Alberta 55 plus Games
Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation and the Alberta 55 Plus Association host the Alberta 55 plus Games. The sport of darts is associated with the Winter 55 Plus Games.
Zone qualifiers are held bi-annually throughout Alberta between November and January prior to the Provincial Games. The Alberta 55 plus Winter Games are hosted bi-annually, every odd year, in an Alberta location selected through a bidding process. Competitors qualify to represent Alberta at the Canada Senior Games, hosted bi-annually, in the Fall of every even year.
The 55 plus Games Rules for darts are in effect throughout all levels of competition. Although there have been different elite player disqualifications in the past, restrictions no longer exist. Any former member of Team Alberta is eligibility to participate provided they meet the Alberta 55 Plus (ASCSRA) membership requirements.
"Alberta 55 plus Games encourage physical and cultural creativity contributing to a sense of independence and well-being in our elder citizens. All participants must be at least 55 years of age by December 31, 2013 and must be members of Alberta 55 Plus (ASCSRA)."
The Alberta 55 plus Games is directed by the highest standards of good sportsmanship and fair play. Therefore, participation demands high standards of personal conduct on and off the field of play.
ALL PARTICIPANTS SHALL:
Represent their zones as goodwill ambassadors, with dignity, personal integrity, and within the spirit of good sportsmanship at all times both in and out of competition.
Attend both the Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, wearing the provided Zone identification. Zone shirts should be worn during the medal presentations and throughout the Games as much as possible.
Show respect for:
The members of your own team and the entire contingent representing your Zone
The members of all teams competing from other Zones
The rules and standards set down by the ASRPWF, Alberta 55 plus Association, the respective Provincial Sport Associations, the Host Community, and the Mission staff
The officials' decisions
The people of the host community including Games Staff, volunteers, spectators, local business personnel, etc.
The Games policy stating that all Games activity venues shall be designated 'non-smoking'
Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages during the Games competitions.
Alberta 55 plus Zone Playoffs
The zone dart playoffs are typically held in November and December (even year) to qualify to compete in the Alberta 55 plus Games (odd year).
The schedule for the 2012 playoffs, including dates and locations for each zone, is available on the Darts Alberta Events Calendar.
The 2013 Alberta 55 plus Games will be held in Calgary from February 13 to 16, 2013.
Darts Alberta Youth / 50+ Program
DA values the mentorship abilities and experience our 50+ members can provide to the youth in our sport.
DA organizes and hosts a Youth/50+ event in conjunction with a DA Ranked Youth Tournament each year - alternating between Calgary and Edmonton.
Adults must be 50 years or older at the time of the competition. Youth age requirements are in accordance with the DA Youth Age Eligibility Requirements.
The two separate youth/50+ competitions are typically held on the Saturday morning of the ranked tournament, in the Junior Youth & Senior 50+ category and the Senior Youth & Senior 50+ category. Although these are 'bring your own partner' events, DA is always looking for 50+ members to partner with many of our youth competitors.
If you are a 50+ dart player without a youth partner and are interested in participating in an upcoming event, please contact our DA Youth Director .