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

Participants will be divisioned by Special Olympics South Dakota into the following divisions: gender, age groups, and qualifying scores

This sport offers a Unified option. This gives individuals both with and without intellectual disabilities a chance to compete on the same team. This sport also offers MATP option which is for any athlete who needs assistance picking up the ball or physical assistance to stand.

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Athlete Resources

Unified Bowling Coaches Resources

Events Offered

  • Traditional Bowling Singles
  • Traditional Bowling Ramp Assisted/Unassisted
  • Traditional Bowling Doubles¬†
  • Traditional Bowling Team – 4 bowlers
  • Unified Bowling Doubles
  • Unified Bowling Team – Two Special Olympics athletes and two Unified Partners

Competition Season

Bowling competition season takes place from August through November.

Traditional Bowling Coaches Resources

Upcoming Bowling Events

Northeast Area Bowling Unified Doubles

icon of a person bowling.October 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tommy Lanes – Watertown
Watertown, SD United States + Google Map

Black Hills Area Singles Bowling

icon of a person bowling.October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Meadowood Lanes – Rapid City
Rapid City, SD United States + Google Map

Northeast Area Singles Bowling

icon of a person bowling.October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Village Bowl- Aberdeen
Aberdeen, SD United States + Google Map

Southeast Area Singles Bowling

icon of a person bowling.October 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Eastway Bowl – Sioux Falls
Sioux Falls, SD United States + Google Map

Black Hills Area Unified Doubles Bowling

icon of a person bowling.October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meadowood Lanes – Rapid City
Rapid City, SD United States + Google Map