The Paralyzed Veterans of America Bowling Tournament series is a three-day event, held at various locations around the country. Each tournament consists of three divisions based on handicapped bowling scores. Each division competes for cash prices. PVA has engaged the American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA) to sanction the tournament series.  Contact Peter Park at [email protected] for more information.

In collaboration with local VA facilities and the local disability community PVA and AWBA will co-host instructional clinics centered around attracting new veteran wheelchair bowlers and engaging youth with disabilities to learn the basics and refine their wheelchair bowling skills.

Typically, on Friday nights the bowling participants are paired with able-bodied partners to compete in an up down competition. These teams compete for cash prizes and raise money for local PVA chapters.


Tournament Rules


These are regular season rules, please check with the chapter on current local COVID policies.


Great Plains Bowling Tournament July 29th – August 1st, 2021 Council Bluffs, IA Results
Mid-Atlantic Bowling Tournament September 24-26, 2021 Glen Allen, VA Results
Florida Gulf Coast Bowling Tournament February 23-25, 2022 Tampa, FL Coming Soon
Vaughan Bowling Tournament TBD Coming Soon


Wheelchair Bowling

In July, PVA co-hosted a webinar with the American Wheelchair Bowling Association (AWBA). The National Coordinator for ParaBowling, from the World Bowling Federation gave a presentation on wheelchair bowling and the Paralympics.  If you are interested in learning more, please view the webinar.

International Parabowling