Region B 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)
8:15am – Agency Registration
9:00am – Opening Ceremonies (Athletes should be on their lanes) & Shift One Warm ups
9:30am – Shift One Begins
12:00pm – Shift Two Warm Ups
12:30pm – Shift Two Begins
Athletes will compete in 1 event. Depending on final divisions and volunteer numbers athletes will compete in the AM shift or PM shift only.
Singles/Doubles/Team Bowlers will bowl 3 games league style (alternating lanes)
Ramp Bowlers will bowl 2 games. Ramp bowlers will bowl 3 frames at once and will NOT alternate lanes.
This event is being held at Stardust Lanes in Addison, IL . Parking is available across the street from the venue.
Athletes can bring their own bowling balls and shoes if they would like. Athletes can use Stardust Lanes shoes and bowling balls at no cost to them.
Ramp athletes must bring their own ramps.
Awards will be presented on the lanes when a division is finished.
Stardust Lanes will be 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 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.