- All competitors must be residents of the
region of Nova Scotia they are representing and must adhere to regional
- All competitors must be
Canadian citizens, or have landed immigrant status, at the time of
their selection at the regional level for the Nova Scotia Senior Games.
- Competitors must be at least 55 years
of age (by December 31) in the year of the Nova Scotia Senior Games.
may compete in more than one event as long as they don’t conflict with
- Competitors may compete in a lower age
category than their actual age, but cannot compete in a higher age
- In the case of team events, the age of the
youngest team member will determine the age category they, as a team,
are eligible fIn the case of team events, the age of the youngest team
member will determine the age category they, as a team, are eligible
competitors must complete, in full, the registration and medical waiver
forms and submit them with the required registration fees to their
Regional Team Manager by the agreed deadline.
medical information may be sealed in an envelope, marked “To be opened
ONLY in an Emergency by the Medical Personnel”, and submitted with the
medical forConfidential medical information may be sealed in an
envelope, marked “To be opened ONLY in an Emergency by the Medical
Personnel”, and submitted with the medical form.
will only be allowed prior to the commencement of the first game in
each event. The Host Committee must be informed as soon as possible of
any substitutions made between the time the original registration forms
were submitted and the start of the Games.
circumstances occurring during competition involving inability to
compete will be considered on an individual basis at the Games by the
Host Committees Games JurExtraordinary circumstances occurring during
competition involving inability to compete will be considered on an
individual basis at the Games by the Host Committees Games Jury.
to host city
- Transportation to the host city is
normally the responsibility of the individual or region from which the
competitors and non-competitors are traveling. The Nova Scotia 55+
Games Society is willing to assist regions in organizing team buses to
get to the Games. If so interested, please contact your Regional
- Each competitor will receive a
nametag at the registration desk that will also indicate which region
they are representing.
- Regions are encouraged to
outfit their players with a team shirt.
- 2007 Nova
Scotia 55+ Games shirts will be available at the game2007 Nova Scotia
55+ Games shirts will be available at the games.
- All indoor venues at the Nova Scotia Senior
Games events will be smoke free in the specific area of play.
must be at their event site and ready to compete at least 15 minutes
prior to the competition start time.
- The exact
rules concerning default procedures for each event are outlined in the
individual event technical packages and are in accordance with the
rules of the specific event.
exact procedures to be followed in the event of the disputed
eligibility of a competitor, or a rules-related dispute during
competition, will be detailed in the technical package of each event
and will be in accordance with the standard practices of that event. In
general, a protest should be verbally indicated at the time of
occurrence then followed immediately after the event by a formal
written protest submitted to the appropriate Games Jury.
- The Games Jury will make decisions on matters
involving competitor eligibility. It shall be composed of a Games
Events coordinator, the Director of the event involved, and a
non-partisan Host Committee designate.
- The Event
Jury will rule on technical, rules-related disputes. It shall be
composed of a Games Events Coordinator, the Director of the event
involved, and a non-partisan Host Committee designate.
written protests will be considered and the decisions of the Protest
Jury are final.
- Scoring and
- Gold, silver and bronze medals will be
awarded for all events. A medal count will be posted on a daily basis.
Rules are made to be followed by all players
to make games happen. But often there are unwritten “rules” or
courtesies which will make the game much better with fewer problems for
all. Whether the game is a friendly recreational event among friends or
part of an important tournament, participants should practice good
sportsmanship and respect for their competitors.
Card Games – Common to all card games, there
are a few courtesies:
does not pick up a dealt hand and say “That’s a poor deal.” Or “You’re
a bad dealer.”
- One does not pick up cards as they
are dealt. More misdeals are caused by hands moving on the table than
any other cause.
- Cards are cut by the player on the
right before each deal. Cribbage, by practice, has only the cut to
determine the dealer. The bottom card, or the one above the required
turnover, is never exposed or looked at.
comments or gestures are not good card manners.
rulebook allows the throwing in of hands with “No Ace, No Face”.
time must be allowed to the opposition to see a trick or hand before it
is placed away.
Some localities have “house” rules and games, which are played by their
own standards. We do not wish to interfere with these “house”
situations but encourage all participants to practice the above-listed
courtesies, as well as the rules that have been set up for these games.
We apologize in advance if our rules differ from any ‘house rules’ you
may be used to, but we have attempted in all cases to keep the rules as
pure and simple to the rules as laid down by their creator. Amen!
Floor, court or ice games
“thou shall not step over” exist to place all players on an even
footing. We may not have enough line judges to watch each play.
of the games indicate who is to lead, mark the score, and where players
should move to their next turn. It is improper to make comments or loud
noises when others play.
- Shake hands before the
game commences, and at the conclusion of the game. The main goal of
these games is to meet and make new friends.
judging and score marking to the proper persons.
Rules for many of the activities that Older
Adults play (Swimming, Tennis, Slo-Pitch, Badminton, etc.) are
contained in rulebooks written by Provincial/Territorial, National or
International governing bodies. These rules are often referred to but
any adaptations to these rules will be listed in the rules for each
Avoid the use of strong perfumes, colognes or
shaving lotion to prevent an opponent sneezing, being choked up or
coughing at the wrong time.