Iowa High School State Bowling Central
STATE BOWLING CENTRAL
Each year, the Iowa high school state bowling meet is held at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo. This annual meet is unique in its co-ed nature. Three classes compete over three days, with each day devoted to one of the three classes. Tickets may be purchased in advance on your mobile device via GoFan or on-site at Cadillac Lanes; check back for updated ticketing information.
2020 State Bowling Schedule
February 24, 2020
Class 1A Championships
February 25, 2020
Class 2A Championships
February 26, 2020
Class 3A Championships
Start time: 10 a.m. each day
Doors open: GoFan at 8:30 a.m., on-site tickets at 9 a.m.
State Bowling Spectator Information
Tickets to the Iowa high school state bowling tournament are $10 per person. Tickets may be purchased online from GoFan or on-site in cash.
Teams are allowed a maximum of six bowlers and two coaches through the pass gate. Individual qualifiers are allowed one coach. Only those names on the previously filed roster will be allowed free admittance. Substitutes will be required to pay an admission fee, must be dressed in school attire, and are not allowed to sit in the bowling area with the bowlers.
Teams and individuals will bowl two games of ten-pin. Those scores will be tallied to determine the Individual Champion and place winners. Teams will then enter into the Baker Games. At the conclusion, team totals will be tallied to determine the Team Champion.
All spectators kindergarten and older must purchase a ticket. Children not yet in school will NOT require a ticket. Cost is $10 per session. Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the scheduled start each day for fans that purchase tickets online in advance. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start each day for fans wishing to purchase tickets on-site. Wristbands will be distributed at the door as fans enter to facilitate re-entry.
All spectators at state-sponsored tournaments are required to wear shirts and shoes. Shirts must extend to the waist. Masks are not permitted.
The following behaviors will result in immediate ejection from the facility:
- Use of ‘laser light’ pens by a spectator
- Disrespectful conduct, including profanity, obscene gestures or comments, offensive remarks of a sexual nature, or other actions that demean individuals or the event
- Throwing articles onto the contest area
- Entering the contest area in protest or celebration
- Physical confrontation involving contest officials, coaches/directors, contestants, or spectators
- Spectator interference with the event
- Use of artificial noisemakers, signs, or banners
- Chants or cheers directed at the opponent
- No alcohol or tobacco is to be sold or consumed on the grounds of any state tournament venue, intoxication or simulated intoxication will be guilty of a simple misdemeanor
The following items are prohibited:
- Ladders, step ladders, or stools that allow for additional height above the floor
- Balloons, banners, signs, hoops, placards, and other paper debris
- No pets are permitted with the exception of service animals
Things to do in the Cedar Valley
The city of Waterloo is part of the greater Cedar Valley area, hosting ample opportunities for recreation, lodging, dining, and more.
Credentialed media members planning to cover the tournaments should plan to arrive with the teal IHSAA/IGHSAU 2019-20 pass or email Chris Cuellar (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm access. Work space is limited. Results will be made available on-site and online once the day’s competition is concluded.
Administrators, coaches, and qualifiers should read the state qualifier letter available HERE.