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St. Louis Senior Olympic Games Events & Rules


Age Divisions

Except as noted below, there will be 10 age divisions for both men and women in each athletic competition.
50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

Your age on December 31 determines your age group. Example: If you are 59 on Labor Day but your birthday is in December, you’ll be in the 60-64 age group.

Individual, Doubles and Partner Tournament Events: will be five-year divisions when three or more are competing.
Eligibility-Age Divisions: In events with less than three competitors, divisions may be combined, however, medals will be awarded based on actual age groups. In Doubles and Partner Events, the age of the younger partner determines the age division.

Team Events 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
Mixed Doubles: Two individuals of opposite gender
Doubles: Two individuals of the same gender
Open Doubles: Two individuals, any combination

The St. Louis Senior Olympics (SLSO) and the J believe everyone deserves to participate in a safe and welcoming community. We are committed to creating an atmosphere where all athletes, staff  and volunteers feel safe, supported, respected, empowered, and equal. SLSO welcomes all athletes, staff and volunteers who are transgender and/or non-binary. All athletes who are transgender will participate in categories that reflect their gender identity. SLSO allows athletes who identify as non-binary to choose the gender category in which to compete throughout the games.


The following Tournaments will be drawn on site: badminton, billiards, bocce, cornhole, darts, horseshoes, racquetball, shuffleboard, table tennis and washer toss.

Pickleball, mah jong and tennis will be drawn at least two days before the start date. Event Director will contact you with your first match time.

List of registered participants in each division will be available at The J several days prior to the start of the Games. All participants must check in with the event director approximately 10–15 minutes before start time.


2023 Rules are below.