Region F Sectional Bowling Tournament

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 at sectionals are then eligible to advance to the State Bowling Tournament 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

Athletes and Unified partners will compete in:

Singles, doubles, team and ramp bowling events

Facility Information

We have use of all 32 lanes.

Event Details

Registration – 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony – 9:45 PM
Bowling begins – 10:00 AM

Lunch will be ready for second shift athletes around 11:00 AM
First shift bowlers will eat after their awards presentations

Athletes must be in attendance to receive their award.

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register to volunteer.


Agencies must provide their own ramp for each ramp bowler.


Athletes must be in attendance to receive their award.


Lunch will be provided for all athletes, coaches (1:4 ratio) and volunteers.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

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

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter. 

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.


Nov 05 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




Quad City Family Entertainment Center
4401 44th Ave Moline, IL 61265


Cathy Brennan-Betar
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