Bowling is a sport of skill & persistence.
If you like competition & camaraderie, try bowling.

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 Keith Cooper at 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring the PVA series please contact

Tournament Rules

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


Florida Gulf Coast PVA Bowling Tournament

April 21-23, 2021

Pin Chasers, Tampa, FL Register Here

Vaughan PVA Bowling Tournament

April 30-May 2, 2021


Great Plains Bowling Tournament

July 29-August 1, 2021

Council Bluffs, IA Coming Soon

Mid-Atlantic Bowling Tournament

September 24-26, 2021

Glen Allen, VA Coming Soon

Florida Gulf Coast Bowling Tournament

February 23-25, 2022

Tampa, FL 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