Region C Northeast Sectional Bowling

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.

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)

Competition Information

Other tournament notes:

  • Athletes in singles and doubles will be bowling three games. Ramp Bowlers will be bowling two.
  • We will be observing the foul line.
  • Awards will be presented at the lanes after the athlete‚Äôs division is finished bowling.
  • Coaches with Ramp Bowlers need to provided their own ramps.
  • In order to start on time if an athlete is not there by the start of their shift, 9:30am, please come to tournament central and scratch them from the tournament.

Facility Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Event Details

2023 Northeast Bowling Schedule

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Water, PPE and agencies should bring their own ramps.


Awards Will be presented to athletes on a continuous basis as the divisions are completed. Upon completion of their games, bowlers will be asked to stay on their lanes for the awards presentation.

  • Traditional (Singles, Doubles, Team & Ramp): Athletes who receive a gold medal will advance directly to the State Tournament on December 2nd in Peoria. Athletes must receive a gold medal to advance 
  • Unified Exhibition (Double, Team): Advancement to State is TBD
    • Due to the space allotted at the state competition, teams will be selected for advancement through an at-large bid process.


Lunch will be provided, and available for pick-up. Lunch will be served on a 4:1 ratio. There will be no outside food or drink (other than water) allowed. There is no eating allowed on the lanes.

Supporting Documents

2023 Northeast Sectional Bowling Final Divisions

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.


2023 Northeast Sectional Bowling Results

Traditional Bowling:

  • Any athlete receiving gold in Singles, Doubles, Team or Ramp are eligible to advance to State Bowling 
  • State¬†Bowling:¬†December 2nd, 2023 in Peoria
    • All athlete med forms must be valid through: December 2nd , 2023 to be eligible to compete at State Bowling.  Please contact your Region Director for Paperwork deadlines. 

 Unified Bowling: 

  • In Unified Divisions, all Doubles and Team first place finishers were put into a random drawing. The Northeast Sectional Tournament was awarded 2 spots for Doubles and 1 spot for Team to advance to the State Tournament, due to space limitations. The random draw winners of the first-place finishing groups are below.

Doubles Winners

Oak Lawn Park District-Welsh/Welsh

Independent Childress-Baldassone/Baldassone

Team Winner

CCSD99- Albarran/Dahms/Arroyo/Contreras

Please contact your Region Director for State Deadlines. 

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.


Oct 15 2023


8:00 am - 3:00 pm




Stardust Bowl
37 E. Lorraine Ave, Addison, IL 60101


Emily Sullivan
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