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Rules and Policies

 

The administration of policies and regulations is the responsibility of the Kansas Senior Games.  Most rules have been established by the National Governing Bodies; however, some competition rules or formats may have been altered by the Sport Commissioners to make them appropriate for this tournament. Consult individual sport profiles for specific rules.


AGE

Participants should register according to their age as of December 31, 2017.

Age groups are: 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99.

CHECK IN TIMES/EVENT SCHEDULES

Participants should be at their event venue 15 minutes prior to the starting time, as listed on the schedule. Participants are allowed and encouraged to enter more than one event, but do so at their own risk as schedule changes cannot be made to accommodate sports that occur simultaneously. Please plan accordingly.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Outdoor sporting events are weather-dependent. Competition will be conducted unless the Commissioners and/or Kansas Senior Games staff determine the weather conditions to be potentially dangerous.  There are no rain dates and no refunds will be given due to weather.

REFUND POLICY

There will be NO REFUNDS of entry fees except for the following: Entries received after the deadline, entries received after the maximum number of teams are bracketed, or if there are not enough teams or individuals to form a division. Please note that KSG reserves the right to combine multiple divisions or age groups to form a complete bracket or schedule. No refunds will be permitted simply because an athlete fails to participate. Please Note: Refunds will not be given due to weather related canceled events!

INSURANCE

All participating athletes, coaches and volunteers must provide their own personal injury insurance. In addition, all participating athletes, coaches and volunteers must sign the official Kansas Senior Games liability waiver. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have their liability waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

AWARDS

Medals will be presented to the 1st through 3rd place finishers in each age category at the event venue. The Kansas Senior Games are open to out-of-state residents.

Competition must take place to determine and award winner. If there is only one individual entered in an age group, that athlete must enter and complete the event in order to receive a medal. That athlete will be placed in closest age category to compete with, but not against, those athletes.

RETURNED CHECKS

There will be a $30 fee for all returned checks. In the event of a returned check, athletes will not be allowed to participate until the entry fee and returned check fee have been paid in cash or money order.

LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS

The Kansas Senior Games is not responsible for lost or stolen items. All KSG participants, volunteers, officials, and spectators assume their own risk as it pertains to lost or stolen personal items at any KSG sponsored event.

SPORTSMANSHIP STANDARDS

It is expected that all who participate do so in the spirit of fair competition and good sportsmanship. Athletes and coaches are responsible for knowing, understanding and following the rules, policies, and code of conduct for their sport. Games organizers reserve the right to disqualify any participant from competition in the Kansas Senior Games for the following reasons: false representation, improper use of alcohol and/or drugs, unsportsmanlike conduct or disorderly behavior, rules of infraction or any reason KSG deems to be in the best interest of the Games.

PROTEST POLICY

Under the Kansas Senior Games philosophy of fair play and good sportsmanship, no protest or disputes should occur.  Should any surface, however, they should be resolved at the event site by competition officials.  It is the responsibility of the Commissioner to handle these matters within the framework and rules of the sport.
To challenge a team or player’s age or residence, the challenging party must:
1. Meet with the Sport Commissioner within one hour of the completion of the game in question.
2. Submit a $50 cash protest fee per athlete challenged. If the athlete is determined to be eligible, the protest money will not be refunded. If the player/team is determined ineligible, the protest money will be refunded.
3. The ineligible athlete and team manager will be disqualified from the tournament.
4. The offending team will forfeit the games the ineligible athlete has competed in.

 

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