2014 Texas State Senior Games
March 27-April 6 2014
Registration now open!!
The Texas Senior Games Association board of directors named the Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio as host for the 2014 state games. The 2014 games will b March 27- April 6 2014.
2014 Schedule Click Here
Registration Instructions: Go to the How to Register Page
2013 Event Information -
Basketball - (Free Throw) - . Best of twenty shots from the free throw line. 65+ will shoot from 11 feet. Around the World - Immediately after free throw - one minute to shoot baskets from various locations.
Billiards - 8 ball pool tournament, individual play only. BCA rules, except no jumping.
San Antonio Deca-Challenge - 10 events over 2 days. Strength and endurance will be tested. Strength events include push-ups, chin-ups, power clean (50% of body weight-total reps), plank, SPARQ ball toss, and vertical jump. Athletes will be included under Track & Field for the 100M, 400M, 1500M, and Long Jump. Competitors are eligible to qualify for the National Games in these events.
Scrabble - 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.
COMPETITIVE (National) Sports
Archery - 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 - Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Each match consists of two out of three games. 15 point games. USBA rules apply.
Basketball ( 3-on-3) - Half court with two fifteen minute halves. The roster limit is ten, including non-playing coaches/captains. No mixed gender teams. Number of entries determine tournament format. Age division is determined by age of the youngest player. NCAA rules apply. All players must sign waiver/Captain must submit roster and forms with payment. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to check draw time for playing time.
Bowling - 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 for each category. Partner must register for same time. Fee is per bowler.
Cycling - 5 and 10 K Time Trials, 20 and 40K Road Race. 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.
Golf - . Thirty-six hole scratch event held over two days. The facility fee includes green fees and golf cart. Shotgun start. No metal spikes allowed. Medals awarded based on 36 hole total. National qualifying determined by best 18 hole score.
Pickleball - Singles will be played Friday, Doubles will be played on Saturday, and Mixed Doubles on Sunday. Athletes may enter all three sub-events. Paddles and balls available. USPA sanctioned.
Horseshoes - Singles only. Men 50-69 pitch 40 feet. Women 75+ pitch 20 feet. All others 30 feet. Horseshoes are available. Format is double elimination cancellation scoring.
Racewalk - 1500 and 5000 meter will be walked on track. Race numbers will be distributed at the event check-in.
Racquetball - Singles and Doubles. Games are 15 points. Will be played round robin or double elimination depending on the number of entrants. Eyewear with lenses designed for racquet sports are mandatory. You must have a partner for doubles.
5K Roadrace - Runners will run a 5K loop (3.1 miles). Race numbers will be disributed at event check-in.
10K Roadrace -. Runners will run a 5K (3.1 mile) loop twice. Race numbers will be distributed at event check-in.
Shuffleboard - Equipment is available for use. Indoor court. Double partners may be of same or different gender.
Softball Balls/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 determine tournament format. Age division of team is determined by age of the youngest player. Team roster limited to twenty (20) players, plus 2 non-playing members. It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to check draw for playing times.
Swimming - 50, 100, & 200 backstroke; 50, 100, & 200 breastroke; 50 & 100 butterfly; 50, 100, 200, & 500 freestyle; 100 & 200 individual medley. All swim events will be timed finals. Warm-up begins at 8am.
Table Tennis - Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Only balls will be furnished. Play shall consist of a five game match to 11; winner will be the first to win three games. Tournament format will be based on number of entrants.
Tennis - Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Athletes must provide their own racquets and practice balls. Game balls provided. It is the responsibility of the of the athlete to check draw for playing time. Double 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 & Field Events - 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meter races. Discus, High Jump, Long Jump, Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw, Triple Jump, and Pole Vault. Pole vaulters must use their own pole.
Triathlon - Swim 400 yards in indoor pool, cycle 20K (12.4 miles), and run 5K (3.1 miles).
Volleyball - 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 will advance. 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 will be the qualifying year for the 2015 National Senior Games in Bloomington-Minneapolis- St Paul, MN.
Other State Games
Information about games in oter states can be found on the National Senior Games Association web site. Click here.