Region D 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)


Athletes will bowl a maximum of 3 games (traditional) or 2 games (ramp) OR a maximum of 55 minutes.

Lanes 1-32 (all lanes) will be available for use. Registration will be in the bar / game room.  Habetler Bowl has a parking lot and all bathroom facilities will be available.

No Opening Ceremonies due to time constraints.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Facility is booked for the event from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Depending on registration numbers, there will be a first shift from 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. then a second shift from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Athletes are responsible for bringing their own Personal Protective Equipment, water and ramps for ramp bowlers.

No lunch will be provided. No food or water will be provided. Please encourage teams to eat before they arrive. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Award/certificates will be provided to all attendees by email at the close of the event. There will not be an awards ceremony.


May 22 2021


8:30 am - 12:00 pm




Habetler Bowl
5250 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60630
Brenden Cannon


Brenden Cannon
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