2015 Texas State Senior Games
April 9-19, 2015
The Texas Senior Games Association board of directors named the Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio as host for the 2015 state games.
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2015 Texas State Games Registration is open through March 17, 2015
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2015 State Games Event Information
BASKETBALL - MEN'S FREE THROW • Thursday, April 16, Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. • Best of twenty-five shots from the free throw line. 65+ will shoot from 11 feet. (AROUND THE WORLD) • (immediately after free throw) • One minute to shoot from various location.
BASKETBALL - WOMEN'S FREE THROW • Friday, April 10, • Location Trinity University
BILLIARDS • Monday, April 13• Fast Eddie's Billiards, 2535 Babcock Road • 8 ball pool tournament, individual play only. BCA rules except no jumping.
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. Strength and endurance will be tested. Athletes must register under Track & Field for the 100M. 400M, 1500M, and Long Jump. Competitors are eligible to qualify for the National Senior Games for Track & Field events. Events on Saturday-vertical leap, pull ups (overhand grip), power clean (50% of your weight and number of repetitions, ball toss, pushups and plank.
SCRABBLE • Wednesday, April15 • Granados Senior Center, 500 Freiling • Players will draw for opponents. 2 players per board. Games will last no longer than 50 minutes (25 minutes per player). Word challenges will be verified by judges.
ARCHERY • Sunday, April 19• National Shooting Complex, 5931 Roft Road • Compound finger, compound release, recurve, bare bow recurve, and bare bow compound. The "900" American round with 48” target will be used for competition.
BADMINTON – Sunday, April 18 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Each match consists of two out of three games. These are 21 point games. USBA rules apply.
BASKETBALL - MEN'S 3-on-3 • Friday, April 17 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. • Half court with two twelve-minute halves. The roster limit is ten including non-playing coaches and captains. All players must register individually. No mixed gender teams. The number of entries will determine tournament format. Age division of the team is determined by the age of the youngest player. NCAA rules apply. All players must sign waiver but captain must submit roster and forms with payment. It is the responsibility of the team captain to check draw for playing time.
BASKETBALL WOMEN'S 3-on-3 • Friday, April 10 • Trinity University - Sam's Gymnasium, One Trinity Place • Half court with two twelve-minute halves. The roster limit is ten including non-playing coaches and captains. All players must register individually. No mixed gender teams. The number of entries will determine tournament format. Age division of the team is determined by the age of the youngest player. NCAA rules apply. All players must sign waiver but captain must submit roster and forms with payment. It is the responsibility of the team captain to check draw for playing time.
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. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles will bowl one set of three games. High scratch series will determine the place winners in each category. 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 • All participants must wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet. Cyclists must report 30 minutes prior to start times. Numbers will be distributed at the event check in. Chip Timing.
GOLF • Monday, April 13 & Tuesday, April 14, • Brackenridge Park Golf Course, 2315 Avenue B • 36-hole scratch event held over two days. The facility fee includes green fees and golf cart. No metal spikes allowed. Range finders/GPS can be used. Medals awarded based on 36-hole total.
HORSESHOES • Saturday, April 11• Braunig RV Resort, 13550 Donop Road, (Exit 130 - Dunop Road) • Singles only. Men 50 - 69 pitch 40 feet. Women 75+ pitch 20 feet. All others 30 feet. Format is double elimination cancellation scoring.
PICKLEBALL - Indoors • Tuesday, April14 through Friday April 17 • Mission Concepción Sports Park, 714 E. Theo Avenue • Balls provided. Doubles players must register with a partner.
RACEWALK • Sunday April 12 5000meter & 1500 meter • Blossom Athletic Center - Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road • 1500 and 5000 meter will be walked on track. Race numbers will be distributed at event check in.
RACQUETBALL • Sunday April 19 • San Antonio College, 1300 San Pedro Avenue • Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Games are 15 points. Play will be round robin or double elimination depending on the number of entrants. Eyewear with lenses designed for racquet sports are mandatory. Doubles players must register with a partner. The draw will be on the website beginning Tuesday, March 25th www.sportsforlife.org or call 302-6820.
SHUFFLEBOARD • Monday, April 13• Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy. • Singles and Doubles. Equipment is available for use. Indoor court. 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 • Balls and bases furnished. Each team must provide other equipment. All players must sign waiver but captain must submit roster and forms with payment. No mixed gender teams. Number of teams will determine tournament format. Age division of team is determined by the age of the youngest player. Team roster shall be limited to twenty (20) players. It is the responsibility of the team captain to check draw for playing times. Players may only play on one team.
SWIMMING • Saturday, April 11 • Josh Davis Natatorium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger • 50, 100, and 200 backstroke; 50, 100, and 200 breastroke; 50 & 100 butterfly; 50, 100, 200, and 500 freestyle; 100 and 200 individual medley. All swimming events will be timed finals. 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. Only balls will be furnished. Play shall consist of a three (3) game match; winner will be the first to win two games. Tournament format will be based on number of entrants. 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. Athletes must provide their own racquets and practice balls. Game balls provided. It is the responsibility of the athlete to check draw for playing time. Call (210) 302-6820 beginning Thursday , April 3 for draw information, or check the website that day. Doubles players must register with a partner. If you enter more than one event, you may have to play a match each day in each event.
TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS • Sunday, April12 • Blossom Athletic Center - Jerry Comalander Stadium, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Road • 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meter races. Discus, high jump, long jump, triple jump, hammer throw, javelin, shot-put, and pole vault. Pole-vaulters must use own pole.
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. • Six players on the floor. USAV rules. No mixed gender teams. Age division of the team is determined by the youngest player. Best of three game matches. Number of teams will determine format. Rosters limited to fifteen players. All players must sign waiver but captain must submit roster and forms with payment.
VOLLEYBALL - WOMEN'S • Saturday April 11 • Barshop Jewish Community Center, 12500 N.W. Military Hwy.e • Six players on the floor. USAV rules. No mixed gender teams. Age division of the team is determined by the youngest player. Best of three game matches. Number of teams will determine format. Rosters limited to fifteen players. All players must sign waiver but captain must submit roster and forms with payment
2014 is the qualifying year for the 2015 National Senior Games in Bloomington-Minneapolis- St Paul, MN.
State Games Information
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, 2014.
Hotel Info: Several San Antonio area hotels generally offer great deals for our athletes.
Registration Fees: $35 registration fee plus event fee(s), if registered by February 27, 2015. $40 registration fee plus event fee(s) if registered between February 28 and March 17, 2015. Registration will close on Friday, March 17, 2015. Please note: mailed-in paper registration forms will be charged an additional $10 processing fee. All paper registrations must be postmarked by Friday, March 17, 2015.
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, 2015, 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 2015 National Senior Games Association (NSGA) Rules. The Games Director is the final authority for rules and interpretations.
Equipment: Participa nts 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 fees WILL 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 10 - April 18 will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm. On April 19, 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.
Other State Games
Information about games in oter states can be found on the National Senior Games Association web site. Click here.