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Before registering for the Kansas Senior Games, please read the official rules and policies here. 

 
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DATE: Saturday, September 22, 2018
SITE: First Church of the Nazarene: 1001 SW Buchanan St.Topeka, KS 66604. Click here for directions.
TIME: Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Competition: 9:00 a.m.
FEE: If you plan to paticipate in only Table Tennis:
  • $25 per person. Unlimited number of events.
If you plan to participate in multiple sports:
  • Registration Fee: Each participant will pay a one time registration fee of $20
  • Table Tennis Sport Fee: $7 per person. Unlimited number of events.
For Doubles, each partner must register and pay separately.
REGISTRATION: Click the "Register Now" link above for online registration. For mail in registration download and print the forms from the right column of this page. Online registration is strongly encouraged.
DEADLINE: Saturday, September 1st. Late entries will not be accepted.
T-SHIRTS: Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants who register prior to September 1st.
COMMISSIONER:    Bob Cockerham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
EVENTS
Men's Singles
Women's Singles
Men's Doubles
Women's Doubles
Mixed Doubles
 

COMPETITION FORMAT

  • Players must provide their own paddles. (Sandpaper paddles are not allowed.) Balls will be provided.
  • Athletes may enter singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events in the Kansas Senior Games. Those entering doubles must designate their partners on their entry forms. No partners will be assigned and no partner changes may be made after the entry deadline. Athletes may compete with only one partner per event.
  • For Doubles events the age of the youngest partner as of December 31, 2018 determines the age division for competition.
  • Tournament format will be round robin (pool play), with a single elimination championship bracket if needed.
  • Play shall consist of a five-game match. The winner shall be the first player to win three games.
  • A game is won by the first player to score 11 points, unless both players have scored 10 points. In that situation, the serve changes each point and the winner is the first player to score a two-point lead.
  • Play shall be continuous throughout the match with a two-minute break between games.
  • White shirts, jackets, pants, or shorts are not permitted for competition per USA Table Tennis rules.
  • Competition must take place to determine winners. If there is only one individual entered in an age division. That athlete must complete the event in order to receive the gold medal. The athlete will be placed with the closest age category to compete with – but not against – those athletes. Hence, there may be two gold medals awarded in such an event, and the win-loss record will not be considered.
  • The expedite system shall not be in effect with the following exception. The Sports Commissioner may invoke the system to keep the tournament on schedule. The system may be placed in effect during a match, but must not be placed in effect in the middle of a game.
  • All matches will be conducted in accordance with the USA Table Tennis rules, except as modified herein. Please visit www.teamusa.org/USA-Table-Tennis for a copy of these rules.
 
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