Equipment provided for tournament events.
Where appropriate, age group brackets will be utilized. Team event age brackets will be decided by the age of the youngest team member.
Participants must check-in at least 30 minutes before the start of the event; check-in will take place at each event table.
Tournaments are single elimination. The first team to reach eleven points or the leading team at the thirty-minute mark depending on the number of registrants for the event, will be declared the winner.
Tournament “no-shows” will be disqualified and their opponent will advance.
Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Points are scored by striking the shuttlecock with the racquet and landing it within the opposing side’s half of the court. Points are scored by the team that wins the rally no matter which team was serving at the time. Each side may only strick the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net. Play ends once the shuttlecock has struck the floor or if a fault has been called by the umpire.
The badminton tournament is played as doubles. Participants may register as a single player or with a doubles partner as indicated on the registration form. Medals are awarded to the top team.
Bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallina. The team that wins the coin toss tosses the pallina onto the court. The teams alternate putting their balls into play using the “nearest ball” rule with the intent of getting the ball closer to the pallina, knocking the opponent’s ball away from the pallina, or hitting the pallina so that it ends up closer to your team’s ball. After both teams haved used all their balls, a frame is over and points are awarded. Only one team scores per frame. One point is awarded for each ball that is closer to the pallina than the closest ball of the opposing team. All balls must be thrown underhanded. A team has the option of rolling, tossing, or bouncing the ball.
The bocce ball tournament is played as doubles. Participants may register as a single player or with a doubles partner as indicated on the registration form. Ribbons are awarded to the top team.
The modified sprint triathlon will be a 200 yard swim, 3 mile bicycle ride and a 1.5 mile run. All legs of the race will take place as individual events. The times at the end of the race will be tallied to determine the winners. All events take place on the Mount Pleasant Community Center campus.
Medals are awarded to the top male and female finisher in each age group.
Each participant will be required to perform the following activities:
- Walk a straight line
- Step through hoola hoops (4)
- Bean bag toss
- Race around cones
- Ring toss
- Broom push
- Race with a ball on a spoon
- Golf shots
Each race will be timed. Failure to complete an activity will result in 10 seconds being added to the participant’s overall time. Ribbons are awarded to the top finishers by age and gender.
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated ball, similar to a waffle ball, over a net. The ball is served with an underhand stroke so that contact with the ball is made below the waist level in an upward arc. The server hits from behind the baseline on one side of the center line and aims diagonally to the opponent’s service zone. Only the serving side may score a point. Play ends for a point when one side commits a fault.
The pickleball tournament is played as doubles. Participants may register as a single player or with a doubles partner as indicated on the registration form. Medals are awarded to the top team.
The Scavenger Hunt is divided into three parts: a hunt for items, a treasure map search and a test of trivia knowledge. The event is played in teams of up to 12 players. Points are awarded for each item found on the list, for finding the treasure and for each correctly answered trivia question. No electronic devices can be used to answer the trivia questions. The team with the highest combined score after one hour will be the winner; each member of the winning team will receive a ribbon.
Sections of this event do not require any physical activity and should be considered an option for those who wish to participate in the Autumn Games for Seasoned Adults but are unable to compete in other more physical events.