Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to your questions.  If there is anything else that you need to know, please go to the contact page and give us a call or send us an email.

For your convenience, here is our contact information:
phone: (858) 292-5812
email: info@sdseniorgames.org


Equipment

Participants are required to provide their own equipment, athletic apparel and shoes as is customary for the sport in which they are participating. Team sports require like-color and style, numbered uniforms. Game balls (excluding golf balls) will be provided by most sports.

How to Get Started

Call our office at (858) 292-5812 or email info@sdseniorgames.org .

Nationals Qualifying

No. You must play in a designated California State Senior Games Championships that will take place in the even numbered years. Winners and qualifiers at the State Championships in 2016 in Pasadena will qualify to compete at the National Senior Games to be held the Summer of 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Need More Help?

Call our office (858) 292-5812 or email info@sdseniorgames.org

Opening Ceremonies

Yes, there is a $5 fee for your friend that you may pay at the door, but you must RSVP that guest so we can count the number of attendees. You, yourself, must be registered though and pay the $5 as you register for your sport.

We will be holding our Opening Ceremonies on September 9th 2016 at the Casa De Manana Community. We will have guest speakers, food and entertainment. It is a great way to meet athletes in other sports and just have a great time. We will have a limited amount of space and complimentary valet parking.

Registration

Please do not register for overlapping events. No schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport or multi-event entrants. Refunds will not be given. If there is an extenuating circumstance such as a family death, an illness, or accident, you must contact the office or send a letter to the office for a refund. Mother Nature will not be a reason for a refund.

There is so much that goes on behind the scene to make these competitions happen that we need the time to organize competition brackets, hire officials, and other items that make for a successful, well-run tournament.

Most Registrations for the sports close 3 weeks before the actual event. Look at the Schedule of Events for information about the sports that allow on-site registration.

You should receive an email confirmation. Please keep the confirmation letter in a convenient location for reference when you come to the event. All athletes and team members must report to the designated check in area prior to their first competition.

If you don’t feel comfortable registering on a computer, you have a couple of options:  We will input your registration that we receive in the mail and mail you a confirmation or you can call the office number and register by phone.

Do not register for the team event as an individual. Contact the Sports Commissioner assigned to the sport or email info@sdseniorgames.org . We will send out your information to the teams that need players.

Team Captains must register their team and include basic information of their team members. Each team member will receive an email with a link for them to complete their information and pay for their individual registration. There will be no additional fees for team members unless they choose to participate in additional individual sports.

There is a $45 individual registration fee and small sport fees from $3 – $45 per event based on what the sport is. Registration and event fees include: event administration and organization, venue rental and restrooms, officials, permits and sanctions, medals, liability insurance, entry confirmation, event t-shirt and results administration.

June 1, 2016

Results

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category.

Senior Games Competition

Currently you cannot see who else has registered at this time. We hope to add that in the future.

Please do not register for overlapping events. No schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport or multi-event entrants. Refunds will not be given. If there is an extenuating circumstance such as a family death, an illness, or accident, you must contact the office or send a letter to the office for a refund. Mother Nature will not be a reason for a refund.

There is so much that goes on behind the scene to make these competitions happen that we need the time to organize competition brackets, hire officials, and other items that make for a successful, well-run tournament.

You may find the venue locations on the sport page for each sport – find your sport HERE!

No, most check ins are at the event venue.  Just be sure to show up early.

We highly recommend that you do not register for overlapping events. No schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport or multi-event entrants. Refunds will not be given in the case of overlapping events.  You must be present at the end of the event to receive your medal.  Medals will not be given out before the event is finished, especially for team events.  Medals will not be mailed unless it is our fault.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category.

Age divisions are in five-year age groups except where noted: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc. Age divisions for doubles and team competitions will be determined by age of the youngest player as of December 31 of the event year. There may be some events which get a participation ribbon instead of medals.

All participants must be 50 on or before December 31 of the event year, except for swimming, which has the date set as the event date. There is no upper age limit. Proof of age will be required at most events during check in.

Do not register for the team event as an individual. Contact the Sports Commissioner assigned to the sport or email info@sdseniorgames.org . We will send out your information to the teams that need players.

There is a $45 individual registration fee and small sport fees from $3 – $45 per event based on what the sport is. Registration and event fees include: event administration and organization, venue rental and restrooms, officials, permits and sanctions, medals, liability insurance, entry confirmation, event t-shirt and results administration.

Sports Questions

We highly recommend that you do not register for overlapping events. No schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport or multi-event entrants. Refunds will not be given in the case of overlapping events.  You must be present at the end of the event to receive your medal.  Medals will not be given out before the event is finished, especially for team events.  Medals will not be mailed unless it is our fault.