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College Station Senior Games

The City of College Station is hosting the 2018 Senior Games Feb. 23-25. The Senior Games promote physical and mental health and fitness among Texas Senior Citizens by encouraging them to maintain healthy lifestyles and social relationships, to participate in sports and recreational activities with other seniors, and to provide an environment for athletic competition.

Ages 50+ can compete in track and field, swimming, cycling, golf, 5K, 10K, bowling, pickleball, disc golf, table tennis, tennis, 3-on-3 basketball, cornhole, and basketball skills. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each event and age group.

Registration ends Feb. 12. The registration fee is $30, and includes shirt and two tickets to the reception, with an additional fee per event.


HOW TO REGISTER
REGISTRATION PACKET --> Link (PDF)

ONLINE REGISTRATION | Register at rectrac.cstx.gov. If you have not registered for a City of College Station event/program in the past, you must create a new account. To register:
(1) Log in using your “Username” and “Password” or click on “Create an Account”
(2) If you forgot your password you can contact our front desk, 979.764.3486
(3) Search >> Activity Search >> Keyword Search "Senior Games" >> Add to cart
(4) Enter participant information to register >> Answer registration questions
(5) Continue to the shopping cart >> Choose checkout and finish paying
Having trouble with online registration? Fill out the online entry form (CLOSED) and Parks & Recreation staff will contact you for payment and verification.

IN-PERSON REGISTRATION | Register in-person at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All entries must be received by Feb. 12. Cash, credit or check payment accepted in-person. All checks must be payable to the City of College Station.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION | Register by mailing a completed registration form and payment to "College Station Senior Games" P.O. Box 9960, College Station TX 77842. All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 8. Cash or check payment accepted by mail. All checks must be payable to the City of College Station.

PACKET PICK-UP | Packet pick-up will be Feb. 21-23 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Rd., College Station, TX 77845. It will also be available at the reception on Saturday, Feb. 24 and at every event site, except pickleball due to needing an event parking pass. You can contact our front desk at 979.764.3486 after the event if you did not receive a packet.


EVENT SCHEDULE

We invite you to check out the action at various venues around town. Admission is free.

*UPDATE* as of Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. -- Due to unsafe surface conditions caused by inclement weather -- cycling, discus, shot put, hammer throw and tennis have been canceled.

FRIDAY, FEB. 23
9 a.m. Golf         Pebble Creek Country Club
9 a.m.     Bowling -- Singles Grand Station Entertainment
4 p.m. Cornhole -- Singles & Doubles     Smitty K's Food-Sports-Drinks

SATURDAY, FEB. 24
8 a.m. Pickleball -- Doubles A&M Physical Education Building
8 a.m.  5K & 10K Road Race (Course Map) Veterans Park & Athletic Complex
9 a.m. Bowling -- Doubles & Mixed Doubles Grand Station Entertainment
9 a.m. Swimming (warm-up) College Station Middle School Natatorium
9 a.m. Tennis (Canceled) Bee Creek Park
9 a.m. Cycling -- 5K Time Trials (Canceled) Start at corner of Cobb Rd. /FM 2038
9 a.m. Basketball -- Free Throws & Skills A&M Consolidated Middle School
9 a.m. Table Tennis -- Singles & All Doubles Lincoln Recreation Center
10 a.m. Swimming (rolling start) College Station Middle School Natatorium
10 a.m. Cycling -- 10K Time Trials (Canceled) Start at corner of Cobb Rd. /FM 2038
11:30 a.m. Cycling -- 20K Road Race (Canceled) Start at corner of Cobb Rd. /FM 2038
12 p.m. Basketball -- 3-on-3 Competition A&M Consolidated Middle School
1 p.m. Beginners Disc Golf Clinic Southern Oaks Park
2 p.m. Disc Golf Event Southern Oaks Park
6 p.m. Reception American Museum of the G.I.

SUNDAY, FEB. 25
8 a.m       Pickleball- Mixed Doubles A&M Physical Education Building
9 a.m.     Track & Field Events (rolling start) College Station High School
9 a.m. Cycling -- 40K Road Race (Canceled) Start at corner of Cobb Rd. /FM 2038


BRACKETS

Please check the below links for playing times and schedule.

Basketball PDF 
Cornhole PDF
Pickleball Link
Table Tennis PDF
Tennis PDF


EVENT RULES

ELIGIBILITY | All Athletes must be at least 50 years old. Athlete’s competition age will be based on his/her age on Dec. 31, 2018.

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, 80-84, 85-89, 90 and over. Team Sports are divided in to the following brackets: 50-59, 60-69 and 70+. 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 Senior Games. Any athlete unable to prove age will be disqualified. Any individual on a team sport who is not of the minimum age or whose age is listed on the roster incorrectly and causes the team to play in the wrong age division will be disqualified.

RULES | All events will be conducted in accordance with both the Texas Senior Games Association Official Rules and the 2018 National Senior Games Association Rules unless otherwise specified.

SANCTIONING | Pickleball is a sanctioned event by the USAPA and all pickleball participants must have a USAPA member # before you can register for the Brazos Valley Senior Games. You can get your member # by going to the usapa.org website. All track & field events will be a USATF Sanctioned event and record attempts will be allowed if you notify the Event Coordinator by Feb. 1, 2018 so necessary arrangements may be made.

QUALIFYING | The College Station Senior Games is a local invitational event and does not qualify individuals to participate in the Texas State Senior Games or the National Senior Games. The 2018 Texas State Senior Games is scheduled for April 5-15, 2018 in San Antonio. For more information on the State Games, visit tsga.org/stategames or email txseniorgames@tsga.org.

EQUIPMENT | Athletes are required to provide their own equipment, unless otherwise specified by sport.

INCLEMENT WEATHER/UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES | The College Station Senior Games reserves the right to cancel any event due to insufficient registration, weather or events beyond their control. In the event of a venue change or cancelation, athletes will be notified by email or phone. Every effort will be made to contact athletes prior to the start of the event. Participants can also check the daily status by calling 979.764.3732.

PHYSICAL CONDITION | It is recommended that athletes consult with their personal physician prior to this event. It is also recommended that athletes prepare and train accordingly.

HOW MANY SPORTS/AND OR EVENTS CAN I ENTER?  | Athletes are encouraged to enter more than one event, as long as events are not held at conflicting times. Scheduling cannot be done to accommodate other events. You must be a member of a team to enter the team events, teams/doubles will not be assigned. It is your responsibility to be at each scheduled event in which you are registered. No refunds will be given if you miss a scheduled event due to participation in another event scheduled for the same day.

DOUBLES EVENTS | Athletes must have a partner to enter doubles events. During registration, you must enter your partners name when asked, doubles will not be assigned.

TEAM SPORTS | Team players will register individually, by selecting the team sport. During registration you must include your team name and teams must meet roster requirements to participate. Basketball has a four athlete minimum and eight athlete maximum. It is recommended that teams use the mail-in registration option.

GOLF | Participants can register for the Gross Division or the Net Division. The Gross Division will be a total of what you score in your round. Net Division will be a total of what you score minus your verifiable handicap. To qualify for the Net Division you must provide a verifiable handicap index. There will be prizes for the lowest gross score, longest drive, and closest to the pin for male and female. Medals will be awarded for both divisions in each age division.

RECEPTION | All participants and their guest are invited to attend the reception at the Museum of the American G.I., located at 19124 Hwy 6 S., on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. You do not need a ticket and you can pick up your packet if you have not already. There will be a buffet style meal available, a D. J. and a dance floor. We will have door prizes and encourage everyone to attend to meet your fellow competitors and tour the museum.


HOTELS & LODGING
To accommodate out-of-town guests room blocks have been made at various local hotels. To receive block rates, reservations must be made over the phone by mentioning "Senior Games 2018.” Hotels to be announced.

TRYP BY WYNDHAM
1508 South Texas Avenue College Station, TX 77840 
979.314.7663
Rate per night – $99
Reservations must be made by Feb. 1 to receive the above rate

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT
3939 State Highway 6 South College Station, TX 77845 
979.695.8111
Rate per night – $103
Reservations must be made by Feb. 1 to receive the above rate

RV RENTALS & PARKS (no event discounts) --> RV Accommodations

To view a complete list of hotel accommodations in Bryan-College Station, visit experiencebcs.com or contact Experience Bryan College Station at 979.260.9898.



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Last updated: 6/28/2018 3:10:49 PM