Note: This page was last updated Aug 21, 2020.
On August 19-20, 2020, our Arkansas Senior Olympic Board voted & decided to CANCEL ALL SPORTS events for our 2020 Arkansas Senior Olympic Games.
Their decision was not an easy one, but please know respectfully for YOUR SAFETY and the safety of all athletes and their families, and all volunteers, they decided to forego ALL SPORTS events in 2020. Many venues here in Arkansas are closed for large gatherings both for indoor and outdoor events, and so between Covid19 and limited venues available for our sports events, the Board voted as majority to have “NO GAMES AT ALL FOR this 2020 year.”
So, we send our best to each of you, and we encourage you to keep moving! We plan to resume our Arkansas Games in 2021, and we also look forward to seeing you here. We have already begun planning for our 2021 Games. On behalf of our Board Members, we wish that you and your family stay SAFE and stay HEALTHY & ACTIVE!!!!
Contact me anytime to tell me about your accomplishments, or to give me your feedback. As always, I am blessed to know each of you (as you are my friends) and I thank you for the opportunity to be involved with the NSGA and the Arkansas Senior Olympics.
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NOTE: If you have already registered for 2020 Games here in Arkansas, since we now have canceled all events (COVID19), then refunds will be issued back to you, minus a $10 processing fee. Example: if you paid say $45, then $35 will be refunded.
Contact Greg Eberdt, Executive Director, if you have questions. 501-321-1441
2020 Dates & Information:
|ARCHERY||CANCELED FOR 2020
|BADMINTON||CANCELED FOR 2020
|BASKETBALL||CANCELED FOR 2020|
|BOWLING||CANCELED FOR 2020
|CORNHOLE (Bean Bag)||CANCELED FOR 2020
|CYCLING||CANCELED FOR 2020|
|GOLF||CANCELED FOR 2020|
|PICKLEBALL||CANCELED FOR 2020
|5k POWER WALK||CANCELED FOR 2020
|5k RACE WALK||CANCELED FOR 2020
|5K/10K ROAD RACE||CANCELED FOR 2020|
|RACQUETBALL||CANCELED FOR 2020
|SHUFFLEBOARD||CANCELED FOR 2020
|SOCCER – 8 on 8||NOT HELD in 2020
|SOFTBALL||NOT HELD in 2020
|SWIMMING||CANCELED FOR 2020
|TABLE TENNIS||CANCELED FOR 2020|
|TENNIS||CANCELED FOR 2020
|TRACK & FIELD||CANCELED FOR 2020
|TRIATHLON||NOT HELD in 2020|
|VOLLEYBALL – 6 on 6||NOT HELD in 2020
|VOLLEYBALL on SAND – 4 on 4||NOT HELD in 2020
|WEIGHTLIFTING||CANCELED FOR 2020 – likely Sept 2021, in Hot Springs at ProFitness Gym on Malvern Ave (behind Shell gas station) . The 3 events are Leg Press, Strict Arm Curl & Bench Press. *This is not a NSGA National event, and will not qualify athletes to attend the 2021 National Games.|
3 NEW SPORTS ADDED to the 2021 NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES in FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA :
4×4 SAND VOLLEYBALL
*NOTE: HORSESHOES HAS BEEN DROPPED AND WILL NO LONGER BE A NATIONAL (NSGA) SPORTS EVENT.
PICKLEBALL NEWS: NEW SKILLS DIVISIONS ADDED for the 2021 National NSGA Pickleball Tournament in Florida.
- The 2021 National Senior Games skill ratings per division are listed below;
Division I — 5.0, 4.5
Division II — 4.0
Division III — 3.5 and below
- Pickleball will continue to have 5-year age divisions; 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, etc. For the 2021 National Senior Games—
- In regards to skill ratings changing from the time an athlete qualifies at a state qualifying event and the National Senior Games, the most current rating will be used. The USAPA cutoff for ratings is September 1, 2021, and no adjustments will be made after that date. At the time of registration for the National Senior Games, the athlete will be asked to list their rating (as we have done in the past). If the rating does not match the one on file with the USAPA, it will be changed accordingly.
- In the event that an athlete qualifies without a skill rating, they will need to refer to the document posted on NSGA.com under the Pickleball sport page in order to determine their skill rating. Athletes will need to declare a skill rating when registering for the 2021 National Senior Games.
WE NEED EVENT DIRECTORS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR MANY EVENTS IN 2020. WE NEED JUDGES, REFS, TIMERS, SCOREKEEPERS, REGISTRATION DESK HELPERS, ETC.
PLEASE CALL GREG @ 501-321-1441
*All info on this website is subject to change and not guaranteed by Arkansas Senior Olympics