Region A North Sectional Bowling

What Is Bowling?

Bowling competition is conducted using a traditional format. However, for those of lower ability or with physical disabilities, bowling has been modified by utilizing a ramp on the approach.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.

Athletes in Illinois who participate in bowling compete locally at region qualifying events. Gold medal winners are then advanced to sectional qualifying competition. Gold medal winners are then eligible to advance the State Bowling Tournament held in Peoria in December.

Bowling Events Offered in Illinois


  • Singles competition
  • Doubles competition
  • Team competition


  • Ramp singles (ramp bowlers may also enter doubles and team competition as part of a traditional team)

Competition Information

North sectional bowling is a qualifier for State Bowling. Athletes who receive a gold medal qualify for advancement. Events offered at this event are singles, doubles and teams. In 2024, Unified doubles and teams are being offered.

Facility Information

We will have use of the entire facility. Bathrooms and concessions are available.

Event Details

Registration – 9:00 AM
Warm-ups – 9:30 AM
Opening Ceremony – 9:45 AM
Competition begins – 10:00 AM

Volunteer Information

Please click the button below to register to volunteer.


Athletes should follow the rule interpretations regarding uniforms. House balls are available for use


Awards will be given after divisions finish in designated area.


Lunch will be provided for all registered athletes, coaches and volunteers. Concession stand is available.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state competitions, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.


Please check back after the competition to review the final results.  

Who We Are

About Special Olympics Illinois    

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTikTok and X.  


Oct 26 - 27 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




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7171 Cherryvale N. BLVD, Rockford, IL 61112
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