Countdown to the Games
19-24 June 2022


Know your facts:

  • Unified Sports? Yes
  • Estimated number of athletes participating: 163 athletes + 6 Unified partners

The goal in bowling is to knock down 10 pins with one ball. The bowling ball has three holes for the fingers, so athletes can control it well when they throw. The dream of bowlers is to knock down all 10 pins in each of the 12 throws.

Special Olympics feature:
In Special Olympics bowling, athletes are allowed to use a bowling ball ramp.


We have five competitions at National Games:

  1. Singles
  2. Doubles
  3. Team (four persons)
  4. Unified Doubles
  5. Unified Team (four persons)
Find all information about timings in the competition schedule.

Due to limited space, there are unfortunately no spectators allowed at our bowling competitions.

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Bowling takes place at Bowling World.