State Bowling Tournament

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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 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 – 3:00pm

Facility Information

We have access to the entire Landmark Lanes facility.

Event Details

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.

7:30am – Registration

9:00am – Opening Ceremony

9:45am-Noon – First Shift Bowling

12:15pm – 3:00pm – Second Shift Bowling

Additional activities include an Opening Ceremony, family registration and souvenir sales.

Volunteer Information

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


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 9:00am. 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.


The souvenir area is open from 8:30am until 2:00pm.  Customized items are only available via pre-orders. You can also avoid the lines and pre-order general items for pick-up at the event. Cash and most major credit cards are accepted.  CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  The cut-off for pre-orders is November 21st

Click here to view items and submit your order


All parents and family members attending the Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling Tournament are encouraged to stop by to register at the Family Information and Hospitality area.  Family members can take part in the free raffle and pick up information on upcoming events and next year’s tournament dates.  The family area will be open from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm. Coffee and donuts will be served.

Text Alerts and Event status Updates

Please sign up for the text alert. This alert will send you any last minute changes to the State Bowling schedule. Set up your text alert by texting “bowling” to 844-393-0980.


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


Concession stands will be open all day.

Supporting Documents

2022 State Bowling Results by Delegation

2022 State Bowling Event Handbook

2022 State Bowling Handbook Memo

2022 State Bowling Coach Proof

2022 State Bowling Lane Assignments

2022 State Bowling Tournament Souvenir Flier

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.


2022 State Bowling Tournament Results by Delegation

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 - 3:00 pm




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


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