Special Olympics Bowling is “rolling in” popularity because of its leisurely nature and competitive spirit. Although there are some modifications made for athletes with physical disabilities, most athletes compete using the same rules as athletes on a professional tour.

Bowlers are grouped in divisions according to the athletes’ ability level. Special Olympics athletes can choose from a variety of events, including singles, doubles or team. Physically disabled athletes can participate in ramp bowling.


  • Individual (singles)
  • Individual Ramp
  • Mixed Doubles
  • Mixed Team


General Rules and Coaching Guide

Competition Information and Forms

AGeneral Sports Rules
Bowling Rules Word PDF
BFall Sports Calendar
Calendar Word PDF
DRegional & District Information
Fall Sports Season Overview Word PDF
Regional Bowling Word PDF
Sectional Bowling Word PDF
EState Competition Forms and Information
Fall Sports Tournament Info and Forms Word PDF
State Bowling Word PDF