State Bowling Tournament

12/4 Bowling Livestream 3rd Shift:

*We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our live stream of the State Bowling Tournament. We will be back with the all the action as soon as we can. We appreciate your patience.*

12/4 Bowling 2nd Shift:

12/4 Bowling 1st Shift:

COVID Procedures

All participants should self-screen prior to arriving at this event and should remain home if feeling unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Vaccination is not required to attend in person events.

SOILL will have hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray and other cleaning/sanitizing products on-site.

Please check with your Region staff on the status of spectators attending competitions.  The decision on allowing spectators is based on the facility being used for the competition, the rules they have and the amount of people above the number of registered athletes and coaches they can safely accommodate. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians if spectators will be allowed at this competition.

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 State Bowling?

State Bowling is 1 of 11 state sports competitions. It is the championship level competition for those participating in bowling.  State Bowling is a 1 day event usually held the first Saturday in Peoria.  The State Bowling Tournament includes approximately 250 athletes, 130 coaches and 175 volunteers.  Additional activities include an Opening Ceremony, family registration and souvenir sales.  Landmark Lanes has hosted the tournament since 1989.  Bowling became an official Special Olympics Illinois sport in 1975.

State Bowling is a stand alone competition and serves as a showcase for our bowling athletes to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year. Everyone is encouraged to attend this premiere state tournament so make sure you don’t miss this great event!

Competition Information

All times listed below are tentative and subject to change once event specific schedules are determined.  For a final schedule please check the Supporting Documents section close to competition day.

  • Saturday: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Facility Information

We have access to the entire Landmark Lanes facility.

Event Details

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Athletes and coaches are responsible for bringing their own PPE and ramps. You may bring your own shoes or specialize ball, but Landmark Lanes will provide shoes and bowling balls to any athletes who needs them.

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony will take place on the lanes beginning at 8:30am. We ask that all first shift bowlers be on the lanes before the ceremony begins. All other athletes and coaches should be seated in the chairs or bleachers behind the lanes.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Text Alerts and Event status Updates

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Will be presented on the lanes as divisions finish on Saturday.


Concession stands will be open all day.

Supporting Documents

Coach Proof Report with Divisions, Lanes and Shifts

2021 State Bowling Lane Assignments

2021 State Bowling Handbook Memo

2021 State Bowling Event Handbook

Peoria Area Hotel Listing

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.


2021 State Bowling Results

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.


Dec 03 2022


7:30 am - 5:30 pm




Landmark Lanes
3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria, IL 61604
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