Updated 2018-19 Districts available here. (Thanks to Dale Helgevold!!)

A note from Todd Tharp and your Iowa High School Athletic Association:

AD’s & Head Bowling Coaches-

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019!!!

The IHSAA hopes that you had a great 2018 and that all your goals will be met in 2019.

Here are a few items to kick off the new year:

1) QUALIFYING SITES: We have selected the bowling facilities that will host the joint qualifying meets on Tuesday, February 12th. They along with the actual assignments will be approved by our Board of Control at their Thursday, January 24th meeting. Soon after that specific information will be sent to you regarding start time, coaches meeting information, warm-ups, lane assignments, etc., from the host manager.

Class 3A: 5 sites, 6 teams at a site.
Cedar Falls-Maple Lanes
Des Moines, Lincoln-Bowlerama
Muscatine-Rose Bowl
Ottumwa-Champion Bowl
Prairie, Cedar Rapids-Lancer Lanes

Class 2A: 5 sites, 6 teams at a site.
Decorah-Oneta Lanes
LeMars-Sweet 16 Lanes
Lewis Central-Thunderbowl
Ottumwa-Champion Bowl
Xavier, Cedar Rapids-May City Bowl

Class 1A: 7 sites, 7 or 8 teams at a site.
Bondurant-Farrar-Great Escape-The Ultimate Experience
Columbus Catholic, Waterloo-Maple Lanes
Louisa-Muscatine-Rose Bowl
Red Oak-Red Oak Lanes
St. Albert, Council Bluffs-Thunder Bowl
Wahlert Catholic, Dubuque-Cherry Lanes
Xavier, Cedar Rapids-May City Bowl

2) QUALIFYING ASSIGNMENTS: As stated above, the IHSAA Board of Control will approve the above sites and the assignments at their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, January 24th. In conjunction with the IGHSAU, we will post the assignments the morning of Friday, January 25th. Unless in a different classification, boys teams and girls teams will be assigned to the same site. If your teams are not in the same classification, we cannot guarantee that both teams will be at the same site. Plan on making arrangements to have a different coach at each site if necessary.

3) IHSAA QUIKSTATS CHECK #2: The second mandatory QUIKStats check for the IHSAA is next Tuesday, January 8th at 3 PM. All matches played through Saturday, January 5th are to be included in this check. Please let me know if any matches between December 10th and January 5th have been postponed or rescheduled to avoid a violation of the QUIKStats check.

4) PRACTICING AT THE FACILITY PRIOR TO A MATCH: Just a reminder that according to the IHSAA regular season bowling manual: “Bowlers are not permitted to bowl on the same day, prior to a competition, in the bowling center where the competition is to be held with the exception of PE classes and school and youth sponsored events or programs. A bowler that violates this provision will not be allowed to compete in the given event.” Unfortunately, we did have this situation occur prior to break and the particular bowler was not allowed to participate in the match later that evening. Coaches, make sure that your bowlers are aware of this prohibition. This policy is in effect for both boys and girls competition. If you are a bowling proprietor or coach and see this occurring, please contact the opposing school regarding the situation and if it cannot be resolved, then please contact me or Jason at the IGHSAU.

Congratulations to those bowlers that have rolled 300 games so far this year during match competition.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Todd Tharp
Bowling Administrator