02/07/17 – Bowling Championships Begin Thursday, Including KHSAA’s Second Unified/Adaptive Offering

February 7, 2017 2016-2017 News Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017

The first winter championship gets underway Thursday morning with the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships (Feb. 9-10) at Collins Eastland in Lexington. In addition to the singles and team events, this year’s championship will include the introduction of Unified and Adaptive Bowling, as the KHSAA continues to expand its offerings for greater inclusion. Bowling will be the second KHSAA sport or sport-activity to offer Unified/Adaptive events, joining Track and Field which began offering Unified events in 2015 and Adaptive events in 2011.

Thursday’s action begins with the Unified competition at 8 a.m., which will consist of one qualifying game for seeding followed by baker’s doubles matches throughout a 16-team bracket. The boys’ and girls’ singles competition will get underway at 11:40 a.m. After each singles competitor bowls three games, the field will be trimmed to the top eight individuals. The top eight will then roll two additional games, with the top four boys’ and girls’ performers advancing to the step ladder bracket, which will continue through its completion. The awards presentation will begin immediately following the conclusion of both championship matches.

Team champions will be decided on Friday, with the girls’ team event starting at 7:50 a.m. and the boys’ team event slated to begin at 1:35 p.m. Each event will begin with two qualifying games in order to seed the teams in a 16-team bracket, with the state champion determined through baker games. Awards for the boys’ and girls’ team events will be presented following the conclusion of each championship match.

A complete schedule for the 2017 KHSAA State Bowling Championships can be found below, along with links to the lane assignments and official program.

Schedule – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2017/statebowlingtimetable.pdf
Unified Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2017/unifiedlaneassignments.pdf
Singles Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2017/singleslaneassignments.pdf
Team Lane Assignments – http://khsaa.org/bowling/2017/teamlaneassignments.pdf
Championship Program – http://khsaa.org/Publications/Programs/20162017/Bowling/issue1/index.html

Championship results will be posted to KHSAA.org as they become available. Following the event, a highlight package of the 2017 KHSAA Bowling State Championships will be available at KHSAA.tv.

-KHSAA-

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 278 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 43 state championships in 13 sports and 4 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

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