2020 Racquetball 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 Information:
- DATE CHANGE:
- Fri., November 20th (local players only)
- Sat., November 21st
- Entry Fee: $40.00 for one event
- $10.00 for each additional event
- Registration Deadline: Monday, November 9th
- DATE CHANGE:
- This years tournament is a qualifiier for the 2021 National Senior Games in Fort Lauderdale.
***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 and mixed 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.
- Men's and Women's Singles
- Men's and Women's Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
- Please Note:
- Age Divisions for all doubles and mixed doubles competition will be determined by the younger age of the two players as of December 31, 2019.
- Athletes may compete with only one partner per event (doubles & mixed doubles).
- The Connecticut Masters' Games Administration has determined that doubles team made up of one in-state (Connecticut) and one out-of-state athlete will be considered an in-state (Connecticut) team.
- Eye protection is REQUIRED!
- Athletes must provide their own racquets.
- Ball will be provided.
- All matches will be conducted in accordance with United States Racquetball Association rules, except as modified herein.
- Play may be round robin or double elimination depending upon entry.
- Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each event within each age division.
- Age divisions for all doubles and mixed doubles competition will be determined by the younger age of the two players as of December 31, 2019.
- Athletes may compete with only one partner per event (double & mixed doubles).
- The Connecticut Senior Games Administration has determined that doubles team made up of one in-state (Connecticut) and one out-of-state athlete will be considered an in-state (Connecticut) team.
- Please Note: Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
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 Racquetball Fee $45.00
- “Buddy” Raquetball Fee $22.50 (1/2 the price)
- Total $67.50
- Each participant pays $33.75
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 Racquetball 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 email@example.com
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 45,000 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.