2021 Bowling Season

Competition Options

District Bowling League

Athletes can compete in individual, team, or unified events in the SOWI Bowling League. Athletes will bowl during practice and submit 2 official scores each week. Bowlers will be divisioned against athletes across the state and receive placement based on their average score over the course of league play.

  1. Athletes will compete in Modified League Play at practice. Athletes must register through their local program by October 4, 2021 and do not need to submit qualifying scores with registration.
  2. Events: (all events will advance to State)
    1. Individual Ramp (singles)
    2. Individual (singles
    3. Developmental Individual and Individual Ramp
    4. Mixed Doubles (two athletes – any combination of males and females)
    5. Mixed Team (four athletes – any combination of males and females)
    6. Unified Sports Mixed Doubles (one athlete and one unified partner)
    7. Unified Sports Mixed Team (two athletes and two unified partners)
  3. During the six-week period from October 4 through November 14, athletes must submit 2 bowling scores per week for a total of 12 games. All scores must be submitted by 11:59pm each Sunday. Athletes will receive a score of zero for missing games.
  4. Scoring:
    1. Divisions will be calculated by an athlete’s average score after the first three weeks of competition (6 games).
    2. A scratch score based on the 6-game average shall be used for determining handicaps.
    3. Final score will be calculated by the average score of all games played (12 games) plus an athlete’s handicap.
  5. Awards will be announced during Virtual Awards Ceremonies on Monday, November 15.
  6. Athletes that place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in their event will advance to a State Tournament.

State Bowling Tournaments

Athletes that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their event in the District Bowling League will advance to the Northern or Southern State Bowling Tournament. The State Tournaments will be structured like a traditional bowling tournament.

  1. A scratch score based on the 12-game league average shall be used for determining handicaps.
  2. Athletes will attend the State Bowling Tournament and bowl three games.
  3. Final score will be calculated as the sum of all games played (3) plus the handicap multiplied by the number of games (3).

Unified Bowling Tournaments

Athletes and Unified Partners have the opportunity to compete in a Unified Bowling Competition. The Unified Bowling Tournaments are non-advancing stand-alone events separate from the Bowling League.

  1. Events:
    1. Unified Sports Mixed Doubles (one athlete and one unified partner)
    2. Unified Sports Mixed Team (two athletes and two unified partners)

Scores recorded at the Unified Bowling Tournament can be submitted as official scores for the District Bowling League.

Rules & Forms

Important Dates

Medical Deadline: October 1

District Competition:

  • October 4 – November 14
    • In-Practice competition
    • Registration Deadline: October 4 (No Qualifying Scores required with registration.)
    • Northeast District Bowling League, Regions 2 & 3
    • Northwest District Bowling League, Regions 4 & 5
    • Region 6 Bowling League
    • Region 7 Bowling League
    • Region 8 Bowling League

State Competition:

Unified Competition:

  • October 23, Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, Madison
    • Unified Tournament
    • All Regions
    • Registration Deadline: October 6
      • A 6-game average Qualifying Score will be required with registration for every athlete and unified partner. The 6-game average can be based on any documented games which have taken place since the start of the year.
    • Director: Nicole Christensen

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