General Information: Welcome to the 2013 Olympic Peninsula Senior Games! Come join us and you can be assured of enjoyable competition, and great hospitality! We want all men and women age 50+ to make exercise and fun a year-round habit. Staying active and competing with others in your own age group really get those juices flowing again. Remember, you can participate in as many sports as your time and schedule permit, unless otherwise stated, a practice which sets the Senior Games apart from any other competition. Please read this information brochure carefully. It will answer many questions pertaining to the Games. Then, fill out the perforated registration form and Participant’s Agreement and send it in today, along with your check or money order!
Eligibility: The Olympic Peninsula Senior Games is an open competition and makes no distinction as to residency. All competitors are welcome!
Age Eligibility: All athletes must be at least 50 years old by December 31, 2013, unless otherwise stated. Doubles partner age groups are determined by the age of the younger partner as of December 31, 2013. Photo ID showing date of birth may be required at check-in. Individual age groups are: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+ If there is only one competitor in an age group, that person will compete in the nearest age group, but will be awarded a medal in the age appropriate group, unless otherwise stated.
Event Dates, Times, and Venues: These are listed on the Schedule of Events (pages 4 & 5) and under each sport event (pages 6 - 18). Participants must provide their own transportation to and from all events and venues. If you have any questions, please contact Games Headquarters.
Port Angeles Senior Center
328 E. 7th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 457-7004
Games Headquarters Check-in Dates/Times: Friday, August 23; 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24; 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, August 25; 7 a.m. - Noon
Registration Deadline: Must be postmarked by August 16 to allow sufficient time for processing and scheduling. Registration after the deadline will be at the discretion of the Commissioner for that sport. Late registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
Early Bird Registration: Save $5 on your registration fee if your registration forms and payment are postmarked by July 26.
Confirmation of Registration: Upon receipt of your registration form, fees, and signed liability waiver/ medical release, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you in approximately two weeks. The confirmation letter (or email notification) will include receipt of payment and acknowledgement of event(s) in which you have registered.
If you have not received your confirmation packet in the time indicated or if any information is incorrect, please contact Games Headquarters without delay. We will verify receipt of your registration and confirm or correct it.
Registration Check-in: Unless otherwise indicated each athlete should check in at Games Headquarters, the Port Angeles Senior Center, prior to going to their event. Check-in starts on Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday. At check-in you will receive a T-Shirt and the latest information regarding events, schedules, and special activities.
Fees: There are two types of fees: Registration Fees and Sports Fees. The $20 Registration Fee helps offset administrative expenses such as: T-shirts, food costs, programs, medals, emergency medical personnel and equipment, and printed materials. The Sports Fee is $5 for each event you enter, with the exception of Bowling ($8). Bridge and Cribbage ($8 event, $4 prize return with no registration fee). Non-members of Peninsula Golf Club, will need to pay a Greens Fee of $36, payable on site. The cost of bowling practice on Friday ($1.75) is payable directly to Laurel Lanes.
Cancellation/Refunds: No refund will be made if an entrant fails to compete or an event is cancelled due to inclement weather or unsafe conditions. Games Officials reserve the right to cancel or postpone outdoor events under these conditions. Games Officials also reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age groups due to insufficient entries. During the Games, contact Games Headquarters for the latest updates.
Multiple Sports: Participants planning on entering multiple sports should carefully check the Schedule of Events to avoid possible conflicts. It is the participant's responsibility to check for conflicts. No competition will be delayed to accommodate a conflict. No refunds will be given and no schedule changes will be made to accommodate multi-sport entrants.
Professional Athletes: Any person that has competed at a professional level in any event MUST have been retired from professional competition for at least 20 years in order to be eligible to compete in that event. Professional athletes retired for less than 20 years may participate in any event other than the one(s) in which they competed professionally.
Results: At the conclusion of Olympic Peninsula Senior Games, results will be posted at Games Headquarters and on the Olympic Peninsula Senior Games website.
Awards: Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place finishers in each event, by age group and gender, unless otherwise stated in individual sport description. Medals will be presented at the completion of each competition. Any medals not received at the competition venue, will be available for pickup at Games Headquarters.
Equipment: Participants are responsible for their personal equipment used in the events. Olympic Peninsula Senior Games will not be responsible for any loss or damage to any personal equipment. Clothing: All athletes are encouraged to wear the athletic attire usual and customary for the sport(s) in which they are competing. Medical Insurance: Insurance is the responsibility of each participant. Every athlete should have proof of insurance with them in case of an emergency, injury or illness. Medical Support: Medical personnel will be on standby. Medical transport will be at your expense.
Participant's Physical Condition: We urge all participants to fully prepare and condition themselves before attending Games. It is recommended that each participant confer with his/her personal physician prior to this competition and receive a physical examination.
Privacy Statement: No personal information will be sold, released, or given to an unaffiliated third party. It will be retained for the primary use of the Olympic Peninsula Senior Games, but it may be used for alerting participants to other Senior Games opportunities. If you do not wish your name or contact information released for this purpose, simply notify Games Headquarters. Lodging: We hope you will enjoy your visit to our beautiful port city with its dramatic surroundings. Plan on staying with us the entire weekend, whether as a competitor or a spectator.
RED LION HOTEL, Port Angeles
221 N. Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Web Site: www.redlion.com
As host hotel, Red Lion is offering special Senior Games room rates. Please mention Senior Games when booking your room. Our area offers a large variety of lodging and a complete listing is available from the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Please contact them by phone (360) 452-9215.
Volunteers are an important part of the Senior Games, if you are available to volunteer, please stop in, call or email the Senior Games Headquarters at the Port Angeles Senior Center at 328 E. 7th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362.