18th Annual UF Health Gainesville Senior Games

Registration, Rules & Regulations
September 21st – 30th, 2018

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Event Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Gator Bowmen Archery Range

Event Address: 10404 S W Williston Rd, Gainesville FL 32608

Event Coordinator: Tim Austin (352) 332-1969 (call Tim about rules)   and Emily Grissom (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • Compound Finger (AR-CF)
  • Compound Release (AR-CR)
  • Recurve (AR-R)
  • Barebow Compound (AR-BC)
  • Barebow Recurve (AR-BR)

Entry Regulations:

Archers must provide their own bows and target arrows

Format:

1. The”900” American round will be used for all competition.

2. 90 arrows will be shot as follows: 30 arrows from 60 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows), 30 arrows from 50 yards (5 ends from 6 arrows), and 30 arrows from 40 yards (5 ends of 6 arrows).

3. Ends will be shot in 1 set of 6 arrows with five minutes allowed for each end to be shot. Three or four archers will be grouped per target shooting in two lines (A & B). Archers will rotate with their target mates after each end (A-B, B-A, etc).

Sport Rules:

All archery events will be conducted in accordance with FAA (Florida Archery Association)

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Event Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

Event Location: Santa Fe College Gymnasium

Event Address: 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606

Event Coordinator: Kevin Houseknecht (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • Free Throw Shooting (BK-FT)
  • Spot Field Goal Shooting (BK-SFG)
  • Timed Field Goal Shooting (BK-TFG)

Format:

Each event will be contested and awarded separately. Competition in Free Throw Shooting will be conducted first, followed by Spot Shooting and Timed Shooting.

Sport Rules:

Free Throw Shooting

1. The contestant will attempt 3 rounds of 10 shots each from the free-throw line.

2. Each basket is 1 point and all 3 rounds added together will make the final score.

3. Competition ball will be provided along with a person for rebounds.

4. Tie breaker will consist of 1 additional round with 5 shots from the free throw line for each participant tied. If there is still a tie, the rounds will continue through the third round where two medals will be awarded for that place.

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Spot Field Goal Shooting

1. The contestant will attempt 3 rounds of 5 shots (1 shot from each spot per round).

2. One shot will be taken from each of the five designated spots around the basket.

3. Each basket is 1 point and all 3 rounds added together will make the final score.

4. Competition ball will be provided along with a person for rebounds.

5. Tie breaker will consist of 1 additional round with 5 shots from the free throw line for each participant tied. If there is still a tie, the rounds will continue through the third round where two medals will be awarded for that place.

Timed Field Goal Shooting

1. The contestant will be allowed 3 rounds of 1 minute each.

2. The contestant can shoot from any of the indicated spots at any time during the round, with the exception that consecutive shots may not be taken from the “A” spot.

3. Each basket will be worth 1 to 5 points based on the level of difficulty.

4. Contestants attempting a shot from all 6 spots will earn a 5 point bonus for that round. The Bonus can be earned for each round.

5. Competition ball will be provided, but the contestant must rebound their own shot.

6. The combined score for all 3 rounds will determine the final score.

7. Tie breaker will consist of 1 additional round for 30 seconds for each participant that is tied. If there is still a tie the rounds will continue until the third round where two medals will be awarded for that place.

8. No bonus points will be awarded during the tie breaker.

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Event Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2018 at 10:30am

Event Location: Santa Fe College Gymnasium

Event Address: 3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville, FL 32606

Event Coordinator: Kevin Houseknecht (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • 3 on 3 Basketball (BK-3V3)

Entry Regulations:

1. Teams must be of all one gender, there are separate tournaments for each gender.

2. Team rosters shall be limited to 10 persons, including all non-playing personnel.

3. 70+, 75+, and 80+ may have three out-of-state residents, other age divisions may have only one.

4. Athletes may play on only one team and divisions are determined by the youngest player on each of the teams.

Format:

1. Within each pool a single round-robin tournament will be played and the winners will advance to play in a single-elimination tournament.

2. Ties for seeding will be broken in the following manner: 1. Overall record 2. Head-to-Head competition 3. Point differential 4. Coin toss

3. A maximum of 13 points will be awarded towards point differential, regardless of final score.

4. Forfeits shall be scored 7-0.

5. Event Director reserves the right to modify format based on number of teams.

6. Teams are guaranteed three games.

7. Teams will not play more than three games in a day.

8. COMPETITION BALLS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Sport Rules:

This Tournament will be conducted in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Event Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Alley Gators Bowling Center

Event Address: 1301 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606

Event Coordinator: Kevin Houseknecht (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • Singles (BW-SI)
  • Doubles (BW-DB)
  • Mixed Doubles (BW-MDB)

Format:

1. Tournament will be based on scratch scores.

2. Bowlers will be divided into squads by age division.

3. Bowling times and lanes will be assigned by the event coordinator.

4. Bowlers will bowl three games. Winners are determined by total pins over three games (same lane).

5. One game roll-off will break any ties.

Sport Rules:

This tournament will be conducted in accordance with the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) rules. For a copy of these rules, please write or call:
United States Bowling Congress
5301 South 76th Street
Greendale, WI 53129
(414) 421-6400
1-800-514-BOWL
www.bowl.com

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Event Date: Friday, September 28th, 2018 at 10:00am

Event Location: Gainesville Auto-Plus Raceway

Event Address: 11211 N County Road 225, Gainesville, FL 32609

Event Coordinator: Kevin Houseknecht (352) 338-9300

Timing Company: WAM Events

Events:

  • 5K Time Trial (CY-5K)
  • 10K Time Trial (CY-10K)

Format:

1. Starting times for time trials will be at equal intervals, usually one minute, but no less than thirty seconds. No allowances will be made for mishaps, mechanical or otherwise.

2. Starting order for the trials will be from youngest to oldest starting with males and ending with females.

3. Time Trials Recumbent divisions will begin following the oldest female rider of the standard Time Trials. Starting order will be from youngest to oldest starting with males and ending with females.

4. If a rider appears later than the appointed starting time, the start will be allowed only to the extent that in the judgment of the officials it does not interfere with other riders starting on schedule. If it does interfere, the rider may be further delayed. In case of a late start, the appointed starting time shall be used in computing results.

5. The start sheet with the starting order and appointed starting times will be available for the rider’s perusal at least one hour before the start of each event.

6. Cycling events are run on closed circular course.

Sport Rules:

All cycling events will be conducted in accordance with U.S. Cycling Federation (USCF) rules. For a copy of these rules, please write or call:
USA Cycling
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 866-4581
www.usacycling.org

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Event Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Ironwood Golf Course

Event Address: 2100 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609

Event Coordinator: Emily Grissom (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • 18 Hole Scratch (GF-18)
    *Range Balls will be provided before start

Entry Regulations:

1. Golfers must provide their own clubs and balls.

2. Golf cart use during official competition is mandatory.

3. Foursome assignments will be made by event director.

Format:

The tournament will be 18-hole medal play. Handicaps are not used.

Sport Rules:

This tournament will be conducted in accordance with United States Golf Association (USGA) rules. For a copy of these rules, please write or call:
United States Golf Association
Far Hills, NJ 07931
(908) 234-2300
www.usga.org

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Event Date: Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool

Event Address: 1100 Northeast 14th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Event Coordinator: Emily Grissom (352) 338-9300
*Swim Competition is a United States Masters Swimming Recognized Event

Events:

  • 200-yard Freestyle (SW-200FS)
  • 200-yard Backstroke (SW-200BS)
  • 100-yard Individual Medley (SW-100IM)
  • 50-yard Butterfly (SW-50B)
  • 200-yard Breaststroke (SW-200BRS)
  • 50-yard Freestyle (SW-50FS)
  • 100-yard Backstroke (SW-100BS)
  • 200-yard Individual Medley (SW-200IM)
  • 100-yard Butterfly (SW-100B)
  • 50-yard Breaststroke (SW-50BRS)
  • 100-yard Freestyle (SW-100FS)
  • 50-yard Backstroke (SW-50BS)
  • 100-yard Breaststroke (SW-100BRS)
  • 500-yard Freestyle (SW-500FS)

Entry Regulations:

1. Swimmers may enter a maximum of six events.

2. Swimmers must provide their own suits, caps, goggles, towels, etc.

Format:

1. All swimming events will be timed finals.

2. Warm-up time will be available.

3. Events will be competed in a 25-yard outdoor pool.

Sport Rules:

This meet will be conducted in accordance with United States Masters Swimming (USMS) rules.

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Event Date: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Lincoln Middle School

Event Address: 1001 SE 12th St, Gainesville, FL 32641

Event Coordinator: Kevin Houseknecht (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • Mixed Doubles (TT-MD)
  • Singles (TT-SI)
  • Doubles (TT-DB)

Entry Regulations:

1. Players must provide their own paddles. Balls will be provided.

2. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event.

3. The age division of competition for Doubles will be determined by the younger of the two partners. Doubles partners must be of the same sex.

Format:

1. Round-robin tournament for singles, doubles, and mixed-doubles. Event Director reserves the right to modify the format based on the number of tournament entries.

2. Play shall consist of a five game match. The winner shall be the first to win three games.

3. The first player to score 11 points wins the game, unless both players have scored 10 points. In that situation, the serve changes each point and the winner is the first to score a two-point lead.

4. Play shall be continuous throughout the match with a two-minute break between games.

Sport Rules:

All matches will be conducted in accordance with USA Table Tennis (USATT) rules. For a copy of these rules, please write or call:
USA Table Tennis
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(719) 866-4583
www.usatt.org

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Event Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Fred Cone Park (Synthetic Rubber Running Track)

Event Address: 2841 E University Ave; Gainesville, Florida 32641

Event Coordinator: Emily Grissom (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • Javelin (TF-JAV) 10:00am
  • Long Jump (TF-LJ) 9:00am
  • 400-Meter (TF-400) 10:00am
  • Discus (TF-DS) 9:00am
  • 50-Meter (TF-50) 10:15am
  • 1500-Meter Race Walk (TF-15W) 9:15am
  • 800-Meter (TF-800) 10:30am
  • 100-Meter (TF-100) 9:30am
  • 200-Meter (TF-200) 10:45am
  • 1500-Meter (TF-1500) 9:45am
  • Shot Put (TF-SP) 11:00am
  • Triple Jump (TF-TJ) 10:00am
  • Softball Toss (TF-SBT) 11:00am

Entry Regulations:

1. Runners may use running flats or 1/8” spikes. All footwear and apparel must be provided by the athlete and must comply with USATF Rule 143.

2. Certified implements will be provided for all events and age groups. In addition, athletes shall be permitted to use their own implements, provided they have been certified by the weigh-in official. Athletes who wish to use their own implements shall agree to all certification procedures including but not limited to, marking, impounding, etc.

Format:

1. All track events are timed finals.

2. The order of events will be from oldest to youngest.

3. In the field events, competitors will have until the start of the next event to complete their throws or jumps.

4. All track events will be held on synthetic surface.

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Event Date (Doubles): Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Date (Mixed-Doubles): Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 9:00am

Event Location: Northside Park Tennis Courts

Event Address: 5701 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL 32653

Event Coordinator: Kevin Houseknecht (352) 338-9300

Events:

  • Pickleball Doubles (PB-DB)
  • Pickleball Mixed Doubles (PB-MDB)

Format:

1. Round-robin format is planned. Event Director reserves the right to modify the format based on the number of tournament entries.

2. All round-robin events will play 1 game to 15 win by 2.

3. All round-robin tiebreakers will be determined by a playoff game first to 11 win by 2.

4. Teams and players will not be seeded. Round-robin groups will be determined by a random draw.

5. Any event (age class) that does not have at least two entries (teams) may be combined with another division or cancelled at the discretion of the Event Director.

Sport Rules:

All matches will be conducted in accordance with USA Pickleball Association (USAPA)/International Federation of Pickleball (IFP) rules found online at www.usapa.org. For a copy of these rules, please write to or email:
USA Pickleball Association
P.O. Box 7354
Surprise, AZ 85374
geninfo@usapa.org

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General Information

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Complete the official entry form (form can also be printed off from the section above)
  • Include total payment (Do not send cash)
  • Make checks payable to Gainesville Sports Commission.
  • Return form prior to DEADLINE of One Week Prior to Your First Event.
  • Entry confirmation and detailed event information will be mailed or emailed as soon as registration form and fees are received. If you do not receive confirmation letter within 10 business days, please call 352.338.9300.
  • Entry forms will not be processed until fees are received.
  • You may enter as many sports or events as you desire (except swimming: up to 6 events)
  • It is the responsibility of the athlete to make sure there are no schedule conflicts (Suggestion: do not register for more than one event per day, unless at the same facility)
  • Doubles partners must each fill out an entry form
  • Each athlete must complete the waiver before competing
  • View Hotel Room Rates

REGISTRATION FEES

  • $10 for the first event
  • $5 per additional event up to six events
  • Additional one-time $5 facility fees required for: Archery, Cycling, Swimming, Track & Field

ATHLETE CHECK-IN

  • Athletes will check-in at the location of the event.

PARTICIPANT AWARDS

  • Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded in each event.
  • Registered participants will receive an official 2018 Senior Games Commemorative T-shirt and goodie bag.

Age Group Information

  • Minimum age to compete: 50 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Age Groups for most events will be divided in 5 year intervals.
  • All doubles and team competitors will be determined by the youngest player.

OUT-OF-STATE COMPETITORS

  • Out-of-state residents are welcome to compete in the Gainesville Senior Games. Some limits may apply.

QUALIFYING INFORMATION

  • State Championships in Clearwater, FL December 1-9, 2018:
  • *Top 5 in each age group for each sport will qualify, except for open \competitions
  • This year will also be a qualifying year for the 2019 National Senior Games which will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from June 14-June 25th, 2019.

CONTACT INFORMATION

INSURANCE/MEDICAL

  • Insurance is the responsibility of each participant
  • Each participant must have proof of insurance
  • In case of an emergency, injury or illness, medical assistance will be on site or on call

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch

Event Cancellation & Refund Policy

The Gainesville Sports Commission (GSC) reserves the right to refuse/cancel registrations. If the GSC refuses a registration, registrants will be offered a refund.

 

Event Cancellation by the GSC

The GSC reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If the GSC cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

In the case of inclement weather and the cancelation of an event, it will be posted on the GSC website at www.gainesvillesportscommission.com and on the GSC social media pages.

 

Registration Cancellation by Participant

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for an event registration is one week prior to the event.

Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee, event/s participating in, and transaction number found on all receipts. Refunds will be issued by check or digital means depending on how each participant has registered.

These above policies apply to all GSC events unless otherwise noted in the corresponding event materials. Please read all individual event information thoroughly.

 

GSC Contact Information

Phone: 352-338-9300
Email: Info@gainesvillesportscommission.com
Address: 300 East University Ave., Suite 100, Gainesville, Florida 32601