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 the State Bowling Tournament. Athletes who receive a gold medal qualify for advancement. Events offered at this event are singles, doubles and teams.

Singles and Traditional Doubles bowlers will be on the AM shift with RAMP and Unified Doubles on the PM shift.

Please look over your agency list and note the divisions and lanes assigned to your athletes. Changes are unable to be made at this time. Athletes competing in the ramp competition will bowl 2 games and athletes registered for singles and doubles will bowl 3 games. Ramp bowlers need to bring their own ramps.

Facility Information

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

Event Details

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

Warm Ups PM Shift – 12:00pm

Competition Begins – 12:45pm

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

North Sectional Bowling Final Divisions and Shifts

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.


2023 North Sectional Bowling Results

All singles, double and Ramp bowlers who received a Gold Medal have qualified for the State Bowling Tournament to be held at Landmark Lanes in Peoria on Saturday, December 2nd.  Unified doubles bowling did not offer an advancement opportunity at this event. Region A Entries are due by Tuesday, October 31st.  Region B, please check with your region sports staff for your entry deadline.  Entry scores should be the score that the bowler received at this recent competition. 

Who We Are

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 Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information.


Oct 14 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




The Cherry Bowl
7171 Cherryvale N. BLVD, Rockford, IL 61112
Trent Geiger


Trent Geiger
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