2020 Badminton Tournament Cancelled
Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the threat it poses to public health, we've made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Connecticut Masters’ Games presented by CarePartners of Connecticut scheduled to be hosted by the City of New Britain. The challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have presented make it impossible for our organization to appropriately plan, organize and put on our sporting events in a safe environment. Please click on the icon below to read our full statement and information regarding refunds.
- Tournament Date: Saturday, November 7th
- Location: Henry James Memorial School, Simsbury
- Registration Deadline: October 23rd
- Qualifier for the 2021 National Senior Games
***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)
- 30-39, 40-49
Age Groups (qualifying age divisions for the National Senior Games)
- 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94
- Age divisions for all doubles competitions will be determined by the age of the youngest participant as of December 31, 2019. For example, a doubles team consisting of one player age 65 or older and one player age 63 will compete in the 60+ age division.
9:00 AM: Singles - Male & Female
11:00 AM: Doubles
2:00 PM: Mixed Doubles
- Age divisions for all doubles and mixed doubles will be determined by the younger age of the two players as of December 31, 2020
- Athletes may compete with only one partner per event (doubles & mixed doubles)
- The Connecticut Masters' Games Administration has determined that doubles team made up one in-state (Connecticut) and one out-of-state athlete will be considered an in-state (Connecticut) team.
- All matches will be conducted in accordance with United States Badminton Association rules, except as modified herein
- Competitors must bring their own racquets
- 6. Aerosensa 50 Badminton Feather Shuttlecocks will be provided for each match.
Tournament will be Round Robin, Double Elimination or Single Elimination with a consolation bracket for first round losers.
Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each event within each age division
In an effort to help save you money and continue to increase our participation, we are again offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of the entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years (2016-2018). We’re not only meeting our aforementioned goal, but it also made the "Games" more affordable for all athletes. The Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling, Pickleball, Softball and Tennis due to associated costs. See below for details.
“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:
- Athlete #1 Badminton Fee $40.00
- “Buddy” Badminton Fee $20.00(1/2 the price)
- Total $60.00
- Each participant pays $30.00
- Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Cycling and Golf due to associate costs.
In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2016, 2017, and 2018
Buddy Program Online Registration:
- When registering online, athlete #1 needs to register for their event first and pay the full amount.
- Athlete #1 will give their ID number that is provided during registration to athlete #2.
- Once athlete #2 has athlete #1's ID number, they will enter the number in registration when it asks for the Buddy ID number.
- Athlete #2's registration fee will be half off the posted amount.
- The “Buddy” program applies only to like sport registrations (Individual or Team) e.g. a Badminton individual sport athlete may not bring a volleyball team as his/her ”Buddy”
Looking for a doubles or mixed doubles partner? Click here to find a partner today!
- The Partner Finder page allows you to create an online profile to assist you in finding a partner and allows you to view players looking for partners.
- We ask all participants to use the Partner Finder page when looking for a partner.
- Questions – please contact us at (860) 788 7041 or Ryan@ctmastersgames.org
The Connecticut Masters' Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears! Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details. If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: The Connecticut Masters’ Games is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to providing a forum that initiates and encourages camaraderie between different ages, socioeconomic and cultural groups through athletic competition and the Olympic spirit. The event assists in the development of physical fitness and promotes positive healthy activities for the participants, their families and the communities where they live.
What: The Connecticut Masters’ Games (formerly known as the Connecticut Senior Games) are the largest amateur multi sport Olympic-style sporting event in Connecticut for master athletes. We are now celebrating our 39th year of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This event is a member in good standing of the National Senior Games Association.
Where: The “Games” will be hosted by the City of New Britain in 2020. Competitions will also take place around the state of Connecticut at top college, high school and municipal venues.
Participants: More than 1,500 participants, 300 volunteers and over 2,500 spectators will take part in the 2020 Connecticut Masters’ Games. Participants range from 30 to 90+. Since the inception of the CT Masters' Games in 1979, more than 40,000 amateur master athletes have participated in the “Games”.
MISSION OF THE "GAMES”
- To promote better overall health and fitness among citizens.
- To recognize & reward Connecticut Master and Senior residents who have chosen to participate in the healthy, wholesome activities that reflect positively on them, their families and respective communities.
- To provide a unique forum which embodies the Olympic spirit of competition.
- To inspire the development of physical and competitive abilities by Connecticut amateur master athletes.