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Qualify for Masters Games of Alabama in June

Cornhole competition at the 2023 Masters Games of Alabama in Valley

.It’s almost time for the Masters Games of Alabama preliminaries.

Whether your game is dominos, basketball free throw or 3-on-3, cornhole, Rook, softball throw, table tennis, billiards, Nerf or Frisbee throw, shuffleboard, bowling, or golf, there’s a time and place for you to try out in June.

North Alabama seniors have a history of being competitive in the games. In 2023, 39 North Alabama seniors earned 51 gold medals, 19 silver, and 23 bronze medals, along with another 14 medals for the completion of a One Mile Fun Walk.

What are Masters Games?

Masters Games of Alabama is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for active adults ages 50 and older through social, mental, and physical activities.

The games were developed in Oxford, AL in 1989 to provide an opportunity to maintain an active lifestyle by participating in a variety of events.  While the games provide an Olympic-type atmosphere, the focus is not on competition, but fun and fellowship.

Each year there are between 600 and 800 participants from across the state preliminaries.

You must qualify at a district games competition to compete at the State Games. The state competition will be held in Valley, near Auburn, September 23 – 26.

How to participate?

For Masters Games, the TARCOG and NARCOG regions make up District 2. That means men and women aged 50 and older from Cullman, DeKalb, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, & Morgan counties may participate in upcoming preliminaries.

There is a $10 registration fee, which can be paid by cash checks made payable to Studio 60. The deadline to register is May 23, 2024.

Where and when will the preliminaries be held?

Athens Recreation Center, 21281 Sportsplex Loop in Athens (256-233-8740)

June 12, 2024

  • Domino Doubles
  • Domino Singles

June 14, 2024

  • Basketball Free Throw
  • Cornhole
  • Rook
  • Softball Throw

Brahan Springs Recreation Center, 3770 Ivy Ave., Huntsville (256-883-3710)

June 20, 2024

  • Table Tennis

Studio 60, 2200 Drake Ave. SW, Huntsville, (256-880-7080)

June 21, 2024


Nerf Throw and Frisbee Throw


AMF Bowling, 3117 6TH Ave. SE, Decatur, 256-353-3162

June 27, 2024

  • Bowling

What about 3-on-3 and golf?

For information and to register for the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, contact Sandi Wilson at 205-978-0163.

For information and to register for Golf Singles and 2-man Scramble, contact Daisy Bolden at 334-240-4667

Any other Masters Games Activities?

A 5K Run/Walk will be held only at the State Games site in Valley. For more information or to register, contact Debbie Martinez at (256) 880-7080 by July 15. Anyone with questions or who is from a county outside of District 2 may also contact Martinez.