Event 3: Bowling - Ambulatory
Event 3-A: Bowling - Wheelchair
Event 3-B: Bowling - Wheelchair Adaptive
Event 3-C: Bowling - Visually Impaired
The National Veterans Golden Age Games host will provide bowling balls and bowling shoes. Competitors may elect to use their own bowling ball and shoes. All bowling balls must conform to the size and weight outlined by the American Bowling Congress.
Other Equipment: drinking water, scoring sheets and first aid kit.
Bowling lanes for the competition will be selected by the National Veterans Golden Age Games host and shall be in good repair. The number of lanes to be used will be determined by the host. If possible, two lanes separate from the competition, should be set aside for photographs.
This competition will be based on the total score for two lines bowled in open competition. There is no handicap in this event. Bowlers will not be given the opportunity to warm up on the lanes prior to bowling their two lines in the competition. Places will be awarded based on total pin score: First Place, highest score; Second Place, next highest score; and Third Place, next highest score.
The bowling competition will be held in accordance with American Bowling Congress and World International Bowling Congress rules (except as otherwise noted within these National Veterans Golden Age Games rules). Ten frames will be bowled straight through at one time. Competitors will bowl both lines on the same lane.
There will be three separate “adaptive” categories of competition held based on the type of adaptive equipment used. The three categories include wheelchair, wheelchair adaptive (i.e., ramp, stick or handle ball), and visually impaired. Each category will have separate age and gender breakdowns. Competitors will be allowed to select only one adaptive bowling category to compete in. Places will be awarded based on total pin score: First Place, highest score; Second Place, next highest score; and Third place, next highest score.
Ramps, sticks, and handle balls must be used by those competitors participating in the wheelchair adaptive category which must be declared at registration. Bowlers will adjust their own ramps with no assistance from volunteers or officials. There will be no switching of lanes. Ten frames will be bowled straight through at one time. Handrails may be used for those competitors with visual impairments.