channeled through him. However, being an employee of the alley specially suited him for this role, and when the event moved to Tivoli Bowl he resigned the position.

Since the move to Brunswick, several furs wanted to revive a Fox Bowl event. On June 23, 2007, Blazger and Rayven briefly revived the Fox Bowl event. Two dinners were run prior to bowling: Baker's Square by Blazger, and Buona Beef by Rayven, both at 7:00. Unfortunately, Fox Bowl's leagues posed a space problem and Fox Bowl could no longer host Furry Bowling. The hosts have indicated that they are investigating the option of starting a new LAFF event, such as Miniature Golf.

On August 18, 2007, Shale announced that he would no longer run the Bowling meet. Timoran volunteered to assume the role of event organizer, and his first organized bowling event ran on September 15, 2007.

In January 2008, Timoran announced that Bowling would move to a new alley, since the Brunswick Zone would no longer have a party room available. The new alley, Tivoli Bowl, would provide the same amenities and pricing as before.

In Mid 2012, Timoran stepped down from the mantel of organizer, passing the torch to Reimori and a few volunteers. Later that year, Reimori would pass the torch to the LAFF STAFF committee, headed by JadeWolf and Chaz to keep the event running.

Come 2014 an official change in name to "Downers Grove Furry Bowling" aka D.G. Fur Bowl was made. The change was made due there being other bowling events in the Lake Area so we wanted to be more specific about the location of this one and give the other bowling events a chance to grow. There is still a committee of furries to help keep it running, called D.G.Fur Bowl Staff. It was headed by JadeWolf til

End of 2015 JadeWolf handed over the torch to Odie and the rest of the D.G.Fur Bowl Staff but has stayed a part of the staff in order to help.

Downers Grove Furry Bowling 2015 Staff Group Picture - Top: Cavix, Anthrax, Ravyn, Lavos, Unix. - Bottom: Narkiel, Odie, Razz, Jade, Midget