RULES & REGULATIONS
REGISTRATION 1. All athletes must be 50 years of age or over to participate. ONLINE WWW.WEBTRAC.MCALLEN.NET Age is calculated as of the beginning date of the event. Events IN PERSON LARK COMMUNITY CENTER are open to all persons; there is no residency requirement. Some events may have additional fees as specified on the event description.
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. 3. Registration forms MUST be received at least one week prior to each event unless otherwise noted. This includes mail-in registration forms. No late or on-site registration will be accepted. 4. Each event must have at least three participants in order to have award official 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals and individual/park points. An event having less than three participants is subject to being dropped from competition or combined with another age group. 5. Game time is forfeit time for all events. 6. ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING THE RULES FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE EVENTS THEY ARE ENTERING. View rules for each event online at https://mcallen.box.com/gaorules
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.
In addition to awards in individual events, points are awarded for participants finishing in first through third place. Overall Olympians are determined as the male and female participant with the most points. Participants finishing overall in first through third place will be awarded.
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 scoring accuracy. We kindly ask for your patience during this process. Photos can be viewed and ordered online at http://smu.gs/1ip45H
2601 Lark Ave · 956-681-3340 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY CENTER 1921 N. 25th Street · 956-681-3350 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PALM VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER 3401 Jordan Rd. · 956-681-3360 Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
McAllen Parks and Recreation ATTN: GAO 2014 P.O. Box 220 · McAllen, TX 78505
REGISTRATION IS NOT ACCEPTED AT THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATION OFFICE LOCATED AT 1000 S. WARE RD.
ENTRY FEE $7.00 for the first event and $5.00 for each event thereafter. No refunds for cancellations will be issued. All sales are final. T-shirts will ONLY be provided to participants in paid events. RESULTS Download posted results online using the link https://mcallen.box.com/gao2014. EVENT WRAP-UP MEETING Bring your suggestions to make Golden Age Olympics better! Activity directors, tournament directors, participants and spectators welcome! DATE: Friday, March 14 TIME: 2:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Can’t attend the wrap-up meeting? Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
1 JANUARY 2014
Men’s Washers Shuffleboard Singles
Men’s 8-Ball Billiards
21 Shuffleboard Singles
18 Shuffleboard Singles
Women’s 8-Ball Billiards Darts Volleyball 24
Mixed Doubles 8-Ball Billiards
Bean Bag Toss
Men’s Tennis Doubles
Men’s Tennis Doubles 1 FEBRUARY
Men’s Tennis Doubles 2
Basketball Skills 9
15 Shuffleboard Doubles
500 Card Bike Tour
18 Shuffleboard Mixed Doubles
Bowling Singles & Doubles
19 Men’s 9-Ball Billiards
Crossword Puzzle 20
Shuffleboard Mixed Doubles
Duplicate Bridge Women’s 9-Ball Billiards
25 Shuffleboard Mixed Doubles
Men’s Horseshoes 2
5 Men’s Doubles 8-Ball Billiards
6 Great Chase
Shuffleboard Mixed Doubles Women’s Horseshoes 7
Women’s Doubles 8-Ball Billiards
8 Walk & Talk
15 Wrap-Up Meeting
500 CARD GAME
PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed) Consult rules for tournament format. DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 12 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BRIDGE (CONTRACT) PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed) A.C.B.L. Rules DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 19 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center BRIDGE (DUPLICATE) PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed) A.C.B.L. Rules. Amateur and Expert Divisions Apply. DATE: Thursday, Feb. 20 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center CRIBBAGE SINGLES (Men & Women) Total points after 6 rounds. DATE: Thursday, Feb. 6 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center EUCHRE PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed). Games will be 8 hands; Total points after 10 rounds. DATE: Thursday, Feb. 13 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center HEARTS SINGLES (Men & Women) Consult rules for tournament format. DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 5 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center PINOCHLE PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed); Total points after 8 rounds of 4 hands per round. DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 11 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center POKER (TEXAS HOLD’EM) SINGLES (Men & Women) DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 4 FINALS: Wednesday, Feb. 5 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
BAKE-OFF SINGLES (Bars, Bread, Cakes, Cookies, Cream, Pies and Fruit Pies) Participants allowed one entry per category and can enter up to three categories per entry fee. DATE: Monday, Feb. 3 TIME: Dessert Drop-Off 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Judging 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Dessert Pick-Up 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center BEAN BAG TOSS DOUBLES (MENS, WOMENS OR MIXED) DATE: Saturday, Jan. 25 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palmer Pavilion
AWARDS CEREMONY (INDIVIDUAL & PARK) Overall winners finishing first through third place will be awarded trophies. Cheer teams will compete for medals. Enjoy light refreshments, music, activities and door prizes! DATE: Wednesday, March 12 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center TICKET $3 PER PERSON. MUST BE PURCHASED AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE. SPACE IS LIMITED. TICKET REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
RACEWAY THUNDER SINGLES (Men & Women) Test your driving BIKE & BIRDING TOUR skills. Drive two vehicles for time over four PARK POINTS Leisurely ride through the laps per time trial. Additional on-site fee Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. $3.00 applies. fee applies. Due at time of registration. DATE: Thursday, Feb. 27 DATE: Wednesday, Feb. 12 TIME: Heat 1 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Heat 2 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.) PLACE: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park Competitors may indicate their FEE: $3.00 per person. preferred time. PLACE: The Zone Action Park CROSSWORD PUZZLE SERIES FEE: $3.99 per person SINGLES A series of four crossword puzzles in which participants will be given a limited time THE GREAT CHASE (90 minutes) to complete a weekly puzzle. TEAM ( Two Men & Two Women) Travel Scores will be judged on accuracy and speed through McAllen and beyond figuring out of completion. clues, photographing the results and racing DATE: Friday, Feb. 7 & 14 back to the finish line to win. Digital camera TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Puzzle 1 & 2 and memory card required. 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Puzzle 3 & 4 DATE: Wednesday, March 5 PLACE: Lark Community Center TIME: 10:00 a.m. start time PLACE: Westside Park (in front of Guerra Pavilion) MOVIE SCREENING “PING-PONG” PARK POINTS Award-winning documentary WALK & TALK follows eight players from all around the world. PARK POINTS Explore the beauty and history Participants prepare for the World Over-80s of McAllen’s newest park. Enjoy a leisure walk Championships in Inner Mongolia. or take part in the Poker Walk. DATE: Saturday, Feb. 1 DATE: Friday, March 7 TIME: 10:00 a.m. TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: McAllen Public Library PLACE: Town Lake at Firemen’s Park FEE: One canned food donation MINI GOLF PARTNERS (Men, Women or Mixed); Teams will WASHERS play two rounds of 18 holes. Additional on-site SINGLES (Men & Women) Test your skills of fee applies. accuracy, determination and luck. DATE: Thursday, Feb. 27 DATE: MEN Wednesday, Jan. 8 TIME: 10:00 a.m. WOMEN Thursday, Jan. 9 PLACE: The Zone Action Park TIME: 10:00 a.m. FEE: $4.95 per person PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center
BASKETBALL SKILLS CHALLENGE SINGLES Test your basketball skills in free throw, around the world, 3-point shoot out, knockout and horse. DATE: Monday, Feb. 3 TIME: 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BILLIARDS 8-BALL SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED. Double Elimination. Two (2) out of three (3) games per match. Play governed by BCA Rules. DOUBLES/MIXED - Alternate partner shot applies. Age divisions may apply based on enrollment. NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES ALLOWED, INCLUDING COFFEE. SINGLES Men Women DOUBLES Men Women MIXED
Tuesday, Jan. 14 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 4 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 6 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 10:30 a.m.
DARTS TEAM (2 Men & 2 Women) Each match includes 2 games of Cricket (men & women), 4 games of mixed cricket, 2 games of 301 (men & women), 4 games of mixed 301. DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 15 Thursday, Jan. 16 TIME: 8:00 a.m. PLACE: Pleasant Valley Resort GOLF TEAM Four (4) Person Team (one of each gender minimum) Scramble (Best Ball); 18 Holes. Shotgun start. Additional on-site fee applies. DATE: Thursday, Jan. 30 TIME: 8:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Golf Course FEE: $36 green fees per person
HORSESHOES SINGLES (Men & Women) Divisions based PLACE: Eddy’s Sports Tavern & Social Club upon age and 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 BILLIARDS 9-BALL SINGLES Double Elimination. Three (3) out shoes. Submit results to Parks & Recreation of five (5) games per match. Play governed Administration Office. MEN Monday, Feb. 24 by BCA Rules. Age divisions will apply based DATE: MEN Wednesday, Feb. 26 on enrollment. NO OUTSIDE BEVERAGES WOMEN Friday, Feb. 28 ALLOWED, INCLUDING COFFEE. TIME: 9:00 a.m. DATES: PLACE: Tropic Star RV Resort Men Tuesday, Feb. 18 10:30 a.m. Women Thursday, Feb. 20 10:30 a.m. PÉTANQUE PLACE: Eddy’s Sports Tavern & Social Club TEAM (MIXED) One of Europe’s most popular outdoor games. A and B Tournaments BOWLING DATE: Tuesday, Jan. 21,Wednesday, Jan. 22 TEAM SERIES: Five (5) people with a minimum Tuesday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 29 of two (2) men and two (2) women. SINGLES, TIME: 10:00 a.m. DOUBLES & MIXED. Participants allowed to PLACE: Pleasant Valley Resort play only in ONE doubles division. Flighted bowling averages. PICKLEBALL TEAM Saturday, Feb. 15 9:30 a.m. DOUBLES (Men, Women or Mixed) A racquet DOUBLES Sunday, Feb. 16 1:00 p.m. sport combining elements of badminton, MIXED Sunday, Feb. 16 1:00 p.m. tennis, and table tennis. Age divisions may SINGLES Sunday, Feb. 16 3:45 p.m. apply based on enrollment. PLACE: Flamingo Bowl DATE: Tuesday, Feb. 25 CHEER TIME: TEAM (10 Cheerleaders per park) Cheer on PLACE: your team at Race Walk, Swimming, Volleyball and Pickleball. Cheer teams will compete at awards ceremony for medals.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 10:00 a.m. Palm View Community Center
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 apply. DATE: Mondays & Fridays SINGLES Jan. 13, Jan. 17, Jan. 20, Jan. 24 DOUBLES Jan. 27, Jan. 31, Feb. 10, Feb. 14 MIXED Feb. 17, Feb. 21, Feb. 24, Feb. 28 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Casa Del Sol RV Resort SWIMMING SINGLES (Men & Women) 25 yard Front Stroke, Back Stroke, Breast Stroke, and Side Stroke. Age divisions apply based on enrollment. DATE: Saturday, Feb. 22 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Nikki Rowe High School Pool RACE WALK SINGLES One-mile race walk competition. Men and Women compete separate. Age divisions apply based on enrollment. DATE: Saturday, Feb. 8 TIME: 09:00 a.m. PLACE: Nikki Rowe High School Track TABLE TENNIS SINGLES, DOUBLES & MIXED. Eleven point game. Round Robin Tournament. Age divisions apply based on enrollment. DATE: Saturday, Jan. 18 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Harlingen Community Center TENNIS DOUBLES (Men’s Only) Participants should be prepared to play two games per day. DATE: Friday, Jan. 24, Saturday, Jan. 25 Monday, Jan. 27 TIME & PLACE: TBA VOLLEYBALL TEAM (8 people max) Double Elimination. Rally Scoring. Two (2) out of (3) Games. DATE: Wednesday, Jan. 15 Thursday, Jan. 16 TIME: 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center
1) Pleasant Valley Resort 7320 W Expressway 83 Mission (956) 580-2940 2) Bentsen Rio Grande State Park 2800 S. Bentsen Palm Dr Mission (956) 584-9156 3) Palm View Golf Course 2701 South Ware Road McAllen (956) 681-3444
7) Nikki Rowe High School 2101 N. Ware Rd. McAllen 8) Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N 25th Street McAllen (956) 681-3350 9) McAllen High School 2021 La Vista Ave.
14) Town Lake at Fireman’s Park 201 N. 1st Street McAllen (956) 681-3333 15) Tropic Star RV Resort 1401 South Cage Pharr (956) 787-5957
10) Palmer Pavilion 301 E. Hackberry McAllen
16) Casa Del Sol RV Resort 400 N Val Verde Rd Donna (956) 464-2272
4) Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd McAllen (956) 681-3360
11) Flamingo Bowl 3301 North 23rd Street McAllen (956) 686-1286
17) Harlingen Community Center 201 East Madison Ave Harlingen (956) 216-5291
5) Westside Park 1000 S. Ware Rd McAllen (956) 681-3333
12) Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave McAllen (956) 681-3340
6) The Zone Action Park 2600 W Expressway 83 McAllen (956) 664-9663
13) Eddy’s Taven & Social Club 400 Nolana McAllen (956) 687-8296
CITY OF McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT – 2014 GOLDEN AGE OLYMPICS REGISTRATION FORM NAME:____________________________________ AGE: __________ BIRTHDATE: __________ LOCAL ADDRESS: ___________________________ CITY: _____________________
F SHIRT SIZE: _________
R.V. PARK NAME: _____________________________ YOUR HOME STATE: ______________ E-MAIL: _______________________________ FEE: $7 FOR THE FIRST EVENT AND $5 FOR EACH EVENT THEREAFTER. FIRST PAID EVENT INCLUDES A T-SHIRT. PLEASE CIRCLE THE EVENTS YOU ARE ENTERING AND PLEASE FILL IN ALL BLANKS. 500 CARD GAME 130259.00 PARTNER _______________________________
M 130269.00 F 130269.01
RINGER AVERAGE ________ HORSESHOES BAKE OFF M 130309.01 F 130309.02 Bars 130499.00 Breads 130499.01 MINI GOLF Cakes 130499.02 Cookies 130499.03 DOUBLES MEN 130169.00 Pies Cream 130499.04 Pies Fruit 130499.05 WOMEN 130169.01 MIXED 130169.02 130149.00 BASKETBALL SKILLS PARTNER ________________________________ BEAN BAG TOSS 130289.00 MOVIE SCREENING(FREE) 130299.00 PARTNER _______________________________ PÉTANQUE 130199.00 BICYCLE TOUR($3.00) 130119.00 TEAM NAME ______________________________ BILLIARDS 8-BALL PICKLEBALL SINGLES M 130359.00 F 130359.01 DOUBLES MEN 130279.00 DOUBLES M 130359.02 F 130359.03 PARTNER _________________________________ PARTNER _______________________________ WOMEN 130279.01 MIXED 130359.04 PARTNER _________________________________ PARTNER _______________________________ MIXED 130279.02 BILLIARDS 9-BALL PARTNER _________________________________ SINGLES M 130369.00 F 130369.01 PINOCHLE 130239.00 BOWLING BOWLING AVERAGE: ______ PARTNER _________________________________ SINGLES M 130159.00 F 130159.01 POKER 130249.00 DOUBLES M 130159.02 F 130159.03 PARTNER _______________________________ RACE WALK M 130179.00 F 130179.01 MIXED 130159.04 RACEWAY THUNDER M 130175.00 F 130175.01 PARTNER _______________________________ E=EXPERT A=AMATEUR TEAM 130159.05 SHUFFLEBOARD E 130319.00 A 130319.01 TEAM NAME ____________________________ SINGLES DOUBLES E 130319.02 A 130319.03 BRIDGE (CONTRACT) 130209.00 PARTNER_________________________________ PARTNER _______________________________ MIXED E 130319.04 A 130319.05 BRIDGE (DUPLICATE) AMATEUR 130209.01 PARTNER _________________________________ EXPERT 130209.02 SWIMMING PARTNER _______________________________ M 130409.00 F 130409.01 FRONT STROKE 130349.00 BACK STROKE M 130409.02 F 130409.03 CHEER(FREE) TEAM NAME ____________________________ BREAST STROKE M 130409.04 F 130409.05 SIDE STROKE M 130409.06 F 130409.07 CRIBBAGE M 130219.00 F 130219.01 TABLE TENNIS CROSSWORD 130449.00 SINGLES M 130429.00 F 130429.01 DARTS 130339.00 DOUBLES M 130429.02 F 130429.03 TEAM __________________________________ PARTNER _________________________________ 130429.04 130229.00 MIXED EUCHRE PARTNER _______________________________ PARTNER _________________________________ GOLF 130139.00 TEAM NAME ____________________________
MEN DOUBLES 130419.12
THE GREAT CHASE 130439.00 TEAM NAME ____________________________ VOLLEYBALL 130129.00 TEAM NAME ____________________________ WALK & TALK(FREE) WASHERS
M 130189.00 F 130189.01
EXTRA T-SHIRT ($5.00)
AWARDS CEREMONY ($3.00)
TOTAL AMOUNT DUE:$___________________
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS 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. Signature: _______________________________ Date: ___________________________________ ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE TAKEN. PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE REGISTER AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH EVENT. 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 MC