Region A North Sectional Bowling
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What Is Bowling?
Bowling is perhaps the most popular sport in Illinois. 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 Championships 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)
North Sectional Bowling will host bowlers from Region A and B who qualified from a regional Competition with a chance to qualify for State.
Please look over your agency list (below) 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.
We will have access to all lanes and the dining facility.
Registration will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 15th. Warm ups will start at 9:30 AM with Opening Ceremony at 9:45 and Competition at 10:00 AM.
Please check back closer to the event for more information.
Athletes should bring their own PPE’s.
Awards will be distributed on the lanes after each division has completed.
Lunch will be provided to registered athletes and coaches. Lunch will consist of a hot dog, chips and water. Concessions available.
To see a complete list of all State Championship Competitions, click here.
To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.
Thanks to all who came out and participated! All bowlers who received a Gold Medal have qualified for the State Bowling Tournament to be held at Landmark Lanes in Peoria on Saturday, December 3rd. Region A Entries are due to by Tuesday, November 1st. Region B, please check with your region sports staff . Entry scores should be the score that the bowler received at this recent competition.
As a reminder, all athletes will need to have a Medical on file that is valid through the date of competition or submit one with their entries.
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.