Compete & Meet Games
Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs 50+ Sports and Fitness Program, the Compete & Meet Games offer competitions and workshops to all athletes nationwide, 50 years and older. Compete against your peers in competitions like Bocce Ball, Doubles Tennis, Doubles Pickleball and Weight Lifting. Each competition concludes with an awards presentation and medals to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Learn a fun Italian sport—Bocce Ball
The 50+ Sports and Fitness Program, along with Bravo!Cucina Italiana host this tournament to build you into a Bocce Ball “pro.” Bravo! has a Bocce Ball court in their patio where the tournaments will be held. Experts will be on hand giving instruction on rules and strategy. Medals and prizes will be awarded!
The Doubles Pickleball Tournament is held every year in January. Doubles divisions are in 5 year increments based on the age of the youngest member of each team. Every team will be guaranteed at least 2 matches. Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. If you are new to the sport of pickleball, join us at any of our ongoing weekly practices in gymnasiums all over Albuquerque.
Tennis Tournament and Serve Contest
Doubles divisions are based on a combined total of NTRP ratings. The divisions will be 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0. The tournament directors reserve the right to combine tournament categories based on the number of entries. Tournament will be single elimination and/or round robin depending on number of entries. Every team will be guaranteed at least two matches. Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each division. Prizes from area clubs and stores, and a racquet donated by Sandia Racquet Services, will be given as door prizes throughout the tournament. The Serve Contest will be based on the speed and accuracy of a person’s serve. The only serves that count are those that hit a target.
Weight Lifting Workshop Competition
Competition is organized in age groups of both men and women in each lift. Individual medals will be given to the top 3 winners in each category. There will be a traveling trophy awarded to the gym with the strongest team of athletes entered (determined on a ratio of body weight to weight lifted). Teams will consist of a minimum of 5 individuals, up to 10 individuals, and any combination of men and/or women. Gyms may enter as many teams as they wish.