Region J Southern Sectional Bowling

What Is Bowling?

Bowling is perhaps the most popular sport in Illinois. Bowling competition is conducted using a traditional format. However, for those of various different abilities, bowling has been modified by utilizing a ramp on the approach.

As in all Special Olympics Illinois 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 a sectional qualifying competition. Gold medal winners are then eligible to advance 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

Singles ramp, singles, doubles, team and Unified competitions. Singles ramp bowl on one lane. Other events bowl across two lanes. Multiple divisions may be grouped on lanes.

Facility Information

St. Clair Bowl offers a short-order snack counter and arcade. Restrooms on site. Spectator seating is on the carpeted area or upstairs (no elevator). The building is accessible through the front door of the arcade on the northwest end of the facility. There are 50 lanes available to bowlers.

Event Details

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Volunteer Information

Please click on the button below to register as a volunteer.


Teams are responsible for bringing their own ramps. Shoes and bowling balls are available, if needed, at the facility.


Awards will be given based on place in each division.


Bottled water and Powerade will be available. Lunch is cooked by the snack counter staff and free to athletes and coaches.

Special Guests

Athlete Leaders from the region will be on-hand to help with key portions of the event.

Supporting Documents

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

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


Please check back after the competition to review the final scores.

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 at www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and X.  


Nov 03 2024


9:00 am - 6:00 pm




St. Clair Bowl
5950 Old Collinsville Rd, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Steve Whitlatch


Steve Whitlatch
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