State Bowling Goes Remote Again in 2021

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State Bowling Goes Remote Again in 2021

State Tournament Returns to 2020 Remote Format Nov. 14-20

Virtual Bowling Season
Bowlers like this group from Hopkins County are practicing and competing in their communities while following SOKY and bowling facility safety guidelines.

For the second year in a row, our State Bowling Tournament will be held in a remote format with athletes competing in their home bowling centers and submitting scores to compete with other bowlers from across the state. While we were able to limit crowd sizes and hold our Area Bowling Tournaments as in-person events, the size of the State Bowling Tournament is such that it was determined that holding it in-person would still not be in the best health interests of athletes, coaches and volunteers.

This year’s State Bowling Week will start on Sunday, Nov. 14, with a video of the athlete oath posted on the SOKY Facebook page. Athletes will then bowl in their local communities on their regular bowling day. Each athlete will bowl two games, just as they would at a traditional SOKY bowling tournament and coaches will submit those scores on the official verification forms no later than 6 pm on Nov. 20. Verification forms are being sent out in early November. Every coach will receive divisioning sheets and will know what athletes in other communities their bowlers are competing against.

Results will be sent to all coaches the week after State Bowling Week and awards will be distributed to all delegations.

We know that it’s still disappointing that we aren’t able to hold a State Bowling Tournament again this year. It is one of the biggest, most exciting weekends of the year. But as has been the case throughout the pandemic, our first concern is and always will be the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers and families.

For more information about this year’s State Bowling Tournament or if you have any questions, please contact Nick McKenzie at nmckenzie@soky.org or 502-695-8222.