Please note this schedule is subject to change
Join us at the Embassy Suites Host Hotel for Games and Fun on Saturday night from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The hotel has a large lobby area with lots of comfy seating and tables perfect for cards, checkers, chess, or other game you might want to play! Plus this is a great time to catch up with old friends!
Remember, for guests staying at the hotel, you will receive free drinks at the hotel bar from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM each night!
If you have your own room at the hotel, remember each room has a living room with wet bar, so you may want to host your own soiree!
History of Motown Invitational Classic
Motown Invitational Classic (MIC) is a sporting event as well as a Community organization which hosts a yearly bowling tournament on Columbus Day weekend bringing hundreds of people from around the country to the Metro Area for a weekend of fellowship, fun and bowling. MIC is a sanctioned member of the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGBO).
In 1984, after a failed attempt to bring the IGBO (International Gay Bowling Organization) tournament to Detroit, members of the BTI Sunday Mixed League formed a committee to re-organize and initiate an IGBO-affiliated gay and lesbian bowling tournament.
Originally, three co-directors were elected - Randy Albright, Joe Madej and Ken Sparks. Together, with a large group of volunteers, they created a friendly and inviting tournament that would welcome bowlers and friends for many years to come.
The first tournament was designated as the Detroit-Windsor International Freedom Tournament (DWIFT) and was appropriately held July 4th weekend celebrating both country’s national holidays – Canada Day and U.S. Independence Day.
DWIFT became known for its one bowling shift for all participants, a hospitality room that would remain open as long as someone was still there, an open bar at the banquet and cash awards and trophies distributed during the tournament weekend. These traditions are still honored today.
In 1989, the tournament was renamed the Motown Invitational Classic (MIC) and was held on the joint international weekend of the Canadian Thanksgiving and U.S. Columbus Day.
In addition to our yearly tournament the committee supports the LGTBQ bowling leagues in the metro Detroit area and sponsors community events. While most of our events include raising funds for the tournament, we also support the LGBTQ community charities both during the events and the tournament. In addition we raise thousands of dollars through the year and during the tournament weekend for various charities.
As we began to plan for our 34 th year, in 2020, it became clear that the world wide COVID Pandemic would make it impossible for us to host the tournament and keep our bowlers safe. We regretfully had to cancel the 2020 Motown Invitational Classic.
After a year of struggles and worries for our friends and families, the light at the end of the tunnel has become a beacon of hope. The pandemic that canceled the 2020 tournament was not under control and we are free to host our 2021 Tournament! We hope you'll join us October 8 - 10, 2021!
Host Hotel - Embassy Suites
We are excited to announce our new host hotel. The Embassy Suites Livonia/Novi.
The hotel features all suites!
Each room has a living room with pull out sofa bed, TV, wet bar, fridge, and microwave.
King Room = $112.00 (holds up to four)
Double Room = $132 (holds up to six)
Free breakfast for all hotel guests
Free Snacks and Drinks from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Everyday
Pool with waterfall and hot tub
Balcony Rooms Available so book early to reserve yours!
Hotel Reservations are NOW CLOSED
Check out photos of this beautiful hotel!
Outside of the Building
Living room in all Suites!
Wet bar with Fridge and Microwave in all Rooms
Seperate Bedroom in all Suites!
Swimming Pool with Waterfall and Hot Tub!
Lobby is a wide open atrium with rooms overlooking
Free Breakfast with Eggs to Order in this beautiful atrium area.
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