Region C 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

In order to start on time if an athlete is not there by the start of their shift (9am or 11:30a)  please come to tournament central and scratch them from the tournament.

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’s division is finished bowling.
  • Coaches with Ramp Bowlers need to provided their own ramps.

Advancement: Athletes will advance to the 2023 Sectional Bowling Tournament direct from Region Qualifying Tournaments. Athletes will need to win a gold medal at the Region Qualifying Tournament to advance to Sectionals- 10/15/23. 


Water, PPE and agencies should bring their own ramps.


Awards will be presented after divisions are completed.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Supporting Documents

2023 Regional Bowling Schedule

2023 Region C Bowling Divisions

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.


2023 Regional Bowling Results

  • All athletes who receive gold will advance to Sectionals on October 15th at Stardust. 
  • Paperwork is due on September 12th .

Region C Special Olympics Bowling Flyer

Unified Bowling:

  • Pilot option available at Sectionals!
  • All athletes and Unified Partners follow Sectional Deadline (September 12th )
  • Paperwork turned in with Sectional Paperwork
  • Please see flyer attached 

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.


Jul 22 2023


8:00 am - 3:00 pm




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


Emily Sullivan
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