Region B Bowling
What is Bowling?
Bowling is perhaps the most popular sport in Illinois. Regional bowling competitions are conducted using a traditional format. However for those with various abilities or with physical disabilities, bowling has been modified by utilizing a ramp on the approach.
As in all Special Olympics Illinois 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, the gold medal winners from these events are then advanced to a sectional qualifying competition. The gold medal winners from sectional qualifying events are then eligible to advance to the State Bowling Championships held in Peoria each 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)
All Special Olympics Illinois bowling competitions abide by United States Bowling Congress rules. Any modifications to these rules done by Special Olympics Illinois can be found in the linked rules interpretation.
This event is being held at Stardust Lanes in Addison. Parking is available across the street from the venue.
|8:15am||Agency Registration Opens|
|9:00am||Opening Ceremonies (Athletes should be at their assigned lanes)|
|9:15am||AM Shift Warm Up (All Ramp/All Doubles/Singles 8-29)|
|9:30am||AM Shift Competition Begins (All Ramp/All Doubles/Singles 8-29)|
|12:15pm||PM Shift Warm Up (Singles 30+)|
|12:30pm||PM Shift Competition Begins (Singles 30+)|
Stardust Lanes will provide athletes with bowling balls and shoes, but athletes can bring their own bowling balls and shoes if they would like.
Ramp athletes must bring their own ramps.
Awards will be presented on the lanes when a division is finished.
Stardust Lanes will have concessions for sale during the event.
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 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 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.
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