Volleyball Tournament

The 2018 Tournament Schedule (for ALL AGE GROUPS) is Now Posted Online. Please see the Schedule Section on the right hand side of the wepage. 

This year's Volleyball Tournament will be held on Sat., April 7th and hosted by The Den in Windsor. The 2018 CT Masters' Games is a qualifier for the 2019 National Senior Games. 

  • Tournament Date - Sat., April 7th
  • Entry Fee: $200.00 per team 
  • The Den, Windsor
  • Please Note: Teams are asked to provide game balls. 

Men's Age Divisions:

  • 30-39 Age Division- Who Gives a Hit, New Haven Volleyball A, OBS, New Haven Volleyball B
  • 40-49 Age Division- Uncle Slam,Ball Busters, D.O.O.M, Not AARP Yet,The Older We Get, The Better We Were
  • 50-54 Age Division- Winstead, CT Kids,Vertigo 50s,Vertigo 55s
  • 55-59 Age Division- Veteris

Sport Details

***NEW CT Masters' Games Age Groups (non-qualifying for the National Senior Games)

  • 35-39, 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+

Please Note:

  • Age division for all team competition will be determined by the age of the youngest team player as of December 31, 2018. For example, a team consisting of eight players ages 65 or older and one player age 63 will compete in the 60+ age division


  • Men's
  • Women's


  • The competition will be conducted in accordance with USAV Regulations.
  • There will be a men's division and a women's division in each bracket.
  • Team rosters shall be limited to 15 persons, including non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel. Teams are no longer limited to the number of out-of-state players on their rosters. It is the captain's responsibility to declare his/her team's residency at the time of registration.
  • All registration and team rules apply to non-playing coaches, non-playing captains and non-playing bench personnel.


  • Play will be round robin-M inimum Guarantee of three (3) matches!
  • Age groups may be combined to provide opportunity for play.
  • Medals will be presented for 1st through 3rd place for each division within each age group based on record after round robin play.
  • Ties will be broken in a one set playoff to 15 for the teams in question to determine 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams should be prepared to be the work crew (line judges, scorekeepers, ect...) periodically throughout the tournament. Work Crews should also be prepared to provide an R2, who must supply their own whistle.
  • Age divisions for all team competition will be determined by the age of the younger team member as of December 31, 2018.
  • Round Robin Matches -2 sets to 25 starting at 0, Cap-27. 
  • Medal Round Games will be best of (3) matches 0-25,0-15, (Win by 2)

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 team and allows you to view players looking for a team.
  • We ask all participants to use the Partner Finder page when looking for a player.
  • Questions – please contact us at (860) 788 7041 or ryan@ctmastersgames.org

In efforts to continue increasing our participation, we are offering the “Bring a Buddy” Program. The “Bring a Buddy” Program allows current athletes to bring a "buddy" at half of entrance fee. A “buddy” is a person who has not competed in the CT Masters’ Games in the last three years. (2015-2017). 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 and Softball due to associated costs. See below for details. 

“Bring a Buddy”: Any athlete who registers for a sport will save money e.g:


Team Sport:

  • Team #1 Volleyballl Fee $200.00
  • “Buddy” Team Fee $100.00 (1/2 the price)
  • Total $300.00
  • Each TEAM pays $150.00
  • Please Note - the Buddy Program does not apply to Softball Teams due to associated costs and the co-sponsored tournament with SSUSA.

In order to qualify as a “Buddy” athlete, the “Buddy” cannot have participated in the Connecticut Masters' Games in 2015, 2016, and 2017.


  • 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”
  • The "Buddy" program does NOT apply to Cycling, Golf, or Softball because of the associated costs to run the events!

How to Qualify

To participate in the National Senior Games, you must be 50 years old and qualify the year before through a NSGA sanctioned State Qualifying Games. You may qualify through the state you live in, or any state which allows out-of-state competitors; however, you should contact these States directly for qualifying information.Qualifying standards differ depending on the sport/event and you should read more information about qualifying in the 2019 National Senior Games Rulebook posted under the link, 2019 NSGA Rulebook. Typically, the qualifying standards do not differ drastically from year-to-year.
In most sports, the top 4 finishers in each age group qualify for Nationals, as well as those who meet the Minimum Performance Standards (in applicable sports). The exceptions are Tennis (only the top 3 finishers for each age group qualify), Golf (you must meet the Minimum Performance Standards) and Triathlon (all finishers qualify). For team sports (basketball, softball, volleyball) the top 3 teams in each age group qualify. 
No matter what place an athlete finishes, they may also qualify in the sports which have Minimum Performance Standards (MPS), by meeting or exceeding the MPS for the age-division they are competing in at the State Level. (Ex. An athlete is 54 in 2016 and competes in the 50-54 age division at their State Games, but will move up to the 55-59 age division at Nationals. They must meet the MPS for the 50-54 age division to qualify for Nationals.
Registration for the 2019 National Senior Games WILL OPEN FALL 2018.  Qualified Athletes will be able to register for the 2019 Games when the state(s) they qualified in are listed on the NSGA website. States are listed when all their results are submitted to NSGA and verified.  We will send an e-blast to qualified athletes, when the results have been uploaded.  In addition, NSGA will send out one postcard by mail to their address of NSGA record with the same notification.  Information about online registration will be shared in these communications.

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 38th 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 2017. 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 2017 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”.   


  • 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. 
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