National Senior Games Adds Cornhole Competition

National Senior Games Adds Cornhole Competition

National Senior Games (past) The National Senior Games is adding Cornhole as a new sport for the 2024 competition. You do not need to qualify to play Cornhole!

The National Senior Games started in 1987 and happens every two years. In 2019, a record 13,712 athletes aged 50 to over 100 years old competed in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This made it the largest qualified multi-sport event in the world. Athletes are excited for the 2023 National Senior Games happening July 7-18, 2023 in Pittsburgh. For most of the 22 sports, athletes must qualify through one of the 52 member games. But you do not need to qualify for new sports that are added.

You do not need to qualify to play Cornhole. The Cornhole competition is July 7-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. There will be Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Non-Ambulatory events.

Will your name be in the record books? Registration is open now!

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Sport Competition Information:

There will be more than 1,100 different medal events at the competition. The 22 sports that will have medal events include Cornhole, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Pickleball, Power Walking, Race Walking, Racquetball, Road Race, Shuffleboard, 7×7 Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Triathlon and Volleyball.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded, plus ribbons for 4th through 8th places, for each age group in each event.

Age Groups for Individual Sports: Men and women will compete in separate groups based on their age, with new groups every five years from ages 50 to 100+.

Age Groups for Team Sports: Men and women will compete in separate groups based on their age, with new groups every five years from ages 50 to 80+.

Sometimes older athletes will compete in a younger age group, usually in team sports and doubles events.

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