2017 NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES QUESTIONS
|ARCHERY||Compound Fingers, Compound Release, Barebow Compound Recurve, Barebow Recurve|
|BADMINTON||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|BASKETBALL||Three on Three Half Court|
|BOWLING||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles, Non-Ambulatory Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Mixed Doubles|
|CYCLING||5K, 10K (Time Trials), 20K, 40K (Road Races)|
|GOLF||54-Hole Scratch Play|
|HORSESHOES||Singles, Non-Ambulatory Singles|
|PICKLEBALL||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|RACE WALK||1500, 5000 Meter|
|RACQUETBALL||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|ROAD RACE||5K, 10K|
|SHUFFLEBOARD||Singles, Open Doubles, Non-Ambulatory Singles, Non-Ambulatory Open Doubles|
|SWIMMING||Backstroke: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Breaststroke: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Butterfly: 50, 100, 200-Yard
Freestyle: 50, 100, 200, 500-Yard
Individual Medley: 100, 200, 400-Yard (four strokes)
|TABLE TENNIS||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|TENNIS||Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles|
|TRACK & FIELD||50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 Meter, 4 x 100 Relay
Discus, Hammer Throw, High Jump, Javelin, Long Jump,
Pole Vault, Shot Put, Triple Jump
|TRIATHLON||Swimming: 400M Freestyle
Road Race: 5K
A complete list of sanctioned State Organizations with contact information and web link (if provided) is available by CLICKING HERE.
Qualifying standards differ depending on the sport/event; please CLICK HERE to view the 2017 National Senior Games Official Sports Rules
In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals, as well as those who meet the Minimum Performance Standards (in applicable sports). The exceptions are Tennis (only the top 3 finishers for each age group qualify), Golf (you must meet the Minimum Performance Standards or finish 1st) and Triathlon (all finishers qualify). For team sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) the top 3 teams in each age group, per division qualify. Demonstration sports do not require qualification.
No matter what place an athlete finishes, they may also qualify in the sports which have Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), by meeting or exceeding the MPS for the age-division they are competing in at the State Level. (Ex. An athlete is 54 in 2016 and competes in the 50-54 age division at their State Games, but will move up to the 55-59 age division at Nationals. They must meet the MPS for the 50-54 age division to qualify for Nationals).
- 'Limited Events' - The events 20K or 40K Cycling, Hammer Throw, Pole Vault, Triathlon and the following Non-Ambulatory Sports - Bowling, Horseshoes, and Shuffleboard are considered "limited" events. Please refer to Rule "D" in the 2017 National Senior Games Rulebook on how to qualify using limited events. Click Here for instructions and the Limited Events form.
- If your event is not a 'limited event', the only other way to qualify is to go to another state's Games. You may participate in any State Qualifying Games which allows out-of-state competitors. Contact info, games dates, and whether a state is open or closed to out-of-state athletes is posted on the 'State Games' page of the website. We suggest you call the state you are thinking about competing in to confirm their qualifying procedures for out-of-state athletes as the rules vary from state to state.