Bowling all over Idaho!

Posted at 7:08 PM, Apr 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-06 21:46:30-04

It was a day for bowling in the Treasure Valley today!

The USBC Women's Bowling State Tournament returned to Caldwell for the first time in 25 years. Women of all ages competed against each other in a handicapped tournament. The tournament is a huge event for Caldwell economically, bringing in bowlers from all over the state.

The competition itself is nothing short of fierce, but organizers say it's all about bringing everyone together to do something they love.

"Oh it is fantastic I've been doing it for years and I meet friends that I've met over the years every year at the tournament and of course I also bowl every tournament and I see a lot of dear friends from all over the state," said Elaine Saddis, the USBC Vice President.

Next year, the women's state tournament will be in Coeur d'Alene. If you missed out on the fun today, Meridian will host the USBC Open next weekend. That tournament will have both men and women.

Meanwhile in Emmett, a different group of bowlers hit the lanes.

The Bowling Doodles got to bowl right alongside their humans today. The two pups showed off their bowling skills today at KT's Lanes.

The owner of the bowling alley says teaching the dogs to bowl seemed like the next step.

"We decided that when we got these little pups that if they were going to come to work with me everyday they were gonna need to learn how to bowl," said Terri Simpson, the co-owner of KT's lanes.

Simpson's daughter will be traveling for the PWBA tour this summer, so the bowling alley will be closed starting at the end of the month. The alley will be open again in the late summer, once her daughter returns.