Eligibility

Proof of Age

It is the responsibility of the athlete to provide appropriate photo identification proving age and residency upon request.  Any player unable to provide the required credentials on the playing field shall be declared ineligible to compete until he/she can produce them.  A valid government issued photo identification card, such as a driver’s license, shall be the only age and residency proof accepted.

The Oklahoma Senior Games reserve the right to offer 40-44 and 45 to 49 age group divisions for participants in badminton, cycling, table tennis and tennis.  Participants in these age divisions will not qualify for NSGA national competition.

Age Categories

Participants will compete in one of the following age categories for both individual and/or doubles sports:

50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-7, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99.

Team sports are divided into the following brackets:

50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, and 80+.

Your age group is determined by your age on December 31, 2020.

Some sports reserve the right to combine age groups.

Doubles Partners

All doubles and mixed doubles partners must compete in the age division of the younger partner as of December 31, 2020.  Athletes may compete with only one partner per event. 

Badminton, bowling, pickleball, racquetball, table tennis and tennis doubles partners must be of the same gender.  Note: These events have a separate mixed doubles event.  Golf croquet, cornhole and shuffleboard doubles may be of mixed gender.

Teams for doubles and mixed doubles events must consist of two Oklahoma residents in order to be considered an in-state doubles team.

Teams consisting of one in-state player and one out-of-state player will be considered a non-resident doubles team.

Teams

Rosters are limited to 10 for basketball and 22 for softball.  Please see your specific sport for the residence definition.  Age divisions for all team competition is determined by the age of the youngest team player as of December 31, 2020.

Out of State Residents

Out of state individuals and teams are welcome to compete in the Oklahoma Senior Games.  The Oklahoma Senior Games definition of an athlete’s state residence is that state in which the person resides for six months or more in the year.

Professional Athletes

Professional athletes shall not be eligible to compete in the Oklahoma Senior Games in the sport in which they are or were professional until 20 years after the date they last competed as a professional.  They may compete in other sports in which they have not competed professionally.