|The sport of bowling is one of the most popular Special Olympics North Carolina training and competition programs. In 1984, bowling premiered at state-level competition in Sanford. Since then, it has grown rapidly. Bowling also enjoys widespread popularity across the nation in Special Olympics, as it is second only to track and field in athlete participation.
SONC offers the traditional format of league-style bowling for singles competition and singles ramp (assisted & unassisted).
In doubles and five-person team competition (traditional and Unified Sports), SONC uses the Baker System format places, with emphasis on the team effort rather than individual accomplishments of team members. Doubles or team members take turns bowling frames within one game, as opposed to team members bowling individual games and combining the scores for one team score.
SONC Bowling Tournament is split into three separate regional state-level tournaments held in the beginning of December.
The National Unified Sports Bowling Tournament is a quota-based additional competition opportunity hosted by Special Olympics North America and Special Olympics Ohio in Las Vegas, NV. This event is held in conjunction with the USBC tournament at the National Bowling Stadium. Programs will be notified if their athletes are selected to attend this event. SONC uses the advancement criteriua set forth by SOI to select athletes based on past performance at the most recent state-level event.
All forms must be submitted by the local program coordinator.
Bowling Tournament Sport Registration Forms
Below are the sport-specific registration forms which must be submitted by the local program coordinator along with the remainder of the Bowling Tournament registration. Click here for a full list of Bowling Tournament registration forms.
Bowling Tournament Singles Entry Form
Sport Development Team
These volunteers advise SONC staff regarding sport rule modifications, competition and also train coaches in their sport! For more information on the bowling sport development team, contact one of the members below or Andrea Stamm, SONC staff liaison.
Pat Chinn, SDT Director
In addition to the sport development team, these volunteers are able to conduct local sport specific training schools on behalf of SONC. Contact the clinician in your area if you would like to schedule a training (their county of residence is located under their name). For more information on becoming a certified clinician, contact Andrea Stamm.
Richard and Karen Fiumara