Past Meetup

When Furballs Strike 33 - Winter Wonderland!

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249 people went

Kenmore Lanes

7638 NE Bothell Way · Kenmore, WA

How to find us

We will be meeting in Kenmore Lanes' huge party room which is just inside the automatic doors on the street side of the complex, near the lowest-numbered lanes.

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When Furballs Strike 33 is all set for Saturday, January 12!

Let's frolic and play, the FurLife way! The weather outside may be frightful, but let's celebrate the Winter season at WFS 33. Stay warm and toasty inside Kenmore Lanes and come dressed in your favorite seasonal wear (scarves, "ugly" sweaters, ski goggles, etc) and curl up with a giant mug of hot cocoa from the restaurant!


If you would like to pre-reg (highly recommended), please send your payment via Paypal to: [masked] (easy link: using the "family/friends" option, and please include your FurLife username or what name you would like to appear on the screen while bowling. Each registration comes with 2 games of bowling and shoe rental.

$10 - Bowling, shoe rental, 1 raffle ticket

$13 Special - Bowling, shoe rental, 5 raffle tickets, 1 FurLife sticker decal

$20 "SuperSponsor" - Bowling, shoe rental, 15 raffle tickets, 1 FurLife sticker decal, extra raffle ticket to win special prizes. All pre-registered SuperSponsors get their choice of one of five gifts: A WFS Logo or FurLife Logo fridge magnet, mini fox rubber duck, mini dragon figurine or mini dog bobblehead.

It is important that if you want to bowl with someone or a group on the same lane, that everyone does the same type of registration (pre-reg or regular) as I will have lane assignments for all the pre-registered bowlers before the meet. When you arrive, there will be a separate, much faster-moving line for pre-reg where you check in and pick up your raffle tickets. You may buy extra tickets at that time as well. Pre-Reg closes at NOON on January 11th (day before WFS).


The party room should be open by 11:30, we will start on-site registration around 12:30. I (Kijani) will be there handling check-in with Hubcap (Pre-reg). When you pay your bowling fee I will give you a lane assignment – if you want to be on a lane with somebody please check in together, as we cannot save lane spots that are unpaid. We will be doing 5 bowlers per lane. If you need bowling shoes go to the front desk and tell the attendant you're with the FurLife group and your rental will be accounted for.

Bowling will begin at approximately 2pm, after everyone has checked in and the names are put into the computer screens. If you are bowling, please plan to arrive as early as possible so we can get everyone checked in and assigned to a lane in a timely fashion. If you would like to bowl with other people on your lane, please all check in together as I cannot save lane spots that are unpaid.

The Fursuit Group Photo will begin staging at 2:45pm. If you wish to be in the photo. you must be in your costume at that time, we cannot hold up the photo for latecomers! Please remember to spread out side-to-side as much as possible, since the photo is a panoramic there is no limit to how wide it can be.

We will be cutting off the bowling around 4:15pm, which should leave plenty of time for everyone to finish their two games. After that we will gather in the party room for the prize raffle, do a "last call" for raffle ticket sales and then give lots of awesome stuff away!

Many of our attendees also go to the group dinner, which is now at the Super China Buffet in Shoreline. We have reserved tables in the party room (on the left side of the restaurant up a small ramp) and the dinner is scheduled for 5:45pm (more details below).

And did you know When Furballs Strike has a home on the web including updates, a history of the meet and lots of fun photos? Check it out at !


The base bowling fee for WFS is $10, which includes two games, shoe rental (if needed), a prize raffle ticket and the fee to rent the party room.

If you would like to get extra tickets for the WFS Prize Raffle, we offer a $13 special which comes with all of the above and 5 tickets, and the $20 SuperSponsor special which comes with 15 tickets, a bonus ticket for a side drawing for special prizes including free bowling at the next WFS. As mentioned above, Supersponsors also receive a complimentary gift, while supplies last.

Extra raffle tickets can be purchased during registration for $1 each, or 5 for $4.

For on-site registration, Cash is preferred, but we are now able to take cards through a secure payment system at the reg desk! Yaay!


As always there will be a TON of amazing prizes for attendees to take home in our prize raffle which takes place after bowling ends (around 4:30). Mostly animal or furry-related, as well as some collectibles and nice things for your home. We will be giving away another bowling ball and bag package, some wonderful Disney collector's items, a couple framed posters and MUCH more!

But if you want to help make it even better, donations are always welcome and those that donate prizes will receive 3 free raffle tickets per prize, up to 9 total. If you are donating a prize, you MUST contact me in advance so I can determine whether to raffle it off as a main prize or "second chance". Only new/like new items please, and the value must be at least $10.

For those new to the prize raffle, each ticket comes in a pair, simply separate each ticket and drop ONE of the two matching numbered tickets into the bag labeled with the prize you want to win. It's that easy!


We are pleased to announce that DJ Kit Foxx will be back to spin at WFS 33!


Kenmore Lanes has a full restaurant and bar for us to order from at our leisure. Please do not bring in any outside food or drink as this is against Kenmore's house policies.


Just like previous WFS meets, I will be giving out fun awards for high game in “classic” and “fursuit” divisions. We will also be running our prize raffle again with lots of fantastic gifts to give away for bowling with us at WFS! Additional tickets will be sold just prior to the raffle.

We should be finishing up around 5:15pm. Kenmore has been a great host for us in the past and was very kind in giving us this great deal, so please help clean up after yourselves. Let's try leave the place looking cleaner than when we came in!

Please RSVP as soon as you are reasonably sure you can attend so I can get a more accurate number of bowlers reported to Kenmore Lanes management.

Thanks so much and see everyone at When Furballs Strike 33! Any questions feel free to post here or message me on Meetup.




When Furballs Strike 33

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019

Location: Kenmore Lanes, 7638 NE Bothell Way, Kenmore, 98028

Time: Bowling registration starts at 12:30 p.m., start bowling at 2 p.m.

Cost: $10 flat-rate for two games of bowling, shoe rental and a raffle ticket. $13 for all of the above and FIVE raffle tickets, $20 for all + 15 raffle tickets and an entry into a side drawing for special Supersponsor prizes.

DINNER LOCATION - Super China Buffet

Address: 15323 Westminster Way N., Shoreline (Aurora Village Shopping Center, behind Bank of America)

Time: 5:45pm, in the reserved Party Room (up the ramp on the left side of the restaurant)

Price: $17 all-inclusive or $16 without soft drink - includes unlimited buffet trips (over 50 items including sushi and Mongolian Grill), beverage, tax and gratuity. Payment will be collected at the front register BEFORE you begin your meal.



If this will be your first WFS meet or you would like to see what it's like and how insanely fun it is... check out these videos!

WFS 32

142 fursuiters attended!

WFS 31

297 attendees and 130 fursuiters braved a very warm June day!

WFS 30

New world record! 340 attendees and 158 fursuiters turned Kenmore Lanes in to a mini bowling con!