2021 National Senior Games Qualifying

13 May 2020

2021 National Senior Games Qualifying

In a conference call on Monday, May 11, the National Senior Games Association has given us their direction moving forward on the qualifying process for next year’s (2021) National Senior Sames.

Please read their announcement carefully:

This is an unprecedented situation for the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) that required a one-time adjustment for the 2021 National Senior Games.

NSGA has established a registration process which includes a Priority Registration Period for qualified athletes followed by an Open Registration Period.

Qualification for Priority Registration Period

  • If Rhode Island is ABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, the qualification standards for the sports/events as specified in the 2021 NSGA Rulebook will determine qualifiers. In addition athletes from Rhode Island who qualified for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will also qualify in the respective sports/events for the National Senior Games in 2021 (i.e., qualifiers from 2018 respective sports/events from Rhode Island Senior Games.)  
  • If Rhode Island is UNABLE to conduct Games or specific sports/events in 2020, athletes from Rhode Island who qualified for the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham, AL and and/or 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM will qualify in the respective sports/events for the 2021 National Senior Games (i.e., qualifiers from 2016 and/or 2018 respective sports/events from Rhode Island.)  
  • The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.

Open Registration Period

  • An Open Registration period will also be offered to accommodate athletes age 50+, who were unable to attend or qualify at a state senior games in 2020.
  • The number of registrants may be limited for certain sports.

Change in Power Walk Qualification

  • Power Walk will continue as an Open Sport for the 2021 National Senior Games presented by Humana.  Qualification will not be required for Power Walk.
     

 

 

 

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