2016 Texas State Senior Games
April 7-17, 2016
The Texas State Senior Games maintains another web site where you can find detailed information about the state games.
2016 Texas State Games Registration will open in December 2015
Registration Instructions: Go to the How to Register Page
Eligibility: All athletes must be 50 years old by December 31 of the Games' year. Athlete's competition age will be based on his/her age as of December 31.
Hotel Info: Several San Antonio area hotels generally offer great deals for our athletes.
Confirmation of Entry: For registrations received in the State Games office, a confirmation letter will either be emailed to you or mailed if no email is listed. PLEASE DO NOT mail in your registration if you have registered online. If you have not received yoru confirmation by March 31, 2016, please call (210) 302-6973, or email us . Online registrants have the option of printing a confirmation letter, which lists the events, after the registration process is completed.
Age Categories: Participants will compete in one of the following age categories for both individual and/or double sports: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, and 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 of the Games' year. 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 State Games. Any athletes unable to show proof of age will be disqualified. Any team with a rostered individual who is not of minimum age or whose age is listed on the roster incorrectly, causing 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 (TSGA) Official Rules and the 2016 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Rules. The Games Director is the final authority for rules and interpretations.
Equipment: Participants are required to provide their own equipment, except as specified per their sport.
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.
Inclement Weather/Unusual Circumstances: The Texas State Senior Games of San Antonio 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 on this website and announced on the hotline (210-302-6973). Every effort will be made to contact entrants prior to the start of the Games.
How many Sports and/or Events can 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. You 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 registration system will not match you with your partner.
Team Sports: The Team Captain is responsible for submitting the team roster, team fee, and the individual registration information forms together. Team members 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 or event fee. Team members that will be participating in ANY additional event(s), including Around-the-World and Free Throw Basketball, 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.
Fees: ENTRY and EVENT fees must be paid in full and must accompany the registration form. Forms received without the appropriate feesWILL NOT BE PROCESSED. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to send in team fees, rosters, and each individual team member's information together.
Refunds: Refunds (less a $20 administrative fee) must be requested at least 14 days prior to the start of the Games 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 Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. at Wurzbach Parkway, beginning on Thursday, April 9 at 1:00pm. Pick-ups from April 7 - April 18 will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On April 18, t-shirts may be picked up until 12:00 noon. Athlete check-in will take place at each event's venue.
Medals: Medals will be awarded to first, second, and third place finalists at the end of each event. Medals not picked up at the designated Games' site may be picked up at the Sports for Life/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, to Texas State Games, c/o JCC, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy., Ste. 275, San Antonio, TX, 78231.
2015 State Games Event Information
BASKETBALL - MEN'S FREE THROW • Thursday, April 16, Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. • (AROUND THE WORLD) • (immediately after free throw) •
BASKETBALL - WOMEN'S FREE THROW • Friday, April 10, •
BILLIARDS • Monday, April 13• Fast Eddie's Billiards, 502 Embassy Oaks. Going South on 281, Exit Bitters, turn right and then left onto Embassy Row. Slight right onto Embassy Oaks
FUN WALK • Thursday, April 9 • O.P. Schnabel Park - Graff Pavilion, 9606 Bandera Road • Walk (2 miles) will be held on the trails of O. P. Schnabel Park, 1 mile smooth surface option. Check-in at Graff Pavilion. Parking available in the Park and at the YMCA. Opening Ceremony will begin at 9:30am.
SAN ANTONIO DECA-CHALLENGE • Saturday, April 11, 9:00am • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy • 10 events over 2 days.
SCRABBLE • Wednesday, April15 • Granados Senior Center, 500 Freiling • P
ARCHERY • Sunday, April 19• National Shooting Complex, 5931 Roft Road •
BADMINTON – Sunday, April 18 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
BASKETBALL - MEN'S 3-on-3 • Friday, April 17 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. •
BASKETBALL WOMEN'S 3-on-3 • Friday, April 10 • Trinity University - Sam's Gymnasium, One Trinity Place •
BOWLING •Thursday, April 16 (1:00pm) Friday, April 17 (10:30 am), Saturday, April 18 (2:00pm) • Oak Hills Lanes, 7330 Callaghan Rd • Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Scratch scores. Partner must register for same time. Fee is per bowler.
CYCLING • Saturday, April 18 10k Time Trial, Following the time trials – 20k Road Race, Sunday, April 19 5K Time Trial, Following the time trials 40k Road Race • Texas Research Park, 14815 Omicron Drive • A
GOLF • Monday, April 13 & Tuesday, April 14, • Brackenridge Park Golf Course, 2315 Avenue B • 36-hole scratch event held over two days.
HORSESHOES • Saturday, April 11• Braunig RV Resort, 13550 Donop Road, (Exit 130 - Dunop Road) • Singles only.
PICKLEBALL - Indoors • Tuesday, April14 through Friday April 17 • Mission Concepción Sports Park, 714 E. Theo Avenue • Doubles players must register with a partner.
RACEWALK • Sunday April 12 5000meter & 1500 meter • Blossom Athletic Center - Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road •
RACQUETBALL • Sunday April 19 • San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Avenue • Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
SHUFFLEBOARD • Monday, April 13• Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. • Singles and Doubles. Double partners may be of same or different gender. You may only play once in the Doubles competition.
SOFTBALL • Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, • Kennedy Softball Complex, 3101 W. Roselawn Avenue • Players may only play on one team.
SWIMMING • Saturday, April 11 • Josh Davis Natatorium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger • Warm-ups begin at 8:00am •
TABLE TENNIS • Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12• Alamo Gymnastics & Family Fitness Center, 16665 Huebner Road • Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. . Doubles players must register with a partner.
TENNIS • Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16 • McFarlin Tennis Center, 1503 San Pedro Avenue • Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Doubles players must register with a partner.
TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS • Sunday, April12 • Blossom Athletic Center - Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road •
TRIATHLON • Sunday, April 12 • Del Webb Hill Country Retreat Amenity Center, 4550 Del Webb Boulevard • Swim 400 yards (indoor pool), cycle 20k(12.4 miles) and run 5 K(3.1 miles). Download this triathlon map.
VOLLEYBALL - MEN'S • Sunday, April 12 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. •
VOLLEYBALL - WOMEN'S • Saturday April 11 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy.e •
Other State Games
Information about games in oter states can be found on the National Senior Games Association web site. Click here.