Bowling Important Information | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Important Information

  1. To participate in Intramural Sports, a UI Student, Faculty, Staff or Affiliate must purchase an Intramural Sports Membership. Information on how to purchase a membership can be found here. This $20.00/semester membership allows you to participate in almost any Intramural sport/event that semester. There is no cost to register a team, but team members must purchase the Intramural Sports Membership before joining/creating a team.
  2. Before the start of the tournament, each player must present a valid UI or government-issued photo ID to participate.
  3. Teams must have four players to complete registration and all players will bowl three games each. All 12 scores will be added together, and the team with the highest score from all three games combined will be crowned champion.
  4. Teams will have two hours and 15 minutes to complete their three games. If unable to complete their games in the given time limit, their scores will be tallied at the point at which time expired.
  5. This competition will be held at Colonial Lanes. This is still a University event which means Alcohol and Tobacco use is prohibited while participating.
  6. Teams can compete in the year-long Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner for a chance to win awesome prizes. For details on the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, click here.
  7. In order to receive Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner Co-Rec points, teams must have two males and two females signed-in and participating in the event at all times.
  8. Each competing organization is allowed one team entry to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount of teams that can register for an organization. The top finishing team for each organization will be counted towards the point total. Teams must designate their organization affiliations before the event begins.
  9. Bowling will be scratch and no handicaps will be used.
  10. Any forfeit/no-show will result in a $50 Forfeit Fine. This fine is charged to the University Bill of the team captain.
  11. Want to work for Intramural Sports? We work around classes and other conflicts with flexible scheduling, and you can still play Intramural Sports. To find out how to become an official, visit our Becoming an Official webpage!
  12. Want to play but don't have a team? You can join as a Free Agent on if you have paid the Intramural Sports Membership Fee, or you can join our Free Agent Group on Facebook to connect with other people looking for more players to form a team. Listing yourself as a Free Agent does not guarantee you will be on a team, although the Intramural Sports Office will help try to facilitate formation of a Free Agent team.