The last time we visited Denver (SC13) we held the very popular “Physics of Spherical Newtonian Solids Smackdown” (a pool tournament). Because rolling spheres seems to be such a big hit in Denver, we decided to continue the tradition with a kind of bowling tournament! Yes, you read that correctly.
If you are an avid bowler, this is not the tournament for you. This is a “watch your friends make total fools of themselves while you yuk it up at their expense” event. (Just like mechanical bull riding at SC15, but with ugly shoes). And you are next up, Skippy, so be kind.
The “tournament” is actually more like a contest: attendees form teams, bowl five frames, and the three teams with the highest scores win really nifty prizes from Cornerstone Sponsor AMD — including a gaming console and a Radeon VEGA FE Graphics card for two lucky winners!
There will also be “booby prizes¹” for those who are bowling-challenged. For those who fear bowling balls, the Fete will also feature pool, shuffleboard, and ping-pong. In addition, every attendee will receive $10 in game play at the adjoining arcade, regardless of how much you suck at bowling.