Registration is Open for the 2012 Florida International Senior Games
Posted on September 12th, 2012 by Rebecca Thompson
Registration is now open for the 2012 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, to be held in Polk County, December 1-9!
The 21st Annual Games are a qualifier for the 2013 National Senior Games to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, during the summer of 2013.
The 2012 Florida International Senior Games offers three ways to register. The easiest way for athletes to register is online registration available at Florida Sports. Also available online at Florida Sports are PDF documents athletes can print and mail back to the Florida Sports Foundation. Finally, the 2012 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships Registration Books have been printed and mailed out to prospective athletes who have qualified at a 2012 Florida Local Senior Games competition.
Entry fees vary and registration deadlines vary by sport.
The 2012 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 November 3-4 and the 10K Road Race is November 17. Both sports are qualifying events for the 2013 National Senior Games.
Of the more than 20 sports contested at the 2012 Games, the following sports are required to have a qualifying performance at a local Senior Games by Florida residents. 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 Florida Local Senior Games qualifier for any sport.
For a listing of the nine Local Senior Games qualifiers that remain during the fall season, beginning with the Pensacola Senior Games on September 12 and end in November with the Golden Age Games in Sanford, please check www.flasports.com.
Archery, Saturday, 12/1 – Central Florida Archers, Fort Meade
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, Field Events, Saturday, 12/8, Tenoroc High School, Lakeland
Running Events, Sunday, 12/9, All Saints Academy, Winter Haven
Volleyball, Saturday, 12/8 (Men) & Sunday, 12/9 (Women) – Polk State College, Winter Haven
-Nick Gandy, Florida Sports’ Director of Communications