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McAllen Parks & Recreation

32nd Annual Golden Age Olympics


ENTRY FEE Entry Fee is $8.00 for the first event and $6.00 for each event thereafter.

1. All athletes must be 50 years of age or over to participate. Age is calculated as of the beginning date of the event. Events are open to all persons; there is no residency requirement. Some events may have additional fees as specified on the event description.

RESULTS View individual event results online at https://mcallen.box.com/gao2012.

2. To be eligible to compete, participants must complete a registration form. Registration is invalid if form is NOT SIGNED. For events requiring a partner, both partners must complete registration forms. Participants are strongly encouraged to REGISTER EARLY to ensure your participation in the event of your choice.

REGISTRATION Registration is no longer accepted at the McAllen Parks and Recreation Administration Office (1000 S. Ware Rd, across from the McAllen Convention Center). Please register 3. Fee is $8.00 for the first event and $6.00 for each at Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community event thereafter. No refunds for cancellations will Centers during regular business hours. T-shirts will be available at time of registration or onbe issued. All sales are final. T-shirts and awards site each event.

ceremony tickets will ONLY be provided to participants MEDALS in paid events. 4. Registration forms MUST be received one week prior to each event unless otherwise noted. This includes mail-in registration forms. No late or on-site registration will be accepted. Register during regular business hours at the Las Palmas Community Center at 1921 N. 25th (681-3350), Lark Community Center at 2601 Lark (681-3340) or Palm View Community Center at 3401 Jordan (681-3360). REGISTRATION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AT THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOCATED AT 1000 S. WARE RD. Online registration and rules available at www.mcallen.net/parks. 5. Each event must have at least three participants in order to have an official 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded. An event having less than three participants is subject to being dropped from competition or combined with another age group. 6. Game time is forfeit time for all events. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING THE RULES FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE EVENTS THEY ARE ENTERING.

Medals will be awarded at the end of each competition, when applicable. Results for some events will require extra time to tabulate in order to provide accuracy in scoring. We kindly ask for your patience.

AWARDS CEREMONY The format for the awards ceremony will differ from previous years. At the awards ceremony, the overall male and female Olympian in addition to the Overall Park winner will be recognized. Event winners will not be recognized individually, but will be recognized in their perspective groups (Gold, Silver & Bronze). EVENT WRAP-UP MEETING Bring your suggestions to make Golden Age Olympics better! Activity directors, tournament directors, participants and spectators welcome! DATE: Monday, March 12 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Can’t attend the wrap-up meeting? Email your suggestions to parks@mcallen.net


BILLIARDS 8-BALL SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED. Double Elimination. Two (2) out of three (3) games per match. Play governed by BCA Rules. Age divisions may apply based on enrollment. NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED, INCLUDING COFFEE. DATES: SINGLES Men Women DOUBLES Men Women MIXED

Tuesday, Feb. 7 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 10:30 a.m.

PLACE: Fast Eddies BILLIARDS 9-BALL SINGLES Double Elimination. Three (3) out of five (5) games per match. Play governed by BCA Rules. Age divisions will apply based on enrollment. NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED, INCLUDING COFFEE. DATES: Men Tuesday, Feb. 14 10:30 a.m. Women Thursday, Feb. 16 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Fast Eddies BOWLING TEAM SERIES: Five (5) people with a minimum of two (2) men and two (2) women. SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED. Participants allowed to play only in ONE doubles division. Flighted bowling averages. TEAM Saturday, Feb. 18 9:30 a.m. DOUBLES Sunday, Feb. 19 1:00 p.m. MIXED Sunday, Feb. 19 1:00 p.m. SINGLES Sunday, Feb. 19 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Flamingo Bowl

HORSESHOES SINGLES (Men & Women) Women pitch 30 ft, Men ages 50-69 pitch 40 ft, Men ages 70+ pitch 30 ft. Each player is allowed 20 shoes per game. Round Robin play within division. Divisions based upon pitching percentage. If no percentage, go to Tropic Star M-TH from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. and pitch a qualifying round of 20 shoes submit to Parks & Recreation Department. MEN 50-69 MEN 70+ WOMEN TIME: PLACE:

Monday, Feb. 27 Tropic Star Tuesday, Feb. 28 Tropic Star Wednesday, Feb. 29 Tip-O-Texas 9:00 a.m. Tropic Star RV Resort Tip-O-Texas RV Resort

SHUFFLEBOARD SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED Game consists of 20 frames. Games may be shortened to 16 frames depending on number of teams registered. Double Elimination. Expert and Amateur Divisions. DATES: Mondays & Fridays SINGLES Jan. 9, Jan. 13 & Jan. 16 Bad Weather Date: Jan. 20 DOUBLES Jan. 23, Jan. 27 & Jan. 30 Bad Weather Date: Feb. 3 MIXED Feb. 10, Feb. 13 & Feb. 17 Bad Weather Date: Feb. 20 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Casa Del Sol RV Park

SWIMMING EVENTS: 25yd. Freestyle, 25yd. Backstroke, PÉTANQUE TEAM (MIXED) Pronounced “pay-tonk”, this is 25yd. Breaststroke, 25yd. Sidestroke and one of Europe’s most popular outdoor games 50yd. Freestyle. 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and is a cousin of both horseshoes and bocce’ AGES: 75-79, 80+ ball. DATE: Tuesday, March 6 DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 17 TIME: 9:00 a.m. Women Wednesday, Jan. 18 1:00 p.m. Men TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Boys Club Pool PLACE: Pleasant Valley Ranch

PICKLEBALL DOUBLES (Men, Women or Mixed) A racquet sport combining elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The sport is played on a court with the same dimensions as a doubles badminton court. The net is similar to a tennis net, but is mounted two inches lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a polymer wiffle ball. Age divisions may apply based on enrollment. DATE: Friday, Feb. 24 GOLF Saturday, Feb. 25 TEAM Four (4) Person Team (one of each Monday, Feb. 27 gender minimum) Scramble (Best Ball); 18 TIME: 9:00 a.m. Holes. Shotgun start. IMPORTANT Collared PLACE: Palm View Community Center shirts must be worn at course at all times. BASKETBALL SKILLS CHALLENGE Additional on-site fee applies. Test your basketball skills. DATE: Thursday, Jan. 19 DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 29 TIME: 8:00 a.m. TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Golf Course PLACE: Summit Sports Club FEE: $36 green fees per person

RACE WALK One-mile race walk competition. Men and Women compete separate. AGES: 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 75-79, 80+ DATE: Saturday, Jan. 21 TIME: 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Veterans Memorial Stadium TABLE TENNIS SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED. Eleven point game. Round Robin Tournament. AGES: 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ DATE: Saturday, Feb. 4 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Harlingen Community Center VOLLEYBALL TEAM (8 people maximum) Double Elimination. Rally Scoring. Two (2) out of (3) Games. DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 24 Wednesday, Jan. 25 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center


500 CARD GAME

PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed) Consult rules for tournament format. DATE: Thursday, Feb. 2 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BRIDGE (CONTRACT) PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed) Play governed by A.C.B.L. DATE: Thursday, Jan. 26 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center BRIDGE (DUPLICATE) PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed). Play governed by A.C.B.L. DATE: Friday, Jan. 20 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center CRIBBAGE SINGLES (Men & Women) Total points after 6 rounds. DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 31 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center

POKER (TEXAS HOLD’EM) SINGLES (Men & Women) Try your luck and have some fun. DATE: Tuesday Jan. 11 FINALS: Wednesday, Jan. 12 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BAKE-OFF Test your skills in six categories: 1) Bars 2) Cakes 3) Cookies 4) Pies - Cream 5) Pies - Fruit 6) Breads Participants are allowed one entry per category and can enter up to three categories per entry fee. Each category has a maximum of 20 entries. Judging based on appearance, texture & taste. Participants must submit entry recipe for validation. ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS NOT PERMITTED. DATE: Thursday, March 1 TIME: Dessert Drop-Off 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Judging 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Dessert Pick-Up 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center

MINI GOLF PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed); Teams will play two rounds of 18 holes. Additional on-site fee applies. DATE: Wednesday, February 8 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: The Zone Action Park FEE: $4.95 per person RACEWAY THUNDER SINGLES (Men & Women) Test your driving skills. Drive two vehicles for time over four laps per time trial. Additional on-site fee applies. DATE: Wednesday, February 8 TIME: Heat 1 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) Heat 2 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) Competitors may choose their time. PLACE: The Zone Action Park FEE: $3.99 per person

THE GREAT CHASE TEAM ( Two Men & Two Women) Travel through McAllen and beyond figuring out clues, photographing the results and racing BIKE & BIRDING TOUR back to the finish line to win. Digital camera Leisurely ride through the Bentsen-Rio Grande and memory card required. Valley State Park. Refreshments available at the DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 22 EUCHRE PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed). Games end of the event. Three largest groups (based TIME: 10:00 a.m. start time will be 8 hands; Total points after 8 rounds. on % of Park) will be awarded. Fee applies. Due PLACE: Westside Park (in front of Guerra Pavilion) at time of registration. DATE: Friday, Feb. 3 WALK & TALK DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 15 TIME: 10:30 a.m. Follow the map to fill your card by visiting TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center downtown merchants. The three largest PLACE: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park groups participating (based on % of Park) HEARTS FEE: $3.00 per person. will be awarded. SINGLES (Men & Women) DATE: Friday, March 2 Consult rules for tournament format. CROSSWORD PUZZLE SERIES TIME: 10:00 a.m. DATE: Monday, Feb. 6 A series of four crossword puzzles in which PLACE: Archer Park TIME: 10:00 a.m. participants will be given a limited time (90 FEE: One canned food donation PLACE: Lark Community Center minutes) to complete a weekly puzzle. Scores will be judged on accuracy and speed of WASHERS PINOCHLE SINGLES (Men & Women) Test your skills of PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed); Total completion. DATE: Friday, Feb. 10 & 17 accuracy, determination and luck. points after 5 rounds of 4 hands per round. TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Puzzle 1 & 2 DATE: Thursday, Jan. 12 Women DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 1 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Puzzle 3 & 4 Wednesday, Jan. 18 Men TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center


PARK VS. PARK COMPETITION Each RV Park will compete for a unique Park vs. Park Award. Points are awarded for placing in individual events. In team events, 80% of players must be from the same park to receive points. SADIE HAWKINS DAY The Rio Grande Valley Vipers championship National Basketball League Development team, will host a special practice for participants of the Golden Age Olympics. Get up close and personal with the Vipers with an autograph session and enjoy a performance from the Snake Charmers, the Vipers dance team. The first 300 participants will enjoy FREE food courtesy of Texadelphia. DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 29 TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Summit Sports Club FEE: $8 per person includes ticket to vipers game AWARDS CEREMONY Additional awards ceremony tickets available for purchase in advance. $7.00 per person. DATE: Friday, March 9 TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Palmer Pavilion

Pleasant Valley Ranch 7320 W Expressway 83 Mission 956) 580-2940

Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N 25th Street McAllen (956) 681-3350

Bentsen Rio Grande State Park 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr Mission (956) 584-9156

Archer Park 101 N. Main Street McAllen (956) 681-3333

Palm View Golf Course 2701 South Ware Road McAllen (956) 681-3444

Veterans Memorial Stadium 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd McAllen

Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd McAllen (956) 681-3360 West Side Park 1000 S. Ware Rd McAllen (956) 681-3333 The Zone Action Park 2600 W Expressway 83 McAllen (956) 664-9663 Boys Club Pool 2720 Galveston Avenue McAllen (956) 681-3386

Flamingo Bowl 3301 North 23rd Street McAllen (956) 686-1286 Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave McAllen (956) 681-3340 Fast Eddies 400 Nolana McAllen (956) 687-8296 Palmer Pavillion 301 E. Hackberry McAllen (956) 681-3333

Tip-O-Texas 101 East Sioux Road Pharr, TX 78577 (956) 787-9959 Summit Sports Club 1500 W. Hall Acres Pharr (956) 630-2722 Tropic Star 1401 South Cage Pharr (956) 787-5957 Casa Del Sol 400 N Val Verde Rd Donna (956) 464-2272 Harlingen Community Center 201 East Madison Ave Harlingen (956) 216-5291


SUNDAY JANUARY

MONDAY 8

15

22

29

5

12

SHUFFLEBOARD SINGLES

SHUFFLEBOARD SINGLES

SHUFFLEBOARD DOUBLES

SHUFFLEBOARD DOUBLES

HEARTS

SHUFFLEBOARD MIXED DOUBLES

TUESDAY 9

WEDNESDAY 10

POKER

11

THURSDAY POKER

FRIDAY

12

WASHERS (WOMEN) 16

PETANQUE

17

PETANQUE

18

GOLF

19

SHUFFLEBOARD SINGLES

SATURDAY 13

14

20 DUPLICATE BRIDGE RACEWALK

21

WASHERS (MEN) 23

30

6

13

VOLLEYBALL

CRIBBAGE

8-BALL MEN SINGLES

9-BALL MEN

24

VOLLEYBALL

31 FEBRUARY PINOCHLE

7

MINI GOLF

25

1

8

RACEWAY THUNDER 14

BIKE TOUR

26 CONTRACT BRIDGE

500 CARD

8-BALL WOMEN SINGLES

2

9

27 SHUFFLEBOARD DOUBLES

EUCHURE

SHUFFLEBOARD MIXED DOUBLES

3

28

TABLE TENNIS

4

10

11

17

18

CROSSWORD 15

9-BALL WOMEN

16

SHUFFLEBOARD MIXED DOUBLES

BOWLING TEAM

CROSSWORD BOWLING SINGLES DOUBLES

19

26

8-BALL MEN DOUBLES

HORSESHOES (MEN)

20

27

8-BALL WOMEN DOUBLES

HORSESHOES (MEN)

21

28

PICKLEBALL 4

GREAT CHASE

HORSESHOES (WOMEN)

22

8-BALL MIXED DOUBLES

29 MARCH BAKE OFF

23

1

PICKLEBALL

WALK & TALK

24

2

BASKETBALL SKILLS 5

SWIMMING

6

7

8

AWARDS CEREMONY

9

PICKLEBALL

25

3


Leon Penell - Tropic Star Marlys Timm - Trophy Gardens

First Place Bit-O-Heaven Second Place Tip-O-Texas Third Place

Tropic Star


CITY OF McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT – 2012 GOLDEN AGE OLYMPICS REGISTRATION FORM NAME:____________________________________ AGE: __________ BIRTHDATE: __________ LOCAL ADDRESS: ___________________________ CITY: _____________________

SEX: M

ZIP: __________

F SHIRT SIZE: _________

PHONE: ________________

R.V. PARK NAME: _____________________________ YOUR HOME STATE: ______________ E-MAIL: _______________________________ FEE: $8 FOR THE FIRST EVENT AND $6 FOR EACH EVENT THEREAFTER. FIRST PAID EVENT INCLUDES A T-SHIRT AND AN AWARDS CEREMONY TICKET. PLEASE CIRCLE THE EVENTS YOU ARE ENTERING. CIRCLE M FOR MALE AND F FOR FEMALE AND PLEASE FILL IN ALL BLANKS. 8-BALL SINGLES M 130359.00 F 130359.01 DOUBLES M 130359.02 F 130359.03 PARTNER ________________________________ MIXED 130359.04 PARTNER ________________________________ 9-BALL M 130369.00 F 130369.01 130259.00 500 CARD GAME PARTNER ________________________________ BAKE OFF Bars 130499.00 Cakes 130499.01 Cookies 130499.02 Breads 130499.05 Pies Cream 130499.03 Pies Fruit 130499.04 BASKETBALL SKILLS 130149.00 BICYCLE TOUR

130119.00

BRIDGE (DUPLICATE) 130209.00 PARTNER _______________________________ BRIDGE (CONTRACT) 130209.01 PARTNER _______________________________ BOWLING AVERAGE: ______ BOWLING SINGLES M 130159.00 F 130159.01 DOUBLES M 130159.02 F 130159.03 PARTNER ________________________________ MIXED 130159.04 PARTNER ________________________________ TEAM 130159.05 TEAM NAME _____________________________ CRIBBAGE

M 130219.00 F 130219.01

CROSSWORD 130449.00 EUCHRE 130229.00 PARTNER ________________________________ 130139.00 GOLF TEAM NAME _____________________________ HEARTS

M 130269.00

F 130269.01

RINGER AVERAGE ________ HORSESHOES 50 - 69 M 130309.00 70 + M 130309.01 WOMEN F 130309.02 MINI GOLF 130169.00 MEN 130169.01 WOMEN 130169.02 MIXED PARTNER _______________________________

PÉTANQUE 130199.00 TEAM NAME _______________________________

VOLLEYBALL 130129.00 TEAM NAME _____________________________

PICKLEBALL 130279.00 MEN 130279.01 WOMEN 130279.02 MIXED PARTNER _________________________________

WALK & TALK

PINOCHLE 130239.00 PARTNER _________________________________

SADIE HAWKINS DAY 130609.01 $7.00 AWARDS CEREMONY 130509.00 $8.00

POKER

130249.00

TOTAL AMOUNT:

RACE WALK

M 130179.00

WASHERS

M 130409.00 M 130409.02 M 130409.04 M 130409.06 M 130409.08

FREESTYLE 25yd BREAST STROKE 25yd

F F F F F

130409.01 130409.03 130409.05 130409.07 130409.09

Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________________________________ NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE TAKEN. PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE REGISTER AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH EVENT.

BACKSTROKE 25yd

SIDE STROKE 25yd

130439.00 THE GREAT CHASE TEAM NAME _____________________________

$______________

I, the undersigned for hereby agree to INDEMNIFY and hold harmless the City of McAllen, their representatives, and/or any other entity sponsoring the Golden Age Olympics from any and all claims, demands, and injuries which may occur to myself while participating in said event. I am physically fit and able to safely participate in those events that I am registering in.

FREESTYLE 50yd

TABLE TENNIS 50 - 59 SINGLES M 130429.00 F 130429.01 DOUBLES M 130429.10 F 130429.11 MIXED 130429.20 60 - 64 SINGLES M 130429.02 F 130429.03 DOUBLES M 130429.12 F 130429.13 MIXED 130429.21 65 - 69 SINGLES M 130429.04 F 130429.05 DOUBLES M 130429.14 F 130429.15 MIXED 130429.22 70 - 74 SINGLES M 130429.06 F 130429.07 DOUBLES M 130429.16 F 130429.17 MIXED 130429.23 75+ SINGLES M 130429.08 F 130429.09 DOUBLES M 130429.18 F 130429.19 MIXED 130429.24 PARTNER(S)_______________________________

F 130189.01

ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS

RACEWAY THUNDER M 130175.00 F 130175.01

SWIMMING 50–59 60–64 65-69 70–79 80 +

M 130189.00

RGV VIPERS GAME 130609.00 $7.00

F 130179.01

EXPERT AMATEUR SHUFFLEBOARD SINGLES M 130319.00 F 130319.01 M 130319.02 F 130319.03 DOUBLES PARTNER__________________________________ MIXED 130319.04 PARTNER _________________________________

130109.00

MAIL IN REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH EVENT. McALLEN PARKS & RECREATION DEPT. ATTN: “GOLDEN AGE OLYMPICS” P.O. BOX 220 McALLEN TX 78505-0220 REGISTRATION ACCEPTED AT LARK CC - 2601 LARK (681-3340) LAS PALMAS CC -1921 N. 25TH (681-3350) PALM VIEW CC - 3401 JORDAN (681-3360)

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE AT 681-3333. OFFICE USE ONLY: REGISTRAR ___________________ DATE ___________________ RECEIPT # ___________________ CASH/CHECK ___________________ CC: VISA MAS


Golden Age Olympics 2012