Bowling

This page draws together bowling-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics bowling.  View the Bowling Fact Sheet

Ten-pin Bowling commonly called "Bowling" in the US, is a competitive sport in which a player (the "bowler") rolles a bowling ball down a wooden or synthetic lane with the objectvie of scoring points by knocking down as many pins as possible.

Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sports in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it's great fun!


Bowling Stories and News


November 18, 2015 | North America: New York

The Bowling Tournament

By Geri Rice

I got a second place here in Rochester, NY at the bowling tournament and I thought that was great.View Story I got a second place here in Rochester, NY at the bowling tournament and I thought that was great. I had my coaches working with me by the way and so that is why I did OK here in Rochester.

About Geri Rice:i am Geri and I am a Special Olympics athlete here in Rochester and I am a tough athlete. I also do swimming, bocce and bowling. Now also I work out all the time here by the way.
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October 26, 2015 | Europe Eurasia: Israel

Unified Teammates in Israel Show, Everything is Possible

By By Reuven Astrachan

Deni and Iancu during practice.

The spirit of Special Olympics movement, especially the Unified Sport program, broght together two athletes in a unique and heartwarming circumstances.View Story The spirit of the Special Olympics movement, especially the Unified Sport program, broght together two athletes in a unique and heartwarming circumstances. Deni Levin is an athlete with special needs. She has been bowling with Special Olympics Israel for several years. Iancu Postelnicu is an active Bowling Federation member, with a hearing disability. These two athletes met via the Unified program (a joint venture of Special Olympics Israel and the Isreali Bowing Federation). They communicate using sign language. Deni and Iancu have been practicing together for over a year as a unified pair in the bowling league. With the guidance and coaching skills of Iancu, Deni lifted her game to a higher level. The communication and partnership between the two athletes is both inspiring and uplifting.

About By Reuven Astrachan:I am National Director & National Sports Director in Special Olympics Israel
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August 20, 2015 | Africa: South Africa

Summer World Games Los Angeles 2015

By Wanga Manyala

"Special Olympics World Games 2015" I went to the games as a Unified Ten Pin Bowling Head Coach with a unified pair with team South Africa. 'Sweet and Short'. We went there with my team as just a team, and we came back unified, buddies and greatest friends. As i type this now,View Story I went to the games as a Unified Ten Pin Bowling Head Coach with a unified pair with Team South Africa. 'Sweet and Short'. We went there with my team as just a team, and we came back unified, buddies and greatest friends. As i type this now, i can vigorously say; i miss my friends. #Reach Up #Mariska #Cathy

About Wanga Manyala:I work as a Sports Coordinator for Special Olympics South Africa
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Upcoming Bowling Events


Date

Event

Location

February 09, 2016

Area Eleven Masters Bowling Tournament

Come out and support our Masters bowlers in our annual bowling tournament. Competition will begin at 10:00am and be completed no later than 1:30pm.
For more information
Kathy Covington
Email:area11sosc@hotmail.com
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Strikers Family SportCenter
124 N. Anderson Rd.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

February 27, 2016

Central Bowling Sectional

Join us May 27th at Strathmore Lanes in Aberdeen Township, New Jersey as our athletes from areas 4, 5, 6 and 10 compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.
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Strathmore Lanes
1061 NJ-34

Aberdeen Township, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

March 05, 2016

North Bowling Sectional

Join us March 5th at Hudson Lanes in Jersey City, New Jersey as our athletes from areas 1, 2, 3, 9 and 12 compete and show their skill in bowling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.
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Hudson Lanes
1 Garfield Avenue

Jersey City, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

Mar 12 - 13 2016

Unified Duckpin Tournaments

Join us as 257 athletes and unified partners from 9 teams compete in the Unified Duckpin Tournament at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, Rhode Island on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday March 13th. Some teams will compete on Saturday from 2:30-4:30pm and other teams will compete on Sunday from 12-2pm.
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Chris Hopkins
Email:chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:401-349-4900
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Town Hall Lanes
1463 Atwood Avenue

Johnston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

March 12, 2016

South Bowling Sectional

Come to Laurel Lanes in Maple Shade Township, New Jersey on March 12th and cheer on our athletes from areas 7, 8, 11 and 13 as they leave it all out there on the lanes in bowling competition.
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Laurel Lanes
2825 NJ-73

Maple Shade Township, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

March 19, 2016

Special Olympics Bahamas - 3rd Annual Mixed Team Bowling Tournament

Open bowling tournament hosted by Special Olympics Bahamas - Teams from local businesses compete in different categories which include unified teams from Special Olympics Bahamas. This event is a competition, Awareness Campaign and fund raiser combined.
For more information
Gilbert Williams or Amanda Moncur
Email:amanda@hotmail.com
Phone:242-601-8441 ext 24
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Mario's Bowling and Family Entertainment Palace
Tonique Williams Darling Highway

Nassau, Bahamas
BAHAMAS

April 02, 2016

Spring Games Team Bowling Competition

All bowling athletes that placed first, second or third in their sectional competition compete in the Spring Games Team Bowling competition at the Brunswick Zone.
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The Brunswick Zone
1 Carolier Lane

North Brunswick, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

April 03, 2016

Spring Games Singles Bowling Competition

All bowling athletes that placed first, second or third at their sectional competition compete at the Spring Games Singles Bowling competition at the Brunswick Zone.
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The Brunswick Zone
1 Carolier Lane

North Brunswick, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

April 09, 2016

Unified Ten Pin Bowling Tournament

Join us as 350 athletes and unified partners from 8 teams will be participating in the Unified Ten-Pin Bowling Tournament on Saturday, April 9th at AMF Lanes in Cranston. Bowling sessions will be from 12-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm.
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Chris Hopkins
Email:chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:401-349-4900
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AMF Lanes
1450 Elmwood Avenue

Cranston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

April 16, 2016

Northern Area Individual Ten-Pin Bowling Qualifier

Join us as 300 athletes participate in the Northern Area Individual Ten-Pin Bowling qualifier. This qualifier will determine which athletes will participate at State Summer Games. Competition will be held at AMF Lanes in Cranston, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 16th. Teams will arrive by 11:30am and competition will be from 12-2pm.
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Chris Hopkins
Email:chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:401-349-4900
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AMF Lanes
1450 Elmwood Avenue

Cranston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

Jun 3 - 5 2016

State Summer Games

Join us as 1,500 athletes from 60 teams participate in a weekend-long event at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. Sports offered include: Aquatics, Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Motor Activities Training Program, Powerlifting and Soccer. Even though some competitions begin Friday, June 3rd during the day, Opening Ceremonies will be held that evening at 7:30pm.
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Chris Hopkins
Email:chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:401-349-4900
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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road

Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

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Bowling Competitions

2014 Canada Summer Games

The Special Olympics 2014 Canada Summer Games was the largest Canadian Games ever. See results and teams.


2014 USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games ran June 14-21. See results and stories.


2013 Asia Pacific Games

Athletes from 30 Asia Pacific and East Asia regions compete in the inaugural Special Olympics 2013 Asia Pacific Games. Get schedules and results.


2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.



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