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Senior State Games registration now open

September 7, 2012
Special to the Reporter (sancapnews@breezenewspapers.com) , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Registration is now open for the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships scheduled in Polk County Dec. 1-9.

The 21st annual Games are a qualifier for the 2013 National Senior Games to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, in the summer of 2013.

The Florida International Senior Games offers three ways to register. The easiest way for athletes to register is online at www.flasports.com. Also available on www.flasports.com are PDF documents athletes can print and mail back to the Florida Sports Foundation. Finally, the games registration books have been printed and mailed to prospective athletes who have qualified at a Local Senior Games competition.

Entry fees vary and registration deadlines vary by sport.

The games offer 23 sports for competition. Two of the sports, softball and the 10K road race, will be held on dates in November. Softball will be played Nov. 3-4 and the 10K is Nov. 17. Both sports are qualifying events for the National Senior Games.

Of the more than 20 sports, the following are required to have a qualifying performance at a local Senior Games - badminton, basketball shooting, 3-on-3 basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, tennis and track and field. Non-resident athletes are not required to qualify at a local Senior Games qualifier for any sport.

For a listing of the nine local Senior Games qualifiers that remain this fall, beginning with the Pensacola Senior Games on Sept. 12 and end in November with the Golden Age Games in Sanford, please check www.flasports.com.

SUSAN: below in agate

Schedule of Glorida Senior Games State Championships

Badminton, Sunday, 12/2 Kelly Recreation Center, Lakeland

Basketball

Shooting, Sunday, 12/9 Simpson Community Park, Lakeland

3-on-3, Saturday, 12/8 Simpson Community Park, Lakeland

Billiards, Friday, 12/7 - Sunday, 12/9 Indigo's Bowling, Billiards & Games, Winter Haven

Bowling - Individual, Saturday, 12/1 & Sunday, 12/2 AMF Lakeland Lanes

Bowling Team, Saturday, 12/1 & Sunday, 12/2 AMF Lakeland Lanes

Cycling

5K & 10K Time Trials, Saturday, 12/8 West Pipkin Road & County Line Road, Lakeland

20K & 40K Road Race, Sunday, 12/9 Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland

Golf

Men's, Tuesday, 12/4 Huntington Hills Country Club, Lakeland

Women's, Wednesday, 12/5 Huntington Hills Country Club, Lakeland

Horseshoes, Wednesday, 12/5 Rotary Park, Winter Haven

Pickleball, Saturday, 12/1 Monday, 12/3 Kelly Recreation Center, Lakeland

Powerlifting, Saturday, 12/8 and Sunday, December 9 The Lakeland Center

Race Walk / Power Walk

1500 Meter, Sunday, 12/9 All Saints Academy, Winter Haven

5K Race Walk & Power Walk, Saturday, 12/8 Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland

Racquetball, Saturday, 12/8 & Sunday, 12/9, Lakeland YMCA

Road Race 5K, Saturday, 12/8 Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland

Road Race 10K, Saturday, 11/17, Peggy Brown Center, Lake Mirror, Lakeland?Shuffleboard, Saturday, 12/8 & Sunday, 12/9 Lake Parker Park, Lakeland

Softball - Saturday, 11/3 & Sunday 11/4 Auburndale Softball Complex, Winter Haven

Swimming, Saturday, 12/1 & Sunday, 12/2 Gandy Pool, Lakeland

Table Tennis, Monday, 12/3 & Tuesday, 12/4 Simpson Community Park, Lakeland

Tennis, Tuesday, 12/4-Sunday, 12/9 Beerman Family Tennis Center, Lakeland

Track & Field, Saturday, 12/8 (Field Events only) Tenoroc High School, Lakeland

Sunday, 12/9 (Running Events) - All Saints Academy, Winter Haven

Volleyball, Saturday, 12/8 (Men) & Sunday, 12/9 (Women) Polk State College, Winter Haven

 
 

 

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