General Information

ELIGIBILITY

All athletes must be 50 years old by December 31, 2018. Athlete’s competition age will be based on his/her age on December 31, 2018.

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird Special: $35.00 registration fee plus event fee if registered by Feb. 2, 2018.

$40.00 registration fee plus event fee if registered between Feb. 3 - Mar. 2, 2018.

Registration will close Fri., Mar. 2, 2018 at midnight.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

All paper entries must be postmarked by Fri., Mar. 2, 2018.

Mailed in paper registrations will be charged an additional $10. 

NATIONAL QUALIFYING YEAR

The 2018 Texas Senior Games will be a qualifying year for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit the National Senior Games website for more information and to see who qualifies in your event.

AGE CATEGORIES

Participants will compete in one of the following age categories for both individual and/or doubles sports:  50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-7, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99. Team sports are divided into the following brackets: 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, and 80+. Your age group is determined by your age on December 31, 2018. Partner and team age groups will be determined by the age of the youngest partner/team member.

PROOF OF AGE

All athletes may be required to show proof of age during the Games. Any athletes unable to proof of age will be disqualified. Any team with a rostered individual who is not of minimum age, or whose age as listed on the roster is incorrect and causes the team to play in the wrong age division, will be disqualified.

RULE - DECISIONS

All events will be conducted in accordance with both the Texas Senior Games Association Official Rules (TSGA) and the 2019 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Rules. The Games Director is the final authority for rules and interpretations.

CONFIRMATION OF ENTRY

For registration received in the Texas Senior Games office, a confirmation letter will either be emailed, or mailed if no email is provided. PLEASE DO NOT mail in your registration if you have registered online. If you have not received your confirmation by March 10, 2018, please call 210-302-6973. Online registrants will receive an email verifying that the registration has been accepted. Online registrants have the option of printing a confirmation letter which lists the events after the registration process is completed.

EQUIPMENT

Participants are required to provide their own equipment, except as specified per their sport.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES

The Texas Senior Games reserves the right to cancel any event due to insufficient registration, weather or events beyond their control. In the event of venue change or event cancellation, the information will be posted online and announced on the hotline. Every effort will be made to contact entrants prior to the start of the Games.

PHYSICAL CONDITION

It is recommended that participants confer with their personal physician prior to this competition. It is also recommended that participants prepare for competition and train accordingly.

HOW MANY SPORTS AND/OR EVENTS MAY I ENTER?

As long as events are not held at conflicting times, you may enter as many events as you desire. Scheduling cannot always be done to accommodate other events. You must be a member of a team to enter the team events.

DOUBLES EVENTS

Participants must have a partner to enter doubles events. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event. Doubles teams with one Texas resident and one-out-of-state resident will be considered an out-of-state team. When registering online, you must spell your partner’s name correctly and enter your partner’s year of birth. If this is not done correctly the system will not match you with your partner. Texas Senior Games is not responsible for finding partners. If athletes need a partner for their event, it is recommended they use the NSGA Partner Finder module. 

TEAM SPORTS

Team Captains are responsible for submitting the team roster, team fee and the individual member registration information forms together. Teams must submit the completed information to the team captain who in turn submits the team roster, enclosing all completed forms and fees. 3-on-3 Basketball teams have a limit of 10 team members; softball teams have a limit of 20 members; volleyball teams have a limit of 15 members. Athletes may compete with only one team per sport.

The Team Sport fee applies to those participating in 3-on-3 basketball, softball, and volleyball. Team members registering ONLY for a team event do not pay an additional registration fee or event fee. Team members that will be participating in ANY additional event(s), including Around-the-World and Free Throw events, must also pay the full registration fee plus any event entry fees for each additional event.

Teams with at least 51% of their members not residing in the State of Texas will be considered an out-of-state team for qualifying purposes. Teams must comply with the TSGA rules for maximum number of out-of-state players.

TEXAS SENIOR GAMES OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone:
210-302-6973 | Fax: 210-408-2341

Email:
seniorgames@jcc-sa.org / pottorfc@jcc-sa.org

Street Address:
Texas Senior Games
12500 N.W. Military Hwy, Ste. 275
San Antonio, TX 78231

FEES

ENTRY FEES and EVENT FEES must be paid in full and must accompany the entry form. Forms received without the appropriate fees WILL NOT be processed. It is the responsibility of the team captain to send in team fees, roster, and the team members' information together.

The Team Sport fee applies to those participating in 3-on-3 Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball. Team members registering ONLY for a team event do not pay an additional registration fee or event fee. Team members who will be participating in ANY additional event(s), including Around-the-World and Free Throw events, must also pay the full registration fee plus any event entry fees for each additional event.

REFUNDS

Refunds (less a $25 administrative fee) must be requested no later than March 1, 2018, and will only be issued with a written medical reason by a medical professional.

T-SHIRT PICK-UP

T-shirt pick up will be held at the Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy., beginning Thurs., April 5, 2018 from 1:00-5:00pm., April 6-14 from 9:00am–5:00pm, and on April 15 the t-shirts may be picked up until 12:00 noon. Athlete check-in will be at each venue.

MEDALS

Medals will be awarded to first, second, and third place finalists at the end of each event. Bowling awards may be picked up at the JCC after April 22, 2018. Medals not picked up at the designated game site may be picked up at the Texas Senior Games Office no later than one month after the last game day. Medals may also be mailed with a request in writing accompanied by a check, payable to the Senior Games in the amount of $3.00 per medal for shipping, mailed to Texas State Games, c/o JCC, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy, Ste. 275, San Antonio, TX 78231.

RESULTS

Results will be posted online no later than May 8, 2018. 

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