DDS Athletes Special Olympics Bowling

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 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!

Differences of Special Olympics Bowling:

 

Special Olympics Bowling allows for the use of bowling ball ramps by athletes who do not have the physical ability to roll a ball with their hand or hands. Additionally, Special Olympics allows bowlers who complete at least three frames and cannot continue to receive one-tenth of their average per remaining frames toward their event score.

Events for Competition:
 

  • Individual – Singles, Ramp Unassisted Bowl, Ramp Assisted Bowl

  • Doubles – Male, Female, Mixed, Unified Sports Male, Unified Sports Female, Unified Sports Mixed

  • Team Bowling – Male, Female, Mixed, Unified Sports Male, Unified Sports Female, Unified Sports Mixed

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